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Most Common Volvo C70 Problems

The convertible top may have problems with the micro-switches and potentiometers that help control the raising and lowering of the top.
Several complaints have been reported regarding Volvo C70 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operati...
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. Th...
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2 Known Volvo C70 Brakes Problems

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) Control Unit has a high failure rate. When this fault occurs, the ABS light will illuminate and codes may be stored indicating a problem with the ABS Pump Motor...
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 ...

2 Known Volvo C70 Drive Train Problems

Several complaints have been reported regarding Volvo C70 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operati...
While driving the 2011-2013 Volvo C70, operators may notice harsh shifting or slippage of the transmission. This is caused by software issues in many cases, however, internal transmission failure ...

5 Known Volvo C70 Electrical & Lights Problems

The convertible top may have problems with the micro-switches and potentiometers that help control the raising and lowering of the top.
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. Th...
Several issues occur with the door locks on the Volvo C70 and most are because of the door lock assembly. What happens is that one door will not lock while the other one does. In other cases you wi...

3 Known Volvo C70 Engine Problems

The upper engine mount (upper torque mount) wears out prematurely. There are aftermarket mounts available that don't wear out, but they tend to cause excessive engine vibration to be transmitted th...
The upper engine mount may wear prematurely. Symptoms may include a harsh feeling when the transmission is shifting and roughness when the engine is idling. Worn engine mounts should be replaced ...
The electronic throttle module (ETM) has had a high failure rate, which can cause engine performance issues and check engine light illumination. Volvo has extended the warranty to 10 years/200,000 ...

3 Known Volvo C70 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

The evaporative emissions system has problems with the purge valve, tank pressure sensor, and the fuel cap. All of these failed components will cause the check engine light to illuminate. To preven...
If the check engine light is on and diagnostic trouble codes point to the air pump system, then the entire system needs to be checked. There are a few issues that arise from the vacuum lines becom...
The mass air flow sensor may fail resulting in poor engine performance and illumination of the Check Engine Light.

1 Known Volvo C70 Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

A refrigerant leak may develop from the AC evaporator causing the AC to blow warm air. Verifying failure of this component is difficult. A good shop will use leak detection dye to verify a fail...

0 Known Volvo C70 Maintenance Problems

1 Known Volvo C70 Miscellaneous Problem

The sun visor can break at the hinge area, causing the visor to fall down. This break can also cause the interior lights to stay on all the time, draining the battery. Disconnecting the visor will ...

2 Known Volvo C70 Suspension & Steering Problems

Knocking noises going over bumps can be caused by worn sway bar end links. These end links have small ball joints that become loose and rattle. Replacement is the only fix.
Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.

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Known Volvo C70 Problems & Complaints

The evaporative emissions system has problems with the purge valve, tank pressure sensor, and the fuel cap. All of these failed components will cause the check engine light to illuminate. To preven...
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. Th...
The convertible top may have problems with the micro-switches and potentiometers that help control the raising and lowering of the top.
Several complaints have been reported regarding Volvo C70 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operati...
Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) Control Unit has a high failure rate. When this fault occurs, the ABS light will illuminate and codes may be stored indicating a problem with the ABS Pump Motor...
The mass air flow sensor may fail resulting in poor engine performance and illumination of the Check Engine Light.
While driving the 2011-2013 Volvo C70, operators may notice harsh shifting or slippage of the transmission. This is caused by software issues in many cases, however, internal transmission failure ...
Several issues occur with the door locks on the Volvo C70 and most are because of the door lock assembly. What happens is that one door will not lock while the other one does. In other cases you wi...
The battery B+ cable has problems with the terminal end necessitating replacement. Symptoms may include no start, cranks wont start, warning lights coming on and other odd electrical issues. The B+...
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 ...
A refrigerant leak may develop from the AC evaporator causing the AC to blow warm air. Verifying failure of this component is difficult. A good shop will use leak detection dye to verify a fail...
If the check engine light is on and diagnostic trouble codes point to the air pump system, then the entire system needs to be checked. There are a few issues that arise from the vacuum lines becom...
The electronic throttle module (ETM) has had a high failure rate, which can cause engine performance issues and check engine light illumination. Volvo has extended the warranty to 10 years/200,000 ...
Knocking noises going over bumps can be caused by worn sway bar end links. These end links have small ball joints that become loose and rattle. Replacement is the only fix.
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