2002 Volvo S80 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Volvo S80

2002 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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2002 Volvo S80 Questions

for the my engine has a hard start up. Please advise advise me on an estimate to replace part, labor. I was quoted $300.00 for everything.

The seat moves up and back, but the seat-back does not adjust, and the memory settings do not work. the seat-belt alarm also does not work. I just purchased this beautifully maintained car, and this is the only problem so far.A dealership wants to do a $100 diagnostic. I think it has to be easier...

When accelerating hard car surges not as bad when in manual shift mode.would bad pcv cause this condition? oil leaking onto exhaust leaks approximately a quart every thousand miles

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2002 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.

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 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 ...

very nice car I purchased it two yrs. ago at 145,000 miles but recently been having transmission shifting issues. the car seems to not want to shift to second gear rpm just goes up but no acceleration. I had the tranny flushed and filter changed but it still slips. I took it to a transmission shop but they couldn't diagnose the problem because it's intermittent. It slips on the way to the shop ...

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