The Volvo V70 existed for 3 generations. Here are the top Volvo V70 problems owners ran into with the 2nd generation, years 2001 to 2007.
2nd Generation Volvo V70 Problems (2001 to 2007)
1. Transmission Problems
Symptoms of Problems with the Transmission in the 2001 to 2007 Volvo V70
- Hard shifting
- Issues shifting
Causes of Issues with the Transmission
You can hear and feel issues with the transmission while driving.
How to Fix Problems with the Transmission
The cheapest and easiest way to fix problems with the transmission is a software update. There’s no dipstick, so to check the fluid you’ll need to drain and replace all of it. Due to that and the expertise required to work on transmission, we recommend bringing this to a professionals for fixing.
2. Door Locks
Symptoms of Bad Door Locks
- Door locks not always working
Causes of Bad Door Locks
If one door isn’t locking, more than likely it has a problem with the door lock actuator. If all of them are not locking, there is likely a problem with the driver door module.
How to Fix Faulty Door Locks
Replace the door lock actuator if it has a problem. If there is a problem with all four door, replace/update? The door module.
3. ABS Module Failure
Symptoms of a Bad ABS Module
- Check engine light is on
- ABS light is on
- Speedometer stop working
How to Fix ABS Module Failure
If there is a problem with the ABS module, it’ll need to be replaced. You might be able to rebuild it, and replacing this part can be expensive.
4. Upper Engine Mount Failure
Symptoms of a Bad Upper Engine Mount
- Vibration when shifting
- Banging sound when shifting
- Vibration from the engine
Causes of Faulty Upper Engine Mounts
The rubber mounts can rip or the hydraulic fluid can leak, weakening the motor mount’s support.
How to Fix Bad Upper Engine Mounts
Replace the motor mount.
5. Worn Control Arm Bushings
Symptoms of Bad Control Arm Bushings
- Knocking or squeaking sound from the wheel
- Steering wheel loosens when driving over bumps
Causes of Worn Control Arm Bushings
Worn control arm bushings can make the steering less secure and cause a squeaking sound.
How to Fix Worn Control Arm Bushings
Replace the control arm.