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Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Engine (35%)

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%)

Chart based on 2126 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the Volvo V70.

Volvo V70 engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (22%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (12%)

Chart based on 410 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

28000 mi Full replacement of cylinder-head gasket under Volvo warranty - absolutely no charge. 

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2010 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

41000 mi Car went into limp mode. No dashboard warnings. Diagnostics showed failed DPF temperature sensor 

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2010 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

120000 mi

US $1500
Replaced radiator. 

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2009.5 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

72700 mi

£300
DPF sensor failure Manifold pressure sensor failure 

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2009 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

2000 mi Check engine light - misfires in multiple cylinders. Fuel system and spark plugs replaced with no improvement. 

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2009 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

26040 mi coolant fluid too low, refilled for free. 
65100 mi Loosing coolant every 900 km 250 cc. After investigation, turned out to be reservoir cap, replaced it. 
102480 mi

$860
wervelklep vervangen / swirl valve replacement 

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2009 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

6000 mi Car overheating. Dealer replaced fan control. 
75000 mi

US $450
LEAKING VACUUM PUMP 
46700 mi Car intermittently cranks without immediate starting.can take 5 seconds of cranking before it fires. Dealer unable to duplicate. 
99000 mi

US $790
Radiator fan running erratically and running continuously after the vehicle was shut off. Failure of the fan control module software required replacement of whole fan asembly. Recall in 09 for same issue but vehicle VIN not included. 

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2009 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder diesel automatic 2WD

60000 mi

£570
Radiator core leaking, radiator replaced 

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2008 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

80560 mi

¤250
Replaced weak engine mount (lower right). 
93800 mi

¤800
Low fuel pressure during start-up. Dealer diagnosed a faulty fuel pump. Fuel pump replaced and a hot climate kit from Volvo was installed as per the TSB. 
104780 mi

¤400
Replaced ignition switch (start control unit) due to faulty motor. 

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2008 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

30000 mi Speedo overreads by 3 mph Vibration through car when autobox changes down from 40 mph to 30 mph 
36000 mi Radiator cooling fan failed, Dealer replaced entire cooling fan assembly. (more than one fan) 
37000 mi

£60
Car lost turbo function. Diagnosed as faulty EGR valve. Valve replaced. Car realesed back to me but problem returned within 4 miles. No place in the repair not successful report for this type of repair failure. Modulating controller for EGR replaced. Part not in country 3 days to obtain, part loaned from donor car in dealer stock to keep me on road. Car back in shop for part replacement while-u-wait. Donor part replaced with new part from Sweden. 

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2008 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

20000 mi sensor for the coolant system needs to be replaced (indicator light came on that coolant was low but in fact coolant level was OK) 
7467 mi Engine chek light is on. Caused by minor leak dtc found po 442200 leak pump malfunction. perform software upgrade and perform leak test...failed test. Removed and replaced leak pump and performed leak test again, no faults after road test. 
55000 mi

US $300
Check engine light illuminated. Dealer determined EVAP purge valve not working well enough. Replaced valve and filter. 
1400 mi Oil leak due to missing camshaft cover plug. Air conditioning failure due to faulty connection O-ring. Repaired under warranty 
80000 mi

US $150
Low oil pressure 
99000 mi

US $300
replace worn engine and torsion mount 
1000 mi Blown Camshaft 
151300 mi

US $1564
Oil trap replaced 
167000 mi

US $300
Engine mounts sagging, replaced 
79700 mi

£1500
Oil leak 
31620 mi radiator hose recall (original porous, losing coolant) 

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2007 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

142000 mi Engine has a bad piston ring. One cyclinder no longer firing. requires complete engine rehaul. 
146000 mi Too expensive to replace engine, junked car. 
64000 mi

US $750
The radiator was leaking and had to be replaced. 
82000 mi

US $200
PCV hose cracked. 
118300 mi

US $625
The radiator was leaking. A new radiator was installed along with new hoses. An aftermarket radiator was chosen because the previous replacement OEM radiator only lasted 3 years and would cost more. 

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2007 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

28300 mi

£45
Exhaust mid section hanger support corroding badly. hadn't quite give up yet, but it was on the cards. Replaced hanger with Volvo's stainless repair kit. Much better and more secure. 
32000 mi

£5
Plastic link arm which controls the intake swirl flaps snapped on the engine end of the arm. New arm fitted. Also made an 'L' shaped ally bracket & rubber bump stop, to stop the arm over extending during operation, causing the breakage. 

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2007 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

64000 mi

US $35
Upon am startup, msg cntr computer would say "coolant low, stop engine." Happened for several weeks but after 30 sec each time, msg quit. Took to Volvo specialist, coolant was slightly low due to cracked reservoir cap. $35 for a cap & fill 

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2006 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

215000 mi

US $200
Had the engine checked as car lost power. Found out the #2 Cylinder had lost compression. Shop recommended not to repair. Need to check with others to see if repair is financially practical. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

45000 mi

US $100
Small leak in radiator, parts were ordered and the radiator was replaced. Covered under the Ford ESP extended warranty purchased. $100.00 deductible. 
76000 mi

US $916
Upper engine mount was worn. Mount/bushing was replaced. 
90000 mi

US $1500
Car made a clunking sound when reversing. Took it to the dealer, and some bolts needed to be tightened. 
22000 mi evap check engine light exhaust mount replaced 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

72300 mi

US $450
Thermostat and housing replacement 
158000 mi

US $1100
car was idle hunting, surging, stalling, limp mode of 20 mph max. at first drive system/transmission felt like problem. the engine codes were constantly changing. Bought autel md802 scanner to read actual volvo data to solve the problem. ETM 
159500 mi

US $198
exhaust camshaft VVT internal short. Replaced. stay tuned for other issues. 
160000 mi

US $18
exhaust in vents. Wife explained brake pedal too hard to push down at a stop but would work when slowing at speed. I ordered a gasket between turbo and cat down pipe. Leak caused idle to fall to 500 rpm, not enough vacuum for brake booster. 
164000 mi Down pipe from turbo to cat has a very weak 90 degree plus bend in less than an inch from turbo and is prone to crack. To repair that section must come off, all wheel components are in the way, simply translated... very costly. 
193000 mi

US $686
Had to replace ignition switch, due to broken tumbler 
68200 mi

C $713
Ignition lock cylinder would not turn past position 1. Common problem, flatbedded to dealer. New cylinder ordered, temp installed. New one installed 3 weeks later. 
71920 mi

C $3466
Upper motor mount 
75640 mi

C $1130
muffler and tailpipe replaced immobilizer did not recognize key, threw error code 
74000 mi Radiator cap had a crack. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

11000 mi new fuel pump 
48700 mi

US $3000
overheating problem. poor engineering i think. pcv and throttle body 
21700 mi Software download to correct check engine light malfunction. 
80000 mi

US $141
Manifold hose broken, replaced 
83700 mi

US $381
Rough idle. Electronic throttle module intake manifold cleaned. Gas cap door would not open. Rear electronic module connector repaired and fuse replaced. 
101000 mi

US $1778
Replaced radiator, $967.09. 
104000 mi

US $941
Replaced Breather box 
106700 mi

US $450
Faulty fuel pressure sensor diagnosed and replaced, $365. Gas cap leak detected. Gas cap replaced, $85. 
96000 mi Bad charcoal canister set off check engine light. Repaired under warranty. 
132000 mi Started to have a head gasket issue. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

76500 mi

US $1000
PCV system had a leak. 
105700 mi

C $500
Mass Air, Clean throttle, repair hose 
86760 mi

C $1500
Radiator cracked. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

82460 mi

C $330
Replaced upper and lower engine torque mounts. 
91120 mi

C $750
Replaced original muffler (just the muffler, nothing else) with an aftermarket Walker muffler. 
57040 mi Engine cooling fan noisy, had to be replaced 
119040 mi

C $1400
Engine took a long time to warmup, thermostat needs to be replaced 
154540 mi

C $150
Muffler hanger rusted, another hanger welded to the mufler 
171740 mi

C $50
Rpm not stable when idle or low speed Replace injectors filters and gaskets 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

38440 mi I took the car in for its annual check up. I had not noticed any problem. When I collected the car I was told that a problem had been identified wrt the radiator. The entire radiator was then replaced. 
27000 mi Very annoying problem, where dealer insisted I had left cap off, triggerng a flag for tank atmospheric question. Took it in three times before I convinced them it was a emission control fault. 
29000 mi Atmospheric pressure sensor in gas tank replaced. 
47000 mi Driver information center advised fuel cap loose. Fuel pressurization pump previously replaced for this problem. Check engine light lit after three restarts. This time dealer reflashed the computer. 
88000 mi V70 has had some sort of problem with gas tank sensor from the start. It's been to Volvo 4 times when it was under warranty, and they spent significant money trying to fix it. I finally just got a $60 dollar scanner to reset the light. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

68000 mi

US $1200
AWD off. Sensor replaced. Warning light came on just as I was leaving the shop. Was told that the DEM is now broken and needs to be fixed. Many more trips to the shop after this. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

76000 mi Exhaust solenoid fault 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

30500 mi

US $599
Gas Tank Pressure Reg 
115000 mi Replaced PCV oil separator and hose, oil separator (vapor container) started leaking. 
46700 mi

C $1000
PCV hose broken 
49600 mi

C $300
Perished motor mount bushing 
61160 mi Fuel rail cover came off, who knows where, leaving fuel line dangling below car, required replacement. 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

80000 mi

US $900
Leak in radiator. Radiator replaced with new one. total cost $900 including parts, labor, tax, etc. 
140000 mi

US $550
a piece of metal broke on the ignition lock, jamming the lock. Tow to home105 miles, locksmith removed metal piece. Common problem on Volvo locks. Don't have dealer fix it, they will order new part from Sweden, will take a week & cost $800. 
49000 mi Radiator developed leak. New radiator installed - problem repaired. 
90000 mi

US $210
A plastic PCV type valve got old brittle and cracked. 
51000 mi

US $900
had to replace the radiator 
54700 mi

US $2100
part failed and let coolant mix with oil. Needed new radiator and hoses and had to flush engine. 
23000 mi

US $115
Engine misfires after cold start. Technical Service Bulletin for this problem is; TNN 21-21. In order to fix the problem, all intake valves must be replaced. 
107000 mi

US $60
Check engine light code indicated fuel pressure problems. Replaced fuel pressure sensor, problem solved. 
118000 mi

US $330
Entire PCV system. 
112000 mi

US $507
Engine began to lurch and surge when accelerating Fuel pressure sensor and fuel filter replaced. 
130700 mi

US $1660
Car idling very rough at start up...Check engine light on. Independent mechanic installed new MAF. Next day same problem. 2nd new MAF installed. Check engine light on next day. Volvo dealer installed "factory" MAF and carbon cleaned intake system. Car running great since. Original mechanic gave me credit for defective MAF. Volvo mechanic said that "generic" MAF's seldom worked on 2.5 T 5 cyl engine. 
77000 mi

US $1200
Radiator 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

199640 mi Map sensor warning 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

135000 mi

US $2500
Broken large piece from head of one of the exhaust valves in No. 5 cylinder. Discovered engine has solid lifters. Not sure if valve overheated due to not seating properly because valve stretched. Happened while cruising at 65 MPH. 
149000 mi

US $545
Check Engine light on. Code P0190 - Fuel Pressure Sensor reads high. Verified with freeze frame data. Problem very intermittant. Replaced sensor with Volvo part. Problem resolved. Scan tool shows MAF sensor reads very high just after startup. Lasts for about one minute. Very high negative STFT after engine goes into closed loop. Tried to clean MAF - NG. Replaced MAF. I am an experienced mechanic. 
154700 mi

US $320
After running for 20 sec or less from a cold start (overnight), the fuel pressure drops to 282 KPa causing the engine to stall. Press spec 375 - 395 KPa. Swapped PEM module fixed problem. Very tough to catch this issue while failing-scantool. 
166000 mi

US $1800
Replaced entire exhaust system downstream of the cat due to leaks from corrosion. 
177000 mi

US $22
Got repeated ck eng lites - code P0014 Cam Pos Bank 1 timing over adv and code P0026 Intake Valve Bank 1 contl solenoid crkt range, perf in just a few miles of driving. Change oil and filter after only 3,100 miles to fix. 
180000 mi

US $7700
Engine stalls too lean due to low fuel pump pressure 20 sec after a cold start with outside air temp below 40 degF. Engine easily restarted and runs fine rest of day. Replaced pump. See previous attempts to repair - swapped fuel pump module - Feb 2013. Chipped a piece out of one exhaust valve in #3 cyl. Same failure as in Jan 2012 except cyl #3. Had shop install used engine. Catalytic converter melted down this time. Had to swap in new one ($1,900.00 for part). 
186000 mi

US $25
Oil consumption at about 250 miles/qt when driving at highway speeds (60 MPH +)using conventional. Researched Volvo TSB's using Alldata and found two that referenced use only pure synthetic motor oil. Switched to Mobil 1 and problem solved 
65000 mi cel, software upgrade 
100000 mi

US $250
Catalytic converter, from Erie Volvo, vs $1200 for new one. Symptom was a harmonic buzz around 2k rpm on acceleration, graduated to a code, my extended warranty had expired 4 weeks earlier, dealer would do nothing till it threw a code. 
82000 mi upper engine mount bushing broken - replaced entire mount as the bushing is integral to the mount 

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2005 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

107000 mi Turbo failure Radiator hole 

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2005 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

66000 mi Replacement ignition lock installed, keys programmed 

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2004 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

93000 mi

US $1000
Electrical system short was blowing out fuel pump. Went through 2 fuel pumps. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

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 
52000 mi

US $30
Replaced torn top motor mount. Used aftermarket price with better service life than OEM part. 
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 
132000 mi

US $1800
misfire due to defective coil. Replaced coil on cyl #4. need another coil on #2 not repaired yet. 
136000 mi

US $200
replaced failed coil #2 and o-ring on turbo pressure pipe that was causing check engine light to come on. 
120000 mi

US $100
Coolant reservoir was leaking and replaced. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

60000 mi

US $749
Ignition key was starting to NOT work, i.e., could not turn it. 
68700 mi Fuel tank was leaking around the sending unit. 
66960 mi  
136400 mi sudden death during a long trip driving 
93000 mi

US $2400
Radiator started leaking, plastic piece of it cracked. Needed new radiator 
59000 mi

US $150
I had to replace the engine mount (bushing). The old one had torn apart. 
83000 mi

US $1000
Radiator was leaking, replaced. 
82000 mi

US $400
check engine light, temporarily went away after new engine software download emission control system part replaced 
86000 mi

US $1200
coolant loss--corroded radiator replaced 
88300 mi

US $150
some kind of sensor with the fuel system/turbo 
134000 mi

US $500
Ignition switch (where key goes in) broke, had to be replaced 
147300 mi

US $2000
Oil leak related to valve covers 
152000 mi

US $350
replace coolant reservoir due to leak 
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. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

49000 mi Vehicle stalled, cranked but wouldn't restart...towed to dealer, ECM replaced. All covered under CPO warranty, dealer provided loaner vehicle. 
61000 mi Car stalled, towed to dealer, ECM replaced, all covered under CPO. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed manual FWD

95000 mi

US $360
Fuel pump failed, covered under extended recall. Cost included new fuel filter and computer flash update covering 2004-2010. 
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. 
121000 mi

US $500
Passenger side motor mount was also bad. 
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. 
58000 mi

US $45
Boost control solenoid bad -- removed and replaced with new unit. Subtle issue -- only apparent a wide open throttle. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

22000 mi Faulty fuel pump pressure gauge. Repaired under warranty. 
29000 mi Faulty fuel pump. Repaired under warranty. 
31000 mi

US $250
Leaking radiator. Repaired under warranty. Replaced front brake pads. 
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. 
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. 
145000 mi

US $1280
Replaced cracker radiator. 
160000 mi Turbo seal failed, slow oil leak. Replaced seal. 
53000 mi

US $420
replaced electric cooling fan 
60000 mi

US $170
Replaced cracked upper engine mount and bushing with an OEM Volvo upper engine mount and bushing. 
113300 mi

US $460
Small leak right side of radiator 
192000 mi

US $200
ignition coil pack bad, intermittent though, and hard to figure out 
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 
47000 mi

US $130
Engine mount, upper rear. 
36000 mi The fuel pump was replaced due to a bad seal at the tank - other than an intermittent fuel smell, it performed normally. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

178000 mi O2 Sensor 
30000 mi Upgrade software Turbo valves were replaced per customer noticing car had slight surging when climbing hills in mtns. 
76880 mi

C $300
Torque rod at front of transmission had to be replaced. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

52900 mi

US $298
Dealer found that power steering was not a problem. Replaced worn engine mounts. Extended insurance paid $191.05.  
77726 mi

US $365
Failed fuel pressure sensor. Covered under extended warranty. I paid $106.50 
130000 mi

US $1100
PCV breather system clogged at Oil Trap. Oil Trap and related hoses replaced. 
72000 mi

US $100
Mass air flow sensor failed. Replaced with re-manufactured sensor. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

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. 
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) 
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) 
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. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

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. 
82000 mi

US $519
Check engine light repaired with fuel pres sensor and sw upgrade 
102300 mi

US $550
Had to replace cam seals. 
219000 mi I didn't repair my car at the end. The mechanic said that there was a leak in the plastic coolant part and another section was also leaking coolant, that it would be too expensive to fix. He said it was time to get rid of the car. 
245000 mi Rear main crank seal leaking. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

118000 mi

US $600
Rattling catalytic converter...failed internally 
126000 mi

US $150
Fuel pressure regulator failed resulting in CEL. FPR Replaced. Regular oil and filter service completed. New wiper blades installed. 
133000 mi

US $350
Car developed a loping idle and would stall in traffic intermittently during deceleration under braking. Throttle body cleaned and oil "flame" trap replaced by technician. 
60760 mi

C $200
Harsh 2nd to 3rd transmission shift, new software installed but did not fix the problem. 
64000 mi

US $50
Rear control module, main computer. 
94000 mi

US $900
replace catalytic converter 
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. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

70000 mi

US $275
Leak in radiator. Broken motor mount. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

44000 mi

US $168
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. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

72000 mi

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

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2003 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

67000 mi

US $1350
Mentioned clunk in front end, was told it was a minor motor mount issue and no need to replace at this time. 

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2003 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

99000 mi

US $140
replace upper and lower transmission torque bushings. 

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2003 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

108000 mi Timing belt came off and damaged engine cylinders 
132700 mi

US $250
Heater core leak 

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2003 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

62620 mi

C $400
DEAD SPOT ON STARTER MOTOR ; CAR WOULD NOT START. HAD TO BE TOWED , AND NEW STARTER (REBUILT) WAS INSTALLED. 
63860 mi

C $200
mechanic remove muffler shield rattling 

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2003 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

86800 mi

C $350
Flat Tire, broken wipers, muffler hanger broken, and bad steering noise & vibration. Fresh tire, wipers, welding, and lubrication was all that was required. 
165000 mi For years had noticed a lack of power. Mechanic could never fix. Mentioned to buyer, and was told that a small inexpensive valve would make it run like new! We were disappointed. I really miss that car! 
71000 mi

US $300
excessive vibration in front - replaced engine mount. 
49000 mi

£3000
Failure of AWD. Main $tealer changed "numerous" parts before solving problem. After much research and talking to other owners/dealers; suggest owners check DEM module and/or temp sensor first before paying out like I did! Volvo not interested warranty ou 
192000 mi

£150
Cambelt tensioner and idler pulley bearings worn. Simple and straightforward repair. Reasonable to expect this after nearly 200,000 miles. 

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2003 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic AWD

137000 mi

US $350
Took car to dealer after a lean condition. I replaced all vacuum lines, fuel filter and gas cap. Dealer tested car and replaced airbox to turbo intake hose / improper diagnoses ($350). Dealer then states exhaust leak and/or MAFS. I did MAFS, solved. 

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2002 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

151000 mi

US $1200
Lower right engine mount replaced. 
111000 mi

US $300
Replaced worn/defective upper engine mount. 
112000 mi

US $85
Replaced laggy turbo control valve with improved aftermarket part. 
102000 mi

US $2800
Prior to this repair, electronic throttlebody/firmware done. ECU failed after, replaced. Car now shifting rough intermittantly 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

130000 mi

US $600
Key would not turn. Apparently entire lock system down. Replaced. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed manual FWD

99000 mi

US $460
Timing Belt replacement - did a little ahead of mileage recommnedation but car 10 years old. Timing belt was dry and had small edge cracks. 
103300 mi

US $373
Car smelled of gas - fuel sending unit was source of leak and sending unit was replaced 
111000 mi

US $435
Check engine light on - oxygen sensor replaced 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

101000 mi

US $145
Coil on cylinder #4. 
219000 mi

US $200
cooling system leak in hose 
220000 mi

US $50
minor radiator fluid leak in heater core hose, tightened clamp 
232000 mi

US $80
upper torque motor mount bushing was worn 
239300 mi

US $4
Hose connections on the ABS vacuum line were leaking. Caused "limp mode" to go into effect limiting speed and shifting above 3rd gear. 
248000 mi

US $34
Check engine light. Code P442 Evaporative Emission Control. Replaced faulty gas cap. 
263000 mi

US $3300
Replaced motor mounts. 
265000 mi

US $20
Dip stick occasionally popped out of position. Seal was old and worn. Replaced dip stick with new one 
272000 mi

US $1000
Electronic Valve Control for fuel intake failed 
130000 mi

US $1200
Engine quit while driving, hard starting 
62599 mi

US $254
Replaced upper engine torque mount 
185000 mi

US $300
Pcv system replaced. Head gasket replaced. Oil pump seal replaced. Oil sump o-rings replaced. 
90000 mi

US $366
Diagnostic trip. Still slight wobble on acceleration, warning light for SRS, warning light for alarm service, bad oil leak. Took to Volvo specialist and he found rear main seal bad, siren bad, recommended transmission replacement. 
108000 mi

US $40
The transmission stabilizer bar bushings were completely worn out. We ordered the part online for $40 and my husband replaced it in 20 minutes. 
141980 mi

C $888
Engine, ABS and anti-skid lights came on during 1000 km trip. Required replacing the engine speed sensor and turbo boost sensor. Replaced right front cracked Reluctor ring.  
168040 mi

C $114
Studs holding converter/muffler rusted out allowing flange to separate. With new gasket and studs, I was on my way. 
236000 mi

US $420
spark plug broke ignition wire repaired 
41700 mi

US $320
Replaced accelerator pedal 
53300 mi

US $950
Oil leaks appeared Pressure tube cleaned and replaced. O rings replaced. 
76000 mi

US $1000
Radiator replaced 
83762 mi

C $38
Boost Control Valve replaced to cure surge at high boost levels 
93620 mi

C $175
Upper, lower and side engine mounts replaced 
95480 mi

C $300
Ignition Coils Replaced 
117800 mi

C $100
Replacement of all vacuum line and turbo hoses. Replaced worn OEM with silicone for longer life. 
130200 mi

C $70
Coolant tank and cap replaced due to cracked tank at outlet. 
184140 mi

C $275
Gear selection sensor failed. car would not go into gear without throwing a CEL (P0705) and going into "Limp Home" mode.  
202740 mi

C $75
Exhaust cracked just behind resonator. Resonator was damaged so that was removed and straight pipe used to repair. 
206460 mi

C $150
Replaced upper and lower right motor mounts 
210180 mi

C $80
Replaced alternator over-run pulley due to worn clutch mechanism. Wear caused a rattle at idle; fully corrected with replacement. 
211420 mi

C $40
Pipe cracked at join between converter and intermediate pipe. Crack welded up. 
212660 mi

C $500
Replaced exhaust system from the cat to the rear. Original finally blew out the packing from the rear muffler. 
223820 mi

C $20
Replaced two broken latches on airbox. Funky design. Probably forced at some point, marginal when I got the car. They still held the lid down for 200k miles. 
227540 mi

C $70
Hangers on Converter rusted away requiring a repair to re-weld hangers back onto the converter/headpipe 
230640 mi

C $300
Replaced upper and lower engine torque mounts due to accelerated wear caused by rough, winter-damaged roads 
236840 mi

C $70
2 year-old OEM (Walker-made) rear muffler needed inlet pipe and tailpipe replaced as both had developed holes due to rust. Material was thinner than factory-installed system. Replacement exhaust only good for 2 years? 
238700 mi

C $25
Middle pipe hanger failed after rust-caused crack. Also added intermediate pipe hanger to spread the weight of the system along the pipe rather than just at the header and at the rear muffler. 
241180 mi Sea air and rough roads were the ultimate causes of the exhaust pipe problems previously reported. Solution was to replace the whole system again after only 3 years. Salt air got to multiple welds causing them to fail on Walker system 
243660 mi

C $100
Turbo oil supply pipe rusted through causing oil leak. 
167000 mi

US $163
Check engine light. Read fault code as misfire cyl #3. Faulty coil pack. Replaced coil pack, problem resolved (purchased code reader $99 and new coil pack $64). 
168000 mi

US $45
Cyl 4 coil pack failed. Replaced with new. 
172000 mi

US $600
Replaced upper and lower engine torque mounts. Reduced engine vibration and hard shifting. 
142600 mi complete engine failure 
84720 mi

$1055
replaced cracked engine mount 
94000 mi

$100
Intake manifold turbo pressure sensor 
98540 mi

$60
Engine speed sensor 
144000 mi

US $50
running terrible, rough, check engine light. plugged in odbII diag tester, suggest cyl 1 misfire, cleared,came back still rough , ordered new ignition coil from amazon. replaced myself, unit runs like new. 
140000 mi replaced leaking turbo return seal and gasket. 
168700 mi

US $248
Spark plugs fouled by unknown oil leak, #4 plug miss firing, replaced all plugs, cleaned up all oil, too expensive to replace all engine gaskets, car running strong and well. 
79000 mi

US $186
Leak developed in plastic top of fuel pump. Repaired under extended (10yr, 150K) warranty. Gasoline had leaked in under rear passenger seat, necessitating replacement of sound damping material which soaked up the leaked gasoline. ($168.00) 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

86000 mi

US $4000
All 5 Coils failed, one complete short. After market equipment replaced. Catalytic converter code tripped check engine light. Cat converter failed, likely due to ignition problem, too much unburned fuel flushed through it. 
69384 mi

C $670
P/S reservoir cracked/leaking and suction hose leaking. Both units replaced. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

103000 mi

US $900
ignition coil replacement, turbo sensor replacement ($1300) 
129000 mi

US $1000
Replaced cracked radiator, all hoses and thermostat body 
136000 mi Radiator fluid leak- unresolved. Done with this car... 
82000 mi

US $800
Intercooler hose replaced. 
100000 mi

US $450
Left front engine mount broken and replaced. 
109000 mi

US $865
Replaced defective cooling fan and module. 
140000 mi

US $120
New MAP sensor 
107000 mi

US $515
There was an oil leak because of two bad cam seals. The cam seals were replaced. Timing belt was in bad shape so it was replaced and so was the water pump. 
114000 mi

US $175
Car was jerking when accelerating to speeds 50 to 60mph. Check engine light was flashing. Performance check was performed and codes read. Coil pack 5 was misfiring. Part was replaced. 
99820 mi

C $1000
engine mount, 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

90000 mi Fuel pump valve recall repair 
94000 mi

US $212
check engine light came on, they "cleaned out the carbon" 
90230 mi

US $63
Transmission software download at dealer 
104000 mi

US $30
An EVAP hose called the "J hose" split causing a P0442 code. EVAP system-small leak. 
124000 mi

US $7
Replaced thermostat 
135500 mi

US $10
Replaced a vacuum elbow at the intake manifold 
158500 mi

US $186
Remove & replace front oxygen sensor. 
160000 mi

US $6
Faulty fuel cap leaked air. New cap remedied problem 
117000 mi Timing belt and water pump. 
118000 mi

US $50
Check engine light came on after initial timing belt installation. Reset light and re-adjusted timing. 
130000 mi

US $276
check engine light was on---replaced CVVT solenoid replaced thermostat 
142000 mi

US $568
Replaced the oil trap. The car was making a loud whining noise behind the intake manifold. Repair cost included a computer scan that cost $90 
162000 mi

US $290
Emission, replaced "J" hose, $178 
182000 mi

US $85
Check engine light on. Error P0068 and P0171. Mechanic cleaned Mass Air Flow sensor and codes went away. 
185000 mi

US $250
New coil 
197000 mi

US $200
One New Coil 
200000 mi

US $250
second coil went out. Also changed plugs 
208000 mi

US $100
Replace O2 sensor 
210000 mi

US $117
Replace Throttle Body. Error Code P1026. Bought used on eBay and had mechanic install. 
80000 mi

US $3850
Needed rear main seal. 
138260 mi

C $35
The check engine light came on - it was caused by the (original) gas filer "o" ring leaking (it was cracked) - I installed a new cap and had my mechanic reset the code (n/c). 
151280 mi

C $250
One (of 5) ignition coils failed. Diagnosed and replaced. 
66333 mi

US $47
cup plug for non-turbo equipped engine missing. Replaced plug. 
72834 mi

US $216
Key would not turn in ignition lock. Replaced faulty Ignition Lock Assembly. Repair cost did not include towing to shop for repair 
83208 mi replaced thermostat replaced upper engine strut both covered under extended warranty 
107245 mi

US $688
Replaced timing belt,timing belt tensioner,serpentine belt Replaced leaking power steering reservoir 
110738 mi

US $400
Evap cannister clogged, evap hoses starting to crack. Replaced valve and two hoses 
118000 mi

US $300
left motor mount "sagging".Replaced 
123000 mi

US $558
Ignition lock bound up internally,replaced lock cylinder. Note same problem occurred three years ago while under extended warranty. 
169000 mi

US $524
Alternator clutch pulley bearing failed, destroyed serpentine belt. Replaces serpentine belt,acc.belt tensioner,alternator pulley. 
109700 mi

US $30
CEL came on--code said evap leak minor. I replaced the gas cap and reset the code. No problems since. 
124700 mi

US $53
Car ran rough, then CEL came on--code indicated it was misfiring on cylinder 1. Replaced the coil on cylinder 1 and problem was resolved. 
120000 mi

US $300
Could not turn key in ignition. Had to replace the chamber.  

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Sedan

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

113000 mi

US $1000
Before cat O2 sensor and timing belt according to man. recs. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

98000 mi

US $300
Car was taken in for the window motor to be looked at. Mechanic said radiator needed to be replaced and was about to cause the engine to seize up. Repair would have cost $1400. 

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2001.5 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

118000 mi

£555
ETM replaced + Software upgrade. 
138500 mi

£300
Laid up for four years for a catastrophic fuel leak, flexible coupling between the filler and tank. Dealer said had to dismantle rear and, minimum 600. Found an independent specialist who knew a better way, replaced hose and clips for reasonable sum. 

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2001 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

228000 mi

US $110
Car was experiencing low power/no power, bad idle characteristics. Multiple check engine lights including cam shaft out of position 
165000 mi

US $500
Hydraulic motor mounts 
151000 mi

US $560
Replaced Throttle Body (ETM). Purched from Xmodex Canada.. Came with soft preloaded 
158400 mi

US $100
cylinder missing not firing...replaced coil pack, still not firing... removed plug found outer and inner electrode tips broken. (Volvo Plugs) Replaced set plugs. Started.. but debri from the damaged plug, damaged turbo unit, now it whines. 
168700 mi Smell of Gas... Fuel Damper had leak on the mail body .. o ring Seal was okay. 
145000 mi

US $350
replaced a leaking radiator 
177000 mi

US $100
catalytic converter failed 
214300 mi

US $450
Fuel pump leak 
221000 mi Water pump leak at the frozen plug 
226000 mi

US $50
Coolant tank leak 
114080 mi

C $935
Thermostat gasket has been changed 
114080 mi

C $1300
gasket bolt + exhaust sealer and oil change. all repair for $1300. 
71300 mi

$450
The engine head gasket was broken and the oil has been spilled on the exhaust system, this issue caused that the windshield was tarnished, end low quickly the right oil level. 
76260 mi

$1500
wrong function in circuit from the clutch torque converter of the gearbox - was necessary to change the electronic valve box. This repair was very unfortunate because the agency doesn't have the spare part to be replaced. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

117000 mi

US $3457
R & R upper engine mount. Replaced leaking radiator. Replaced turbo drain tube gaskets. 
138500 mi

US $580
Replaced the water pump, the freeze plug was leaking. 
125762 mi

US $250
Check Engine Light code ECM 1600 / ECM 170 F / REM 8D11. Turbo boost pressure signal too low. Replaced boost sensor Parts for Turbo boost sensor cost US$110.00 plus outrageous $160 labor for 15 mins replacement and 20 mins diagnostic !  
133300 mi

US $338
Car didnt crank. Replace 20 a circuit fuse blown due to coil wire (#5 cyl) pinched under spark plug cover. Dealer robbed me by suggesting to replace all spark plugs even though they were totally fine. I dislike Union Park but had no choice! 
152000 mi

US $700
Out of the blue, car started misfiring. VIDA diagnosed malfunction with Coil packs (common with this P2 Volvo) Replaced all 5 at 100$ each as well replacing all plugs. Total 700$ parts labor 
76000 mi

US $1518
Faulty oxygen sensor causing Check Engine light to be on. Replaced sensor. Leak in radiator. Replaced Radiator. 
87000 mi

US $760
rough idle and occasional stalling - dealer could not recreate problem - cleaned throttle body under warranty severe rough idle and frequent stalls and hesitation at speed. extreme rough idle and frequent stalls and hesitation at speed - Mass Air Flow sensor replaced 
91000 mi

US $475
Misfire caused by bad coil packs on two cylinders 
96000 mi

US $100
Check Engine Light on due to clogged crankcase ventilation system. replaced oil separator and crankcase vent hoses. 
101500 mi

US $355
Engine missing severely with intermittent 'check engine' light. Dealer replaced bad ignition coil. 
105000 mi

US $100
Replaced front hydraulic engine mount (rubber split and hydraulic fluid leaked out) and lower transmission torque mount (torn bushing). 
114000 mi

US $15
Engine coolant thermostat failed. Replaced. 
117500 mi

US $220
Emissions fault code set due to faulty oxygen sensor. Replaced both upstream and downstream sensors. 
133000 mi

US $50
Replaced bad ignition coil 
142000 mi

US $60
Replaced brittle oil sump seals. Bubbles on oil dip stick indicated air entertainment into the oil due to leaking seals. Replaced upper torque mount and lower torque rod due to failed bushings. 
143700 mi

US $50
Leaking front intake camshaft seal and rear exhaust camshaft seal. Replaced both seals. 
176000 mi

US $60
Turbo boost sensor (code 236). R&R Heater core O-ring leaked 
127000 mi

US $800
Leaking cam seal 
144000 mi

US $250
radiator leak 
155000 mi

US $300
DTC code P1332, failed exhaust solenoid valve leaking engine seals 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed manual FWD

108460 mi

C $1100
Intermittent crank/no start, then stalling. Replaced fuel pump - did not fix it. Replaced tank sender unit. Apparently fixed. 
120520 mi

C $300
Front muffler exhaust flange rusted & cracked. Replaced front muffler with aftermarket. Cost includes investigative work for fuel filling issue (see September). 
121520 mi Fuel filling issue - 15 to 20 minutes to fill tank to avoid shutoff. Mechanic did investigative work for me, found no problem with EVAP system or venting from fuel tank. I removed the fuel pump and accidentally removed the flap valve inside tank. Fixed. 
122120 mi

C $300
Oil leak from turbo oil supply pipe. Pipe to be replaced (on order) 
176000 mi

US $1100
Purge valve leaking 
200000 mi

US $94
Car threw a code, traced to MAF sensor. 
217000 mi

US $100
Throttle body intake hose disconnectd 
241000 mi

US $1300
Vehicle shows "Engine System Service Urgent", new electronic throttle module installed, message returned several days later. Currently waiting on new throttle position sensor assembly. 
244000 mi

US $450
See June 2010 response, "Engine System Service Urgent" Message 
264000 mi

US $90
Boost was coming on late, power was down slightly. Replaced turbocharger control valve, issues resolved. 
267000 mi

US $250
Replace ignition coils 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

93000 mi Dealer diagnosed bad voltage regulator - wanted 600+ to replace; another mechanic suggested replacing alternator at same time - both for 600. Second mechanic tested - voltage regulator ok, replaced air flow sensor - problem resolved. 
107000 mi

US $375
resonator fell apart due to rust and was replaced 
111000 mi

US $25
Coolant thermostat prevented the engine from warming up. Ordered new thermostat and replaced. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

133000 mi

US $3500
Fault codes traced to faulty catalytic converter and cracked evap cannister j-hose Intermittent fault code. Intermittent short within turbo control valve. Replaced turbo control valve. 
150000 mi

US $452
Replaced air flow meter. (I hope I noted this correctly in the system section above) 
171000 mi

US $65
Center hanger of exhaust had fallen off. Was welded back on. 
79000 mi

US $185
Owner noted engine movement, noise upon acceleration. Removed and replaced RH lower engine mount. 
157300 mi

US $2000
motor mounts 
163000 mi

US $700
Heater core leaking 
167000 mi

US $100
Repair coolant line to turbo 
148500 mi

US $738
Blew cam shaft seals resulting in loss of engine oil, had water pump, belts replaced at same time. 
93300 mi

US $13
Replaced Thermostat old one was stuck open 
103700 mi

US $25
clogged heater core removed hoses and flushed. seems to be working about 90% now. 
114000 mi

US $60
Ignition coil back #1 died. Replaced with one from Napa (about 50$) took about 45 min to replace also did the plus which added a few minutes. 
123000 mi

US $65
Coil pack #2 same as last repair 3 more left to go. Found them for $30 buck on rock auto will keep a spare for next time. 
130000 mi

US $1600
Cam seals leaking required replacement along with PCV oil trap replacement. Oil damaged timing belt also replaced. 
137000 mi

US $452
Replaced Fresh Air Pipe. 
139000 mi Main Air intake valve needed replacement. Repair shop covered expense as a good jesture for a good customer. 
139000 mi Warning light appeared stating: "Engine system, Service Urgent". Turned out to be faulty throttle control valve that was less than 2 years old. Previous valve replaced under extended warranty in 2010. 
76970 mi

US $56
Replace center pipe ( ? resonator) with straight pipe 
95000 mi

US $115
Hesitation, lack of power on take off. Bad Shaft pos actuator, timing. Replaced CVVT solenoid 
97000 mi

US $462
Check engine light - replaced gas cap, could not guarantee it would fix it. Replace emission canister to valve hose. 
108500 mi

US $60
Engine misfire, code indicated cylinder 3 misfire, replaced coil for cylinder 3. Easy fix. 
109000 mi

US $50
Immobilizer, would not start, but later it did. Replaced antenna around key switch as a recommendation, but not sure if this was the problem as it is intermittent. Replacing antenna was a simple DIY job, $50 part from volvo. 
131000 mi

US $175
Lower engine mount 
133000 mi

US $85
Upper engine mount 
149000 mi

US $400
Rear half of exhaust. Believe it was original( front half already replaced previously). This car has been 10 years in upstate NY and we spread salt like crazy, so having it last this long is exceptional. 
153000 mi

US $10
Turbo oil return gasket 
157000 mi

US $900
Oil leak due to popped oil seal. Replaced all cam oil seals and replaced PCV system as a precaution. 1st time PCV system worked on. 
180000 mi Over $10k of pending repairs when I junked it...catalytic converter, oxygen sensor, etc. Needed new fuel pump. 
158000 mi

US $32
Check engine light. Told to run gas without ethanol. 
160000 mi

US $390
Heater core leaked coolant on driver side floor. Paid carpet cleaner to clean up and shop replaced heater core o rings and added coolant. Mechanic noticed engine missing and they replaced #1 ignition coil. 
164000 mi

US $540
Check engine light has been on for several months. We replaced oxygen sensors previously but light returned. Replaced catalytic converter with used guaranteed for life unit from Erie VoVo. Check engine light has not returned. We noticed a slight drop or surge in the rpm. Similar sensation to ETM symptoms. They couldn't replicate. In early April we were in a community with a Volvo dealer and they said the check engine light needs to come on or a code is needed 
169700 mi Same trip to this dealer I asked about the ETM and they said the check engine light or a code needed to be present. 
177000 mi

US $250
Replaced oil trap and clean entire system. 
178500 mi Turbo drain back tube leaking. 
180000 mi

US $290
Low coolant levels and indicator light for coolant. Pressure test of system and found leak related to thermostat housing. Replaced thermostat housing and thermostat. 
181000 mi

US $220
Oil Leak returned. Shop says maybe due to not having the oil trapped cleaned. Replaced cam seals and not leaking now. 
181000 mi

US $88
Evap Hose needed repair 
181000 mi

US $598
Radiator replaced 
182000 mi

US $200
Oil leak, replaced oil seal and downloaded software for ETM. 
182000 mi

US $513
Oil leak and re-sealed block plug and repaired oil line. Still leaking. We have now spent a total of almost $18,000 in repairs and maintenance on this car. 
155700 mi

US $350
Replaced timing belt and water pump. 
186000 mi

US $500
throttle body 
76000 mi

US $1400
crankcase ventilation system was gummed up, caused poor running and check engine light to come on. lower front motor mount, rubber disintegrated and separated 
77000 mi

US $270
Missing, running rough. Suspected bad ignition coils since my other car, identical to this one, had this problem this year. 
88000 mi

US $8060
Crankcase positive ventilation was clogged and resulting pressure blew out rear cam seals and softened coolant hose. $999. 
96000 mi

US $580
Front Oxygen sensor, not working properly for several months. Check engine light on. Running rough at times. 
93500 mi

US $1000
Cracked ignition coils, all 5 replaced. Crankcase ventilation system gummed up, replaced. 
153000 mi

US $350
Camshaft seals replaced along with oil soaked timing belt. 
185000 mi

US $1800
Burned #3 valve. Replaced with a rebuilt head. 
144000 mi Transmission mount replaced. 
147000 mi

US $640
mass air sensor replaced 
165700 mi

US $300
new thermostat required 
150000 mi

US $650
Hole in radiator. Replace radiator. 
74000 mi

US $336
"Transmission Srvc Req," orange triangle, check engine lights came on. Mechanic did software upgrade, seems mostly ok. Previous servicing was HUGE (brakes, etc.), included b4 servo cover replacement for hard 2-3 shift. 
75000 mi

US $40
CEL came on - got P0422 and P0333 codes. Knock sensor and catalytic converter issue. Transmission clunked again. Had enough and traded it in. 
95000 mi

US $400
Replaced an exhaust bracket assembly. 
96000 mi

US $95
Upgraded transmission software to improve shift points. 
128000 mi

US $800
replaced engine mount 
88000 mi

US $384
Catalytic converter code ECM-4801 was present. Cause unknown, but all five ignition coils had cracks in them and were suspected. Coils were replaced. #5 above is true, but code problem still not fixed: CEL returned after fix (cat ruined?). 
94000 mi

US $1316
Exhaust manifold gasket replaced, emissions test (passed) Thermostat replaced, antifreeze replaced. 
107000 mi

US $625
Diagnosed intermittent fluctuating idle that briefly drops to 500 rpm then jumps to 900 rpm before stabilizing at 700 rpm. Crankcase pressure test found clogged PCV system and dirty throttle body. Declined repair at this time. Will DIY later. 
136000 mi

US $668
Erratic idle and surging due to clogged PCV box and vacuum hoses, dirty intake manifold & throttle body. PCV system and intake/throttle body components cleaned or replaced as needed. 
136000 mi

US $200
Car went into limp mode w/CEL and ENGINE SYSTEM SERVICE URGENT msg. Codes showed electronic throttle position sensor error. Cleaned MAF and throttle body--problem returned within 50 mi. Replaced throttle body with used part. Fixed. 
137000 mi

US $774
CEL on; DTC catalytic converter efficiency code. Catalytic converter no longer functioning and was replaced with a new aftermarket catalytic converter. 
156500 mi

US $60
Car was running rough, intermittent no-start. Scanned and found code for turbo control valve. Replaced valve with new one. 
162000 mi

US $74
Gradual coolant loss caused low coolant warning every 6 to 8 weeks. Pressure test found slight leak around upper hose at radiator. Possible crack in radiator or hose. Declined repair--will DIY later. Coolant mix/level adjusted. 
164000 mi

US $1260
Intake cam shaft seal failed with major loss of engine oil. Leaking oil saturated timing belt, which required replacement of belt, tensioner, and idler pulleys. Changed oil and filter. Car was towed to shop ($75). 
177000 mi

US $400
Thermostat sticking open; replaced. Had routine maintenance (oil change, etc) performed while car was in shop.  
184700 mi

US $628
Front crank seal leaking; replaced under warranty 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

101000 mi

US $1850
105K service, including replacement of timing belt, water pump, and radiator. Cost is for entire service. Radiator alone was about $775. 
113000 mi

US $1200
Timing gear sensor, camshaft adjustment solenoid 
122000 mi

US $500
Replace lower right motor mount. 
141700 mi

US $1000
Replaced the electronic throttle control, which was causing uneven idle and some surging while driving at steady speed. This was warranty item, if done within ten years of first sale, but not the case here. Repair was very successful. 
109000 mi

US $1100
Blown gasket resulting in loss of oil pressure 
136500 mi

US $117
Throttle was surging when coming to stop, erratic idle, problems shifting(associated w/throttle position). Shop stated that software update to ETM would likely fix. Fix was performed but was very short lived(about 10 miles).  
169500 mi Bad catalytic converter 
186049 mi

US $1200
The cam seal blew leaking oil on the right side. The timing belt was coated as well and replaced also. Total Cost $1200. 
173700 mi

US $115
Sensors indicate an O2 or catalytic converter issue. 
179000 mi

US $320
Installed new O2 sensor (rear), replaced rear vacuum resv. and J hose. After working on the CEL and various codes for over a year, I *finally* found the issue to be the rear 'J' hose to the rear EVAP canister. Possibly source of three codes. 
98580 mi

C $4660
Replace entire exhaust system. Heater core leaked - coolant flooded electronics in dash panel and interior of car. 
103260 mi

C $5500
valves clattering, pvc hose blocked, leaking 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

46000 mi engine cooling fan has not been working properly 
58000 mi

US $100
engine mount & transmission mounts replaced 
68000 mi

US $30
changed J hose located near gas tank. It had a small evap leak. Not positioned for easy removal and replacement. 
70000 mi

US $80
replaced temp sensor. it failed again. 
73000 mi NO OIL PRESSURE AT IDLE 
74000 mi LOW OIL PRESSURE / NO OIL PRESSURE AT IDLE 
76000 mi NO OIL PRESSURE AT IDLE - INTERMITTENT . 
77000 mi NO OIL PRESSURE - INTERMITTENT 
80000 mi

US $150
Replaced internal all o-rings in oil pan and replaced oil pickup tube. Solved NO OIL PRESSURE symptom. The oil pickup tube was clogged with the bits of the oil filter tube o-ring that failed. 
87420 mi

C $1200
Check transmission light came on. Volvo recommended 4 updates: Transmission Control Module, Engine Control Module, Network, Body 
104000 mi

US $90
rusted out resonator replaced. sheetmetal came off. 
111000 mi

US $1200
Throttle body and software replaced. Past ten year limit and warranty from Volvo, paid 100% out of pocket 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

142000 mi Catalytic Converter (?) Low Emission Efficiency, Intake Valve Circuit. Estimate of $2,300. Decided not to repair. 
120000 mi

US $360
Replaced defective oil trap. Fuel pump recall 220. 
145000 mi

US $120
Replaced passenger motor mount and torque mount 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

102000 mi

US $1400
Oil was being blown out of the engine, not sure how else to describe it. ignition switch had to be replaced 
119500 mi

US $399
Replaced coolant reservoir tank. 
141000 mi

US $349
Problem was fuel/air mix sensor, Volvo dealer did not have part in stock. diagnostic charge, $81.00. I ordered part from auto parts website and it was shipped, I had my local garage install it. Total cost diagnostic/parts/labor $349.00. 
146000 mi

US $262
Replace all motor mounts. 
167000 mi

US $200
Engine light check for gas tank recycle hose crack. 
181000 mi

US $100
replace exhaust hangars 
218000 mi

US $55
bad coil, scanned car found missfire #5 cylinder replaced coil and all was well 
147000 mi

US $698
engine mounts,  
126000 mi

US $85
P0422 - evap leak, replaced fuel cap. hard shifting (purchased with that knowledge) also headlamp wipers, oil cap gasket, drain and fill 3.5Qts of transmission fluid. 
136000 mi

US $60
Rear exhaust hanger broken. 
173360 mi

C $510
intermittent ignition cutoff.. not start, crank, eventually starts. 
140000 mi

US $4000
replace vent box, oil pan, engine seal 
127000 mi

US $3000
Burnt exhaust valve- rebuild head 
93700 mi

US $350
O2 replacement to correct check engine light 
99000 mi

US $500
Car did limp home mode. Throttle body replaced with Xemodex life time guarantee. Anticipate MAF next. 
107300 mi throttle body issues again but under warranty. 
114000 mi

US $500
Canister vapor turnoff - had caused engine service required light to come on 
129300 mi Throttle body again appears to have failed. Throttle body was still under warranty so no cost but there remains a question as to what it really was as no codes were thrown. 
122000 mi

US $250
spark plug not firing properly, ignition coil replaced 
149500 mi

US $93
Very minor vacuum leak 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

107000 mi

US $130
idle quality poor 
108000 mi

US $350
Temp sensor, plugs, themostat put in to fix idle problem. Previous iridium plugs caused issues. 
165000 mi

US $120
Oil filler cap gasket was replaced, transmission oil drained and filled(about 4 qt of oil), aftermarket inline transmission filter installed and engine oil change. 
166000 mi

US $40
Upper engine mount (torque rod) replaced 
168000 mi

US $100
Turbocharger connecting air hose replaced. Lower engine torque rod replaced. 
172000 mi

US $110
Pcv oil trap and all pcv connecting hoses replaced 
71920 mi

C $100
Exhaust Resonator rusted. Removed Resonator. 
80600 mi Exhaust manifold had come loose. Retightened and all is good. 
177000 mi

US $3800
Burned exhaust valve 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 4WD

91000 mi

US $200
engine running rough, fixed. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

47500 mi

US $800
engine mount 
96000 mi

US $100
Mass air flow meter needed cleaning. 
88040 mi

C $232
Valve on turbo not fuctioning correctly. 
90520 mi

C $145
Inexpensive sensor failure, no idea of what problem it was causing other than to cause engine light to come on. 
110360 mi

C $745
Water pump started leaking, required replacing. Timing belt also replaced which was included in the cost of repairs. 
117800 mi

C $180
Turbo leaking, has for the last 50,000k. Last Volvo had same problem. Turning car over to daughter in university. Mechanic is trying to stop the leak without an $800 bill. Update: no luck with engine sealer this time, sold car. 
87000 mi Electronic Throttle Module failed, as it does 99.9% of the time with this model of Volvo. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

80600 mi

R 200
Engine head - suspect head gasket. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

193000 mi Catalytic converter. O2 sensor. Leaking radiator. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

154000 mi

US $533
Antifreeze leak - new heater core 
166000 mi

US $560
Replaced radiator now there might be something wrong with CTS sensor. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

63240 mi

$100
Top engine mount 
69440 mi

$300
Lower engine mount 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

76000 mi

£20
Annoying replacement of middle hanging bracket forward of final silencer due to corrosion. I fabricated a hanger from M8 stud rod. 

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2000 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

120000 mi

US $1600
Head gasket replacement 
123000 mi

US $65
Coolant hose replaced 
198000 mi

US $150
2 repairs required. Replaced tube from Coolant Tank. Added liquid product to reseal radiator (the s--- actually worked, for now). I replaced one ignition coil. Simple swap out of parts. Bought "off brand" from Kragen. Works fine. 
141000 mi

US $10
Mass Air Flow sensor removed and cleaned. Solved problem 
199000 mi

US $300
Cooling fan stopped working resulting to car running hot. Replaced cooling fan and also coolant, thermostat, and upper and lower radiator hoses.  Car also ran rough, replaced coil in cyl. no. 3. 
204000 mi

US $150
Vibration and noise in front end, found to be a faulty engine mount(front right). Replaced. Also a vibration in front tire. While up on a lift found a faulty right rear control arm and an exhaust shield falling off, both are unrepaired as of now. 
212000 mi

US $350
T-Belt had excessive wear after only 2K miles, found while replacing spark plugs. Problem diagnosed as faulty pulley pushing belt into engine. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 261hp 2.3L I5 4-speed automatic AWD

139000 mi

US $440
had to replace the overflow tank on cooling system 
150000 mi

US $50
one of the coils failed and the car would only run about 30mph and ran very rough. Had towed and the repair was done in half a day and for $50 
152700 mi

US $125
Strange as it may seem a second coil issue-unbeknownst to me each cylinder has a coil of its own (per our Volvo mechanic). 
175000 mi

US $150
ANOTHER coil failed. That makes three of the five in last 14 months. 
119000 mi

US $60
Cooling system thermostat failed shut. 
137000 mi

US $22
Coolant Expansion Tank lower hose failed -- leaking badly. Replaced hose. 
137000 mi

US $100
Coolant reservoir tank outlet flange failed (plastic too old?). New hose would not maintain a seal. Replaced tank. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 190hp 2.4L I5 4-speed automatic AWD

123000 mi

US $170
Car was losing coolant. Replaced radiator, thermostat, and coolant temp. sensor. 
110000 mi

US $350
Cracked coolant reservoir causing slow loss of coolant 
142500 mi

US $600
Multiple spark plug mounted Bosch ignition "magentos" replaced 
143000 mi Radiator tank cracked allowing slow loss of coolant. Shop says this is common problem w/this system after 10 yrs or so. Consider 10 yrs of trouble free cooling better than average service life for radiatiors in high corrosion area (Hawaii) 
118000 mi

US $230
Idle speed was fluctuating, almost cutting out. Dealer cleaned throttle. 
128000 mi

US $1200
Engine quit shortly after re-fueling. Shop diagnosed fuel pump-replaced 
131000 mi

US $417
radiator was leaking. Replaced 
135000 mi

US $140
Car would not run. Fuel pump relay replaced 
139000 mi

US $300
A malfunctioning coil, or power pack, for one of the spark plugs was replaced. The spark plugs were also replaced as routine maintenance. 
140000 mi

US $150
water reservoir leaking; replaced 
140000 mi The Volvo developed engine trouble while I was traveling, a dead miss. After I figured out it was a mechanical problem, perhaps a burnt valve or low compression, I decided to trade it. 
186700 mi

US $190
Thermostat stuck needed replacing 
106000 mi

US $750
Leaking radiator replaced. 
112000 mi

US $615
Torn upper engine mount. 
118000 mi

US $1713
Replaced heater core. 
139000 mi

US $400
Replaced cam adjust solenoid and spark plug coil. 
152000 mi

US $625
Volvo dealer wanted to perform ETM cleaning ($550)and then replace PVC ($600) before replacing ETM under warranty. I removed the ETM myself and had it rebuilt by firm in Colorado for $600 plus shipping. Replaced it,problem solved. Not happy with Volvo. 
153000 mi

US $75
Replaced broken (worn out) upper motor mount 
162000 mi

US $3800
Replace motor mounts. 
165300 mi

US $130
Coolant needed to be added frequently. Smelled antifreeze when heater turned on. Found leaked antifreeze under driver & passenger floor mats. Replaced heater core. 
166000 mi

US $70
Thermostat and Coolant Temp Sensor failed. Replaced both. 
179000 mi

US $500
Car runs rough. check engine light came on. gave codes for throttle position sensor 
98000 mi

US $300
Oxygen sensor replaced because of CEL. CEL came back on. Unresolved CEL when sold. 
170000 mi

US $33
Brakes & rotors, front & back need replacement. Engine mount also needs replacement. 
171000 mi

US $900
New Engine Mount. Also all brakes and rotors. 
174000 mi

US $786
Radiator cracked. Leaking anti-freeze. Problem worsened as days went on. Replaced ant-freeze every 36 hrs. Radiator replaced. 
106000 mi

US $148
car needs a new rear seal to stop oil leak and later, I'm told, probably a new head gasket 
112000 mi

US $950
Engine light on - Code pointed at catalytic converter. Told to try to clean injectors and PCV system. Replace timing belt and tensioner. Engine light came on two days after pickup. Thinking either catalytic or O2 sensors. 
113000 mi

US $420
Engine light still on from previous problem. Replaced rear oxy sensor but light is still on. Ordered Cat. 
115500 mi

US $50
ENGINE CODE 0128 RADIATOR COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR FAULTY RESULTING IN HARD COLD STARTUP. REPLACED SENSOR AND THERMOSTAT. PROBLEM SOLVED. 
187000 mi

US $2450
Head Gasket replaced Radiator replaced Turbo replaced  

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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

128700 mi

US $240
oxygen sensor 

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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

162-horsepower 2.4L I5 4-speed automatic FWD

159000 mi

US $939
Dash lights (Check Engine, ABS, ETS, Brake) had all come on. The dealership wanted $1,800 to replace two modules (ABS & ETS). I went to an independent for a 2nd opinion. Paid to have frayed battery cable replaced to see if that would take care of the issue. It didn't as the ABS and Check Engine lights are still on. The car went back to the shop today for additional work. 
161000 mi The ETS module went out. Volvo covered the replacement work as part of a class action suit settlement. 
176000 mi

US $1600
Replaced heater core, and rear brakes/pads. 
184000 mi

US $578
Thermostat was replaced with new coolant.  
194000 mi

US $1000
Replaced heater core. 
133000 mi

US $432
Radiator Leak. New Radiator installed. 
146000 mi

US $85
Broken motor mount replaced. 
152000 mi

US $135
replaced leaking heater core replace thermostat 
130700 mi

US $130
Thermostat failed open 
125500 mi The electronic throttle module is defective, common in Volvos 99-2002, causes engine to hesitate. Very expensive to repair, 900 dollars. 
140000 mi Needed electronic throttle module when sold. 
83000 mi

US $120
heater core replaced 
87000 mi

US $700
ETM and MAF 
122000 mi

US $362
Check engine light came on. Cause was an evaporator hose leak and R&R canister shut-off valve malfunction. Hose and shut-off valve replaced. 
127000 mi

US $852
RH rear muffler hanger replaced RPMs dipped when coming to a stop. Throttle body cleaned. 
136000 mi

US $800
Pinhole leak in coolant bottle. Coolant bottle replaced. Small coolant leak found in heater core. No action taken. 
168000 mi

US $894
O2 sensor failed, replaced. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

146000 mi

US $100
Turbocharger was failing. This car was the most expensive car for repairs I ever owned. Had transmission replaced 5-2004, $4500. Something always wrong with it. I would guess I spent close to $15.000.00 over the 7 years just in repairs not maintenance. 
150000 mi

US $137
CEL on - diagnosed as bad cam sensor and hub.  Leaking rear mail seal and cam housing. 
172300 mi

£60
Turbo pressure pipe leak at junction of turbo 

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2000 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

100000 mi

£2
Oil leak from turbo return pipe, minimal problem. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

178700 mi

US $260
replaced muffler and tail piece 
180000 mi Replaced ignition tumbler 

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1999 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

138000 mi

US $700
An oil leak from the oil cap went into the spark plugs and caused misfires. The repair was expensive because the company replaced the entire ignition system instead of cleaning it, and did not fix the leak. 
156000 mi

US $227
Dead ignition coil on 1 cylinder. Fixed in 1/2 day. 
145720 mi

C $200
Both O2 sensors were replaced 
136000 mi

US $100
car running rough. replaced 2 obviously bad ignition coils.  car ran good for two weeks. now wont start. ordered 2 more coils. shop replaced one last year. this will make 5 new coils in a year. 
81820 mi

C $40
Exhaust leak, welded patch. 
139000 mi

US $145
replaced coolant level sensor 
159340 mi

C $115
Car stalls on start - turns out the problem is the key/ignition relationship - chip. Mechanic suggested trying another key to start the car, and it seems to work. 
241000 mi

US $150
Replaced lower radiator hose to fix leak; replaced all other coolant hoses as preventive maintenance. Leak slowed but not stopped. Radiator has a hairline crack - needs replacement. 
243000 mi

US $200
Small crack in plastic radiator tank. Replaced radiator with new Nissens unit. This is a common problem on these cars. 
216000 mi

US $540
The "Check Engine" light had been on for a long time (months) and my regular mechanic couldn't fix it. He said I'd have to take my car to the dealer because they have the software needed to fix the throttle body 
219700 mi

US $660
Radiator was replaced. 
229000 mi

US $233
Replaced coil number 5 and ambient air temp sensor 
118500 mi

US $40
Fuel mileage lower than expected - Replaced spark plugs 
183500 mi Replaced number 5 coil with a spare that I had. the old coil failed. 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

164000 mi

US $200
PNP safety neutral switch/sensor on top of transmission was replaced because shift light would flash and car would stay in 3rd gear limp-home mode. 
170000 mi

US $100
Heater core started leaking. Smell was foul and was fogging up the windshield. Common problem with Volvo heater cores of this age. 
137000 mi

US $65
Heater core failed and began leaking. Replaced heater core and flushed all coolant. 
137700 mi

US $20
replaced thermostat 
140300 mi

US $240
Exhaust pipe broke free at turbo flange. Repaired by welding flange back to pipe and refitting to turbo. 
141000 mi

US $53
Replaced upper engine mount 
148000 mi

US $25
CVVT problem triggered Check Engine light. Cleaned CVVT solenoid and replaced CVVT gasket. 
152000 mi

US $65
Downpipe joint to turbo flange was leaking significantly. Repaired by welding a bead around the joint. 
153700 mi

US $294
PCV system clogged, causing excessive oil pressure. Replaced all components of PCV system. Also replaced oil dipstick accidentally broken during PCV repair. 
118000 mi

US $700
emissions hose from gas tank cracked; new one ordered. 
119000 mi

US $240
new emissions hose installed 
137000 mi Ignition key switch issue 
165000 mi

US $500
Clean throttle body, new brakes front and rear 
111000 mi  
112000 mi

US $1125
Car had several problems, front 02 sensor. Car ran rough with AC on black smoke. 02 sensor changed.  thermostat replaced 
150000 mi The right front motor mount broke causing the motor to crush an oil line. Engine over heated causing catasrophic damage totaling the Volvo 
104160 mi

C $700
Exhaust canisters and valves replaced 
109400 mi

C $150
Turbo leaking oil  
119500 mi

C $300
Replace radiator and radiator hoses 
127000 mi Skip on number 4 cylinder-determined to be burnt valve. Decided to retire this vehicle. 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 4WD

165540 mi

C $200
broken hose from the rad overflow to rad 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

125300 mi

£200
Front 02 Sensor replacement. Replaced. 
134000 mi

US $130
Leaky coolant overflow tank. 
134000 mi

US $645
Radiator was leaking. Was replaced. 
145000 mi

US $219
I had a coil fail. Coil was replaced. 
153000 mi My CEL was on, but I never got it fixed. 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

136000 mi

US $638
replace ignition lock cylinder assembly 
141000 mi

US $254
replace bad ignition coil  
157700 mi

US $983
replace fuel pump- cut access hole in floor. 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

108000 mi

US $50
Battery was repeatedly dead in morning, along with Radiator fan still running with car turned off and Engine Temp. sensor staying too low. Read online that it was typically the Engine Coolant Temp Sensor and the Thermostat, so I replaced them. 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

130700 mi

US $2000
ECM failure 
131300 mi

US $400
Fuel pump relay failed. 
133000 mi

US $130
Coolant line went out, remained open to the engine. 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

138840 mi

C $100
ETS light on, car stutters intermittently during various speeds, poor starting issues 
140740 mi

C $1000
New electronic throttle module 
145700 mi ets light comes on intermittently, PO455 code unresolved 
157480 mi

C $200
code P0455, also cylinder #4 miss fire, replaced coil for cylinder #4, code 0455 remains unrepaired, unable to locate gross leak as per code PO455 . 
116000 mi

US $4500
Loss of compression in 2 cylinders. Replaced engine with recovered engine. 
117000 mi Crack in coolant tank, leaking coolant. Tank replaced. 
120300 mi

US $600
Cracked radiator replaced 
185000 mi

US $500
replaced boost pressure valve, air mass meter and upper intake hose 

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1998 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

165000 mi

US $400
Vacuum hose leak. Replaced hose. 
132300 mi

€390
Oxygen sensor needed replacement. Replaced radiator for passenger compartment heating. 
150900 mi

€100
Replaced radiator 
99000 mi

US $1000
Timing belt tensioner wore out and belt was rattling against case. Mechanic said when he opened the case ball bearings flew out. i was "lucky" b/c another mile or 2 would have destroyed the valves. Also replace waterpump,and acc belt. 
153000 mi evaporative emissions never went away. just kept the fuel tank full and passed smog :) 
185000 mi Started blowing smoke out the oil dipstick and using a quart every 500 miles. Horrible suspension rattles, plastic pieces falling off inside. Car basically was self-destructing. 
169000 mi

US $635
and motor mount while in shop. 
96000 mi

US $120
Replaced heater core 

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder manual AWD

161200 mi changed the thermostat, 
190700 mi

C $1400
Had to change the original clutch  one motor mount rear seal 
89000 mi

A $400
Changed front engine mount (one below timing belt) 
96100 mi

A $300
Replace engine oil cooler return line (leaking) 
91140 mi Turbo cooling hose was starting to leak under pressure I had it changed before the leak got bigger. Hose was 12 years old. 

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder manual 2WD

163660 mi Broken wire to fuel injection relay. I tracked it down and fixed it in 2 hrs. 

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

166000 mi

US $295
Replaced radiator and hoses. 
197000 mi

US $700
Replaced cat 
209000 mi

US $2600
Replaced fuel lines. fuel pump, and fuel sending unit. 
179000 mi

US $260
Welded patch to exhaust pipe. 
179000 mi Only major unrepaired problem was an air pump (est $800). 
195920 mi fuel pump died. It was a big job because of the way the AWD fuel tank is situated over the rear end drive/suspension assembly. http://www.brickboard.com/AWD/volvo/1362154/V70/awd_fuel_pump_comments_job_pics.html 
176000 mi

US $300
replaced turbo coolant hoses 
146000 mi

US $9
Replaced fuel cap due to faulty seal. Caused P0455 EVAP code (and the Check Engine light to come on). Paid $9 at NAPA for new cap, installed right there, cleared code with my OBDII code reader. Code has not returned. 
98000 mi

US $220
Leaking engine coolant from sensor. Sensor was replaced. Leaking caused computer to think car was overheating. 
150000 mi Large oil leak. 
181000 mi

US $900
Oil leak: O rings on oil return tube from turbocharger to engine. 
181000 mi

US $700
Check engine light on. Engine temp sensor bad. Replaced engine temp sensor. One bad engine mount replaced. 
181000 mi

US $68
blown head gasket, which may account for the blown up heater core just reported. 
155000 mi Needed a new primary O2 sensor. 
144000 mi

US $150
Replaced PCV system including oil trap and hoses. 
147000 mi

US $400
Radiator leak and small oil leak. Replaced radiator and oil cooler lines. 
157000 mi

US $30
ECT sensor failed, caused check engine light to come on. 
160000 mi Check engine light indicated bad baro sensor. Replaced sensor. 
165000 mi

US $60
Welded crack in exhaust at back of catalytic converter. 
165000 mi

US $100
Replaced pressure fuel line from fuel pump to filter. Old line was leaking on top of fuel tank. Replaced large vacuum hose from PCV oil separator to PTC valve on air pipe. 

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

134000 mi

US $155
mass air meter failure causing engine stall. 
220000 mi

US $150
Check engine light for front o2 sensor, replace sensor 
124000 mi

US $150
Failed thermostat; replaced 
156000 mi Vehicle sold after major problems - cylinder head oil leak. 

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

121000 mi

US $1200
After 14 years, exhaust pipe broke at catalytic converter. Replaced from exhaust manifold back. 
178000 mi

US $400
exhaust rust-through/catastrophic failure 
180000 mi

US $40
Hose clamp corroded, dumped all coolant on highway.  
189700 mi

US $75
No start during wet weather. Not repeatable. Replaced lots of ignition components but not confirmed if that was the issue. 

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

76880 mi

C $2000
radiator leak 
138260 mi

C $952
Replaced distributer cap and rotor along with the leads. Changed spark plugs. Engine Mounts replaced 
101000 mi

US $850
Replaced ignition switch after car failed to stay running. 
110000 mi

US $250
Tune up. Spark plugs, wires, rotor, dist.cap. 
173000 mi

US $45
Installed new ignition switch. Was showing signs of wear. 
190000 mi

US $225
Air pump finally died. Replaced with rebuilt pump and put in a new check valve. 
195000 mi

US $79
Clamp was missing from pipe just behind cat converter. Very noisy when the car was cold. A small pinhole was welded then a new brass clamp was installed. 
129300 mi

US $700
Yet another plastic+aluminum radiator failure. This is Volvo radiator #3 (1 per Volvo). "They all do that" at 11 to 15 years, and 120K-160K miles. 
130000 mi

US $1100
Heater core failed, dumping water into passenger compartment 
133000 mi

US $2570
Air pump motor mount 

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

134000 mi

US $200
PCV (flame trap) system replacement. 

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