2001 Volvo V70 XC Repair and Maintenance

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

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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 & Check Engine Light On, Speedometer not Working

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.

Volvo Extends Warranty on ETM Due to High Failure Rate

The electronic throttle module (ETM) has a higher than normal failure rate. There is a possible extended warranty and/or a software upgrade offered by Volvo for this problem.

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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

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2001 Volvo V70 XC Reviews

based on 6 customer reviews
118k and going strong. Quiet, smooth, fast and great on gas 21/27 New transmission @98k 3200.00 but that's the breaks (lots of cars need trannys around that mark or sooner). No other major failures to date. All factory suggested maintenance completed by me which has saved me more than the Transmission cost. Build quality is superior no rattles squeaks or strange noises. No intention of ever sel...
Eight years of ownership, it's the kind of car you hate to part with, very comfortable, Great car in snow, great for all seasons, maintaining the car has been expensive averaging about $600.00 per year by Volvo, not including oil changes, tires and replacing transmission, 198,000 miles on the car and it's still like new and why not, I keep it maintained... most expensive repair was replacing tr...
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!!!

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