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2004 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (28%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 226 repairs.

2004 Volvo V70 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (23%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (55%)

< $100 (0%)

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

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Norway
Oct 2008 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

156860 mi

$100
-Park light bulbs changed (partly preventative); - fuse of rear screenwiper-washer replaced; - oil change; - Diesel fuel engine & cabin heating system checked; - arctic wintertyres mounted (down to -30 C. 

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2004 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

Volvo V70 in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2012
Jan 2012

88000 mi

US $10
Interior door handle broke from lock cable. Cheap plastic container box inside door broke. Made a bracket from electrical cable holder and screwed it into the plastic around the box to secure the cable mechanism. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

Volvo V70 in Washington, United States
Jan 2009 - Sep 2011
Apr 2009

52000 mi

US $287
Tailgate sometimes won't open. Handle fails to unlatch the tailgate.  Driver side heated seat stopped working. New heating unit ordered and replaced. Some stitching of the upholstery was not covered by warranty but the new heating unit was covered.  Replaced front brake pads.  
May 2009

52000 mi

US $30
Replaced torn top motor mount. Used aftermarket price with better service life than OEM part. 
Jul 2009

55000 mi

US $46
left rear wheel bearing was noisy/failing, was replaced 
Apr 2010

61700 mi

US $349
Check Engine Lamp illuminated- New Emission control software installed by dealer (updated SW version), then the CEL remained illuminated, which leads us to problems 2 and 3 of this Service Visit CEL illuminated. After free Software update, the Fuel Evaporative Pump in the emission system was found to be inoperative. Not covered under Emission Warranty nor Extended Warranty. Cost to me: $348.67 CEL illuminated, after free software update the Brake Pedal Position Sensor was found to be inoperative. This was replaced under extended warranty. BRAKE lamp illuminated w/"BRAKE FLUID LOW- SERVICE URGENT" message. Dealer found brake fluid low, but no leak in brake system. Likely fluid is leaking in the Clutch Slave Cyl, but diagnosis would cost over $1100, so filled fluid only for now. 
Nov 2010

66000 mi

US $1799
Squealing noise noticed at idle, I assumed it was related to serpentine belt, but unfortunately it was failed clutch Pilot Bearing/Throwout Bearing. Replaced clutch assembly (including still serviceable clutch plate). 
Jul 2011

69000 mi
"Suspension Setting Service Required" message for 4C electronic suspension. Dealer pulled code for 2 front struts but could not diagnose the exact problem, so after 9 days in shop I collected the car unrepaired (without paying) Clutch replaced 9 months ago after which angle gear oil leak immediately occurred. Now angle gear leaking again. Dealer didn't know why it was leaking but replaced the "crown seal"; told me to take it home and watch fur further leak. 
Aug 2011

69000 mi
Returned to dealer to continue troubleshooting 4C suspension problem. Diagnosed faulty RF electronic strut. Strut replaced at wholesale cost, with labor split by owner and Volvo Cars NA. 
Volvo V70 in North Carolina, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2009
Nov 2008

38000 mi
Had fuel pressure sensor changed after check engine light came on--part of recall (known issue) replacement with new sensors paid by Volvo 
Jun 2009

40000 mi

US $515
Slave cylinder failed causing clutch to fail. Slave cylinder and whole clutch were replaced. Volvo North America paid for about $2000 of repair, I was responsible for $513. Not a bad deal considering car was out of warranty (in service in Febuary 2004) 
Aug 2009

41000 mi

US $50
In for pre-purchase inspection and Volvo tech. noticed something not right with the power steering pump. Had replaced and paid for by Fidelity (FWS) warranty-$50 deductible. 
Volvo V70 in Vermont, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2012
Sep 2011

132000 mi

US $1800
misfire due to defective coil. Replaced coil on cyl #4. need another coil on #2 not repaired yet. Replace entire 4-c suspension system and installed new control arms front with new swaybars and end links.  
Dec 2011

136000 mi

US $200
replaced failed coil #2 and o-ring on turbo pressure pipe that was causing check engine light to come on. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2016
Sep 2014

120000 mi

US $100
Coolant reservoir was leaking and replaced. 
Dec 2014

123000 mi

US $5000
clutch slave cylinder started to leak. Replaced clutch and flywheel as a part of the procedure 
Oct 2015

136700 mi
Replaced lower control arms due to worn bushings. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in Arizona, United States
Dec 2009 - Feb 2014
Sep 2010

47000 mi

US $200
Turn signal stalk had to be replaced. Left turn signal did not always engage.  
Sep 2011

50000 mi

US $474
Fuel pressure regulator failed. Part of a recall for 2004 V70R's but mine was a later build so Volvo would not cover cost. Sounds like a continuing problem, this is our 6th and last Volvo. Update: Volvo ultimately covered cost. 
Jan 2012

52300 mi

US $25
Replaced the "V" in V70R that a car wash stripped off.  
Jun 2012

55000 mi

US $125
Side seam on driver's seat separated and had to be resewn 
Mar 2013

58000 mi

US $67
Tail light burned out. I had them replace all four bulbs. Labor was about $50 of this. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Feb 2013
Sep 2010

59000 mi

US $150
I had to replace the engine mount (bushing). The old one had torn apart. 
Mar 2012

78000 mi

US $550
Control Arm Bushing on the front wheels were completely gone, 4 bushing total (2 per side). The rear bushing looked fine. Battery failed test, had to replace Alarm system warning light came on, needed to replace backup module that controls backup siren. 
Jul 2012

83000 mi

US $1000
Radiator was leaking, replaced. 
Feb 2013

87000 mi
Steering started making moaning noises on slight right turn only. 
Volvo V70 in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2010 - Feb 2010
Feb 2010

81000 mi
Both front struts. 
Volvo V70 in District of Columbia, United States
Aug 2014 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

93000 mi

US $4800
Needed new alternator. It had been replaced 24,000 ago Radiator started leaking, plastic piece of it cracked. Needed new radiator 
Volvo V70 in Finland
Jun 2010 - Mar 2016
Jul 2010

66960 mi
 
Apr 2011

80600 mi

€50
turning limiters were worn out and full turn was noisy, because tires rubbered inner fender on both sides. 
Jun 2011

85560 mi

€150
inner tie rod end has wore out. I changed both inner and outer ends on both sides and I did a wheel aligment. 
Dec 2011

94240 mi
lower ball joint has a play 
Jan 2012

95940 mi

€1700
AWD stopped to work. Car was only FWD. The teeth of sleeve which connect the transmission to angle gear were worn out. Also the theet of angel gear were worn. Replaced connection sleeve and angel gear. 
Mar 2016

136400 mi
sudden death during a long trip driving 
Volvo V70 in Idaho, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2016
Feb 2011

60000 mi

US $749
Ignition key was starting to NOT work, i.e., could not turn it. 
Nov 2013

68700 mi
Fuel tank was leaking around the sending unit. 
May 2014

70700 mi

US $1300
Needed new brake pads and discs. 
Jan 2015

73000 mi

US $6700
Front and rear struts replaced and alignment. Decided to have the timing belt done, which is maintenance. Did not expect the strut problem at 78,000 miles. A bit disappointed in the Volvo on this. All wheel drive gear was stripped as was the sleeve. Am becoming very disappointed in this car. That is over $8000.00 in recent repairs with a car that only has a little over 73,000 miles on it....... 
Volvo V70 in Virginia, United States
Jul 2012 - May 2015
Jan 2013

120000 mi

US $600
replaced all rotors and pads 
Apr 2013

123000 mi
replaced front wheel bearing 
Volvo V70 in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2014
Dec 2011

106000 mi

US $490
Replaced left rear wheel bearing. 
May 2012

109000 mi

US $895
Cabin blower continued to run after key was turned off, draining the battery on two occasions. The fan motor and power unit were replaced. 
Volvo V70 in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

93000 mi

US $1000
Electrical system short was blowing out fuel pump. Went through 2 fuel pumps. 
Volvo V70 in Virginia, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2015
Dec 2010

73000 mi

US $400
Left rear wheel bearing. 
Apr 2012

91000 mi

US $55
Worn front lower control arm bushings - quoted $900 for new control arms 
Aug 2013

108500 mi

US $350
Pads and rotor replacement. Wear item - regular maintenance. Bought car with 70K miles so brakes had at least 40K miles on them. 
Jun 2014

119000 mi

US $50
power steering whine - replaced reservoir 
Jan 2015

128300 mi

US $900
Passenger side strut upper spring seat broken. Replace struts, seats, bearings, a-arms, ball joints, tie rod ends, sway bar end links 
Sep 2015

145000 mi

US $65
RF HID Bulb Blown - Replace Bulb 
Volvo V70 in Washington, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2016
Dec 2011

131000 mi

US $300
replaced right drive axle account torn boots 
Sep 2013

156000 mi

US $1200
replace flexplate and starter account starter bendix spring wore and starter rode on flexplate wearing ring gear. 
Sep 2014

167000 mi

US $500
left rear wheel bearing 
Volvo V70 in Indiana, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2011
May 2010

96000 mi

US $300
Squeaking brakes: resulted in new brake pads for all 4 wheels and 2 new rotors (fronts). 
Dec 2010

102000 mi

US $1459
Needed new rear wheel hub assemblies. The bearings were loose and the wheels could wobble side to side. 
Mar 2011

104000 mi
Faulty seat heater (drivers side) was replaced with a new heating grid.  
Volvo V70 in Wisconsin, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2016
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 
Nov 2015

145300 mi

US $700
replaced sway bar endlinks upper strut mount replacement 

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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. 
Volvo V70 in Quebec, Canada
May 2015 - Jun 2015
May 2015

148800 mi

C $400
Passenger window mechanism changed Passenger Front 
Jun 2015

193440 mi
Passenger window mechanism replaced as it failed again. 

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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. 
Volvo V70 in Arizona, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2016
Jun 2010

95000 mi

US $360
Fuel pump failed, covered under extended recall. Cost included new fuel filter and computer flash update covering 2004-2010. 
Sep 2011

104000 mi

US $99
Lower transmission mount known weakness on this vehicle. replaced with upgraded poly bushing trans mount from iPD. Tools needed: jack, metric ratchet set. 15 min. 
Dec 2013

121000 mi

US $500
120K mi: time to rebuild a Volvo suspension. Replaced lower control arms (bad bushings) struts and endlinks up front. Also upgraded swaybar, spring seats and struts.  Passenger side motor mount was also bad. 
Feb 2014

121700 mi

US $85
Noticed reduced performance and reduced MPGs. Used online forum to deduce possibly caused by turbo control valve. Replaced with aftermarket TCV. 

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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 Ohio, United States
Aug 2014 - Mar 2016
Jul 2015

113300 mi

US $460
Small leak right side of radiator 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Apr 2005 - Mar 2016
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. 
Oct 2015

152700 mi

US $1300
Computer went down, reporting serious problems when there were none. Replaced the brain and a couple small issues. 
Nov 2015

153300 mi

US $313
Broken axle. Replaced with OEM refurbished unit. New was six times the cost with the same warranty! 
Volvo V70 in Arizona, United States
Dec 2008 - Feb 2012
Feb 2009

36000 mi
The fuel pump was replaced due to a bad seal at the tank - other than an intermittent fuel smell, it performed normally. 
Volvo V70 in Ireland
Oct 2010 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

92380 mi
Three main problems rear drivers side wheel bearing, problem with fuel sender and pump in the fuel tank and lastly two front shocks gone car has four-c suspension so these are going to cost €500 each to replace 
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. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in Quebec, Canada
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Aug 2009

76880 mi

C $300
Left inner and outer tie-rod. Inner tie-rod rusted to outer tierod. Difficult to remove. Performed alignment at shop after self repair. Torque rod at front of transmission had to be replaced. Axle bolts had to be retightened to eliminate ping on acceleration and deceleration. 
Volvo V70 in Virginia, United States
Feb 2015 - Feb 2015
Feb 2015

178000 mi
O2 Sensor 
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 Georgia, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2013
Apr 2010

52000 mi
control arm bushings, cracked 
Aug 2012

72000 mi

US $100
Mass air flow sensor failed. Replaced with re-manufactured sensor. 
Volvo V70 in Florida, United States
- Dec 2010
Dec 2007

49993 mi
Replaced both front door weather strips which were coming off. This is the second replacement. 
Feb 2008

52900 mi

US $298
Dealer found that power steering was not a problem. Replaced worn engine mounts. Extended insurance paid $191.05.  
Oct 2008

63063 mi

US $669
I reported a noise in the right front suspension. Dealer advised that front shock absorbers needed to be replaced, under warranty. Recommended that spring seats be replaced as well, at my cost. I agreed. I paid $219.87. 
Dec 2008

66324 mi
I complained to dealer that noise was still there, after front shocks replaced last visit. Dealer tightened left front strut nut 1/4 turn.  
Dec 2009

75536 mi

US $29
Tire leaking. Patched by Tire Kingdom. 
Apr 2010

77726 mi

US $365
Failed fuel pressure sensor. Covered under extended warranty. I paid $106.50 
May 2010

74691 mi
I told dealer that I though AC was not working properly. They found low freon level but could not locate leak. Dealer needed to add dye to freon and charged $212.19. Reimbursed me when I complained that this should be ext. warranty item. 
Dec 2010

83725 mi

US $210
Alarm triggers for no reason. Dealer found bad siren module. I paid $106.50 under extended warranty. 
Volvo V70 in Tennessee, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2016
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! 
Mar 2016

163000 mi

US $800
Changed out the rear shocks for the first time along with rear sway bar end links. On the front the struts were good (done 30K miles ago) but spring seats & Strut mounts were worn out and we also replaced the front sway bar end links. 
Volvo V70 in Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Aug 2012
Mar 2012

130000 mi

US $1100
Alignment attempted. All control arm bushing failed and driver's side tie rod ends seized together. PCV breather system clogged at Oil Trap. Oil Trap and related hoses replaced. Computer in limp mode. Electrical systems non-responsive. Computer needed to be reset. System failure caused by missing radio amplifier and corroded power seat module. Part replacement prohibitively expensive. Audio amplifier internals severely corroded. Potential moisture damage. Used part purchased from ebay. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Mar 2008 - May 2014
Mar 2009

37000 mi
Went to indy mechanic to purchase new tires and maintenance/safety check. Mechanic noted that the front lower control arm bushings were torn and this was covered by warranty. The only thing we had to pay for was an alignment after the part replacement. 
Mar 2010

40000 mi
Symptom: Creaking / groaning noise coming from passenger side when turning steering wheel. Problem: Right upper strut mount had collapsed. Repair: Replaced both upper strut mounts (discount on replacing both at same time). 
Jun 2010

41000 mi
Symptom: Popping noise from left front end over bumps. Problem: Internal fault in Left front strut. Indy shop noted that was covered by CPO warranty. Went to dealership to have components replaced under warranty. Problem repaired. 
Apr 2011

42000 mi
Symptoms: Radio loses all volume, then comes back by changing the channel/increasing the volume. Mechanic unable to locate problem source. Recommended software re-download at next visit. (May not be covered by CPO/VIP warranty.) 
Mar 2012

46000 mi
Driver side mirror reflective glass fell off. Went to local indy repair shop to replace glass/heating element and had oil change and tire rotation performed at the same time. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Vermont, United States
Jun 2011 - Aug 2015
Dec 2011

180000 mi

US $650
Right front strut seal blew out and it lost all it's oil. Replace both front struts with OEM struts 
Jun 2012

187000 mi

US $803
Right rear wheel bearing was replaced. Had been making noise 
Sep 2012

190000 mi

US $500
Driver side wheel bearing started to make noise. Taken to shop for replacement. D/S Tie Rod end was going bad, replaced 
Volvo V70 in Virginia, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

51000 mi
Rattle in passenger door; alignment. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 161hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Netherlands
Feb 2009 - Oct 2015
Jun 2010

133920 mi

€100
Found leaking membrane is a vacuum valve when searching for lack-of-power-engine-issues. Valve replaced with a new one, did NOT solve the engine issues to a noticeable degree, but was necessary nontheless. 
Jul 2010

134540 mi

€130
AC shop filled aircon last yr but it leaked. When trying to make appointment to get it fixed, shop turned out to be out of business. Another shop checked the aircon: BOTH radiators/evaporators are supposedly shot. >2000$ to repair, so no go. 
Feb 2012

153140 mi

€350
Heater from crankcase ventilation defective, bought new, not yet fitted (save on dealer installation-cost). May solve ongoing issue with slow acceleration as this seems to affect vacuum circuit (also destroyed vacuum switch for engine pads) 
Mar 2012

153760 mi

€200
Replaced the heater for the return-flow of excess oil into the air-intake system. Changed nothing in how the car behaves. Also changed the rubber fresh air tube it is mounted in (known to get mushy, but old and new were the same stiffness) 
Apr 2012

154160 mi
Above mentioned NEW crankcase ventilation heater is already defective (oil in electrical plug, functioning properly, as did the old one). Contacted Volvo twice for a response, but they fail to call back although they promised. Above mentioned vacuum engine-pad relay seems to work flawlessly. I was told by Volvo it was broken and had to be replaced. Awaiting comment from the Volvo dealer. 
Feb 2014

168020 mi

€700
both control arms front replaced. Rubbers cracked so mandatory replacement.  Also replaced both gaiters left driveshaft. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 161hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

Volvo V70 in Romania
Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

111600 mi
Power steering pump blown (all steering oil leaked at once). 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volvo V70 in Georgia, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

102300 mi

US $550
Had to have both drive axles replaced as well as a new crankshaft gasket. Also had to replace a faulty power steering line. Had to replace cam seals. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Mar 2016
Sep 2010

61000 mi

US $300
5speed manual transmission difficult to get into and keep in reverse - problem diagnosed as internal to trans and very expensive to repair, car drivable, have deferred repair for now 
Sep 2011

68000 mi

US $200
Manual transmission - difficult to get into reverse, dealer diagnosed as an internal trans problem requiring replacing the trans. Problem stabilized. Decided to live with it instead of repairing. Car still has the problem. 
Dec 2012

77000 mi

US $2400
5 speed manual trans was difficult to get and keep in reverse. Determined it was an internal trans problem. Opted to have it replaced with a used trans from wrecking yard. Shop swapped transmissions and also replaced clutch and control. 
Sep 2013

81000 mi

US $30
Front windshield washer pump - determined not pump itself - some form of electrical problem - not currently resolved 
Nov 2013

81700 mi

US $20
Ignition lock froze up without warning - was able to free up after about an hour and have continued to lubricate with graphite. Repaired and working ok now. 
Dec 2013

82000 mi

US $519
Check engine light repaired with fuel pres sensor and sw upgrade 
Sep 2014

85000 mi

US $727
Purchased new tires and found lower control arm bushings on both sides had failed so had them replaced along with the new tires and alignment 
Volvo V70 in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2010 - Mar 2012
Jul 2011

83080 mi

C $420
Stuck sun roof with «Alarm System needs maintenance» message. Problem related to a faulty alarm siren (NI-MH battery leaked on the controller board which was eaten by corrosion). Bad and costly system design.  

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

Volvo V70 in Texas, United States
May 2009 - Jul 2011
Oct 2009

56000 mi

US $675
radio display broke, replaced 
Jun 2010

64000 mi

US $20
headlight replaced at shop as owner's hands too big to access location to replace. 
Volvo V70 in Maryland, United States
Feb 2010 - Jan 2015
Dec 2013

72000 mi

US $200
Fuel pressure sensor replaced. Problem was subject of recall by Volvo but my car VIN was beyond limit of recall-specified VIN range. Have requested refund from Volvo. 
Volvo V70 in Washington, United States
Dec 2008 - Jan 2012
Mar 2009

56000 mi

US $70
Rear wiper arm broken $35; Replaced lost lower engine sheild $35 
Nov 2009

64000 mi

US $90
Electrical wires pinched & broken @ rear hatch. Shorted R wiper motor. Repaired wires, replaced motor from salvage yard 
Jul 2010

76000 mi

US $140
Passenger door latch; electric lock failed. Replaced latch 
Dec 2010

81000 mi

US $60
Replaced power steering pump 
Volvo V70 in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2016
Jul 2010

73000 mi

US $100
emergency brake locked 
Sep 2012

94000 mi

US $900
replace catalytic converter 
Volvo V70 in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2016
Mar 2011

63000 mi

US $350
V70 had its 60,000 mile service and brake work. During a recent trip for a family vacation in a mountainous region, we soon discovered that the rear brake pads were worn to their limit, damaging the rotors, requiring immediate replacement. 
Nov 2011

75000 mi

US $500
HVAC fan would continue running even though the car was powered down and doors were locked. Our Volvo independent technician replaced the "Heater Blower Motor Resistor" and the "Blower Motor" itself. All is well now. 
Mar 2014

99000 mi

US $250
Windshield washer system failed requiring replacement of both tubing and electric pump. Additional needed parts ordered. 
Sep 2015

118000 mi

US $600
Rattling catalytic converter...failed internally 
Mar 2016

126000 mi

US $150
Fuel pressure regulator failed resulting in CEL. FPR Replaced. Regular oil and filter service completed. New wiper blades installed. 
Volvo V70 in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2008 - Dec 2009
Mar 2009

64000 mi

US $50
Rear control module, main computer. 
Volvo V70 in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Feb 2009

60760 mi

C $200
Harsh 2nd to 3rd transmission shift, new software installed but did not fix the problem. 
Mar 2009

61380 mi
Harsh 2nd to 3rd transmission shift, mechanic changed some sort of bearing or piston on top of the tranny, problem fixed, no charge. 
Apr 2009

62000 mi

C $5
One sliding block on the front passenger electic window broke. I took the door panel apart and replaced the broken part. 
Jun 2009

64480 mi

C $150
Air conditioning not cold, freon recharge + check for leaks. No leaks found. 
Sep 2010

74400 mi

C $500
Emergency brake and cable broke during wheel is turning wich cause damages to back plate. 
Dec 2010

77500 mi
Fixed emergency brake in September 2010, shop forgot to change a spring on the driver side causing the brake to stick a bit. They fixed it no charge. 

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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 Washington, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

70000 mi

US $275
Leak in radiator. Broken motor mount. 
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 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo V70 in New York, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

35000 mi

US $85
The car flooded with water after a rainstorm. Turned out to be clogged sunroof drains. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo V70 in Georgia, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

44000 mi

US $288
Making awful noise at 44k miles. Friend said was bad left front wheel bearing. Took car to dealer & their shop head confirmed. Charge quoted to repair was $600. I called an independent volvo repair shop & they quoted $350. I took to independent shop. Engine light on. Shop says gas cap left loose (but not really...read on for next trip). Engine light on second time in 2 weeks. Independent shop doesn't fix last time, so take to dealer. Dealer says ECM Code 200, quotes $250(+ $108 "diagnostic" already pd). Independent $100 to fix. arive home to volvo letter that prob is defect. 
Jun 2009

52000 mi

US $20
Right Headlight Out 

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2004 Volvo V70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2011
Sep 2009

72000 mi

US $65
Emissions software update; originally diagnosed as transmission problem requiring a 2nd trip that proved that wrong. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo V70 in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

88000 mi

US $1500
Strut feel off while driving. 2 front struts replaced. 

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