2009 Volvo XC70 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Volvo XC70

2009 Volvo XC70 Problems

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 turbocharger return pipe seal may develop an oil leak. The leak can begin very small, but will eventually progress into a large leak. Our technicians recommend having this repaired at first signs of leakage.

Engine oil leaks from the PCV housing are common.

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2009 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.

Volvo is recalling 2010 XC70 models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on tire selection and rims. Affected models were sold with incorrect maximum permissible inflation pressure labels; the owner's manual also contains incorrect information. Dealers will install the new labels free of charge.

Software for the central electronic module may not send the signal the fuel pump electronic module needs to activate the fuel pump. The driver may be able to start the engine because of residual fuel pressure, but the engine will eventually stall again. If the vehicle stalls in certain conditions, a crash could occur. Dealers will update software for the central electronic module free of charge. The recall began on September 30, 2009. The Volvo recall number is R215.

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