Volvo C30 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo C30
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Volvo C30 ProblemsKnocking 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. Our technicians tell us that adjusting the parking brake cable will generally correct this issue.
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.
Volvo C30 QuestionsMy 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)
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...
It sounds like the rear anti roll bushes
Volvo C30 RecallsVolvo 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.
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.
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.