Volvo 960 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo 960

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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.

Vibration problems from the rear brake rotors are common and require replacement of the pads and rotors, and the installation of special shims. The symptoms often occur when the brakes are used heavily from repeated braking, braking from high speeds, and braking while going downhill. The entire vehicle can vibrate and shudder, like it is being driven over train tracks.

The gear position sensor on the transmission may fail, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or a no start condition.

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The throttle plate may stick in the throttle housing, resulting in the vehicle continuing to accelerate when the accelerator pedal is released by the driver. Dealers will replace the throttle housing free of charge to resolve the concern.

The tire information label lists improper spare tire size and pressure information. Volvo originally mailed owners new labels to correct the concern, but dealers can assist free of charge also.


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my engine light wont go off why? my air conditioning dont work ,the heating is fine ? also i have to keep check the oil,and keep puting oil in?away from what is say the car run well,last week i hit a bad pot hole and blow two tires on the left side and now the gas gauge not well sometim it look like there is no gas in there but i knwo that there is gas in . .Are you in staten Island and where ...

The volvo is a great car.

The Good: Car runs like a top, great engine and transmission, and at 151K exhaust is finally starting to go. Seats are super comfortable. The Bad: Brakes don't last in stop and go traffic. Steering wheel linkage replacement was worst repair. Rear wheel drive, had to get snow tires to make it driveable. Are they really made in Sweden? The LED's on the radio are about half gone. The leather...

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