Volvo XC70 Repair and Maintenance
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Volvo XC70 ProblemsOil leak from PCV housingAbnormal Noise From Front Suspension Due to Worn Control Arm Bushings
The front control arm bushings wear out, resulting in alignment issues and squeaking and/or knocking noises from the front end. Worn bushings will require replacement.
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning light and/or other dash warning lights may illuminate due to a failed ABS Control Module. Replacement of the failed module is generally required to correct this concern.
Volvo XC70 QuestionsMy 2004 XC70 has 289k km. Problems cropping up, mostly cosmetic. Fix or sell? (2 answers)
Front seats torn at seams. Thermostat broken. A few other signs of interior wear and tear. Running not badly but repairs getting more frequent. Wonder if it's worth it to keep putting money in, or time to bail?
All functions controlled by directional arm, front and rear windshield washers, rear windshield wiper, high/low beam control, message center, dash light dimmer, radio lights do not work.
Front wipers, instrument cluster, radio, headlights, emergency flashers etc, all work.........any ideas?
Volvo XC70 RecallsEngine Starter Fails During Automatic Engine Stop Restart Function
The auto stop / start feature of the engine may fail, as the starter motor fuse may blow and the engine may not restart. Dealers will replace the starter motor fuse with a higher amperage fuse free of charge to resolve the concern.
The windshield wipers may run continuously and the headlights, high beams and turn signals may not operate due to the malfunction of the central electronic module. Dealers will upgrade the module software free of charge to resolve the concern.
A software error within the Central Electronic Module (CEM) will result in the "TPMS Service Required" message appearing after approximately 15 minutes of accumulated driving over 25 mph. The error will prevent the TPMS from warning the driver that a tire needs air. Underinflated tires can result in tire overloading and overheating, which could lead to a blowout and possible crash. Dealers will reprogram the CEM to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is 256.