2001 Volvo C70 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Volvo C70

2001 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.

Power Steering Fluid Leak

The original reservoirs for the 98-04 V70/C70 engines has a seam down the center that causes a split over time and a slow leak. Buying the newer reservoir solves that issue and eliminates that issue over the long run.

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.

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2001 Volvo C70 Questions

If the rear roll bars pop up after hitting a speed bump that was not seen at a high rate of speed (or between 50- 70 mph according to my son at) can the 2 back rear roll bars be reset? (1 answer)

Or do you have to replace the roll bars. The car was Not wrecked. And nothing else occurred. The only thing is the
Convertable top will not go all the way down over bars.

Fault with automatic transmission (1 answer)

What's wrong with my A/C? (1 answer)

My car stopped blowing cold air. I bought a can of freon with a gauge on it. I tried to pump the freon in but nothing went in. The compressor is coming on but the freon is not going.

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2001 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 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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2001 Volvo C70 Reviews

I purchased my 2011 Volvo used and I love it. It runs like a top and gets lots of looks. Like all convertibles it is a bit noisy. The back seat is roomy but difficult to get in and out. I never use it anyway. I would buy this car again in a heartbeat.
The C70 is a great car. My car is now 11 years old and runs like brand new and is still head turner. Bottom line you have to take care of it or like any other car it will turn into a lemon as the doc stated above. Laziness and neglect will ruin any vehicle especially a car abused in an extreme climate in Arizona. These cars are built so well that the run well even when parts are worn out so pr...
It's fun to drive, but too many costly problems. Plastic interior is not acceptable. I wish I never bought this car. Very disappointed. Warning to all, don't buy 1999 - 2001 vehicle. I will probably never buy another Volvo because of this car. It's not worth the money I paid for it and now I am stuck with this lemon.

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