2008 Volvo V70 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Volvo V70

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2008 Volvo V70 Problems

Door Lock Assembly May Fail

One or more door lock assembly may fail and cause door locking/unlocking problems.

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.

Abnormal Noise From Front Suspension Due to Worn Control Arm Bushings

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.

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2008 Volvo V70 Questions

front area rattle noise that has gotten worse (1 answer)

I took the car into my service place 6 months ago and they could not find anything .( I have 55,000 miles on it). i got new tires today and asked them at Firestone. They said it was my front struts making the noise and they needed replacing. It would be over $1000. Am i getting ripped off as a f...

What is correct about changing transmission fluid. Dealer said never change. (1 answer)

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

Radio display screen works off and on. (1 answer)

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?

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2008 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.

Possible Engine Overheating and Failure Without Warning

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.

Information Missing from the Child Restraint System Warning Labels

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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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 l...

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