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2002 Volvo V70 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2002 Volvo V70

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2002 Volvo V70 Problems

Automatic Transmission Shifts Very Hard and Erratic

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>>

Door Lock Assembly May Fail

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

Vibration and/or Noise from Worn Upper Engine Mount

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.

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2002 Volvo V70 Questions

How long after oil change should oil look black on dipstick? (1 answer)

I really thought it was supposed to be lighter color than it is.. Sorry! Its my first car...

Outside temp is -20..Engine sounds rough. Advised to use HEET additive.. Also (2 answers)

Also advised to get a block warmer.. Neither bit of advice is in my manual....thanks.

How to trouble shoot fuel gage with daily float sending units (1 answer)

Changed fuel pump and after driving car for 10 to fifteen minutes fuel gage went from 1/4 tank to 1/2 tank to empty and stayed empty

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2002 Volvo V70 Recalls

Volvo Recalls Garmin 760 Portable GPS-Equipped Vehicles Due to Overheating Battery

Volvo is recalling all models equipped with Garmin 760 Portable Global Positioning System units because the battery may overheat, which could lead to a fire. Volvo advises owners to stop using the Garmin device immediately and consult the Garmin website to determine if they have a defective unit. The unit's battery will be replaced and a spacer inserted to prevent the problem from reoccurring. This will be performed free of charge.

Vehicles in Warm Weather Climates May Develop a Fuel Leak

When exposed to certain environmental conditions (hot climate and temperature cycling) over time and in combination with varying fuel quality, the fuel pump can develop cracks in the fuel pump flange. If cracks develop, a fuel smell and/or leak may be noted. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pump as necessary to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is R220.

Recall 06V441000
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.

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