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2002 Volvo S60 Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2002 Volvo S60 based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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There is a computer that controls all these items and it's called the rear electrical module, or the "REM". To temporarily address this issue you can pull the fuse from the rear fuse box labeled "REM" and everything should start working again. 

Volvo has updated software for the REM that will help prevent this from happening again. See a Volvo shop or Dealer and have this and all the software in the vehicle checked and updated every 30,000 miles.

Erratic shifting from the automatic transmission and cold start issues can sometimes be corrected by software upgrades to the engine and transmission control modules.

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

The front control arm bushings wear out, resulting in alignment issues and squeaking and/or knocking noises from the front end. Worn bushings will require replacement.

One or both of the front wheel bearings may fail resulting in a rumbling noise from the front wheel area when driving over 25 mph.

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.

Several software related issues have been reported and we recommend that when a software upgrade is performed you have all the software upgraded