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Volvo V70 Transmission Problems

687 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Volvo V70. 119 of these members (17.3%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 161 transmission repairs to Volvo V70s--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1820 repairs.
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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

35000 mi   Humming from the front of the car which would go away when the driver braked slightly or accelerated. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

40000 mi   Auto transmission shift flare. 
61000 US $141 Front button on gearshift broke apart. Dealer had to replace gearshift knob/handle assembly. $90.00 for parts and $50.00 labor. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

90000 mi US $7000 Transmission went out and was replaced. It continues to have problems and the repair caused two more problems that had to be repaired. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

96000 mi US $1360 Transmission would "clunk" when shifting from reverse to drive when warm. It would typcially take approximately 5 seconds to engage into drive when warm. Also had a lurching problem during freeway driving while at speed. 
88000 US $123 Internal transmission component broke (likely parking gear), resulting in loud rattle noise on operation. Entire transmission replaced. Charge is for diagnostic work for CEL. 
151000   Passenger-side front drive axle CV joint(s) worn and causing vibration under accelleration/load. Replaced worn axle/CV unit with remanufactured unit. 
184700   Left front axle assembly replaced due to worn CV joints 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

100000 mi US $2100 front axle replacement. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

168000 mi US $4000 Transmission failure required complete replacement. Also replaced a front drive line. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

84000 mi US $250 Transmission shifting roughly. Dealer flushed transmission and reprogrammed ECU 

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2000 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

178000 mi US $200 AWD drivetrain worn out. shop removed from car (now a FWD car). 

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