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2005 Volvo S60

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2005 Volvo S60 Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

The automatic transmission may develop shifting problems and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to internal component failure and/or software issues. It is always best to be sure the transmission control module has the latest software installed when any major transmission repair is performed.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

It is not uncommon for the exterior light bulbs to burn out prematurely. No repair option has been reported other than replacing the failed bulb.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Front and/or rear sway bar end links may wear out prematurely, causing a knocking noise from the front or rear of the vehicle when driving on bumpy roads. Our technicians recommend inspecting the links at each service, they should be replaced if any looseness is found.

2005 Volvo S60 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 18, 2006

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The tire pressure and loading information label may be incorrect. This could lead to improper vehicle loading or tire pressures that could result in a tire failure. Dealers will mail the correct label to vehicle owners. This recall is expected to begin on December 18, 2006. The Volvo recall number is 161.

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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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2005 Volvo S60 Questions and Answers

NancyinRaleigh, 2005 Volvo S60, w/o Turbo, Raleigh, NC

I have read a bit on this issue on other sites and would like additional information. I understand that this could be result of a spilled cup of coffee..but how do I remove the covering on the ge...

rufus06, 2005 Volvo S60, Turbo, Champaign, IL

How much should this cost to repair and will it mean a life time of problems given it doesn't have many miles on it?

LuvMyVolvo, 2005 Volvo S60, w/o Turbo, Memphis, TN

What are the estimated average yearly repair and maintenance costs? Thank you very much.

Phillys Fish, 2005 Volvo S60, w/o Turbo, Perkiomenville, PA

Nothing on the steering wheel works, radio, volume, high beams, turn signals, cruise control, wiper sensor, message knob. It just stopped working one day. The dealer says they have never seen it ...

paul68, 2005 Volvo S60, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Delta Junction, AK

my heater in the car goes hot cold hot cold stays hot for 4 secs cold 4 secs and so on

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2005 Volvo S60 Reviews

Great value for such a smooth and Quiet ride.

I love this car and expect my next car will also be an S60, however I do wish the turning radius was better. Back seat space is tight but I rarely have anyone back there.

I do love my S60, though think the interior could be larger. I have a 2.5 year old in a car seat who's legs hit the back of my seat when she's riding along...oh yeah, I'm only 5'4", so my seat isn't in the full back position. Also, would have liked the turn radius on the car to be much better. I used to own a 99 Eclipse that could turn on a dime, but the S60 can't turn on a dollar...

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