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2001 Volvo V70 XC

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2001 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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

The upper engine mount may wear prematurely. Symptoms may include a harsh feeling when the transmission is shifting and roughness when the engine is idling. Worn engine mounts should be replaced as necessary.

2001 Volvo V70 XC Recalls (Recent)

Engine, November 29, 2004


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2001 Volvo V70 XC Questions and Answers

mollyrite, 2001 Volvo V70 XC, Turbo, Park City, UT

What could possible be wrong when the car vibrates or shudders when accelerating? (Doesn't always happen only now and then)

romort628, 2001 Volvo V70 XC, Turbo, Mount Holly Springs, PA

I am reading where the transmission in these have a high failure rate. I just bought this car with 91k other than a little quick shifting around 37 mile an hour I haven't had any problems. I h...

mjordan2003, 2001 Volvo V70 XC, w/o Turbo, Southborough, MA

I am not sure if I have turbo. But the dealer said I have turbo drain tube seals leaking. How much would you estimate to fix that? Thank you.

thenry, 2001 Volvo V70 XC, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Richmond, VA

was driving down highway when transmission service urgent came on. pulled to side of road now nothing. won't shift in any gear. can't even move vehicle in neutral. had all maintenance by ...

justintx, 2001 Volvo V70 XC, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Justin, TX

I have a 2001 xc 70. And when I give it gas it pulls to the left when I let off it quits? Its AWD so not sure why it is doing it?? Help

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2001 Volvo V70 XC 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 selling it, best car I have ever owned.

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 transmission at 183k, transmission flush was done by Volvo prior to 100k and 150k, transmission failed at 183k, replaced it with new from Volvo at about $4000 installed, latest software,and two year warranty, original transmission is two stars at best and will fail even with the flushes, by far this is the biggest watch out for used Volvo X/C.

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!!!

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.

volvo with greartronic transmition are the worst serie of this car they not supost to instal japones transmition on this car

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