Volvo V70 Repair and Maintenance
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Volvo V70 ProblemsAutomatic Transmission Shifts Very Hard and Erratic
There are several common complaints regarding Volvo V70 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation to name a few.
If the issue is minor, a transmission software update may address this. If available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made. After a software update or repair, the shift adaptation needs to be reset. A good quality Volvo repair shop will know how to perform this task.
There are several technical service bulletins (TSB's) available from Volvo that address these shifting issues and they should be consulted by the repair shop during the automatic transmission diagnostic process.
Regular servicing of the transmission fluid can help with preventing transmission failure, but not in all cases. Follow the suggested fluid replacement interval recommended by Volvo. You will find this in your owners manual, or find it here>>
A broken vacuum hose near the power steering pump deteriorates and can cause a rough idle and the Check Engine Light to illuminate
One or more door lock assembly may fail and cause door locking/unlocking problems.
Volvo V70 Questionsf the oil is all covering the dipstick xxx' s when car is cold, is this a prob? (2 answers)
Thanks for helping me with stupid questions. I am just wondering if a well meaning person put too much in and if it will damage the car if i dont figure out how to remove some oil! Thanks.
CAR ALARM LIGHT KEEPS FLASHING EVEN IF i HAVE IT UNLOCKED Any ideas why?
Also does shining light from the rear make the alarm active? My taillights act up (flash) when I come up at night with the lights on.
Volvo V70 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.
Volvo is recalling 2010–2011 280 and XC70; 2011 XC60; and 2010 V70 models due to an intermittent fault in driver's air bag clockspring wiring connector for the supplemental restraint system. In the event of a crash, the driver's air bag may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will install a metal shim in the driver's air bag clockspring wiring connector, free of charge.
When exposed to certain environmental conditions (hot climate and temperature cycling) over time and in combination with varying fuel quality, the fuel pump can develop cracks in the fuel pump flange. If cracks develop, a fuel smell and/or leak may be noted. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pump as necessary to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is R220.