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2006 Volvo S80

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2006 Volvo S80 Problems

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.
 

2006 Volvo S80 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 18, 2006

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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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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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2006 Volvo S80 Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2006 Volvo S80, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Walpole, MA

The power steering continually requires effort to turn the steering wheel.Fluid is up to full in the reservoir.The dealer says he has another 2006 that does the same thing.Is this normal??

rgaylord, 2006 Volvo S80, Mesa, AZ

It just stop working-light does not go on either.
Thanks

aaraoye, 2006 Volvo S80, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Garnet Valley, PA

Check engine light was showing on the dash board.

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2006 Volvo S80 Reviews

We have a 2006 S80 purchased new. This S80 is our third Volvo in the past 30 years. Doubt we will buy another. Currently has 110K on it. First 60k was basically trouble free. Now seems to be one thing after another and product protected. Good car, but a constant maintenance event. Significant problems with head lights and suspension sytem. Constantly fixing something like fuel door, dimmer switch, etc. Not sure all this is worth the hassle for the price and since we live 50 miles from the nearest Volvo shop.

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