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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Volvo
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.
Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.
The convertible top may have problems with the micro-switches and potentiometers that help control the raising and lowering of the top.
Premature automatic transmission failure is common. Diagnoses of the fault will be necessary to determine if repair or replacement is the proper repair.
Volvo Recalls (Recent)
Volvo Recall 91V075000
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Volvo Recall 96E025000
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Volvo Questions and Answers
Since I have had this car the air conditioner never was cool enough, it just is horrible to drive this car in the summer. It feels like you are driving without any air conditioner. I was told that ...
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Volvo Owners' Reviews
What a lemon, alternator replacement for $2000, battery replacement, oil seal replacement for $2250, steering lock problem and the list goes on but when it work's... that v8 sounds and performs reallllllly good
OK - so we thought this was going to be a great purchase. It was till about 95,000 miles. Then everything went wrong. The engine got wet in a desert rain storm, and it turns out a VOLVO V8 ENGINE CANNOT GET WET as it will rust and there is a catastrophic engine failure (balance shaft) costing $5,000 to repair. That's weird because the Volvo V8 is a modified Yamaha marine engine.
The the power steering pump went bad last month...another $1000. Also, we had to change tires every 6 months ($1,000 each time) because Volvo would not admit that the subframe bushings moved because oversized tolerances (yes, changed the bushings twice)....and it needed new brake pads (another $700), 3rd change in 5 years cos the car is too heavy for the brakes. Oh and the drivers seat control frame is all ripped up because if you're less than 6 ft tall, your leg scrapes the edge every time you exit, so we have a big hole from broken plastic (the seat has to be replaced...) . Don't forget that the expensive entertainment system does not work anymore. Can't get the sound to work no matter what we've tried.
I hope Volvo's new Chinese owner kicks some butt in Volvo management for putting out such a poor quality car and spoiling Volvo's reputation....or maybe it was some interim manager from Ford that forced Volvo to put out a Ford look alike (no offense to new Fords that are so much better)
I think we will buy a Korean or Japanese or even an American car next time. Forget the European stuff unless its Deutsch. Hope someone still likes XCC90 V8's when we sell it. I've done all the repairs and it should run great for a bit
update this very moment: check engine light just went on and the engine sounds funny.....the "fun" continues
we have almost 130000miles on it. however, there are issues with check engine light on around 80000miles cost m more than $1000 to repair the catalyst but the light back on after around 1 year.
now the coolant light on, no clue what caused this after changing thermostat, sensor.
there were back lights, side lights out, changed them.
I had a volvo S60T5 with the five speed manual. Until i werecked it in a car/truck accident it was stupendous. Loved it. No issues of any kind. I replaced it with an automatic V70 t5, which has been a constant headache. nothing but a money pit, and "ll never buy another.
Its strange what a difference a manual transmission will make.
Clogs in the AC Drain Tube have resulted in over $1,000 of additional charges because the clog had to be cleared $125, it caused water to leek in the cabin so I had to dry and clean the driver side carpet $270, and it ruined the A/C Blower Motor $785. I can't understand how the clogging occured and how to prevent it in the future so I'm afraid it will happen again.