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2006 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 152 repairs.
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2006 Volvo V70 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (27%)

< $100 (40%)

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Chart based on 111 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Nov 2009

43400 mi
vibration at speed. Balancing wheels did nothing. 
Volvo V70 in Georgia, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2015
Jun 2014

46000 mi

US $600
replace air temp sensor 
Volvo V70 in Washington, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

215000 mi

US $200
Had the engine checked as car lost power. Found out the #2 Cylinder had lost compression. Shop recommended not to repair. Need to check with others to see if repair is financially practical. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Arizona, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Dec 2009

27000 mi
Yaw sensor. Anti-Skid Service Required message appeared on the ECU display. Dealer had to order the part and we are still waiting to go in for the service. Warranty: Yaw sensor. Anti-Skid Service Required message appeared on the ECU display. Dealer had to order the part and we are still waiting to go in for the service. 
Feb 2011

45000 mi

US $100
Small leak in radiator, parts were ordered and the radiator was replaced. Covered under the Ford ESP extended warranty purchased. $100.00 deductible. 
May 2011

48700 mi

US $100
Front passenger wheel bearing was replaced under extended warranty. 
Jan 2013

66000 mi

US $1200
New Rear 4C struts. Big Money Monroe SensaTracs (OEM). Four wheel alignment to remove rear toe. Car rides much better now. 
Jan 2014

47700 mi

US $750
Replaced a/c condenser because of small leak. 
Volvo V70 in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2013
Jun 2013

84000 mi

US $550
Upper strut bearing and sway bar bushings. 
Sep 2013

92000 mi

US $350
Tie-rod end replaced on front right suspension. 
Volvo V70 in Rhode Island, United States
Aug 2011 - Jul 2015
Feb 2014

71000 mi

US $200
Front right tie rod replaced Power window auto up does not function properly. The window will not stay closed using this function. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Aug 2009 - Nov 2011
May 2009

20000 mi
Turn signal stalk changed under warranty. Once the new one was in place, I realized that the old one was probably defective from day 1 and then just got worse and worse. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2014
Sep 2010

22000 mi
Rear luggage compartment hinges replaced  evap check engine light interior trim rattle exhaust mount replaced window seal cosmetic issue 
Volvo V70 in Texas, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2014
Jun 2013

76000 mi

US $916
Lower control arm bushing was worn. Bushing was replaced. Upper engine mount was worn. Mount/bushing was replaced. 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

88000 mi

US $300
Driver's door weatherstripping came loose, and had to be replaced. 
Nov 2016

90800 mi

US $1500
Car made a clunking sound when reversing. Took it to the dealer, and some bolts needed to be tightened. Rear parking sensor not working. Per the dealership, the sensors are eroding, and have to be replaced. Passenger front fog light out. Per the dealership, light bulbs melted together, and entire fog light has to be replaced. 
Sep 2017

103000 mi
Axel Splines were loose and causing a popping sounds when shifting. The axel splines had to be cleaned out, greased, and tightened. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

Volvo V70 in Georgia, United States
Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

193000 mi

US $686
Had to replace ignition switch, due to broken tumbler 
Volvo V70 in Colorado, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2015
Jul 2010

38000 mi
Sway bar bushings replaced 
Jan 2014

US $450
Thermostat and housing replacement Software update: another $150 
Jun 2014

78000 mi

US $250
Window motor needed adjusting 
Dec 2014

84000 mi

US $20
Sunroof jammed. 
Mar 2015

84000 mi
horn went out 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

48000 mi
Rear air vent "shut off" knob was loose. Loss of brake assist during certain steep up-hill only grades. Brakes function 100% all other times including down-hill braking. Dealer could not replicate, no trouble codes stored. Dealer replaced vaccuum pump, balance valve & sensors just in case ... 
Jun 2008

56000 mi
Active suspension strut had faulty valve. 
Sep 2008

64000 mi

US $65
Dash rattle. 
Feb 2009

74000 mi
Door handle stuck, dealers found a broken clip inside door, decided it was best to replace entire door panel instead of repairing part. Radiator cap had a crack. 
Sep 2009

85000 mi
Worn wheel bearing 
Volvo V70 in Connecticut, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2009
Aug 2008

35000 mi
Humming from the front of the car which would go away when the driver braked slightly or accelerated. Loud climate control fan. Dealer could not replicate. March repair @ approximately 30,000 miles. 
May 2009

45000 mi
Car was "crashing" over bumps in Comfort mode. Dealer adjusted tire pressures which helped the problem. 
Volvo V70 in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2010 - Sep 2016
Jun 2010

52080 mi

C $2300
Alarm started going off for no reason (2x). Replaces one sensor and siren control module. Covered on extended warranty. no deductible because other work done at same time. Pkg brake lining rusted free of shoe, Wedged in shoe & drove it forward, shearing a rectangular boss off the spindle. Replaced spindle, parking brakea, rotors & pads. This a design fault! Replace your pkg brake every 3 winters! replaced ball joint and 4-wheel alignment because of abnormal tire wear. Covered extended warranty $100 deductible. 
Jul 2010

53320 mi

C $100
oil seal leakage of the "bevel gear". Dealer says sleeve was not damaged but new sleeve is part of oil seal kit so it was replaced. 
Aug 2012

64060 mi

C $1684
replaced 4 cracked table bushings RH replaced cracked inner & outer axle boots RH replaced rear wiper motor - stripped gear in winter due to automatic "on" when reverse engaged. 
May 2013

68200 mi

C $713
Ignition lock cylinder would not turn past position 1. Common problem, flatbedded to dealer. New cylinder ordered, temp installed. New one installed 3 weeks later. 
Dec 2013

71300 mi

C $739
RR caliper bleed screw partly stripped with very slow leak. Caliper replaced. Caliper was last touched by dealer when parking brake boss was destroyed (see earlier problem). I give very low marks to Volvo Pointe-Claire. 
May 2014

72020 mi

C $3466
Upper motor mount Axel seal (FL) minor leak repair 
Jun 2014

71920 mi

C $3200
Throw-out bearing failed. Clutch covered with fluid & throw-out ball bearings destroyed the position sensor & sensor marks on flywheel. Replaced throw-out, clutch, flywheel, rear main seal, inner RH driveshaft seal. Alignment. 
Mar 2015

75640 mi
muffler and tailpipe replaced immobilizer did not recognize key, threw error code 
Aug 2016

80600 mi

C $3400
seized calipers, warped and worn rotors defective turn indicator switch new timing belt 10 years stitch drivers seat 130K service 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

115940 mi

C $100
Replaced drivers side sway bar. 
Jun 2018

126480 mi

C $500
Rear brakes and rotors 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in Texas, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2016
Jun 2015

77000 mi

US $250
Sunroof shade came off track. became wedged and would not move.rnReplaced sunroof shade guide springs, sunroof guide rail, sunroof modesty panels, re upholstered sunroof shade 
Jan 2016

US $150
Passenger side door lock actuator failed 
Jun 2016

92000 mi

US $20
Air conditioning would blow cold, but loose flow on longer drives. Found condensor was freezing up due to bad condensor temperature sensor. Replaced temperature sensor prevented freezing, but cooling performance suffered. Recharge required to restore cooling performance 
Volvo V70 in Georgia, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

112000 mi

US $4000
Need to replace several hoses that had worn, also spark plugs, timing belt replacement (routine) 
Jan 2018

120000 mi

US $750
New Starter  and cover for bottom of car, which came off during travel. 
Volvo V70 in Nevada, United States
Feb 2015 - Jan 2016
Apr 2015

129000 mi

US $800
Had hard and erratic shifting and needed to do the 127,500 miles service. they updated software and flushed trans. Worked great for week now issue back worse 
Jan 2016 Started to have a head gasket issue. Transmission never fixed. Crooked dealer was forced to take the car back after they tried to get me to commit warranty fraud. 
Volvo V70 in Slovenia
Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
Aug 2011

102920 mi
Shop 1 destroyed ABS module while exchanging gasoline in my car (i've filled the car with gasoline instead of diesel). 
Volvo V70 in New York, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2012
Feb 2011

84000 mi

US $225
Power steering hose kinked, let air into system. Probably caused by radiator/intercooler repair at body shop. Hose replaced by dealer. 
Sep 2011

96000 mi
Bad charcoal canister set off check engine light. Repaired under warranty. 
Jul 2012

115700 mi

US $316
Replace worn driver's side wheel bearing and hub. 
Volvo V70 in Michigan, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2012
Sep 2009

27000 mi

US $50
Loose tie rod end, rear 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Apr 2007 - Jun 2011
May 2007

11000 mi
new fuel pump 
Sep 2008

28000 mi
driver seat lumbar motor 
Oct 2010

48300 mi

US $1500
overheating problem. poor engineering i think. pcv and throttle body 
Volvo V70 in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2007 - Jul 2016
Jun 2008

21000 mi
Clunking noise from from passenger seat, repaired once and reappeared 
Aug 2008

22100 mi
Software download to correct check engine light malfunction. 
Oct 2008

23000 mi
A clunking noise inside the front passenger's seat was corrected. 
Jan 2013

24300 mi

US $25
Washer fluid leaking from R/R of cargo area. Washer hose behind interior panel in cargo area was loose, hose was reconnected 
May 2014

79400 mi

US $141
Manifold hose broken, replaced Replaced right front spring seat 
Jun 2014

81000 mi

US $503
Replaced passenger side front hub bearing 
Oct 2014

83300 mi

US $106
Rough idle. Electronic throttle module intake manifold cleaned. Gas cap door would not open. Rear electronic module connector repaired and fuse replaced. 
Feb 2015

87900 mi

US $180
Driver's side headlight replaced. Headlight replacement requires removal of air cleaner! Third brake light was inoperable. Rear tailgate wiring harness repaired. 
Apr 2015

93300 mi

US $985
Replaced left front sway bar link, $127. Whirring sound from front drive train. Bearing was defective, replaced, $528. Left front spring torn through. Part was replaced, $230. 
Nov 2015

99600 mi

US $1778
Replaced front control arm bushings, $666.50. Replaced turn signal stalk, $144.48. Replaced radiator, $967.09. 
Jan 2016

103500 mi

US $941
Replaced Breather box 
Apr 2016

106500 mi

US $450
Faulty fuel pressure sensor diagnosed and replaced, $365. Gas cap leak detected. Gas cap replaced, $85. 
Volvo V70 in Germany
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

42780 mi
Reverse sensors did not work, but suddenly worked, when the mechanic checked the car. Read the BC, found some fault entries, erased them, I left the workshop and... same failure again... :o( 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

Volvo V70 in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2012
Feb 2011

76200 mi

US $1000
PCV system had a leak. 
Jul 2012

100800 mi

US $400
Needed rear struts 
Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2012 - Mar 2013
Nov 2012

106000 mi

C $500
Mass Air, Clean throttle, repair hose 
Jan 2013

106520 mi

C $900
all wheel drive was not engaging. Spindle in Angle Gearhas to be replaced 
Volvo V70 in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2011 - Dec 2014
Apr 2014

86160 mi

C $1500
Radiator cracked. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - Dec 2017
Jun 2013

82460 mi

C $330
Replaced upper and lower engine torque mounts. Replaced sway bar links. 
Aug 2013

84260 mi

C $1100
A/C compressor clutch failed to engage. Mechanic claimed that nobody sells just the clutch unit anymore, so it was a complete compressor re/re job. I have since read that you can sometimes shim the clutch to get it to engage. 
Apr 2014

90820 mi

C $750
Replaced original muffler (just the muffler, nothing else) with an aftermarket Walker muffler. 
Volvo V70 in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jun 2018
Nov 2009

45880 mi
Brake cylinder position sensor replaced. Rear left door whether strip replaced. 
Jul 2010

57040 mi
Engine cooling fan noisy, had to be replaced 
Jun 2011

74400 mi
Lower Ball Joints have been replaced 
Sep 2011

80600 mi

C $80
No brakes when cold start, replaced the booster vacuum switch 
Oct 2011

81200 mi

C $200
Replaced the Brake Booster Vacuum Pump 
Feb 2014

119040 mi

C $1400
Engine took a long time to warmup, thermostat needs to be replaced 
Oct 2015

153840 mi

C $150
Muffler hanger rusted, another hanger welded to the mufler 
Nov 2015

155840 mi

C $20
Replaced the front light socket 
May 2016

165540 mi

C $75
Recharged the AC 
Sep 2016

171740 mi

C $50
Rpm not stable when idle or low speed Replace injectors filters and gaskets 
Jan 2017

160880 mi

C $750
I was getting codes P0101 and P0170 which made me believe there is an issue with the MAF sensor (Mass Air Flow). Unfortunately this was not the issue, it was the PCV system. PCV system replacement Alternator was noisy 
Apr 2017

177940 mi

C $300
Inner and Outer tierods both sides 
Dec 2017

187240 mi

C $400
Acceleration surges - TCM (throttle control module) replaced 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Manitoba, Canada
Jan 2010 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

53320 mi

C $250
anti-skid warning, BCM error codes (1300, 1306) 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 182hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Volvo V70 in Romania
Dec 2017 - Jul 2018
Jan 2018

138880 mi

$20
The stick that link a small electric engine with the swirl flaps was stuck to the electric engine axis in order to control the intake system 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

Volvo V70 in South Africa
Mar 2010 - Jun 2018
Apr 2010

27900 mi
Cracked gear plate. No sign of problem developing. I just "lost" my ability to change gears while going 120k on a major freeway. 
Dec 2010

33480 mi
Drive Window - mechanism which closes the window automatically was not working - thus to close window the "button needed to be held until window completely closed. 
Sep 2011

38440 mi
I took the car in for its annual check up. I had not noticed any problem. When I collected the car I was told that a problem had been identified wrt the radiator. The entire radiator was then replaced. 
Nov 2011

39060 mi

R 50
Rear light bulb failed and needed to be repaired. Car was booked in for repair - it was not attended to on the spot and then took 2 hours to replace. 
Jan 2012

56840 mi

R 60
Car remote was not fully functional - only one of the three key remotes we have was working 
Nov 2012

42560 mi

R 200
The petrol flap was first stuck on open all the time BUT then it switched to being stuck on closed and filling tank was impossible. Fortunately not during a long trip. Repair was relativley painless. 
Jan 2014

43880 mi

R 20
Dipped beam bulb needed replacement 
Aug 2017

62000 mi

R 1000
General maintenance There was a problem with the aircon system but this was repaired later 
Sep 2017

62000 mi
A/C repair 
May 2018

63860 mi

R 10
light bulb repair - 1-15 minutes 
Volvo V70 in Florida, United States
Jan 2008 - Feb 2014
Feb 2008

27000 mi
Very annoying problem, where dealer insisted I had left cap off, triggerng a flag for tank atmospheric question. Took it in three times before I convinced them it was a emission control fault. 
Mar 2008

29000 mi
Atmospheric pressure sensor in gas tank replaced. 
Sep 2008

34000 mi
Dealer replaced entire Instrument cluster because faulty gas gauge. 
Sep 2009

47000 mi
Driver information center advised fuel cap loose. Fuel pressurization pump previously replaced for this problem. Check engine light lit after three restarts. This time dealer reflashed the computer. 
Oct 2011

88000 mi
V70 has had some sort of problem with gas tank sensor from the start. It's been to Volvo 4 times when it was under warranty, and they spent significant money trying to fix it. I finally just got a $60 dollar scanner to reset the light. 
Dec 2013

117000 mi

US $1500
New clutch, slave cylinder, pressure plate 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

Volvo V70 in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Jul 2015
Jan 2012

62000 mi

US $1100
Key lock cylinder jammed up in the ignition. Car would not start. Had to be towed to dealer to await new cylinder from factory. 
Volvo V70 in Maryland, United States
Dec 2009 - Apr 2012
Jul 2009

80000 mi

US $20
headlight (bulb only) replacement... the worst car I've ever replaced a bulb in 
Apr 2012

127000 mi

US $267
Broken tie rod ends, misalignment 
Volvo V70 in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

68000 mi
AWD off. Sensor replaced. Warning light came on just as I was leaving the shop. Was told that the DEM is now broken and needs to be fixed. Many more trips to the shop after this. Brought car in a year ago under warranty, they said no problem. Came back now with same symptoms, say I need a new transmission @65,000 miles! No paperwork at the shop for investigating a year ago. Looking into my options. 
Oct 2010

69000 mi
After the DEM, sensor, airconditioning (had to send back twice), the transmission needed to be replaced. WHAT A NIGHTMARE. VOLVO will only give 1 year warranty. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Georgia, United States
Jul 2009 - Jan 2012
Sep 2009

48000 mi
Air leak around drivers side window. Replaced drivers door seal but leak is still present. 
Jan 2012

76000 mi
Exhaust solenoid fault 

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2006 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo V70 in Alaska, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

58000 mi

US $350
rear wiper motor 

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