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1998 Volvo V70 XC

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1998 Volvo V70 XC Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo Cross Country 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. If available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made. After a software update or repair, the shift ad...

Brakes -- Verified

There have been many reports of ABS Control Module failure. When they fail the ABS and Check Engine warning lights will come on. The speedometer may stop operating as well. To address this issue, there are companies that can repair these units, or it will need to be replaced.

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

One or more door lock assembly may fail and cause door locking/unlocking problems.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The master window switch may fail, allowing the windows to move in one direction and not the other.

1998 Volvo V70 XC Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, January 24, 2005


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1998 Volvo V70 XC Questions and Answers

nickerdoodle, 1998 Volvo V70 XC, Turbo, Vail, CO

I can not remove the key from the ignition. I jiggled the steering wheel, I jiggled the shifter, nothing. Any ideas?

nickerdoodle, 1998 Volvo V70 XC, Vail, CO

Does anyone know of an online manual? I just bought the car and the previous owner can't find it.

nickerdoodle, 1998 Volvo V70 XC, Turbo, Vail, CO

I need a tune up. If I can't afford a full tune up, What should/can I do first? I was thinking spark plugs first. What plugs would you recommend?

romort628, 1998 Volvo V70 XC, Turbo, Mount Holly Springs, PA

It doesn't leak so bad that it puts any oil on the ground has anyone had one of these repaired, or should I just let it go. 116300 miles......hoping for 200,000

it is leaking around the s...

romort628, 1998 Volvo V70 XC, Turbo, Mount Holly Springs, PA

I was adding freon to my car because it wasn't blowing cold. I was using one of these do it your self cans with a gauge attatched. I took it up to what I thought was the correct level. Disconn...

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1998 Volvo V70 XC Reviews

Perhaps if car had been maintained properly from the start it may have been a decent car. I purchased this car off craigslist & the man lied about everything. I paid $1500.00 and within a 1000 miles have sunk $1,600 into it & still have no air conditioning, no cd, and elec. problems. Ck. eng. lights can be a expensive ghost hunt, even at volvo drls. Now the mechanic is telling me it has cooling problems & my only hope is some cheap tablets thrown into the radiator which will hopefully curtail or clog up the head or gaskets & save the engine from cracking all together. The older Volvo's were spectacular especially the 240 series. I think it may be time to switch makes. Yes motor mounts, lots of emission problems,squealing brakes, head gskts. seem to be a problem with this model.

Overall its a sound car, very safe, minor electrical problems with two power door locks not working and emission light that has just come on. Gas mileage averages for local drivea around 20 mpg.

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