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2005 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Engine (30%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (26%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

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

Other (5%)

Chart based on 127 repairs.
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2005 Volvo V70 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (32%)

< $100 (34%)

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Chart based on 105 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

68200 mi

C $650
Replaced rear wheel bearing 
Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

52080 mi
rear propeller shaft seal was replaced and lubed. 
Volvo V70 in Georgia, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

147000 mi

US $1400
second transmission replacement in this car. 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Oct 2009
Apr 2009

58280 mi

C $100
power steering unit and control arms 
Oct 2009

64480 mi

C $300
front suspension struts replaced 
Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

74400 mi

C $520
steering u-joint between wheel and rack had failed/frozen, steering extremely heavy and would not return to center without force front left CV boot had split 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jul 2016 - Jun 2019
Oct 2016

110980 mi

C $400
Replaced front upper strut mounts, upper spring seats, and front swaybar end links. Performed 4 wheel alignment and SUM calibration. Replaced RH e-brake cable that had seized due to a hole worn thru the outer casing allowing water to enter. Replaced one tire (Michelin Pilot Sport AS/3) because of a broken belt (presumed road damage). Update - The remaining three tires required replacement shortly thereafter with all developing an imbalance which could not be sorted with weights. 
Dec 2017

115320 mi

C $225
Replaced scored rotors and glazed pads 
Jun 2018

119660 mi

C $300
Water pump (NAPA-brand replaced at 116K with a TB service) failed by throwing off all its blades so went ahead and did a complete timing and serpentine belt service with not only the water pump being replaced but all belts, rollers and tensioners. WARNING: Do not use any pumps that use composite or plastic blades. Use only OEM or OE pumps with metal blades. 
Sep 2018

120280 mi

C $60
Arm broke on the LH headlamp height sensor causing lights to be too low. Part replaced and SUM re-calibrated via VIDA. Low tone horn failed due to terminal corrosion. Horn set replaced with Hella Supertones. 
Volvo V70 in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2011 - May 2017
Oct 2012

46600 mi

C $1000
Worn control arm bushings PCV hose broken 
Sep 2013

49600 mi

C $300
Perished motor mount bushing 
Apr 2016

61060 mi
Fuel rail cover came off, who knows where, leaving fuel line dangling below car, required replacement. 
May 2017

65720 mi
In addition the ABS module threw codes every other drive (a well known Volvo issue) - on an R, this is a CDN$1700 part. Did not repair. 
Volvo V70 in Kansas, United States
Feb 2010 - Jan 2013
Apr 2010

115000 mi
Replaced PCV oil separator and hose, oil separator (vapor container) started leaking. 
Volvo V70 in Oklahoma, United States
- Jun 2009
Feb 2009

29500 mi

US $100
Seat Back latch 
Jun 2009

30500 mi

US $599
Gas Tank Pressure Reg 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 257hp 2.4L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volvo V70 in British Columbia, Canada
- May 2011
May 2011 Everything else, repair 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volvo V70 in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2018
Oct 2010

78000 mi

US $506
Tie rods replaced, both sides, and steering alignment completed. Steering felt loose, mechanic confirmed worn tie rods. 
Jan 2011

80500 mi

US $506
Leak in radiator. Radiator replaced with new one. total cost $900 including parts, labor, tax, etc. 
Jun 2014

114000 mi

US $150
Ball joint on left front wheel suspension was making noise when driving over bumps. Service station confirmed and replaced part. 
Oct 2014

122500 mi

US $450
ABS failed two years ago. Dealer estimate to fix was $2600 to replace ABS pump. Local repair shop tested ABS to determine pump failure was due to motor. Had motor rebuilt and replaced for $500. Discount of 10% to display bumper sticker. 
Jun 2016

140000 mi

US $550
a piece of metal broke on the ignition lock, jamming the lock. Tow to home105 miles, locksmith removed metal piece. Common problem on Volvo locks. Don't have dealer fix it, they will order new part from Sweden, will take a week & cost $800. 
Mar 2017

144800 mi

US $287
Noticed poor gas mileage and occasional engine hesitation. Check engine light came on once and service station read the codes. Replaced fuel pressure sensor. Problem solved. 
Nov 2017

149000 mi

US $150
Wagon rear hatch lock was not functioning. Repair shop removed panel and discovered a broken wire to the lock solenoid. Wire spliced and lock is now working. 
May 2018

151500 mi

US $1458
Struts replaced. Total cost also included routine maintenance, oil lube filter, etc. 
Volvo V70 in Georgia, United States
Apr 2008 - Oct 2011
Sep 2010

51000 mi

US $900
had to replace the radiator 
Jan 2011

57100 mi

US $2100
part failed and let coolant mix with oil. Needed new radiator and hoses and had to flush engine. 
Volvo V70 in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2008 - Nov 2013
Sep 2013

77000 mi

US $1200
Radiator 
Volvo V70 in Illinois, United States
Apr 2008 - Jun 2014
Feb 2009

49000 mi
Radiator developed leak. New radiator installed - problem repaired. Steering wheel buttons were luminated by faded in and out. Replaced lighting system on steering wheel. Issue fixed. 
May 2009

54000 mi

US $310
Car in for 52.5 routine maintenance. Tech recommended rear brake pads and upper tie rod (left side). Ordered parts and DIY both repairs. 
Aug 2009

57000 mi

US $540
Took vehicle in for oil change/tire rotation and discovered issue with front right bushing worn out in control arm. Sourced new parts and had installed by same mechanic. Successful repair and alignment complete. 
Feb 2011

86000 mi

US $450
Replaced A-frames on front end. Bushings worn so replaced entire A-frame on both sides. 
Apr 2011

90000 mi

US $210
A plastic PCV type valve got old brittle and cracked. 
Nov 2011

102000 mi

US $175
Replaced Left Tie Rod Relaced Left Tie Rod 
Jan 2012

88300 mi

US $175
Fuel Door was removed by high pressure car wash and not reusable. A new fuel door was ordered (painted) and replaced. 
Sep 2012

113000 mi

US $150
Replaced Ball Joint. 
May 2014

121000 mi

US $89
Headlight and tail light out 
Volvo V70 in Florida, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2015
Nov 2014

112000 mi

US $507
Engine began to lurch and surge when accelerating Fuel pressure sensor and fuel filter replaced. 
Aug 2015

127700 mi

US $2000
New struts w/springs, new front end suspension components replaced, new rear shocks. 
Nov 2015

129100 mi

US $1100
Car idling very rough at start up...Check engine light on. Independent mechanic installed new MAF. Next day same problem. 2nd new MAF installed. Check engine light on next day. Volvo dealer installed "factory" MAF and carbon cleaned intake system. Car running great since. Original mechanic gave me credit for defective MAF. Volvo mechanic said that "generic" MAF's seldom worked on 2.5 T 5 cyl engine. 
Volvo V70 in Utah, United States
May 2013 - Aug 2013
Feb 2013

104000 mi

US $3050
Purchased the car from a private seller, and the transmission started slipping about 1 month later. I had to replace the entire transmission. 
Jun 2013

115000 mi

US $407
Replaced right rear wheel bearing 
Aug 2013

115000 mi
Tie rod ends were worn and clunking. Needed to be fixed. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Nov 2008 - Aug 2016
Dec 2008

23000 mi

US $115
Engine misfires after cold start. Technical Service Bulletin for this problem is; TNN 21-21. In order to fix the problem, all intake valves must be replaced. 
Volvo V70 in Florida, United States
Jul 2013 - Jan 2016
Apr 2014

99500 mi

US $1200
Lower control arms, inner/outer tie rod ends, sway bar end links, entire strut assembly except for springs. 
Sep 2014

107000 mi

US $60
Check engine light code indicated fuel pressure problems. Replaced fuel pressure sensor, problem solved. 
Mar 2015

118000 mi

US $330
Entire PCV system. 
Volvo V70 in Michigan, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
May 2015

111000 mi

US $193
AC not cooling car sufficiently 
Volvo V70 in Alabama, United States
Oct 2016 - Jan 2018
Sep 2016

245000 mi

US $50
A/C cycling on and off due to overcharging 
Jan 2017 REPLACED HORNS. THEY WERE NOT BLOWING LOUDLY ANYMORE. 
Apr 2017

246000 mi

US $30
Top motor torque mount worn out and replaced. 
Nov 2017

251000 mi

US $30
SHIFTER BUTTON BROKE. CAR WOULD NOT SHIFT OUT OF PARK. COMMON PROBLEM. YOU CANNOT STAY AHEAD OF WHAT BREAKS ON AN OLDER VOLVO. VOLVO SELLS ENTIRE SHIFTER BUT NOT BUTTON. AFTERMARKET BUTTON BROKE AFTER A WEEK. REMOVED BUTTON AND DEPEND ON KEY AND BRAKE PEDAL INTERLOCK. 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Greece
Dec 2011 - Dec 2015
Apr 2014

55800 mi

€3500
Change of the transmission with refurbished one. Still evaluating replacement. 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

Volvo V70 in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2014 - Feb 2017
Nov 2014

106640 mi
Windshield washer pump was replaced (hell of a job) but still not working. Windshield washer pump replaced but was still not working. Minor electrical issue was repaired at no charge. 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volvo V70 in Slovenia
Mar 2011 - Jan 2016
May 2011

123360 mi

€200
Right wheek bearing replaced first time and the only one so far. 
Nov 2011

127100 mi

€200
Hand brake. Headlight washing system failure 
Jan 2016

199640 mi
Worn bushings Map sensor warning 
Volvo V70 in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

302000 mi

US $35
replaced trim around wiper blades - missing 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

Volvo V70 in Ohio, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2017
Jun 2016

138000 mi

US $800
Replaced worn items (tie rod ends) 
Volvo V70 in Georgia, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2014
Jun 2014

96000 mi
Replaced front struts 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Oct 2008 - Jan 2014
Mar 2009

33000 mi
Installed spring kit occupant weight sensor bracket on passenger airbag. 
May 2010

52700 mi
CD player would not play CD's. Driver's side seatbelt was difficult to unlatch. Replaced seat belt latch due to internal mechanical fault. 
Aug 2011

71000 mi

US $350
Passenger front window would bounce back open w/ the auto close feature. Dealer fixed it w/ no charge while doing routine maintenance. 
Jul 2012

83000 mi

US $680
Leaking AC condenser was replaced. 
Jan 2014

44000 mi
Engine was hesitating at acceleration and deceleration. Diagnostics determined that the transmission needed replacement. 
Volvo V70 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

57000 mi
rear wiper washer fluid leaking inside vehicle. dealer fixed and paid for 100% of the cost. 
Volvo V70 in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2018
Jan 2012

135000 mi

US $2500
Broken large piece from head of one of the exhaust valves in No. 5 cylinder. Discovered engine has solid lifters. Not sure if valve overheated due to not seating properly because valve stretched. Happened while cruising at 65 MPH. 
Sep 2012

149000 mi

US $300
Check Engine light on. Code P0190 - Fuel Pressure Sensor reads high. Verified with freeze frame data. Problem very intermittant. Replaced sensor with Volvo part. Problem resolved. Scan tool shows MAF sensor reads very high just after startup. Lasts for about one minute. Very high negative STFT after engine goes into closed loop. Tried to clean MAF - NG. Replaced MAF. I am an experienced mechanic. 
Feb 2013

154600 mi

US $320
After running for 20 sec or less from a cold start (overnight), the fuel pressure drops to 282 KPa causing the engine to stall. Press spec 375 - 395 KPa. Swapped PEM module fixed problem. Very tough to catch this issue while failing-scantool. 
May 2013

159000 mi

US $1
Driver's window on dash reported tailgate not latched. Researched on Volvoforums and found broken pink wire at left tailgate hinge in wire loom which lead to microswitch in tailgate latch. Repaired wire. See also article in MathewsVolvo. 
Sep 2013

166000 mi

US $1800
Replaced entire exhaust system downstream of the cat due to leaks from corrosion. Replaced front A-arms both sides because the bushings were worn. 
Sep 2014

177000 mi

US $22
The shift lever broke. Could only shift between drive and neutral gears. Bought new shift lever assy at dealer and installed. Got repeated ck eng lites - code P0014 Cam Pos Bank 1 timing over adv and code P0026 Intake Valve Bank 1 contl solenoid crkt range, perf in just a few miles of driving. Change oil and filter after only 3,100 miles to fix. 
Dec 2014

180000 mi

US $7200
Engine stalls too lean due to low fuel pump pressure 20 sec after a cold start with outside air temp below 40 degF. Engine easily restarted and runs fine rest of day. Replaced pump. See previous attempts to repair - swapped fuel pump module - Feb 2013. Chipped a piece out of one exhaust valve in #3 cyl. Same failure as in Jan 2012 except cyl #3. Had shop install used engine. Catalytic converter melted down this time. Had to swap in new one ($1,900.00 for part). 
Jun 2015

186000 mi

US $25
Oil consumption at about 250 miles/qt when driving at highway speeds (60 MPH +)using conventional. Researched Volvo TSB's using Alldata and found two that referenced use only pure synthetic motor oil. Switched to Mobil 1 and problem solved 
Aug 2015

187000 mi

US $2
Lower left rear tail light socket corroded preventing light from working. Removed socket and bulb assy, cleaned off corrosion and replaced. 
Sep 2015

188000 mi

US $5
Corrosion in right rear dual filament light socket caused position light warning in driver info panel. Removed entire light box assy, cleaned contacts and reassembled. 
Nov 2015

189100 mi

US $350
The previous attempts did not last. Replaced both upper and lower left rear tail light boxes and all socket assy. I haven't had any trouble since. Corrosion destroyed the surface coating at the light socket. 
May 2017

200000 mi

US $1
Directional light switch was intermittent. Found I could substantially improve by pulling the directional signal stick toward the steering wheel (to change to hi/lo beam for headlites) and operating the switch in both directions several times before each trip. Also works if must do this in middle of trip. 
Sep 2018

212000 mi

US $1726
Replaced both front axles assy with Volvo factory rebuilt axles. Replaced failed directional signal (and other functions) multifunctional sw with Volvo part. 
Volvo V70 in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2008 - Dec 2011
Jan 2008

26334 mi
rear latch mechanism failure...warranty. 
Sep 2009

65000 mi
cel, software upgrade 
Dec 2011

100000 mi

US $250
Catalytic converter, from Erie Volvo, vs $1200 for new one. Symptom was a harmonic buzz around 2k rpm on acceleration, graduated to a code, my extended warranty had expired 4 weeks earlier, dealer would do nothing till it threw a code. 
Volvo V70 in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2008 - Feb 2019
Jun 2008

41000 mi
Worn front sway bar links. They were replaced. Front windows squeak. New glides ordered. Will have installed by roving van, no additional trip to shop needed. 
Nov 2010

82000 mi
upper engine mount bushing broken - replaced entire mount as the bushing is integral to the mount front lower control arm bushings replaced Outer axle boots torn and leaking. Boots were replaced prior to any axle damage. 
Mar 2014

138000 mi

US $850
replaced both ball joints and passenger side inner and outer tie rod ends. 
Jul 2014

141200 mi
Replaced the front struts, rear shocks, and lower control arms. All preventative work, to bring the ride back to like-new conditions. 
Nov 2016

173500 mi

US $120
Parking brake cable on one side was failing (plastic cover broke and interior cable housing was rusting). I replace both cables, even though only one had gone bad. 
Jul 2017

178000 mi

US $500
blower motor resistor went bad. blower would not operate. I replaced both the resistor and the blower motor, however, given the age of the car and since it takes some effort to get to the blower and resistor. The blower motor was about $200 and the resistor about $80. replaced all motor mounts. I could feel an increasing amount of vibration. Replacing the motor mounts reduced the vibration I can feel. The mounts cost about $220 total (3 lower mounts and 2 torque mounts) 

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2005 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2010 - Feb 2011
Sep 2010

50000 mi

US $200
Car would not start: starter cable connection corroded and needed to be cleaned and reattached. Window squeaked: drivers window track needed to be lubricated. 

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2005 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo V70 in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2012 - Jan 2017
Oct 2013

98500 mi

US $1000
drag links 
Jun 2015

116000 mi

US $39
Replaced worn sway bar link 
Volvo V70 in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2009 - Feb 2012
Sep 2011

82000 mi

US $29
Headlight lense was hazzing over from years of sun and environmental issues. Had shop sand and buff out to restore the lense clarity. 
Oct 2011

85000 mi

US $250
When shifting into drive, there is a very audible "click" coming from the perceived right front wheel area. 
Volvo V70 in Virginia, United States
Mar 2008 - Jul 2013
Aug 2010

64000 mi
Electronic controls on the steering wheel and steering column (turn signals, wipers, trip computer, cruise, radio controls) not functional. Fixed under CPO warranty (control module and steering wheel buttons replaced). 
Jul 2013

106000 mi
Turbo failure Shocks and front lower subframe bushings Radiator hole 

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2005 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

Volvo V70 in Massachusetts, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2008

66000 mi
Power locks didn't work but problem was sticking ignition key. Power driver's seat would not go up and down (sometimes). Replacement ignition lock installed, keys programmed Power seat module installed, programmed 

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2005 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo V70 in Minnesota, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2016
Jun 2009

51000 mi

US $150
Passenger airbag off light comes periodically comes on when someone is sitting in the passenger seat. 
Sep 2014

99000 mi

US $1000
Front axles and boots 
Sep 2016

113000 mi

US $500
Worn out connections 

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