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1999 Volvo S80

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1999 Volvo S80 Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo S80 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 address this issue so if available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made. After a software update or repair, the shift adaptation needs...

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The steering wheel module (SWM) stops working, this affects the turn signals, horn, cruise control, and audio buttons on the steering wheel.

Brakes -- Verified

There have been reports of a failed ABS Control Module causing the ABS and Check Engine warning lights to illuminate. Repair or replacement of the failed module will be required to correct this issue.

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.

1999 Volvo S80 Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, December 29, 2006

Summary: 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.

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Engine, November 29, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, UNDER CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS, SOME ELECTRIC COOLING FANS MAY OVERHEAT POTENTIALLY CAUSING HEAT DAMAGE AND, IN RARE INSTANCES, A FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.

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Engine, April 1, 2002

Summary: ON SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES, CERTAIN ELECTRIC COOLING FANS COULD BE INADEQUATE IN A HOT CLIMATE. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, EXCESSIVE HEAT COULD BE GENERATED.

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Suspension & Steering, September 18, 2000

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. OVER TIME, THE BALL JOINT BETWEEN THE FRONT WHEEL KING PIN AND THE SUSPENSION LINK ARM, CAN EXPERIENCE INCREASED LOOSENESS.

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1999 Volvo S80 Questions and Answers

charlie122, 1999 Volvo S80, Turbo, Blue Island, IL

I was told to see a dealer, but I was trying to stay away from those prices.

Bibber, 1999 Volvo S80, Turbo, Cherry Hill, NJ

Why does the car sometimes not start unless i pull one or two fuses out then it starts right away? The battery is fine.

Bibber, 1999 Volvo S80, Turbo, Cherry Hill, NJ

When the car does not start it will just crank like it's trying to start, but will not. I pull the Central Electronic Module (Fuse # 32) and then the car will start. When it does not start t...

rraff, 1999 Volvo S80, w/o Turbo, Alto, MI

Dealer says found configuration fault codes in SRS module. Recommends "reload to module". If this does not clear message will have to replace SRS module for approximate cost of $925.00.
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kaye, 1999 Volvo S80, w/o Turbo, Vidor, TX

where can i finda reasonable mechanic in vidor,texas .to do plug replacements

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1999 Volvo S80 Reviews

Always love the body style of the 1999 S80. Great highway cruiser. Hauls lots of stuff. Expensive to maintain, I don't consider 150,000 miles excessive since they are all easy miles of open highway and around town. Trottle body replacement, ABS module, and aot of other check engine light problems. Most annoying, false reports of Gas Cap loose warnings. Alarm system failure. Love the car, scrap the electronics! Will never buy another volvo.

I was a single parent and college student looking for a newer car, I was going to go with a honda accord, but found a volvo S80 and thought with two teenagers that would be driving soon that would be the safer bet. Safer maybe, but riddled with problems from the begining. Throttle body replacement 2 months out of warranty, transmission problems that the dealer cant seem to fix, check engine light on for two years now, came on after the dealer worked on it. Service engine light on, and there is nothing cheap about this car. The dealer has all the software so I feel like I am at their mercy, and being a female does not help. I will never buy another Volvo again.

I thought buying the new S80 would be a good idea, and I was wrong. I bought the T-6 the first year it came out and had many problems. Check engine light, bulbs that constantly burn out, and oil leaks to name a few. It was a nice car to drive when all was working, but it had too many problems. I heard they fixed many of the problems after a couple years, but stay away from the 1999 model!

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