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Most Common Volvo V70 Problems

There are several common complaints regarding Volvo V70 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operati...
One or more door lock assembly may fail and cause door locking/unlocking problems.
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 ...
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3 Known Volvo V70 Brakes Problems

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 ...
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...
When braking at highway speeds or when descending hills, a rumbling or vibration felt throughout the vehicle can be from the rear brake rotors. Replacement of the rear pads and rotors is the fix, ...

4 Known Volvo V70 Drive Train Problems

There are several common complaints regarding Volvo V70 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operati...
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 ...
A well-documented and well-known issue with the Volvo V70 built between 2005-2010 is harsh shifting from the 6-speed automatic transmission, and slight slippage between gears. This has been noted a...

2 Known Volvo V70 Electrical & Lights Problems

One or more door lock assembly may fail and cause door locking/unlocking problems.
The master window switch may fail, allowing the windows to move in one direction and not the other.

5 Known Volvo V70 Engine Problems

The turbocharger return pipe seal may develop an oil leak. The leak can begin very small, but will eventually progress into a large leak. Our technicians recommend having this repaired at first s...
Engine oil leaks from the PCV housing are common.
A broken vacuum hose near the power steering pump deteriorates and can cause a rough idle and the Check Engine Light to illuminate

6 Known Volvo V70 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

The secondary air pump may fail causing the check engine light to illuminate. The cause is often a failure of the air pump check valve that contaminates the air pump with exhaust gas/moisture.
Evap Purge Valve/Canister Shut-Off Valve
The MAF sensor is prone to failure and will turn on the Check Engine Light when it fails.

2 Known Volvo V70 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

The AC evaporator is prone to leaking, causing the air conditioning system to lose refrigerant and stop blowing cold air.
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 V70 Maintenance Problems

0 Known Volvo V70 Miscellaneous Problems

3 Known Volvo V70 Suspension & Steering Problems

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.
Front and/or rear sway bar end links may wear out prematurely, causing a knocking noise from the front or rear of the vehicle when driving on bumpy roads. Our technicians recommend inspecting the...
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 V70 Problems & Complaints

One or more door lock assembly may fail and cause door locking/unlocking problems.
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 ...
There are several common complaints regarding Volvo V70 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operati...
Engine oil leaks from the PCV housing are common.
Evap Purge Valve/Canister Shut-Off Valve
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...
Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.
The mass air flow (MAF) sensor may fail, resulting in drivability issues and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light.
A broken vacuum hose near the power steering pump deteriorates and can cause a rough idle and the Check Engine Light to illuminate
The MAF sensor is prone to failure and will turn on the Check Engine Light when it fails.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an intake manifold gasket vacuum leak.
A well-documented and well-known issue with the Volvo V70 built between 2005-2010 is harsh shifting from the 6-speed automatic transmission, and slight slippage between gears. This has been noted a...
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 AC evaporator is prone to leaking, causing the air conditioning system to lose refrigerant and stop blowing cold air.
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