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2008 Volvo C30 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Volvo C30

2008 Volvo C30 Problems

The parking brake may be hard to release. Our technicians tell us that adjusting the parking brake cable will generally correct this issue.

The keyless entry system may stop working due to a loss of synchronization with one or more remotes. Our technicians tell us re-synchronization may be only a temporary solution, the keyless entry receiver may need replacement to correct this concern.

A knocking noise may be noted from the front suspension, commonly caused by damaged lower control arm bushings. Our technicians tell us the bushings or control arm should be replaced as necessary to correct this concern.

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2008 Volvo C30 Questions

My volvo has 48,000.I am on my second set of pirelli tires.There is cupping on the inside fronts.I thought I had rotated enough.Is a bent part possible or do I just need an alignment with a new set of tires? I doubt it was aligned after the first set of performance summers wore out

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2008 Volvo C30 Recalls

Volvo is recalling all models equipped with Garmin 760 Portable Global Positioning System units because the battery may overheat, which could lead to a fire. Volvo advises owners to stop using the Garmin device immediately and consult the Garmin website to determine if they have a defective unit. The unit's battery will be replaced and a spacer inserted to prevent the problem from reoccurring. This will be performed free of charge.

Some vehicles have a power steering return hose that may rupture because a section was not vulcanized properly. If the hose ruptures, there would be a rapid loss of power steering fluid and loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the steering return line assembly. The recall began July, 2008. The Volvo recall number is 201.

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2008 Volvo C30 Reviews

A unique look and style that gets lots of attention. The five cylinder, front wheel engine has lots of pep. The car excellerates well uphill in 6th gear. Braking is good and handling is crisp. The only things that are disappointing are: the cup holder is too close to the parking brake and the stick shift. The other is the rear storage area requires an optional cover which is rather pricey. Othe...

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