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2004 Volvo V70 Repair Histories

96 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Volvo V70. 55 of these members (57.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 197 repairs to 2004 Volvo V70s--an average of 2.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 197 repairs.

2004 Volvo V70 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 19 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 - Jul 2014
38000 mi   replace latch for rear fold-down seat 
49000   Squeak in steering wheel. Hard to start car at times. 
72000 US $89 R side heated mirror would no longer heat up--it was replaced 
82000   check engine light, temporarily went away after new engine software download emission control system part replaced 
86000   coolant loss--corroded radiator replaced steering groan on turns, loose clamp, replaced 
88300   some kind of sensor with the fuel system/turbo 
94000   tie rod end replacement 
99000   shock mount needed replacing 
107000   seat heater malfunction, burned hole in seat 

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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
38855 mi   Top engine mount bushing replaced 
49000   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   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
40500 mi   Replace A/C compressor. motor was binding, resulting in strange noise which varied in pitch with vehicle RPM. 
45000 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 
53000   Part of plastic bracket holding fuel door spring broke. 
58000   Boost control solenoid bad -- removed and replaced with new unit. Subtle issue -- only apparent a wide open throttle. 
59500   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   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   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   Ball joint allowing excessive vertical play and squeaking when turning or going over bumps. 
97000   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   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
53000 mi US $420 replaced electric cooling fan 
60000   Replaced cracked upper engine mount and bushing with an OEM Volvo upper engine mount and bushing. 
61000   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
40000 mi   Auto transmission shift flare. 
47000 US $130 Engine mount, upper rear. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Apr 2005 - Jun 2014
22000 mi   Faulty fuel pump pressure gauge. Repaired under warranty. 
29000   Faulty fuel pump. Repaired under warranty. 
31000 US $250 Leaking radiator. Repaired under warranty. Replaced front brake pads. 
34000   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   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   Major suspension issues: lower front control assembly, front strut assembly, rear shocks, and strut mount bushings. 
96000   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   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   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   The turbo blew up. The mechanic said he had never seen that much smoke, ever. Had to replace and rebuild. Ugh. 

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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
21500 mi   Keyfob broken, replaced, under warranty 
30000   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 2014
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. 
113000   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   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   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
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
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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