Volvo Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo

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Volvo Problems

Transmission Shifting Issues Due to Internal Failure and/or Software Issues

The automatic transmission may develop shifting problems and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to internal component failure and/or software issues. It is always best to be sure the transmission control module has the latest software installed when any major transmission repair is performed.

Transmission Failure Common

Premature automatic transmission failure is common. Diagnoses of the fault will be necessary to determine if repair or replacement is the proper repair.

Exterior Light Bulbs May Burn Out Prematurely

It is not uncommon for the exterior light bulbs to burn out prematurely. No repair option has been reported other than replacing the failed bulb.

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Volvo Questions

2001s 40 turbo code po133 last ownet gave up (1 answer)

Gave up o replacing sensors .light comes on after 20 mi Went to dealer they said no recall is opened.It did not have a extra harness but I thought it could have been taken out , last owner does not remember. Dealer did not mention a reset or software upgrade . Where do I go to find out if this c...

Turn L turn signal indicator and beep sounds and dash light shows dvr door open (1 answer)

Dvr's window won 't go down
/open. also red triangle warning come on, on dash. The only thing I have done recently is reset computer/maint. time
Don't know what to do, take to dealer...$$$.

How can i upgrade the gearbox software? (2 answers)

Gear shifting is hard.

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Volvo Recalls

Front Passenger Seat Belt Buckle Separates And Does Not Secure Occupant

The front passenger seat belt buckle may separate from the buckle bracket, resulting in the passenger not being properly secured in an accident. Dealers will inspect the front passenger seat belt buckle stud and replace the seat belt buckle as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Air Conditioning Drain Hose Leaks Inside Vehicle

The air conditioner evaporator drain hose may leak water inside the vehicle. Dealers will inspect the air conditioning drain hose for proper installation and replace it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Automatic Closing Function Of Sunroof Can Be Accidentally Triggered

The automatic closing feature of the sunroof may be tripped accidentally because of how the sunroof switch is mounted in the overhead console. Dealers will perform a software upgrade that disables the auto-close function free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Volvo Reviews

I have 2 Volvo's. One is a 2002- S60 and the other one is a '08 XC90. Both vehicles have the same problem. This only occurs in cold weather. Neither of them will shift out of park. They will not move! I have tried heating up the vehicle, wiggling the switch, turning car on and off, pumping brakes, moving steering wheel up and down and everything that I have read to do on the internet and nothin...
When its behavior issues are fixed it is amazing. It likes to eat strut mounts the most... If you buy one get it cheep because people dont maintain these well. If you keep up on maintenance you will be ok.... Definitely buy a icarsoft 906i scanner and the necessary tools to work on this car. If you have no clue it will cost a bit more.....
Bought 2009 Volvo s40 2.4i 5cyl in summer of 2009 Houston TX... Full time driver, 40 hrs, personal vehicle... Next month will be 7 year mark. I have had 0 "brake downs" to this day. 240,000 miles -Major issues with AC clutch, compressors. -Major problems with catalytic converters, holes in flexpipe before cat -lower ball joints, control arms front suspension have also had many repla...

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