2004 Volvo V70 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Volvo V70
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2004 Volvo V70 Problems
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.
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.
2004 Volvo V70 Questions
A shop scanned my car with a computer and it has twenty codes. How do I know what the codes mean ?
i get up too 60mphs on the highway and it jerks like there is not enough air getting to the engine or something. please tell me its not cat!!? car has 177,000 miles on.
mechanic said turbocharger blew out, oil in many areas, cylinder #4 misfiring. Can plugs, plug wires be replaced, and turbocharger removed and still operate care safely?
engine is running very smoothly. Only reason i knew I had a problem is the check engine light came on. I dont see oil leaking...
2004 Volvo V70 Recalls
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.
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.
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.
2004 Volvo V70 Reviews
This review is sent from Thailand where I bought my Volvo V70 in 2004. The first thing that ever went wrong with the car in eleven years happened in January 2015. One of the bulbs of the headlights blew. That is the only time I have ever had to take my Volvo V70 to the garage other than for its regular service - in eleven years. I also have a Mercedes C200 station wagon, which is a fe...
We bought a 2007 V70 2.5T used after doing quite a bit of research. While the car looks nice and much of the interior seems modern and firm, a number of used cars had all sorts of issues that dealers tried to hide. I would highly recommend forcing a dealer to repair all known issues with a pre-owned certified check before putting any money down. Then upgrade what you can in the purchase and ...