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2004 Volvo S80

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2004 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.
 

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.

2004 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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Suspension & Steering, February 16, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FRONT CONTROL ARMS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED CORRECTLY AND, AS A RESULT, THE STUD AND NUT THAT SECURE THE ARM TO THE SPINDLE MAY LOSE THEIR INITIAL AXIAL TENSION. UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS, THE STEERING MAY BECOME LESS RESPONSIVE AND THE DRIVER MAY EXPERIENCE STEERING WHEEL PLAY.

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2004 Volvo S80 Questions and Answers

tonyvolvo, 2004 Volvo S80, 5 Cylinder, West Babylon, NY

WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN THE CAR READS/LOW ENGINE PRESSURE&THE CAR BEGINS TO SLOW DOWN WHILE IN MOTION&NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU ACCELERATE THE CAR DOES NOTHING BUT SLOW DOWN?

rduque, 2004 Volvo S80, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Miami, FL

with 53K odo, it started to burn oil in big quantities with no reason. The car is sending big quantities of smoke from exhaust. We change motor seals and nothing change.

Visitor, 2004 Volvo S80, 6 Cylinder, Lafayette, IN

Hearing a constant and loud whining noise that coincides with RPM. Has progressively gotten louder over several months. Any suggestions?

Hilt, 2004 Volvo S80, 2.9L 6 Cylinder, Louisville, KY

I recently took my 2004 S80 2.9L in for a fuel tank recall issue and while it was there the Volvo dealer performs a multi point inspection and informs me the right engine mount and upper torque mou...

Visitor, 2004 Volvo S80, 5 Cylinder, Charlton, MA

can hear noise over bumps

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2004 Volvo S80 Reviews

I have always own a Volvo since 1977 but they were the manual transmission. The last manual Volvo I had for ten years with almost 350,000 miles on it. I am very disappointed with the 2004 S80. My automatic transmission, I had to spend $5,000 on repairs and it only had 140,000 miles on it. The other cars I never had transmission problems. I recently had to replace the radiator, water pump, timing belt and thermostat all within two weeks. Again, the car doesn't have 150,000 miles on it. The mileage is a problem, I'm getting 5 miles less per gallon. I driving habits have not change. I was having electrical issue, my headlights kept blowing out and the dealers didn't have an answer. The radiator was leaking before the warranty but the dealer didn't find the issue until after the warranty was over. I will need to replace the brushing and arms. This will be the last Volvo I owned, I will never buy another Volvo. I will be shopping for another brand. Any suggestion out there?

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