Volvo C30 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo C30

Volvo C30 Problems

Knocking Noise From the Front Suspension

A knocking noise may be noted from the front suspension, commonly caused by damaged lower control arm bushings. Our technicians tell us the bushings or control arm should be replaced as necessary to correct this concern.

The Parking Brake May be Hard to Release

The parking brake may be hard to release. Our technicians tell us that adjusting the parking brake cable will generally correct this issue.

The Express-Up Windows May Reverse Direction When Closing

The express-up windows may reverse direction when closing, this is commonly caused by misalignment of the window glass or lack of lubrication of the window guides. Aligning the glass and lubing the window guides should correct this concern.

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Volvo C30 Questions

My ck engine light came on I have checked the gas cap. There is a swirling noise when it idols should I take it on to the dealer to be clecked? (1 answer)

Essential Powershift. The car rolls even though the gear is engaged. (2 answers)

The car is a powershift (automatic) and i don't understand why would the car roll either forward or backwards when the gears are engaged? Even though the car is in D mode, one almost have to put the hand brakes on when you are on a steep hill to avoid the car rolling back. This does not happe...

What could a knocking noise be from the rear end of the car could it be bushes (1 answer)

It sounds like the rear anti roll bushes

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Volvo C30 Recalls

Volvo Recalls Garmin 760 Portable GPS-Equipped Vehicles Due to Overheating Battery

Volvo is recalling all models equipped with Garmin 760 Portable Global Positioning System units because the battery may overheat, which could lead to a fire. Volvo advises owners to stop using the Garmin device immediately and consult the Garmin website to determine if they have a defective unit. The unit's battery will be replaced and a spacer inserted to prevent the problem from reoccurring. This will be performed free of charge.

Manual Transmission Gear Shift Lever May Be Loose

The shifter on a manual transmission may be loose where it mounts to the assembly. A loose shifter may present a loss of shifting and vehicle control. Dealers will re-torque the shifter lever assembly to the correct specification. This recall began on June 14, 2010. The Volvo recall number is R227.

Power Steering Hose May Rupture

Some vehicles have a power steering return hose that may rupture because a section was not vulcanized properly. If the hose ruptures, there would be a rapid loss of power steering fluid and loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the steering return line assembly. The recall began July, 2008. The Volvo recall number is 201.

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Volvo C30 Reviews

this has been agreat car except for the ac does not get cold enough as all my other cars did
I have 28,000 on my C30. While the gas milage average is 29+ the road noise is getting imbearable. The dealer says my tires are cupping. They did not give me a reason as to why. The car is fun to drive, but I hate to have a passenger. With in minutes on the highway they are asking what the noise is. Most educated guess is bearing problems. On my way back to the dealer again. Will keep you ...
A unique look and style that gets lots of attention. The five cylinder, front wheel engine has lots of pep. The car excellerates well uphill in 6th gear. Braking is good and handling is crisp. The only things that are disappointing are: the cup holder is too close to the parking brake and the stick shift. The other is the rear storage area requires an optional cover which is rather pricey. Othe...

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