Volvo S80 Problem Reports

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Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.

Front and/or rear sway bar end links may wear out prematurely, causing a knocking noise from the front or rear of the vehicle when driving on bumpy roads. Our technicians recommend inspecting the links at each service, they should be replaced if any looseness is found.

Front and/or rear sway bar end links may wear out prematurely, causing a knocking noise from the front or rear of the vehicle when driving on bumpy roads. Our technicians recommend inspecting the links at each service, they should be replaced if any looseness is found.

Problems have been reported with the automatic transmission. Our technicians recommend complete diagnoses before beginning any repairs.

"SRS airbag service required URGENT" warning message appeared after I jump started the car (with some arcing -- battery was very dead). Internet research confirmed this is common problem -- also happens when negative (ground) wire is not disconnected when working on sound system or air conditioning. Must be taken to dealer to reset the warning message (Volvo proprietary bus message). My cost was $60.

The steering wheel module (SWM) stops working, this affects the turn signals, horn, cruise control, and audio buttons on the steering wheel.

Several software related issues have been reported and it is recommended that when a software upgrade is performed, all the software should be updated
Transmission issues related to shifting have been reported. Software upgrades available from Volvo often resolve these problems.
The rear electrical module stops working (REM) This affects the fuel gauge and trunk opening switch