2005 Volvo S80 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Volvo S80
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2005 Volvo S80 ProblemsTransmission Will Not Shift Properly
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
Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.
2005 Volvo S80 Questions2005 Volvo S80 B5254T with 186,000 miles. I have 0 compression in cylinder 4 (1 answer)
The remaining cylinders are all about the same and the compression is reasonable for the miles (155 PSI not warmed up) I know I have a valve problem or piston issue. Problem is the head needs to come off to resolve. Even if it is the valve problem lesser of the 2 issues. I'm leaning towa...
when warm the car shifts sluggish between 2nd and sometimes shifts hard, bucking like I'm rear ended. also when breaking i feel the down shifting, it's a automatic.I had the tranny upgrade and it didn't work
2005 Volvo S80 RecallsVolvo Recalls Garmin 760 Portable GPS-Equipped Vehicles Due to Overheating Battery
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.
The tire pressure and loading information label may be incorrect. This could lead to improper vehicle loading or tire pressures that could result in a tire failure. Dealers will mail the correct label to vehicle owners. This recall is expected to begin on December 18, 2006. The Volvo recall number is 161.