Volvo V70 XC Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo V70 XC
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Volvo V70 XC ProblemsDoor Lock Assemblies May Fail and Cause Locking/Unlocking Problems
One or more door lock assembly may fail and cause door locking/unlocking problems.
Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo Cross Country transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation all together to name a few.
If the issue is minor, a transmission software update may address this issue. 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: http://bit.ly/Volvo_Owners_Manuals
The electronic throttle module (ETM) has a higher than normal failure rate. There is a possible extended warranty and/or a software upgrade offered by Volvo for this problem.
Volvo V70 XC QuestionsDoes anyone know why an instrument panel would work off and on? (1 answer)
The instrument panel will illuminate and the gauges will work for a few days, then stop for about a week and then come back on. No idea why. Any ideas on how to fix? Hoping it's not really expensive. Thanks
Starts fine, runs fine, except for idle and drop in mpg (averaging 8 mpg), battery warning light on dash is on. Need to recharge battery every few days. Alternator? Fuel problem?
Starts fine, runs fine, except for idle and drop in mpg (averaging 8 mpg), battery warning light on dash is on. Need to recharge battery every few days.