2012 Volvo XC70 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2012 Volvo XC70

2012 Volvo XC70 Problems

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:

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2012 Volvo XC70 Questions

"Installation Failed"eject disc,reinsert to try again displays on media screen (1 answer)

This error message began appearing in the media screen just recently and will overlay whatever is currently on the screen, such as the back up camera. I can see the edges of what is in the background. I do not use the CD player, never have. Sometimes the error message goes off sometimes it stays ...

The owner's manual is no help: does manual shifting help mileage? (2 answers)

Should i use 4th gear for highway driving, or just stick to Drive in automatic?

my brand new volvo has auto tire pressure monitoring. question: how accurate? (2 answers)

If the light comes on, which tire is affected and how dangerous is it to drive?

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2012 Volvo XC70 Recalls

Airbags May Not Deploy as Expected

The wire harness under the front seats may not have been secured properly to the seat frame. As a result, when the seats are moved to adjust the seating position, the wire harness may be pulled, causing it to disconnect. In the event of a crash, the front and/or side impact airbags may deploy improperly or not at all, increasing the risk of personal injury. Also, the lap belt pretensioner may not deploy. Dealers will inspect and secure the affected harness as necessary to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is 250.

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