2001 Volvo V70 Volvo V70 2001

We are 106,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

2001 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Engine (39%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (25%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

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

Other (4%)

Chart based on 540 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2001 Volvo V70.

2001 Volvo V70 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (29%)

Worried about potential repair costs? An extended warranty can provide peace of mind.

Chart based on 424 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

Volvo V70 in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2012
Jul 2012

227500 mi

US $110
Car was experiencing low power/no power, bad idle characteristics. Multiple check engine lights including cam shaft out of position 
Volvo V70 in Districto Federal, Mexico
May 2010 - Jul 2011
Jun 2010

71300 mi

$450
The engine head gasket was broken and the oil has been spilled on the exhaust system, this issue caused that the windshield was tarnished, end low quickly the right oil level. 
Jul 2010

76260 mi

$1500
wrong function in circuit from the clutch torque converter of the gearbox - was necessary to change the electronic valve box. This repair was very unfortunate because the agency doesn't have the spare part to be replaced. 
Volvo V70 in Colorado, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

US $110
Replaced Swaybar Endlinks with IPD Stronger version. Dramatically improved ride and eliminated clunking from worn out swaybars. 
Volvo V70 in South Africa
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

120280 mi

R 800
Wheel bolts where rusty and extremely difficult to remove. Purchased Volvo's redesigned wheel bolts. 
Volvo V70 in France
Apr 2010 - Sep 2010
Jun 2010

102920 mi

€400
Replaced front control arms because of worn bushings. 
Volvo V70 in Colorado, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

154000 mi

US $117
Brake light failed. 
Volvo V70 in Iowa, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2014
Mar 2011

186000 mi

US $270
Replaced alternator. Part from Autozone. 
Oct 2011

198000 mi

US $30
Replaced front lower ball joints. Front tires were wearing prematurely. Parts from eBay. 
Dec 2013

84000 mi

US $85
sway bar link replacements 
Volvo V70 in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2011 - Apr 2012
Mar 2012

98580 mi
weel bearing front left turbo vacuum switch front right coil 
Volvo V70 in Arizona, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2015
Dec 2011

145000 mi

US $350
replaced a leaking radiator 
Jan 2012

US $500
replaced a brake booster 
Nov 2012

173600 mi

US $100
catalytic converter failed 
Aug 2014

213900 mi

US $450
Fuel pump leak 
Dec 2014

221000 mi
Water pump leak at the frozen plug 
Mar 2015

226000 mi

US $50
Coolant tank leak 

Return to top

2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volvo V70 in Georgia, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2018
Nov 2008

76000 mi

US $1518
Faulty oxygen sensor causing Check Engine light to be on. Replaced sensor. Leak in radiator. Replaced Radiator. 
Jan 2009

80000 mi

US $1140
Excessive bounce in suspension, tires 'cupping'. Replaced front struts and spring rubber as well as rear shocks. 
May 2009

87000 mi

US $380
rough idle and occasional stalling - dealer could not recreate problem - cleaned throttle body under warranty severe rough idle and frequent stalls and hesitation at speed. extreme rough idle and frequent stalls and hesitation at speed - Mass Air Flow sensor replaced Excessive play in front end - replaced rt and left control arm bushings 
Aug 2009

91000 mi

US $90
Misfire caused by bad coil packs on two cylinders Broken spring rubber on right front strut mount. 
Sep 2009

93000 mi

US $20
Rt low beam headlight bulb burned out. 
Oct 2009

93000 mi

US $30
Left side marker light retaining tab broke. Replaced housing. 
Dec 2009

95000 mi

US $190
'Chirp' from blower motor. Replaced blower motor. 
Mar 2010

96000 mi

US $100
Check Engine Light on due to clogged crankcase ventilation system. replaced oil separator and crankcase vent hoses. 
Aug 2010

100000 mi

US $355
Engine missing severely with intermittent 'check engine' light. Dealer replaced bad ignition coil. 
Jan 2011

105000 mi

US $100
Replaced front hydraulic engine mount (rubber split and hydraulic fluid leaked out) and lower transmission torque mount (torn bushing). 
Jun 2011

109000 mi

US $400
Car was pulling to the right and 'wandering'. Control arm bushings worn - replaced. 
Sep 2011

113000 mi

US $50
Replaced broken front right upper spring seat rubber. 
Nov 2011

114000 mi

US $15
Engine coolant thermostat failed. Replaced. 
Dec 2011

114000 mi

US $80
Adhesive failed on all four door panel inserts causing the insert to separate from the panel. Removed door panels and re-glued the inserts. 
Aug 2012

117500 mi

US $220
Emissions fault code set due to faulty oxygen sensor. Replaced both upstream and downstream sensors. 
Jul 2014

132200 mi

US $250
Replaced left and right control arms due to worn bushings 
Sep 2014

133000 mi

US $50
Replaced bad ignition coil 
Jan 2016

131300 mi

US $60
Replaced brittle oil sump seals. Bubbles on oil dip stick indicated air entertainment into the oil due to leaking seals. Replaced upper torque mount and lower torque rod due to failed bushings. 
May 2016

143300 mi

US $50
Leaking front intake camshaft seal and rear exhaust camshaft seal. Replaced both seals. Broken left upper spring seat. Replaced with new. 
Volvo V70 in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2011
Oct 2010

110000 mi

US $550
Front wheel bearing replaced 
Nov 2010

111000 mi

US $775
Other front wheel bearing, tie rod end replaced 
Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Mar 2013
Nov 2011

96100 mi
lower control arms 
Dec 2011

96720 mi
lower control arms were replaced under guarantee 
Volvo V70 in Florida, United States
Nov 2009 - Apr 2011
Dec 2009

127000 mi

US $800
Leaking cam seal 
Volvo V70 in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2010 - Apr 2011
Feb 2011

114080 mi

C $935
Thermostat gasket has been changed Two new universal joints. 
Mar 2011

114080 mi

C $1300
2 shock absorber and 2 spring (1 completely broke on the way to garage) in front +  gasket bolt + exhaust sealer and oil change. all repair for $1300. 
Volvo V70 in New York, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2012
Jan 2011

105000 mi

US $25
rear wiper arm broken and needed to be replaced - very simple repair. 
May 2011

108700 mi

US $250
Repaired drivers side front hub. 
Sep 2011

112000 mi

US $300
passenger hub and wheel bearing 
Volvo V70 in Delaware, United States
Nov 2010 - Oct 2012
Dec 2010

113000 mi

US $700
Driver side power module needs a replacement. Part cost $500 and labor plus software download = $700. Decided to live with inoperable power win/locks/mirror for time being. 
Apr 2011

120000 mi

US $900
finally fixed Driver door module, costing $900/ half of it covered by Penn warranty. All seems to work just fine. 
Jul 2011

125762 mi

US $250
Check Engine Light code ECM 1600 / ECM 170 F / REM 8D11. Turbo boost pressure signal too low. Replaced boost sensor Parts for Turbo boost sensor cost US$110.00 plus outrageous $160 labor for 15 mins replacement and 20 mins diagnostic !  Check Engine Light code ECM 1600 / ECM 170 F / REM 8D11. Turbo boost pressure signal too low. Replaced boost sensor Parts for Turbo boost sensor cost US$110.00 plus outrageous $160 labor for 15 mins replacement and 20 mins diagnostic !  
Nov 2011

135700 mi

US $338
Car didnt crank. Replace 20 a circuit fuse blown due to coil wire (#5 cyl) pinched under spark plug cover. Dealer robbed me by suggesting to replace all spark plugs even though they were totally fine. I dislike Union Park but had no choice! 
Aug 2012

152300 mi

US $700
Out of the blue, car started misfiring. VIDA diagnosed malfunction with Coil packs (common with this P2 Volvo) Replaced all 5 at 100$ each as well replacing all plugs. Total 700$ parts labor 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

147000 mi

US $100
Replace entire CV axle. 
Jul 2016

176000 mi

US $10
Turbo boost sensor (code 236). R&R Heater core O-ring leaked 
Volvo V70 in Oregon, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

80000 mi

US $35
I have a AT in the car the 2nd the 3rd and 3rd to 4th gear changes are very hard it gets stuck in N and the rpm climbs then it shifts very hard. $4400 to have the dealer fix it. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2015
Sep 2009

117000 mi

US $3457
Replaced both front lower control arms.  R & R upper engine mount. Replaced right front Cv axle & inner CV boot. Replaced leaking radiator. Replaced front tie rod. Replaced turbo drain tube gaskets. 
Nov 2012

138500 mi

US $580
Replaced the water pump, the freeze plug was leaking. 
Volvo V70 in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

192000 mi

US $120
replaced dead battery 
Volvo V70 in Florida, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2014
Aug 2010

138000 mi

US $200
replace passenger side drive axle 
Jul 2011

144000 mi

US $250
radiator leak 
Mar 2013

155000 mi

US $300
DTC code P1332, failed exhaust solenoid valve leaking engine seals 

Return to top

2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
May 2014

85560 mi

C $1100
(2) Ball Joints (2) Lower Control Arm ("LCA") bushings (2) Upper Spring Seats (HD/XC90 spring seats installed per owner instructions) 
Jul 2015

97340 mi

C $900
HP piping + labour. 
Aug 2015

97840 mi

C $1800
HP line and AC compressor replacement 
May 2018

736560 mi

C $400
Tailgate gas struts Zimmermann/Akebono front brake job 
Volvo V70 in Oregon, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

123000 mi

US $300
Replaced struts, tie rods, misc. suspension as needed. 
Volvo V70 in Michigan, United States
Feb 2007 - Jun 2012
May 2007

137000 mi

US $1200
Air conditioning intermittent, compressor clutch disengages when hot. 
Sep 2007

149000 mi

US $520
Front suspension noise. Both front strut mounts had failed. 
Jun 2008

176000 mi

US $1100
Rear shocks weak Brake pedal position sensor failed Front left swaybar end link loose Purge valve leaking 
Mar 2009

200000 mi

US $45
Car threw a code, traced to MAF sensor. Intermittent turn signal. 
Apr 2009

202000 mi

US $1600
RF brake hose split Axle boot split, axle was dry, replaced axle shaft Lower control arm bushings worn 
Sep 2009

217000 mi

US $100
Throttle body intake hose disconnectd 
Jun 2010

241000 mi

US $1300
Vehicle shows "Engine System Service Urgent", new electronic throttle module installed, message returned several days later. Currently waiting on new throttle position sensor assembly. 
Jul 2010

244000 mi

US $60
See June 2010 response, "Engine System Service Urgent" Message Bulb in Electronic Climate Control dash panel burned out. About 2 hours to remove and replace. 
Oct 2010

251000 mi

US $450
Right front wheel hub and bearing noisy, Repair and replace hub and bearing assembly. 
May 2011

264000 mi

US $90
Boost was coming on late, power was down slightly. Replaced turbocharger control valve, issues resolved. 
Jun 2011

265000 mi

US $1390
Front struts leaking, replaced along with upper strut mounts. Front and rear sway bar links making noise, replaced Front ball joints worn, replaced 
Jul 2011

267000 mi

US $250
Replace ignition coils 
Sep 2011

270000 mi

US $500
While performing brake pad and rotor replacement (4 wheel), noted one front caliper with torn boot and one rear caliper siezed. Replaced all four calipers, brake pads snd rotors, and park brake shoes and hardware. Flushed brake fluid. Inner and outer tie rods exhibited excessive play. Remove and replace. 
May 2012

279000 mi

US $700
Lower control arm bushings split LF RF, replace lower control arms with new control arms with upgraded bushings. 
Volvo V70 in Texas, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

103000 mi

US $1700
Took the car in for ongoing over-revving and shifting problems. Best guess is it's a valve body issue with the transmission. Decided to wait a little longer. Instead changed timing belt, water pump, fluid reservoirs, oil, and oil filter. 
Volvo V70 in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

107860 mi

C $50
Intermittent crank/no start, then stalling. Replaced fuel pump - did not fix it. Replaced tank sender unit. Apparently fixed. Fuel leak from pump and sender units. Fuel gauge reading higher than actual. Dealer replaced or refitted o ring gasket. Leak appeared to be fixed but actually not. Still leaks. Fuel gauge still suspect. 
Jan 2015

111480 mi
Left front brake STC actuating during low speed left turns. Problem was caused by RF brake dragging. Freed up pads & piston, lubed glide pins, problem solved. Update: not successful. Discovered broken tone ring. 
Apr 2015

114780 mi

C $400
Tone rings corroded, cracked & broken, replaced with Volvo parts 
Aug 2015

119820 mi

C $300
Front muffler exhaust flange rusted & cracked. Replaced front muffler with aftermarket. Cost includes investigative work for fuel filling issue (see September). 
Sep 2015

120280 mi

C $300
Fuel filling issue - 15 to 20 minutes to fill tank to avoid shutoff. Mechanic did investigative work for me, found no problem with EVAP system or venting from fuel tank. I removed the fuel pump and accidentally removed the flap valve inside tank. Fixed. Mechanic did investigative work for me and found no problem with EVAP system or venting from fuel tank. I removed the fuel pump and accidentally removed the flap valve inside tank. This cured the filling problem. 
Oct 2015

120780 mi

C $300
Oil leak from turbo oil supply pipe. Pipe to be replaced (on order) 
Nov 2016

130200 mi

C $300
Alternator replaced. 0 volt output (likely brushes/regulator) but bearings rough & housing cracked so replaced with rebuilt unit. 
Mar 2018

140740 mi

C $1000
Ball joint 
Volvo V70 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2012
Mar 2011

72000 mi
Replaced front and rear sway bar links. 
Jan 2012

75000 mi

US $140
Replaced siren module in order to restore operation of sunroof and self-dimming mirror 
Mar 2012

76000 mi

US $90
Replaced brake master cylinder 

Return to top

2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

93000 mi

US $1500
Losing power and cutting off at low speeds - dealer replaced two Yaw Rate Sensors. Problem was not remedied. 
Aug 2010

93000 mi
Dealer diagnosed bad voltage regulator - wanted 600+ to replace; another mechanic suggested replacing alternator at same time - both for 600. Second mechanic tested - voltage regulator ok, replaced air flow sensor - problem resolved. 
Volvo V70 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2009 - Aug 2010
Aug 2009

107000 mi

US $375
resonator fell apart due to rust and was replaced 
Nov 2009

109000 mi

US $60
struts of tailgate replaced ordered parts online did it myself 
Jan 2010

111000 mi

US $25
Coolant thermostat prevented the engine from warming up. Ordered new thermostat and replaced. 
Feb 2010

111500 mi

US $750
wheel bearing front L and R replaced inner tie rod R replaced (alignment performed but not included in total costs) 

Return to top

2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in Virginia, United States
Nov 2010 - Nov 2012
Nov 2010

158000 mi

US $32
Check engine light. Told to run gas without ethanol. 
Dec 2010

160000 mi

US $140
Driver's power seat recline wasn't working at all. Found connector had come loose so connector was secured. Very small oil leak from vent on transfer case. We will monitor. Heater core leaked coolant on driver side floor. Paid carpet cleaner to clean up and shop replaced heater core o rings and added coolant. Mechanic noticed engine missing and they replaced #1 ignition coil. 
Jan 2011

164000 mi

US $65
Check engine light has been on for several months. We replaced oxygen sensors previously but light returned. Replaced catalytic converter with used guaranteed for life unit from Erie VoVo. Check engine light has not returned. We noticed a slight drop or surge in the rpm. Similar sensation to ETM symptoms. They couldn't replicate. In early April we were in a community with a Volvo dealer and they said the check engine light needs to come on or a code is needed 
Apr 2011

168700 mi
Middle seat belt latch appears to be broken - doesn't latch consistently. Tried to order new one while visiting community with Volvo dealer but part didn't come in when it was supposed to. Same trip to this dealer I asked about the ETM and they said the check engine light or a code needed to be present. 
Jul 2011

177000 mi

US $250
Replaced oil trap and clean entire system. 
Aug 2011

177700 mi
Turbo drain back tube leaking. 
Sep 2011

180000 mi

US $290
Low coolant levels and indicator light for coolant. Pressure test of system and found leak related to thermostat housing. Replaced thermostat housing and thermostat. 
Oct 2011

181000 mi

US $220
Oil Leak returned. Shop says maybe due to not having the oil trapped cleaned. Replaced cam seals and not leaking now. 
Nov 2011

181000 mi

US $88
Evap Hose needed repair 
Dec 2011

181000 mi

US $598
Radiator replaced 
Jul 2012

182000 mi

US $130
Headlight and front turn signals Transfer case bad so removed drive shaft and made vehicle 2 wheel drive. Occured right after we picked up car from shop. 
Oct 2012

182000 mi

US $200
Oil leak, replaced oil seal and downloaded software for ETM. 
Nov 2012

182000 mi

US $513
Oil leak and re-sealed block plug and repaired oil line. Still leaking. We have now spent a total of almost $18,000 in repairs and maintenance on this car. right front axle replaced 
Volvo V70 in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2010
Aug 2010

74000 mi

US $336
"Transmission Srvc Req," orange triangle, check engine lights came on. Mechanic did software upgrade, seems mostly ok. Previous servicing was HUGE (brakes, etc.), included b4 servo cover replacement for hard 2-3 shift. 
Sep 2010

74000 mi

US $40
CEL came on - got P0422 and P0333 codes. Knock sensor and catalytic converter issue. Transmission clunked again. Had enough and traded it in. 
Volvo V70 in Colorado, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2012
Jul 2010

144000 mi
Sway bar end links replaced. Transmission mount replaced. 
Oct 2010

145000 mi

US $250
Front right CV joint. Right and left sway endlinks. 
Dec 2011

150000 mi

US $500
Replaced Struts/Shocks/Control Arms/Ball Joints 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2018
Apr 2012

155300 mi

US $350
Replaced timing belt and water pump. Rear lift gate actuator failed rear tailgate open light on but tailgate is closed. 
Sep 2014

186000 mi

US $500
throttle body 
Volvo V70 in Manitoba, Canada
Oct 2010 - Sep 2014
Dec 2010

145700 mi

C $14
Rear Right hub replaced LH lowbeam replaced 
Jul 2013

165320 mi

C $175
Broken RH front spring. Replaced. 
Volvo V70 in Rhode Island, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2012
Dec 2010

123000 mi

US $160
glove compartment door support broken. Repair shop improvised by repairing with it own-made solution. 
Feb 2011

127000 mi

US $105
Driver power seat failed to operate every time. Repair shop ordered replacement module and installed. 
Mar 2011

128000 mi

US $143
Right rear tail light assembly needed to be replaced. Repair shop obtained a new assembly and installed the same. 
Sep 2011

134000 mi

US $15
front right directional light socket was defective and had to be replaced. 
Dec 2011

137000 mi

US $452
Replaced Fresh Air Pipe. Replaced Spring Seat in right front strut mount. 
Mar 2012

139000 mi
Main Air intake valve needed replacement. Repair shop covered expense as a good jesture for a good customer. 
Apr 2012

139000 mi
Warning light appeared stating: "Engine system, Service Urgent". Turned out to be faulty throttle control valve that was less than 2 years old. Previous valve replaced under extended warranty in 2010. 
Volvo V70 in Malaysia
Mar 2011 - Jul 2012
Dec 2011

131440 mi

$600
Leak from steering rack - not cured by various power steering leak additives. Had to change with a used rack. 
Volvo V70 in Florida, United States
Apr 2009 - Nov 2016
Oct 2010

69000 mi

US $680
Front spring tower cap had center bushing separated from rubber body. Dealer replaced both, while only one appeared to be bad. 
May 2012

76000 mi

US $1400
crankcase ventilation system was gummed up, caused poor running and check engine light to come on. lower front motor mount, rubber disintegrated and separated 
Nov 2012

76700 mi

US $270
Missing, running rough. Suspected bad ignition coils since my other car, identical to this one, had this problem this year. 
Jul 2013

82200 mi

US $640
Transmission shifted roughly when slowing down and shifting into 2nd and 1st gears. Valve controlling shifting was replaced and transmission control software was updated. 
Sep 2013

83000 mi
Windshield wiper drive gear mechanism stripped. The dealer replaced the wiper motor, which included the failed part. Rough shifting continues after repair. Dealer rep says the transmission will probably fail and recommended a new transmission at $6k. We are driving the car as is and will get a used transmission if it fails. 
Sep 2014

86000 mi
Typical problem with this model - shifting with a clunk or revving between gears. Check engine warning and TCM failure (transmission control module) error message. 
Oct 2014

86300 mi

US $3386
Hard shifting up and down and flaring between gears after warmup of 5 or so miles. One time car locked in 4th gear and would not shift until it cooled off. Bad repair shop, ended up successfully disputing the charge. 
Nov 2014

87000 mi

US $427
Previous repair shop tore C/V joint boots. $426.50. 
Dec 2014

88000 mi

US $8060
Transmission shop attempted repair, had the car 52 days, trans failed after 50 miles and would not shift at all. Dealer replaced trans with factory rebuilt trans, $6000. Now working fine. Crankcase positive ventilation was clogged and resulting pressure blew out rear cam seals and softened coolant hose. $999. 
Mar 2016

96000 mi

US $580
Front Oxygen sensor, not working properly for several months. Check engine light on. Running rough at times. 
Sep 2016

98000 mi

US $900
Radiator leak. Replace Radiator with new 
Volvo V70 in Michigan, United States
- Jun 2011
Jun 2011

95000 mi

US $200
Broken front strut. Broken wiring rear tailgate. Black death. 
Volvo V70 in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2014 - Aug 2017
Apr 2014

92700 mi

US $13
Replaced Thermostat old one was stuck open 
Nov 2014

103300 mi

US $25
clogged heater core removed hoses and flushed. seems to be working about 90% now. 
Jun 2015

114000 mi

US $60
Ignition coil back #1 died. Replaced with one from Napa (about 50$) took about 45 min to replace also did the plus which added a few minutes. 
Sep 2015

119000 mi

US $65
Replaced right rear wheel bearing ordered part from rock auto $65.00 
Nov 2015

121300 mi

US $65
Coil pack #2 same as last repair 3 more left to go. Found them for $30 buck on rock auto will keep a spare for next time. 
Jun 2016

130000 mi

US $1600
Cam seals leaking required replacement along with PCV oil trap replacement. Oil damaged timing belt also replaced. 
Nov 2016

135100 mi

US $56
Left front wheel bearing shot 
Volvo V70 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2007 - Jan 2013
Dec 2007

76000 mi

US $450
Replaced worn steering bushings 
Dec 2008

95000 mi

US $400
Replaced one ball joint. Replaced an exhaust bracket assembly. 
Feb 2009

96000 mi

US $95
Upgraded transmission software to improve shift points. 
Mar 2010

109000 mi

US $870
A rattle was discovered to be a ball joint and control arm in need of replacement. This occurred while the car was in for the 105K service.  
Mar 2011

128000 mi

US $800
replaced ball joint  replaced engine mount 
Nov 2011

138200 mi

US $260
Replaced a broken rear coil spring. 
Volvo V70 in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2014 - Jan 2015
Aug 2014

148500 mi

US $738
Blew cam shaft seals resulting in loss of engine oil, had water pump, belts replaced at same time. 
Sep 2014

149000 mi

US $146
Driver's side window fell into door and had to be put back into place. System had to be reprogrammed. 
Oct 2014

149300 mi

US $200
Strut and mount broke, actually in June, but was unable to get it fixed. Along with broken strut, other strut, tie rod end,strut boots Part of problem with broken strut on passenger side. Window fell into door a second time requiring another repair and a replacement of the motor as well as the brackets. 
Jan 2015

151000 mi

US $125
Power steering was leaking. Hoses and clamps tightened and fluid replaced.  Was noted that brake hoses will need to be replaced within the next two months. 
Volvo V70 in Washington, United States
Aug 2008 - Sep 2015
Oct 2008

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. 
Dec 2008

97000 mi

US $100
Had to replace Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror. Mirror would not dim. 
Sep 2009

104000 mi

US $100
Replaced left front wheel bearing inner and outer tie rod ends loose 
Jan 2013

133000 mi
replace tie rod ends 
Sep 2014

150000 mi

US $650
Hole in radiator. Replace radiator. 
Volvo V70 in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2007 - Oct 2009
Jun 2008

73000 mi

US $575
Removed and relaced front syspension control arm bushings. (I do live in the mountains so I am not surprised by the problem.) 
Nov 2008

79000 mi

US $185
Owner noted engine movement, noise upon acceleration. Removed and replaced RH lower engine mount. 
Volvo V70 in Colorado, United States
Dec 2007 - Nov 2008
Jan 2008

67000 mi

US $120
Sway bar bushing are worn, will replace if we decide to keep the car. 
Mar 2008

69000 mi

US $400
Repaired front and rear sway bar ends. 
Volvo V70 in Tennessee, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2018
Jul 2008

85000 mi

US $2
Rear driver side marker light bulb failed. 
Sep 2008

88000 mi

US $123
Catalytic converter code ECM-4801 was present. Cause unknown, but all five ignition coils had cracks in them and were suspected. Coils were replaced. #5 above is true, but code problem still not fixed: CEL returned after fix (cat ruined?). Internal transmission component broke (likely parking gear), resulting in loud rattle noise on operation. Entire transmission replaced. Charge is for diagnostic work for CEL. 
Oct 2008

90000 mi

US $2
Passenger side brake light bulb failed. Replaced bulb (Osram 7506L). 
Dec 2008

94000 mi

US $1316
Exhaust manifold gasket replaced, emissions test (passed) Thermostat replaced, antifreeze replaced. 
Jul 2009

107000 mi

US $56
Diagnosed intermittent fluctuating idle that briefly drops to 500 rpm then jumps to 900 rpm before stabilizing at 700 rpm. Crankcase pressure test found clogged PCV system and dirty throttle body. Declined repair at this time. Will DIY later. Diagnosed "Engine System Service Required" message and orange triangle warning light. Code for brake pedal position found. Declined repair at this time. Will DIY repair later. Replaced brake pedal position sensor, which triggered an "Engine System Service Required" message and orange triangle warning light. 
Sep 2010

136000 mi

US $340
Erratic idle and surging due to clogged PCV box and vacuum hoses, dirty intake manifold & throttle body. PCV system and intake/throttle body components cleaned or replaced as needed. Passenger side sway bar end link broke. Replaced both end links and also both front struts, which had 130k miles on them and were worn (strut bearings and spring seats OK -- not replaced). Was getting "turn signal bulb failure" error message, even though all bulbs OK. Both (!) front turn signal sockets were bad: metal spring contacts corroded and/or worn out. Replaced both socket assemblies. Volvo Handsfree Bluetooth unit would no longer pair with mobile phones. Replaced old unit with new one. 
Nov 2010

136000 mi

US $200
Car went into limp mode w/CEL and ENGINE SYSTEM SERVICE URGENT msg. Codes showed electronic throttle position sensor error. Cleaned MAF and throttle body--problem returned within 50 mi. Replaced throttle body with used part. Fixed. 
Dec 2010

137000 mi

US $774
CEL on; DTC catalytic converter efficiency code. Catalytic converter no longer functioning and was replaced with a new aftermarket catalytic converter. 
Apr 2011

148000 mi

US $700
Rear shocks replaced. Four-wheel alignment performed. 
Jul 2011

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. 
Nov 2011

157000 mi

US $60
Car was running rough, intermittent no-start. Scanned and found code for turbo control valve. Replaced valve with new one. 
Mar 2012

162000 mi

US $74
Gradual coolant loss caused low coolant warning every 6 to 8 weeks. Pressure test found slight leak around upper hose at radiator. Possible crack in radiator or hose. Declined repair--will DIY later. Coolant mix/level adjusted. 
May 2012

164900 mi

US $1260
Intake cam shaft seal failed with major loss of engine oil. Leaking oil saturated timing belt, which required replacement of belt, tensioner, and idler pulleys. Changed oil and filter. Car was towed to shop ($75). 
Dec 2012

177000 mi

US $400
Thermostat sticking open; replaced. Had routine maintenance (oil change, etc) performed while car was in shop.  New oil leak from previous cam shaft seal discovered during inspection; repaired under warranty. 
Apr 2013

182700 mi

US $167
Replaced brake booster due to vacuum seal failure 
May 2013

184000 mi

US $628
Left front axle assembly replaced due to worn CV joints Replaced right front spring seat, which was cracked. Front crank seal leaking; replaced under warranty 
Volvo V70 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2015 - Mar 2016
Aug 2015

156300 mi

US $2000
Shocks, lower control arms, motor mounts 
Jan 2016

US $700
Heater core leaking 
Mar 2016

167000 mi

US $100
Repair coolant line to turbo 
Volvo V70 in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Apr 2018
Apr 2009

133000 mi

US $3500
Fault codes traced to faulty catalytic converter and cracked evap cannister j-hose Tech found front struts leaking hydraulic fluid and the mounts were cracked. Replaced front struts and mounts. Front lower transmission mount worn with excessive play. Replaced. Intermittent fault code. Intermittent short within turbo control valve. Replaced turbo control valve. 
Jun 2010

150000 mi

US $452
Replaced air flow meter. (I hope I noted this correctly in the system section above) 
Jul 2010

152000 mi

US $620
Right wheel bearing was worn so entire wheel hub and bearing assembly had to be replaced (bearing was not separate because it is an AWD vehicle). Left front window was off the track. Left front door window regulator had to be replaced. 
Oct 2010

157000 mi

US $600
Left rear wheel bearing unit was replaced. 
Dec 2010

160000 mi
replaced two rear inner tie rod ends; also four tires and alignment, $1037 total. 
Apr 2011

165000 mi

US $20
replaced one low beam headlight 
Oct 2011

171000 mi

US $65
Center hanger of exhaust had fallen off. Was welded back on. 
Mar 2013

187000 mi

US $2000
needed to repair/replace an axle 
Jan 2015

182000 mi

US $2219
broken front right coil spring -- replaced both front struts and springs and mounting plate rear brakes frozen with rust caliper 
Volvo V70 in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2016
Mar 2011

122000 mi

US $140
Alternator replaced. 
Apr 2011

124000 mi

US $20
Replaced sway bar link. 
Jun 2011

125000 mi

US $150
Rear wheel bearing replaced 
Sep 2011

128000 mi

US $300
Replaced noisy front bearings/hub assemblies. 
Mar 2013

151000 mi
Worn inner tie rod end. 
Jun 2013

153000 mi

US $350
Camshaft seals replaced along with oil soaked timing belt. 
Mar 2016

185000 mi

US $1800
Burned #3 valve. Replaced with a rebuilt head. 
Volvo V70 in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2009 - Jan 2019
Sep 2009

131000 mi

US $320
driving light bulbs both replaced, routine oil change, new cabin filter, spark plug change 
Dec 2009

139000 mi

US $480
replacement of right wheel bearing 
Jun 2010

144000 mi
Right headlamp 
Aug 2010

147000 mi

US $640
mass air sensor replaced 
Feb 2011

157000 mi

US $298
door lock actuator on right, rear door needs replacing. part ordered. 
Jan 2012

180500 mi

US $300
new thermostat required 
May 2017

190000 mi

US $600
service engine light came on at start up. engine was sputtering and irregular / smoking. vehicle was flat bedded to dealer, said to be blocked PCV, cleaned temporarily until we decide whether or not to keep vehicle. 
Jun 2017

190000 mi

US $1700
clean PCV valve which was blocked, preventing engine from breathing and so-oil service also done replaced plugs/wires/coil replaced leaking hose on turbo state inspection and emission testing 
Jan 2019

195000 mi

US $200
replaced wiper arm on boot 
Volvo V70 in New York, United States
Jul 2008 - Nov 2016
Oct 2008

76000 mi

US $130
Front control arm bushings, ball joints 
Dec 2008

76970 mi

US $56
Replace center pipe ( ? resonator) with straight pipe 
Aug 2010

95000 mi

US $115
Hesitation, lack of power on take off. Bad Shaft pos actuator, timing. Replaced CVVT solenoid 
Oct 2010

97000 mi

US $110
Replace both lower ball joints  Check engine light - replaced gas cap, could not guarantee it would fix it. Replace emission canister to valve hose. 
Sep 2011

108000 mi

US $250
alternator replaced 
Oct 2011

108300 mi

US $60
Engine misfire, code indicated cylinder 3 misfire, replaced coil for cylinder 3. Easy fix. 
Nov 2011

109000 mi

US $50
Immobilizer, would not start, but later it did. Replaced antenna around key switch as a recommendation, but not sure if this was the problem as it is intermittent. Replacing antenna was a simple DIY job, $50 part from volvo. 
Jan 2013

121000 mi

US $700
Cracked spring in front strut. Replaced both front struts and lower ball joints at same time 
Jun 2013

126000 mi

US $300
No start. bad connection at starter, cleaned and replaced starter also. 
Jul 2013

126500 mi

US $75
Trans service light on, trans not shifting right, as if in limp mode. Removed / cleaned control module plug contacts. 
Dec 2013

131000 mi

US $175
Lower engine mount 
Mar 2014

133000 mi

US $85
Upper engine mount 
Oct 2014

138300 mi

US $180
Replace control arm bushings. 
Nov 2014

139000 mi

US $120
Inner tie rod, slight movement. Replaced all tie rods while it was apart. Note that drivers side of steering rack tends to have some radial play, therefore tie rod may be suspected incorrectly. 
Apr 2015

143000 mi

US $360
Replaced left rear wheel bearing. 
Sep 2015

149000 mi

US $400
Rear half of exhaust. Believe it was original( front half already replaced previously). This car has been 10 years in upstate NY and we spread salt like crazy, so having it last this long is exceptional. 
Nov 2015

150100 mi

US $30
Shift flare 1-2, 2-3. Replaced B4 servo cover w/updated Volvo part. Great improvement! Been having transmission issues for 7 yrs, thought a trans was needed. Wish I new about this issue long ago. Trans has 150K mi. 
Mar 2016

153000 mi

US $10
Turbo oil return gasket 
Jun 2016

157000 mi

US $900
Oil leak due to popped oil seal. Replaced all cam oil seals and replaced PCV system as a precaution. 1st time PCV system worked on. 
Volvo V70 in Florida, United States
May 2009 - Sep 2017
Jun 2009

77000 mi

US $600
Sway bar links worn and noisy. Front A-frame bushings cracked at disintegrating. 
Feb 2012

91100 mi

US $240
spring tower end plate, center sleeve came loose 
May 2012

93200 mi

US $1000
Cracked ignition coils, all 5 replaced. Crankcase ventilation system gummed up, replaced. 
Feb 2013

96200 mi

US $100
Bushings, right front lower suspension. Shaking during acceleration horn and lower beams not working. 
Jun 2013

97000 mi

US $370
i had work done be an independent shop. They neglected to tighten lower control are bolts and other items. The dealer replaced the front struts using my parts from IPD and corrected the problems caused by the independent mechanic. 
Mar 2014

100000 mi

US $620
Fuel level sensor failed. Part not stocked by dealer. 
Volvo V70 in Ohio, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

164000 mi
Park interlock broken inside of transmission. Rebuild required. Car has been taken off of the road until we can afford a transmission rebuild. 
Volvo V70 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2013
Nov 2012

162800 mi

US $400
Replaced front tie rod ends Third brake light and additional two brake lights are not working. Bulbs ok, electrical issue exists. 
Apr 2013

167300 mi

US $250
Secured rattling components, minor repair 
Volvo V70 in Illinois, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2012
Feb 2012

101800 mi

US $2780
Front struts, control arm and R&P bushings replaced due to wear. Found during an alignment. Had noticed a rattle but assumed it was loose plastic. 
Jun 2012

106000 mi

US $1500
Broken rack and pinion, loss of power steering. 
Volvo V70 in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2015 - Jul 2016
Jun 2016

154000 mi

US $325
Rear right wheel bearing replaced Persistent noise from rear end wheel axels 

Return to top

2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

Volvo V70 in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

135500 mi

US $117
Throttle was surging when coming to stop, erratic idle, problems shifting(associated w/throttle position). Shop stated that software update to ETM would likely fix. Fix was performed but was very short lived(about 10 miles).  
Jan 2011

138000 mi
Knocking/rattling sound while driving over rough road. Front strut bearings replaced. After repair noise was reduced but still noticeable. Auto transmission slipping and hard shifting while driving in town(stop and go driving). Volvo replacement part is 90-100% of the current value of the car. Will not repair. Will replace with salvage manual transmission. 
Volvo V70 in Maryland, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2018
Sep 2014

79000 mi

US $450
Replaced starter which had been having intermittent issues 
Feb 2016

107900 mi

US $1100
Blown gasket resulting in loss of oil pressure 
Volvo V70 in Virginia, United States
Jan 2012 - May 2013
Feb 2012

169200 mi
Bad catalytic converter 
Apr 2013

185000 mi

US $1200
The cam seal blew leaking oil on the right side. Poor thing bled out in my driveway. The timing belt was coated as well and replaced also. Total Cost $1200. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Aug 2009

87000 mi

US $10
Replaced tail-light and brake light bulbs. 
Jul 2010

99000 mi

US $20
Left low beam headlight was replaced. 
Sep 2010

101000 mi

US $1850
105K service, including replacement of timing belt, water pump, and radiator. Cost is for entire service. Radiator alone was about $775. 
Jan 2011

103000 mi

US $170
Right low beam headlamp replaced. 
Mar 2012

113000 mi

US $1200
Replaced both lower control arms due to bushing failure. Timing gear sensor, camshaft adjustment solenoid 
Dec 2012

122000 mi

US $500
Replace lower right motor mount. Replaced upper front strut mounts. 
Jan 2015

123700 mi

US $1000
Front struts, strut mounts, and rear shock absorbers were replaced. Smoothness of the ride had deteriorated. 
Mar 2015

132000 mi

US $80
Replaced sway bar links front and back myself. 
Jun 2015

134000 mi

US $550
Replacement of a failed clutch in the AC compressor. 
May 2016

141300 mi

US $1000
Replaced the electronic throttle control, which was causing uneven idle and some surging while driving at steady speed. This was warranty item, if done within ten years of first sale, but not the case here. Repair was very successful. 
May 2017

147000 mi

US $865
Engine surging again. ETM was replaced under warranty, but the PCV system was clogged. Cleaned it and replaced the oil trap/hoses etc. 
Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Mar 2011
Mar 2010

98580 mi

C $1260
Replace entire exhaust system. Heater core leaked - coolant flooded electronics in dash panel and interior of car. Replaced dipped beam headlight 
Feb 2011

101060 mi

C $5500
valves clattering, PCV hose blocked, leaking Transmission slipping becoming increasingly severe, cannot accelerate rapidly at all, replacement required est cost installed C$5K. Then transmission died. 
Volvo V70 in Rhode Island, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2014
Dec 2010

150000 mi

US $2000
Frozen e-brake scrambled driver's rear knuckle (wheel hub mount) Knuckle replaced along with all e-brake components. 
Feb 2012

171600 mi

US $115
Transmission was diagnosed as needing repair. Update: the transmission shifting bugaboo was left as a matter of opinion - my GF thought it to be a problem, and worried about it, I did not. Sensors indicate an O2 or catalytic converter issue. Snapped the passenger side spring. eBrake cable frozen. Repairable. Update: later found cable ends to be okay, only adjusted forward tensioner. 
Apr 2014

179000 mi

US $320
Installed new O2 sensor (rear), replaced rear vacuum resv. and J hose. After working on the CEL and various codes for over a year, I *finally* found the issue to be the rear 'J' hose to the rear EVAP canister. Possibly source of three codes. 
Jun 2014

179000 mi
This car couldn't go a week w/out some other nuisance electrical code coming up - the battery died, and the alarm system was ID-ed (which meant the sunroof didn't work!). 

Return to top

2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2010 - Feb 2012
Oct 2010

100000 mi

US $176
recurring shimmy at 60mph. in addition to new tires (nokian wr suv), replaced left front lower ball joint, which had been replaced previously at 83K miles. 
Apr 2011

102300 mi

US $233
signal arm malfuntioning and was replaced 
Jul 2011

104000 mi

US $90
rusted out resonator replaced. sheetmetal came off. 
Oct 2011

109000 mi

US $50
headlight out 
Jan 2012

111000 mi

US $1200
Throttle body and software replaced. Past ten year limit and warranty from Volvo, paid 100% out of pocket 
Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2010 - Jul 2010
Jun 2010

87420 mi

C $1200
Car made strange sounds during driving. Volvo dealer claimed no problem existed. Another mechanic also said no problem. Finally, one mechanic discovered ball joints and other suspension parts needed replacing. Problem resolved thereafter. Check transmission light came on. Volvo recommended 4 updates: Transmission Control Module, Engine Control Module, Network, Body 
Volvo V70 in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2018
Jun 2010

46000 mi
engine cooling fan has not been working properly 
Aug 2010

48000 mi
a/c r134a leak; source of leak not yet identified therefore no a/c in extreme summer heat; 
Sep 2010

48000 mi
ABS BRAKE SERVICE WARNING LIGHTS COME ON INTERMITTANTLY , USUALLY ON HOT DAYS, OR WHILE DRIVING ON BUMPY ROADS 
Oct 2010

49000 mi
new warning "Brake failure, stop safely ASAP", ABS light again, all intermittant, other strange dashboard symptoms; Brakes work fine, inspected brake fluid level, fine. dash warning is not informative, just distracting. no solution found. 
Nov 2010

49300 mi
ABS BRAKES MODULE WAS REPAIRED. POWER CONNECTION INSIDE ABS MODULE HAD CRACKED SOLDER JOINTS. THIS MANUFACTURING DEFECT GAVE RISE TO PROBLEM & WARNING: BRAKE FAILURE, STOP SAFELY ASAP. RE-SOLDERED TWO JOINTS. A W NEED TO TEST DRIVE VEHICLE ON A L 
May 2011

51200 mi
Replaced Battery; also needs alternator replaced. 
Jun 2011

52000 mi

US $250
Alternator stopped charging battery - received low battery voltage warning. Replaced Alternator. Now runs fine. 
Jul 2011

52000 mi

US $200
abs front speed sensor failed. parts ordered. 
Sep 2011

52000 mi
abs wheel speed sensors needed cleaning. 
Nov 2011

52000 mi
previously reported abs front sensors needed and ordered.The cleaning solved the condition. those parts were unnecessary. However, "BRAKE FAILURE, STOP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE" warning with no CEL lights appeared. Working... 
Dec 2011

53000 mi
ABS Module Failure. Re-soldered approx 30 communication joints which were cracked. Repair is successful and has not reappeared. Finally I don't have to drive with the "BRAKE FAILURE, STOP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE" intermittent warning 
Apr 2012

54000 mi
shock mount failing, living with problem for now. 
Aug 2012

58200 mi

US $100
engine mount & transmission mounts replaced 
Sep 2012

58000 mi

US $95
replaced strut mount - part had failed 
Oct 2012

58000 mi

US $75
replaced both inner tie rods - too much play 
Jan 2013

60000 mi

US $70
Transmission Service Warning. Changed the transmission fluid twice. The Bevel Gearbox was leaking also. Tightened the bolts on the bevel gear. leak stopped. Bevel gear was making noise. After tightening bolts, added gear box fluid. Noise is now gone. 
Jun 2013

66000 mi

US $28
CHANGED TRANSMISSION FLUID AGAIN. (REPLACEMENT OF 1/2 OF FLUID PER CHANGE) TO AVOID PRE-EXISTING TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. 
Oct 2013

68000 mi

US $30
changed J hose located near gas tank. It had a small evap leak. Not positioned for easy removal and replacement. drain and fill transmission. Symptoms are transmission banging into gear at stop. Msg: Transmission service required 
Nov 2013

68000 mi
Error msg: "transmission service required" -symptoms are random, usually when driving in traffic, stop and go, and "Bang" into gear, never on the highway at constant speeds. No solution to date. 
Feb 2014

68600 mi
Transmission service required msg: Since cold weather, no adverse conditions noted except when driving in local traffic stop and go. 
Jul 2014

70000 mi

US $80
replaced temp sensor. it failed again. 
Nov 2014

73000 mi
NO OIL PRESSURE AT IDLE 
Jan 2015

74000 mi
LOW OIL PRESSURE / NO OIL PRESSURE AT IDLE 
Apr 2015

75500 mi
NO OIL PRESSURE AT IDLE - INTERMITTENT . 
May 2015

77000 mi
NO OIL PRESSURE - INTERMITTENT 
Oct 2015

80000 mi

US $150
Replaced internal all o-rings in oil pan and replaced oil pickup tube. Solved NO OIL PRESSURE symptom. The oil pickup tube was clogged with the bits of the oil filter tube o-ring that failed. 
Jun 2017

85000 mi

US $450
replaced spring which had collapsed. cost of parts for both sides. 
Jul 2017

84000 mi

US $500
replaced wheel bearings on both sides. 
Jul 2018

90000 mi

US $10
added insulation to wires when the existing insulator flaked off. 

Return to top

2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volvo V70 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2007

100000 mi

US $2100
steering fluid losses front axle replacement. 
Apr 2009

142000 mi
Catalytic Converter (?) Low Emission Efficiency, Intake Valve Circuit. Estimate of $2,300. Decided not to repair. 
Volvo V70 in Arizona, United States
Jan 2012 - May 2015
Jun 2012

120000 mi
Replaced defective oil trap. Fuel pump recall 220. 
Feb 2013

128900 mi

US $1400
Replaced entire front suspension: struts, spring seats, lower control arms, inner/outer tie rods, sway bar link, 2 front tires, alignment 
Feb 2014

145000 mi

US $120
Replaced passenger motor mount and torque mount 

Return to top

2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

Volvo V70 in Illinois, United States
May 2013 - Jul 2014
Sep 2013

122000 mi

US $250
spark plug not firing properly, ignition coil replaced 
Volvo V70 in Virginia, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2015
Jun 2013

151000 mi

US $850
Replaced Throttle Body (ETM). Purched from Xmodex Canada.. Came with soft preloaded Replaced Radio/tape/cd player.. no sound 
Jan 2014

US $100
cylinder missing not firing...replaced coil pack, still not firing... removed plug found outer and inner electrode tips broken. (Volvo Plugs) Replaced set plugs. Started.. but debri from the damaged plug, damaged turbo unit, now it whines. 
Oct 2014

167800 mi
Smell of Gas... Fuel Damper had leak on the mail body .. o ring Seal was okay. 
Volvo V70 in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2012 - Jul 2016
Oct 2012

125500 mi

US $30
P0422 - evap leak, replaced fuel cap. hard shifting (purchased with that knowledge) also headlamp wipers, oil cap gasket, drain and fill 3.5Qts of transmission fluid. Drain and fill 3.5Qts of transmission fluid for hard shifting issue. 
Nov 2012

127000 mi

US $100
Replace driver side inner tie rod. Also put winter tires on. 
Dec 2012

128000 mi

US $3
Drivers inside door handle won't open door. Took door panel off and found that the clip that holds the door cable assembly to the handle was not holding when handle was operating. Put a 1" 'C' clamp on the clips to hold in place. works go 
Jun 2013

136000 mi

US $60
passenger side turn signal bulb socket bad. Had to remove computer cover and washer fluid filler tube to access. Rear exhaust hanger broken. 
Sep 2013

140000 mi

US $150
TCU software upgrade to get rid of the 'stop neutral' "feature" due to erratic shifting. Full transmission flush. 
May 2014

153000 mi

US $400
Right front CV axle worn and causing vibrations, replaced with new. PM items: Front strut spring seats, left inner and outer tie rods, 4 engine mounts. 
Volvo V70 in Iowa, United States
Mar 2011 - Jul 2011
May 2011

148500 mi

US $93
Very minor vacuum leak 
Jun 2011

151000 mi

US $250
ABS and ESC warning lights on. Replaced sensor in right front wheel. 
Volvo V70 in Florida, United States
Sep 2008 - Jul 2016
Nov 2008

98000 mi

US $877
Left directional front socket replaced, still a problem. Front tires rubbing, so mud flaps removed. Others--steering column grinding noise and alarm problem--have not been repaired. Tailgate latch replaced. 
Dec 2008

100000 mi

US $380
New Pegasus wheel split in half and blew out a new 235-45-ZR17 Falken 452 tire. All the Volvo dealers in Alexandria Virginia did not have a Pegasus wheel in stock. And told me it would take three days to get one to the dealer. "Bypass Alexandria Virginia! 
Jan 2009

102000 mi

US $141
Right directional blinks fast and then shuts off. 
Aug 2009

105000 mi

US $40
Problem with turn signals still ongoing. Not fixed yet. Went to Volvo dealer August 14Th 2009 for repair and new wheel (damaged by steel bar in road, doesn't count). Cost of wheel $184.95 plus tax - Turn signal light socket & bulb $8.95 plus tax - Labor  
Aug 2010

119500 mi

US $399
Replaced outer axle boot drivers side. Replaced faulty battery failure. Replaced coolant reservoir tank. Replaced broken fuel door hinge. 
Oct 2011

129200 mi

US $1380
Brake vacuum booster! Replace headlights! Water leaks in headlight. air conditioner noise and water leak inside cabin drivers side! Directional signals still not functioning correctly. Volvo Dealer can not find problem going on three years to date. Can anyone in our group help? 
Dec 2012

141000 mi

US $349
Problem was fuel/air mix sensor, Volvo dealer did not have part in stock. diagnostic charge, $81.00. I ordered part from auto parts website and it was shipped, I had my local garage install it. Total cost diagnostic/parts/labor $349.00. 
May 2013

146000 mi

US $262
Replace all motor mounts. 
Jul 2016

167000 mi

US $200
Engine light check for gas tank recycle hose crack. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Nov 2011

92700 mi

US $350
O2 replacement to correct check engine light 
Jun 2012

99000 mi

US $500
Car did limp home mode. Throttle body replaced with Xemodex life time guarantee. Anticipate MAF next. 
Dec 2012

106000 mi

US $340
strut plate cracked - replaced struts and plates 
Apr 2013

107200 mi
throttle body issues again but under warranty. 
Sep 2013

114000 mi

US $500
Canister vapor turnoff - had caused engine service required light to come on 
Dec 2013

116000 mi

US $170
the indie people said it could be the whole transmission or just the stop/neutral software programming on that car. Only dealer could determine which. $135 for them to check it out and then another $35 to re-program the software. 
Apr 2015

129200 mi
Throttle body again appears to have failed. Throttle body was still under warranty so no cost but there remains a question as to what it really was as no codes were thrown. 
Volvo V70 in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2009

92000 mi

US $500
Power steering pump needed to be replaced. 
Jul 2012

140000 mi

US $4000
Replaced power steering pump replace replace strut mounts, struts, control arm bushings replace vent box, oil pan, engine seal 
Aug 2014

147300 mi

US $800
Alarm system wouldn't turn on; moonroof wouldn't open; battery was draining -- somehow all of these were related to some electrical fault 
Volvo V70 in Maine, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
Dec 2015

222000 mi

US $3000
Replace rear wheel bearings 
Feb 2016

224900 mi

US $500
Front wheel bearing 
Volvo V70 in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

147000 mi

US $698
Window motors, engine mounts,  control arm bushings,  abs module,  alarm relay - all replaced this trip. Next trip working on drivetrain. 
Volvo V70 in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2016
Sep 2010

181000 mi

US $100
replace exhaust hangars 
Jun 2011

188000 mi

US $325
replaced shocks and struts with spring seats and strut bearing 
Feb 2014

206400 mi

US $200
the starter stayed engaged after starting and damaged the armature & brushes. Rear tailgate wire harness wore through from being opened so many times and some wires broke and shorted out melted and blew fuses 
Mar 2015

218000 mi

US $55
bad coil, scanned car found missfire #5 cylinder replaced coil and all was well 
Oct 2015

222500 mi

US $500
rotors calipers pads and calipers all replaced, also new braided steel brake lines were installed 
Volvo V70 in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Aug 2010 - Sep 2015
Jul 2015

172860 mi

C $510
hydraulic cylinders frozen, cleaned and anti-seized intermittent ignition cutoff.. not start, crank, eventually starts. power steering rack leak 
Volvo V70 in Virginia, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2012
Mar 2011

99000 mi

US $182
Protective road weather shield became loose and it began to fall off, hitting the road surface. Had to be removed, ordered a replacement and then install new item. 
Dec 2011

102000 mi

US $1400
Oil was being blown out of the engine, not sure how else to describe it. ignition switch had to be replaced 
Volvo V70 in Washington, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2012
Apr 2010

170500 mi

US $950
failed link arm bushings r/r; LOF 

Return to top

2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in British Columbia, Canada
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Aug 2008

68820 mi

C $250
Bad Alternator. 
Feb 2009

71920 mi

C $100
Exhaust Resonator rusted. Removed Resonator. 
Apr 2009

75020 mi

C $200
Rear right wheel bearing was growling. Replaced with new. 
Aug 2009

80600 mi
Exhaust manifold had come loose. Retightened and all is good. 
Jul 2010

86800 mi

C $700
Front Coil spring broken, replaced both front struts. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2007

168000 mi

US $4000
Transmission failure required complete replacement. Also replaced a front drive line. power steering pump replaced 
Jul 2007

177000 mi

US $40
Burned exhaust valve Catalytic converter replacement Intermittent cooling by A/C. Estimate of $2,000 to do a major overhaul. Repair declined. 
Volvo V70 in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2008
Nov 2007

33000 mi
Windshield Wiper failure. Needed a new relay for Wiper motors 
Volvo V70 in Kansas, United States
Apr 2009 - May 2009
May 2009

115000 mi
shift flares in lower gears previous owner had paid for software download too expensive to replace transmission 
Volvo V70 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

165000 mi

US $120
Fuel door hinge was replaced. Oil filler cap gasket was replaced, transmission oil drained and filled(about 4 qt of oil), aftermarket inline transmission filter installed and engine oil change. 
Jul 2009

166000 mi

US $40
Upper engine mount (torque rod) replaced 
Aug 2009

168000 mi

US $100
Alternator replaced with used unit Front right conrol arm bushings replaced.  Turbocharger connecting air hose replaced. Lower engine torque rod replaced. 
Sep 2009

172000 mi

US $110
Pcv oil trap and all pcv connecting hoses replaced Left control arm bushings replaced 
Dec 2009

178000 mi

US $150
front struts and spring replaced with used units with low miles, and brand new both front spring seats 
Volvo V70 in Washington, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2009
Sep 2009

76000 mi

US $500
Went in to fix a suspension issue, but the transmission was going and the oil compression was apparently bad and they told me it would cost more to fix the car than it was worth. 
Volvo V70 in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2011
Mar 2011

146000 mi

US $200
Replaced the passenger side rear wheel hub. Did a self diagnosis due to sound coming from that location when driving at higher speeds. 
Sep 2011

157000 mi

US $213
Noticed noise from front driverside wheel hub. Ordered new hub and replaced myself. 
Nov 2011

159000 mi

US $50
Drivers side lower ball joint needed replacement. Ordered parts from FCP Groton and replaced myself. 
Volvo V70 in Illinois, United States
Oct 2009 - Jan 2010
Nov 2009

107000 mi

US $130
idle quality poor 
Jan 2010

106000 mi

US $350
Temp sensor, plugs, themostat put in to fix idle problem. Previous iridium plugs caused issues. 
Volvo V70 in Virginia, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

97000 mi

US $200
Car would not start. Key immobilizer. Had to be towed to shop. Originally thought to be starter. Turned out to be key immobilizer. 
Volvo V70 in Ireland
Aug 2009 - Aug 2011
Feb 2010

34720 mi

€227
CD based Sat Nav was looking for disc cartridge to be removed and reinserted. Auto electrician took unit apart and discovered laser was misaligned and very dirty. 
Jul 2011

42160 mi

€1300
Self levelling suspension replaced  
Volvo V70 in Ohio, United States
Aug 2009 - Jan 2010
Nov 2009

121300 mi

US $4500
Forward gear was gone. Repaired car, then sold it.  

Return to top

2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 4WD

Volvo V70 in Virginia, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2007

91000 mi

US $200
engine running rough, fixed. tail light out 

Return to top

2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo V70 in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2007 - Aug 2009
Volvo V70 in Minnesota, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

78000 mi

US $120
ABS module failure 
Jul 2007

80000 mi

US $1000
Radiator leak, required replacement of radiator 
Jun 2008

87000 mi
Electronic Throttle Module failed, as it does 99.9% of the time with this model of Volvo. 
Oct 2009

105000 mi

US $350
Seat heater element burned on passenger side; replaced seat heater element and updated seat foam while the cover was off 
Volvo V70 in Maryland, United States
Mar 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

80000 mi
The automatic darkening inside rear view mirror failed caucing a distorted image in the mirror. The mirror was replaced under the extended warranty.  
Oct 2007

84000 mi

US $250
Transmission shifting roughly. Dealer flushed transmission and reprogrammed ECU 
Feb 2009

96000 mi

US $100
Mass air flow meter needed cleaning. 
May 2009

99000 mi

US $775
Replaced Alternator 
Volvo V70 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2011 - Mar 2012
May 2011

47700 mi

US $800
engine mount control arm bushings 
Jun 2011

48000 mi

US $800
replaced alternator and battery 
Jul 2011

48500 mi
passenger side airbag module failure 
Oct 2011

51300 mi

US $350
inner & outer tie rods replaced 
Mar 2012

53000 mi
when cold, auto transmission stuck in 'park'; hard downshifts and upshifts very difficult to remove key from ignition 
Volvo V70 in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

83000 mi

US $575
Ball joint replaced, $400. Analysis of AC leak, $175, compressor leaking, opted not to repair. 
Aug 2009

84000 mi
ABS and STC lights on for repair, dealer checked and module needs to be replaced. warning lights are not on all the time, so will wait until system fails. car hesitates while driving Hesitation was fixed by Volvo corporate -- this complaint had come in before on many V70s. 
Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2011 - Aug 2011
Jul 2011

190340 mi

C $100
Handbrake engaged while driving, broke 
Volvo V70 in British Columbia, Canada
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

88040 mi

C $232
Valve on turbo not fuctioning correctly. 
Jul 2009

88660 mi

C $763
Check engine light was on, mechanic ran test and a module needed replace. He presure washed engine and small repair turned into + $750 repair bill due to failure of other electrical modules. Mechanic brushed off as likely these components were old. 
Oct 2009

90520 mi

C $145
Inexpensive sensor failure, no idea of what problem it was causing other than to cause engine light to come on. 
Dec 2009

93000 mi

C $168
Required service as well as the power steering return was leaking. Just tightening the clamp solved the problem. But pump literally blew out the oil whenever the car was turn 100% in either direction. 
Oct 2010

107880 mi

C $170
Front end has had a disturbing creeking and groaning typically at slower speads while making turns. There were no driving or steering issues but very annoying. A worn tie rod end was the culprit. 
Dec 2010

110360 mi

C $745
Water pump started leaking, required replacing. Timing belt also replaced which was included in the cost of repairs. 
Jun 2011

114080 mi

C $180
Turbo leaking, has for the last 50,000k. Last Volvo had same problem. Turning car over to daughter in university. Mechanic is trying to stop the leak without an $800 bill. Update: no luck with engine sealer this time, sold car. 

Return to top

2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

Volvo V70 in South Africa
Dec 2008 - Nov 2010
Mar 2009

63860 mi

R 120
Outside temperature sensor. 
Mar 2010

73160 mi

R 550
SHOCK ABSORBER RUBBER DUMPER CRACKED AND DAMAGED. HAD TO BE REPLACED, TWO TIE ROD ENDS REPLACED AS WELL. 
Apr 2010

74400 mi
TEMPERATURE SENSOR IN LEFT REAR VIEW MIRROR... POOR QUALITY ASSURANCE AFTER THE REPAIR... 
Nov 2010

78740 mi

R 200
ABS system controller problem. Engine head - suspect head gasket. 

Return to top

2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo V70 in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Oct 2009
Sep 2009

192000 mi
Transmission failing. Power steering rack leak, control arm bushing needed to be replaced. Catalytic converter. O2 sensor. Leaking radiator. 

Return to top

2001 Volvo V70 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Michigan, United States
Jan 2012 - Oct 2013
Apr 2012

154000 mi

US $533
Antifreeze leak - new heater core 
Apr 2013

165500 mi

US $560
Replaced radiator now there might be something wrong with CTS sensor. Replaced right inner & outer tie rod and arm bushing. 
Jul 2013

169700 mi

US $500
Left strut bad, had to replace both. 

Return to top

2001 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

Volvo V70 in Romania
Jul 2009 - Jan 2013
Aug 2009

63240 mi

$100
Top engine mount 
Dec 2009

64480 mi

$300
Right drive shaft axle broke. Right side lower control arm bushing replaced  
Dec 2012

69440 mi

$300
Shock absorbers front Lower engine mount 

Return to top

2001 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo V70 in Great Britain
Apr 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

76000 mi

£20
Annoying replacement of middle hanging bracket forward of final silencer due to corrosion. I fabricated a hanger from M8 stud rod. 
Aug 2009

77000 mi

£800
Recalibrated drivers window motor (software). New outside air temperature sensor. 

Return to top

2000.5 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

Volvo V70 in Great Britain
Oct 2010 - Nov 2011
Jan 2011

133000 mi
ABS Fail and loss of cruise control, dirt (rock salt) build up on wheel speed sensor front left, cleaned all 4 and reset codes, nil cost 4 hours work car been fine since. 

Return to top

See TrueDelta's information for all Wagons
See TrueDelta's information for all Volvo models.

2001 Volvo V70 Repair Histories

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2001 Volvo V70 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Website Security Test