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2005 Volvo XC70

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2005 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.

Drive Train -- Verified

It's very common for the turbo return line seal to leak oil. When they leak it can be minor seepage that may be hardly noticeable to a very large oil leak that can cover the entire underside of the vehicle. The part is very inexpensive but the job takes at least an hour due to the AWD differential that is in the way.

2005 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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2005 Volvo XC70 Questions and Answers

WpM, 2005 Volvo XC70, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Pensacola, FL

I cannot figure out how to install rear wiper blade. I know it is probably quite simple but I am obviously a lot simpler than the solution. Help

Visitor, 2005 Volvo XC70, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Manhasset, NY

The technician ask me today that i need to change my fuel filter.

Visitor, 2005 Volvo XC70, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Rohnert Park, CA

How do I change the rear position bulb? I took off the speaker cover and lower panel but I can't reach the light bulb housing.

Visitor, 2005 Volvo XC70, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Rohnert Park, CA

How do I get the indicator screen to stop showing "regular service required" without actually getting the car serviced?

seking, 2005 Volvo XC70, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Damariscotta, ME

Has happened only a few times in 7-8 months; once while driving straight slowly into garage, car not turning.
Is not floor mat - that is attached to floor.

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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 you slow down - pretty much around 50 or more. It didn't do it again when speed was regained. Now I have a check engine light, no wooooo and it is not running bad. I went to the local Autozone, put it on their computer and get a note about air - somewhere it could have a vacuum line cracked or leaking, bad sensor, not enough air, something like that. Heck, i can't find but two vacuum lines even with the map on the bottom of the hood. If I hold down the trip odometer with the switch in the first position, I get a code of 042. Any ideas?

I love my XC 70. It will cruise at a 100+.................. Tons of Brakes............ Drift when necessary....... Looks Slow!

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