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Volvo S80 Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

351 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Volvo S80. 51 of these members (14.5%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 25 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Volvo S80s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Volvo S80 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Volvo S80 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Volvo S80 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Volvo S80 repairs by problem area

38% of the Volvo S80 repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 17% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 340 repairs.

Volvo S80 transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Volvo S80 transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 13% cost less than $100, 37% between $100 and $499, 19% between $500 and $999, 19% between $1000 and $2499, and 13% more than $2500.

Chart based on 54 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Volvo S80 Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Volvo S80 4dr Sedan

235-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volvo S80 in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 24000    
32000 0 Transmission has shudder when vehicle is cold. Left car with dealer overnight and told there was no problem. Second time in for this issue. 
 

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2008 Volvo S80 4dr Sedan

235-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volvo S80 in Saudi Arabia
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 63240    
86760 0 Shuddering and Jerking was being experienced when driving between 40-80km and during gear shifts (automatic transmission). Transmission system changed 
91760  

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2001 Volvo S80 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 268hp 2.8L I6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volvo S80 in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 126000    
128500 40 2nd rebuilt transmission replacement went bad after about 30 miles...towed back to original repair shop...tranny replaced again (transmission #4). Paid $40.00 to flush coling system.  
129500 0 I purchased this car in Nov 2010. It is again in the same shop for the 5th time...to replace the transmission. Yes, this will be the 5th time the transmission has been replaced. They can't seem to get it right...towed 5 times. 
130000 0 The 5th transmission is now slipping, just like all the others...only a matter of time...yet another tow expense...I will soon be trding this vehicle in...days with Volvo are about over...(and with my local auto repairman as well). 

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2001 Volvo S80 4dr Sedan

194-horsepower 2.9L I6 4-speed automatic FWD

Volvo S80 in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 192000    
230000 200 Replaced the seals on the transmission. Transmission had a slow leak. Could have gone another six months with this problem but decided to replace now as preventative. 
 

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2000 Volvo S80

Engine not specified

Volvo in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 140000    
140000 400 Transmission Service Urgent code. S1 code suggests Shift Solenoid problem. Replaced and problem still exists, mechanic says transmission needs replacement. Couldn't have told me $400 earlier, now I have new solenoid and no tranny. DO NOT BUY A VOLVO! 
 
Volvo S80 in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 133000    
166000 450 The car would not shift. Cable had broken inside. Replaced with used shifter 
174000  
Volvo S80 in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 119000    
119500 12000 tranny clutches burnt up 
126000  

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2000 Volvo S80 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 268hp 2.8L I6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volvo S80 in Louisiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 125000    
131000 500 transmission seal replaced. 
 

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1999 Volvo S80 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder hybrid automatic 2WD

Volvo in Netherlands
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 179800    
185380 300 Leaking seal of drive axle in gearbox 
 

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1999 Volvo S80 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 117000    
119000 300 and CV axle coupling were leaking. Took 4 days to repair because parts had to be ordered. $15 parts the rest was labor 
 

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