Volvo Repair and Maintenance

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

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Volvo Problems

ABS & Check Engine Light On, Speedometer not Working

There have been many reports of ABS Control Module failure. When they fail the ABS and Check Engine warning lights will come on. The speedometer may stop operating as well. To address this issue, there are companies that can repair these units, or it will need to be replaced.

Vibration and/or Noise from Worn Upper Engine Mount

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 as necessary.

Transmission Failure Common

Premature automatic transmission failure is common. Diagnoses of the fault will be necessary to determine if repair or replacement is the proper repair.

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Volvo Questions

How can i upgrade the gearbox software? (2 answers)

Gear shifting is hard.

Car continually shuts off after being driven and restarted (1 answer)

Drives fine initially, then once I stop and turn it off and attempt to restart it, it shuts off when I put it in drive. Over and over...about two to four times before I can continue to drive again

Replaced fuel pump and now. Twisted hose from mtf now car won't go pass 3000 rpm (1 answer)

Is this limp mode

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Volvo Recalls

Front Passenger Seat Belt Buckle Separates And Does Not Secure Occupant

The front passenger seat belt buckle may separate from the buckle bracket, resulting in the passenger not being properly secured in an accident. Dealers will inspect the front passenger seat belt buckle stud and replace the seat belt buckle as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Air Conditioning Drain Hose Leaks Inside Vehicle

The air conditioner evaporator drain hose may leak water inside the vehicle. Dealers will inspect the air conditioning drain hose for proper installation and replace it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

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Volvo Reviews

I have 2 Volvo's. One is a 2002- S60 and the other one is a '08 XC90. Both vehicles have the same problem. This only occurs in cold weather. Neither of them will shift out of park. They will not move! I have tried heating up the vehicle, wiggling the switch, turning car on and off, pumping brakes, moving steering wheel up and down and everything that I have read to do on the internet and nothin...
When its behavior issues are fixed it is amazing. It likes to eat strut mounts the most... If you buy one get it cheep because people dont maintain these well. If you keep up on maintenance you will be ok.... Definitely buy a icarsoft 906i scanner and the necessary tools to work on this car. If you have no clue it will cost a bit more.....
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...

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