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2002 Volvo S80

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2002 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...

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

Engine oil leaks from the PCV housing and turbocharger oil return line seals have been reported.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Front and/or rear sway bar end links may wear out prematurely, causing a knocking noise from the front or rear of the vehicle when driving on bumpy roads. Our technicians recommend inspecting the links at each service, they should be replaced if any looseness is found.

2002 Volvo S80 Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, November 5, 2010

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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.

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Engine, January 15, 2010

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When exposed to certain environmental conditions (hot climate and temperature cycling) over time and in combination with varying fuel quality, the fuel pump can develop cracks in the fuel pump flange. If cracks develop, a fuel smell and/or leak may be noted. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pump as necessary to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is R220.

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2002 Volvo S80 Questions and Answers

hopeangel, 2002 Volvo S80, Turbo, Grosse Pointe, MI

My instrument cluster went on the blink. Can I buy a used one and have it programed? If, so can any shop do it?

volvoaustin, 2002 Volvo S80, 2.9L 6 Cylinder, Austin, TX

How much should it cost to replace the front and rear struts (standard in the rear, not the high dollar one). This includes installing shock absorbers and strut assembly.

Loonie, 2002 Volvo S80, 2.9L 6 Cylinder, Lemon Grove, CA

Is is safe to buy a used brake module for a 2002 S=80 Volvo?

PLGoodman, 2002 Volvo S80, 2.9L 6 Cylinder, Jacksonville, FL

I need to replace the coolant temp sensor on this Volvo S80 and can't find any manuals to assist. Can you tell me WHERE the temp sensor is installed in the engine bay? Maybe any hints as to ...

Visitor, 2002 Volvo S80, Portland, ME

Stop light indicator comes on in dash saying it may need replacement. It has come on befor and gone off. what to do?

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2002 Volvo S80 Reviews

'02 S80 T6 purchase new and only owner, I now have 120K on the car.
1) Leather interior driver seat and hand break boot quality is average.
2) Brakes excellent other than normal wear.
3) Drive Train, average. ocassional program patch to enhance shifting.
4) Electrical/ Lights, brake lights always reporting bulb failure. Bad contact.
5) Engine, T6 is powerful but have ocassional top engine mount replace.
6)Exhaust/Emissions, average.
7) heating/ AIr, fan noise had to be replaced
8) Suspension/Steering, front suspension components have to be replace. Control arm, strut upper mount seat, end links, and ball joints.

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