Volvo rolled away in park on 2001 Volvo V70 XC

My car rolled away in park. I can be in the car and put it in park, take my foot off the break and it rolls. Then yesterday I put it in reverse and it would not go. It sounded like it was in neutral.

Asked by for the 2001 Volvo V70 XC
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the shift cable needs to be adjusted or has some wron out parts. take it to a trans shop for a check up.

thank you, the Volvo dealer told my a bolt had stripped going to my axle. They said that would take care of the problem. But when I got home it was still doing it. So I will take it back on Fri. It does sound like something in the shifter. I can hear a cable sound when I push on the peddle lightly. I hope it isn't my transmission :(
As Roy suggested it, get the shift cable checked / adjusted. Most shop will be able to do it, but your best bet is always a Volvo specialty shop.

I have been into the Volvo shop 3 times in the last 5 days :( so I thank all of you for your idea about the shift cable. I have always had Volvo service my car and I am not hard on my car. They also said I need brake pads but the rotors are under sized. I have never replaced them before so how could they be. Also they said my right CV boot needs replacing but they said I have an after market axle. I have never put on an axle before so how could in not be the right one. I have been the only owner. Or is it that I am a girl :)
If you're lucky this is a shift cable, but on a 2001 V70, there's a good chance the transmission is going out. I agree with Zee, find a good Volvo shop to look at this. Find some here:
I have heard that too now that i have been looking. My daughter has the V70 so I hope she is lucky and that doesn't happen to her. She has over 100 thousand on her Volvo as well.