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2004 Volvo XC70

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2004 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.

2004 Volvo XC70 Recalls (Recent)

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, 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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2004 Volvo XC70 Questions and Answers

coastalmark, 2004 Volvo XC70, Turbo, Bel Air, MD

I have e ping in my drive axel when I shift from drive to reverse.
Major worry or none at all?

caromio, 2004 Volvo XC70, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Bellingham, WA

This has happened 3 times. Volvo and independent garage cant find anything wrong with car.

I was driving on highway at 100km. Car suddenly 'bucked', a 'thunk'sound came from it...

Visitor, 2004 Volvo XC70, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Troy, MI

My 2004 XC70, mileage 52,000, runs flawlessly. The Volvo dealer serviceman recommended replacement of control arm bushings, costing approximately $800. Since the dealer has previously recommended...

Visitor, 2004 Volvo XC70, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Incline Village, NV

When I turned off the wagon there was a high pitched sound. I started the car several times and turned it off and the sound was there each time. After a while it did stop. It seemed to be coming fr...

Visitor, 2004 Volvo XC70, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Kansas City, MO

This has happened 1 time so far. Volvo can't find anything wrong with car. Diagnostics showed error codes for everything but yet once they unhooked car from machine it started right up and is ...

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