2009 Volvo S80 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2009 Volvo S80

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2009 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.

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.


Replacement of Breather Box,Oil Trap

at 103K the Car began a high pitched hum or squeal after the car warmed up. The squealing could be temporarily stopped by pressing the accelerator. The car was diagnosed as a cracked breather box, also known as, the flame trap, the oil trap. A small plastic box connected to the PCV System that has a plastic nipple that cracks and squeals form the oil pressure. The repair is difficult to get to and costs a lot in labor. My technician told me t...

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2009 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 Information Label on Door Frame May Be Incorrect

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.

Engine May Stall or Fail to Start

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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2009 Volvo S80 Reviews

based on 3 customer reviews
We were stationed in Germany and went to Sweden to pick up our car. We had it for 3 months before we shipped it back to the States. We started having problems with it with only 15,000 miles on the car. The main computer chip had to be replaced, the fuel sensor had to be replaced and the fuel tank had to be replaced. It now has 23,500 as of 5/22/2012 and we are having to replace the front br...
Great car in all categories! Love the 4.4L V8, super engine with lots of power and torque However, I do have a oscillating drive train hum at highway speeds and the suppression is too rough and harsh for the worthless roads in Illinois.
This is my 6th volvo...And I love My 09 S80 T6. I have owned an Audi, BMW, and Infiniti...but this is by far My Favorite! A6 a close 2nd.

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