2005 Volvo S80 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Volvo S80

2005 Volvo S80 Problems

Front Upper Strut Mounts May Fail and Cause Noise Over Bumps

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

Oil Leaks From PCV Housing and Turbo Return Line Seals

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

Volvo Extends Warranty on ETM Due to High Failure Rate

The Electronic Throttle Module (ETM) has a higher than normal failure rate. Volvo has extended the warranty on some of the ETMs to 10 years/200,000 miles

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2005 Volvo S80 Questions

2005 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...

how do you repair/replace the upper engine hose (1 answer)

my transmission shifts normal when my car is cold and sluggish when warm. Why? (1 answer)

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

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2005 Volvo S80 Recalls

Volvo 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.

Vehicles in Warm Weather Climates May Develop a Fuel Leak

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.

Tire Pressure and Loading Label May be Incorrect

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.

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2005 Volvo S80 Reviews

I own a 2005 S80 2.5T. I have had some issues with this car. On a regular basis, the bulbs in the headlights keep going out...the life on those is less than 3 months. Other annoying issue is the rubber insulation all around the windows and inside the engine gets really brittle and breaks off easy. I have changes that 3 times in 6 yrs...(appox. paying $90 per window+others...$500+ each time)...
My 2005 Volvo S80 T6 has been a great find. I bought it used in 2008 and have only had one real problem with it. The tire valve stems/sensors continued to fail. I got sick of having to fill my tires with air all the time, and the dealer couldn't identify the problem right away, but eventually had to have them replaced. Other than that, I've kept up with the normal maintenance schedule and e...
Great car! The 5th volvo that I've owned (240's, 740, 960) and definitely the best. Maybe the earlier versions had issues based on some posts, but volvo must have worked them out by 2005. I bought it used. Have had it for 3 years now (70,000 miles) and love it. No problems. Runs beautifully. And I expect it to last like my others. All over 150K. One over 250K and still counting. But that's a vo...

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