2005 Volvo XC70 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Volvo XC70

2005 Volvo XC70 Problems

ABS Control Module May Fail

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.

Front Control Arm Bushings May Wear Out

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.

Transmission Will Not Shift Properly

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

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2005 Volvo XC70 Questions

diagnose a random dashboard electric failure. (1 answer)

All functions controlled by directional arm, front and rear windshield washers, rear windshield wiper, high/low beam control, message center, dash light dimmer, radio lights do not work.
Front wipers, instrument cluster, radio, headlights, emergency flashers etc, all work.........any ideas?

How to repair thermostat that is stuck open? (1 answer)

Average cost to replace a crankcase breather hose, pcv hoses and oil trap charge (1 answer)

also may ned to replace spark plugs. Check engine light came on code-fuel system burning too rich off idle

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2005 Volvo XC70 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.

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

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