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Volvo S70 repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 242 repairs.

Volvo S70 engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (49%)

< $100 (12%)

Chart based on 49 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2000 Volvo S70 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 190hp 2.4L I5 4-speed automatic FWD

78000 mi

US $400
sensor sent check engine light on. replaced at $150 for the part alone. 
82300 mi

US $100
cannot remember, system engine light on 

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2000 Volvo S70 4dr Sedan

162-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

133300 mi

C $500
Engine mount 

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2000 Volvo S70 4dr Sedan

162-horsepower 2.4L I5 4-speed automatic FWD

246760 mi

C $300
Hole in muffler. Changed to new one 

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2000 Volvo S70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

132680 mi

C $40
Coolant temp sensor. 
145700 mi Catalytic converter. 

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2000 Volvo S70 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

170000 mi

US $200
Coolant tank cracked 

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1999 Volvo S70

Engine not specified

122000 mi

US $1400
Not fixed yet, could be throttle body, fuel pump, fuel pump relay, antenna ring, number of other parts. Car is sitting in driveway until it can be further analyzed. 
122500 mi

US $900
After replacing parts, with no codes to go by this ended up being a relay for the fuel pump. 
125000 mi

US $1200
This car never had the ETM replaced, original white label and thought maybe I was going to be OK and got one that wasn't defective. WRONG, been broke down since June and waiting for enough funds to be able to get fixed. 
120000 mi

US $1000
Front cam seal blew - apparently a known potential issue with this model/year - mandated replacement of breather box along with all belts/tensioners/pulleys, etc. 
213000 mi

US $250
Engine continues to get flooded by fuel pump. 
97000 mi

US $345
CEL with code P0442 (small emission system leak). Dealer smoke tested and replaced PCV vacuum line.  
157000 mi

US $270
Car stalls spontaneously while idling or while driving at full speed 
158000 mi

US $10
Car stalls spontaneously either while idling or while driving at full speed 

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1999 Volvo S70 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder automatic 2WD

167000 mi

US $450
Ignition would work and then not work. Had to jiggle key for it to crank. 

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1999 Volvo S70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

208940 mi

C $20
coolant light coming on-water level ok- replaced sensor. 

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1999 Volvo S70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

207000 mi

US $3359
$212.11 Head Gasket Set $70.92 Head Bolts $17.85 Crank Seal $382.90 Intake Valves $743.10 Exhaust Val;ves $185.95 Timing Belt Kit $144.97 Water Pump $1,085.00 R R Head Valve Job $100.00 R R Timing Belt 
96000 mi

US $734
Radiator was leaking, especially on cold days. They replaced the entire radiator. told noise was caused by valve lifters. Stopped after they changed oil and use an additive. 
101000 mi

US $75
CEL came on again, returned to shop. This was a new code and indicated fuel leak. Mechanic reversed fuel filler gasket (as a hopefully cheap, quick fix) and problem was resolved. 
116000 mi

US $709
Motor mount need to be replaced. The key would just rotate, not start anything. They fixed that by cleaning and lubricating the pins in the lock. 
85000 mi

US $150
Temp sensor needed to be replaced 
147000 mi

US $250
Fuel level sender faulty. 
154500 mi

US $350
Oil pickup tube seals replaced to remedy top-end tick at idle. 
158000 mi

US $700
Water pump replaced due to slow coolant loss. 
171000 mi

US $503
Front cam seals leaking; replaced cam seals and timing belt (oil on belt) 
180000 mi

US $500
Radiator leaking. Replaced. 
183000 mi

US $450
Heater core giving off coolant smell--pinhole leak 
190300 mi

US $690
Misfire on #2 cylinder, coilpack arcing. All coils replaced as precaution. 
153000 mi

US $30
turbo vacuum line was cracked, I ordered and installed new vacuum lines. 

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1999 Volvo S70 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

203000 mi

US $30
Rusted tailpipe snapped. Repaired with pipe and exhaust cement. 
204700 mi

US $12
Previous repair to tailpipe failed. Welded this time. 
210000 mi

US $15
Car never reached operating temp. Thermostat stuck open. Replaced. 
220000 mi

US $50
Car developed a nasty misfire, due to a faulty coil pack on cylinder #1. Replaced coil pack, and all 5 sparkplugs. 
221700 mi

US $50
Exhaust system came apart behind catalytic converter -- very loud and had to drive with windows open due to fumes. Had system repaired by professional shop. 
226000 mi Heater core developed a leak -- smelled antifreeze when running heat. 

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1999 Volvo S70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

119000 mi

US $400
replaced exhaust manifold 
245520 mi

C $750
Ignition coil #4 cylinder 
75700 mi

US $400
o2 sensor, also the sensor in the key ignition sometimes wouldn't recognize the key. 
77000 mi

US $485
Purge valve and Evap change over valve. Car ran fine but engine light was on. Since I got the car, the gas pump would cut off at some stations. This repair fixed that issue. 
101000 mi

US $1000
fuel vapor leak 
120000 mi

US $600
ETSM module failed. Repaired at shop programed at dealer. Purchased parts for volvo supplier Grotton 
207000 mi Using excessive amounts of oil. Traded vehicle 

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1999 Volvo S70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

164300 mi

US $1000
Replaced throttle--car would periodically die when car stopped; missed the recall. I was told they all have bad throttles.  Also, windows fogged up because of leaking radiator after I started driving. Dangerous to drive. Radiator was replaced. 

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1998 Volvo S70

Engine not specified

228000 mi

US $3000
head gasket leaking, broken motor mount. had head gasket replaced, valve job done, timing belt again, full ignition service, oil cooler hoses, and all engine mounts replaced. 
166000 mi

US $600
Replaced blocked radiator 
159000 mi

US $200
replaced spark plugs 
95000 mi

US $100
ABS module went bad -- this is a known problem on this model car. I traded my module for a refurbished module from an online source posted on a Volvo Owner's forum. 
217000 mi Low coolant warning light came on. Topped up coolant and drove a few more times the light came on again. topped up coolant. starting car up looking for leak and radiator sprung a big leak. new rad installed myself no problems. 
163000 mi

US $75
Heater core burst, rerouted coolant directly so functional but no heat until heater core is repaired a $300 bill, not worth with 163k miles. 
153000 mi

US $350
Radiator replacement 
158000 mi

US $50
Exhaust leak between catalytic converter and muffler - sleeve installed. 
164000 mi

US $100
Misfire - diagnosed as PCV issue 

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1998 Volvo S70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

200700 mi

US $150
Radiator replaced as it began seeping from sides. Turbocharger wastegate vacuum elbow wore and was torn/leaking. 
213000 mi

US $300
heating core was leaking 
162000 mi

US $300
S70 ran off the road and would not start. Unplugged the MAF sensor to safely start and drive home in limp mode. The next day discovered the intercooler had a crack...replaced intercooler myself and problem solved. Also went and had an alignment done. 
183000 mi

US $1500
Tensioner pulley lost its cap in the path of the timing belt (after timing belt replacement only 40K miles ago with Tensioner pulley) and caused the timing to skip, rendering all intake valves to get bent- I had to have my engine completely rebuilt. 
183300 mi

US $130
Heater core leaked into driver's side foot well- all foam soaked through, had to cut out the foam, dry it and reglue it as well as replace the heater core which I ordered from an online vendor. All is well now. 
199000 mi

US $20
Radiator over-flow tank cap cracked. Replaced with one from Autozone but it leaked...terrible. Bought genuine Volvo one locally for $20 because I was in a hurry to go on a trip- this solved the problem. 
205000 mi

US $240
Replaced leaking radiator 
208000 mi

US $50
Missing in Cylinder 4...a few times. I had changed wires last year. This time I changed cap.rotor...seems problem has cleared up- rotor appeared quite worn. I had a short (ground was getting power) on my ignition- fuel injection circuit 1 (1st cylinder). Had to cut the wire and use a new one from the circuit to the ground on the computer. Then, my idle air control shorted internally. 
213500 mi TEmp gauge went in the red but would then come back down- got a P0118 error- ECT... Replaced it and thermostat- easy repair! It was hard to know though if it was really the ECT or the thermostat as the upper radiator hose would not get hot. 
216000 mi

US $80
Once again the temp sensor was going bonkers- I just had this problem in November. Changed out the Engine Coolant Sensor to a Volvo one and replaced the thermostat again to a Mahle. The older Autozone one was broken, stuck in only a month 
218700 mi

US $50
Turbo oil rerun line blew out causing most of my oil to be lost and stranding me until a ride to go buy oil, some ramps and temporary repair until I got home and replaced the o-ring 
238000 mi

US $2
SAS (secondary air pump) was squealing and making a racket- a common problem as condensation causes rust and it will eventually quit running. When it stops running it will cause a check engine light. Add a diode - an easy fix from You Tube! 
124000 mi

US $1325
Also from new car inspection, 3 engine mounts replaced. 
136000 mi Symptoms: -Flashing climate system lights (recirculate & off buttons) & white film on lower windshield. -Flashing coolant light. (Major) Parts Replaced List: -A/C air intake sensor. -Radiator, Heater Core, Thermostat & ECT sensor.  
139000 mi Went in for regular oil change and was told car was due for timing belt. While mechanic was replacing timing belt, he discovered water pump was leaking. Replaced both at same time (cost-saving labor-wise for owner to replace at same time). 
146000 mi Symptoms: Reduced engine power & engine cutting out/stalling. Towed in to local indy shop; vehicle would not start at shop. Problem traced to fuel pump relay. Replaced fuel pump relay. 
165000 mi

US $320
Some fuel system regulator part failed car towed to station and repaired 
180000 mi

US $250
cam sensor replaced, computer, fresh air hose, some kind of sensor on the transmission 
204700 mi

US $440
Radiator had to be replaced due to a leak 
84000 mi

US $85
Service light came on. We also asked to get smog tested for California (just moved back to California). Car passed and service light was shut off. No big deal. 
163000 mi

US $400
Engine coolant temp sensor & thermostat were faulty...replaced & radiator flush done. Alignment done from hitting large pothole. 
173000 mi

US $150
Replaced engine mount; spark plugs & oil change. 
168000 mi

US $875
Cam belt almost failed. Changed the cam belt and serpentine belt and marked the timing marks better 
168000 mi

US $350
The key tumblers starter lockout tripped and locked the ignition switch from turning to start. 
228700 mi

US $230
Intercooler hose popped off. 
106000 mi

US $400
Stuck valve in fuel filler line. 
76880 mi

$200
Bad smoke inside car, heater core replaced. 
77500 mi

$200
Mass Air Flow sensor was out of order and replaced. 

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1998 Volvo S70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

155000 mi

US $700
Exhaust leak near muffler repaired R/R two engine mounts 
83000 mi

US $115
O2 sensor upper motor mount 
87000 mi

US $150
O2 Sensor 
121000 mi

US $1000
Engine rear main oil seal was leaking, had it replaced.  Replaced two motor mounts. 
136000 mi

US $150
Heater core had small leak. I had replaced the heater core two years ago, but coolant leak was back. Indie mechanic said O-rings were bad, and were not OEM Volvo, and were leaking. Core was still OK. Mechanic installed new OEM O-rings. 
270000 mi Radiator leaking and caused head gasket to fail. 
91140 mi

$600
Car stalled from time to time. Bad MAF was replaced. 

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