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2005 Volvo V70 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2005 Volvo V70

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2005 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>>

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.

The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light May Illuminate

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.

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2005 Volvo V70 Questions

squeaky passenger side front end (1 answer)

sounds like it is from the tire area

should you put lubricant on lug nuts? (1 answer)

I had my car in the shop and the front wheels were removed, when I drove home there was a severe shaking in the front end and I found that the lug nuts were really loose and two had come out. I back tracked and found the other lug nuts but they had grease on them.

I can't add date for a service. (1 answer)

I can't add date for a service. Mac OS Lion Safari 5.13. Can't type in the text box. Can't open to select from the calendar when clicking on the calendar icon, either.

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2005 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.

Tire Pressure and Loading Label May be Incorrect

The tire pressure and loading information label may be incorrect. This could lead to improper vehicle loading or tire pressures that could result in a tire failure. Dealers will mail the correct label to vehicle owners. This recall is expected to begin on December 18, 2006. The Volvo recall number is 161.

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2005 Volvo V70 Reviews

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based on 2 customer reviews
125,000 miles on the clock and in that time only had to replace 2 lightbulbs and the battery (all normal wear and tear). Best car I've ever had, and we do put it through it's paces with some very long drives. No problems whatsoever.
This is a new addition to my family.So far,so good.Will be doing major service soon so we will see how she's held up for the last 5 years 6/24/10 - just did 120000 mile service including water pump and drive belts. No problems with any suspension componets which was great news

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