2000 Volvo S70 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Volvo S70

2000 Volvo S70 Problems

ABS Light Due to ABS Control Module Failure

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) Control Unit has a high failure rate. When this fault occurs, the ABS light will illuminate and codes may be stored indicating a problem with the ABS Pump Motor, or Wheel Speed Sensors, but the problem is the ABS Control Module.

Other symptoms may include an illuminated Check Engine and transmission shift light. and the speedometer may stop working as well.

Note: The brake system will operate normally however during a panic stop the Anti Lock Brakes will not work and the wheels may lock-up, causing a lack of vehicle control under these situations.

 

Master Window Switch Assembly May Fail

The master window switch may fail, allowing the windows to move in one direction and not the other.

Hard Shifting, Erratic Shifting and Other Transmission Issues

Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo S70 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 so 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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2000 Volvo S70 Questions

When pulling out there's a loud clunk seems to be under drivers seat any clue what it could be? (1 answer)

What is the difference between a Shift Interlock Solenoid and a AT solenoid? (1 answer)

I am attempting to fix erratic shifting after my car heats up as I continue to read that shift solenoids tend to fail due to heat. I dont know the difference between the two but I dont want to replace something I dont need.
Thanks for any feedback

car starts and then dies (intermittently). Someone said I should replace (1 answer)

antenna ring as anti-theft system does not seem to disengage.

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2000 Volvo S70 Recalls

Recall 06V441000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, A COMBINATION OF THROTTLE POSITIONING SENSOR IRREGULARITIES, A DIRTY THROTTLE HOUSING, AND/OR INEFFICIENT SOFTWARE CALIBRATION MAY CAUSE A WARNING LAMP TO LIGHT AND THE SUBSEQUENT ONSET OF LIMP HOME MODES.
Recall 04V504000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH MAY CEASE TO FUNCTION.
Recall 00V405000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THERE COULD BE INADEQUATE CONTACT BETWEEN THE BULB AND SOCKET WHICH COULD CAUSE THE FRONT TURN SIGNAL NOT TO FUNCTION AS DESIGNED.

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2000 Volvo S70 Reviews

we have almost 130000miles on it. however, there are issues with check engine light on around 80000miles cost m more than $1000 to repair the catalyst but the light back on after around 1 year. now the coolant light on, no clue what caused this after changing thermostat, sensor. there were back lights, side lights out, changed them.
Leather always cracks in tx.Great gas milage. I have 140k.Run mobil 1 engine very strong. trans smooth.I love volvo safty design.

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