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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Volvo S80

2008 Volvo S80

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2008 Volvo S80 Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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

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.
 

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

It is not uncommon for the exterior light bulbs to burn out prematurely. No repair option has been reported other than replacing the failed bulb.

2008 Volvo S80 Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, September 28, 2009

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Software for the central electronic module may not send the signal the fuel pump electronic module needs to activate the fuel pump. The driver may be able to start the engine because of residual fuel pressure, but the engine will eventually stall again. If the vehicle stalls in certain conditions, a crash could occur. Dealers will update software for the central electronic module free of charge. The recall began on September 30, 2009. The Volvo recall number is R215.

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Electrical & Lights, May 15, 2009

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A problem with the diagnostic software for the central electronic module (CEM) may cause the windshield wipers not to operate when switched on, or to activate when not switched on. Driving the vehicle in certain weather conditions without functioning windshield wipers can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the CEM and update the software free of charge. The recall began May 15, 2009. The Volvo recall number is R213.

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Electrical & Lights, August 11, 2010

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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.

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Engine, July 8, 2009

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The engine cooling fan may stop working without warning due to a software error. Depending on the conditions, the occupants may experience reduced air conditioning performance and/or rapid heating of the engine temperature. The driver may not have sufficient time to react to the warning lights before engine failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the fan control module free of charge. The recall began July, 2009. The Volvo recall number is R214.

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Engine, May 2, 2008

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One hundred and two vehicles may have been assembled with incorrect bolts securing the engine mount. The aluminum engine mount bracket could break, resulting in excess engine movement. This could lead to an engine stalling condition, increasing the risk of a crash. Owners of the affected vehicles have been contacted and dealers will perform the necessary repairs. The Volvo recall number is 197.

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2008 Volvo S80 Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2008 Volvo S80, 3.2L 6 Cylinder, Washington, DC

When driving over moderately rough or uneven pavement hear a noise coming from right rear of car which sounds like spare tire or parts associated with spare a loosing and banging & making a m...

Visitor, 2008 Volvo S80, 3.0L 6 Cylinder Turbo, Ellston, IA

I use a local mechanic to service the volvo, and he could not reset the message to have car services. I called the dealer, and they wouldn't tell me. Must bring car into the dealer.

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2008 Volvo S80 Reviews

What a lemon, alternator replacement for $2000, battery replacement, oil seal replacement for $2250, steering lock problem and the list goes on but when it work's... that v8 sounds and performs reallllllly good

car lookis and runs great with the v-8. suspension is a little floaty and steering could be crisper as far as responsiveness goes. have had no problems with it except for a slight vibration at highway speeds, this may be from a slightly bent wheel that is being straightend. Previuos owner must have hit a pothole. seats are fantasic, wery comfortable. really enjoy the car overall.

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