Volvo V50 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo V50
Volvo V50 Problems
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.
The anti-theft alarm may sound while driving. Our technicians tell us this may be due to an internal fault with the central communications module. Failed modules will require replacement.
The air flow or temperature from the climate control system may be incorrect. Our technicians tell us a software update is available which should help with this concern.
Volvo V50 Questions
Transmission oil, Brake Fluid, Antifreeze and Power Steering drain & replace. "not to include Engine oil".
Although it drives fine in auto mode when I shift to manual it will not and will remain in auto; also the gears will not display in the dash. I am suspecting selenoid???
Volvo V50 Recalls
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 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.
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...