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Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Engine (34%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (5%)

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Volvo V70 body repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (47%)

< $100 (20%)

Chart based on 115 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

46000 mi Grill badge fell off, driver's door loose. 
105000 mi Creaking noise in back of wagon when going over bumpy roads, tighten rear hatch hinge mounting bolts, creaking gone. 

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2009 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

18000 mi Re-set transmission console, replace radio surround trim. 
18000 mi Re-set transmission console (4th time). 
33000 mi Creaking noise coming from rear hatch when driving over bumps. This is a known problem addressed by a Technical Service Bulletin. The problem was resolved with adjustment and lube of the affected parts. 
46700 mi Creaking in rear cargo area especially when going over speed bumps. This is a known issue and simply involves lubing the joints where rubbing occurs. The lubricant seems to last about 1.5 years. 

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2008 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 182hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

27000 mi Drivers seat creaking, special grease applied to seat rails 

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2008 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

8500 mi replaced inside rear view mirror under warranty 
29500 mi Car "creaks" audibly while turning. Noise along entire centerline of car. RH turns = significant creak with chassis flex. 
17000 mi

US $28
BATTERY COVER BROKEN TABS DRIED AND CRACKED. 
31000 mi

US $96
buzzing or whistling sound at highway speeds from the left-hand mirror housing. TSB on it, so they fixed it for free. Creaking from the rear hatch latch. There was a TSB on it, so they fixed it for free. 
110000 mi

US $500
Leaky sunroof, gasket seal replaced.Windshield replaced. 
51500 mi

US $57
clean drain lines around sunroof to prevent water leaks into the interior. 
38000 mi

US $140
Replace part of passenger side, external rearview mirror housing. I suspect the part became detached by the wash mechanism while going through an automated car wash. The replacement part, a piece of plastic that covers the rear of the mirror, cost $140. 

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2007 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

12000 mi Whistling noise around glove box. Rattle in tail gate. 

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2007 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

55700 mi

US $50
Guides on moonroof failed causing moonroof to be inoperative 

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2007 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 182hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

4022 mi Repair under warranty. Weather strip/self adhesive seal between roof and top of rear tailgate shutline defective. Adhesive failing. Replaced. 

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2007 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

24000 mi Carpet torn at "dead pedal" (left foot rest). replaced entire from carpet. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

22000 mi interior trim rattle window seal cosmetic issue 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

64000 mi

US $65
Dash rattle. 
74000 mi Door handle stuck, dealers found a broken clip inside door, decided it was best to replace entire door panel instead of repairing part. 
84000 mi

US $20
Sunroof jammed. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

21000 mi Clunking noise from from passenger seat, repaired once and reappeared 
23000 mi A clunking noise inside the front passenger's seat was corrected. 
77000 mi

US $250
Sunroof shade came off track. became wedged and would not move.rnReplaced sunroof shade guide springs, sunroof guide rail, sunroof modesty panels, re upholstered sunroof shade 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

45880 mi Rear left door whether strip replaced. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

48000 mi Air leak around drivers side window. Replaced drivers door seal but leak is still present. 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

104700 mi

US $175
Fuel Door was removed by high pressure car wash and not reusable. A new fuel door was ordered (painted) and replaced. 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

41000 mi Front windows squeak. New glides ordered. Will have installed by roving van, no additional trip to shop needed. 

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2005 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

82000 mi

US $29
Headlight lense was hazzing over from years of sun and environmental issues. Had shop sand and buff out to restore the lense clarity. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

52300 mi

US $25
Replaced the "V" in V70R that a car wash stripped off.  
55000 mi

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

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

30000 mi rear tailgate squeaking 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

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

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

51000 mi Rattle in passenger door; alignment. 

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2003 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

113000 mi rain caused extensive water to collect in front passenger compartment floor. mechanic blew out debris in sunroof drain holes. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

116000 mi

US $610
Sunroof drains clogged, caused interior flooding in rains. Dealer removed and replaced drains and removed entire carpet and underlayment to dry it out. 
123000 mi

US $185
The sunroof drain line was clogged, causing water to pool on the passenger floor when it rained or I went to the car wash. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

70000 mi Replace rear headrest pull tab AND disentangle cargo safety net. 
121000 mi A catch in the cup holder needed to be realigned.  Removed broken-off plastic clip (debris) from retracting cup holder which had prevented retraction. 
96000 mi

US $1500
New Dash board. 
94000 mi

US $212
Driver interior door handle broke. They would have needed to replace entire interior door body to fix it, so they just glued it back together. 
120000 mi

US $300
Replaced the steering wheel as well due to peeling of the leather. 

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2001 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

120280 mi

R 800
Wheel bolts where rusty and extremely difficult to remove. Purchased Volvo's redesigned wheel bolts. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

114000 mi

US $80
Adhesive failed on all four door panel inserts causing the insert to separate from the panel. Removed door panels and re-glued the inserts. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

123000 mi

US $160
glove compartment door support broken. Repair shop improvised by repairing with it own-made solution. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

129300 mi

US $1380
Replace headlights! Water leaks in headlight. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

162-horsepower 2.4L I5 4-speed automatic FWD

143000 mi

US $105
Secure loose knee panel under steering wheel 
184000 mi

US $578
Also fixed squeaky rear panel on tailgate. 
185000 mi

US $1800
Replaced loose support part under the rear of the car. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

180000 mi leaky sunroof 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

112000 mi

US $1125
door hinge was repaired to stop noise. 

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

94500 mi

US $200
Driver-side visor was falling and was replaced. 
145000 mi

US $25
Rear tailgate panel completely fell off. This is the second time I have had to repair this. $20 kit fixes problem, hopefully more permanently this time. Common occurrence on these vehicles. 

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

192000 mi

US $15
Driver side sun-visor would not stay up anymore. Started out as an annoyance and became a safety issue. Used superglue to attach velcro to the ceiling and hook to the visor. So far so good. 

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