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2006 Volvo XC70

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2006 Volvo XC70 Problems

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.

Engine -- Verified

Engine oil leaks from the PCV housing are common.

2006 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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2006 Volvo XC70 Questions and Answers

billyl, 2006 Volvo XC70, w/o Turbo, Lee, MA

Was told it could be a front wheel hub

etrutt, 2006 Volvo XC70, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Asheville, NC

I just bought a 2006 Volvo XC 70 and noticed that y 12 volt outlets are not working. I assume this is a fuse but thought I would ask first.

etrutt, 2006 Volvo XC70, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Asheville, NC

What sie rear windshield wiper is required ad how do I replace it?

etrutt, 2006 Volvo XC70, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Asheville, NC

Is there a solution for an IPOD or external satellite radio connection available for the radio in a 2006 XC70 Volvo?

ltljon, 2006 Volvo XC70, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Martinsburg, WV

The dealer quoted a price of $615 for front brake pads and rotors that they say are under min. spec. of 28.8 actual is 23.88. Is this correct? Is it possible to do this myself? Thanks

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2006 Volvo XC70 Reviews

At 140,000 miles the transmission was shifting hard in the first 3 gears and sometime going into a neutral position when going from reverse to Drive and visa-versa. I had quotes from 1800.00 to 2500.00 for a rebuild and up to $4000.00 for a new trans from Sweden.
I had purchased a vehicle protection plan and they ended up covering this repair (took nearly 3 weeks though). Only reimbursed $35 a day for rental car. Cost me an extra $10/day with required coverage. They opted to put a used trans and trans-axle from a wreaked XC70. So far so good. This Protection plan cost me $2600.

Presently I'm trying to simply replace some light bulbs and window washer pump motor, which is not covered. The license plate light burned out and that was simple to replace. 1 screw for each lens, pull lens down and then pull back to slide grip plate out of it's socket. Pull bulb straight out and insert new. Reverse assembly.

A much more difficult task is to replace the front side marker lights. On the 2006, unless you have very small and strong hands, you must remove the air filter box on driver side and window washer filler tube on passenger side. Both socket turn toward the rear of car for removal.

Removal to the wiper juice motor is proving to be a real pain. Anyone have experience with this?
All the best, Steve
Good luck.

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