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2004 Volvo V70 Problems and Repair Histories

96 TrueDelta members own a 2004 Volvo V70. 55 of these members (57.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 186 repairs to 2004 Volvo V70s--an average of 1.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2004 Volvo V70 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2004 Volvo V70 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2004 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 2004 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

31% of the 2004 Volvo V70 repairs were to the engine, 9% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 27% to the suspension, 17% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 186 repairs.

2004 Volvo V70 repair cost distribution

Of the 2004 Volvo V70 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 52% between $100 and $499, 21% between $500 and $999, 18% between $1000 and $2499, and 1% more than $2500.

Chart based on 85 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.

2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 replace latch for rear fold-down seat 
49000 0 Squeak in steering wheel. Hard to start car at times. 
72000 89 R side heated mirror would no longer heat up--it was replaced 
82000 400 check engine light, temporarily went away after new engine software download emission control system part replaced 
86000 1200 coolant loss--corroded radiator replaced steering groan on turns, loose clamp, replaced 
88300 150 some kind of sensor with the fuel system/turbo 
94000 60 tie rod end replacement 
99000 400 shock mount needed replacing 
107000 0 seat heater malfunction, burned hole in seat 
127000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Top engine mount bushing replaced 
49000 0 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. 
61000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Replace A/C compressor. motor was binding, resulting in strange noise which varied in pitch with vehicle RPM. 
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 
53000 30 Part of plastic bracket holding fuel door spring broke. 
58000 45 Boost control solenoid bad -- removed and replaced with new unit. Subtle issue -- only apparent a wide open throttle. 
59300 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). 
81000 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.  
86000 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. 
95000 115 Ball joint allowing excessive vertical play and squeaking when turning or going over bumps. 
97000 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). 
105000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
420 replaced electric cooling fan 
60000 170 Replaced cracked upper engine mount and bushing with an OEM Volvo upper engine mount and bushing. 
61000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 34000    
40000 0 Auto transmission shift flare. 
47000 130 Engine mount, upper rear. 
 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Faulty fuel pump pressure gauge. Repaired under warranty. 
0 Faulty fuel pump. Repaired under warranty. 
250 Leaking radiator. Repaired under warranty. Replaced front brake pads. 
34000 0 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! 
60000 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. 
76000 2050 Major suspension issues: lower front control assembly, front strut assembly, rear shocks, and strut mount bushings. 
96000 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. 
106000 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. 
112300 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. 
118000 4000 The turbo blew up. The mechanic said he had never seen that much smoke, ever. Had to replace and rebuild. Ugh. 
134000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Keyfob broken, replaced, under warranty 
30000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 55000    
110000 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. 
113000 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. 
114000 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!! 
121000 80 Replaced front rotors for the first time. It was easy! 
144000  

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2004 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 40000    
41000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 54000    
55000 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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