2012 Volvo S60 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Volvo S60

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2012 Volvo S60 Problems

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.

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.

Hesitation and Idle Issues Due to Failed Mass Airflow Sensor

Mass airflow sensor (MAF) failures have been reported, causing engine idle problems, as well as acceleration hesitations. The Check Engine Light will normally illuminate when the MAF starts to fail.

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2012 Volvo S60 Questions

Engine died suddenly while driving. Warning message showed battery. Replaced bat (1 answer)

Old baterty tested good but replaced and still won"t start.

front end noise, what is it (2 answers)

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is an extended warranty on volvo S60 AWD R a reasonable purchase (1 answer)

i have 69,000 miles on the above car, 3 years old. she has been cared for very well, driven with a light foot, all services, synthetic oil changes, etc. i need a vehicle for 3 more years, and plan to put on about 25K miles/year. i am able to purchase an extended warranty that would cover the c...

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2012 Volvo S60 Recalls

Lack of Driver Warning For Low Engine Oil Pressure

Certain vehicles equipped with 5-cylinder engine are being recalled because the driver may not be properly warmed of a low engine oil pressure condition. Without proper warning the driver could continue to operate the vehicle until it stalls due to engine failure. Dealers will update the vehicle's software so the driver is alerted should there be a low oil pressure situation.

Potential Fuel Leak from Under Vehicle

The incorrect mixture and over application of the underbody coating can result in rigid, icicle-like areas hanging from the undercarriage. Over time, this rough surface can damage the fuel lines, resulting in a fuel leak and increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect the undercarriage; if excessive coating is found in the fuel line area, it will be removed and damaged fuel lines will be replaced. The Volvo recall number is R251.

Airbags May Not Deploy as Expected

The wire harness under the front seats may not have been secured properly to the seat frame. As a result, when the seats are moved to adjust the seating position, the wire harness may be pulled, causing it to disconnect. In the event of a crash, the front and/or side impact airbags may deploy improperly or not at all, increasing the risk of personal injury. Also, the lap belt pretensioner may not deploy. Dealers will inspect and secure the affected harness as necessary to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is 250.

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