1999 Volvo C70 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Volvo C70

1999 Volvo C70 Problems

Convertible Tops May Have Problems With Micro-Switches/Potentiometers

The convertible top may have problems with the micro-switches and potentiometers that help control the raising and lowering of the top.

Volvo Extends Warranty on ETM Due to High Failure Rate

The electronic throttle module (ETM) has had a high failure rate, which can cause engine performance issues and check engine light illumination. Volvo has extended the warranty to 10 years/200,000 miles on the ETM.

ABS Light Due to ABS Control Module Failure

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) Control Unit has a high failure rate. When this fault occurs, the ABS light will illuminate and codes may be stored indicating a problem with the ABS Pump Motor, or Wheel Speed Sensors, but the problem is the ABS Control Module.

Other symptoms may include an illuminated Check Engine and transmission shift light. and the speedometer may stop working as well.

Note: The brake system will operate normally however during a panic stop the Anti Lock Brakes will not work and the wheels may lock-up, causing a lack of vehicle control under these situations.

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1999 Volvo C70 Questions

Can i repace the oringal engen with a newer year in my 1999 c70 convertible (1 answer)

What engen is abel to fit in my 1999c70

My cars got water in the oil and it turns over slow.is that a head gasket. (1 answer)

It was running hot I stopped cut the car off when it cooled and I start the csr back. It turns over slow and gets faster and faster and will eventually start.I checked the coolant and oil and oil has coolant in it..what do I do?

Is there a manual switch to raise the convertible top back down? if so,location? (2 answers)

If there is a manual switch for using convertible where is it located?

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1999 Volvo C70 Recalls

Recall 06V441000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, A COMBINATION OF THROTTLE POSITIONING SENSOR IRREGULARITIES, A DIRTY THROTTLE HOUSING, AND/OR INEFFICIENT SOFTWARE CALIBRATION MAY CAUSE A WARNING LAMP TO LIGHT AND THE SUBSEQUENT ONSET OF LIMP HOME MODES.
Recall 04V504000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH MAY CEASE TO FUNCTION.
Recall 00V405000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THERE COULD BE INADEQUATE CONTACT BETWEEN THE BULB AND SOCKET WHICH COULD CAUSE THE FRONT TURN SIGNAL NOT TO FUNCTION AS DESIGNED.

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1999 Volvo C70 Reviews

Ive enjoyed this car since I bought it in 2006... I have a 2000... but lately this car have been giving me problems with the turbo , abs modual and now I need a window regulator... I think I shoulda LEFT it at the Volco dealer!

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