Volvo S70 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo S70
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Volvo S70 ProblemsABS Control Module May Fail
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 this concern.
The master window switch may fail, allowing the windows to move in one direction and not the other.
Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo S70 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 fix this issue so if available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made.
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
Volvo S70 QuestionsA/c cuts off after 5-10 min driving. (2 answers)
Works great initially. Stops cold air when engine warms up. Seems the compressor is getting hot and cuts off quickly. Happens every time. Starts again cold after being off for 15-20 minutes .