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1999 Volvo S80 Problems

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Most Common 1999 Volvo S80 Problems

Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo S80 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation ...
Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.
There have been reports of a failed ABS Control Module causing the ABS and Check Engine warning lights to illuminate. Repair or replacement of the failed module will be required to correct this issue.
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2 Known 1999 Volvo S80 Brakes Problems

There have been reports of a failed ABS Control Module causing the ABS and Check Engine warning lights to illuminate. Repair or replacement of the failed module will be required to correct this issue.
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 ...

1 Known 1999 Volvo S80 Drive Train Problem

The automatic transmission may develop shifting problems and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to internal component failure and/or software issues. It is always best to be sure the tra...

7 Known 1999 Volvo S80 Electrical & Lights Problems

Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo S80 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation ...
The steering wheel module (SWM) stops working, this affects the turn signals, horn, cruise control, and audio buttons on the steering wheel.
It is not uncommon for the exterior light bulbs to burn out prematurely. No repair option has been reported other than replacing the failed bulb.

2 Known 1999 Volvo S80 Engine Problems

Engine oil leaks from the PCV housing and turbocharger oil return line seals have been reported.
The Electronic Throttle Module (ETM) has a higher than normal failure rate. Volvo has extended the warranty on some of the ETMs to 10 years/200,000 miles

2 Known 1999 Volvo S80 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

During the diagnosis of the symptoms the technician may pull diagnostic codes from the Engine Control Module that point to a lean air/fuel mixture. If no vacuum leaks are found, then the mass air f...
It has been reported the mass air flow sensor may fail, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light.

0 Known 1999 Volvo S80 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 1999 Volvo S80 Maintenance Problems

0 Known 1999 Volvo S80 Miscellaneous Problems

2 Known 1999 Volvo S80 Suspension & Steering Problems

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

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Known 1999 Volvo S80 Problems & Complaints

Engine oil leaks from the PCV housing and turbocharger oil return line seals have been reported.
Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo S80 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation ...
Front upper strut mounts may wear prematurely, resulting in loud noise from the front of the vehicle when going over bumps.
The steering wheel module (SWM) stops working, this affects the turn signals, horn, cruise control, and audio buttons on the steering wheel.
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 Electronic Throttle Module (ETM) has a higher than normal failure rate. Volvo has extended the warranty on some of the ETMs to 10 years/200,000 miles
There have been reports of a failed ABS Control Module causing the ABS and Check Engine warning lights to illuminate. Repair or replacement of the failed module will be required to correct this issue.
The automatic transmission may develop shifting problems and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to internal component failure and/or software issues. It is always best to be sure the tra...
It has been reported the mass air flow sensor may fail, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light.
During the diagnosis of the symptoms the technician may pull diagnostic codes from the Engine Control Module that point to a lean air/fuel mixture. If no vacuum leaks are found, then the mass air f...
Several software related issues have been reported and it is recommended that when a software upgrade is performed, all the software should be updated
It is not uncommon for the exterior light bulbs to burn out prematurely. No repair option has been reported other than replacing the failed bulb.
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...
Problems have been reported with the automatic transmission. Our technicians recommend complete diagnoses before beginning any repairs.
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