2001 Volvo V70 XC Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Volvo V70 XC

2001 Volvo V70 XC Problems

Erratic Shifting or Loss of Transmission Operation

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 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

ABS Light On, No Speedometer, Check Engine Light On

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.

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.

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2001 Volvo V70 XC Questions

car wont start battery appears ok (2 answers)

everything else appears to work, however starter no sounds

antifreeze leaking (1 answer)

I had a new thermostat and a new radiator put in about a month ago. My usual mechanic can not figure out what it is wrong. Said I might need a new head gasket? Someone else said I dont because there is no other fluid leaking? Can anyone help? TY!!!

Car is not accelerating when pushing gas pedal.Will not run unless pedal is push (2 answers)

Runs with gas pedal pushed. But will not accelerate.Will not start unless gas pedal is pushed.

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2001 Volvo V70 XC Recalls

Recall 04V451000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, UNDER CERTAIN OPERATING CONDITIONS, SOME ELECTRIC COOLING FANS MAY OVERHEAT POTENTIALLY CAUSING HEAT DAMAGE AND, IN RARE INSTANCES, A FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.

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2001 Volvo V70 XC Reviews

We just bought this car with 117000 miles. The car is very good shape some times the trany harsly change gear other times smoot like butter. I have change the rear hub very easy!!!! Only one things some times the A/C fan sty on even after remove the key from the ignition!!???? If any body figure out please answer!! Thanks Other wise great car!!!
this has been a highly reliable car, fun and well built
The car is great too drive and is very smooth on the highway. The interior is well laid out and shows elegantly for the driver. The maintenance costs will drive you insane though, or mechanics try to rip you off because it's a different type of vehicle.

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