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Volvo XC60 Engine Problems and Repair Histories

224 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Volvo XC60. 19 of these members (8.5%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 22 engine repairs to Volvo XC60s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Volvo XC60 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Volvo XC60 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Volvo XC60 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Volvo XC60 repairs by problem area

12% of the Volvo XC60 repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 5% to the suspension, 38% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 22% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 180 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten Volvo XC60 Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2012 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

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

Volvo XC60 in Great Britain
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 0    
9500 0 Transmission fault reported on in-car alerts. Diagnostics revealed that communication error between gearbox and ECU so software upgraded. 
26000  

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2012 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

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

Volvo XC60 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 0    
5000 0 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

Volvo XC60 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 2480    
12400 0 coolent 
19220  

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2010 Volvo XC60

Engine not specified

Volvo XC60 in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 3720    
4960 0 Repair 
 

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2010 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

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

Volvo XC60 in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 0    
18000 39 Check engine light repaired with software update for fuel system error. 
80000  
Volvo XC60 in Moscow City, Russia
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 4960    
5580 0 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. 
Volvo XC60 in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 2000    
9700 0 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. 
10300 0 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 0 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 0 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

Volvo in Great Britain
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 2000    
5000 0 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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