2001 Volvo V70 Volvo V70 2001

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2001 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (24%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

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

Other (5%)

Chart based on 521 repairs.

2001 Volvo V70 engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 50 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

114080 mi

C $935
Thermostat gasket has been changed 
114080 mi

C $1300
gasket bolt + exhaust sealer and oil change. all repair for $1300. 
228000 mi

US $110
Car was experiencing low power/no power, bad idle characteristics. Multiple check engine lights including cam shaft out of position 
71300 mi

The engine head gasket was broken and the oil has been spilled on the exhaust system, this issue caused that the windshield was tarnished, end low quickly the right oil level. 
76260 mi

wrong function in circuit from the clutch torque converter of the gearbox - was necessary to change the electronic valve box. This repair was very unfortunate because the agency doesn't have the spare part to be replaced. 
145000 mi

US $350
replaced a leaking radiator 
177000 mi

US $100
catalytic converter failed 
214300 mi

US $450
Fuel pump leak 
221000 mi Water pump leak at the frozen plug 
226000 mi

US $50
Coolant tank leak 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

127000 mi

US $800
Leaking cam seal 
144000 mi

US $250
radiator leak 
155000 mi

US $300
DTC code P1332, failed exhaust solenoid valve leaking engine seals 
117000 mi

US $3457
R & R upper engine mount. Replaced leaking radiator. Replaced turbo drain tube gaskets. 
138500 mi

US $580
Replaced the water pump, the freeze plug was leaking. 
76000 mi

US $1518
Faulty oxygen sensor causing Check Engine light to be on. Replaced sensor. Leak in radiator. Replaced Radiator. 
87000 mi

US $760
rough idle and occasional stalling - dealer could not recreate problem - cleaned throttle body under warranty severe rough idle and frequent stalls and hesitation at speed. extreme rough idle and frequent stalls and hesitation at speed - Mass Air Flow sensor replaced 
91000 mi

US $475
Misfire caused by bad coil packs on two cylinders 
96000 mi

US $100
Check Engine Light on due to clogged crankcase ventilation system. replaced oil separator and crankcase vent hoses. 
101500 mi

US $355
Engine missing severely with intermittent 'check engine' light. Dealer replaced bad ignition coil. 
105000 mi

US $100
Replaced front hydraulic engine mount (rubber split and hydraulic fluid leaked out) and lower transmission torque mount (torn bushing). 
114000 mi

US $15
Engine coolant thermostat failed. Replaced. 
117500 mi

US $220
Emissions fault code set due to faulty oxygen sensor. Replaced both upstream and downstream sensors. 
133000 mi

US $50
Replaced bad ignition coil 
125762 mi

US $250
Check Engine Light code ECM 1600 / ECM 170 F / REM 8D11. Turbo boost pressure signal too low. Replaced boost sensor Parts for Turbo boost sensor cost US$110.00 plus outrageous $160 labor for 15 mins replacement and 20 mins diagnostic !  
133300 mi

US $338
Car didnt crank. Replace 20 a circuit fuse blown due to coil wire (#5 cyl) pinched under spark plug cover. Dealer robbed me by suggesting to replace all spark plugs even though they were totally fine. I dislike Union Park but had no choice! 
152000 mi

US $700
Out of the blue, car started misfiring. VIDA diagnosed malfunction with Coil packs (common with this P2 Volvo) Replaced all 5 at 100$ each as well replacing all plugs. Total 700$ parts labor 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed manual FWD

176000 mi

US $1100
Purge valve leaking 
200000 mi

US $94
Car threw a code, traced to MAF sensor. 
217000 mi

US $100
Throttle body intake hose disconnectd 
241000 mi

US $1300
Vehicle shows "Engine System Service Urgent", new electronic throttle module installed, message returned several days later. Currently waiting on new throttle position sensor assembly. 
244000 mi

US $450
See June 2010 response, "Engine System Service Urgent" Message 
264000 mi

US $90
Boost was coming on late, power was down slightly. Replaced turbocharger control valve, issues resolved. 
267000 mi

US $250
Replace ignition coils 
108460 mi

C $1100
Intermittent crank/no start, then stalling. Replaced fuel pump - did not fix it. Replaced tank sender unit. Apparently fixed. 
120520 mi

C $300
Front muffler exhaust flange rusted & cracked. Replaced front muffler with aftermarket. Cost includes investigative work for fuel filling issue (see September). 
121520 mi Fuel filling issue - 15 to 20 minutes to fill tank to avoid shutoff. Mechanic did investigative work for me, found no problem with EVAP system or venting from fuel tank. I removed the fuel pump and accidentally removed the flap valve inside tank. Fixed. 
122120 mi

C $300
Oil leak from turbo oil supply pipe. Pipe to be replaced (on order) 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

107000 mi

US $375
resonator fell apart due to rust and was replaced 
111000 mi

US $25
Coolant thermostat prevented the engine from warming up. Ordered new thermostat and replaced. 
93000 mi Dealer diagnosed bad voltage regulator - wanted 600+ to replace; another mechanic suggested replacing alternator at same time - both for 600. Second mechanic tested - voltage regulator ok, replaced air flow sensor - problem resolved. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

144000 mi Transmission mount replaced. 
76970 mi

US $56
Replace center pipe ( ? resonator) with straight pipe 
95000 mi

US $115
Hesitation, lack of power on take off. Bad Shaft pos actuator, timing. Replaced CVVT solenoid 
97000 mi

US $462
Check engine light - replaced gas cap, could not guarantee it would fix it. Replace emission canister to valve hose. 
108500 mi

US $60
Engine misfire, code indicated cylinder 3 misfire, replaced coil for cylinder 3. Easy fix. 
109000 mi

US $50
Immobilizer, would not start, but later it did. Replaced antenna around key switch as a recommendation, but not sure if this was the problem as it is intermittent. Replacing antenna was a simple DIY job, $50 part from volvo. 
131000 mi

US $175
Lower engine mount 
133000 mi

US $85
Upper engine mount 
149000 mi

US $400
Rear half of exhaust. Believe it was original( front half already replaced previously). This car has been 10 years in upstate NY and we spread salt like crazy, so having it last this long is exceptional. 
158000 mi

US $32
Check engine light. Told to run gas without ethanol. 
160000 mi

US $390
Heater core leaked coolant on driver side floor. Paid carpet cleaner to clean up and shop replaced heater core o rings and added coolant. Mechanic noticed engine missing and they replaced #1 ignition coil. 
164000 mi

US $540
Check engine light has been on for several months. We replaced oxygen sensors previously but light returned. Replaced catalytic converter with used guaranteed for life unit from Erie VoVo. Check engine light has not returned. We noticed a slight drop or surge in the rpm. Similar sensation to ETM symptoms. They couldn't replicate. In early April we were in a community with a Volvo dealer and they said the check engine light needs to come on or a code is needed 
169700 mi Same trip to this dealer I asked about the ETM and they said the check engine light or a code needed to be present. 
177000 mi

US $250
Replaced oil trap and clean entire system. 
178500 mi Turbo drain back tube leaking. 
180000 mi

US $290
Low coolant levels and indicator light for coolant. Pressure test of system and found leak related to thermostat housing. Replaced thermostat housing and thermostat. 
181000 mi

US $220
Oil Leak returned. Shop says maybe due to not having the oil trapped cleaned. Replaced cam seals and not leaking now. 
181000 mi

US $88
Evap Hose needed repair 
181000 mi

US $598
Radiator replaced 
182000 mi

US $200
Oil leak, replaced oil seal and downloaded software for ETM. 
182000 mi

US $513
Oil leak and re-sealed block plug and repaired oil line. Still leaking. We have now spent a total of almost $18,000 in repairs and maintenance on this car. 
155700 mi

US $350
Replaced timing belt and water pump. 
186000 mi

US $500
throttle body 
148500 mi

US $738
Blew cam shaft seals resulting in loss of engine oil, had water pump, belts replaced at same time. 
150000 mi

US $650
Hole in radiator. Replace radiator. 
157300 mi

US $2000
motor mounts 
153000 mi

US $350
Camshaft seals replaced along with oil soaked timing belt. 
93300 mi

US $13
Replaced Thermostat old one was stuck open 
103700 mi

US $25
clogged heater core removed hoses and flushed. seems to be working about 90% now. 
114000 mi

US $60
Ignition coil back #1 died. Replaced with one from Napa (about 50$) took about 45 min to replace also did the plus which added a few minutes. 
123000 mi

US $65
Coil pack #2 same as last repair 3 more left to go. Found them for $30 buck on rock auto will keep a spare for next time. 
74000 mi

US $336
"Transmission Srvc Req," orange triangle, check engine lights came on. Mechanic did software upgrade, seems mostly ok. Previous servicing was HUGE (brakes, etc.), included b4 servo cover replacement for hard 2-3 shift. 
75000 mi

US $40
CEL came on - got P0422 and P0333 codes. Knock sensor and catalytic converter issue. Transmission clunked again. Had enough and traded it in. 
76000 mi

US $1400
crankcase ventilation system was gummed up, caused poor running and check engine light to come on. lower front motor mount, rubber disintegrated and separated 
77000 mi

US $270
Missing, running rough. Suspected bad ignition coils since my other car, identical to this one, had this problem this year. 
88000 mi

US $8060
Crankcase positive ventilation was clogged and resulting pressure blew out rear cam seals and softened coolant hose. $999. 
93500 mi

US $1000
Cracked ignition coils, all 5 replaced. Crankcase ventilation system gummed up, replaced. 
137000 mi

US $452
Replaced Fresh Air Pipe. 
139000 mi Main Air intake valve needed replacement. Repair shop covered expense as a good jesture for a good customer. 
139000 mi Warning light appeared stating: "Engine system, Service Urgent". Turned out to be faulty throttle control valve that was less than 2 years old. Previous valve replaced under extended warranty in 2010. 
147000 mi

US $640
mass air sensor replaced 
165700 mi

US $300
new thermostat required 
79000 mi

US $185
Owner noted engine movement, noise upon acceleration. Removed and replaced RH lower engine mount. 
88000 mi

US $384
Catalytic converter code ECM-4801 was present. Cause unknown, but all five ignition coils had cracks in them and were suspected. Coils were replaced. #5 above is true, but code problem still not fixed: CEL returned after fix (cat ruined?). 
94000 mi

US $1316
Exhaust manifold gasket replaced, emissions test (passed) Thermostat replaced, antifreeze replaced. 
107000 mi

US $625
Diagnosed intermittent fluctuating idle that briefly drops to 500 rpm then jumps to 900 rpm before stabilizing at 700 rpm. Crankcase pressure test found clogged PCV system and dirty throttle body. Declined repair at this time. Will DIY later. 
136000 mi

US $668
Erratic idle and surging due to clogged PCV box and vacuum hoses, dirty intake manifold & throttle body. PCV system and intake/throttle body components cleaned or replaced as needed. 
136000 mi

US $200
Car went into limp mode w/CEL and ENGINE SYSTEM SERVICE URGENT msg. Codes showed electronic throttle position sensor error. Cleaned MAF and throttle body--problem returned within 50 mi. Replaced throttle body with used part. Fixed. 
137000 mi

US $774
CEL on; DTC catalytic converter efficiency code. Catalytic converter no longer functioning and was replaced with a new aftermarket catalytic converter. 
156500 mi

US $60
Car was running rough, intermittent no-start. Scanned and found code for turbo control valve. Replaced valve with new one. 
162000 mi

US $74
Gradual coolant loss caused low coolant warning every 6 to 8 weeks. Pressure test found slight leak around upper hose at radiator. Possible crack in radiator or hose. Declined repair--will DIY later. Coolant mix/level adjusted. 
164000 mi

US $1260
Intake cam shaft seal failed with major loss of engine oil. Leaking oil saturated timing belt, which required replacement of belt, tensioner, and idler pulleys. Changed oil and filter. Car was towed to shop ($75). 
177000 mi

US $400
Thermostat sticking open; replaced. Had routine maintenance (oil change, etc) performed while car was in shop.  
184700 mi

US $628
Front crank seal leaking; replaced under warranty 
133000 mi

US $3500
Fault codes traced to faulty catalytic converter and cracked evap cannister j-hose Intermittent fault code. Intermittent short within turbo control valve. Replaced turbo control valve. 
150000 mi

US $452
Replaced air flow meter. (I hope I noted this correctly in the system section above) 
171000 mi

US $65
Center hanger of exhaust had fallen off. Was welded back on. 
95000 mi

US $400
Replaced an exhaust bracket assembly. 
96000 mi

US $95
Upgraded transmission software to improve shift points. 
128000 mi

US $800
replaced engine mount 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

173700 mi

US $115
Sensors indicate an O2 or catalytic converter issue. 
179000 mi

US $320
Installed new O2 sensor (rear), replaced rear vacuum resv. and J hose. After working on the CEL and various codes for over a year, I *finally* found the issue to be the rear 'J' hose to the rear EVAP canister. Possibly source of three codes. 
101000 mi

US $1850
105K service, including replacement of timing belt, water pump, and radiator. Cost is for entire service. Radiator alone was about $775. 
113000 mi

US $1200
Timing gear sensor, camshaft adjustment solenoid 
122000 mi

US $500
Replace lower right motor mount. 
136500 mi

US $117
Throttle was surging when coming to stop, erratic idle, problems shifting(associated w/throttle position). Shop stated that software update to ETM would likely fix. Fix was performed but was very short lived(about 10 miles).  
98580 mi

C $4660
Replace entire exhaust system. Heater core leaked - coolant flooded electronics in dash panel and interior of car. 
103260 mi

C $5500
valves clattering, pvc hose blocked, leaking 
169500 mi Bad catalytic converter 
186049 mi

US $1200
The cam seal blew leaking oil on the right side. The timing belt was coated as well and replaced also. Total Cost $1200. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

46000 mi engine cooling fan has not been working properly 
58000 mi

US $100
engine mount & transmission mounts replaced 
68000 mi

US $30
changed J hose located near gas tank. It had a small evap leak. Not positioned for easy removal and replacement. 
70000 mi

US $80
replaced temp sensor. it failed again. 
80000 mi

US $150
Replaced internal all o-rings in oil pan and replaced oil pickup tube. Solved NO OIL PRESSURE symptom. The oil pickup tube was clogged with the bits of the oil filter tube o-ring that failed. 
87420 mi

C $1200
Check transmission light came on. Volvo recommended 4 updates: Transmission Control Module, Engine Control Module, Network, Body 
104000 mi

US $90
rusted out resonator replaced. sheetmetal came off. 
111000 mi

US $1200
Throttle body and software replaced. Past ten year limit and warranty from Volvo, paid 100% out of pocket 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

142000 mi Catalytic Converter (?) Low Emission Efficiency, Intake Valve Circuit. Estimate of $2,300. Decided not to repair. 
120000 mi

US $360
Replaced defective oil trap. Fuel pump recall 220. 
145000 mi

US $120
Replaced passenger motor mount and torque mount 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

151000 mi

US $560
Replaced Throttle Body (ETM). Purched from Xmodex Canada.. Came with soft preloaded 
158400 mi

US $100
cylinder missing not firing...replaced coil pack, still not firing... removed plug found outer and inner electrode tips broken. (Volvo Plugs) Replaced set plugs. Started.. but debri from the damaged plug, damaged turbo unit, now it whines. 
168700 mi Smell of Gas... Fuel Damper had leak on the mail body .. o ring Seal was okay. 
119500 mi

US $399
Replaced coolant reservoir tank. 
141000 mi

US $349
Problem was fuel/air mix sensor, Volvo dealer did not have part in stock. diagnostic charge, $81.00. I ordered part from auto parts website and it was shipped, I had my local garage install it. Total cost diagnostic/parts/labor $349.00. 
146000 mi

US $262
Replace all motor mounts. 
140000 mi

US $4000
replace vent box, oil pan, engine seal 
122000 mi

US $250
spark plug not firing properly, ignition coil replaced 
126000 mi

US $85
P0422 - evap leak, replaced fuel cap. hard shifting (purchased with that knowledge) also headlamp wipers, oil cap gasket, drain and fill 3.5Qts of transmission fluid. 
136000 mi

US $60
Rear exhaust hanger broken. 
93700 mi

US $350
O2 replacement to correct check engine light 
99000 mi

US $500
Car did limp home mode. Throttle body replaced with Xemodex life time guarantee. Anticipate MAF next. 
107300 mi throttle body issues again but under warranty. 
114000 mi

US $500
Canister vapor turnoff - had caused engine service required light to come on 
129300 mi Throttle body again appears to have failed. Throttle body was still under warranty so no cost but there remains a question as to what it really was as no codes were thrown. 
147000 mi

US $698
engine mounts,  
181000 mi

US $100
replace exhaust hangars 
218000 mi

US $55
bad coil, scanned car found missfire #5 cylinder replaced coil and all was well 
102000 mi

US $1400
Oil was being blown out of the engine, not sure how else to describe it. ignition switch had to be replaced 
149500 mi

US $93
Very minor vacuum leak 
173360 mi

C $510
intermittent ignition cutoff.. not start, crank, eventually starts. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

165000 mi

US $120
Oil filler cap gasket was replaced, transmission oil drained and filled(about 4 qt of oil), aftermarket inline transmission filter installed and engine oil change. 
166000 mi

US $40
Upper engine mount (torque rod) replaced 
168000 mi

US $100
Turbocharger connecting air hose replaced. Lower engine torque rod replaced. 
172000 mi

US $110
Pcv oil trap and all pcv connecting hoses replaced 
177000 mi

US $3800
Burned exhaust valve 
71920 mi

C $100
Exhaust Resonator rusted. Removed Resonator. 
80600 mi Exhaust manifold had come loose. Retightened and all is good. 
107000 mi

US $130
idle quality poor 
108000 mi

US $350
Temp sensor, plugs, themostat put in to fix idle problem. Previous iridium plugs caused issues. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 4WD

91000 mi

US $200
engine running rough, fixed. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

87000 mi Electronic Throttle Module failed, as it does 99.9% of the time with this model of Volvo. 
47500 mi

US $800
engine mount 
96000 mi

US $100
Mass air flow meter needed cleaning. 
88040 mi

C $232
Valve on turbo not fuctioning correctly. 
90520 mi

C $145
Inexpensive sensor failure, no idea of what problem it was causing other than to cause engine light to come on. 
110360 mi

C $745
Water pump started leaking, required replacing. Timing belt also replaced which was included in the cost of repairs. 
117800 mi

C $180
Turbo leaking, has for the last 50,000k. Last Volvo had same problem. Turning car over to daughter in university. Mechanic is trying to stop the leak without an $800 bill. Update: no luck with engine sealer this time, sold car. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

80600 mi

R 200
Engine head - suspect head gasket. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

193000 mi Catalytic converter. O2 sensor. Leaking radiator. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

154000 mi

US $533
Antifreeze leak - new heater core 
166000 mi

US $560
Replaced radiator now there might be something wrong with CTS sensor. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

63240 mi

Top engine mount 
69440 mi

Lower engine mount 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

76000 mi

Annoying replacement of middle hanging bracket forward of final silencer due to corrosion. I fabricated a hanger from M8 stud rod. 

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