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Volvo XC60 repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (39%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (21%)

Other (7%)

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Volvo XC60 electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (4%)

$100 - $499 (20%)

< $100 (73%)

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

2016 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

10000.0 mi Software issue with check engine light and no sound through speakers that resolved itself by turning car off and back on twice. 

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2016 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic FWD

13720 mi replaced right mirror due to seizing 
8000 mi Bad A/C smell after extended time not being used. Dealer cleaned A/C system and smell disappeared. Most likely was stagnant A/C liquid in evaporator. 

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2015 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 325hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

20800 mi Brake light out 
19000 mi Outside drivers mirror dips in reverse when not selected and then does not return to normal in drive. 

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2015 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

7000 mi Tire pressure low warning. Software update performed. 
27000 mi Tire pressure indicator said all tires had low pressure 
22000 mi Side view mirrors had a mind of their own. Would occasionally not return to normal view after dipping for reverse. And occasionally would move on their own. 
34000 mi side view Mirrors have a mind of their own again. 
40700 mi Door mirror module was replaced to fix previous mirror issues 

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2015 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 250hp 2.5L I5 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

8000 mi TPMS alert system kept going on. Dealer found no problem with tire pressures or system and recalibrated 

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2015 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic FWD

14660 mi BLIS on passenger side working intermittently. Taking car in after Thanksgiving and leaving car,and Getting loaner. 
38000.0 mi Dealer uploaded a software update to resolve excessive current draw while in standby. 

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2014 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 325hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Rear DVD player was replaced. Defective 
42780 mi Remote entry system needed replacing - covered by warrenty 
13000 mi TPMS sensor gave warning of low pressure tires, even if they were not low. Apparently during last service software was upgraded, and in cold temperature it is necessary to over inflate the tires a few psi to cancel it (TSB). 

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2014 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

38000 mi Blower fan stays on at all times. Volvo confirmed that they had never encountered this issue on a 2014. I consulted the Volvo manual and noted that it was likely the Blower Power Supply Unit. Volvo replaced the part under warranty. 
40700 mi Backup camera flickering and losing signal. 
45000 mi

US $300
Recharge 

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2014 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 212hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

18000 mi Keep getting warning messages - it was a computer glitch 

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2014 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

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

10000 mi Battery replaced 
11000 mi Starter not holding - car starts then stalls 
12000 mi Lane change warning alert sound was too low. Software upgrade done 

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2013 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 325hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

29000 mi Battery replaced 
37000 mi

US $3200
Previous owner DESTROYED the sound system. All speakers, door wiring and control unit wiring replaced. Other items damaged by aftermarket sound system include both rear view mirrors, door locks and center console. Rear assist camera replace due to flickering. 

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2013 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

34000 mi Horn went out, new horn installed 
29000 mi in hot weather backup camera didnt work 
39000 mi Replace battery warning message. Replaced under warranty 
18000.0 mi Audio amplifier failure. Intermittent audio failure/no sound output from speakers. Replaced audio amplifier. No charge to me under warranty. 
59900 mi

US $490
Right Tailgate Lift motor failed Left Tailgate Lift motor failed 

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2013 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

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

32000 mi BLIS sensors were replaced 
35000 mi dead cell in battery 
41000 mi low washer fluid sensor had to be replaced 
51000 mi Side mirror motor broke and the whole mirror had to be replaced. 
33000 mi Battery failed 
39000 mi Backup camera failed with prolonged exposure to heat from direct sunlight. Dealer replaced part under warranty. 
59000 mi

US $1800
Fan for heater/ac/defrost stopped working 
31900 mi Park assist camera image was flickering. Wiring was replaced. 
50500 mi PAC replaced on back-up camera to prevent blue screen. 

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2013 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

18700 mi Personal car communicator (key fob) would not open or lock car. Part replaced free of charge under warranty. 

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2012 Volvo XC60

Engine not specified

42600 mi Electric hatch lift struts were broken and needed to be replaced 

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2012 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 325hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

22300 mi Electrical errors popped up. Vehicle would not start. Found one cell bad in battery. No cause. 
27000 mi Mirror driver side damaged at last repair. Also malfunctions during heavy rain, unknown cause. Multiple previous repairs to this door. 
32000 mi City safe system was malfunctioning 
25000 mi Fuel level sensor in fuel tank failed 
25000 mi The audio stopped working after I brought the vehicle in for routine maintenance. 
36100 mi Sound system (Speakers) did not work after navigation system upgrade. 
46300 mi Parking assist needed to be recalibrated.  Radio continues to have issues. 
35000 mi Back up camera failing; mechanic suspects cable, which has to be ordered 

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2012 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

4340 mi media centre locked up 
55800 mi

C $400
Paid some $400 to replace a battery that was failing to hold a charge. Car some 5yrs old. Based on above guide I assume this is not a repair. 
63240 mi

C $35
One headlight broken - replaced by Volvo dealer while out-of-town 
14000 mi Outside mirrors would no longer retract. Service tech informed us that it was a common problem that could be resolved by holding down left and right mirror buttons simultaneously. 
34100 mi Fixed front parking sensor. 
49600 mi Could hear a low pitched noise when the AC was on. Pitch changed as engine rev increased. Didn't happen consistently. Service Manager heard it, but said it wasn't worth the cost of repairs unless it got worse. 
60000.0 mi AC Compressor hose replaced 

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2012 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 237hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

1240 mi Prior to starting the engine of the car (when acc mode or equivalent), a message "Alarm system service required". Dealer got rid of message by executing a system reset. Result - SUCCESSFUL 
31620 mi AC BLOWER MOTOR FAN NOISY. Replaced under warranty. 

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2012 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 212hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

12000 mi The radio / USB is fine for he first 20 minutes and then here are brief pauses or gaps randomly in playback. The problem has got better with software updates, but still not cured. 

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2012 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

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

112000 mi

US $450
and USB port. 
14000 mi car would not start in cold weather, even with AAA jumper cables. 
19000 mi Backup camera did not work. Dealer had to order new camera. Installation of new camera is scheduled for June 2. 
21000 mi Rear camera was not working. After replacing it, dealer found wiring harness had to be replaced. I had loaner that I was able to keep for the week it took for the wiring harness to be delivered. 
10000 mi Began noticing a mildew smell from A/C system upon start up of engine. Dealer flushed and cleaned system and reset computer code to make the blower work after engine shut off. 
18500 mi Mildew smell again in A/C syst. Dealer flushed syst and chckd to see if after blower was engaged. Dealer says after blower should work, but I still can't hear it engage. Said the smell will probably return when A/C is used again in summer. 
25900 mi Another visit for the awful smell in the AC system. They flushed system and told me to run AC on fresh air and not to use the recycled air as that causes moisture build up. Has been ok since but not repaired. Just masked the problem. 
60720 mi Continuing problem with the passenger side mirror. Technician disconnected electronic function fr side and will review it again in the spring. 
6000 mi Issue with the headrest entertainment system. 
9500 mi Issue with the remote keyless entry no longer working on driver's side. 
12000 mi Entertainment system failure, replaced fuses. 
15100 mi Strong odor from ac vents. Dealer deodorized and set afterblow fan to run longer. 

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2012 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

12700 mi Liftgate electric motors failed in cold temperatures. New electric shock/risers installed under warranty. 
23800 mi Tailgate sensor 

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2011.5 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

60000 mi

US $238
One Xenon light turned purple. I provided the Bulbs which were $200 Osram CBI bulbs and the dealer charged $30 to install. 
39020 mi

C $500
Battery Needed replaced + Diagnositic 

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2011 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

95300 mi

US $200
Multiple issues with noise, malfunction and smell 
100000 mi

US $100
Blink notification system doesn't work Blink system still doesn't work 
100200 mi

US $100
BSS blind spot system. False alarm or no alarm, or non-stop alarm. Two sensors in a mirror has been replaced, it solved the problem. 
29700 mi Automatic day/night light sensor on dash needed replacement. Was causing dashboard lights to dim so much that the dash was not readable. 
46000 mi

US $30
An indicator light showed that the battery was low. It was replaced under warranty. Routine maintenance also performed included oil and filter change, tire rotation. 
47000 mi This car has a blind spot intervention system which failed on the driver's side mirror. The camera and lens heater were replaced. 
44000 mi AC compressor, AC selenoid, AC controller, trouble shooting, leak check, freon refill, recheck, etc. 
8000 mi First scheduled service at 7,500 miles. A few small things were addressed; the BLIS camera had been malfunctioning, outside temperature reading was much higher than what the temp actually is. And the A/C system had an issue. Everything was resolved. 
21300 mi Battery replaced 
20460 mi Side mirror on the drivers side need to be repaired as wires had corroded and the mirror would not longer heat up to remove frost etc 
25420 mi

C $250
Blind spot notification on drivers side stopped working 

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2011 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 237hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

29540 mi

¤100
Original battery died. Installed a new one. 

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2011 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 202hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

62620 mi

R 300
Compressor Valve needed to be replaced 

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2011 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 161hp 2.0L I5 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

38020 mi

A $1600
Blind Spot Assist Camera on Driver door failed and required replacement 
38720 mi

A $1800
Air Conditioner Compressor cracked internally and would not cool down the car. 

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2011 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

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

38000 mi battery was malfunctioning; was replaced under warranty 
73800 mi

US $200
All non-drivetrain electrical systems stopped working (windows, radio, hvac, etc.). Fuse box connection fell apart and was reconnected. 

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2011 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

52000 mi Battery going weak. Replace with new battery. 

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2011 Volvo XC60 4-door

5-cylinder diesel automatic AWD

4340 mi Left mirror not working in cold weather (below minus 8 degrees C). Mirror Replaced. The lock mecanism in the the left passenger door did not work, a message telling the door was open, but the door was closed and had to be locked manually. The remote control was not working. A contact was replaced. 

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2010 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 281hp 3.0L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

16000 mi I'd been noticing some audio distortion. While in for a normal 15K service, I asked the tech to look at it. Front passenger speaker was replaced. 
4340 mi Fuel gauge sticks at 3/4 when filling tank, eventually goes to full. Gets stuck on consumption btwn 1/4 to 1/2 read out says 220km to empty. must remove exhaust, axles, differential, etc to repair, dealy can't be trusted with repairs 
13320 mi Alarm System Message needs maintenance - parts ordered.  
14880 mi Fuel gauge gets stuck shows over 1/4 tank, display says 140km to empty. Car runs out of gas. Has happened 3 times. To fix this they must remove rear axles, differential, cut exhaust in 3 places. Workmanship at dealer too poor to procede Alarm sensor changed. Dashboard and console damaged by mechanic. Needs to be returned for another repair but tired of poor service and lack of quality repairs. Dealing with owner and Volvo Canada. memory setting for passenger side mirror work 60% of the time. Cant find problem. Mirror gets stuck in tilt position after backing up 2 or 3 times per week. Dealer can't figure it out. 
8060 mi Cruise would cut out after about 90km and would not reset for another 40kms, became more frequent. Was told they were aware of problem on XC60 and was repaired by a download. Working good. 
15000 mi

US $40
ipod integration USB port was faulty and prevented ipod from being read by car's computer. Port replaced under warranty. 
41000 mi Light positioned beside the driver-side head light needed to be replaced.  
49600 mi electronic system intermittent faults 
15300 mi Audio system produced only buzz on all inputs, AM/FM/iPod/CD. Dealer diagnosed as a faulty amp module, ordered and replaced. Fixed 
26000 mi Fuel gauge intermittently reads incorrectly. At times will jump from 1/2 full to 1/4 to empty and back up to 1/4 full all within a single 20 minute trip. Seems to read accurately at initial start of engine. Problem code found, software reloaded, fixed. 
35000 mi Driver's side door would not open when unlocked, but would open when locked. Faulty left front door lock motor. 
24000 mi Second time for this problem. Extremely gross smell coming from the ventilation when AC turned on. Mold and mildew smell. They sprayed the system again, the second time. Was told there is no known fix! Volvo is aware of problem. traded in. 
32300 mi Horn stopped working and needed to be replaced 
25800 mi Blind spot information system stopped working 
37500 mi Blind Spot System wasn't working correctly. 
7000 mi Fuel pick-up sensor for second time. First time in September. Gauge continued to read empty for 40 miles after filling up. Back in September it read 1/4 full when I ran out of gas. Radio/Satelite-problem with keypad locking up when phone attached through bluetooth. One day in shop, not resolved, was asked to return after they ordered part. Sold car back to the dealer at that time. 
38800 mi Battery appears to have shorted out, which in turn wiped out computer programing for radio, so that radio and associated service (bluetooth, etc) were inoperable. Car temporarily would not start. Later did start. Hard to trace to battery. 
45700 mi Battery drained after the car sat unused for 1 week. The problem was a known problem for this model reported in a TSB involving some component not turning off completely 
1000 mi SRS Airbag indicator came on. Seat weight sensor needed calibration. Problem resolved. 
8000 mi USB Port broken; part needs replacing. Part ordered. 
11000 mi USB Port broken; part replaced. 
48300 mi Replaced electronic key which resolved starting issue 
36000 mi CEM was not shutting off 20 minutes after car turned off. Caused battery to drain. Software update resolved issue. 
37000 mi Battery was draining. Replaced battery. 
9000 mi Sensor in fuel tank misreporting fuel amount. Dead on side of road with gauge reporting a quarter tank, didn't realize simply out of gas. Sensor was physically modified and remounted. 
14500 mi Car's power was completely out. No electrical system was working. Volvo Road Assist sent tow truck, they jumped and car started. They still took in to dealer who checked all out and replaced the battery. 
47000 mi USB port in center console broke. Dealer kept the car one day for diagnosis of this absurdly simple problem. Dealer had to order part, so second day at the shop was required. 
74000 mi

US $254
Battery dead, used Volvo On Call for jump start. Dealer replaced battery. 
118000 mi

US $350
Battery failed/no start condition. No warning or hint of a problem. This is the second replacement battery in 118,000 miles. This Volvo-branded battery failed two months after the expiration of the new battery warranty. 
20460 mi

C $170
cruise not working, radar alignment problem due to high pressure car washing 
65400 mi

US $750
Battery cable had to be replaced, corrosion build up and no longer carrying a good charge. We replaced the battery and cleaned the cable about 6-7 months before the cable had to be changed. I've never had this much buildup on a cable before. 
31500 mi Nasty smell was being emitted by A/C system - not just a musty or mildew smell - it smelled very much like vomit! System was flushed and deodorized and the problem was resolved. 
38000 mi When A/C was on, fan would make a loud, moaning, whining kind of noise. Fan was replaced and problem stopped for about 2 months. New fan is making the same noise and another trip to the dealer is planned (Oct. 2012) 
15000 mi Navigation system froze and rebooted while driving. Adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and city safe all cancelled themselves on a trip. All were disabled "not available" until I turned off the car, locked, unlocked and restarted the car. 
59000 mi

US $280
Battery failed to start after two nights in 20 degree temperatures. Current Battery warranty (NEW) is 4 yrs/50,000 miles. Even though the Safe and secure warranty said everything was covered for 5 yrs 60K miles. The Stealership says "NO" 
38220 mi Dead battery. Probably due to the car being on the dealer's lot for several weeks. 
52000 mi Power hatch would not open when external button was pushed, but internal button and fob worked. Diagnostics and factory consultation resulted in removal of passenger seat and carpet to fix broken connector to control unit. Go figure. 
53940 mi

$100
The A/C Recharge doesn't lst more than 1 month. i have a leakage in the fluid circuit. 
49600 mi Heated function of the driver side mirror failed after original manufacturer warranty; entire assembly of side mirror was replaced by dealer which was a total cost of $700 but luckily I had extended warranty that I only ended up paying $100 Power door locks would work half the time inthe rear passenger side door (door remained lock even if unlock button pressed) 
24960 mi Turn signal switches with trip computer 
66960 mi

C $250
The battery was dead 
48000 mi LCD display for fuel gauge and odometer malfunctioned. 
38600 mi Battery died 
28300 mi Passenger side electric door lock button fell through panel into door frame. Apparently clip holding the switch to the door inside panel broke and had to be replaced 

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2010 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 202hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

66740 mi The "Auto" climate control button was not working to WARM the car. Unless the manual override was used the car interior was cold. No warm air was coming from particularly the main vents. An engine thermostat was not working correctly. 

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2010 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 202hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

23000 mi

£50
Brake light circuit blowing it's fuse after running for 1/2 a mile or so. Cleaned the lamp holders and fiddle with the wiring running to the holders. He isn't certain what actually cured the issue. 
99200 mi

€110
Battery short circuit After battery short-circuit, this creates short circuit to the main fuse on the battery pole, and to the starter! 

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2010 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

turbocharged 173hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

108000 mi Car did not heat up on cold days for at least 10 miles Cabins sensor replaced. Both Horns stopped working, water ingress bad design 

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2010 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

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

31000 mi Battery failed. 
53000 mi Dead battery after not driving car for 2 weeks 
77000 mi Nav system replaced Blind spot warning system AC valve 

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2010 Volvo XC60 4dr SUV

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

8680 mi Rear right signal wouldn't work when temperatures above 18°C. Most of rear interior panels and rear bumper removed to trace the problem. After 3 hours, a bad contact was found. 
24460 mi

C $800
Battery failed test during regular 42k maintenance check. it was replaced under warranty. 
37080 mi Driver side power mirror replaced. 
56700 mi

C $120
Replaced driver side mirror. No longer heated up. FORD component 
80600 mi

C $25
Burnt left front bulb 
102780 mi

C $1
Battery needed to be changed. 
29800 mi Car wouldn't start. Battery dead. Replaced at no charge by dealer, for third time. 
35000 mi Battery replaced for 4th time. Explanation given was that faulty Sirius software has radio drain battery. 

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2010 Volvo XC60 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

2000 mi CD button jammed on and would not release 

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2009.5 Volvo XC60 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder diesel automatic AWD

14000 mi Mass Movement Sensor Fault on Alarm system & Faulty heaters on BLISS (Blind Spot Info System) £697 quote, currently negotiating with dealer on this. 
18200 mi Mass Movement Sensor on the Alarm system and BLISS system heaters replaced. 

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2009.5 Volvo XC60 4-door

5-cylinder diesel automatic AWD

103200 mi

£45
Horn died and was replaced. Audio disc player failed and was not replaced. 
104000 mi Driver door window not working, Horn not working. Disc player not working. 
105000 mi Car computer went haywire. Refused to start, refused to lock, produced wrong messages, flashed lights till battery was flat. Stationary but totally out of control. Engineer came out and reset computer by disconnecting battery. 
105200 mi

£45
Computer test after indicating electric hand brake failure. 

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