2006 Volvo V70 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Volvo V70
2006 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 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.
2006 Volvo V70 Questions
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 ...
How do I replace my front brake rotors? I have replaced the pads before really easy so I think the rotors should be just as easy. 2006 Volvo V70
Im would likt to know the best way to charge a volvo v70 battery
2006 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.
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.
2006 Volvo V70 Reviews
I have an '06 V70 T5 (Canadian Model) purchased new in May 08. So far, the car has performed flawlessly. I do the oil/filter changes myself using Mobile 1 and Volvo oil filters. One minor recall. Seats are very good- and supportive- perfect for spirited driving. With the back seats down you can haul a washing machine, lumber for a deck or what ever. Excellent acceleration, great brakes. ...
This has been a pretty reliable ride for me every day on my long work drives, with minor problems about every three months or so. But the drive train has posed continuing problems. I hear an odd vibration when I am applying pressure to the accelerator pedal to maintain speeds of 60 mph or more. Can't get to the bottom of the problem, and dealer already replaced the drive shaft once. Ugh.