2005 Volvo XC70 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Volvo XC70
2005 Volvo XC70 Problems
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 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: http://bit.ly/Volvo_Owners_Manuals
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.
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.
2005 Volvo XC70 Questions
A Volvo repair shop recommended a transmission flush. Is that recommended or should I just do a drain and fill?
By morning when it's freezing, I put the heating system on "automatic" mode and set maximum temperature. I have to drive for some kilometers and normaly only after some speeding up it does start to warm the cockpit !!! However, in Summer the air condicioned works ok and it lowers t...
When turning hardly (for instance, when parking or in slow motion running) the front tires seem to jump out of their trail ... seem to pop-up. This happens since I bought the car. 1st explanation given was due to the fact of permanent 4wheel traction
2005 Volvo XC70 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.
2005 Volvo XC70 Reviews
This is our 3rd Volvo. I have been very happy with all 3. This one has something going on I don't understand. Initially, I noticed a howling - building up the wooooooo sound is about all I can say, that seemed associated with wet roads for some reason. No engine lights, no warning lights, and not all the time. The other day it did it just driving on dry pavement, wooooooooo continuously until y...
I love my XC 70. It will cruise at a 100+.................. Tons of Brakes............ Drift when necessary....... Looks Slow!