2008 Volvo C70 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Volvo C70

2008 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.

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.

Front Upper Strut Mounts May Fail and Cause Noise Over Bumps

Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.

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2008 Volvo C70 Questions

Air Conditioner Deflector does not work right after Computer Update. (1 answer)

The deflector works to the Windshield and the Floor, but not the Face.

Are their known problems from Computer Updates?

(Of course Dealer Service implies one of the six motors suddenly failed.)

i cannot get trans to shift out of park (1 answer)

the car has been sitting for about a year/. iot cranks right up but will not shift out of park

97000km,find engine crack, the car never have accident (1 answer)

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2008 Volvo C70 Recalls

Incorrect 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 Recalls Garmin 760 Portable GPS-Equipped Vehicles Due to Overheating Battery

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.

Power Steering Hose May Rupture

Some vehicles have a power steering return hose that may rupture because a section was not vulcanized properly. If the hose ruptures, there would be a rapid loss of power steering fluid and loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the steering return line assembly. The recall began July, 2008. The Volvo recall number is 201.

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2008 Volvo C70 Reviews

Love it! I got it for a steal. It is a 2008 -beautiful. Great-looking car. "Transformer" hard-top convertible is a show-stopper. Fast, comfy. But handling is atrocious. Terrible torque steer, jittery on bumps. Only concerns were to replace tires, oil, AC refrigerant, and transmission fluid.
Bought my 2008 c70 Volvo used with 40K miles. In the first year I've had three "repairs" but still experiencing same ELECTRICAL problems: > Key stuck in ignition > "Powersteering" warning light is on > Powersteering goes out completely > "Immobilizer" light comes on > alarm lights on the door do not turn off/drain battery I'm pretty sure all these problems are related... The dea...
Great-looking car. "Transformer" hard-top convertible is a show-stopper. Fast, comfy. But handling is atrocious. Terrible torque steer, jittery on bumps.

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