2009 Volvo C70 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Volvo C70

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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.

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

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.

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My 2009 Volvo c70 is making a weird noise when it sits at idle and when I Rev the engine up to about 2,500 rpms. I also noticed that the car hesitates when I try to speed up when it's in automatic mode and when I am using the tipstronic shifter, I've noticed that I have to go to an higher...

Was starting to drive my car and there was an extremely loud noise coming from near the front passenger tire. It sounded like I was dragging a metal box spring mattress. The noise sounded very metallic. Had it once before and went away within a few minutes. The noise now has not gone away. I...

Have taken it 4 times to the mechanic that specializes in Volvo repairs. Diagnostics show nothing wrong with the vehicle. Can not duplicate it not starting. It will jump and then I can drive it around fine. After about 1 1/2 days in an attached garage and not driving, then car is totally dead. ...

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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.

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.

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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I have had my 2009 C70 T5 for over two months. Bout it from a friend. I've had to replace the front right axle and left wheel bearings after 100,000 miles and will have to replace the front control arms soon. Besides that, it's been a good car. Fun to drive and very comfortable. I wish it got better mileage but when the top is down you tend to not care about that as much. When I mash the brakes...

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