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2001 Volvo V70 Engine Problems and Repair Histories

145 TrueDelta members own a 2001 Volvo V70. 60 of these members (41.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 158 engine repairs to 2001 Volvo V70s--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2001 Volvo V70 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2001 Volvo V70 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2001 Volvo V70 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2001 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

36% of the 2001 Volvo V70 repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 8% to the brakes, 25% to the suspension, 15% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 1% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 434 repairs.

2001 Volvo V70 engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2001 Volvo V70 engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, 23% between $500 and $999, 17% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 48 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 75000    
76000 1518 Faulty oxygen sensor causing Check Engine light to be on. Replaced sensor. Leak in radiator. Replaced Radiator. 
87000 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 475 Misfire caused by bad coil packs on two cylinders 
96000 100 Check Engine Light on due to clogged crankcase ventilation system. replaced oil separator and crankcase vent hoses. 
101500 355 Engine missing severely with intermittent 'check engine' light. Dealer replaced bad ignition coil. 
105000 100 Replaced front hydraulic engine mount (rubber split and hydraulic fluid leaked out) and lower transmission torque mount (torn bushing). 
114000 15 Engine coolant thermostat failed. Replaced. 
117500 220 Emissions fault code set due to faulty oxygen sensor. Replaced both upstream and downstream sensors. 
130000  

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volvo V70 in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 131000    
176000 1100 Purge valve leaking 
200000 94 Car threw a code, traced to MAF sensor. 
217000 100 Throttle body intake hose disconnectd 
241000 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 450 See June 2010 response, "Engine System Service Urgent" Message 
264000 90 Boost was coming on late, power was down slightly. Replaced turbocharger control valve, issues resolved. 
267000 250 Replace ignition coils 
 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 61000    
95000 400 Replaced an exhaust bracket assembly. 
96000 95 Upgraded transmission software to improve shift points. 
128000 800 replaced engine mount 
 
Volvo V70 in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 82000    
88000 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 1316 Exhaust manifold gasket replaced, emissions test (passed) Thermostat replaced, antifreeze replaced. 
107000 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 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 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 774 CEL on; DTC catalytic converter efficiency code. Catalytic converter no longer functioning and was replaced with a new aftermarket catalytic converter. 
156500 60 Car was running rough, intermittent no-start. Scanned and found code for turbo control valve. Replaced valve with new one. 
162000 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 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 400 Thermostat sticking open; replaced. Had routine maintenance (oil change, etc) performed while car was in shop.  
184700 628 Front crank seal leaking; replaced under warranty 
191000  

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 66960    
71920 100 Exhaust Resonator rusted. Removed Resonator. 
80600 0 Exhaust manifold had come loose. Retightened and all is good. 
 
Volvo in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 166000    
177000 3800 Burned exhaust valve 
 
Volvo V70 in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 68000    
79000 185 Owner noted engine movement, noise upon acceleration. Removed and replaced RH lower engine mount. 
 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 4WD

Volvo in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 90000    
91000 200 engine running rough, fixed. 
 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 77000    
87000 0 Electronic Throttle Module failed, as it does 99.9% of the time with this model of Volvo. 
 

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