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2002 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 282 repairs.

2002 Volvo V70 repair cost distribution

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 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 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

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 Jersey, United States
Nov 2006 - Apr 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 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. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Missouri, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

140000 mi

US $120
New MAP sensor 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

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 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. 

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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 - Jun 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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2002 Volvo V70 Repair Histories

98 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Volvo V70. 58 of these members (59.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 282 repairs to 2002 Volvo V70s--an average of 2.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

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