1999 Volvo V70 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Volvo V70

There are several common complaints regarding Volvo V70 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation to name a few.

If the issue is minor, a transmission software update may address this. 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>>

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.

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

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when the car gets up to running temperature the power steeering becomes very noisy it makes a whining noise when the steering wheel is moved from side to side have checked the fluid level in the tank and all seems ok (its not noisy when first started only when hot )

power steering works ok but when the car gets up to temperature the steering makes a whining noise when the steering wheel is moved from side to side have checked the fluid level in the tank and all seems ok. ( not noisy when cold )

I had to disconnect my battery,now I need too reprogram my stereo.I can't remember how to do it.I do remember it being simple.

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ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, A COMBINATION OF THROTTLE POSITIONING SENSOR IRREGULARITIES, A DIRTY THROTTLE HOUSING, AND/OR INEFFICIENT SOFTWARE CALIBRATION MAY CAUSE A WARNING LAMP TO LIGHT AND THE SUBSEQUENT ONSET OF LIMP HOME MODES.ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH MAY CEASE TO FUNCTION.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THERE COULD BE INADEQUATE CONTACT BETWEEN THE BULB AND SOCKET WHICH COULD CAUSE THE FRONT TURN SIGNAL NOT TO FUNCTION AS DESIGNED.

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just got the car about 3 weeks ago. it was a gift from my darling brother. loves the way that it drives, just all of the warning lights that keeps on popping up.

My 1999 Volvo V 70 is a fantastic car. I bought it just over a year ago from a family that really maintained it well. I bought it with 170,000 miles on it and have driven it over 25,000 miles so far. I had to do brakes on the car, and I charged the AC myself- cheap $26 fix and now the AC is really too cold, I need to turn it off. It is safe, sturdy, and has a really comfortable ride. The ...

My car has more than 150K and we have had this car since about 15K. So a loooooong time! My take is that Volvo's are EXPENSIVE to maintain, but honestly, very safe, reliable, etc. The AC has some specific issues that occasionally come up (just did for me). I also second the other reviewer: Don't use Volvo for service! They will raep your wallet! Find a good experienced mechanic to handle...

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