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2003 Volvo V70

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2003 Volvo V70 Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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 g...

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The front control arm bushings wear out, resulting in alignment issues and squeaking and/or knocking noises from the front end. Worn bushings will require replacement.

Brakes -- Verified

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning light and/or other dash warning lights may illuminate due to a failed ABS Control Module. Replacement of the failed module is generally required to correct this concern.

Drive Train -- Verified

The turbocharger return pipe seal may develop an oil leak. The leak can begin very small, but will eventually progress into a large leak. Our technicians recommend having this repaired at first signs of leakage.

2003 Volvo V70 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 19, 2003

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER CARS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." THE SECOND ISOFIX GUIDE WAS NOT INSTALLED IN THESE VEHICLES AND, IN CERTAIN CASES, THE OWNER¿S MANUAL ISOFIX INFORMATION IS INCORRECT.

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Electrical & Lights, November 5, 2010

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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.

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Engine, June 29, 2007

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The fuel pressure sensor may at times transmit an incorrect signal to the engine control module. If the signal is outside of the pre-programmed allowable limits, the Check Engine Light can illuminate and a fault code will be stored. An engine misfire and/or engine stalling may occur. In certain traffic situations, this could cause an unsafe situation and possibly a crash. Dealers will replace the fuel pressure sensor to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is R181.

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Engine, January 15, 2010

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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.

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2003 Volvo V70 Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2003 Volvo V70, Sarasota, FL

I thought I was a car guy but when I went to change the plugs in my wife's V70 I can't seem to find where they hid them......Help!

Visitor, 2003 Volvo V70, Bellevue, WA

My transmission regularly fails to shift from second to third gear, but will work when warmed up, usually. What would a replacement transmission cost if I couldn't repair the existing one.
Th...

robasrobbo, 2003 Volvo V70, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Beverly Hills, CA

were do i drain & refill my gearbox on my 2003 d5

reca11, 2003 Volvo V70, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Atlanta, GA

not on an they do not have markings on cam?

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2003 Volvo V70 Reviews

Our 2003 V-70 wagon was acquired new via lease in 11/2002; purchased at end of lease.

Now we have 114,000 'original owner' miles primarily serviced at the selling Volvo dealer. Dealer maintenance is not cheap, but it is professional and consistent.

The car itself is extremely reliable, solid, dependable, versatile, comfortable and stylish.

On a 200 mile highway trip, I average 32 mpg. In heavy city traffic, I average 21 mpg.

I never kept a prior auto longer than 4 years. I don’t know if I will ever be able to part with this vehicle.

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