2001 Volvo V70 Volvo V70 2001

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2001 Volvo V70 repairs by problem area

Engine (40%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (25%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

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

Other (5%)

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2001 Volvo V70 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (14%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (31%)

< $100 (33%)

Chart based on 49 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Volvo V70

Engine not specified

114080 mi

C $935
Two new universal joints. 
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

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. 
138000 mi

US $200
replace passenger side drive axle 
147000 mi

US $100
Replace entire CV axle. 
117000 mi

US $3457
Replaced right front Cv axle & inner CV boot. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 247hp 2.3L I5 5-speed manual FWD

202000 mi

US $1600
Axle boot split, axle was dry, replaced axle shaft 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

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

126500 mi

US $75
Trans service light on, trans not shifting right, as if in limp mode. Removed / cleaned control module plug contacts. 
150100 mi

US $30
Shift flare 1-2, 2-3. Replaced B4 servo cover w/updated Volvo part. Great improvement! Been having transmission issues for 7 yrs, thought a trans was needed. Wish I new about this issue long ago. Trans has 150K mi. 
145000 mi

US $250
Front right CV joint. 
154000 mi

US $325
Persistent noise from rear end wheel axels 
160000 mi

US $52
Very small oil leak from vent on transfer case. We will monitor. 
182000 mi

US $130
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 $513
right front axle replaced 
82200 mi

US $640
Transmission shifted roughly when slowing down and shifting into 2nd and 1st gears. Valve controlling shifting was replaced and transmission control software was updated. 
83000 mi 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. 
86300 mi

US $3386
Hard shifting up and down and flaring between gears after warmup of 5 or so miles. One time car locked in 4th gear and would not shift until it cooled off. Bad repair shop, ended up successfully disputing the charge. 
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. 
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. 
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. 
88000 mi

US $123
Internal transmission component broke (likely parking gear), resulting in loud rattle noise on operation. Entire transmission replaced. Charge is for diagnostic work for CEL. 
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. 
184000 mi

US $628
Left front axle assembly replaced due to worn CV joints 
96200 mi

US $700
Shaking during acceleration 
187000 mi

US $2000
needed to repair/replace an axle 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

171600 mi

US $115
Transmission was diagnosed as needing repair. Update: the transmission shifting bugaboo was left as a matter of opinion - my GF thought it to be a problem, and worried about it, I did not. 
134000 mi 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. 
101060 mi

C $5500
Transmission slipping becoming increasingly severe, cannot accelerate rapidly at all, replacement required est cost installed C$5K. Then transmission died. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 197hp 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic AWD

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
68000 mi

US $30
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. 
68600 mi Transmission service required msg: Since cold weather, no adverse conditions noted except when driving in local traffic stop and go. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed manual FWD

100000 mi

US $2100
front axle replacement. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4dr Wagon

168-horsepower 2.4L I5 5-speed automatic FWD

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. 
125500 mi

US $30
Drain and fill 3.5Qts of transmission fluid for hard shifting issue. 
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. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic AWD

121300 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. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder automatic 2WD

84000 mi

US $250
Transmission shifting roughly. Dealer flushed transmission and reprogrammed ECU 
84000 mi car hesitates while driving Hesitation was fixed by Volvo corporate -- this complaint had come in before on many V70s. 
53000 mi when cold, auto transmission stuck in 'park'; hard downshifts and upshifts 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

192000 mi Transmission failing. 

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2001 Volvo V70 4-door

5-cylinder manual 2WD

64480 mi

Right drive shaft axle broke. 

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2001 Volvo V70 Transmission Problems

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