Volvo V70 Repair and Maintenance
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Volvo V70 ProblemsAC Evaporator May Develop Refrigerant Leaks
The AC evaporator is prone to leaking, causing the air conditioning system to lose refrigerant and stop blowing cold air.
A refrigerant leak may develop from the AC evaporator causing the AC to blow warm air. Verifying failure of this component is difficult. A good shop will use leak detection dye to verify a failing evaporator.
One or more door lock assembly may fail and cause door locking/unlocking problems.
Volvo V70 Questionshow can you tell if you have a blown head gasket? (2 answers)
It overheated in the snow couldn't get to an off-ramp by the time I got off the thing was so hot it buried the dial an stalled. It bellowed black smoke out of the top of the engine..an won't start , it turns over but it's like it don't have no resistance
Volvo V70 RecallsVolvo Recalls Garmin 760 Portable GPS-Equipped Vehicles Due to Overheating Battery
Volvo is recalling all models equipped with Garmin 760 Portable Global Positioning System units because the battery may overheat, which could lead to a fire. Volvo advises owners to stop using the Garmin device immediately and consult the Garmin website to determine if they have a defective unit. The unit's battery will be replaced and a spacer inserted to prevent the problem from reoccurring. This will be performed free of charge.
Volvo is recalling 2010–2011 280 and XC70; 2011 XC60; and 2010 V70 models due to an intermittent fault in driver's air bag clockspring wiring connector for the supplemental restraint system. In the event of a crash, the driver's air bag may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will install a metal shim in the driver's air bag clockspring wiring connector, free of charge.
When exposed to certain environmental conditions (hot climate and temperature cycling) over time and in combination with varying fuel quality, the fuel pump can develop cracks in the fuel pump flange. If cracks develop, a fuel smell and/or leak may be noted. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pump as necessary to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is R220.