2007 Volvo C70 Repair and Maintenance
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2007 Volvo C70 ProblemsConvertible 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.
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) available from Volvo that address these shifting issues and they should be consulted by the repair shop during the automatic transmission diagnostic process.
Regular servicing of the transmission fluid can help with preventing transmission failure, but not in all cases. Follow the suggested fluid replacement interval recommended by Volvo. You will find this in your owners manual, or find it here: http://bit.ly/Volvo_Owners_Manuals
Several issues occur with the door locks on the Volvo C70 and most are because of the door lock assembly. What happens is that one door will not lock while the other one does. In other cases you will lock the doors and then one of the doors will immediately unlock.
The problem is that the door lock assembly is defective and will need replacement. Replacement of this assembly on the C70 is very difficult and is not recommended by a novice. Getting the door and window aligned properly so that you don't get air or water leaks is very, very difficult.
2007 Volvo C70 Questionsmy stft1 is reading -2.3 when evap is purging and after the purge has finished 0 (1 answer)
my stft1 is reading -2.3 when evap is purging and remains between 0 and -2.3 after purge has completed! could this be a factor in why re-fuelling my car is a chore? takes about 10 minutes for half tank.
kind regards graham
have tested purge valve got reading of 20.6 ohms / have blown through canister with air got little bit of air through purge side after blowing through tank side.
still have problems filling fuel tank
any ideas would be grateful
CAR PURGES FOUR TO FIVE MINUTES AFTER STARTING WHILE IDLING, MY CANISTER IS BY FUEL TANK; PLACING FINGER OVER AIR INTAKE I CAN FEEL AIR BEING SUCKED IN. There are no fault codes stored or pending, so evap leak out of the question.
Is there a fuel tank pressure sensor attached to the tank or i...
2007 Volvo C70 RecallsIncorrect Tire Pressure Information Label
Certain vehicles equipped with an optional spare tire and wheel kit were assembled with the incorrect tire pressure information label. A misprinted label could lead to improper tire inflation, which could result in a tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected vehicles and replace the incorrect label as necessary. The Volvo recall number is R247.
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.
The brake master cylinder may leak internally due to a faulty seal. If this happens, the brakes may not operate as designed, and stopping distances may be increased. In severe cases, brake loss may occur. Dealers will inspect and replace the master cylinder if necessary. The Volvo recall number is 194. This recall began on March 11, 2008.