2001 Volvo S80 Volvo S80 2001

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2001 Volvo S80 repairs by problem area

Engine (43%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (1%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

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

Other (7%)

Chart based on 72 repairs.
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2001 Volvo S80 engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (34%)

< $100 (28%)

Chart based on 29 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Volvo S80

Engine not specified

142000 mi

US $1200
front cam leak, had to replace seals, clean timing belt and change oil to correct oil leak problem. Never had had any problems until I took it to Genuine Car Care and they did not have proper tools. After 2 hrs, I had to take it to dealer. 

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2001 Volvo S80 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 268hp 2.8L I6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

137000 mi

US $500
oil sump (etm) clogged, oil lines clogged, turbo's will be inspected, water leak at cooling line for turbo's Need to check catalytic converter for oil by pass (clogged) Will not start would like input from someone who has experienced this 
77500 mi

Head Gasket Repair. Radiator leakage repairs. 
78940 mi

Bought New Cylinder Head, repaired Cooling Fan electrical System and repaired Leaking Radiator 
84800 mi

Fuel Line repairs 
68000 mi

US $1600
Turbo oil return line seal replacement, strut mount replacement, subframe bushing replacement. 
68200 mi

US $700
Oil Separator (PCV System) replacement due to oil leak at front of engine block. 
125880 mi

US $3600
Transmission died initially on 2/27/2011. My neighborhood auto repair man stated that he could relace it: $3600.00. 
125975 mi 4th rebuilt transmission replacement went bad after about 45 miles...towed back to original repair shop...tranny replaced again (transmission #5). Volvo was in shop about 40 days.  
126000 mi Turbochargers needed to be replaced. 
199000 mi

US $1300
Leaking exhaust system. Requires replacement of entire exhaust behind catalytic converter. 
99000 mi

US $600
Throttle response at initial application sluggish. PCV/Flame trap replaced. Throttle response normal after repair. 

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2001 Volvo S80 4dr Sedan

194-horsepower 2.9L I6 4-speed automatic FWD

108000 mi

US $300
Replace two O2 sensors 
112000 mi Replaced ETM under extended warranty 
146000 mi

US $2
Replace washers on heater core that was leaking. 
91300 mi

US $950
Throttle body, gasket and compouter upgrades 
188000 mi

US $464
Replace upper motor mount 
156400 mi

US $450
O2 sensors 
199000 mi

US $426
Timing belt was getting frayed; needed replacing. Also recommended I replace water pump while in there. 
220000 mi

US $250
Replaced oil seal assembly and balance shaft 
222000 mi

US $256
Replaced air cleaner hot box. Car idle fluctuates harshly when car is warmed up. Dealer said it was either this part of an O2 sensor. I elected to attempt the less costly repair first. Was not successful in solving problem 
223300 mi

US $325
Cleaning throttle body housing. This solved the rough idling problem completely. Front o2 sensors replaced. Dealer recommended replacing as a possible result of the rough idling problem. It did not solve the problem but needed replacement anyway. 
142000 mi

US $114
Oxygen semsor rear on bank 2. Bought one frm FCP Groton, dropped exhaust to access sensor. 

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2001 Volvo S80 4dr Sedan

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

135000 mi

Oil appearing on the drive from beneath engine compartment - allegedly coming from cam belt cover - did not determine why and it has now reappeared less than 2 weeks later. 
140500 mi

Rear box replaced (blowing) plus centre box because joint was too corroded and they did not want to risk damaging the catalyst. Replaced the lambda sensor because the existing 15 year old one had failed completely (totally dead) and without it the car was failing its annual emissions test. 
143000 mi OBD code P0172 too much fuel being delivered - still trying to establish exact cause of problem. Also sometimes suffers from poor starting - emissions are perfect! 
143000 mi P0172 over fuelling code plus problems trying to start after overnight. Emissions were perfect - no one could come up with a diagnosis for the P0172 & starting problems despite many pages of Volvo forum entries and garage visits so sold car. 

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2001 Volvo S80 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

104000 mi Electronic Throttle Body cleaned. Symptom - car stalls, uneven revs. Possibly to be cleaned again soon. When in garage, there was another S80 with the same problem! 

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