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2000 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Engine (0%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (49%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (0%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (23%)

Other (4%)

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2000 Volvo V70 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (14%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (18%)

Chart based on 22 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

117000 mi

US $750
Worn front shocks replaced AC low on coolant. 
120000 mi

US $1500
Replaced compressor & condenser. Replaced radiator. Replaced woe strut mounts. 
135000 mi

US $1400
Replaced leaking power steering pump. $600. Replaced worn front axle. Replaced worn engine mounts. 

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2009 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

2000 mi AM RADIO STOPPED WORKING, THEY ORDERED PARTS. 
3000 mi They replaced radio. Car was overheating, wiring from engine fan to computer was repaired. 
6000 mi Car overheating. Dealer replaced fan control. 
54000 mi hood open light would come on when driving. solution, replace hood latch. 
56000 mi DEAD BATTERY, WARRANTY TOW AND REPLACED 
75000 mi

US $450
LEAKING VACUUM PUMP 
110000 mi

US $450
Replaced leaking expansion valve. (did not fix) 
110000 mi

US $1800
Warm a/c again - replaced leaking evap & condensor/dryer. repair leaking cv joint, reseal. 
118000 mi

US $1200
heater blower motor inop, replaced motor. 

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2008 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

55180 mi Leaking windshield washer reservoir 
55780 mi Windshield washer reservoir replaced for second time; repair successful this time. 
88280 mi

C $300
Leaking rear caliper following rotor and pad replacement. Caliper was replaced with a new part. 
119660 mi

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

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2007 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

12300 mi Dual mass flywheel developed fault - knocking and clatter at idle. Worse when cold, noise reduced when clutch pedal depressed. Manual gearbox removed and DMF examined. Found to be outside of manufacturers tolerances for play. Replaced under warranty. 
20300 mi

£7
Exterior fuel flap hinge has broken, causing the fuel flap 'door' to be free moving as opposed to springing closed. Replacement part sourced off eBay cheaply and fixed myself. 
21500 mi

£20
Clicking noise when moving forwards or backwards from a standstill. Noise is from both front driveshaft splines where they enter the hub. New plastic/rubber lip seals fitted between shaft and hub & new stretch bolts fitted to driveshafts. 
25000 mi

£420
Both left & right front lower control arm rear bushes had split. Genuine replacement bushes bought, control arms removed from car and damaged bushes pressed out, new ones pressed in, control arms re-fitted to car. A creaking sound was noticed when compressing front suspension. Identified as worn upper strut top bearings and also worn lower spring isolators. Both strut top bearings, upper spring seats, & lower spring isolators replaced with new. 
27000 mi

£36
'Anti-Skid Service Required' message appeared with fault code BCM0130. Feared it was my Brake Control Module (BCM)at £1k - it turned out to be one of two brake pressure sensors. Replaced with new sensor and hydraulic system bled. Both of the two small gas struts which hold the foldable dog/luggage guard in place had failed. This prevented the guard from being raised up to the headlining when not in use. New struts bought and easily fitted in less than 15 mins. 
28000 mi

£148
Rear taillight red LED side markers (4 LED 'dots'), had failed on passenger side. Moisture ingress to lower taillight cluster appeared responsible. New lower cluster and LED printed circuit board (Volvo part 'diode bridge'), fitted. 
28300 mi

£45
Exhaust mid section hanger support corroding badly. hadn't quite give up yet, but it was on the cards. Replaced hanger with Volvo's stainless repair kit. Much better and more secure. 
32000 mi

£5
Plastic link arm which controls the intake swirl flaps snapped on the engine end of the arm. New arm fitted. Also made an 'L' shaped ally bracket & rubber bump stop, to stop the arm over extending during operation, causing the breakage. 

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2007 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

64000 mi

US $35
Upon am startup, msg cntr computer would say "coolant low, stop engine." Happened for several weeks but after 30 sec each time, msg quit. Took to Volvo specialist, coolant was slightly low due to cracked reservoir cap. $35 for a cap & fill 
73500 mi

US $130
Replacement of rear lower control arm bushings - was covered under extended warranty. Also fuel door hinge was replaced under warranty. Bushing replace required 4 wheel alignment I had to pay for. Overall, impressed with dealer diagnostics 
91500 mi

US $923
Right rear door power lock began locking on its own at random times. Entirely new lockset installed. A constant problem even though locks were set not to lock automatically when driving car, this lock would almost always lock. Still happening sometimes. Old CV joint boots split and oil spraying out. Replaced left and right CV boots and sway bars. 
55000 mi

US $1000
Car was taken in for service by my son in law. It was the routine 98,500 oil change and there were suspension strut parts I think in front suspension that were worn out. Left headlight. 
55000 mi

US $82
Headlight went out again two weeks later and. We went back to Galpin Volvo. Wiring harness was determined to be bad and replaced for $82. We were not charged for the headlight itself the 2nd time. 
55000 mi Self locking rear door was never fixed, we gave up on that. The past several weeks, the blower motor would turn itself on whether or not we were in the car and whether or not the key was in the ignition! 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

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. 
64160 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. 
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. 
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. 
71920 mi

C $3466
Upper motor mount Axel seal (FL) minor leak repair 
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. 
75640 mi muffler and tailpipe replaced immobilizer did not recognize key, threw error code 
80600 mi

C $3400
seized calipers, warped and worn rotors defective turn indicator switch new timing belt 10 years stitch drivers seat 130K service 
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. 
45000 mi Car was "crashing" over bumps in Comfort mode. Dealer adjusted tire pressures which helped the problem. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

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 
132000 mi 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. 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

105700 mi

C $500
Mass Air, Clean throttle, repair hose 
107020 mi

C $900
all wheel drive was not engaging. Spindle in Angle Gearhas to be replaced 

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2006 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

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. 
29000 mi Atmospheric pressure sensor in gas tank replaced. 
34000 mi Dealer replaced entire Instrument cluster because faulty gas gauge. 
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. 
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. 
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

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. 
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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2005 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

52080 mi rear propeller shaft seal was replaced and lubed. 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

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 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

49000 mi Radiator developed leak. New radiator installed - problem repaired. *Replaced bent tie rod. Could have been from major potholes or somehow bent during normal use. Steering wheel buttons were luminated by faded in and out. Replaced lighting system on steering wheel. Issue fixed. 
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. 
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. 
86000 mi

US $450
Replaced A-frames on front end. Bushings worn so replaced entire A-frame on both sides. 
90000 mi

US $210
A plastic PCV type valve got old brittle and cracked. 
101000 mi

US $175
Replaced Left Tie Rod 
104700 mi

US $175
Fuel Door was removed by high pressure car wash and not reusable. A new fuel door was ordered (painted) and replaced. 
113000 mi

US $150
Replaced Ball Joint. 
121000 mi

US $89
Headlight and tail light out 

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

55800 mi

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

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2005 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

33000 mi Installed spring kit occupant weight sensor bracket on passenger airbag. 
52300 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. 
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. 
83000 mi

US $680
Leaking AC condenser was replaced. 
108000 mi Engine was hesitating at acceleration and deceleration. Diagnostics determined that the transmission needed replacement. 
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. 
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. 
138000 mi

US $850
replaced both ball joints and passenger side inner and outer tie rod ends. 
142300 mi Replaced the front struts, rear shocks, and lower control arms. All preventative work, to bring the ride back to like-new conditions. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
154700 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. 
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. 
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. 
166000 mi

US $1000
* Correct entry for September 2013 on exhaust replacement. Repair WAS Successful. Must have fat fingered response. Sorry 
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. 
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). 
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 
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. 
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. 
190000 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. 
147000 mi

US $1400
second transmission replacement in this car. 

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2005 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

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. 
85000 mi

US $250
When shifting into drive, there is a very audible "click" coming from the perceived right front wheel area. 

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2005 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

51000 mi

US $150
Passenger airbag off light comes periodically comes on when someone is sitting in the passenger seat. 
99000 mi

US $1000
Front axles and boots 
113000 mi

US $500
Worn out connections 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 300hp 2.5L I5 6-speed manual AWD

52000 mi

US $287
Tailgate sometimes won't open. Handle fails to unlatch the tailgate.  Driver side heated seat stopped working. New heating unit ordered and replaced. Some stitching of the upholstery was not covered by warranty but the new heating unit was covered.  
52000 mi

US $30
Replaced torn top motor mount. Used aftermarket price with better service life than OEM part. 
55000 mi

US $46
left rear wheel bearing was noisy/failing, was replaced 
61700 mi

US $349
Check Engine Lamp illuminated- New Emission control software installed by dealer (updated SW version), then the CEL remained illuminated, which leads us to problems 2 and 3 of this Service Visit CEL illuminated. After free Software update, the Fuel Evaporative Pump in the emission system was found to be inoperative. Not covered under Emission Warranty nor Extended Warranty. Cost to me: $348.67 CEL illuminated, after free software update the Brake Pedal Position Sensor was found to be inoperative. This was replaced under extended warranty. BRAKE lamp illuminated w/"BRAKE FLUID LOW- SERVICE URGENT" message. Dealer found brake fluid low, but no leak in brake system. Likely fluid is leaking in the Clutch Slave Cyl, but diagnosis would cost over $1100, so filled fluid only for now. 
66000 mi Squealing noise noticed at idle, I assumed it was related to serpentine belt, but unfortunately it was failed clutch Pilot Bearing/Throwout Bearing. Replaced clutch assembly (including still serviceable clutch plate). The day after I got car home from clutch replacement I found puddle under transmission. Returned to dealer. Failed angle gear seal (I feel it was damaged during clutch replacement) but dealer submitted as claim to extended warranty for $397 Transmission was leaking AGAIN, returned to dealer. they cleaned off leaking fluid, added dye to gearbox to find source of leak, told me to return when I see drips on garage floor. Has not started leaking yet. Perhaps filler plug was loose? 
69000 mi "Suspension Setting Service Required" message for 4C electronic suspension. Dealer pulled code for 2 front struts but could not diagnose the exact problem, so after 9 days in shop I collected the car unrepaired (without paying) Clutch replaced 9 months ago after which angle gear oil leak immediately occurred. Now angle gear leaking again. Dealer didn't know why it was leaking but replaced the "crown seal"; told me to take it home and watch fur further leak. 
69000 mi Returned to dealer to continue troubleshooting 4C suspension problem. Diagnosed faulty RF electronic strut. Strut replaced at wholesale cost, with labor split by owner and Volvo Cars NA. 
38000 mi Had fuel pressure sensor changed after check engine light came on--part of recall (known issue) replacement with new sensors paid by Volvo 
40000 mi

US $515
Slave cylinder failed causing clutch to fail. Slave cylinder and whole clutch were replaced. Volvo North America paid for about $2000 of repair, I was responsible for $513. Not a bad deal considering car was out of warranty (in service in Febuary 2004) 
41000 mi

US $50
In for pre-purchase inspection and Volvo tech. noticed something not right with the power steering pump. Had replaced and paid for by Fidelity (FWS) warranty-$50 deductible. 
120000 mi

US $100
Coolant reservoir was leaking and replaced. 
123000 mi

US $5000
clutch slave cylinder started to leak. Replaced clutch and flywheel as a part of the procedure 
136700 mi Replaced lower control arms due to worn bushings. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

131000 mi

US $300
replaced right drive axle account torn boots 
156000 mi

US $1200
replace flexplate and starter account starter bendix spring wore and starter rode on flexplate wearing ring gear. 
167000 mi

US $500
left rear wheel bearing 
67580 mi

€405
The fuel pressure sensor broke. There were recall 181 in United States, but here in Finland car owners don`t have this law to protect us from breakdowns in the street. 
80600 mi

€50
turning limiters were worn out and full turn was noisy, because tires rubbered inner fender on both sides. 
85560 mi

€150
inner tie rod end has wore out. I changed both inner and outer ends on both sides and I did a wheel aligment. 
94240 mi lower ball joint has a play 
95940 mi

€1700
AWD stopped to work. Car was only FWD. The teeth of sleeve which connect the transmission to angle gear were worn out. Also the theet of angel gear were worn. Replaced connection sleeve and angel gear. 
136400 mi sudden death during a long trip driving 
146700 mi

€93
4c chassis needs service. There were one of four level sensor broken. The dealer did not have the spare in stock, so they will call when they get it. 
151280 mi

€85
Steering colum joint was stiff and need to ne replaced. 
60000 mi

US $749
Ignition key was starting to NOT work, i.e., could not turn it. 
60000 mi

US $500
*dup? Ignition key would not turn... had to get a new one (ignition key switch in column). 
68700 mi Fuel tank was leaking around the sending unit. 
73000 mi

US $2700
Front and rear struts replaced and alignment. Decided to have the timing belt done, which is maintenance. Did not expect the strut problem at 78,000 miles. A bit disappointed in the Volvo on this. All wheel drive gear was stripped as was the sleeve. Am becoming very disappointed in this car. That is over $8000.00 in recent repairs with a car that only has a little over 73,000 miles on it....... 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed manual FWD

53000 mi

US $30
Part of plastic bracket holding fuel door spring broke. 
58000 mi

US $45
Boost control solenoid bad -- removed and replaced with new unit. Subtle issue -- only apparent a wide open throttle. 
59000 mi

US $55
Antenna in steering column which reads ECID chip in key went bad. Vehicle was unable to read proper code from key and immobilizer kicked in, preventing engine start. Antenna replaced. 
81000 mi

US $160
Left front wheel bearing failing and creating noise. Replaced. Blower motor power module failure. Fan remained on at all times (even when engine off) and was unresponsive to fan speed dial.  
86000 mi

US $1100
Leaking output seal, oil noted on transmission housing. R&R. Torn tie rod boot. Tie rod rusted underneath boot, so both tie rod and boot replaced. Lower control arm bushings worn, resulting in increased cabin vibrations and rougher ride. R&R. 
95000 mi

US $115
Ball joint allowing excessive vertical play and squeaking when turning or going over bumps. 
97000 mi

US $400
Parking brake shoes delaminated and needed to be replaced. Opted to be proactive and also replace the brake fluid at this time, but the master cylinder failed while the brakes were being bled (Murphy's Law still workS). 
105000 mi

US $200
Window off one of the blocks (block cracked). Block replaced. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 161hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

133920 mi

€100
Found leaking membrane is a vacuum valve when searching for lack-of-power-engine-issues. Valve replaced with a new one, did NOT solve the engine issues to a noticeable degree, but was necessary nontheless. 
134540 mi

€130
AC shop filled aircon last yr but it leaked. When trying to make appointment to get it fixed, shop turned out to be out of business. Another shop checked the aircon: BOTH radiators/evaporators are supposedly shot. >2000$ to repair, so no go. 
153140 mi

€350
Heater from crankcase ventilation defective, bought new, not yet fitted (save on dealer installation-cost). May solve ongoing issue with slow acceleration as this seems to affect vacuum circuit (also destroyed vacuum switch for engine pads) 
153760 mi

€200
Replaced the heater for the return-flow of excess oil into the air-intake system. Changed nothing in how the car behaves. Also changed the rubber fresh air tube it is mounted in (known to get mushy, but old and new were the same stiffness) 
154160 mi Above mentioned NEW crankcase ventilation heater is already defective (oil in electrical plug, functioning properly, as did the old one). Contacted Volvo twice for a response, but they fail to call back although they promised. Above mentioned vacuum engine-pad relay seems to work flawlessly. I was told by Volvo it was broken and had to be replaced. Awaiting comment from the Volvo dealer. 
168020 mi

€700
both control arms front replaced. Rubbers cracked so mandatory replacement.  Also replaced both gaiters left driveshaft. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

40000 mi Auto transmission shift flare. 
47000 mi

US $130
Engine mount, upper rear. 
34000 mi Replaced blown fuse regulating headlight. Also replaced both headlights. I was told this is "standard procedure." Since the bulbs were still good, I asked for them back. They gave them to me. Now I have a spare set! 
76000 mi

US $2050
Major suspension issues: lower front control assembly, front strut assembly, rear shocks, and strut mount bushings. 
96000 mi

US $550
Part of this repair was replacing a previously replaced lower control arm that failed. This, however was a bit less than half of the $550 total for this plus an additional control arm and ball joints. 
106000 mi

US $3400
Transmission failing to shift to third gear, sometimes spinning, sometimes hard downshifting. Shop suggested changing the transmission valve body rather than replacing the whole tranny. Seems to have worked. Control arm bushings shot on front. Replaced. 
112300 mi

US $940
Sludge causing the check engine light to go on. Drained oil and viewed lots of sludge. Removed oil pan, scrubbed and replaced it. Replaced filter, o-ring and sealer. Engine smoother now.  Also replaced right engine mount. 
118000 mi

US $4000
The turbo blew up. The mechanic said he had never seen that much smoke, ever. Had to replace and rebuild. Ugh. 
145000 mi

US $1280
Replaced cracker radiator. Replaced headlamp assembly that had been cracked, allowing water inside and blowing out several successive bulbs. 
152700 mi

US $1300
Computer went down, reporting serious problems when there were none. Replaced the brain and a couple small issues. 
153300 mi

US $313
Broken axle. Replaced with OEM refurbished unit. New was six times the cost with the same warranty! 
160000 mi Turbo seal failed, slow oil leak. Replaced seal. 
161000 mi

US $1720
Throttle unit. Strut mounts 
60000 mi

US $170
Replaced cracked upper engine mount and bushing with an OEM Volvo upper engine mount and bushing. 
61000 mi

US $141
Front button on gearshift broke apart. Dealer had to replace gearshift knob/handle assembly. $90.00 for parts and $50.00 labor. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 134hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

76880 mi

C $300
Left inner and outer tie-rod. Inner tie-rod rusted to outer tierod. Difficult to remove. Performed alignment at shop after self repair. Torque rod at front of transmission had to be replaced. Axle bolts had to be retightened to eliminate ping on acceleration and deceleration. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

61000 mi

US $300
5speed manual transmission difficult to get into and keep in reverse - problem diagnosed as internal to trans and very expensive to repair, car drivable, have deferred repair for now 
68000 mi

US $200
Manual transmission - difficult to get into reverse, dealer diagnosed as an internal trans problem requiring replacing the trans. Problem stabilized. Decided to live with it instead of repairing. Car still has the problem. 
77000 mi

US $2400
5 speed manual trans was difficult to get and keep in reverse. Determined it was an internal trans problem. Opted to have it replaced with a used trans from wrecking yard. Shop swapped transmissions and also replaced clutch and control. 
81000 mi

US $30
Front windshield washer pump - determined not pump itself - some form of electrical problem - not currently resolved 
81700 mi

US $20
Ignition lock froze up without warning - was able to free up after about an hour and have continued to lubricate with graphite. Repaired and working ok now. 
82000 mi

US $519
Check engine light repaired with fuel pres sensor and sw upgrade 
85000 mi

US $727
Purchased new tires and found lower control arm bushings on both sides had failed so had them replaced along with the new tires and alignment 
102300 mi

US $550
Had to have both drive axles replaced as well as a new crankshaft gasket. Also had to replace a faulty power steering line. Had to replace cam seals. 

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2004 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

60760 mi

C $200
Harsh 2nd to 3rd transmission shift, new software installed but did not fix the problem. 
61380 mi Harsh 2nd to 3rd transmission shift, mechanic changed some sort of bearing or piston on top of the tranny, problem fixed, no charge. 
62000 mi

C $5
One sliding block on the front passenger electic window broke. I took the door panel apart and replaced the broken part. 
64480 mi

C $150
Air conditioning not cold, freon recharge + check for leaks. No leaks found. 
74400 mi

C $500
Emergency brake and cable broke during wheel is turning wich cause damages to back plate. 
77500 mi Fixed emergency brake in September 2010, shop forgot to change a spring on the driver side causing the brake to stick a bit. They fixed it no charge. 

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2003 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

99000 mi

US $350
Front roll bar stabilizer strut rattling and replaced. 
125000 mi

US $1200
Started with intermittent SRS message, next intermittent ABS message, then all warning lights, odometer not working. Replaced DIM with reman item, lights still on, then replaced ABS module, lights out. So, what was the real problem, ABS?? 
175000 mi

US $885
Propeller shaft driving rear wheels. Universal joint on end of shaft was worn, leading to vibration. OEM part cost $1200 plus installation. After-market shop got a used one for $600, plus $285 to install. Replaced both tie-rod ends. No symptoms led to this repair, the shop replaced them on their own, much to my dismay. 

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2003 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

105000 mi

US $300
Alternator replaced 
132700 mi

US $250
Heater core leak 
143000 mi

US $40
Changed headlight. 
145000 mi

US $100
Flare 2nd to 3rd 

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2003 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 161hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

161000 mi Tailgate lock malfunctioning 
162000 mi

£680
Clutch master cylinder failure 
163000 mi

£10
Clutch inoperable due to fluid loss 
164000 mi

£85
Clutch fluid loss. Garage replaced plastic union to cure leak. *dupe Clutch fluid loss through damaged pipe. Part replaced to cure problem. 

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2003 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

64000 mi No 4 wheel drive. Splined driveshaft had failed. I have been told by dealer that approx 1 in 5 XC70/XC90's suffer this failure. Volvo's response was...get stuffed!! 
112000 mi Drivers window guides failed causing damage to window regulator unit. Regulator & guides had to be replaced. Most expensive was the regulator unit @ over £200. Dealer was very good with labour costs. 
115000 mi Replace wheel bearing n/s rear hub. Due to fair wear after 115,000 miles. 
150000 mi This was rectified as part of a routine service. The problem was due to a botched repair by a local garage. I though I was saving time and money by using a local garage - I wish now I hadn't! The main dealer rectified the job at no cost! 
161500 mi

£1500
Disc's, pads, parking brakes and suspension parts. Routine replacement of consumable parts after 10 years and 163,000 miles. I regard this as outstanding wear and tear. 
165000 mi

£70
Front RHS coil spring replacement. 
192000 mi

£150
Cambelt tensioner and idler pulley bearings worn. Simple and straightforward repair. Reasonable to expect this after nearly 200,000 miles. 
203000 mi

£1000
Self-levelling rear suspension required changing due to failure of nearside rear unit. Given age and mileage and use of car e.g. towing, load carrying etc., I consider this reasonable wear and tear. 
68000 mi

US $100
Control arm replaced. 
71000 mi

US $300
excessive vibration in front - replaced engine mount. Replaced control arms, strut housings.  Panel display replaced ($1300!) 
75000 mi

US $214
air compressor noisy, replaced under extended warranty 
78000 mi

US $100
transmission very occassionally slips. dealer service identified a software upgrade needed for that problem. 
79000 mi

US $390
Both rear brake calipers replaced 
92000 mi

US $1000
Struts, considerable bounce on bumps, replaced. 
95000 mi

US $400
Tailgate switch/mechanism and rear light relay has to be replaced. Troubleshooting rear light/tailgate light issues took hours 
111000 mi replaced left front axle 
113000 mi rain caused extensive water to collect in front passenger compartment floor. mechanic blew out debris in sunroof drain holes. 
115700 mi

US $200
replaced right front axle 
118000 mi

US $700
Replaced catalytic converter replaced front struts and towers 

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2002 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

151000 mi

US $1200
aftermarket axles front replaced under warranty 2 year Lower right engine mount replaced. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

162300 mi

US $110
All dash gauges and lights work intermitently. Repaired by reflowing solder joints on back of gauge cluster. Purchased solder rework station for repair, no further cost. Hood release cable replaced. Cable broke at interior handel. 
167000 mi

US $163
Check engine light. Read fault code as misfire cyl #3. Faulty coil pack. Replaced coil pack, problem resolved (purchased code reader $99 and new coil pack $64). 
168000 mi

US $45
Cyl 4 coil pack failed. Replaced with new. 
168000 mi

US $500
Broken coil spring. Replaced front coil springs, strut mounts and bearings. Rear passenger side wheel bearing replaced. Sent out insturment panel out to be rebuilt. Complete failure of all gauges. 
172000 mi

US $600
Rear coil springs. Needed to level car after replacing front coils. Replaced power steering pump and tensioner pulley. Assumed was cause of engine whine. Did not fix noise. Replaced leakey power steering supply hose. Replaced upper and lower engine torque mounts. Reduced engine vibration and hard shifting. Replaced passenger side driveshaft due to ripped cv boot. Replacement fixed vibration under acceleration. 
92000 mi

US $280
After bought car we noticed a slight wobble, the problem was diagnosed by 3 mechanics and finally successfully repaired by the third. Driver side axle needed replaced, inner CV joint was damaged by previous owner. 
98000 mi

US $105
The passenger side drive axle was wobbling. We ordered a new axle online and my husband installed with no problem. Scary part was that the old axle fell apart into 2 pieces once it was removed. I'm glad this didn't happen on the road. 
102000 mi

US $85
Needed a new drive axle and AutoZone sold my husband the wrong one the first time and it failed when i was turning into a parking spot b/c it was too short. The correct one was installed by a local mechanic and it is driving fine now. 
108000 mi

US $40
The transmission stabilizer bar bushings were completely worn out. We ordered the part online for $40 and my husband replaced it in 20 minutes. 
156000 mi

US $1500
car needed a number of repairs:tie rods,brakes,timing belt,fuel filter 
168700 mi

US $248
Spark plugs fouled by unknown oil leak, #4 plug miss firing, replaced all plugs, cleaned up all oil, too expensive to replace all engine gaskets, car running strong and well. 
173000 mi

US $300
broken front axle, replaced 
179700 mi

US $200
driver window no longer works, cost of new computer chip to fix a whole lot of $$. tailgate will no longer unlock,car won"t pass inspection in Virginia, too expensive to repair 
181000 mi ABS/TC needed high dollar repair 
142300 mi

US $300
Tried to get alignment and found inner and outer tie rods needed replacing. 
147000 mi

US $300
Wheel bearing on right side making noise so replaced both bearings 
168300 mi

US $1200
calipers needed work. hard shifting. Transmission fluid changed. 
84320 mi

C $100
*Transmission Fluid Flush - follow-up to complete via drain and fill method. 
112220 mi

C $1000
Replaced struts/shocks/springs/spring mounts. One front spring cracked at bottom mount location 
117800 mi

C $100
Replacement of all vacuum line and turbo hoses. Replaced worn OEM with silicone for longer life. 
122140 mi

C $150
Replaced RR caliper to correct severe sticking Siren module non-replaceable batteries worn out after 8 years. Module replaced with used one that is actually worse than original. Owner will attempt to repair original with custom battery pack. Volvo really screwed up on this design. 
123380 mi

C $10
Repaired original siren module myself by cutting it open and replacing the NiMH batteries that had died. OEM cost to replace module $200+, my cost to replace batteries $10. Ridiculous design! 
130200 mi

C $150
Left front wheel bearing replaced 
130200 mi

C $70
DIM (Driver Instrument Module) failed resulting in no speedo, tach, etc. Replaced with used since dealer cost would be $1000 new. Still have SRS light on, but at least car is drivable. Coolant tank and cap replaced due to cracked tank at outlet. 
184140 mi

C $275
Gear selection sensor failed. car would not go into gear without throwing a CEL (P0705) and going into "Limp Home" mode.  
187240 mi

C $250
Lower ball joint needed replaced. New control arms/bushings/and ball joint on remaining side. 
192800 mi Bad shifting. Transmission required recalibration 
194060 mi

C $150
Replaced upper strut mounts and plates due to worn bearings 
201240 mi

C $150
Failed halfshaft. Replaced with rebuilt. 
202740 mi

C $75
Exhaust cracked just behind resonator. Resonator was damaged so that was removed and straight pipe used to repair. 
206460 mi

C $150
Replaced upper and lower right motor mounts 
208940 mi

C $300
Replaced steering pump due to bearings going out. Also required control arm bushings and ball joint on drivers side due to road damage (thanks to poor road maintenance this winter) and all sway bar links to be replaced. 
210180 mi

C $80
Replaced alternator over-run pulley due to worn clutch mechanism. Wear caused a rattle at idle; fully corrected with replacement. 
211420 mi

C $40
Pipe cracked at join between converter and intermediate pipe. Crack welded up. 
212020 mi

C $60
Steering rack fluid lines, made of steel unlike brake lines, rusted causing pinhole leaks to develop. Volvo does not stock replacement lines so bent and installed lines myself for $30 instead of having to buy rebuilt rack for hundreds. 
212660 mi

C $500
Replaced exhaust system from the cat to the rear. Original finally blew out the packing from the rear muffler. 
215100 mi

C $200
Replaced right front wheel bearing and reluctor ring 
215760 mi

C $50
Left headlamp wiper motor unit seized (nylon gear in gearbox). Replaced with used motor unit 
222320 mi

C $450
Replaced alternator due to completely worn brushes and shorted diode pack 
223820 mi

C $20
Replaced two broken latches on airbox. Funky design. Probably forced at some point, marginal when I got the car. They still held the lid down for 200k miles. 
227540 mi

C $70
Hangers on Converter rusted away requiring a repair to re-weld hangers back onto the converter/headpipe 
230320 mi

C $40
Replaced power steering tank due to worn filler neck and cap which were leaking. 
230640 mi

C $300
Replaced lower steering shaft due to worn U-joint Replaced both front struts and sway bar end links due to accelerated wear caused by bad roads (winter damaged) Replaced upper and lower engine torque mounts due to accelerated wear caused by rough, winter-damaged roads Replaced front sway bar bushings with poly replacements. 
232500 mi

C $100
Replaced LH front halfshaft under warranty due to noise from inner CV. Replaced LH front ball joint due to wear 
236840 mi

C $70
2 year-old OEM (Walker-made) rear muffler needed inlet pipe and tailpipe replaced as both had developed holes due to rust. Material was thinner than factory-installed system. Replacement exhaust only good for 2 years? 
238700 mi

C $25
Middle pipe hanger failed after rust-caused crack. Also added intermediate pipe hanger to spread the weight of the system along the pipe rather than just at the header and at the rear muffler. 
241180 mi Sea air and rough roads were the ultimate causes of the exhaust pipe problems previously reported. Solution was to replace the whole system again after only 3 years. Salt air got to multiple welds causing them to fail on Walker system 
242420 mi

C $75
Turbo oil supply pipe rusted through causing oil leak. *d Turbo oil feed line rusted thru 
87000 mi Air conditioning worked intermittantly. System was diagnosed as not holding adequate pressure. Passenger side mirror goes to default position (upwards). Diagnosis was that mirror may be incorrect one and/or may be software issue. ($100 estimate for software installation.) *Nail in tire. Will take it to tire shop. 
90000 mi

US $820
Steering fluid reservoir was leaking. New reservoir, hoses and clamps were installed.  
94000 mi

US $4600
Transmission failed and was replaced with a re-manufactured one. 
94000 mi

US $80
Emergency brake had parts that were loose. These were repaired. 
232000 mi

US $80
upper torque motor mount bushing was worn 
233000 mi

US $190
Small leak on transmission around seal to front axle 
239300 mi

US $4
Hose connections on the ABS vacuum line were leaking. Caused "limp mode" to go into effect limiting speed and shifting above 3rd gear. 
248000 mi

US $34
Check engine light. Code P442 Evaporative Emission Control. Replaced faulty gas cap. 
251000 mi

US $600
Replaced leaking seals in transaxle, rear wheel drive transfer. Replaced leaking seals in power steering. 
263000 mi

US $800
Rough shifting from 3rd to 4th and 4th to 5th Sometimes from 2nd to 1st. Replaced motor mounts. Multiple bounces after going over a bump. Replaced shocks. 
265000 mi

US $20
Dip stick occasionally popped out of position. Seal was old and worn. Replaced dip stick with new one 
266700 mi

US $460
replaced alternator replaced turbocharger hose 
272000 mi rough shifting from park or reverse 
272000 mi

US $1000
Electronic Valve Control for fuel intake failed 
275000 mi

US $8
Leaky hose in ABS triggered brake failure alarm 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

82000 mi

US $800
Sealed transmission leak. Replaced rear hatch struts. Intercooler hose replaced. 
97300 mi

US $145
A/C needed flushing and recharging, after almost ten years of use. 
100000 mi

US $450
Left front engine mount broken and replaced. 
109000 mi

US $865
Replaced defective cooling fan and module. 
114000 mi

US $125
Transmission needs replacing, along with the front half shafts. Cost will be $9500+, for a car worth $4500. Declined work and will nurse the car along. 
123000 mi

US $185
The sunroof drain line was clogged, causing water to pool on the passenger floor when it rained or I went to the car wash. 
132000 mi

US $9500
Replace transmission, half shafts, engine mounts, upper strut mount. Tuneup. 
142000 mi transmission failure (unable to go in reverse) car under lifetime trans warranty. shop said they were unable to get a transmission for an 02 V70XC, offered me trade in value of this car w/trans working a lousy $ 1500.. 
86800 mi

A $1100
transmission was intermittently hesitating and shifting harshly. mechanic flushed and replaced fluid, which was quite dirty. 
130000 mi Drain tranmission 
95300 mi

US $300
The car wouldn't shift properly and would jerk when it tried to shift. The shop diagnosed that the transmission was going out and put a new transmission in. 
107000 mi

US $515
There was an oil leak because of two bad cam seals. The cam seals were replaced. Timing belt was in bad shape so it was replaced and so was the water pump. 
114000 mi

US $175
Car was jerking when accelerating to speeds 50 to 60mph. Check engine light was flashing. Performance check was performed and codes read. Coil pack 5 was misfiring. Part was replaced. 
117000 mi

US $100
Car was smoking underneath the hood once it was parked and then caught fire. Front end was engulfed in flames. Fire department had to put out the fire. Complete loss. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

97000 mi

US $25
Fuel door hinge replaced. 
107000 mi

US $688
Replaced leaking power steering reservoir. 
111000 mi

US $400
Evap canister clogged,evap hoses starting to crack. Replaced valve and two hoses. 
118300 mi

US $29
LH low beam socket broken. Wired in new socket 
119000 mi

US $300
motor mount "sagging" Motor mount replaced. 
123000 mi

US $558
Ignition lock bound up internally,replaced lock cylinder. Note same problem occurred three years ago while under extended warranty. 
146000 mi

US $1452
Instrument cluster goes dead.Will come back when hitting a bump in road.Scanned for fault codes.Found DIM has internal fault,requires replacement.New instrument cluster,software downloaded 
151000 mi

US $225
R&R bent suspension stay right rear. Shop says common with this model year, they keep the part in stock. Perform 4 wheel alignment due to replacement. 
159000 mi

US $276
front brake hoses cracked. R&R hoses, bleed brake system, road test, recheck for leaks. 
168000 mi

US $440
Voltage regulator failed. Replaced. Wife was at the store, and on the 1/2 mile drive home it "started running really bad." 
169000 mi

US $524
Alternator clutch pulley bearing failed, destroyed serpentine belt. Replaces serpentine belt,acc.belt tensioner,alternator pulley. 
174000 mi

US $299
remove right front wheel and axle.Remove damaged grease boot,grease,install new protective boot,reinstall axle and wheel 
117000 mi Timing belt and water pump. 
118000 mi

US $50
Check engine light came on after initial timing belt installation. Reset light and re-adjusted timing. 
130000 mi

US $276
check engine light was on---replaced CVVT solenoid replaced thermostat 
133700 mi

US $217
Replaced right front axle 
142000 mi

US $568
Replaced the oil trap. The car was making a loud whining noise behind the intake manifold. Repair cost included a computer scan that cost $90 
160000 mi

US $40
Replace broken hood latch cable 
162000 mi

US $290
Emission, replaced "J" hose, $178 
182000 mi

US $85
Check engine light on. Error P0068 and P0171. Mechanic cleaned Mass Air Flow sensor and codes went away. 
185000 mi

US $250
New coil 
197000 mi

US $200
One New Coil 
200000 mi

US $250
second coil went out. Also changed plugs 
208000 mi

US $100
Replace O2 sensor 
210000 mi

US $117
Replace Throttle Body. Error Code P1026. Bought used on eBay and had mechanic install. 

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2002 Volvo V70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

90000 mi

US $7000
Transmission went out and was replaced. It continues to have problems and the repair caused two more problems that had to be repaired. 
98000 mi

US $300
Car was taken in for the window motor to be looked at. Mechanic said radiator needed to be replaced and was about to cause the engine to seize up. Repair would have cost $1400. window would not roll up. Cost $300 to be repaired. 

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2001 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

114080 mi

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

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

138000 mi

US $200
replace passenger side drive axle 
144000 mi

US $250
radiator leak 
155000 mi

US $300
DTC code P1332, failed exhaust solenoid valve leaking engine seals 
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. 
138500 mi

US $580
Replaced the water pump, the freeze plug was leaking. 
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. 
147000 mi

US $100
Replace entire CV axle. 
176000 mi

US $10
Turbo boost sensor (code 236). R&R Heater core O-ring leaked 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed manual FWD

137000 mi

US $1200
Air conditioning intermittent, compressor clutch disengages when hot. **RF fog lamp lens cracked **RF headlamp has stone chip. First ordered lamp arrived broken 
139000 mi

US $419
**Headlamp replacement; MK: not reportable because damage caused by collision with another object (stone chip) 
149000 mi

US $520
Front suspension noise. Both front strut mounts had failed. 
176000 mi

US $1100
Rear shocks weak Brake pedal position sensor failed Front left swaybar end link loose Purge valve leaking 
200000 mi

US $45
Car threw a code, traced to MAF sensor. Intermittent turn signal. 
202000 mi

US $1600
RF brake hose split Axle boot split, axle was dry, replaced axle shaft Lower control arm bushings worn 
217000 mi

US $100
Throttle body intake hose disconnectd 
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. 
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. 
251000 mi

US $450
Right front wheel hub and bearing noisy, Repair and replace hub and bearing assembly. 
264000 mi

US $90
Boost was coming on late, power was down slightly. Replaced turbocharger control valve, issues resolved. 
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 
267000 mi

US $250
Replace ignition coils 
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. 
279000 mi

US $700
Lower control arm bushings split LF RF, replace lower control arms with new control arms with upgraded bushings. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

154000 mi

US $325
Rear right wheel bearing replaced Persistent noise from rear end wheel axels 
158000 mi

US $32
Check engine light. Told to run gas without ethanol. 
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. 
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 
169700 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. 
177000 mi

US $250
Replaced oil trap and clean entire system. 
178500 mi Turbo drain back tube leaking. 
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. 
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. 
181000 mi

US $88
Evap Hose needed repair 
181000 mi

US $598
Radiator replaced 
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. 
182000 mi

US $200
Oil leak, replaced oil seal and downloaded software for ETM. 
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 
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. 
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 
77000 mi

US $270
Missing, running rough. Suspected bad ignition coils since my other car, identical to this one, had this problem this year. 
82300 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. 
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. 
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. 
86500 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. 
87000 mi

US $427
Previous repair shop tore C/V joint boots. $426.50. 
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. 
96000 mi

US $580
Front Oxygen sensor, not working properly for several months. Check engine light on. Running rough at times. *d oxygen sensor 
98000 mi

US $900
Radiator leak. Replace Radiator with new 
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. 
77000 mi

US $600
Sway bar links worn and noisy. Front A-frame bushings cracked at disintegrating. 
90700 mi

US $240
spring tower end plate, center sleeve came loose 
93500 mi

US $1000
Cracked ignition coils, all 5 replaced. Crankcase ventilation system gummed up, replaced. 
96000 mi

US $100
Bushings, right front lower suspension. Shaking during acceleration horn and lower beams not working. 
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. 
100000 mi

US $620
Fuel level sensor failed. Part not stocked by dealer. 
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. 
150000 mi

US $452
Replaced air flow meter. (I hope I noted this correctly in the system section above) 
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. 
157000 mi

US $600
Left rear wheel bearing unit was replaced. 
160000 mi replaced two rear inner tie rod ends; also four tires and alignment, $1037 total. 
165000 mi

US $20
replaced one low beam headlight 
171000 mi

US $65
Center hanger of exhaust had fallen off. Was welded back on. 
187000 mi

US $2000
needed to repair/replace an axle 
204000 mi

US $2219
broken front right coil spring -- replaced both front struts and springs and mounting plate rear brakes frozen with rust caliper 
85000 mi

US $2
Rear driver side marker light bulb failed. 
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. 
90000 mi

US $2
Passenger side brake light bulb failed. Replaced bulb (Osram 7506L). 
94000 mi

US $1316
Exhaust manifold gasket replaced, emissions test (passed) Thermostat replaced, antifreeze replaced. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
148000 mi

US $700
Rear shocks replaced. Four-wheel alignment performed. 
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. 
156500 mi

US $60
Car was running rough, intermittent no-start. Scanned and found code for turbo control valve. Replaced valve with new one. 
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. 
164000 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). 
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. 
183300 mi

US $167
Replaced brake booster due to vacuum seal failure 
184700 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 
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. 
97000 mi

US $100
Had to replace Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror. Mirror would not dim. 
104000 mi

US $100
Replaced left front wheel bearing inner and outer tie rod ends loose 
133000 mi replace tie rod ends 
150000 mi

US $650
Hole in radiator. Replace radiator. 
144000 mi Sway bar end links replaced. Transmission mount replaced. 
145000 mi

US $250
Front right CV joint. Right and left sway endlinks. 
150000 mi

US $500
Replaced Struts/Shocks/Control Arms/Ball Joints 
95000 mi

US $115
Hesitation, lack of power on take off. Bad Shaft pos actuator, timing. Replaced CVVT solenoid 
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. 
108000 mi

US $250
alternator replaced 
108500 mi

US $60
Engine misfire, code indicated cylinder 3 misfire, replaced coil for cylinder 3. Easy fix. 
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. 
121000 mi

US $700
Cracked spring in front strut. Replaced both front struts and lower ball joints at same time 
126000 mi

US $300
No start. bad connection at starter, cleaned and replaced starter also. 
126700 mi

US $75
Trans service light on, trans not shifting right, as if in limp mode. Removed / cleaned control module plug contacts. 
131000 mi

US $175
Lower engine mount 
133000 mi

US $85
Upper engine mount 
138500 mi

US $180
Replace control arm bushings. 
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. 
143000 mi

US $360
Replaced left rear wheel bearing. 
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. 
149700 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. 
153000 mi

US $10
Turbo oil return gasket 
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. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

150000 mi

US $2000
Frozen e-brake scrambled driver's rear knuckle (wheel hub mount) Knuckle replaced along with all e-brake components. 
173700 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. 
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. 
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!). 
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 
101060 mi

C $5500
valves clattering, pvc hose blocked, leaking Transmission slipping becoming increasingly severe, cannot accelerate rapidly at all, replacement required est cost installed C$5K. Then transmission died. *dup transmission died. 
136500 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).  
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. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

46000 mi engine cooling fan has not been working properly 
48000 mi a/c r134a leak; source of leak not yet identified therefore no a/c in extreme summer heat; 
48000 mi ABS BRAKE SERVICE WARNING LIGHTS COME ON INTERMITTANTLY , USUALLY ON HOT DAYS, OR WHILE DRIVING ON BUMPY ROADS 
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. 
49500 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 
51500 mi Replaced Battery; also needs alternator replaced. 
52000 mi

US $250
Alternator stopped charging battery - received low battery voltage warning. Replaced Alternator. Now runs fine. 
52000 mi

US $200
abs front speed sensor failed. parts ordered. 
52000 mi abs wheel speed sensors needed cleaning. 
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... 
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 
54000 mi shock mount failing, living with problem for now. 
58000 mi

US $100
engine mount & transmission mounts replaced 
58000 mi

US $95
replaced strut mount - part had failed 
58000 mi

US $75
replaced both inner tie rods - too much play 
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. 
66000 mi

US $28
CHANGED TRANSMISSION FLUID AGAIN. (REPLACEMENT OF 1/2 OF FLUID PER CHANGE) TO AVOID PRE-EXISTING TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. 
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 
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. 
68000 mi Transmission service required msg: Since cold weather, no adverse conditions noted except when driving in local traffic stop and go. 
70000 mi

US $80
replaced temp sensor. it failed again. 
73000 mi NO OIL PRESSURE AT IDLE 
74000 mi LOW OIL PRESSURE / NO OIL PRESSURE AT IDLE 
76000 mi NO OIL PRESSURE AT IDLE - INTERMITTENT . 
77000 mi NO OIL PRESSURE - INTERMITTENT 
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. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

100000 mi

US $2100
steering fluid losses front axle replacement. 
142000 mi Catalytic Converter (?) Low Emission Efficiency, Intake Valve Circuit. Estimate of $2,300. Decided not to repair. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

126000 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. 
127000 mi

US $100
Replace driver side inner tie rod. Also put winter tires on. 
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 
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. 
140000 mi

US $150
TCU software upgrade to get rid of the 'stop neutral' "feature" due to erratic shifting. Full transmission flush. 
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. 
93700 mi

US $350
O2 replacement to correct check engine light 
99000 mi

US $500
Car did limp home mode. Throttle body replaced with Xemodex life time guarantee. Anticipate MAF next. 
106000 mi

US $340
strut plate cracked - replaced struts and plates 
107300 mi throttle body issues again but under warranty. 
114000 mi

US $500
Canister vapor turnoff - had caused engine service required light to come on 
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. 
129300 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. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

121700 mi

US $4500
Forward gear was gone. Repaired car, then sold it.  
115000 mi shift flares in lower gears previous owner had paid for software download too expensive to replace transmission 
168000 mi

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

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

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.  
84000 mi

US $250
Transmission shifting roughly. Dealer flushed transmission and reprogrammed ECU 
96000 mi

US $100
Mass air flow meter needed cleaning. 
99000 mi

US $775
Replaced Alternator 
47500 mi

US $800
engine mount control arm bushings 
48000 mi

US $800
replaced alternator and battery 
49000 mi passenger side airbag module failure 
51700 mi

US $350
inner & outer tie rods replaced 
53000 mi when cold, auto transmission stuck in 'park'; hard downshifts and upshifts very difficult to remove key from ignition 
83000 mi

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

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

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

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

63240 mi

$100
Top engine mount 
64480 mi

$300
Right drive shaft axle broke. Right side lower control arm bushing replaced  
69440 mi

$300
Shock absorbers front Lower engine mount 

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2000 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

99040 mi

C $150
Software update 
99820 mi

C $1000
Lots of repairs due to neglected vehicle, including alternator, brakes,  engine mount, electrical/electronic issues,  transmission. Maintenance items. All good now. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 261hp 2.3L I5 4-speed automatic AWD

119000 mi

US $60
Cooling system thermostat failed shut. 
136000 mi

US $150
Aisin Warner AW55-51SN Automatic Transmission shifting erractically and clunking between gears and in/out of park. Replaced valve body. Shifting is much improved; still a bit of clunking. Front suspension Strut Mount Top rubber seats both failed - rubber around metal bushing failed. Happens about every three years....also replaced sway bar end links since the last two times they were also bad. 
137000 mi

US $22
Coolant Expansion Tank lower hose failed -- leaking badly. Replaced hose. 
137000 mi

US $100
Coolant reservoir tank outlet flange failed (plastic too old?). New hose would not maintain a seal. Replaced tank. 

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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 190hp 2.4L I5 4-speed automatic FWD

125000 mi both front cv bushes changed for new ones 

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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 190hp 2.4L I5 4-speed automatic AWD

126000 mi

US $1800
Drive shaft was broken where it meets the angle gear. While in shop, the main suspension parts were replaced as well. Struts, shocks were replaced as the car was noticeably getting more bouncy on bumps and swayed more around corners. This is the first suspension job in the 9 years of the car's life. 
132000 mi I replaced the steering inner and outer tie rods myself then took the car in for an alignment. 
142000 mi

US $350
I replaced my front CV Axles. No shop, I did the work myself in about an hour. 
140000 mi

US $150
transfer case was broken; removed rear driveshaft to convert to FWD 
110000 mi

US $1200
Cracked coolant reservoir causing slow loss of coolant *2-08: In Sept. 2007, fuel pump began to intermittently fail. As the pump is inside the fuel tank and the drive line and some suspension components need to be removed to access the tank parts it is a slow and expensive process. Also pump is expensive.  
119000 mi "u-joint noise" in driveline. Shop removed angel gear and prop shaft for rear AWD car running as FWD only awaiting parts and resolution 
122000 mi

US $250
Car has a design flaw. With factory roof rack rain water pools along trim above drivers door.When drivers electric window is opened in inclement weather, water drips onto window switch panel in door arm rest. Durable though, lasted 9 yrs and 120Kmiles! 
123000 mi

US $120
Power steering fluid line was leaking at the return flange on the power steering rack. Tightened fitting, topped off reservoir and drove away. Leak was severe enough that fluid had to be added @ 20 mile intervals en route to shop. 
132000 mi

US $300
Replaced faulty window switch previously replaced at 120K +/- 
142000 mi

US $250
Remote locking acting up. Front passenger door intermittently will not close without 10 or more clicks on remote, drivers door requires key from time to time (remote will not open) Ordered parts. 
142500 mi

US $600
Multiple spark plug mounted Bosch ignition "magentos" replaced 
143000 mi Radiator tank cracked allowing slow loss of coolant. Shop says this is common problem w/this system after 10 yrs or so. Consider 10 yrs of trouble free cooling better than average service life for radiatiors in high corrosion area (Hawaii) 
145000 mi

US $900
Ball joints/Tie rod ends worn. after 11 yrs and 150KMiles pretty good service. Installed door actuator, which was not the correct part. Resolved with a mechanical adjustment. 
146000 mi

US $700
Leaking front strut/shock. Replaced.  
152000 mi

US $150
Replaced lock module on passenger door--door window/lock controller in the armrest. Starter relay replaced 
158000 mi power locks on two doors failing, only work intermittently. Diagnosed, ordered part. 
163000 mi

US $90
transmission hose line replacement 
175000 mi Reverse gear went out and then all forward gears. Too costly to repair time to junk it. First Volvo of the past 19 Volvo's that my family and I have had to junk. I usually sell them prior to things going completely south. 
106000 mi

US $750
Leaking radiator replaced. 
107000 mi

US $230
Replaced inner tie rod 
112000 mi

US $615
Replaced broken shiftlock button on gear shift selector. Rear tailgate anchor clips. Torn upper engine mount. Sway bar end link. 
112500 mi

US $690
Replaced broken driver's side front axle shaft. 
113000 mi

US $680
Replaced engine coolant sensor and thermostat Replaced rear window washer pump 
115000 mi

US $430
Replaced torn left front upper strut mount;  adjusted parking brake; replaced right low beam headlamp. 
118300 mi

US $1713
Replaced heater core. Replaced left front brake caliper (seized), both front brake hoses, front pads, rotors. Replaced left outer tie-rod. 
122000 mi

US $318
Right headlight assembly reflective coating deteriorated; would not pass inspection without repair. 
139000 mi

US $400
Replaced cam adjust solenoid and spark plug coil. 
152000 mi

US $625
ETS light on.Car went into "limp home" mode.Towed to Volvo dealer.Scanned with computer & said it was battery cable problem although other fault codes pointed to Elect. Throttle Mod.(which was under warranty).Replaced 1 battery cable myself.Prob.not fixed 2nd trip in a week for Electronic Throttle Module problem.Dealer said it was bad battery cables and replaced 2 for $576. ETM under warranty but they refuse to replace. Picked up car and broke down again the next day. Volvo dealer wanted to perform ETM cleaning ($550)and then replace PVC ($600) before replacing ETM under warranty. I removed the ETM myself and had it rebuilt by firm in Colorado for $600 plus shipping. Replaced it,problem solved. Not happy with Volvo. 
153000 mi

US $75
Replaced broken (worn out) upper motor mount 
158000 mi

US $500
Drive shaft to rear wheel had a bad CV Joint that was making a lot of noise and needed to be replaced. Part was $280 + labor $220. 
160300 mi

US $5000
Transmission died. $2,600 for a reman from Volvo. $2,000 labor. 
162000 mi

US $3800
Transmission went out. Install rebuilt transmission. Replace motor mounts. Replace tie rod ends. 
162000 mi

US $140
ETS light came on. Dealer recommended replacing ETM unit. I diagnosed low voltage to ETM. Possibly needing new generator.... Noise coming from front rt. wheel area. Dealer rec. replacing struts and ball joint. 
165300 mi

US $130
Coolant needed to be added frequently. Smelled antifreeze when heater turned on. Found leaked antifreeze under driver & passenger floor mats. Replaced heater core. 
166000 mi

US $70
Thermostat and Coolant Temp Sensor failed. Replaced both. 
179000 mi

US $500
Car runs rough. check engine light came on. gave codes for throttle position sensor 
104000 mi

US $148
car needed a viscous coupling, Part was $1400.00. Had them take out the rear drive shaft?...turned into a front wheel drive instead of AWD...car works great and it cost $148.00  
106000 mi

US $148
car needs a new rear seal to stop oil leak and later, I'm told, probably a new head gasket 

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2000 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

162-horsepower 2.4L I5 4-speed automatic FWD

116000 mi

US $550
Power steering pump replaced. 
120000 mi

US $100
Automatic transmission - Rough gear shifts  
122000 mi

US $216
Check engine light came on. Cause was an evaporator hose leak and R&R canister shut-off valve malfunction. Hose and shut-off valve replaced. Automatic transmission was jumping into gear. Auto Transmission fluid was replaced. 
127000 mi

US $852
RHR suspension anchor replaced RH rear muffler hanger replaced RH front brake hose torn. Hose replaced. RPMs dipped when coming to a stop. Throttle body cleaned. Transmission jumping/lurching when up shifting & downshifting after 30 min of driving. Transmission fluid replaced. Problem reduced, not eliminated. 
129000 mi

US $150
ETS light on intermittently, codes checked did not indicate ETS issue but did report faulty brake pedal switch. Switch replaced, ETS light continues to come on intermittently every 2-3 days. 
136000 mi

US $800
Rear brake caliper seized. Caliper and rear rotors replaced. Front brake hose leak found. Hose was replaced. Pinhole leak in coolant bottle. Coolant bottle replaced. Small coolant leak found in heater core. No action taken. 
143000 mi

US $105
Secure loose knee panel under steering wheel Diagnose intermittent ETS light. Scanner error code indicated faulty brake booster sensor 
150700 mi

US $500
Heater fan and resistor replaced 
154700 mi

US $200
Drivers side window switch failed, replaced. 
158000 mi

US $400
Brake booster switch failed, replaced Positive battery cable, alternator cable deteriorating, replaced 
165300 mi

US $322
Inner tie rod failed inspection 
168000 mi

US $894
O2 sensor failed, replaced. Driver's door stop broken and replaced. 
145000 mi

US $70
Sensor wire came off the starter causing car not to start. Reattached. 
146000 mi

US $85
*duplicate Sensor wire to starter motor came loose. Stuck brake caliper. Replaced caliper with rebuilt one. Broken motor mount replaced. 
152000 mi

US $135
replaced leaking heater core replace thermostat 
158000 mi

US $410
replaced AWD drive shaft 

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2000 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

163000 mi

US $3500
Transmission had to be rebuilt 
178000 mi

US $200
AWD drivetrain worn out. shop removed from car (now a FWD car). 
178000 mi Over $10k of pending repairs when I junked it...catalytic converter, oxygen sensor, etc. leaky sunroof Needed new alternator. Needed new fuel pump. Short in radio. 

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1999 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

206000 mi lost reverse 
125000 mi no reverse 
127000 mi

US $3000
Burnt exhaust valve- rebuild head 
130000 mi

US $120
Left lower control arm bearing shot. Replaced both lower control arms 
135000 mi

US $400
carrier bearing for rear drive shaft failed. replaced drive shaft 
136000 mi car running rough. replaced 2 obviously bad ignition coils.  car ran good for two weeks. now wont start. ordered 2 more coils. shop replaced one last year. this will make 5 new coils in a year. 
122000 mi AWD drive shaft replaced/started with rattling U-joint 
126000 mi Both front axles were bad 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

104160 mi

C $700
Exhaust canisters and valves replaced 
109400 mi

C $150
Turbo leaking oil  
110360 mi Faulty ABS module. Bought rebuilt module and installed by owner. 
119500 mi

C $300
Replace radiator and radiator hoses 
133620 mi

C $300
Tie rod worn. Misalignment 
136400 mi

C $400
Misalignment, worn tie rod 
146940 mi

C $600
Driveshaft replacement 
152520 mi

C $2500
Spring seat worn Shocks replaced Rear brake lines rusted 
120000 mi

US $500
Replaced right lower control arm and left tie rod end. Alignment performed (broken suspension caused bad alignment). New tires mounted and balanced (bad alignment caused poor tire wear).  
125000 mi

US $1600
Replaced driveshaft (propshaft) from transfer case to read differential. 
133700 mi

US $20
Wiring loom to the tailgate had multiple broken wires from the opening and closing of the tailgate. Wiring repaired by owner and routed in a way that would mitigate a recurrence of the problem. 
137000 mi

US $65
Heater core failed and began leaking. Replaced heater core and flushed all coolant. 
137700 mi

US $20
replaced thermostat 
140300 mi

US $240
Replaced rear driver's-side seat belt latch assembly Exhaust pipe broke free at turbo flange. Repaired by welding flange back to pipe and refitting to turbo. 
141000 mi

US $53
Replaced upper engine mount 
146700 mi

US $160
Alternator/regulator ceased to provide sufficient current. Replaced. 
148000 mi

US $25
CVVT problem triggered Check Engine light. Cleaned CVVT solenoid and replaced CVVT gasket. 
152000 mi

US $65
Downpipe joint to turbo flange was leaking significantly. Repaired by welding a bead around the joint. 
153700 mi

US $294
PCV system clogged, causing excessive oil pressure. Replaced all components of PCV system. Also replaced oil dipstick accidentally broken during PCV repair. 
110000 mi Transmission fluid leaking slowly from 1st solenoid, the car shifted at low RPMs and small ATF spots appeared below the car after sitting for an extended period of time. 
93000 mi

US $600
The starter went out. Had dealership replace starter but had flywheel replaced elsewhere. Had the flywheel replaced (which was damaged from my starter). 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic AWD

223000 mi

US $358
Automatic gear selector went out. Matthew Volvo Forum told me how to fix it. 
229000 mi Currently needs a cv joint or a drive shaft. Not sure when will fix it. 
230000 mi

US $250
Not sure exactly, but changed it to 2WD and the knocking went away. It still needs a new drive train. But is working fine as a 2WD vehicle. 
241500 mi

US $250
Left inner tie rod needed replacing. 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

108000 mi

US $50
Battery was repeatedly dead in morning, along with Radiator fan still running with car turned off and Engine Temp. sensor staying too low. Read online that it was typically the Engine Coolant Temp Sensor and the Thermostat, so I replaced them. 
109000 mi

US $100
Brake pedal was very soft and traveled too far on first press. After that it would firm up. Mechanic was not able to find any leaks, but after flushing brake fluid and refilling it, the brakes are normal again. 
109000 mi

US $600
Both Lower Control Arms/Ball Joints were bad and needed to be replaced.  Replaced Left Outer CV Joint Boot (it was torn). 
120000 mi

US $66
Brake Light Sensor broke, so when you hit the brakes your brakes lights didn't come on at all. Not safe to drive, we almost had people rear end us because of it. Replaced the switch with a few hours labor (hard to get at it). 
123000 mi

US $225
rear passenger side window wouldn't go back up. Switches had failed. Replaced the entire driver's window and lock switch module and that fixed it. 

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1999 Volvo V70 4-door

4-cylinder automatic AWD

116000 mi

US $4500
Check engine light came on. Solenoid was failing in transmission and there were problems shifting from 3rd to 4th. Replaced with recovered transmission. Loss of compression in 2 cylinders. Replaced engine with recovered engine. 
117000 mi Crack in coolant tank, leaking coolant. Tank replaced. 
120300 mi

US $600
Cracked radiator replaced 
128000 mi

US $2400
A/C leaking. Parts replaced. 
141700 mi Transmission slipping. Transmission replaced under warranty, as it had been replaced 20k miles previously. 
148000 mi

US $800
Front offside tie-rod replaced. 
148700 mi

US $750
Alternator dead, needed replacing 

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1998 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

165000 mi

US $83
*dup rear wiper pump replaced frozen right front caliper - caliper, pads, rotor console shifter bulb replacement rear wiper pump replaced master control switch dead on one window, sticking in down position. replaced master window switch. 
169000 mi

US $635
Speedo intermittent, then stopped - replaced ABS controller to make speedo work again. Also did axle boot  and motor mount while in shop. 
152000 mi

US $650
Driveshaft CV Joint Kit Front OES Genuine parts had to be replaced due to wear out of entire left & right front suspension parts, e.g. CV joints, and parts leading to drive shafts had worn out at 151K on the odometer, shops wanted $1200. 
141000 mi Just removed the prop shaft because of bad bearings/u-joints. Have not got a replacement so running as fwd now. 
148000 mi

US $500
Contol ARM, tie rod, front axle, new tires, alignment 

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

141000 mi

US $1
Viscous coupler lost fluid and had to be replaced as well as a connecting bearing where it connects to the transmission. $3600! $1100 just for the coupler :( 
154000 mi The driver's window wouldn't roll up even though we had just replaced the master switch for all the windows within the last year. The front shocks needed to be replaced. Needed a new primary O2 sensor. 
166000 mi

US $400
Replaced radiator and hoses. Replaced remanufactured steering rack which was less than 2 years old. 
169000 mi

US $300
Replaced front struts, strut mounts, and end links.  
175000 mi

US $85
Replaced front right brake caliper. 
177000 mi

US $15
Replaced parking brake hardware. 
182000 mi

US $100
Replaced flasher relay. 
197000 mi

US $700
Replaced cat 
197000 mi

US $50
Replaced rear suspension sway bars. 
200000 mi

US $780
Replaced driveshaft 
203000 mi

US $50
Replaced battery "B" cable. 
209000 mi

US $2600
Replaced fuel lines. fuel pump, and fuel sending unit. 
128960 mi Worn out original shocks, replaced at shop next to work for 750 Swiss Francs, could have been cheaper if I were in the USA.  
150040 mi The repairs that it needed when sold included the drive shaft to operate the awd, so for about a year it was front wheel drive, not that good in the snow where we live now. 
181000 mi

US $900
Oil leak: O rings on oil return tube from turbocharger to engine. Emergency/signal flasher replaced. 
181000 mi

US $700
Check engine light on. Engine temp sensor bad. Replaced engine temp sensor. One bad engine mount replaced. 
181000 mi

US $68
Heater core blew. blown head gasket, which may account for the blown up heater core just reported. Overdrive doesn't downshift steadily. Rebuild necessary. Can't afford the fix. Donating car. it's junk.  
151000 mi

US $3850
Replaced driveshaft and angle gear. Each part was $1k just for the part, not including labor. !@#$%&* OUCH!!!!!!!! 
175000 mi

US $400
wheel bearing 
179000 mi

US $260
Welded patch to exhaust pipe. Center differential failed, removed the awd driveshaft. 
179000 mi Only major unrepaired problem was an air pump (est $800). 
144000 mi

US $150
Replaced PCV system including oil trap and hoses. 
144000 mi

US $500
Noise in front suspension. Replaced both front struts with Bilstein touring struts. Replaced one sway bar connector, plan to replace the other. 
146000 mi

US $300
Replaced sway bar that had rusted end with a used one. Also replaced passenger's side front spring with used spring, spring mount with heavy duty version, and both sway bar end links with heavy duty links. 
147000 mi

US $400
Radiator leak and small oil leak. Replaced radiator and oil cooler lines. 
154000 mi

US $700
Replaced AWD driveshaft (front to rear) 
157000 mi

US $30
ECT sensor failed, caused check engine light to come on. 
160000 mi Check engine light indicated bad baro sensor. Replaced sensor. 
164300 mi

US $300
Replaced front wheel hubs which include wheel bearings with OEM parts. Replaced both front lower control arms with OEM parts. Replaced tailgate struts - these are the parts that hold up the rear tailgate door on the V70 wagon. Aftermarket parts were used. 
165000 mi

US $60
Welded crack in exhaust at back of catalytic converter. 
165000 mi

US $100
Replaced pressure fuel line from fuel pump to filter. Old line was leaking on top of fuel tank. Replaced large vacuum hose from PCV oil separator to PTC valve on air pipe. 

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

109000 mi

US $1200
Routine alignment reavealed worn struts and stabilizer bars on front; replaced along with front brakes and rotors. 
117000 mi

US $50
Rear transaxle failing -loud knocking. Will turn 4-wheel drive into 2-wheel drive to resolve. 
124000 mi

US $150
Failed thermostat; replaced 
134000 mi

US $600
Emergency brake had to be replaced, along with shoes and the whole shebang. 

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

121000 mi After 14 years, exhaust pipe broke at catalytic converter. Replaced from exhaust manifold back. Part of major repair. Rebuilt front end, including struts and upper mounts, control arms (ball joints and bushings), inner and outer tie rods, idler arm. Two CV joint covers torn. Replaced drive shafts including CV joints. After winter storage and major repair to front end and exhaust (only major repairs in 14 years), emergency brake cable frozen. Replaced cable and rear brake pads, emergency brake shoes (originals) and rear rotors (also originals).  

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1998 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 2WD

81000 mi

US $110
seals on cv joints leaking; replaced. 

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