Volvo Repair and Maintenance

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

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Volvo Problems

Front Upper Strut Mounts May Fail and Cause Noise Over Bumps

Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.

AC Evaporator May Develop Refrigerant Leaks

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

Hard Shifting, Erratic Shifting and Other Transmission Issues

Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo XC90 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation all together to name a few.

If the issue is minor, a transmission software update may address this issue so if available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made. After a software update or repair, the shift adaptation needs to be reset. A good quality Volvo repair shop will know how to perform this task.

There are several technical service bulletins (TSB's) available from Volvo that address these shifting issues and they should be consulted by the repair shop during the automatic transmission diagnostic process.

Regular servicing of the transmission fluid can help with preventing transmission failure, but not in all cases. Follow the suggested fluid replacement interval recommended by Volvo. You will find this in your owners manual, or find it here: http://bit.ly/Volvo_Owners_Manuals

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Volvo Questions

i cannot get trans to shift out of park (1 answer)

the car has been sitting for about a year/. iot cranks right up but will not shift out of park

Will k.w head gasket and block repair with nanotechnology fix my head gasket? (1 answer)

And if the head is warped will it fix that too?
Have yall done that before, and did it work?

What would cause the acceleration to decrease and drive only 1 to 2 mph ? (1 answer)

After driving a small trip ( round trip 3 miles ) after the light turned green I went press the gas pedal and got no accrleration and crept back home at 2 to 4 miles an hour. Please Inform me of any known issues that would cause this problem

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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

Bought 2009 Volvo s40 2.4i 5cyl in summer of 2009 Houston TX... Full time driver, 40 hrs, personal vehicle... Next month will be 7 year mark. I have had 0 "brake downs" to this day. 240,000 miles -Major issues with AC clutch, compressors. -Major problems with catalytic converters, holes in flexpipe before cat -lower ball joints, control arms front suspension have also had many repla...
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...

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