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Volvo XC60 repairs by problem area

Engine (11%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (35%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (24%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 409 repairs.

Volvo XC60 engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (67%)

< $100 (33%)

Chart based on 6 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 325hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

19000 mi Thermostat failed open, tripped a Check Engine light. 

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2012 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

12580 mi orange warning light - apparently related to emission sensor - in first trip in December reset light. in January fixed without charge by replacing sensor. 

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2012 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 212hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

9500 mi Transmission fault reported on in-car alerts. Diagnostics revealed that communication error between gearbox and ECU so software upgraded. 
38300 mi Reporting loss of water and oil pressure and so head gasket investigated and replaced. 
45000 mi Warning light on dash about oil pressure. Problem actually split hose on turbo. Hose replaced. 

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2012 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

7000 mi lemon. car would decelerate unexpectedly. multiple error messages. 
17000 mi CEL came on. Dealer replaced evaporative leak detection pump 

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2011.5 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

68700 mi

US $292
Engine was squeaking and a whoosh sound was heard when dipstick was removed. --Replaced Vapor Box 

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2011 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

11500 mi Experienced really scary massive electrical short between main harness and engine block. This caused the car to completely shut down without possibility to restart. The shop repaired 10 wires in the harness; replaced melted relay and fuse. 
51300 mi Oil level was dropping fast. Required refills every month or so. They basically updated software and that's it. I think probably changed programming on turbo compressor and how oil pump works or when it is engaged. 
116000 mi

US $350
PVC system breather box was leaking, causing a check engine light error. The brether box was replaced and the problem went away. 
97700 mi

US $200
Consume a lot of oil between scheduled oil changes. Low oil lamp is going on. 

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2011 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 161hp 2.0L I5 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

27280 mi Minor misfiring. Rectified by software update. 
32860 mi

A $800
Car intermittently would lose all power and be undriveable. Replaced sensor. The parts cost was covered under Warranty (even though it had technically expired) and we paid labour only. 
82460 mi

€290
Turbo 

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2011 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

54000 mi high oil consumption 
37000 mi Warning msg: Charging System failure. Needs immediate service. The dealer repl the whole radiator (which sounds totally out of the ordinary) where that charging system sensor is located. They claimed that there is not other way to fix this other than repl the radiator. 
50000 mi Low oil level warning came on in the last 2 months. 
12400 mi coolent 

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2010 Volvo XC60

Engine not specified

4960 mi Repair 

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2010 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 281hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

27000 mi Replaced faulty Air Intake Temp Sensor 
5580 mi Check Engine light on for tenth time since April. Car had to be towed 5 times to the dealer's (check engine and oil indicators on). Power loss when driving at 60km/h, then check engine light goes on. Dealer does not recognize the problem. 
18000 mi

US $39
Check engine light repaired with software update for fuel system error. 
20300 mi Emissions sensor? When I described the symptoms, the dealer knew what the problem was straight away. - Component change - a common fault?  
9600 mi Car brought in for routine oil change and few minor problems. I noticed it was not as peppy and pointed this out to my service advisor. They then diagnosed as a problem with turbocharger and replaced same plus catalytic converter. 
10240 mi Check engine light came on. After examination, it appears to be due to oil in turbocharger pan not drained when turbocharger replaced earlier in the month. Car was not peppy ... on examination by Volvo Turbocharger replaced and along with it catalytic converter.  
11000 mi After about two weeks CEL on again. Returned to dealer for repair-obviously a difficult problem to find the root cause. Dealer to involve Volvo technical support team... We shall see what happens this time around 
12500 mi Volvo technical support persons came to dealer. They claim to have fixed it and attributed the problem to a leak in a hose that was buried behind other components. I remain skeptical. 
19000 mi Car randomly stalled upon initial ignition randomly, also after service remote key stopped working. Rep advised to try other key for a few weeks to see if pro Kent persists. 

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2010 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 202hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

55800 mi Power very much reduced. Exhaust particle filter sensor not working and this became too blocked. Sensor was replaced allowing particles to be burn off 
65060 mi Major loss of power, especially after travelling for 20 mins or more. Temperature sensor for turbo charger failed and was replaced. 
78740 mi

A $2100
Vehicle suddenly lost amost all power and engine light came on. Able to drive home very slowly. Had to replace electric throttle modulator. 

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2010 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 202hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

30300 mi

£70
Complete failure to start, but dashboard electrics working ok. Tracking down to a defective cable going to the fuse box. 
31300 mi

£125
Exhaust sensor defective resulting in engine at about 50% of performance. 
75640 mi

€1
The thermostat stays open. Low engine temp. 
84320 mi Throttle body not working well when cold. Dealer wanted to replace for 500€. I open the throttle body reshape bruces and restore the contact to the dimmer. 
88000 mi

€80
Turbo underpressore, faulty control valve 
91720 mi

€15
Auxiliary belt broken and replaced 
102300 mi

€2000
În twenty days (1500km) the oil level has increased by one and half liter. The fuel injector was checked. The problem was in the DPF, it was blocked with combustion residues. DPF . 

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2010 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

52000 mi The engine was using oil and they ended up replacing a couple pistons and the short block, all under warranty, fortunately. 
29000 mi Engine is consuming oil. Volvo has a TSB in place for this issue and Volvo Service suspected faulty piston rings, an issue with some 3.2 engines. Rings are being replaced under warranty. 

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2010 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

59500 mi Low oil notification came on after normal city driving less than 5K miles after dealer service. Same notification came on again while on hwy. Dealer reported excessive oil consumption, replaced pistons+rings, spark plugs. Warranty extended to 120k. 

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2010 Volvo XC60 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

86800 mi

€167
Leaking turbo pressure line/pipe. Emission system warning light was first indication of problem. Absence of power / turbo pressure. 
5000 mi fault inside the cylinder head meant I was losing oil at an alarming rate solution was to replace the Cylinder head 

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2009.5 Volvo XC60

Engine not specified

107000 mi

£36
Broken 'fan' belt. Roadside repair by Volvo agent 

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Volvo XC60 Engine Problems

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