2005 Volvo S60 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Volvo S60

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2005 Volvo S60 Problems

Front Strut Noise and Failure Issue

Front struts are a real issue with the S60. I have a 2002 with 125,000 and just had the OEM struts installed a year ago by the dealer and they are already failing. The top of the strut is actually separating at the top and is visisble if you look at the strut tower from under the hood. My local repair shop reports actually seeing one break through the top and come through the hood. Dealer is telling me because the struts were put in 13 months ...

Transmission Shifting Issues Due to Internal Failure and/or Software Issues

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.

Software Upgrades May Fix Transmission/Cold Start Problems

Erratic shifting from the automatic transmission and cold start issues can sometimes be corrected by software upgrades to the engine and transmission control modules.

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2005 Volvo S60 Questions

I hear a rattling noise as if Something is loose inside the cam or underneath (1 answer)

It sounds like it could be a loose head or im not an exspert but soon as you start the engine rattle rattle rattle no over heating does leak oil

what will be approx estimate to replace engine (1 answer)

vehicule wont start, first it started and runned a bit then stoped (2 answers)

vehicule wont start, first it started and runned a bit then stoped, i changed the gaz filter, i checked codes(elm) it gaves me evaporative system,oxygen sensor,oxygen sensor heat,catalyst monitoring, and wont start no more...

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2005 Volvo S60 Recalls

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.

Tire Pressure and Loading Label May be Incorrect

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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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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