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2000 Volvo V70 Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 2000 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 2000 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

39% of the 2000 Volvo V70 repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 10% to the brakes, 17% to the suspension, 20% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 2% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 203 repairs.

2000 Volvo V70 repair cost distribution

Of the 2000 Volvo V70 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 3% cost less than $100, 43% between $100 and $499, 40% between $500 and $999, 10% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 60 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.

2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 261hp 2.3L I5 4-speed automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 106000    
119000 60 Cooling system thermostat failed shut. 
136000 1650 Aisin Warner AW55-51SN Automatic Transmission shifting erractically and clunking between gears and in/out of park. Replaced valve body. Shifting is much improved; still a bit of clunking. Front suspension Strut Mount Top rubber seats both failed - rubber around metal bushing failed. Happens about every three years....also replaced sway bar end links since the last two times they were also bad. 
137000 22 Coolant Expansion Tank lower hose failed -- leaking badly. Replaced hose. 
137000 100 Coolant reservoir tank outlet flange failed (plastic too old?). New hose would not maintain a seal. Replaced tank. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 190hp 2.4L I5 4-speed automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 115000    
118000 230 Idle speed was fluctuating, almost cutting out. Dealer cleaned throttle. 
128000 1200 Engine quit shortly after re-fueling. Shop diagnosed fuel pump-replaced 
131000 417 radiator was leaking. Replaced 
135000 70 Alternator quit charging. Had it rebuilt. 
135000 140 Car would not run. Fuel pump relay replaced 
139000 300 A malfunctioning coil, or power pack, for one of the spark plugs was replaced. The spark plugs were also replaced as routine maintenance. 
140000 150 water reservoir leaking; replaced 
140000 0 The Volvo developed engine trouble while I was traveling, a dead miss. After I figured out it was a mechanical problem, perhaps a burnt valve or low compression, I decided to trade it. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 138000    
139000 400 Replaced cam adjust solenoid and spark plug coil. 
152000 1340 ETS light on.Car went into "limp home" mode.Towed to Volvo dealer.Scanned with computer & said it was battery cable problem although other fault codes pointed to Elect. Throttle Mod.(which was under warranty).Replaced 1 battery cable myself.Prob.not fixed 2nd trip in a week for Electronic Throttle Module problem.Dealer said it was bad battery cables and replaced 2 for $576. ETM under warranty but they refuse to replace. Picked up car and broke down again the next day. Volvo dealer wanted to perform ETM cleaning ($550)and then replace PVC ($600) before replacing ETM under warranty. I removed the ETM myself and had it rebuilt by firm in Colorado for $600 plus shipping. Replaced it,problem solved. Not happy with Volvo. 
153000 75 Replaced broken (worn out) upper motor mount 
158000 500 Drive shaft to rear wheel had a bad CV Joint that was making a lot of noise and needed to be replaced. Part was $280 + labor $220. 
160300 5000 Transmission died. $2,600 for a reman from Volvo. $2,000 labor. 
162000 3800 Transmission went out. Install rebuilt transmission. Replace motor mounts. Replace tie rod ends. 
162000 140 ETS light came on. Dealer recommended replacing ETM unit. I diagnosed low voltage to ETM. Possibly needing new generator.... Noise coming from front rt. wheel area. Dealer rec. replacing struts and ball joint. 
165300 130 Coolant needed to be added frequently. Smelled antifreeze when heater turned on. Found leaked antifreeze under driver & passenger floor mats. Replaced heater core. 
166000 70 Thermostat and Coolant Temp Sensor failed. Replaced both. 
179000 500 Car runs rough. check engine light came on. gave codes for throttle position sensor 
183000  
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 125000    
126000 1800 Drive shaft was broken where it meets the angle gear. While in shop, the main suspension parts were replaced as well. Struts, shocks were replaced as the car was noticeably getting more bouncy on bumps and swayed more around corners. This is the first suspension job in the 9 years of the car's life. 
132000 0 I replaced the steering inner and outer tie rods myself then took the car in for an alignment. 
142000 350 I replaced my front CV Axles. No shop, I did the work myself in about an hour. 
212000  
Volvo V70 in Hawaii, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 108000    
110000 350 Cracked coolant reservoir causing slow loss of coolant 
119000 0 "u-joint noise" in driveline. Shop removed angel gear and prop shaft for rear AWD car running as FWD only awaiting parts and resolution 
122000 250 Car has a design flaw. With factory roof rack rain water pools along trim above drivers door.When drivers electric window is opened in inclement weather, water drips onto window switch panel in door arm rest. Durable though, lasted 9 yrs and 120Kmiles! 
123000 120 Power steering fluid line was leaking at the return flange on the power steering rack. Tightened fitting, topped off reservoir and drove away. Leak was severe enough that fluid had to be added @ 20 mile intervals en route to shop. 
132000 300 Replaced front rotors and pads(ceramic). Rear pads (OEM). Replaced faulty window switch previously replaced at 120K +/- 
142000 250 Remote locking acting up. Front passenger door intermittently will not close without 10 or more clicks on remote, drivers door requires key from time to time (remote will not open) Ordered parts. 
142500 600 Multiple spark plug mounted Bosch ignition "magentos" replaced 
143000 0 Radiator tank cracked allowing slow loss of coolant. Shop says this is common problem w/this system after 10 yrs or so. Consider 10 yrs of trouble free cooling better than average service life for radiatiors in high corrosion area (Hawaii) 
145000 900 Ball joints/Tie rod ends worn. after 11 yrs and 150KMiles pretty good service. Installed door actuator, which was not the correct part. Resolved with a mechanical adjustment. 
146000 700 Leaking front strut/shock. Replaced.  
152000 270 Replaced lock module on passenger door--door window/lock controller in the armrest. Starter relay replaced 
158000 0 power locks on two doors failing, only work intermittently. Diagnosed, ordered part. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

162-horsepower 2.4L I5 4-speed automatic FWD

Volvo V70 in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 110000    
116000 550 Power steering pump replaced. 
120000 100 Automatic transmission - Rough gear shifts  
122000 578 Check engine light came on. Cause was an evaporator hose leak and R&R canister shut-off valve malfunction. Hose and shut-off valve replaced. Automatic transmission was jumping into gear. Auto Transmission fluid was replaced. 
127000 852 RHR suspension anchor replaced RH rear muffler hanger replaced RH front brake hose torn. Hose replaced. RPMs dipped when coming to a stop. Throttle body cleaned. Transmission jumping/lurching when up shifting & downshifting after 30 min of driving. Transmission fluid replaced. Problem reduced, not eliminated. 
129000 150 ETS light on intermittently, codes checked did not indicate ETS issue but did report faulty brake pedal switch. Switch replaced, ETS light continues to come on intermittently every 2-3 days. 
136000 800 Rear brake caliper seized. Caliper and rear rotors replaced. Front brake hose leak found. Hose was replaced. Pinhole leak in coolant bottle. Coolant bottle replaced. Small coolant leak found in heater core. No action taken. 
143000 105 Secure loose knee panel under steering wheel Diagnose intermittent ETS light. Scanner error code indicated faulty brake booster sensor 
150700 500 Heater fan and resistor replaced 
154700 200 Drivers side window switch failed, replaced. 
158000 400 Brake booster switch failed, replaced Positive battery cable, alternator cable deteriorating, replaced 
160000  

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2000 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 139000    
150000 137 CEL on - diagnosed as bad cam sensor and hub.  Electronic climate control and A/C not functioning. Bad blower motor. RF frozen brake caliper. Leaking rear mail seal and cam housing. 
 
Volvo V70 in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 177000    
178000 200 AWD drivetrain worn out. shop removed from car (now a FWD car). 
178000 0 Over $10k of pending repairs when I junked it...catalytic converter, oxygen sensor, etc. leaky sunroof Needed new alternator. Needed new fuel pump. Short in radio. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo V70 in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 120000    
121000 125 ABS contol unit went bad, replaced by owner. 
 

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2000 Volvo V70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo V70 in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 157000    
158000 230 Alternator replaced heater core replaced 
160000 167 rear brakes. replaced pads, rotors and hardware. 
165000 40 tie rod 
178700 260 replaced muffler and tail piece 
180000 0 Replaced ignition tumbler 
183000  

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