2000 Volvo S80 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Volvo S80

2000 Volvo S80 Problems

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

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 to be reset. A good quality Volvo repair shop will know how to perform this task.

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

The front control arm bushings wear out, resulting in alignment issues and squeaking and/or knocking noises from the front end. Worn bushings will require replacement.

 

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2000 Volvo S80 Questions

the car is in the driveway , did not overheat when I got home it, the fluids just ran out.

The transmission has 200k miles. It has been running fine. Started slipping 5K miles ago. The transmission would then act like it is in Neutral no matter what gear you shift into. NO reverse or drive. Shut off wait a few minutes then it will work again. I changed fluid and filter. This hel...

It's a 2000 Volvo s80 and when first started runs smooth but won't rev up at all after running for a bit it gets a rough lower idle but will rev up to 1500-2000rpm's and occasionally it will start and run alright for a little while, what's causing this?

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2000 Volvo S80 Recalls

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.

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.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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2000 Volvo S80 Reviews

Purchased a 2000 Volvo S80 used from a friend of a friend. Sharp-looking car with a generally smooth and comfortable ride. Thanks to meticulous maintenance by the previous owner and myself, the car runs relatively well. Have however experienced problems with exterior trim pieces (side markers, moldings, weather stripping, gas door) breaking or coming loose. These have been generally simple repa...

I have only had my 2000 S80 Volvo since January 2012. Since I have had it I have only had to have an oil change on it which cost me aroun $50. But one day when it had been cold in the morning I went to lower the passenger side window. I heard what it sounded like a little plastic piece break. I got the window back up. My kids had put it down a couple of time and I thought maybe it is ok. Well y...

Dan, Have a 2000 S80 t6 got it sept.2012 brought in in Conn. An it really impressed me, So I purchased it an Drove it home to Philadelphia, Pa. An was in love with every aspect of the car. Kept my fuilds full and oil changes and 87octane on gas , In 2014 I started having problems with the front head lights flickering off an on, Then just would'nt come on anymore, almost instantly the car starte...

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