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Verified for the Volvo S70

A broken vacuum hose near the power steering pump deteriorates and can cause a rough idle and the Check Engine Light to illuminate

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Verified for the Volvo V70

One or both of the front wheel bearings may fail resulting in a rumbling noise from the front wheel area when driving over 25 mph.

 

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Verified for the Volvo V70 XC

The AC evaporator is prone to leaking, causing the air conditioning system to lose refrigerant and stop blowing cold air.

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Verified for the Volvo 960

The AC evaporator can develop leaks. If you have it replaced, it's a good idea to change the cabin air filter at the same time to help with cabin air quality.

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Verified for the Volvo 850

The intake manifold gasket can leak and cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate, idle speed to be erratic and a hard starting engine. A hissing noise can often be heard from the gasket area when the leak is bad enough. Removal of the intake manifold is needed to replace the gasket.

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Verified for the Volvo 850

One or both of the front wheel bearings may fail resulting in a rumbling noise from the front wheel area when driving over 25 mph.

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Verified for the Volvo 850

The AC evaporator can develop a leak resulting in insufficient AC cooling. Our technicians recommend when replacing the evaporator, have a pollen filter kit installed to help with air quality in the cabin.

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Verified for the Volvo 940

A faulty RPM sensor can cause the Check Engine Light to come on and cause a "no start" condition, especially when the engine is warm.

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Verified for the Volvo 240

A faulty RPM sensor can cause the Check Engine Light to come on and cause a "No Start" condition.

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Reported by Up North Volvo and 2 others for the Volvo XC90

I had a loud clicking or chattering noise that was coming from my left front wheel area on my Volvo. This was somewhat maddening, as it would come and go. When it got so pronounced, I took it to my dealer's mechanic; he heard it, but couldn't pinpoint the exact source. He did rule out wheel bearing failure, and due to its' extreme left location, ruled out any transmission or angle drive issues (which had themselves been recently serviced). Fin...

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Verified for the Volvo S60

Coolant leaking from the front of the vehicle is often due to a leaking radiator, which must be replaced.

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Verified for the Volvo XC70

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: http://bit.ly/Volvo_Owners_Manuals

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Reported by msjean for the Volvo S60

Had a strong gasoline odor for about a week after last major service. Found out there was an extended warranty on the fuel pump and although my warranty had expired (soonest of 10 years or 150,000 miles) Volvo covered the replacement although it had to be done at dealer and not garage I normally use. Nearest dealership is 41 miles away from where I live. Dealer was very accomodating after checking with Volvo Customer Service but had to have c...

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Reported by nrgpro and 3 others for the Volvo XC90

On several occasions the car would not start. When the key was turned nothing would happen. Car was towed 3 times. First time they stated it was the starter motor. Second time new battery. Third time it was the electronic control module that needed replacememt. A common problem as I under. I believe that all 3 times it was the ECM. Water leakage can get into the unit via a poorly designed rubber grommet (seal). Only the Volvo dealerhip c...

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Verified for the Volvo S80

Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo S80 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: http://bit.ly/Volvo_Owners_Manuals

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