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2001 Volvo V70 Engine Problems

151 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2001 Volvo V70. 65 of these members (43%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 172 engine repairs to 2001 Volvo V70s--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 467 repairs.

2001 Volvo V70 engine repair cost distribution

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.
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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   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   Misfire caused by bad coil packs on two cylinders 
96000   Check Engine Light on due to clogged crankcase ventilation system. replaced oil separator and crankcase vent hoses. 
101500   Engine missing severely with intermittent 'check engine' light. Dealer replaced bad ignition coil. 
105000   Replaced front hydraulic engine mount (rubber split and hydraulic fluid leaked out) and lower transmission torque mount (torn bushing). 
114000   Engine coolant thermostat failed. Replaced. 
117500   Emissions fault code set due to faulty oxygen sensor. Replaced both upstream and downstream sensors. 
133000   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   Car threw a code, traced to MAF sensor. 
217000   Throttle body intake hose disconnectd 
241000   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   See June 2010 response, "Engine System Service Urgent" Message 
264000   Boost was coming on late, power was down slightly. Replaced turbocharger control valve, issues resolved. 
267000   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   Upgraded transmission software to improve shift points. 
128000   replaced engine mount 
79000 US $185 Owner noted engine movement, noise upon acceleration. Removed and replaced RH lower engine mount. 
88000 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   Exhaust manifold gasket replaced, emissions test (passed) Thermostat replaced, antifreeze replaced. 
107000   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   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   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   CEL on; DTC catalytic converter efficiency code. Catalytic converter no longer functioning and was replaced with a new aftermarket catalytic converter. 
156500   Car was running rough, intermittent no-start. Scanned and found code for turbo control valve. Replaced valve with new one. 
162000   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   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   Thermostat sticking open; replaced. Had routine maintenance (oil change, etc) performed while car was in shop.  
184700   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   Exhaust manifold had come loose. Retightened and all is good. 
177000 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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