Volvo V50 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo V50

Volvo V50 Problems

The Audio System Screen May Freeze at Times

The audio system screen may freeze at times and clear when the ignition switch is cycled. Our technicians tell us a software upgrade is available which should correct this concern.

Abnormal Noise From the Power Steering Pump

An abnormal noise may develop from the power steering pump. This is commonly caused when the air conditioning accumulator is touching the power steering pump. Our technicians tell us that securing the accumulator so it does not touch the pump will correct this concern.

Abnormal Noise When Braking

An abnormal noise may develop when braking. Our technicians tell us that on vehicles with 16" wheels, revised front brake caliper support brackets are available, also rear brake pads are available to address noise concerns.

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Volvo V50 Questions

Need to replace the throttle body on my volvo V50 2.4i 2006 (2 answers)

Just like to know if I need to tune after replacement and if yes, can I drive the car to the garage to do these.

After rain, passenger side floor, front & back, flooded; no visible opening (1 answer)

There is no moisture in the skylight area, nor the front or side windows. Only lots of water in the foot wells

How to change front struts and cost (1 answer)

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Volvo V50 Recalls

Volvo Recalls Vehicles Due to an Improperly Manufactured Front Seat

Volvo is recalling certain passenger vehicles equipped with power front passenger seats because the front seat rail's detection system was manufactured incorrectly. This can cause the passenger seat to move beyond the intended maximum, which may increase the risk of injury to the passenger in a crash. Dealers will inspect and repair the rails free of charge.

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.

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Volvo V50 Reviews

Bought used 2005 V50 2.4i and have only had two vehicle issues. 2nd issue caused by me. #1 is leaky sunroof causing lots of water on drivers rear side floor. Apparently cracked or broken plastic piece that funnels rain water to outlet tube. $900 to replace but most of that labor to pull seats and dry out carpeting. #2 was I spilled entire glass of green tea on shifter area. Leaked down and basi...
Love my car. It has been great and no problems. The dealership I dealt with has been wonderful to work with, especially concerning customer service. Volvo of Athens in Georgia.
I have a 2009 V50 2.4i. In in opinion, it's a good family wagon. My comes with basics, which included sun roof, auto windows, 6 cd in dash changer, t-tech seats, 6 way control driver seat. I am please with it so far. The ride is quiet; the engine is smooth; the feel is solid. Complains are: the A/C is not strong enough for Texas heat, the electrial was weird for the instrument panel as it was o...

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