Volvo Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo

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Volvo Problems

Volvo Extends Warranty on ETM Due to High Failure Rate

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 miles on the ETM.

Worn Sway Bar Bushings Causing Knocking From Front End

The sway bar bushings commonly wear out, causing a knocking noise from the front of the vehicle. Replacing the worn bushings should correct this concern.

Problems With Starter Control Modules

The engine may not start due to a failed starter control module. If the module has indeed failed, it will require replacement.

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Volvo Questions

what could cause car to have a hard & loud vibrating sound when driving (1 answer)

Started after having the tires rotated

from drive(autmat) went to put car in P but will only goto N will not R or P (1 answer)

so just pulled into parking spot and could not move- any further than N. Just purchased from private dealer with warranty but this was my second day out. A bit dangerous- I had just pulled into car lot where I purchased and they gave me loaner and took car- without saying much. help

is it normal for water to drain heavy if the car sitting with the AC on? (1 answer)

Water was coming heavy form under the car

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Volvo Recalls

Automatic Closing Function Of Sunroof Can Be Accidentally Triggered

The automatic closing feature of the sunroof may be tripped accidentally because of how the sunroof switch is mounted in the overhead console. Dealers will perform a software upgrade that disables the auto-close function free of charge to resolve the concern.

Engine 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.

Third Row Side Curtain Air Bags Do Not Inflate Fully

The third row side curtain air bags may not inflate fully when deployed in an accident. This could cause increased risk of occupant injury. Dealers will modify the D-pillar interior panels to allow full inflation of the third row air bags free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Volvo Reviews

I LOVE this little wagon!!! All leather, turbo, beautiful body, silver in color with tinted windows. I've only seen three others on the road since buying mine. I bought it almost exactly a year ago from a Swedish Auto Clinic in Torrance, CA. At that time it had about 140K miles on it. Peter, the owner of Swedish Auto Clinic is Swedish and knows the cars inside and out. He buys a lot of his cars...
Okayyyyyy I got my 2006 Volvo S40 2.4i in 2009. This is my 1st car.... well that I brought. Since summer 2009 I have put 105,000 miles on this car. When I got it, it only had 30,000 on it. When it got to 100,000 miles the main parts with the car started to give out. I have paid for a passenger side control arm, two front axles, a passenger side wheel bearing, the transmissonis started to fail w...
I got a 2001 Volvo s60 and I love it it's been good to me

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