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2002 Volvo V70 Problems and Repair Histories

93 TrueDelta members own a 2002 Volvo V70. 53 of these members (57%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 207 repairs to 2002 Volvo V70s--an average of 2.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2002 Volvo V70 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2002 Volvo V70 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2002 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 2002 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

35% of the 2002 Volvo V70 repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 23% to the suspension, 20% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 207 repairs.

2002 Volvo V70 repair cost distribution

Of the 2002 Volvo V70 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 12% cost less than $100, 45% between $100 and $499, 25% between $500 and $999, 14% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 200 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.

2002 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

Volvo V70 in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 110000    
111000 300 Replaced worn/defective rear shocks;  Replaced worn/defective - one front, one rear sway bar link; Replaced worn/defective upper engine mount. 
112000 110 Replaced rear suspension springs. Replaced laggy turbo control valve with improved aftermarket part. 
112000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 76000    
79000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
444 Front and rear stabilizer links 
254 Replaced upper engine torque mount 
1520 Front end rebuilt (Coil spring,Strut mount bushing, inner tie rod) 
1075 Alternator and tensioner 
88000 0 Diminished power steering fluid deemed to result from slight leak in the power steering pump though not significant enough to require replacement (yet) 
 
Volvo V70 in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 87000    
87000 0 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.) 
88000 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) 
94000 4600 Transmission failed and was replaced with a re-manufactured one. 
94000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 138000    
140000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
47 cup plug for non-turbo equipped engine missing. Replaced plug. 
239 Replaced faulty driver's door lock assembly 
216 Key would not turn in ignition lock. Replaced faulty Ignition Lock Assembly. Repair cost did not include towing to shop for repair 
0 Replaced loose front sway bar links replaced LH inner tie rod end 
0 replaced thermostat replaced upper engine strut both covered under extended warranty 
96000 25 fuel door hinge replaced 
107700 688 Replaced timing belt,timing belt tensioner,serpentine belt Replaced leaking power steering reservoir 
112000 400 Evap cannister clogged, evap hoses starting to crack. Replaced valve and two hoses 
118000 29 LH low beam socket broken. Wired in new socket 
121000 300 left motor mount "sagging".Replaced 
123000 558 Ignition lock bound up internally,replaced lock cylinder. Note same problem occurred three years ago while under extended warranty. 
146000 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 
151000 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. 
159000 276 front brake hoses cracked. R&R hoses, bleed brake system, road test, recheck for leaks. 
168000 440 Voltage regulator failed. Replaced. Wife was at the store, and on the 1/2 mile drive home it "started running really bad." 
169000 524 Alternator clutch pulley bearing failed, destroyed serpentine belt. Replaces serpentine belt,acc.belt tensioner,alternator pulley. 
174000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
1600 Replace lower bushing and tie rod 
1200 60,000 mile service including door latch 
80000 3850 Needed rear main seal. Powers steering pump Struts New dash module. 
96000 1500 New Dash board. 
 

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2002 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo V70 in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 126000    
127000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 88000    
90000 7000 Transmission went out and was replaced. It continues to have problems and the repair caused two more problems that had to be repaired. 
98000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 118000    
118000 555 ETM replaced + Software upgrade. Brake pedal Position Sensor replaced = resulting in correct cruise control funtionality 
139000  

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