The AC evaporator is prone to leaking, causing the air conditioning system to lose refrigerant and stop blowing cold air.
Car Problem Reports
Volvo V70 XC AC Evaporator May Develop Refrigerant Leaks
Volvo V70 XC Problem
Model Year Affected: 1998
Average Mileage: 110,000 mi (90,000 mi - 130,000 mi)
Visitor, 1998 Volvo V70 XC, 90,000 mi
Air conditioner evaporator leaked the refrigerant out in about one day. I installed a new evaporator, and replaced the heater core while I was in there. That was almost a year ago and it is still working great.
Visitor, 1998 Volvo V70 XC, 130,000 mi
Volvo V70 XC 1998
It started with a leek of the heater core flooding the interior and letting the front window swet al the time, I disconected the heating, it is not a problem here and this problem was solved for now. But shortly after that A/C failed and a check of a specialist diagnosed a leak in the evaporator. A/C is needed here, so the dashboard has to go off, thats the oportunity to repair both.