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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

119000 mi

US $60
Cooling system thermostat failed shut. 
Aug 2010

136000 mi

US $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. 
Sep 2010

137000 mi

US $22
Coolant Expansion Tank lower hose failed -- leaking badly. Replaced hose. 
Oct 2010

137000 mi

US $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
Nov 2008 - Nov 2011
Jun 2009

118000 mi

US $230
Idle speed was fluctuating, almost cutting out. Dealer cleaned throttle. 
Dec 2009

128000 mi

US $1200
Engine quit shortly after re-fueling. Shop diagnosed fuel pump-replaced 
Jun 2010

131000 mi

US $417
radiator was leaking. Replaced 
Sep 2010

135000 mi

US $70
Alternator quit charging. Had it rebuilt. 
Dec 2010

135000 mi

US $140
Car would not run. Fuel pump relay replaced 
Jun 2011

139000 mi

US $300
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

140000 mi

US $150
water reservoir leaking; replaced 
Nov 2011

140000 mi
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 - Jun 2015
Sep 2008

139000 mi

US $400
Replaced cam adjust solenoid and spark plug coil. 
Jun 2009

152000 mi

US $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. 
Jul 2009

153000 mi

US $75
Replaced broken (worn out) upper motor mount 
Oct 2009

158000 mi

US $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. 
Jan 2010

160300 mi

US $5000
Transmission died. $2,600 for a reman from Volvo. $2,000 labor. 
Jul 2010

162000 mi

US $3800
Transmission went out. Install rebuilt transmission. Replace motor mounts. Replace tie rod ends. 
Sep 2010

162000 mi

US $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. 
Jan 2011

165300 mi

US $130
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

166000 mi

US $70
Thermostat and Coolant Temp Sensor failed. Replaced both. 
Aug 2012

179000 mi

US $500
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

126000 mi

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

132000 mi
I replaced the steering inner and outer tie rods myself then took the car in for an alignment. 
Jun 2010

142000 mi

US $350
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

110000 mi

US $350
Cracked coolant reservoir causing slow loss of coolant 
Jun 2009

119000 mi
"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

122000 mi

US $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! 
Sep 2009

123000 mi

US $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. 
Mar 2010

132000 mi

US $300
Replaced front rotors and pads(ceramic). Rear pads (OEM). Replaced faulty window switch previously replaced at 120K +/- 
Jul 2010

142000 mi

US $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. 
Aug 2010

142500 mi

US $600
Multiple spark plug mounted Bosch ignition "magentos" replaced 
Sep 2010

143000 mi
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

145000 mi

US $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. 
Dec 2010

146000 mi

US $700
Leaking front strut/shock. Replaced.  
May 2011

152000 mi

US $270
Replaced lock module on passenger door--door window/lock controller in the armrest. Starter relay replaced 
Mar 2013

158000 mi
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

116000 mi

US $550
Power steering pump replaced. 
Sep 2009

120000 mi

US $100
Automatic transmission - Rough gear shifts  
Oct 2009

122000 mi

US $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. 
Mar 2010

127000 mi

US $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. 
Jun 2010

129000 mi

US $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. 
Mar 2011

136000 mi

US $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. 
Oct 2011

143000 mi

US $105
Secure loose knee panel under steering wheel Diagnose intermittent ETS light. Scanner error code indicated faulty brake booster sensor 
Jul 2012

150700 mi

US $500
Heater fan and resistor replaced 
Jan 2013

154700 mi

US $200
Drivers side window switch failed, replaced. 
Jul 2013

158000 mi

US $400
Brake booster switch failed, replaced Positive battery cable, alternator cable deteriorating, replaced 
May 2014

165300 mi

US $322
Inner tie rod failed inspection 
Sep 2014

168000 mi

US $894
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

150000 mi

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

178000 mi

US $200
AWD drivetrain worn out. shop removed from car (now a FWD car). 
Dec 2008

178000 mi
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

121000 mi

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 - Jun 2015
May 2009

158000 mi

US $230
Alternator replaced heater core replaced 
Aug 2009

160000 mi

US $167
rear brakes. replaced pads, rotors and hardware. 
Mar 2010

165000 mi

US $40
tie rod 
Oct 2011

178700 mi

US $260
replaced muffler and tail piece 
Dec 2011

180000 mi
Replaced ignition tumbler 

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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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