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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 Volvo V70 XC

2002 Volvo V70 XC

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2002 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.

2002 Volvo V70 XC Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, February 23, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE REAR LEFT AND RIGHT BRAKE LIGHT RELAYS MAY NOT FUNCTION WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED OR MAY STAY ON CONTINUOUSLY. THE HIGH POSITIONED BRAKE LIGHT AND ALL OTHER TAIL LIGHTS WILL NOT BE AFFECTED.

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2002 Volvo V70 XC Questions and Answers

sde108, 2002 Volvo V70 XC, Turbo, Kellogg, ID

I can not find anything anywhere on where my alternator is located in my car.

sde108, 2002 Volvo V70 XC, Turbo, Kellogg, ID

Do you have to pull the engine to replace the alternator on my car or can it just come out and be replaced?

sde108, 2002 Volvo V70 XC, Turbo, Kellogg, ID

1st I had a message of battery voltage low, and by the time I was trying to take my car to a mechanic after work, I lost all my other systems. ie. air cond, dummy lights came on for ABS and Airbags...

Pikuni, 2002 Volvo V70 XC, Turbo, Waddell, AZ

I recently had new Sach's struts, bearing and bushings installed. From the moment I picked the car up from the shop there has been a rather loud "growl" or "groan" sound wh...

vanvolvo, 2002 Volvo V70 XC, Turbo, Newark, NJ

transmission jerks on take off and shifts after easing off accelerator. I had fluid changed still have the same problem 47,000k

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2002 Volvo V70 XC Reviews

I Bought this car 6 months ago with 42000 miles on it. What a GREAT car!!! I have replaced the sway bar link, new tires with all wheel alignment and changed the oil. This car is SO comfortable and fun to drive. I have put 15k miles on it and have enjoyed every mile. Much better than a mini van, I haul kids with sports equipment, and band equipment with ease. We have taken this car on 4 wheel drive trails in the summer and skiing in the winter. NO problem. May have to give this car to one of my kiddos but will replace with new XC70.

When the car is cold and shifting to drive, there is a delay before going into gear. After the transmission has warmed up from driving the problem seems to go away.

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