Volvo Repair and Maintenance
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Volvo ProblemsRadiator may crack without visible leak
As the vehicle ages, the plastic end tanks on the radiator may crack and cause a coolant leak. Because of the placement of the radiator, the leak may not be visible in the engine bay or underneath the vehicle. A radiator replacement would be required to fix this condition.
The evaporative emissions system has problems with the purge valve, tank pressure sensor, and the fuel cap. All of these failed components will cause the check engine light to illuminate. To prevent turning on the check engine light accidentally, make sure the fuel cap is installed correctly after re-fueling
The electronic throttle module (ETM) has a higher than normal failure rate. There is a possible extended warranty and/or a software upgrade offered by Volvo for this problem.
Volvo Questionswhy is my alarm light flashing even when the car is not locked? (1 answer)
CAR ALARM LIGHT KEEPS FLASHING EVEN IF i HAVE IT UNLOCKED Any ideas why?
Also does shining light from the rear make the alarm active? My taillights act up (flash) when I come up at night with the lights on.
It runs great out on the road, and it idles good too, but when I put it in gear or turn the AC on it starts to lope like it has a racing cam in it..it has a recent full tune up.. I can unplug the idle control sensor and it kills the engine, same with the mass air flow sensor..any clues?
The radiator hoses when squeezed and car is off they put make the reservoir gurgle. The car is over heating and spilling coolant from the reservoir once its heating up. No leaks anywhere.
Volvo RecallsAutomatic 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.
The auto stop / start feature of the engine may fail, as the starter motor fuse may blow and the engine may not restart. Dealers will replace the starter motor fuse with a higher amperage fuse free of charge to resolve the concern.
The third row side curtain air bags may not inflate fully when deployed in an accident. This could cause increased risk of occupant injury. Dealers will modify the D-pillar interior panels to allow full inflation of the third row air bags free of charge to resolve the concern.