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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2003 Volvo XC70

2003 Volvo XC70

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2003 Volvo XC70 Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo XC70 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation all together to name a few.
If the issue is minor, a transmission software update may address this issue so if available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made. After a software update or repair, the shift adaptatio...

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 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

Front and/or rear sway bar end links may wear out prematurely, causing a knocking noise from the front or rear of the vehicle when driving on bumpy roads. Our technicians recommend inspecting the links at each service, they should be replaced if any looseness is found.

2003 Volvo XC70 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 19, 2003

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER CARS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." THE SECOND ISOFIX GUIDE WAS NOT INSTALLED IN THESE VEHICLES AND, IN CERTAIN CASES, THE OWNER┬┐S MANUAL ISOFIX INFORMATION IS INCORRECT.

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Electrical & Lights, November 5, 2010

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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, January 15, 2010

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When exposed to certain environmental conditions (hot climate and temperature cycling) over time and in combination with varying fuel quality, the fuel pump can develop cracks in the fuel pump flange. If cracks develop, a fuel smell and/or leak may be noted. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pump as necessary to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is R220.

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2003 Volvo XC70 Questions and Answers

notagain, 2003 Volvo XC70, w/o Turbo, Denver, CO

Apologize for such rambling last night . . unable to year of car on todays drop downs - used 2003 as oldest car is 1998!!!!.a few more details that occurred to me . . .the two possible suggestions ...

faceoff, 2003 Volvo XC70, w/o Turbo, Fort Lee, NJ

noise after engine is stopped... also, whinning noise inside the car constant
Is this normal or is the Volvo dealer not addessing the problem correctly?

faceoff, 2003 Volvo XC70, Turbo, Fort Lee, NJ

I need front braks...how do I know if the router need to be cut or not?

r cloward, 2003 Volvo XC70, w/o Turbo, Citrus Heights, CA

ETS light is on. What can I expect is the problem. I have a 2000 XC70

Val_2, 2003 Volvo XC70, Turbo, Oakland, TN

When I make sharp turns left or right there is a grinding noise. What may this be?

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