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2008 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (14%)

Chart based on 99 repairs.
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2008 Volvo V70 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (45%)

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Chart based on 74 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

Volvo V70 in Great Britain
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

85000 mi

fuel flap not working 

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2008 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in United Arab Emirates
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
Oct 2011

34720 mi
The original battery died after 3 years. Dealer replaced the battery at no cost under warranty. 
Mar 2012

45260 mi
AC condenser leaked, and AC was not cooling air. The dealer replaced the part at a cost of approximately 1200 USD. 
Apr 2014

80160 mi

Replaced weak engine mount (lower right). 
Aug 2014

84320 mi

A/C stopped cooling. Dealer diagnosed a leak in evaporator. Evaporator replaced. 
Nov 2014

86800 mi

Replaced a leaking headlight washer hose. 
Aug 2015

94100 mi

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. 
Jan 2016

89940 mi

Repaired a leaking headlight washer pump. 
Mar 2016

99200 mi

Stabilizer bar bushings were squeaking and have been replaced. Struts have been worn out, so the car would feel very floaty on the road. Struts were replaced with aftermarket ones. Also replaced strut bearings and spring seats on the front axle. 
Sep 2016

104780 mi

Replaced ignition switch (start control unit) due to faulty motor. 
Oct 2016

105380 mi

Start Control Unit was replaced as the actuator motor malfunctioned. 
Dec 2016

108500 mi

Engine cooling fan malfunction - replaced. 
Apr 2017

112220 mi

Brake vacuum module hose was found leaking during the routine maintenance. The part was ordered from Sweden and replaced two weeks later. 
Dec 2017

121520 mi

Downstream oxygen sensor wiring shorted. Replaced oxygen sensor and repaired wiring to the ECM. 
Jan 2018

122140 mi

Left side CV joint rubber boot has cracked and thrown grease all over the suspension parts. The boot was replaced and the CV joint regreased. 
Mar 2018

124620 mi

Upper engine mount has cracked and has been replaced. Tail gate spring mounts have weakened over time and the gate was barely staying open. The springs have been replaced. 

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2008 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in Great Britain
Jun 2010 - Sep 2011
Sep 2010

27000 mi
Drivers seat creaking, special grease applied to seat rails 
Volvo V70 in Great Britain
Mar 2010 - May 2013
Jun 2010

30000 mi
Speedo overreads by 3 mph Vibration through car when autobox changes down from 40 mph to 30 mph 
Nov 2010

36000 mi
Radiator cooling fan failed, Dealer replaced entire cooling fan assembly. (more than one fan) 
Feb 2011

37000 mi

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

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

Volvo V70 in Bulgaria
Jan 2010 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

53320 mi
DSTC temporary off - so update of software. 

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2008 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in Great Britain
Sep 2011 - Apr 2017
Oct 2011

71000 mi
Intermittant door locking problem - central locking. Central locking repaired by dealer we bought the car from for nothing.  Also AM radio not working. AM radio failed after a few days. Not considered economic to replace whole radio. 
Apr 2012

78800 mi

Oil leak 
Volvo V70 in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2015
Oct 2011

32000 mi
AM radio did not work at all but the module was replaced under warranty at no charge. 
Sep 2013

51500 mi

US $57
Water was leaking from the sunroof area and running down the inside of the windshield. Cleaning the drain lines around the sunroof fixed the problem. clean drain lines around sunroof to prevent water leaks into the interior. 
Volvo V70 in Virginia, United States
Mar 2011 - Feb 2013
Jul 2011

15200 mi
Power brake booster vacuum leak. Booster replaced under warranty. 
Volvo V70 in Virginia, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

22000 mi
Warning light indicated problems with airbag system. System reset. Actual problem not found. 
Volvo V70 in Alabama, United States
Mar 2012 - May 2012
Apr 2012

76000 mi

US $1000
Third *attempt* at repairing suspension / bushings.....grinding noise and extremely rough ride. Sold car following month. 
Volvo V70 in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2012 - Jul 2020
Jun 2012

55180 mi
Leaking windshield washer reservoir 
Jul 2012

55580 mi
Windshield washer reservoir replaced for second time; repair successful this time. 
Jul 2014

87180 mi

C $300
Leaking rear caliper following rotor and pad replacement. Caliper was replaced with a new part. 
Dec 2016

119660 mi

C $30
Left side inner CV joint boot torn; replaced. 
May 2017

125240 mi
Negative battery terminal corrosion prevented starting. Cleaned terminal. Monitoring cable condition. 
Jun 2019

157480 mi

C $360
Engine surging at highway speeds. Cruise control self-cancelled each time. Paid dealer to read codes; replaced fuel pressure sensor myself. 
Jul 2019

159 mi

C $550
Replaced right rear trailing arm bushing to fix persistent squeak. Required special tool from UK (eBay). European Ford Mondeos used same rear suspension so tools are far more common there. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Mar 2018 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

128000 mi

US $600
Faulty electric parking brake (which was disabling parking brake, adaptive cruise control and park assist features) was replaced 
Volvo V70 in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

146000 mi

US $200
Replace headlamp washer hose. 
Jul 2014

150700 mi

US $1564
Oil trap replaced Vacuum pump leaking oil; rebuilt. 
Dec 2015

167000 mi

US $300
Engine mounts sagging, replaced 
Apr 2016

173700 mi

US $900
Replaced front struts and linkages 
Jan 2017

169800 mi

US $140
Windshield glass adhesive failed causing a water leak over the climate and stereo console. Windshield removed intact and resealed by glass shop. 
Volvo V70 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

1400 mi
Oil leak due to missing camshaft cover plug. Air conditioning failure due to faulty connection O-ring. Repaired under warranty 
Aug 2008

8500 mi
replaced inside rear view mirror under warranty 
Oct 2008

10000 mi
Repair parking sensors and electric parking brake under warranty 
Feb 2009

15000 mi
Replaced defective remote control - PCC 
Apr 2009

15000 mi
replace PCC remote control under warranty 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2018
Feb 2009

4000 mi
Rear view mirror distorted. 
Apr 2014

64700 mi

US $400
Clamp broke so power steering fluid was leaking leading to noise when making turns 
Jun 2015

80000 mi

US $150
Low oil pressure 
Oct 2016

99300 mi

US $300
replace worn engine and torsion mount 
Apr 2017

106000 mi

US $650
Tire Pressure Monitoring System malfunction and Inability of Key Fob to lock/unlock doors on the car. This is traced to need to replace computer. 
Volvo V70 in New York, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2018
Oct 2010

7467 mi
Engine check 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 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. 
Jul 2011

9000 mi
Sep 2012

17000 mi

US $28
Volvo V70 in Illinois, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2015
Mar 2012

22000 mi
Wipers stopped working. Dealer replaced alarm module. Volvo runs many things through the module so that thieves can't remove it. But the backup battery inside the module eventually leaks all over the internal electronics and causes a short, killing it. 
Dec 2013

41000 mi

US $370
Battery test during scheduled service showed low amperage. Dealer inspected and found that the battery had leaked onto one terminal and corroded it. The battery and cable were replaced. 
Jun 2014

49000 mi

US $1000
Fuel gauge moved independently of actual fuel level. Dealer replaced fuel sender unit during scheduled maintenance. 
Nov 2014

55300 mi

US $300
Check engine light illuminated. Dealer determined EVAP purge valve not working well enough. Replaced valve and filter. 
Volvo V70 in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2009

5000 mi
The power steering hose had a leak and was replaced. 
Dec 2009

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) 
Jun 2010

30000 mi
fuel gauge reading erratic, will not show full when filled up, but will indicate after being driven and will drop for no reason and come back up again. 
Sep 2011

58000 mi
The fuel indicator would jump from having fuel to empty. Message indicator indicating 'x' amount of miles to empty would come up. 
Dec 2014

102000 mi

US $500
Leaky sunroof, gasket seal replaced.Windshield replaced. 
Jun 2018

127000 mi

US $1000
fuel pump replacement 
Volvo V70 in Oregon, United States
Jan 2009 - Jul 2018
Nov 2010

29200 mi
Car "creaks" audibly while turning. Noise along entire centerline of car. RH turns = significant creak with chassis flex. Seatbelt sensor or other electrical caused SRS wanring light to come on. 
Sep 2016

98000 mi
Reattached passenger side glass (caught it before it broke). 
Apr 2017

100000 mi

US $600
Windshield glass seal leak into drivers footwell. Had to replace windshield. Connection in the main wiring harness to the SIPS airbag harness inside the passenger A pillar was cracked and throwing a code. No explanation or reason for damage. Did not choose to repair at this time as it requires replacement of the main harness and removal of interior to get it done. 
Jun 2017

100000 mi

US $75
Replaced drivers side mirror glass after it fell out and broke due to aging adhesive.  
Jul 2017

100500 mi
Adhesive on the cabin rear view failed, mirror fell off glass. Couldn't get anything to work, so ended up at Safelite and they reattached at no charge. A broken wiring harness connection inside the B pillar is throwing airbag codes. In order to fix that I'll need to replace the entire main cabin wiring harness, which means removing the complete interior.  
Volvo V70 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2009 - Apr 2012
Jul 2009

11000 mi
manual door lock didn't work. A cable had not been connected. 
May 2010

31000 mi

US $96
buzzing or whistling sound at highway speeds from the left-hand mirror housing. TSB on it, so they fixed it for free. Creaking from the rear hatch latch. There was a TSB on it, so they fixed it for free. 
Sep 2011

50000 mi
The ac compressor pulley was rattling. The dealer replaced the compressor.  
Dec 2011

53000 mi

US $600
power lift gate broke when it was pushed open while operating 
Volvo V70 in Vermont, United States
Jan 2009 - Aug 2014
Sep 2012

58000 mi

US $10
The sound deadening material attached to the underside of the hood fell off - landing on top of the motor - unbeknownst to me, the owner. Attempts to spray "contact cement" on the hood and liner didn't work. We are still trying to fix it. 
Volvo V70 in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2014
Apr 2011

38000 mi

US $140
Replace part of passenger side, external rearview mirror housing. I suspect the part became detached by the wash mechanism while going through an automated car wash. The replacement part, a piece of plastic that covers the rear of the mirror, cost $140. 
Aug 2013

64700 mi

US $1000
A/C compressor seized 
Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Oct 2017
Mar 2011

31620 mi
radiator hose recall (original porous, losing coolant) 
Sep 2013

60760 mi

C $200
defective ballast for ab HID headlight- replaced with rebuilt! 
Volvo V70 in Illinois, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

1000 mi
Blown Camshaft kinked washer lines,  
Volvo V70 in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2009 - Mar 2013
Mar 2010

6000 mi
Left side Blind spot indicator light went on erratically especially in rain. There was a factory update installed. Yet to be able to tell if the update solved the problem. 
Jan 2012

32500 mi
Alarm siren was replaced under warranty. Information center indicated an alarm system problem. 
Mar 2013

34000 mi
Inconsistent fuel guage reading which seemed to clear up on it's own. Dealer diagnostic indcated no problem with sending unit. Vehicle sold to dealer with a deal hard to refuse. 

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2008 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in Great Britain
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

129000 mi

Blocked filter at the bottom of the [power steering] fluid reservoir. Non-serviceable part so the complete reservoir container needed to be replaced. 

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2007.5 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo in Great Britain
Jun 2012 - Jan 2016
Mar 2013

80000 mi
Replace electronic shock absorbers 

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