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 ProblemsABS Light On, No Speedometer, Check Engine Light On
There have been many reports of ABS Control Module failure. When they fail the ABS and Check Engine warning lights will come on. The speedometer may stop operating as well. To address this issue, there are companies that can repair these units, or it will need to be replaced.
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.
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
Volvo V70 XC QuestionsEVERYTHING "pulses" like a heart beat: the idle,heater,lights, dashlights (1 answer)
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.
everything else appears to work, however starter no sounds