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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Volvo C70

2008 Volvo C70

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2008 Volvo C70 Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

The upper engine mount may wear prematurely. Symptoms may include a harsh feeling when the transmission is shifting and roughness when the engine is idling. Worn engine mounts should be replaced as necessary.

Brakes -- Verified

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning light and/or other dash warning lights may illuminate due to a failed ABS Control Module. Replacement of the failed module is generally required to correct this concern.

2008 Volvo C70 Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, November 5, 2010

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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.

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Suspension & Steering, October 14, 2011

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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.

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Suspension & Steering, July 1, 2008

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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 Questions and Answers

Shulyak, 2008 Volvo C70, Philadelphia, PA

On average how often (how many miles) do I need to check/replace my front and back brake pads??
In particular the back brakes. I feel like mine are wearing down way too fast.

alancaudill, 2008 Volvo C70, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Haymarket, VA

Volvo recommends not rotating tires on this vehicle, is that a good idea or should the tires be rotated.

Visitor, 2008 Volvo C70, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Morristown, NJ

The inner shoulders of the new rear tires on my 2008 C70 are wearing prematurely. I want to change the alignment specs to minimize this wear. I don't drive the car in sport mode and don't...

risantiago, 2008 Volvo C70, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, San Antonio, TX

I found the replacement part..How do you take the console cover off?

mk31, 2008 Volvo C70, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Oak Grove, KY

Key fob does absolutely nothing now. No damage to the fob either. It will still start my engine though.

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2008 Volvo C70 Reviews

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 dealer(Volvo of Orange County) cannot find the problem. $3,600 later, the car still doesn't work.

This make and model has serious PROBLEMS. Very fustrating. I will probably be trading in the car ASAP and will do more research on my next vehicle.

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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