2006 Volvo V70 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Volvo V70
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2006 Volvo V70 ProblemsTransmission 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>>
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) Control Unit has a high failure rate. When this fault occurs, the ABS light will illuminate and codes may be stored indicating a problem with the ABS Pump Motor, or Wheel Speed Sensors, but the problem is the ABS Control Module.
Other symptoms may include an illuminated Check Engine and transmission shift light, and the speedometer may stop working as well.
Note: The brake system will operate normally however during a panic stop the Anti Lock Brakes will not work and the wheels may lock-up, causing a lack of vehicle control under these situations.
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.
2006 Volvo V70 Questions2006 VOLVO SW, FUEL GUAGE NOT WORKING PROPERLY, WHEN FILLED UP ONLY SHOWS 3/4. (1 answer)
ABOUT A MONTH AGO, I NOTICED WHEN FILLING UP MY TANK, IT WOULD READ ONLY ABOUT 3/4 FULL. 2 WEEKS AGO WHILE GOING ON AN APPT. IT RAN OUT OF GAS, GUAGE STILL SHOWED 1/4 TANK.IT THOUGHT SOMETHING MECHANICALLY BAD HAD HAPPENED.TOWED CAR TO REPAIR PLACE,THEY LOOKED IT OVER,DETERMINED,GAS GAUGE FLOATS ...
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2006 Volvo V70 RecallsVolvo 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.
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.