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2006 Volvo S80 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2006 Volvo S80

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2006 Volvo S80 Problems

Transmission 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

Check Engine Light Due to ABS Control Module Failure

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.

Abnormal Noise From Front Suspension Due to Worn Control Arm Bushings

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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2006 Volvo S80 Questions

How can i upgrade the gearbox software? (2 answers)

Gear shifting is hard.

Can an electrical fan issue cause a sudden loss of rpm while driving? (1 answer)

I test drove a 2006 S80 2.5t and while accelerating from a red light, the engine dropped from around 3k rpm to almost nothing. It came back up quickly, but I'm leery about buying this car. The dealership said it was caused by an issue with the electrical cooling fan, but they didn't give ...

repairing 2006 volvo s80 cruise control (1 answer)

It just stop working-light does not go on either.
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2006 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.

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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2006 Volvo S80 Reviews

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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, dimme...

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