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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2004 Volvo C70

2004 Volvo C70

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2004 Volvo C70 Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

Several complaints have been reported regarding Volvo C70 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation all together to name a few.
If the issue is minor, a transmission software update may fix this issue so if available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made.
There are several technical service bulletins (TSB's) availab...

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Door window regulator failures have been reported. These vehicles have a very complex door window mechanism that can be very difficult to adjust properly after installing a new window regulator. This can lead to air leaks, wind noise, and a door that doesn't open or close properly. This is a good time to find an experienced Volvo mechanic!

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Knocking noises going over bumps can be caused by worn sway bar end links. These end links have small ball joints that become loose and rattle. Replacement is the only fix.

Brakes -- Verified

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...

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The sun visor can break at the hinge area, causing the visor to fall down. This break can also cause the interior lights to stay on all the time, draining the battery. Disconnecting the visor will stop the lights from draining the battery, but the visor will need to be replaced to address this problem properly.

2004 Volvo C70 Questions and Answers

ericgalle, 2004 Volvo C70, Antioch, TN

What would cause the battery light to come on while driving? Is this a concern while driving?

gkt, 2004 Volvo C70, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Stephenville, TX

What would cause one of my headlights and fog light (on the drivers side) to all of a sudden fog up? The passenger side is fine & clear?

Visitor, 2004 Volvo C70, Virginia, MN


mcfoux, 2004 Volvo C70, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Macungie, PA

Approximately every 10th time I start the vehicle it stalls. I turn the key, the engine revs, then immediately cuts out. Once this happens it can take 10 to 15 attempts before the car will start....

Cduso128, 2004 Volvo C70, Long Beach, NY

2004 C70 convertible, I've had all the fuses checked, but something is draining the battery, if the car is not used for a few days the car is dead.

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2004 Volvo C70 Reviews

Love this car. It's a pleasure to drive and has been very reliable. I bought an extended warranty but it turned out to be a waste of money since I only had a $100 repair during the 3 years of warranty.

The convertible is great, but the car does not have a lot of bells and whistles. The interior is pretty plain, and the dashboard is basic. The upgraded sound system is fantastic.

Maaintenance has been fine with the exception of the transmission needing to be replace at 69K miles. THis si terrible for a 5 year old car. Volvo, or repair shops, don't repair Volvo transmissions. They only replace them. It cost me $5,500 from the dealership. The repair shops were about the same price for the replacement.

After 5 years, the cloth top is about ready for replacement.

I cannot recommend this vehicle.

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