2006 Volvo S60 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Volvo S60

2006 Volvo S60 Problems

Exterior Light Bulbs May Burn Out Prematurely

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed MAF Sensor

The MAF sensors are prone to failing and turning on the Check Engine Light.

Erratic Shifting or Loss of Transmission Operation

Several complaints have been reported regarding Volvo S60 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation all together to name a few.

If the issue is minor, a transmission software update may fix this issue. If available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made.

There are several technical service bulletins (TSB's) available from Volvo that address these shifting issues and they should be consulted by the repair shop during the automatic transmission diagnostic process.

Regular servicing of the transmission fluid can help with preventing transmission failure, but not in all cases. Follow the suggested fluid replacement interval recommended by Volvo. You will find this in your owners manual, or find it here: http://bit.ly/Volvo_Owners_Manuals

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2006 Volvo S60 Questions

Car is stalling out/losing power randomly. Check engine light off. (1 answer)

Car seems to run ok then randomly it will act like it is going to stall out. Check engine light is off. After a while it will lose power and stall out. Sometimes it will stall multiple times until it decides to run again. When it stalls out the check engine light illuminates. But then once it sit...

Why do I hear a bang or a knock in the rear when I'm in reverse? (1 answer)

This only happens whenever the car is in reverse.

I've yet to find a true diagnostic for this problem. Just had the software updat (1 answer)

Just had the software updated and before fixed the valve body on the tranny. After i got updated from the dealer it lasted good for two days then the first time I hit the freeway and went over 80mph it occurred again.

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2006 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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2006 Volvo S60 Reviews

I PURCHASED THE S60 IN APRIL OF 2012 NEVER HAD ANY TROUBLE UNTIL FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 2013 I COULD NOT GET THE GEAR OUT OF PARK, I WORKED ON IT FOR 40MIN AND IT CAME OUT OF PART GOING BACK AND FORTH AND PRESSING ON THE BRAKES. I HAVE BEEN HAVING THE SAME TROUBLE EVER SINCE UP UNTIL THIS MORNING WHERE IT TOOK 45 MIN FOR IT TO GET INTO DRIVE
I got my 2006 S60 at Volvo of Louisville in February and absolutly love it! The only issue I have is that when I'm stopped at a trafic light, the steering wheel will vibrate and sometimes the vibration will actually get bad enough where my hand actually starts feeling numb. Also, when I brought it in to be checked out, they loaned me another 2006 S60 and it evidenced the same issue. The Serv...

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