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1999 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Engine (47%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 135 repairs.
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1999 Volvo V70 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (28%)

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Chart based on 119 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

1999 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

Volvo in Saskatchewan, Canada
Jul 2012 - Sep 2012
Aug 2012

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. 
Volvo in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2012 - Jun 2014
Oct 2013

183300 mi
Replaced number 5 coil with a spare that I had. the old coil failed. 
Volvo in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2012
May 2012

118700 mi

US $40
Fuel mileage lower than expected - Replaced spark plugs 
Jul 2012

119500 mi

US $150
Strut mount bushings were making noise over bumps. Replaced strut mount bushings. 
Volvo in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

140000 mi

US $500
parking brake fell apart and was rubbing between wheels and drums 
Volvo in Alabama, United States
Jan 2012 - Apr 2014
Feb 2012

156000 mi

US $227
Dead ignition coil on 1 cylinder. Fixed in 1/2 day. 
Sep 2012

167000 mi

US $362
Replaced left & right control arms to fix front end wobble/tire wear. 
Jul 2013

177300 mi

US $361
Headlight assembly was broken loose. It was aiming up in the trees and couldn't be adjusted. Replaced with used unit. Partial a/c recharge 
Volvo in Maryland, United States
Feb 2012 - Oct 2013
Aug 2012

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 
Oct 2012

219200 mi

US $660
Radiator was replaced. 
Jan 2013

225000 mi

US $190
The lights above the rear license plate didn't work because the wiring was faulty. I didn't really care, but I got stopped by the police so I HAD to get it fixed 
Mar 2013

229000 mi

US $233
Replaced coil number 5 and ambient air temp sensor 
Jul 2013

233700 mi
The windows & sunroof no longer work. At first the problem was intermittent, but then permanently stuck. The windows are closed (phew), but the sunroof is open. We Jerry-rigged a solution by taping it shut with cardboard & duct tape! 
Oct 2013

237000 mi
Electrical system has been on a downward spiral for some time. The car's been "dead" then jumped several times. Right now it is not drivable & we're trying to decide whether to put any more $ into it. It's been a great car. 
Volvo in Illinois, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2014
Jul 2013

235800 mi

US $250
Windshield cracked on a hot day. Replaced. 
Dec 2013

240000 mi

US $5
Steering fluid leaked from hose. Tightened hose clamp, refilled fluid. 
Feb 2014

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. 
May 2014

243000 mi

US $200
Small crack in plastic radiator tank. Replaced radiator with new Nissens unit. This is a common problem on these cars. 
Volvo in Maine, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2014
Mar 2014

206000 mi
lost reverse 
Volvo in Washington, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2015
May 2015

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. 
Volvo in Washington, United States
Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

192000 mi

US $200
ignition coil pack bad, intermittent though, and hard to figure out 
Volvo in Georgia, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

126000 mi
Both front axles were bad 
Volvo in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
Feb 2014

144020 mi

C $200
Both O2 sensors were replaced 
Volvo in Florida, United States
Nov 2013 - Sep 2014
Nov 2013

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 
Jan 2014

159300 mi
exhaust camshaft VVT internal short. Replaced. stay tuned for other issues. Smelled smoke when op the driver side pass window. I removed door card and disconnected the switch and regulator. It is winter I will fix later. I est parts to cost $180 for reg and approx 1-2 hrs to replace. 
Feb 2014

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. 
Sep 2014

163000 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. 
Volvo in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2014
Mar 2014

125000 mi
no reverse 
Jun 2014

127000 mi

US $3000
Burnt exhaust valve- rebuild head 
Volvo in Rhode Island, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

193000 mi

US $676
Ball Joint replaced, Tie rod placed. Caliper Replaced. 
Volvo in Colorado, United States
Dec 2010 - Nov 2011
Jan 2011

130000 mi

US $120
Left lower control arm bearing shot. Replaced both lower control arms 
Oct 2011

135000 mi

US $400
carrier bearing for rear drive shaft failed. replaced drive shaft 
Nov 2011

136000 mi
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. 
Volvo in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

139000 mi

US $145
replaced power steering pump replaced coolant level sensor 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo in Washington, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

81000 mi

US $130
Right rear wheel bearing was failing, causing noise and vibration. 
Volvo in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Apr 2010
Feb 2010

93000 mi

US $600
The starter went out. Had dealership replace starter but had flywheel replaced elsewhere. Had the flywheel replaced (which was damaged from my starter). 
Volvo in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2010 - Aug 2011
Sep 2010

112000 mi

US $1400
right strut "bearing" rusted, loosened strut created extra wear on attachment plate. Strut, springs, all attachment parts replaced (left side showed rust) on both sides, 4 wheels aligned. 
Apr 2011

118000 mi

US $700
left wheel hub was becoming noisy; new one ordered and installed. emissions hose from gas tank cracked; new one ordered. 
May 2011

118300 mi

US $300
new emissions hose installed intermittent cooling in ac due to leaking o ring. replaced by dealer for under 300. 
Volvo in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2017
Dec 2015

122000 mi
AWD drive shaft replaced/started with rattling U-joint 
Volvo in Tennessee, United States
May 2009 - Jan 2013
Jun 2009

111000 mi
 
Jul 2009

112000 mi

US $1125
Car had several problems, front 02 sensor. Car ran rough with AC on black smoke. 02 sensor changed.  thermostat replaced temp sensor changed  door hinge was repaired to stop noise. 
Jan 2013 The right front motor mount broke causing the motor to crush an oil line. Engine over heated causing catasrophic damage totaling the Volvo 
Volvo in Alberta, Canada
May 2009 - Aug 2014
Jun 2009

104160 mi

C $700
Exhaust canisters and valves replaced 
Feb 2010

109200 mi

C $150
Turbo leaking oil  
May 2010

110360 mi
Faulty ABS module. Bought rebuilt module and installed by owner. 
Nov 2010

119200 mi

C $300
Replace radiator and radiator hoses 
Nov 2011

131720 mi

C $300
Tie rod worn. Misalignment 
Dec 2011

136400 mi

C $400
Misalignment, worn tie rod 
Jun 2013

146940 mi

C $600
Driveshaft replacement 
Mar 2014

152520 mi

C $2500
Spring seat worn Shocks replaced Rear brake lines rusted 
Volvo in Kansas, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

110000 mi
Transmission fluid leaking slowly from 1st solenoid, the car shifted at low RPMs and small ATF spots appeared below the car after sitting for an extended period of time. 
Volvo in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2011
May 2010

134400 mi
Ignition key switch issue 
Oct 2011

165000 mi

US $500
Clean throttle body, new brakes front and rear 
Volvo in New York, United States
Oct 2010 - Feb 2012
Dec 2010

120000 mi

US $200
Check Engine, ABS and Traction indicators would come on and Cruise Control would not engage. ABS Module was determined to be problem. Purchased part online and in 15minutes of labor by myself job was completed and error codes disappeared. 
May 2011

121200 mi

US $600
Drone sound while driving experienced as well as some play in steering. Replaced upper control arm as well as drivers front hub. 
Feb 2012

124000 mi
Skip on number 4 cylinder-determined to be burnt valve. Decided to retire this vehicle. 
Volvo in Ohio, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2012
Jun 2011

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. 
Apr 2012

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. 
Volvo in Utah, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2014
Jun 2009

120000 mi

US $500
Replaced right lower control arm and left tie rod end. Alignment performed (broken suspension caused bad alignment). New tires mounted and balanced (bad alignment caused poor tire wear).  
Jan 2010

125000 mi

US $1600
Replaced driveshaft (propshaft) from transfer case to read differential. 
May 2011

133900 mi

US $20
Wiring loom to the tailgate had multiple broken wires from the opening and closing of the tailgate. Wiring repaired by owner and routed in a way that would mitigate a recurrence of the problem. 
Oct 2011

137000 mi

US $65
Heater core failed and began leaking. Replaced heater core and flushed all coolant. 
Jan 2012

132300 mi

US $20
replaced thermostat 
Jul 2012

140200 mi

US $240
Replaced rear driver's-side seat belt latch assembly Exhaust pipe broke free at turbo flange. Repaired by welding flange back to pipe and refitting to turbo. 
Oct 2012

141000 mi

US $53
Replaced upper engine mount 
Apr 2013

146300 mi

US $160
Alternator/regulator ceased to provide sufficient current. Replaced. 
Jun 2013

148000 mi

US $25
CVVT problem triggered Check Engine light. Cleaned CVVT solenoid and replaced CVVT gasket. 
Nov 2013

152000 mi

US $65
Downpipe joint to turbo flange was leaking significantly. Repaired by welding a bead around the joint. 
Jan 2014

145000 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. 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 4WD

Volvo in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Sep 2011
Dec 2009

163060 mi

C $800
steering liquid dripping from the steering rack. 
Mar 2010

164300 mi

C $400
back window broke when car was started. 
Apr 2010

165540 mi

C $200
broken hose from the rad overflow to rad 
Sep 2010

168640 mi

C $210
bald front driver tire. tie rods needed to be replaced 
Jun 2011

170500 mi

C $350
replaced outside driver and passenger tie rods, alignment and balance 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo in Great Britain
Oct 2010 - Sep 2011
May 2011

124600 mi

£200
Front 02 Sensor replacement. Replaced. 
Volvo in Maryland, United States
May 2009 - May 2012
Nov 2009

134000 mi

US $130
Leaky coolant overflow tank. 
Dec 2009

134000 mi

US $645
Radiator was leaking. Was replaced. 
Feb 2011

145000 mi

US $219
I had a coil fail. Coil was replaced. 
Jul 2011

150000 mi

US $500
Tie rod ends were dead. Additionally, rear brakes were needed because the system was not functioning correctly (only closing on one side of the disks). 
May 2012

153000 mi
My CEL was on, but I never got it fixed. 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo in Virginia, United States
Jul 2011 - Oct 2012
Aug 2011

223000 mi

US $358
Automatic gear selector went out. Matthew Volvo Forum told me how to fix it. 
Dec 2011

229000 mi
Currently needs a cv joint or a drive shaft. Not sure when will fix it. 
Jan 2012

230000 mi

US $250
Not sure exactly, but changed it to 2WD and the knocking went away. It still needs a new drive train. But is working fine as a 2WD vehicle. 
Feb 2012

239500 mi

US $250
Left inner tie rod needed replacing. 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Nov 2013
Oct 2010

132700 mi

US $100
Left outer tie rod 
Jan 2011

136000 mi

US $638
replace ignition lock cylinder assembly 
Jul 2011

141000 mi

US $254
replace bad ignition coil  
Oct 2011

143800 mi

US $742
replace both front stabilizer links, right front control arm, left front strut mount 
Mar 2012

148000 mi

US $100
Check and charge A/C system. Small leak detected. Possible evaporator core leak. UV die added for future detection 
Jan 2013

149800 mi

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

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

Volvo in New York, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2011
Nov 2009

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. 
Feb 2010

109000 mi

US $100
Brake pedal was very soft and traveled too far on first press. After that it would firm up. Mechanic was not able to find any leaks, but after flushing brake fluid and refilling it, the brakes are normal again. 
Mar 2010

109000 mi

US $600
Both Lower Control Arms/Ball Joints were bad and needed to be replaced.  Replaced Left Outer CV Joint Boot (it was torn). 
Mar 2011

120000 mi

US $66
Brake Light Sensor broke, so when you hit the brakes your brakes lights didn't come on at all. Not safe to drive, we almost had people rear end us because of it. Replaced the switch with a few hours labor (hard to get at it). 
Jun 2011

123000 mi

US $225
rear passenger side window wouldn't go back up. Switches had failed. Replaced the entire driver's window and lock switch module and that fixed it. 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo in Georgia, United States
May 2009 - May 2013
Sep 2011

125000 mi

US $70
A/C fan motor resistor replacement.  
Aug 2012

129500 mi

US $800
ABS Computer failed Lower ball joints replaced 
Oct 2012

130300 mi

US $2000
ECM failure 
Nov 2012

131100 mi

US $400
Fuel pump relay failed. 
May 2013

134000 mi

US $55
Voltage regulator failed. 
Volvo in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Apr 2011
Jan 2010

133000 mi

US $130
Coolant line went out, remained open to the engine. 
Apr 2011

160000 mi

US $560
The alternator went out. Purchased the part and had my friend mechanic install the part. 
Volvo in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Jul 2018
Sep 2009

178000 mi

US $53
Slow evaporator leak. This is 3rd recharge. 1st lasted 8 months, 2nd lasted 5 months. 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2010 - May 2013
May 2010

116200 mi

US $4500
Check engine light came on. Solenoid was failing in transmission and there were problems shifting from 3rd to 4th. Replaced with recovered transmission. Loss of compression in 2 cylinders. Replaced engine with recovered engine. 
Jun 2010

117000 mi
Crack in coolant tank, leaking coolant. Tank replaced. 
Aug 2010

120100 mi

US $600
Cracked radiator replaced 
Mar 2011

128000 mi

US $2400
A/C leaking. Parts replaced. 
Jan 2012 Transmission slipping. Transmission replaced under warranty, as it had been replaced 20k miles previously. 
Jun 2012

148000 mi

US $800
Front offside tie-rod replaced. 
Jul 2012

148300 mi

US $750
Alternator dead, needed replacing 
Volvo in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2011 - Jan 2014
Feb 2012

138540 mi

C $100
ETS light on, car stutters intermittently during various speeds, poor starting issues 
Jun 2012

140740 mi

C $1000
New electronic throttle module Starter had to be replaced. 
Oct 2013

145700 mi
ets light comes on intermittently, PO455 code unresolved 
Jan 2014

137640 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 . 
Volvo in Indiana, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

185000 mi

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

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2014

81220 mi

C $115
ABS module malfunction 
May 2014

81420 mi

C $40
Exhaust leak, welded patch. 

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