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2001 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (24%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

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

Other (5%)

Chart based on 517 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.
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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

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 

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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 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

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 
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 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

71920 mi

C $100
Exhaust Resonator rusted. Removed Resonator. 
80600 mi Exhaust manifold had come loose. Retightened and all is good. 
177000 mi

US $3800
Burned exhaust valve 

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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. 

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2001 Volvo V70 Engine Problems

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