Volvo S80 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo S80

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Volvo S80 Problems

Rough Idle, Stalling and Check Engine Light On

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 flow sensor (MAF) is often the cause.

Replacement of the MAF will be needed, along with a reset of the Engine Control Module and erasing of the diagnostic trouble codes.

Software upgrades will fix problems in transmission when shifting
Transmission issues related to shifting have been reported. Software upgrades available from Volvo often resolve these problems.
Oil Leaks From PCV Housing and Turbo Return Line Seals

Engine oil leaks from the PCV housing and turbocharger oil return line seals have been reported.

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Volvo S80 Questions

what is draining my brand new battery ? Ive had two batteries same problem. (1 answer)

I've only had this car for 3 months. I don't know the past won't start after it sits for a day or two with a brand new battery. What could be draining it. I have all the lights off nothing plugged in AC and fan are turned off.this has happened four times now leaving me stra...

I have a smell of gas when tank is filled take note I don't overfil (2 answers)

I have a smell of gas when my tank is filled

Passengers side air have gone off,never been in an accident of any kind. (1 answer)

This car has been well taken care of, was my daily driver and now my daughter's daily driver. She was going to drive her and her friend to school this morning only when the passenger side door closed the Sibe airbags deployed. . Scared the girls real bad...they came out crying...the girls are...

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Volvo S80 Recalls

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.

Wipers Run Continuously, Turn Signal And Headlights Do Not Work

The windshield wipers may run continuously and the headlights, high beams and turn signals may not operate due to the malfunction of the central electronic module. Dealers will upgrade the module software free of charge to resolve the concern.

"TPMS Service Required" Message Incorrectly Displays

A software error within the Central Electronic Module (CEM) will result in the "TPMS Service Required" message appearing after approximately 15 minutes of accumulated driving over 25 mph. The error will prevent the TPMS from warning the driver that a tire needs air. Underinflated tires can result in tire overloading and overheating, which could lead to a blowout and possible crash. Dealers will reprogram the CEM to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is 256.

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Volvo S80 Reviews

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.....
No caster adjustment capability. Accurate wheel alignment is impossible. Brand new tires every 15,000 miles. 82,000 miles and 4 sets of new Continental tires. EXPEEENSIVE. Local "wheel alignment shops all say "is well within specs". Hard pull to right, then a new alignment to make it go left, then nasty front tire wear. Impossible to align car with a center line of steering. Very disappointing....
Dan, Have a 2000 S80 t6 got it sept.2012 brought in in Conn. An it really impressed me, So I purchased it an Drove it home to Philadelphia, Pa. An was in love with every aspect of the car. Kept my fuilds full and oil changes and 87octane on gas , In 2014 I started having problems with the front head lights flickering off an on, Then just would'nt come on anymore, almost instantly the car starte...

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