Volvo S60 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo S60
Volvo S60 Problems
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.
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.
Volvo S60 Questions
Transmission fluid is full but looks a little burnt. Don't know when it was last changed; it it my wife's car. Oil was two qts. low and burnt.
This only happens whenever the car is in reverse.
Can the fuse # 21,in the passenger compartment or the 4 wheel drive control module fuse #17, in the cargo area, be causing my transmission to surge or slip? If not any ideas? It seems to happen after driving for about 1 hour. I have tried in manual a few times and I seem to have no problems
Volvo S60 Recalls
Certain vehicles equipped with 5-cylinder engine are being recalled because the driver may not be properly warmed of a low engine oil pressure condition. Without proper warning the driver could continue to operate the vehicle until it stalls due to engine failure. Dealers will update the vehicle's software so the driver is alerted should there be a low oil pressure situation.
The windshield wipers may run continuously and the headlights, high beams and turn signals may not operate due to the malfunction of the central electronic module. Dealers will upgrade the module software free of charge to resolve the concern.
A manufacturing defect within the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) control unit may lead to an inadvertent deployment of the seat belt pretensioner and/or inflatable curtain. If the seat belt pretensioner and/or inflatable side curtain deploy without cause, the driver could be distracted and the driver's visibility could be reduced, increasing the risk of a crash. These vehicles have not been sold and the SRS control unit will be replaced prior to the cars being sold. The Volvo recall number is 257.
Volvo S60 Reviews
This car now has 144k on it. This is what anyone buying a used one absolutely needs to know. 1) If the timing belt has not been changed at the recommended 105k miles it will be a $500-$600 repair. These have to be done on schedule so this is one of the first questions you should as (there should be a sticker in the engine compartment telling you when it was last done). 2) But just as impor...
This is the worst car I ever had . Trans went and engine has low pressure Thus far it is a money pit
For the second time this car has simply lost power and steering and left my 18 year old by the side of the road. All the gauges suddenly dropped and the car lost power. A quick check on the car on the net showed a large number of people reporting the same troubles with their cars, and four recalls on this model. Having had 8 Hondas and or Acuras, I have never been left sitting by any of them. ...