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2002 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Engine (34%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (25%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 298 repairs.

2002 Volvo V70 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (11%)

Chart based on 232 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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2002 Volvo V70

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Volvo V70 in Georgia, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

151000 mi

US $1200
aftermarket axles front replaced under warranty 2 year Lower right engine mount replaced. 
Volvo V70 in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

146000 mi
Brake bulb 
Volvo V70 in Colorado, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

111000 mi

US $300
Replaced worn/defective rear shocks;  Replaced worn/defective - one front, one rear sway bar link; Replaced worn/defective upper engine mount. 
Aug 2009

112000 mi

US $110
Replaced rear suspension springs. Replaced laggy turbo control valve with improved aftermarket part. 
Sep 2009

112000 mi

US $700
Completely replaced front suspension, partly due to suspected failure of components and also as preventative maintenance. Replaced worn front struts, springs with aftermarket, worn control arm bushings, spring seats PM, & strut mount bushings PM. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in Idaho, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2013
Jan 2013

148000 mi

US $300
Rack-in-Pinion had to be topped off with fluid. Dealer recommended replacement. we chose not to replace and just top fluid. 
Volvo V70 in Washington, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

130000 mi

US $600
Key would not turn. Apparently entire lock system down. Replaced. 
Volvo V70 in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2013 - Oct 2014
Aug 2014

142000 mi

US $900
Replaced alternator with rebuilt unit 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volvo V70 in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2015
Aug 2012

99000 mi

US $460
Timing Belt replacement - did a little ahead of mileage recommnedation but car 10 years old. Timing belt was dry and had small edge cracks. 
Sep 2012

100000 mi

US $500
Struts and shocks were soft, lower control arm bushings shot 
Feb 2013

103300 mi

US $373
Car smelled of gas - fuel sending unit was source of leak and sending unit was replaced 
Sep 2014

111000 mi

US $435
Check engine light on - oxygen sensor replaced 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in Utah, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

103000 mi

US $11
Tail Light out, replaced bulb 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Dec 2011
Oct 2011

130000 mi

US $1200
Engine quit while driving, hard starting 
Volvo V70 in Michigan, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2015
Aug 2011

232000 mi

US $80
upper torque motor mount bushing was worn 
Sep 2011

233000 mi

US $190
Small leak on transmission around seal to front axle 
Oct 2012

239300 mi

US $4
Hose connections on the ABS vacuum line were leaking. Caused "limp mode" to go into effect limiting speed and shifting above 3rd gear. 
Nov 2013

248000 mi

US $34
Check engine light. Code P442 Evaporative Emission Control. Replaced faulty gas cap. 
Feb 2014

251000 mi

US $600
Replaced leaking seals in transaxle, rear wheel drive transfer. Replaced leaking seals in power steering. 
Nov 2014

263000 mi

US $4500
Rough shifting from 3rd to 4th and 4th to 5th Sometimes from 2nd to 1st. Replaced motor mounts. Multiple bounces after going over a bump. Replaced shocks. Worn brake pads 
Feb 2015

265000 mi

US $20
Dip stick occasionally popped out of position. Seal was old and worn. Replaced dip stick with new one 
May 2015

266700 mi

US $460
replaced alternator replaced turbocharger hose 
Dec 2015

272000 mi
rough shifting from park or reverse 
Volvo V70 in Indiana, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2015
Apr 2013

41700 mi

US $320
Replaced accelerator pedal 
Sep 2013

48000 mi

US $50
Power window switch for drivers window will not work consistently. Took apart and cleaned. Worked for a month. Replaced with used unit. Used unit does not work. 
Oct 2013

49300 mi

US $15
Passenger side headlight replacement. 
Jan 2014

53300 mi

US $950
Oil leaks appeared Pressure tube cleaned and replaced. O rings replaced. 
Jul 2015

73000 mi

US $50
Alternator replacement 
Sep 2015

76000 mi

US $1000
Radiator replaced 
Volvo V70 in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

95000 mi

US $618
Voltage regulator ($424). Right inner tie-rod ($194). 
Dec 2010

101000 mi

US $145
Coil on cylinder #4. 
Volvo V70 in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2010 - Oct 2013
Apr 2011

92960 mi

C $112
turn signal light needed replacement but socket is broken and will need to be replaced if bulb goes again. Problem of age. 
Sep 2012

100440 mi

C $310
Sway bar links worn. Replaced 2 links and used 2 stabilizer E/sway bar kits. 
Volvo V70 in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2012 - Jun 2014
Mar 2012

117800 mi

C $550
The alarm siren module was no longer working and required replacing. The module tripped the information center to geve the message "Alarm requires service". Nothing else failed at that time. 
Volvo V70 in Alabama, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2013
Dec 2012

140000 mi
Brake Booster was bad, had to be replaced. replaced leaking turbo return seal and gasket. 
Volvo V70 in Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

236000 mi

US $420
spark plug broke ignition wire repaired 
Volvo V70 in Connecticut, United States
May 2009 - Jan 2014
Jan 2012

142300 mi

US $300
Tried to get alignment and found inner and outer tie rods needed replacing. 
Jun 2012

147000 mi

US $300
Wheel bearing on right side making noise so replaced both bearings 
Aug 2013

168300 mi

US $1200
calipers needed work. hard shifting. Transmission fluid changed. 
Volvo V70 in Virginia, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2013
Mar 2012

156000 mi

US $1500
car needed a number of repairs:tie rods,brakes,timing belt,fuel filter 
Nov 2012

168000 mi

US $248
Spark plugs fouled by unknown oil leak, #4 plug miss firing, replaced all plugs, cleaned up all oil, too expensive to replace all engine gaskets, car running strong and well 
Mar 2013

173000 mi

US $300
broken front axle, replaced 
Aug 2013

179700 mi

US $200
driver window no longer works, cost of new computer chip to fix a whole lot of $$. tailgate will no longer unlock,car won"t pass inspection in Virginia, too expensive to repair 
Dec 2013

181000 mi
ABS/TC needed high dollar repair 
Volvo V70 in Michigan, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2015
Apr 2013

122000 mi

US $500
replace lower control arms(bad bushings) and ball joints( not bad yet, PM) 
Jul 2013

122000 mi

US $600
Replaced Strut assemblies, with sachs struts, new strut mounts, stops bearings and boots. Rides great now. 
Jul 2015

132000 mi

US $450
Rear wheel bearings noisy, replaced bearing hub assy 
Volvo V70 in South Carolina, United States
Jan 2010 - Jan 2012
Dec 2010

88000 mi

US $664
Replaced driver side tie rod and both front control arm bushings. 
Feb 2011

90000 mi

US $366
Diagnostic trip. Still slight wobble on acceleration, warning light for SRS, warning light for alarm service, bad oil leak. Took to Volvo specialist and he found rear main seal bad, siren bad, recommended transmission replacement. 
Mar 2011

92000 mi

US $280
After bought car we noticed a slight wobble, the problem was diagnosed by 3 mechanics and finally successfully repaired by the third. Driver side axle needed replaced, inner CV joint was damaged by previous owner. 
Jun 2011

98000 mi

US $105
The passenger side drive axle was wobbling. We ordered a new axle online and my husband installed with no problem. Scary part was that the old axle fell apart into 2 pieces once it was removed. I'm glad this didn't happen on the road. 
Jan 2012

108000 mi

US $40
The transmission stabilizer bar bushings were completely worn out. We ordered the part online for $40 and my husband replaced it in 20 minutes. 
Volvo V70 in North Carolina, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Jul 2009

79000 mi

US $186
Leak developed in plastic top of fuel pump. Repaired under extended (10yr, 150K) warranty. Gasoline had leaked in under rear passenger seat, necessitating replacement of sound damping material which soaked up the leaked gasoline. ($168.00) 
Volvo V70 in New Zealand
Jul 2009 - Dec 2015
Jul 2010

73160 mi
Required new steering arm knuckle and top suspension rubber mounts cracked. 
May 2011

77500 mi
Replacement of (expensive nivomat self-levelling) rear shock absorbers. 
Jan 2013

83700 mi

$1055
overhaul of steering column, replaced cracked engine mount 
Feb 2014

89120 mi
"Start prevented" message, car wouldn't start. Solved after a bit of research with re-soldering of the ring antenna and making sure the contacts to the ring antenna were cleaned and the cable wires de-tensioned. 
Oct 2014

94000 mi

$100
Intake manifold turbo pressure sensor 
May 2015

98540 mi

$60
Engine speed sensor 
Volvo V70 in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2015
Aug 2014

162300 mi

US $110
All dash gauges and lights work intermitently. Repaired by reflowing solder joints on back of gauge cluster. Purchased solder rework station for repair, no further cost. Hood release cable replaced. Cable broke at interior handel. 
Nov 2014

167000 mi

US $163
Check engine light. Read fault code as misfire cyl #3. Faulty coil pack. Replaced coil pack, problem resolved (purchased code reader $99 and new coil pack $64). 
Jan 2015

168000 mi

US $45
Cyl 4 coil pack failed. Replaced with new. 
Mar 2015

168000 mi

US $500
Broken coil spring. Replaced front coil springs, strut mounts and bearings. Rear passenger side wheel bearing replaced. Sent out insturment panel out to be rebuilt. Complete failure of all gauges. 
Aug 2015

172000 mi

US $600
Rear coil springs. Needed to level car after replacing front coils. Replaced power steering pump and tensioner pulley. Assumed was cause of engine whine. Did not fix noise. Replaced leakey power steering supply hose. Replaced upper and lower engine torque mounts. Reduced engine vibration and hard shifting. Replaced passenger side driveshaft due to ripped cv boot. Replacement fixed vibration under acceleration. 
Volvo V70 in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2014 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

180420 mi

C $1
noisey wheel bearing and vibration 
Volvo V70 in Washington, United States
Jul 2008 - Aug 2010
Aug 2008

87000 mi
Air conditioning worked intermittantly. System was diagnosed as not holding adequate pressure. Passenger side mirror goes to default position (upwards). Diagnosis was that mirror may be incorrect one and/or may be software issue. ($100 estimate for software installation.) 
Dec 2008

90000 mi

US $800
New front brake discs New front and rear brake pads Two new rear position bulbs New power steering fluid reservoir and hose clamps (old reservoir leaked) 
Aug 2009

94000 mi

US $4600
Transmission failed and was replaced with a re-manufactured one. 
Sep 2009

94000 mi

US $80
Emergency brake had parts that were loose. These were repaired. 
Volvo V70 in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2006 - Dec 2015
Sep 2006

53976 mi

US $444
Front and rear stabilizer links 
Apr 2007

62599 mi

US $254
Replaced upper engine torque mount 
Jan 2008

73475 mi

US $1520
Front end rebuilt (Coil spring,Strut mount bushing, inner tie rod) 
Mar 2008

75259 mi

US $1075
Alternator and tensioner 
Dec 2008

88000 mi
Diminished power steering fluid deemed to result from slight leak in the power steering pump though not significant enough to require replacement (yet) 
Aug 2014

168700 mi

US $500
Driver side wheel bearing replaced 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2010
Nov 2009

121000 mi
head lamp bulb burnout 
Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
May 2008 - Dec 2015
Jun 2008

83762 mi

C $38
Boost Control Valve replaced to cure surge at high boost levels 
Aug 2008

93620 mi

C $175
Upper, lower and side engine mounts replaced 
Sep 2008

95480 mi

C $300
Ignition Coils Replaced 
Sep 2009

109740 mi

C $115
B4 Servo Cover replaced. Front and rear swaybay endlinks replaced. 
Oct 2009

111600 mi

C $400
Left Rear Hub Bearing replaced. Resonator replaced 
Nov 2009

112220 mi

C $1000
Replaced struts/shocks/springs/spring mounts. One front spring cracked at bottom mount location 
Feb 2010

114700 mi

C $20
Replaced both outside mirrors. Heaters failed. 
Apr 2010

116560 mi
Clean brake pad mounting points to alleviate sticking pad 
Jun 2010

117800 mi

C $100
Replacement of all vacuum line and turbo hoses. Replaced worn OEM with silicone for longer life. 
Aug 2010

122140 mi

C $260
Replaced RR caliper to correct severe sticking Siren module non-replaceable batteries worn out after 8 years. Module replaced with used one that is actually worse than original. Owner will attempt to repair original with custom battery pack. Volvo really screwed up on this design. 
Sep 2010

123380 mi

C $10
Repaired original siren module myself by cutting it open and replacing the NiMH batteries that had died. OEM cost to replace module $200+, my cost to replace batteries $10. Ridiculous design! 
Nov 2010

130200 mi

C $150
Left front wheel bearing replaced 
Dec 2010

130200 mi

C $320
DIM (Driver Instrument Module) failed resulting in no speedo, tach, etc. Replaced with used since dealer cost would be $1000 new. Still have SRS light on, but at least car is drivable. Coolant tank and cap replaced due to cracked tank at outlet. 
Apr 2011

184140 mi

C $275
Gear selection sensor failed. car would not go into gear without throwing a CEL (P0705) and going into "Limp Home" mode.  
Jul 2011

187240 mi

C $295
Lower ball joint needed replaced. New control arms/bushings/and ball joint on remaining side. 
Jan 2012

192800 mi
Bad shifting. Transmission required recalibration 
Mar 2012

194060 mi

C $150
Replaced upper strut mounts and plates due to worn bearings 
Jun 2012

197160 mi

C $200
Replaced front rotors 
Aug 2012

201240 mi

C $150
Failed halfshaft. Replaced with rebuilt. 
Sep 2012

202740 mi

C $75
Exhaust cracked just behind resonator. Resonator was damaged so that was removed and straight pipe used to repair. 
Dec 2012

206460 mi

C $150
Replaced upper and lower right motor mounts 
Mar 2013

208940 mi

C $300
Replaced steering pump due to bearings going out. Also required control arm bushings and ball joint on drivers side due to road damage (thanks to poor road maintenance this winter) and all sway bar links to be replaced. 
Jun 2013

210180 mi

C $80
Replaced alternator over-run pulley due to worn clutch mechanism. Wear caused a rattle at idle; fully corrected with replacement. 
Jul 2013

211420 mi

C $40
Pipe cracked at join between converter and intermediate pipe. Crack welded up. 
Aug 2013

212020 mi

C $60
Steering rack fluid lines, made of steel unlike brake lines, rusted causing pinhole leaks to develop. Volvo does not stock replacement lines so bent and installed lines myself for $30 instead of having to buy rebuilt rack for hundreds. 
Sep 2013

212660 mi

C $500
Replaced exhaust system from the cat to the rear. Original finally blew out the packing from the rear muffler. 
Feb 2014

215100 mi

C $200
Replaced right front wheel bearing and reluctor ring 
Mar 2014

215760 mi

C $50
Left headlamp wiper motor unit seized (nylon gear in gearbox). Replaced with used motor unit 
Apr 2014

217660 mi

C $60
Replaced E-brake shoes due to normal wear 
Jun 2014

220720 mi

C $240
Replaced pads and rotors due to "normal" wear. "Normal" being accelerated due to salt sea air 
Jul 2014

222320 mi

C $450
Replaced alternator due to completely worn brushes and shorted diode pack 
Aug 2014

223820 mi

C $20
Replaced two broken latches on airbox. Funky design. Probably forced at some point, marginal when I got the car. They still held the lid down for 200k miles. 
Dec 2014

227540 mi

C $70
Hangers on Converter rusted away requiring a repair to re-weld hangers back onto the converter/headpipe 
Apr 2015

230320 mi

C $40
Replaced power steering tank due to worn filler neck and cap which were leaking. 
May 2015

230640 mi

C $300
Replaced lower steering shaft due to worn U-joint Replaced both front struts and sway bar end links due to accelerated wear caused by bad roads (winter damaged) Replaced upper and lower engine torque mounts due to accelerated wear caused by rough, winter-damaged roads Replaced front sway bar bushings with poly replacements. 
Jun 2015

232500 mi

C $100
Replaced LH front halfshaft under warranty due to noise from inner CV. Replaced LH front ball joint due to wear 
Sep 2015

236840 mi

C $70
2 year-old OEM (Walker-made) rear muffler needed inlet pipe and tailpipe replaced as both had developed holes due to rust. Material was thinner than factory-installed system. Replacement exhaust only good for 2 years? 
Dec 2015

238700 mi

C $25
Middle pipe hanger failed after rust-caused crack. Also added intermediate pipe hanger to spread the weight of the system along the pipe rather than just at the header and at the rear muffler. 
Volvo V70 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Nov 2007 - Apr 2012
Apr 2007

53336 mi

C $290
Right front wheel bearing 
Oct 2007

64841 mi

C $290
Right rear wheel bearing. 
Oct 2008

91412 mi

C $290
Right front wheel bearing. 
Feb 2009

99480 mi

C $290
Left rear wheel bearing. 
Aug 2009

115121 mi

C $290
Left front wheel bearing. 
Dec 2009

124000 mi

C $492
Right front wheel bearing needed replacing, again. Third time since 86025km. Car now has 200100km. 
Jun 2010

137640 mi

C $95
Shaft of rear wiper motor seized. Shop was able to take unit apart and repair. New wiper unit would have cost $450 at the dealer. 
Sep 2010

141980 mi

C $888
Engine, ABS and anti-skid lights came on during 1000 km trip. Required replacing the engine speed sensor and turbo boost sensor. Replaced right front cracked Reluctor ring.  
Dec 2010

148800 mi

C $220
Replaced rear wiper motor with recycled part. 
Mar 2011

153140 mi

C $734072
Replaced inner tie rod and front control arm bushings. 
Oct 2011

168040 mi

C $114
Studs holding converter/muffler rusted out allowing flange to separate. With new gasket and studs, I was on my way. 
Dec 2011

172980 mi

C $701
Replaced lower steering U-joint Replaced park brake shoes and right front brake flex hose. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

Volvo V70 in Virginia, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

122000 mi

US $160
1 relay for left and right brake lights needed to be replaced with 2 smaller ones. front right turn bulb holder was replaced. 
Volvo V70 in Arizona, United States
Oct 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

102000 mi

US $2800
Prior to this repair, electronic throttlebody/firmware done. ECU failed after, replaced. Car now shifting rough intermittantly 
Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2013 - Dec 2015
Nov 2013

69384 mi

C $670
L/F hub bearing replaced P/S reservoir cracked/leaking and suction hose leaking. Both units replaced. 
Dec 2015

141360 mi

C $800
Bloody computer-controlled alternator crapped out. $450 part, plus a couple of hours to replace because it is buried under the PS pump. Idiotic system design and part placement. 
Volvo V70 in Washington, United States
Aug 2012 - Oct 2012
Sep 2012

86000 mi

US $4000
All 5 Coils failed, one complete short. After market equipment replaced. Catalytic converter code tripped check engine light. Cat converter failed, likely due to ignition problem, too much unburned fuel flushed through it. 
Oct 2012

86000 mi
Low voltage codes and coil failure. Shop unable to replicate but did clean ground wires. 
Volvo V70 in Washington, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

247000 mi

US $500
AC module quit working - requires a dealer-only software reinstall. Sunroof - no power - most likely the module went bad. Module is the same module as the alarm siren. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2010 - Mar 2011
Jun 2010

98000 mi

US $4000
alternator failed 
Volvo V70 in South Australia, Australia
Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

86800 mi

A $1100
transmission was intermittently hesitating and shifting harshly. mechanic flushed and replaced fluid, which was quite dirty. 
Volvo V70 in Illinois, United States
Jun 2011 - May 2013
Jan 2012

95300 mi

US $300
The car wouldn't shift properly and would jerk when it tried to shift. The shop diagnosed that the transmission was going out and put a new transmission in. 
Sep 2012

107000 mi

US $515
There was an oil leak because of two bad cam seals. The cam seals were replaced. Timing belt was in bad shape so it was replaced and so was the water pump. 
Jan 2013

114000 mi

US $175
Car was jerking when accelerating to speeds 50 to 60mph. Check engine light was flashing. Performance check was performed and codes read. Coil pack 5 was misfiring. Part was replaced. 
May 2013

117000 mi

US $100
Car was smoking underneath the hood once it was parked and then caught fire. Front end was engulfed in flames. Fire department had to put out the fire. Complete loss. 
Volvo V70 in Missouri, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

140000 mi

US $120
New MAP sensor 
Volvo V70 in Virginia, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2015
Dec 2012

103000 mi

US $900
ignition coil replacement, turbo sensor replacement ($1300) 
Feb 2014

115000 mi

US $1600
Broken driver side ft spring; worn tie rod ends 
Jun 2014

116000 mi

US $610
Sunroof drains clogged, caused interior flooding in rains. Dealer removed and replaced drains and removed entire carpet and underlayment to dry it out. 
May 2015

126000 mi

US $300
Replaced rear pads, rotors and ebrake shoes 
Jul 2015

129000 mi

US $1000
Replaced cracked radiator, all hoses and thermostat body Ruptured low pressure power steering lines from contact with chassis. Replaced high and low pressure lines. 
Sep 2015

131000 mi

US $185
Power Steering lines (just replaced) came unthreaded from steering rack. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Dec 2007 - Sep 2015
Oct 2009

82000 mi

US $800
Sealed transmission leak. Replaced rear hatch struts. Front brake pads. Intercooler hose replaced. 
Jul 2010

84000 mi
Replace front brake pads. 
Jul 2011

97300 mi

US $145
A/C needed flushing and recharging, after almost ten years of use. 
Jul 2012

100000 mi

US $450
Left front engine mount broken and replaced. 
Sep 2013

109000 mi

US $865
Replaced defective cooling fan and module. 
Dec 2014

114000 mi

US $125
Transmission needs replacing, along with the front half shafts. Cost will be $9500+, for a car worth $4500. Declined work and will nurse the car along. 
Sep 2015

123000 mi

US $185
The sunroof drain line was clogged, causing water to pool on the passenger floor when it rained or I went to the car wash. 
Volvo V70 in Colorado, United States
Jul 2011 - Oct 2012
Sep 2011

96348 mi

US $1036
Power Brake Booster Replaced 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

130000 mi
Drain tranmission 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2011 - Dec 2015
Apr 2014

130160 mi

C $400
Ball joints (both sides) 
Nov 2014

138260 mi

C $35
The check engine light came on - it was caused by the (original) gas filer "o" ring leaking (it was cracked) - I installed a new cap and had my mechanic reset the code (n/c). 
Jun 2015

143220 mi

C $400
New alternator 
Nov 2015

148140 mi

C $650
New brake discs, shoes and pads all round.  Front control arm. Both wear and tear items only. 
Volvo V70 in Florida, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2015
Oct 2014

176500 mi

US $800
Replaced electronic throttle module with one that's designed differently..... The replacement part has a life warranty Cost was $ 800 
Nov 2014

178800 mi

US $450
Had to "clean" EGR system.... pressure was building up causing the camshaft seal to leak... It was $450 for the EGR service (including hoses & tubes) / Note: I did NOT have the cam seal replaced because the leak seems to have stopped afte 
Volvo V70 in Idaho, United States
Aug 2011 - Jul 2015
Jan 2012

109700 mi

US $630
CEL came on--code said evap leak minor. I replaced the gas cap and reset the code. No problems since. DIM went out. Dealer sent it to a third party to rebuild. 
Oct 2012

124700 mi

US $53
Car ran rough, then CEL came on--code indicated it was misfiring on cylinder 1. Replaced the coil on cylinder 1 and problem was resolved. 
Dec 2013

140000 mi

US $40
Passenger door module failed(door lock, temperature sensor, window control all failed to function)---I replaced it at home with a used module purchased on Ebay. 
Volvo V70 in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2015
Mar 2010

117000 mi

US $703
New brake pads and rotors Timing belt and water pump. 
Jun 2010

118000 mi

US $50
Check engine light came on after initial timing belt installation. Reset light and re-adjusted timing. 
Oct 2010

130000 mi

US $276
check engine light was on---replaced CVVT solenoid replaced thermostat 
Jan 2011

133700 mi

US $217
Replaced right front axle 
May 2011

142000 mi

US $568
Replaced the oil trap. The car was making a loud whining noise behind the intake manifold. Repair cost included a computer scan that cost $90 
Jan 2012

160000 mi

US $40
Replace broken hood latch cable 
Feb 2012

162000 mi

US $290
Emission, replaced "J" hose, $178 Replaced brake pads on the front, $112 
Jun 2013

182000 mi

US $85
Check engine light on. Error P0068 and P0171. Mechanic cleaned Mass Air Flow sensor and codes went away. 
Feb 2014

185000 mi

US $250
New coil 
Feb 2015

195000 mi

US $200
Rear rotors and pads 
Mar 2015

197000 mi

US $200
One New Coil 
Jun 2015

200000 mi

US $250
second coil went out. Also changed plugs 
Volvo V70 in Great Britain
Jul 2009 - Aug 2013
Aug 2009

94000 mi
Alarm siren fault - computer reports "Alarm service required" already on car when I bought it from independent Volvo specialist, who will repair it under his own warranty. 
Oct 2009

94000 mi
Alarm siren replaced by the dealer from whom I purchased the car - his warranty repair 
Nov 2009

94000 mi

£500
Windscreen washer on permanently, even with ingition off and car locked. Fixed by replacing a little circuit board in the steering column behind the airbag. Took days to diagnose by 3 mechanics in two garages. 
Feb 2010

96000 mi

£150
offside front wheel bearing noisy - replaced 
Apr 2011

101000 mi

£266
Steering - worn ball joint 
Aug 2012

108500 mi

£30
Broken seal in power steering, leaking fluid. 
Volvo V70 in Washington, United States
Jan 2006 - Feb 2014
Oct 2006

66333 mi

US $47
cup plug for non-turbo equipped engine missing. Replaced plug. 
Mar 2007

71857 mi

US $239
Replaced faulty driver's door lock assembly 
Apr 2007

72834 mi

US $216
Key would not turn in ignition lock. Replaced faulty Ignition Lock Assembly. Repair cost did not include towing to shop for repair 
Dec 2007

81190 mi
Replaced loose front sway bar links replaced LH inner tie rod end 
Jan 2008

83208 mi
replaced thermostat replaced upper engine strut both covered under extended warranty 
Dec 2008

97000 mi

US $25
fuel door hinge replaced 
Aug 2009

107245 mi

US $688
Replaced timing belt,timing belt tensioner,serpentine belt Replaced leaking power steering reservoir 
Oct 2009

110738 mi

US $400
Evap cannister clogged, evap hoses starting to crack. Replaced valve and two hoses 
Jan 2010

118000 mi

US $29
LH low beam socket broken. Wired in new socket 
Mar 2010

118000 mi

US $300
left motor mount "sagging".Replaced 
May 2010

123000 mi

US $558
Ignition lock bound up internally,replaced lock cylinder. Note same problem occurred three years ago while under extended warranty. 
Sep 2011

146000 mi

US $1452
Instrument cluster goes dead.Will come back when hitting a bump in road.Scanned for fault codes.Found DIM has internal fault,requires replacement.New instrument cluster,software downloaded 
Feb 2012

151000 mi

US $225
R&R bent suspension stay right rear. Shop says common with this model year, they keep the part in stock. Perform 4 wheel alignment due to replacement. 
Sep 2012

159000 mi

US $276
front brake hoses cracked. R&R hoses, bleed brake system, road test, recheck for leaks. 
Jun 2013

168000 mi

US $440
Voltage regulator failed. Replaced. Wife was at the store, and on the 1/2 mile drive home it "started running really bad." 
Jul 2013

169000 mi

US $524
Alternator clutch pulley bearing failed, destroyed serpentine belt. Replaces serpentine belt,acc.belt tensioner,alternator pulley. 
Dec 2013

174000 mi

US $299
remove right front wheel and axle.Remove damaged grease boot,grease,install new protective boot,reinstall axle and wheel 
Volvo V70 in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2012 - Jul 2013
Mar 2013

120000 mi

US $300
Could not turn key in ignition. Had to replace the chamber.  Replaced the steering wheel as well due to peeling of the leather. 
Volvo V70 in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2008 - Sep 2013
May 2008

70000 mi
Replace rear headrest pull tab AND disentangle cargo safety net. 
May 2009

90230 mi

US $63
Transmission software download at dealer 
Dec 2009

104000 mi

US $30
An EVAP hose called the "J hose" split causing a P0442 code. EVAP system-small leak. 
Jan 2011

121000 mi
A catch in the cup holder needed to be realigned.  Removed broken-off plastic clip (debris) from retracting cup holder which had prevented retraction. 
Mar 2011

124000 mi

US $7
Replaced thermostat 
Apr 2011

125000 mi

US $12
faulty turn signal socket-socket replaced 
Jun 2011

127000 mi

US $90
Rear shock replacement 
Nov 2011

133000 mi

US $3
Replaced burned right-outer headlamp socket with a new one. 
Feb 2012

135500 mi

US $10
Replaced a vacuum elbow at the intake manifold 
Apr 2012

137300 mi

US $50
Parking brake shoes & hardware replaced. also found a damaged dust boot and missing dust caps on one caliper. These boots and caps are for the "glide pins." 
Jul 2013

158500 mi

US $186
Remove & replace front oxygen sensor. 
Aug 2013

160000 mi

US $6
Faulty fuel cap leaked air. New cap remedied problem 
Sep 2013

162000 mi

US $300
Front struts, bump stops, dust boots and end links replaced 
Volvo V70 in Connecticut, United States
- Dec 2008
Dec 2008

122000 mi

US $248
Replaced Alternator 
Volvo V70 in Michigan, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2007

55000 mi

US $1600
Replace lower bushing and tie rod 
Jul 2007

62000 mi

US $1200
60,000 mile service including door latch 
Mar 2008

80000 mi

US $3850
Needed rear main seal. Powers steering pump Struts New dash module. 
Mar 2009

96000 mi

US $1500
New Dash board. 
Volvo V70 in Mississippi, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2012
Nov 2011

90000 mi
Fuel pump valve recall repair 
Jun 2012

94000 mi

US $212
check engine light came on, they "cleaned out the carbon" Driver interior door handle broke. They would have needed to replace entire interior door body to fix it, so they just glued it back together. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Sedan

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

Volvo V70 in Illinois, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2012
Apr 2012

113000 mi

US $1000
Before cat O2 sensor and timing belt according to man. recs. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

147000 mi

US $1100
AC condenser had to be replaced--magnetic clutch kept disengaging 

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2002 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo V70 in Michigan, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

127000 mi

US $650
New window regulator for driver door window. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo V70 in Georgia, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

90000 mi

US $7000
Transmission went out and was replaced. It continues to have problems and the repair caused two more problems that had to be repaired. 
Jul 2009

98000 mi

US $300
Car was taken in for the window motor to be looked at. Mechanic said radiator needed to be replaced and was about to cause the engine to seize up. Repair would have cost $1400. window would not roll up. Cost $300 to be repaired. 

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2001.5 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in Great Britain
Oct 2008 - Dec 2015
Nov 2008

118000 mi

£555
ETM replaced + Software upgrade. Brake pedal Position Sensor replaced = resulting in correct cruise control funtionality 
Aug 2014

138500 mi

£300
Laid up for four years for a catastrophic fuel leak, flexible coupling between the filler and tank. Dealer said had to dismantle rear and, minimum 600. Found an independent specialist who knew a better way, replaced hose and clips for reasonable sum. 

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2001.5 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volvo V70 in Great Britain
Mar 2010 - Dec 2015
Jan 2012

86000 mi
Annual service, new discs all round 
Dec 2012

88000 mi

£300
air con motor 
Apr 2015

97000 mi
Air con leak 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volvo V70 in Oregon, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

13000 mi

US $300
Replaced struts, tie rods, misc. suspension as needed. 

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