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2000 Volvo V70 Repair Histories

80 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 Volvo V70. 46 of these members (57.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 223 repairs to 2000 Volvo V70s--an average of 2.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2000 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 223 repairs.

2000 Volvo V70 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 65 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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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 261hp 2.3L I5 4-speed automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2008 - Oct 2010
Mar 2009 US $60 Cooling system thermostat failed shut. 
Aug 2010   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. 
Sep 2010   Coolant Expansion Tank lower hose failed -- leaking badly. Replaced hose. 
Oct 2010   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
Nov 2008 - Nov 2011
Jun 2009 US $230 Idle speed was fluctuating, almost cutting out. Dealer cleaned throttle. 
Dec 2009   Engine quit shortly after re-fueling. Shop diagnosed fuel pump-replaced 
Jun 2010   radiator was leaking. Replaced 
Sep 2010   Alternator quit charging. Had it rebuilt. 
Dec 2010   Car would not run. Fuel pump relay replaced 
Jun 2011   A malfunctioning coil, or power pack, for one of the spark plugs was replaced. The spark plugs were also replaced as routine maintenance. 
Oct 2011   water reservoir leaking; replaced 
Nov 2011   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
Aug 2008 - May 2015
Sep 2008 US $400 Replaced cam adjust solenoid and spark plug coil. 
Jun 2009   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. 
Jul 2009   Replaced broken (worn out) upper motor mount 
Oct 2009   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. 
Jan 2010   Transmission died. $2,600 for a reman from Volvo. $2,000 labor. 
Jul 2010   Transmission went out. Install rebuilt transmission. Replace motor mounts. Replace tie rod ends. 
Sep 2010   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. 
Jan 2011   Coolant needed to be added frequently. Smelled antifreeze when heater turned on. Found leaked antifreeze under driver & passenger floor mats. Replaced heater core. 
Mar 2011   Thermostat and Coolant Temp Sensor failed. Replaced both. 
Aug 2012   Car runs rough. check engine light came on. gave codes for throttle position sensor 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2015
May 2009 US $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. 
Dec 2009   I replaced the steering inner and outer tie rods myself then took the car in for an alignment. 
Jun 2010   I replaced my front CV Axles. No shop, I did the work myself in about an hour. 
Volvo V70 in Hawaii, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2013
Dec 2008 US $350 Cracked coolant reservoir causing slow loss of coolant 
Jun 2009   "u-joint noise" in driveline. Shop removed angel gear and prop shaft for rear AWD car running as FWD only awaiting parts and resolution 
Aug 2009   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! 
Sep 2009   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. 
Mar 2010   Replaced front rotors and pads(ceramic). Rear pads (OEM). Replaced faulty window switch previously replaced at 120K +/- 
Jul 2010   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. 
Aug 2010   Multiple spark plug mounted Bosch ignition "magentos" replaced 
Sep 2010   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) 
Nov 2010   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. 
Dec 2010   Leaking front strut/shock. Replaced.  
May 2011   Replaced lock module on passenger door--door window/lock controller in the armrest. Starter relay replaced 
Mar 2013   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
Aug 2008 - Mar 2015
Feb 2009 US $550 Power steering pump replaced. 
Sep 2009   Automatic transmission - Rough gear shifts  
Oct 2009   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. 
Mar 2010   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. 
Jun 2010   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. 
Mar 2011   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. 
Oct 2011   Secure loose knee panel under steering wheel Diagnose intermittent ETS light. Scanner error code indicated faulty brake booster sensor 
Jul 2012   Heater fan and resistor replaced 
Jan 2013   Drivers side window switch failed, replaced. 
Jul 2013   Brake booster switch failed, replaced Positive battery cable, alternator cable deteriorating, replaced 
May 2014   Inner tie rod failed inspection 
Sep 2014   O2 sensor failed, replaced. Driver's door stop broken and replaced. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2008 - Jul 2009
Jun 2009 US $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
Aug 2008 - Dec 2008
Sep 2008 US $200 AWD drivetrain worn out. shop removed from car (now a FWD car). 
Dec 2008   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
Apr 2009 - Jul 2009
May 2009 US $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
Apr 2009 - Nov 2014
May 2009 US $230 Alternator replaced heater core replaced 
Aug 2009   rear brakes. replaced pads, rotors and hardware. 
Mar 2010   tie rod 
Oct 2011   replaced muffler and tail piece 
Dec 2011   Replaced ignition tumbler 

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