Volvo V70 Transmission Problems

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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 (19%)

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

Other (5%)

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Volvo V70 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (12%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 191 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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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 mi

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 mi

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 mi

US $450
Passenger-side front drive axle CV joint(s) worn and causing vibration under accelleration/load. Replaced worn axle/CV unit with remanufactured unit. 
184700 mi

US $628
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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Volvo V70 Transmission Problems

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