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2008 Volvo V70

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2008 Volvo V70 Problems

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.

Engine -- Verified

Engine oil leaks from the PCV housing are common.

2008 Volvo V70 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., February 20, 2008

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Certain vehicles equipped with integrated child booster seats were assembled with warning labels that did not include the statement, "Death or serious injury can occur" if child safety systems are not used according to the manufacturer's instructions. Dealers will install new warning labels as necessary. The recall is expected to begin on February 20, 2008. The Volvo recall number is 189.

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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, July 8, 2009

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The engine cooling fan may stop working without warning due to a software error. Depending on the conditions, the occupants may experience reduced air conditioning performance and/or rapid heating of the engine temperature. The driver may not have sufficient time to react to the warning lights before engine failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the fan control module free of charge. The recall began July, 2009. The Volvo recall number is R214.

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2008 Volvo V70 Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2008 Volvo V70, Altamont, NY

why wont seat go back all the way?

gmnil, 2008 Volvo V70, Tacoma, WA

The air handling system sometimes presents an unpleasant odour. Will a clean air filter cure this.

v70florida, 2008 Volvo V70, Marianna, FL

Also displays climate control and other functions. It is supposed to come on when car is started but will come on after driving 10 to 15 min or so. Any ideas abot this?

v70florida, 2008 Volvo V70, Marianna, FL

Shop says to replace with OEM, not to expensive. Car made this noise for about 12 miles, but has quit makin it. I have driven around town but no noise. Car has 89,000 miles on it. Does sound legit?

P.Y., 2008 Volvo V70, Potwin, KS

Manual says change and then leads you to believe never to change. What is correct ?

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2008 Volvo V70 Reviews

I bought this car used as is from a dealer with 79,000 miles on it. It is a 2008 model so I figured i could get another 70,000 miles from this car. I normally purchase new and keep a car 10 years but this was such a good deal I could not pass it up. It had been on the lot for over 90 days and dealer wanted it sold.They said few people wanted wagons. It was loaded and i got it for about 8,ooo less than a comparable SUV. With all that said, we love the car, its ride, handling, interior appointments, radio sound, and the seats. Mechanic said it was in good condition. I am hoping nothing major goes wrong, but I know this car has to be maintained properly. I get concerned reading all the problems on the web but this seems to be true about alot of cars, domestic and foreign. Volvos are rare where we live so it is nice to have something different from everybody else. Its ruby red and after I waxed and detailed it I get stairs and second glances around town. Its styling still looks current, not dated at all. If you like wagons with comfort and styling , I think you would like this one. I think Volvo has improved the quaility and reliability of these newer models, having worked out the bugs in earlier models.

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