Also, timing belts are quite straightforward to replace using instructions available on the web. The driveshaft for the rear needed a center bearing which my independent shop did for far less than a new shaft from the dealer. Note, you will need a 86mm end cap filter wrench to remove the plastic oil filter cover. I was looking for a 5 speed, otherwise a Volvo would not have been under consideration. Be ready to replace the front control arms every 70k or so and eventually the heater core.
The contact took the vehicle to the dealer regarding recall 06V441000 regarding vehicle speed control. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who changed the software of the electronic throttle module, but the problems persisted. On two oxygen sensors that south shore Volvo initially diagnosed as the problem. All this and we averaged 28. The car broke down a day later - rev to 4000, rough idle, won't go over 20 mph - sneakers in washing machine sound. The vehicle was not further repaired. The contact was afraid to drive the vehicle.
They gave no indication that this was a chronic problem. Bold and charming style that gets in you. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. Also, the wires to the third brake light have frayed and need to be replaced; also a design fault, or poor quality wiring was used probably the latter. The fuel efficiency of my 2004 Volvo V70 2. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but offered no assistance.
Dealership is refusing to take any responsibility. Common problem with Volvo heater cores of this age. The center passenger compartment stayed intact when impacted from the rear and shoved into the vehicle ahead. Sep 2014262903 km Down pipe from turbo to cat has a very weak 90 degree plus bend in less than an inch from turbo and is prone to crack. A conventional oil wrench will not allow you enough room to turn the filter. Radiator has a hairline crack - needs replacement.
Surging on idle was causing problems if brake was not applied strongly enough. Uploaded faults and downloaded onto vehicle, new software. He stated that it would need to be replaced by the dealer due to the computer reprogramming necessary for proper installation. To prevent the car from stopping at red lights, I placed the car in park and pressed the accelerator to keep the car from stopping. Luckily traffic was moving slowly because of an accident and I was able to pull the car over and restart it after several tries. Crawl directly under the front wheel area and remove the plastic protection panel. The V70 had the rear-facing seat for kids and fitted the requirement perfectly.
I only discovered the chronic nature of the problem on a bulletin board web site for Volvo's. There is no denying security, safety, performance and general improvements have come a long way, but at the cost of greater complexity and electronic problems. You are dealing with saving your life you know. After that it would firm up. I've driven a few luxury vehicles over distance and this old Volvo beat them all in the comfort stakes. Read that unless a shop works on Volvo's regularly they may use the wrong fluid.
After recall was performed, the symptoms have increased and worsened. At first the problem was intermittent, but then permanently stuck. The dealer advised the contact that the warranty had expired in 2008 and any repairs would be at the contacts expense. I got the indicator light of Bad solenoid so ordered one solenoid to replace from PartsGeek. Read online that it was typically the Engine Coolant Temp Sensor and the Thermostat, so I replaced them. You are right, all modern cars are more complicated and therefore have a higher risk of going wrong.
In-gear overtaking could be surprisingly brisk considering the modest power and size of the car. Purchased part online and in 15minutes of labor by myself job was completed and error codes disappeared. An extended warranty is absolutely mandatory on the latest models, along with a good prayer that Volvo will respect it. So just don't expect the same long term reliability in the newer models. Caused the car to surge, if restarted might stall and generally become dangerous to drive. Rpm's jump, car thrusts like a gas surge.
Boston Volvo village towed the car back to their garage. Smelled smoke when op the driver side pass window. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system 60 problems. Report a problem with your vehicle, tires, car seats or other equipment. In fact, Volvo features a 2000 V70 in a Safety Brochure. Dec 2011369355 km Currently needs a cv joint or a drive shaft. Our last V60 before our current one was a 2012 car which we sold with 116k miles, and it drove like new and had zero problems.