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Volvo C70 Door Window Regulator May Fail

Volvo C70 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008

Average Mileage: 82,593 mi (34,000 mi - 164,000 mi)


Door window regulator failures have been reported. These vehicles have a very complex door window mechanism that can be very difficult to adjust properly after installing a new window regulator. This can lead to air leaks, wind noise, and a door that doesn't open or close properly. This is a good time to find an experienced Volvo mechanic!

  • , , 70,000 mi

    The driver side window would not go up. Upon taking the door panel off, I discovered the plastic wheel which the cable rides was bent due to the pressure exerted on it by the extremely tight cable and the cable had jumped off. I drilled a hole through the center of the wheel and into the door where the wheel mounts and put a small bolt and a fender washer to keep the wheel straight and keep the cable from jumping off. So far this has fixed the problem. Did not want to buy the high priced regulator. May fix permanently or may be temporary. Time will tell.

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  • , , 74,000 mi

    problem with driver side window button. The window leaks and whistles bad. Very annoying on a rainy day.

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  • , , 49,000 mi

    My Driver Window slid down and stopped working. Cable broke. Part $600. My mechanic found a place that will rebuild it for $350. Volvo used plastic rollers. If it is just a roller there is a fix on line ising a patio door roller. At least its not plastic.

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  • , , 45,000 mi

    Power window does not work

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  • , , 164,000 mi

    window will go down but not up. window actually will slide down into door upon shutting the door. you can pull on window with switch pulled and window goes up

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  •  Rookie

    Driver's window worked intermittently then not at all. I changed the door switch but that was not the problem. I suspect the door module or the regulator. Any comments out there to offer?

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  • , , 110,000 mi

    Passenger side power window wouldn't go down. I don't think its a switch issue as the lights dim slightly when I push it. All plastic parts of this car seems to be junk.

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  • , , 72,000 mi

    Window would go down but would make a grinding noise going up...

    Pulled cassette from door...Cable was off upper right pulley...Regulator needs overhauling....Will experiment doing it myself...if no luck will send it out for a rebuild...

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  • , , 101,000 mi

    Passenger window regulator with motor needs to be replaced. Independent quoted $1400. Volvo quoted $1200.

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    $I already replaced passenger side window regulator for $600. Now, driver side has failed. Any ideas where I can get parts at a lower cost in Chicagoland as my mechanic will do the work.

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