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Volvo XC60 Engine Problems

283 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Volvo XC60. 23 of these members (8.1%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 36 engine repairs to Volvo XC60s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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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   Reporting loss of water and oil pressure and so head gasket investigated and replaced. 
45000   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. 

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2011 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

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

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

18000 mi US $39 Check engine light repaired with software update for fuel system error. 
5580   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. 
9600   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   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   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   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. 

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2010 Volvo XC60 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

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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