2003 Volvo C70 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Volvo C70

2003 Volvo C70 Problems

Convertible Top 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.

AC Evaporator May Leak

A refrigerant leak may develop from the AC evaporator causing the AC to blow warm air. Verifying failure of this component is difficult. A good shop will use leak detection dye to verify a failing evaporator.

Electrical problems from bad battery cable

The battery B+ cable has problems with the terminal end necessitating replacement. Symptoms may include no start, cranks wont start, warning lights coming on and other odd electrical issues. The B+ cable end is located in the engine compartment fuse box near the drivers side shock tower.

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2003 Volvo C70 Questions

How do you do software updates on the Volvo c70 tranny problem. (1 answer)

Mines a convertible, turbo, automatic. 107k miles.theres a pdf on how it's a computer glitch not the tranny? Also heard you can put brake fluid in it to some how clean the tranny?

I just purchased this car Sunday & the antenna goes up-and-down. (1 answer)

Question is when it retracts it still stays up about 10 inches. Is this normal?
Thanks Todd

A/C Won't Take Freon Volvo 2003 C70 (1 answer)

I just purchased this as a used car. I attempted to put in A/C Pro refrigerant. However, the car would not take it. I called A/C Pro technical service and was told it is a mechanical problem. While attempting to put in the Freon, the compressor and a/c was running with a full connection on th...

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