2007 Volvo S80 Repair and Maintenance
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2007 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.
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.
2007 Volvo S80 QuestionsWhich, in your opinion, would be more reliable - a 2007 S80 or a 2010 S80? (2 answers)
Both have 3.2 engines and have about 97k miles
My low beam headlight will flicker and go off, if i shut the car off and start it back up they work again. sometime it the right and sometime it the left side. only once has both went out at the same time.
Radio and lights work...could it still be a dead battery or do you think I need new ignition swith?
2007 Volvo S80 RecallsLoss of Power Steering Due to Return Hose Leak
The power steering return hose may be incorrectly routed. This can result in increased pressure in the power steering system. The return hose may burst at the steering gear as a result of the increased pressure, resulting in a loss of power steering fluid. The driver may experience a sudden loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the routing of the power steering return hose and perform repairs as necessary. This recall is expected to begin during August of 2011. The Volvo recall number is R246.
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.
The tire pressure information on the tire and loading label on the door frame may contain incorrect information about the maximum inflation pressure. Also, the tire pressure monitoring system software may be calibrated incorrectly. The page in the vehicle owner's manual also has incorrect information. This does not conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Dealers will update the affected vehicles with a new tire and loading information and owner's manual labels, and the TPMS software will be updated. The recall began August 27, 2010. The Volvo recall number is R228.