Report: Door Window Regulator May Fail
Volvo C70 Problem
Average Mileage: 78,928 mi (34,000 mi - 164,000 mi)
Door window regulator failures have been reported. These vehicles have a very complex door window mechanism that can be very difficult to adjust properly after installing a new window regulator. This can lead to air leaks, wind noise, and a door that doesn't open or close properly. This is a good time to find an experienced Volvo mechanic!
Visitor, 2000 Volvo C70, 70,000 mi
The driver side window would not go up. Upon taking the door panel off, I discovered the plastic wheel which the cable rides was bent due to the pressure exerted on it by the extremely tight cable and the cable had jumped off. I drilled a hole through the center of the wheel and into the door where the wheel mounts and put a small bolt and a fender washer to keep the wheel straight and keep the cable from jumping off. So far this has fixed the problem. Did not want to buy the high priced regulator. May fix permanently or may be temporary. Time will tell.
Visitor, 2000 Volvo C70, 72,000 mi
Window would go down but would make a grinding noise going up...
Pulled cassette from door...Cable was off upper right pulley...Regulator needs overhauling....Will experiment doing it myself...if no luck will send it out for a rebuild...
Visitor, 2002 Volvo C70, 74,000 mi
problem with driver side window button. The window leaks and whistles bad. Very annoying on a rainy day.
Visitor, 1999 Volvo C70, 49,000 mi
My Driver Window slid down and stopped working. Cable broke. Part $600. My mechanic found a place that will rebuild it for $350. Volvo used plastic rollers. If it is just a roller there is a fix on line ising a patio door roller. At least its not plastic.
Visitor, 2004 Volvo C70, 101,000 mi
Passenger window regulator with motor needs to be replaced. Independent quoted $1400. Volvo quoted $1200.
Driver's window worked intermittently then not at all. I changed the door switch but that was not the problem. I suspect the door module or the regulator. Any comments out there to offer?
Visitor, 2000 Volvo C70, 50,000 mi
window really rattles and howels between 50- 55mpg seems better on the highway at 70mpg
Visitor, 1999 Volvo C70, 130,000 mi
Drivers window will only go half way up, no idea how to fix it and sure don't want to pay 1200 dollars to fix it either
Visitor, 2004 Volvo C70, 164,000 mi
window will go down but not up. window actually will slide down into door upon shutting the door. you can pull on window with switch pulled and window goes up
Visitor, 1999 Volvo C70, 60,000 mi
I didn't fix it. The Volvo dealership wanted $1200 to fix the problem with the window regulator. I just live with the noise.