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2004 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 216 repairs.

2004 Volvo V70 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 22 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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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Wisconsin, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2015
Apr 2007

38000 mi
replace latch for rear fold-down seat 
Mar 2008

49000 mi
Squeak in steering wheel. Hard to start car at times. 
Dec 2009

72000 mi

US $89
R side heated mirror would no longer heat up--it was replaced 
Jul 2010

82000 mi

US $400
check engine light, temporarily went away after new engine software download emission control system part replaced 
Nov 2010

86000 mi

US $1200
coolant loss--corroded radiator replaced steering groan on turns, loose clamp, replaced 
Jan 2011

88300 mi

US $150
some kind of sensor with the fuel system/turbo 
Jun 2011

94000 mi

US $60
tie rod end replacement 
Oct 2011

99000 mi

US $400
shock mount needed replacing 
Apr 2012

107000 mi
seat heater malfunction, burned hole in seat 
Dec 2014

134000 mi

US $700
brake replacement 
Mar 2015

134000 mi

US $500
Ignition switch (where key goes in) broke, had to be replaced 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in Michigan, United States
Oct 2006 - Nov 2010
Jul 2006

38855 mi
Top engine mount bushing replaced 
Dec 2007

49000 mi
Vehicle stalled, cranked but wouldn't restart...towed to dealer, ECM replaced. All covered under CPO warranty, dealer provided loaner vehicle. Mechanic noticed worn suspension end link while vehicle in for other repair, replaced under CPO. 
May 2008

61000 mi
Car stalled, towed to dealer, ECM replaced, all covered under CPO. Rear wiper stopped working, motor replaced while in for ECM repair. Covered by CPO. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volvo V70 in Vermont, United States
Apr 2007 - Apr 2013
Jan 2007

40500 mi
Replace A/C compressor. motor was binding, resulting in strange noise which varied in pitch with vehicle RPM. 
Apr 2007

45000 mi

US $70
Replace lower transmission torque mount to address "notchiness"/difficulty in moving the shifter into certain gears, particularly third. Performed the five minute remove/replace myself (four readily accessible bolts), so the listed cost is for the part o 
Sep 2007

53000 mi

US $30
Part of plastic bracket holding fuel door spring broke. 
Mar 2008

58000 mi

US $45
Boost control solenoid bad -- removed and replaced with new unit. Subtle issue -- only apparent a wide open throttle. 
May 2008

59500 mi

US $126
Replace immobilizer antenna in steering column. Car could not read key RFID and would not start. Intermittent issue, finally diagnosed when left stranded (but finally threw a code). 
Jul 2010

81000 mi

US $560
Left front wheel bearing failing and creating noise. Replaced. Blower motor power module failure. Fan remained on at all times (even when engine off) and was unresponsive to fan speed dial.  
May 2011

86000 mi

US $1100
Leaking output seal, oil noted on transmission housing. R&R. Torn tie rod boot. Tie rod rusted underneath boot, so both tie rod and boot replaced. Lower control arm bushings worn, resulting in increased cabin vibrations and rougher ride. R&R. 
Apr 2012

95000 mi

US $115
Ball joint allowing excessive vertical play and squeaking when turning or going over bumps. 
Jun 2012

97000 mi

US $400
Parking brake shoes delaminated and needed to be replaced. Opted to be proactive and also replace the brake fluid at this time, but the master cylinder failed while the brakes were being bled (Murphy's Law still workS). 
Apr 2013

105000 mi

US $200
Window off one of the blocks (block cracked). Block replaced. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volvo V70 in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2007 - Oct 2008
Jul 2007

53000 mi

US $420
replaced electric cooling fan 
Apr 2008

60000 mi

US $170
Replaced cracked upper engine mount and bushing with an OEM Volvo upper engine mount and bushing. 
May 2008

61000 mi

US $141
Front button on gearshift broke apart. Dealer had to replace gearshift knob/handle assembly. $90.00 for parts and $50.00 labor. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2009
Feb 2008

40000 mi
Auto transmission shift flare. 
Feb 2009

47000 mi

US $130
Engine mount, upper rear. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Apr 2005 - Jun 2015
Jun 2005

22000 mi
Faulty fuel pump pressure gauge. Repaired under warranty. 
Mar 2007

29000 mi
Faulty fuel pump. Repaired under warranty. 
Apr 2007

31000 mi

US $250
Leaking radiator. Repaired under warranty. Replaced front brake pads. 
May 2007

34000 mi
Replaced blown fuse regulating headlight. Also replaced both headlights. I was told this is "standard procedure." Since the bulbs were still good, I asked for them back. They gave them to me. Now I have a spare set! 
Mar 2009

60000 mi

US $800
Replaced both front and back break pads and rotors. Had been mentioned at the 45K service as optional. I trust this mechanic and so did it now. This was a 60K mile service, so other maintenance done, but these are not included in the $800 brake cost. 
Mar 2010

76000 mi

US $2050
Major suspension issues: lower front control assembly, front strut assembly, rear shocks, and strut mount bushings. 
Jul 2011

96000 mi

US $550
Part of this repair was replacing a previously replaced lower control arm that failed. This, however was a bit less than half of the $550 total for this plus an additional control arm and ball joints. 
Jul 2012

106000 mi

US $3400
Transmission failing to shift to third gear, sometimes spinning, sometimes hard downshifting. Shop suggested changing the transmission valve body rather than replacing the whole tranny. Seems to have worked. Control arm bushings shot on front. Replaced. 
Feb 2013

112300 mi

US $940
Sludge causing the check engine light to go on. Drained oil and viewed lots of sludge. Removed oil pan, scrubbed and replaced it. Replaced filter, o-ring and sealer. Engine smoother now.  Also replaced right engine mount. 
Aug 2013

118000 mi

US $4000
The turbo blew up. The mechanic said he had never seen that much smoke, ever. Had to replace and rebuild. Ugh. 
Feb 2015

145000 mi

US $1280
Replaced cracker radiator. Replaced headlamp assembly that had been cracked, allowing water inside and blowing out several successive bulbs. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Colorado, United States
Apr 2006 - Jan 2008
Dec 2006

21500 mi
Keyfob broken, replaced, under warranty 
Sep 2007

30000 mi
Upgrade software rear tailgate squeaking Turbo valves were replaced per customer noticing car had slight surging when climbing hills in mtns. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

Volvo V70 in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2015
Sep 2011

110000 mi

US $10
Gas lid hinge broke. Bought a new one for less that $10 and repaired it myself in just a few minutes- this is a known issue with this car and all P1 Volvos- was tired of driving around with gas cover off- unsightly. 
Nov 2011

113000 mi

US $700
Camber was way off- unoticeable from the outside, the tires on the inside edge had completely worn out to the belt. Replaced tires prematurely and bought a camber bolt set (about $100) not installed yet. W/out no camber adjustment. 
Dec 2011

114000 mi

US $180
Had to install camber bolt kit to the front of the car and get the car aligned to set the camber correctly. Without it, I would have worn the inside edges of my tires out again. Apparently this is a known issue- Shame on Volvo!! 
Aug 2012

121000 mi

US $80
Replaced front rotors for the first time. It was easy! 

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2004 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Colorado, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

41000 mi
When I bought the car (one month ago) the sunroof was in need of repair, the right front headlight wiper, and the turbo all were in need of repair. It's been back twice. The turbo they say that the diagnostic computer says they can't find the problem. ... 

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2004 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2007 - Jul 2010
Jan 2008

55000 mi

US $190
Had strut plate, tie rod replaced due to knocking noise. Also had stops on steering adjusted, wheels would rub on wheelwells when turned lock to lock. Replaced license plate lamp (special bulb)and ordered replacement pillar tweeter. Car purchased as Volvo Also had stops on steering adjusted, wheels would rub on wheelwells when turned lock to lock.  Replaced license plate lamp (special bulb). Ordered replacement pillar tweeter. 

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2004 Volvo V70 Repair Histories

103 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Volvo V70. 60 of these members (58.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 216 repairs to 2004 Volvo V70s--an average of 2.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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