The master window switch may fail, allowing the windows to move in one direction and not the other.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Volvo S70 Master Window Switch Assembly May Fail
Volvo S70 Problem
Average Mileage: 126,442 mi (37,958 mi - 190,000 mi)
Visitor, 1998 Volvo S70, 157,552 mi
Passenger side door wont go back up, and the 2 back windows
Visitor, 1998 Volvo S70
Passenger side window goes down and not up, another electrical nightmare from Volvo. Cannot determine if the
issue is in the master switch cluster or the passenger side switch assembly. Have two Volvos, both are Frankenstein electrical monsters. Drive train will never die, but the lousy cheap plastic pieces and the electrics are right out of hell.
Visitor, 2000 Volvo S70
My drivers side window got stuck down when i first got the car. I took it to the shop and got it fixed. A year later it got stuck again this time it got stuck up in 90 degree whether. I just said forget it. On top of the the defroster stopped working.
Visitor, 1999 Volvo S70, 37,958 mi
Drivers window will go down but not up
Visitor, 1999 Volvo S70, 131,387 mi
Right rear window stuck half open
Visitor, 2000 Volvo S70, 84,294 mi
Drivers side window will not come back up
Visitor, 1998 Volvo S70, 190,000 mi
windows do not work at all. sunroof or electric mirrors not working
Visitor, 1998 Volvo S70, 150,000 mi
Master Switch Brittle.
Visitor, 1999 Volvo S70
front passenger side window cannot be raised by using the driver window controls.
Visitor, 1999 Volvo S70, 138,000 mi
Windows did the same and the electric locks worked intermittently. Volvo dealer replaced bank of switches on driver side door...windows good, locks still intermittent...living with it for now.