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I have been a loyal Volvo customer for the past nine years. My first Volvo was a S80 T6. Then, when it debuted in 2004, I upgraded to the new XC90 SUV. Some time later, I purchased the S60 R 2005 (VIN#..) which I still own. Once the new V8 XC90 was released, I parted with the 2004, and bought the 2007 XC90 V8 (VIN#..). Like the S60 R 2005, I still own it.Unfortunately, Ive had many issues with my vehicles that make my relationship with Volvo one that is bitter-sweet. Still, I love them immensely despite the constant frustration they caused me but like any love that is abused, it can change and subsequently turned to anger and feelings of betrayal! All the aforementioned products have, in my opinion, not performed well!With the 2002 S80 T6: I had to replace the timing belt during the first year; it was fortunately covered under warranty!!! With the 2004 XC90 2004: the transmission was replaced, again during the first year and fortunately again, under warranty. They notified me at the time there was an issue with that model. Any company with due diligence knowing this should have announced a re-call to fix the issue at hand.Regarding the 2007 XC90 V8: In 2010, after just three years of ownership, the power steering pump started leaking in addition to the fuel pump needing to be replaced. Additionally, many interior trim components failed in the first and second year of ownership. Despite my belief that Volvo is a quality brand (hence the reason I still own them), my faith in, and loyalty to Volvo in general, is being tested and may be showing signs of faltering! I am sure you can understand this feeling, given the enormous amount of major/catastrophic issues Ive experienced with my vehicles. The major issues alone, such as the power steering pump, leaking transmission, and failed timing belt (During the first year?) not to mention, the fuel pump in my opinion is ridiculous to the point of being absurd! I believe any reasonable consumer would at least begin to question the reliability and quality of any vehicle much less one that rests in the price range and purports the image of High-End Quality that Volvo, to this point enjoys! Unequivocally, none of the components highlighted in my opinion should have failed at their respective time periods and this is despite my meticulous maintenance and appropriate driving standard! People, I dont even take the XC90 off-road!One year ago (late 2009), the transmission in my 2007 XC90 malfunctioned and was again, fortunately, replaced under warranty. People are you with me? That is the second 1-year-old Volvo Ive had to replace the transmission! Wait, it gets better! Exactly one year later, the now 1-year-old replacement transmission in a 2-year-old car began leaking from the transmission seals. I went to the Volvo agency here (of which there is a monopoly) and they stated that the agency was owned by another company when the transmission was replaced and the new ownership/management was not responsible for the replacement of the transmission. Note that they still have the same technicians and staff operating the dealership, only the ownership and company name was changed. They further stated that the new owners are not responsible for any of the parts replaced by the previous owners. I was under the obviously mistaken impression that an official Volvo Agency was responsible for all issues regarding Volvo! Am I or are they mistaken?
I took my car (2007 XC90) to a Volvo dealership 35 miles away from home for my 75,000 maintenance service. I paid $2,333.80 which included brakes, brake discs and rotor replacement. Two days later, the red warning light /message center was on, saying fluid brake low, urgent service needed. I called the service advisor I was working with and he said that its not a big deal, theyll fix it. Three days later, he called and said that I will need to have the brake fluid reservoir replaced. I havent even brought my car back yet, and he already knows this is the problem? First of all, my car was fine before I brought it to them. The problem started after they worked on the brakes. He was charging me $300 for the reservoir replacement. I went to Les Schwab who were kind enough to to check my brakes for free. No problem was found. They said it could be a sensor issue. I am so disappointed. Ive had previous issues with the car - Im sick and tired of it. Car is paid off, but Im trading it. Id rather drive a Honda Accord. No more Volvos for me. I will not recommend it to family, friends or co-workers.
We recently ordered a new Volvo V90CC and when it arrived it did not have the option package that we ordered but did have an another, different option package that we did not order or want. Volvo Laval admitted their mistake but could only offer a replacement for delivery in five months. This timing was unworkable for us and, in return for a small discount, we were forced to take the vehicle and pay for the unwanted option package. Volvo Lavals position was we have to make money on every sale. We appealed to Volvo Canada and their response was too bad because you accepted the car. Over the years we have purchased a lot of vehicles, some better than others, but this experience of being forced to pay for options that were the result of the Dealers error is the worst. A very good reason to not deal with Volvo, ever.
Three months ago I decided to trade in a fantastic 2017 Volvo V60 for the brand new Volvo V90 Cross Country because the new Volvo cars platform and design is so beautiful. I test drove the vehicle and liked it enough. Something inside told me that I would miss the V60 but went ahead with the new car because I was offered a great lease deal. About two weeks afterward I was virtually convinced I had made a bad choice and it all stemmed from three things:The digital screen is the “crown jewel” of all new Volvos, no more physical buttons on these new cars except for a few. I believe that because it is a brand technology for the brand, it needs a LOT of refinement. The systems is slow starting up, it also acts up unwarranted at random times, it would drop phone calls intermittently and reconnect the same way, the cross traffic sensors would go off randomly even when stopped at a red traffic light and nothing or no one around me would be either present, moving close by or approaching my vehicle. I listen to music through streaming my phone, but the sound system sounded weak if I only streamed. On the other hand if I connected the phone or an iPod physically to the USB port then it would sound good. The back-up camera would work appropriately only 60% of the time The car is very heavy, and honestly, the T5 engine is not powerful enough to haul the vehicle, I strongly suggest the T6 engine. Which brings me to the last issue, gas mileage is not the best precisely because of issue number two above. All this just led me to trade the lease back to my previous V60 as I was lucky it had not sell yet and still was available. Final thought from me; I am sure that in three or four years Volvo will master the touch screen infotainment and when that happens then their cars will truly be amazing, because their design is impeccable.
My 2004 XC90 stalled at least 4 times in December 2010 as I was traveling to Lawton, Oklahoma. Just out of nowhere, everything electrical went out or blank. Then it drove like nothing was wrong. I had never had anything like this to happen since purchasing the SUV in August 2008 with 30,000 miles on it. Then in August 2011, it did the same thing. This time, I was on a very dark road trying to get home. No warning at all, I had to coast to my house. I immediately made an appointment with the Volvo Dealer in Georgetown to have it serviced, but they told my son they didnt find anything wrong but found other things wrong: Motor mount, which I had already replaced a little over a year before, something on the passenger side that was causing the tire to wear. I had already replaced the tires not even 2 years before. Windshield wipers, rear shocks and latch for the fuel lock broken. Then again on December 26, 2011, my son was driving on Interstate 35 and then it stalled 11 times. It went from 70 miles to 40 miles without any warning. Can you imagine coasting on a highway for over an hour or two! He just wanted to get it home but drove in the right lane the entire time with cars flying by him! Now, it has SRS Airbag Service Urgent message displayed. I am scared to drive it or let my son drive it for fear this will happen again and we will not be as lucky. I have contacted the dealer to which I was told to bring it right in or have it towed. I have been reading all of these complaint and I must say it has ruined my day. This was the last car that I planned to purchase but with all of these issues, I will have no choice but to trade this thing in. My only concern is that someone else will be getting this piece of junk. I own 2 Volvos and have always loved them for their safety!I also had to replace the bearing on the rear in March 2010 after having a Volvo Dealership tell me that nothing was wrong, the car is just getting older but they never even drove it! I was told that the bearings could have come off and cause an accident. My life and those riding with me at risk! I will never buy another Volvo as long as I live. Guess all good things have to come to an end. Something has to be done about this!
I have a fairly new XC90 T8 and have continuously problems with the electronic and the software. Talking to the Dealer is useless since there is only one person at Schumacher who knows a little. All others know nothing. So is Wallace Volvo in Stuart. My Volvo has 10k miles on it and has spend quite a long time for software repair in service. Having a problem since the beginning is most accurate. I could not load the battery over 6 miles capacity, The alarm for the Engine comes on now and then and shortly after that it says, You have problems with the 12 volt system. The Virtual display shuts on and off during driving etc. Its an ongoing battle and I want to return the car and get a new one. What do I need to do and whom I should contact.
2016 Volvo XC90 Two Months Old - Electrical Issues: Dealership was very good about giving us a loaner car but they are clueless about what is wrong with our vehicle. We had been having issues with the center console and dash screen going out. It would go out twice and then reload. Very dangerous as the speedometer blanks out while driving. My husband and I were on a trip when it blacked/blanked out and after it load we smelled a burning smell and smoke came out of the Center Screen. I have had this car only two months and have rough 4,000 miles on it. The dealership had it for a week and did not know what the problem was and indicated it was probably because it needed a software update. Common Sense would tell you if there was smoke and a burning smell that it is something more than a software update.I contacted Volvo who sent out a tech only to be told the same thing. When they went to move the car. The car would not start and the car had to be jumped. They indicated that they put meters on the battery and that nothing was wrong but they would keep it overnight to make sure it would start in the AM. The car did not start and again I am hearing that it must of happened as a result of the software updates they made. This is the fifth Volvo I have owned and never have I had these types of issues.While I can appreciate it is a new vehicle and a total redesign of the vehicle they really should know how to address these issues or at least say they will work on it until they can find out what is wrong rather than expecting me to take it home which is an hour and half away until the next time it happens. So disappointed given their corporate philosophy on safety as clearly there is an issue one that involves safety and waiting on the shoe to drop is not OK especially given the amount of money we paid for the car because they dont know what the issue is. They released today photos of the new S90. I would definitely steer clear of either of these cars until they gain experience and knowledge of all of the electrical components of these vehicles.
Volvo is very good and decent. I like the tape in the car. I like the size as its smaller and compact. It has nice color, comfortable seats and great design. Overall easy to drive and to park. But it is too expensive, hard to maintain and do repairs for. It is a bit unpractical and a bit weak for longer distance. It is too much of a city car and not functional inside for water bottle area and trunk opener. There are a few features that should be improved over time, but not a bad model.
DO NOT BUY a Volvo unless you want one headache after another... They are horrible. And if you have a problem and call the 800 full phone number they will not help you with anything. Bought a used 2005 XC90, paid $ 7000. After 3 months the transmission went out. Got a used transmission to replace the old one, now a month later the electrical is shot. And although there is a recall and a fire hazard for this year and model, the Volvo company says my Vin number is not covered. WTF! Great way to do business
Dont buy a new Volvo SUV. There are so many electronics issues, and the dealership has an excuse for all of them. The phone disconnects from the system after a couple of hours. VOLVO blames this on Apple CarPlay and says they can do nothing about it. On-line, VOLVO brags about having added Apple CarPlay to its 2019 SUVs. Don’t brag about it if you haven’t figured out how to get it to work with the VOLVO computer system. The radio turns on in the car when the keys are in the house, the car is in the locked garage and has been turned off. VOLVO says that the car must be locked -- in order for the car to be powered down.The radio doesnt consistently turn down when replying to a text. You never know when its going to work or not work. With nothing on the passenger car seat, the red light in the instrument panel flashes on and off, indicating that the seatbelt should be turned on. So disappointed that I bought this brand new car and have absolutely no recourse.
I notice that there are no complaints about the Volvo 240! We owned one we affectionately named Christine (1983 turbo) and she saved my life in a collision with a Honda convertible that rear ended me. The Honda: totaled. Christine: NOT A SCRATCH. The police officer standing at the scene (who saw it was the driver behind me at fault) said to me, Lady, you could drive that car through a brick wall and it would not get a scratch! We just purchased an S60 for our daughter and after reading some accounts here has made me a little preoccupied. Perhaps we should have gone with the ol 240! We currently have a v70 wagon that is reliable but does have its share of repairs.
My 2005 Volvo > 110,000 miles has caused me to feel scared every time you drive this car. Spent over $2000$ for repairs and still not resolved. Car buckles shut down while driving on main road. All lights go on and car just stops. This has happen >2times paid for repairs and still no resolve. I am afraid to even know how much money this car is going to bled from me. Although it is paid for I dont know if its worth the pain or consequences of death? Help Florida Volvo owner, Death Trap.
I recently drove a Volvo V90; it is quiet, easy to manage on a road or highway; enjoyable to drive. My only concern is that, since Volvo is now Chinese owned (again, Chinese owned), I am not certain they can be trusted to honor warranty issues. I brought this up with the manager and he laughed and said If youre talking about Covid-19 and its relationship to the quality of this car and whether a warranty on it will be honored, it is a moot issue. I am not convinced and really didnt even have the question addressed. As a result, I moved on and bought a good Japanese Acura RDX. It is an excellent, upscale, mid-sized SUV.
We bought our 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 on September 2017. On June 2018, the car fuel filler pipe is under recalled and the car was in the shop for a couple of days. In September 2018, the check engine light came up and the car is once again in the shop to have the fuel filler pipe change again and at the same time, the door handle electronic fail and need to be replaced. After the replacement and the Sirius firmware update, the car acted funny and is not able to charge properly. The dealer has to diagnose for a couple of weeks before determining that the car needs a new thermostat.Once again the car is in the shop to have the thermostat changed. After the thermostat is changed, the car shows error in communicating with the Volvo on call server and the car is back to the shop to have the VCM electronic firmware upgrade and later on replaced due to VCM module faulty. After the VCM is changed, check engine light came on and once again the car is in the shop and have the fuel filler pipe changed for the 3rd time. During the same time, the sunroof failed and the electronics for the sunroof is also changed.By this time (Dec 2018), the car was in and out of the dealer service shop for 5 to 6 times and the car was in the shop for more than 30 days. We filed a complaint to Volvo that the car is a lemon according to the Lemon law in Texas. (If the car is in the shop for more than 30 days or serious safety hazzard malfunction replaced for 3 times) Since Dec 7, 2018 when the complaint is filed, Volvo did NOT come back with any reply for a month (Jan 7 2019). We are now thinking of getting a Lemon Law Lawyer to help us with our case.
Just be prepared for HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE! Some Volvo’s have a known issue for over a year with changing the radio station, my XC90 included that is under warranty. Volvo has known and not done anything to remedy my issue for over 6 months and to make matters worse do not effectively communicate as I wait for 6 weeks after each call for a reply to Volvo’s corporate customer service, which still has not offered any remedy.
Beware, I leased a Volvo XC90 Inscription, on February 2020, at the first week wheel start shaking while braking. This week again took it to service as warning for ABS, hand brake and transmission went on. Two days later I was told that one part is back ordered for at least two weeks, call customer care and was told that they will record the issue, in the meantime I am driving an old Nissan that was given as a “loaner”. I guess I have to get use to this old Nissan and pay for top of the line Volvo!
Purchased 2004XC90 from Volvo dealership in Atlanta, Ga. The car was a certified pre-owned Volvo with six year 100k extended warranty. I noticed the lug bolts were changing color and at a dealer service I mentioned to service adviser. He actually made a notation on my service paperwork. The car was under the mileage restriction as well as the time restraint. This car has been maintained to the gills with all services during this time being done at Volvo Dealership(s). People are amazed at the condition of car when we tell them its eleven years old!Volvos solution was to put cheap plastic (chrome-looking) caps over the lug bolts. They provided at no charge. This was the only item on the car that did not look right. This past year, after having numerous problems with cheap caps coming off, getting removed at service and not replaced at either the dealer or National Brand Tire Store, I decided to research after market lug bolts online. I also went to Volvo Dealership to purchase one lug bolt to have as a reference to several aftermarket lugs. I wanted to make sure I was getting same size lugs. Interestingly, the Volvo lug was in a sealed plastic bag with blue writing stating, warranty product or warranty material. I then decided that Volvo should do the right thing. I took all 25 lug bolts off the car and sent them to Volvo in New Jersey. Their consumer service top level regional person after several days decided, unfortunately they could not replace them. The bottom line, as a Volvo consumer, I feel the lug bolts should have been replaced at that service. Since that point in time, I have used an independent shop for both Volvos I own. I was recently talking with a Volvo salesman about potentially buying a new XC60 for my daughter graduating from Ga. Tech in May 2015. Oh well, I can vote with my pocketbook. No new Volvos for this family. Oh by the way, Volvo Cars of North America (or is that CHINA?), Im no longer your CUSTOMER FOR LIFE. Later...
I bought my Volvo in 2012 and it was brand new at the time. I have had minor, manageable issues with Volvo ever since (replacing fuses, replacing a rear shock, etc...). However, while bringing it in for my last service, I completely ran out of oil on a secluded road with very little cell service (I was so lucky I could call for help). My oil pressure light came on and I pulled over immediately. When I checked the oil, there was not even a drop. I called Volvo and they said to continue driving until my car could go no further, seriously?! I called my father-in-law and he brought 4 quarts, which we added, and it barely registered on the dipstick.Volvo currently has my car, is replacing the piston rings, since that is what caused the engine to burn oil. They gave me a loaner car for a week. They admit that this is Volvos fault and are replacing the rings at no charge to me. However, after I started doing extensive research into this issue, I stumbled across a recall on my car. Volvo recalled certain 2011-2012 vehicles that were not alerting the driver of a low oil pressure situation. After calling and talking to the General Manager at Smothers European in Santa Rosa, I was told that they have made at least 10-12 of these piston ring repairs, and replacing the rings is what Volvo has advised them to do. I dont think that is acceptable. Any kind of engine problem, especially running on no oil, really damages the entire engine. I would be happier if they replaced the whole engine, but not satisfied.For something that is a design flaw with Volvo, customers are being forced to accept a flawed product, which will greatly reduce the cars resale value. This is unacceptable and Volvo needs to compensate customers appropriately to stand by the companys claim that their core values are quality, safety, and environmental care and that they are working with energy, passion, and respect for the individual.
We purchased our Volvo XC60 about 19 months ago after our first child was born because we wanted something safe and reliable. Right from the start, the vehicle started having mechanical issues. It has been to the service center between 10 -15 times for all kinds of issues including the transmission, rotors, and now the brake fluid draining out twice within a few weeks, which the service center found to be a leaking caliper. Since receiving the vehicle back, I have noticed a puddle under my vehicle again. I feel like I am just waiting for the brakes to go out while I am driving down the highway with my 21 month old daughter in the back. There is also the unresolved noise coming from the engine compartment with the vehicle off that we recorded on video. We were told that the same issue had only happened to one other vehicle in the nation and they don’t know what caused it. So, it wasn’t fixed. It has made that noise on two separate occasions now. We filed a complaint with Volvo corporate on January 2, 2019 after the vehicle was towed in on New Year’s Eve because the brake fluid had drained out of it again. We were told we would be contacted with a decision about Volvo buying back our faulty vehicle within 24-48 hours. The corporate rep said that she had never heard of a vehicle with such extensive issues. Finally, two weeks later I received an email from Volvo corporate letting me know that they were offering us $4000 in trade assistance. The problem with that is the total purchase price of the vehicle was $36k plus tax, so $39,591. The current average KBB trade in value is $28,500. So, Volvo corporate is expecting us to take a $7000 loss on a vehicle we only owned for 18 months and had planned to own for a very long time. Not to mention the closest match (without moving to an older model) for a pre-owned vehicle at our local Volvo dealership has a sticker of $39,900, so we will would have to shell out at least $3000 more, or what is now $10,000 total just to get into an equivalent vehicle. And if we just decide to get rid of it and buy a different brand vehicle, then we lose an additional $3,000 in the extended warranty that we purchased and the $4,000 trade assistance they offered. So, we either wait until the next malfunction, which should officially qualify us for lemon law, and risk getting into an accident, or we take a major loss on this vehicle. When I asked how they justified making their customer take that kind of loss on an obviously problematic vehicle, I was told that my “case has been reviewed at the highest level and any further communication should be through Park Place Volvo” (my local dealer). So, they obviously recognize that there is a major problem, but they don’t care about fixing the situation with little or no loss to their customer. After my last communication with them, I posted my story and the video of the noise from my engine on their Facebook page to share what has happened and warn others. Yesterday evening, Volvo blocked me from posting to or liking anything on their page and deleted my comments. On top of that, I also noticed that others that shared a bad experience were deleted and blocked as well. So, their way of maintaining their impeccable reputation is just to sweep the bad experiences under the rug and make their Facebook page look like it’s full of happy, satisfied customers. I’m absolutely shocked at their antics and how unethical their practices are. As soon as the government shut down ends we will be filing a complaint with the FTC as well.
What didnt happen is a better question. I bought a used 2001 XC70. What a joke. As soon as it reached 65,000, the transmission failed. From there, everything that could go wrong did, the timing belt, engine mounts, axles. I have spent thousands of dollars on this piece, thinking it would turn around. Clearly, everyone I hear about has problems with this car, especially this make and model. I’d like to get a class action started. It’s unconscionable what this company has done, screwing people with a good looking piece of junk!
Car died. Battery was already replaced at just over 50,000 mile. Have 81000+ now. Could not get car to start and then it would not shut down lights on and ac going. Dealership cannot give a date when they can diagnose. No loaner cars avail. All of this technology on cars just presents an opportunity to have errors and problems. No more Volvos.
I found the perfect car online at $31,000.00 with low miles. I went to OSteen Volvo in Jacksonville FL and drove the car and knew this was my car. I brought my 2007 Convertible Solara (excellent condition) for trade. I came back to dealership, check in hand and found out another $3000 had been added to the bottom line and only $4000 for my trade in. When I said no something isnt right, I was told, sorry, nothing we can do, and we left. The next day I called the manager Rex ** and wanted to ask questions about the $3000 and he told me, it is what it is and hung up on me. WHAT KIND OF CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THAT? Just because you cant answer the customers question, please leave the juvenile attitude at home and put your big boy pants on and act like a man. I have since bought a Mercedes and I am very satisfied but I think people need to know what kind of service to expect at OSteen Volvo.
Random airbag exploding -- O.k. Volvo v70 rainy evening. I go to my car to run an errand, get in, start it and BOOM! Thought I had been shot. I turned the car off jumped out half deaf and realized what had happen. What the hell.
Best customer service and best safety record. NIELLO Volvo is the best dealer in the area. They have quality cars-new and used-and take excellent care of their customers. I have been a Volvo owner for 14 years and am on my 4th car. I LOVE Volvo!!!
Five months ago, we bought a 2007 Volvo VNL670 truck at Arrow Truck Tampa, FL (a Volvo authorized dealer). In less than thirteen weeks, we have had to replace the EGR valve six times. I contacted Volvo customer satisfaction department after the third replacement. Today, with three more replacements in between, and after an engineer from technical support called the dealer where the truck is now, the dealers are saying that probably the fault wasnt the EGR from the beginning. They are replacing the gaskets that also might affect the valve performance, to see if that is the problem. The dealer also said that almost all engines have problems with the EGR valves, or other parts involved in that process. So, what is Volvo waiting for? Volvo trucks in North America should do a recall on that engine; replace a system that they are aware is not working properly and that the truck owners in this country are paying the price and the consequences.
This has been the bane of my existence for numerous months now (5 months to be exact)... My 2007 S40 Volvo with 60K miles will not pass the smog check. Ive been back to my smog guy 6 times, had my car towed for too many parking tickets due to no registration. Paid over $1600 in fees, called Volvo numerous times, the Volvo dealership nearest me, my Volvo mechanic... etc. and Ive driven over 1200 miles. Apparently because I changed my battery a few weeks before the smog check, I have to just keep driving my car (illegally I might add). Well... I have driven and driven and driven and still not passing. No help from Volvo.
This is the third time this has happened. There were temporary fixes the first two times to the tune of several hundred dollars. Now, Im told the only fix is to replace the entire panel at a cost of over $1,500. Its too much money for a used car and I cant afford it anyway, the speedometer, tachometer, nothing works, no lights and a warning that the airbags are not working either. This is a safety issue and should not Volvo be held accountable and made to recall and repair such an occurrence? That model car is known to have problems all over the US and Europe. The web is full of complaints. Is there not an agency in our government that deals with such safety violations and helps victims get relief?
I have only had this Volvo XC90 for two months. Its a 2006 with 55,000 miles on it when I purchased it. Im the second owner and the car has a clean record. After so many trips into service, I am now at 58,000 miles. I have been in five times in two months for multiple issues. Some of which were issues before I drove it off the lot which should have been caught, such as a burned out front lamp, a broken Sunroof visor door. Windshield fluid valves were turned underside the hood. Cruise control button would disengage during driving, faulty brakes, 5-year old recalls for wiper arms and tie rods.When I finished my last service, they told me I had two more problems to fix which can wait until my 60,000 mile major maintenance. Both are hoses, one which I have to pay out of my pocket. One and a half weeks later, now I have two alarm messages: anti-skid service required and anti-skid has been temporarily turned off, meaning that I have either no ABS function or no AWD function. I am truly disgusted. I wish I never bought this car even though I really love it. I feel like the dealer did not do a 22-point check for a non-lemon car. I bought this car for its high safety standards and the crossover midsize for a family of 6. I really did not get this for mass repair and high costs. I will not buy another Volvo even if its brand new.
At night, engine quit at cruise speed. Pulled off the road and observed smoke coming from seams of hood. Shortly, thereafter engine compartment burst into flames and engulfed front end of car with flames over twice the height of vehicle. Hood burned up and several engine parts melted. Fire ball continued for over 30 minutes until fire truck arrived and put it out.2000 S-80 132,000 miles. Total loss. Contacted Volvo of America safety person voice mail but they never got back to me. Lucky to get out without injury and will need to go through process of buying a replacement car at greater expense than insurance proceeds.
My 2004 (2005 Body) has gone through a company buy back 3 times. How does this happen? (1st issue) The previous owner sold it because of it downshifting into 2nd gear. I have taken it to the Volvo dealers multiple times and they want to charge 150.00 just to check error messages (I have my own device - there are no messages). I have found through internet checking that this issue is VERY common with Volvos. I LOVE my Volvo (this is my 3rd) but if there is an issue with their transmissions and they are not willing to at least check them without charging I dont want any part of that company. I was told about how OUTSTANDING Volvos customer satisfaction is but since this car I have found a WHOLE LOT of unhappy customers. I want to keep owning Volvo cars but not if they dont stand behind their cars EVEN AFTER THE WARRANTY EXPIRES!!!!!
Hard to believe but it happened twice and at a standstill on our Mclean VA driveway with nobody in the car: At one year interval my wifes beautiful white V90 lowered a window by itself under thunderstorm (lightning and thunder) conditions; the first time a neighbor spotted the opened window before the rain and the window was closed subsequently. The second time, very recently, while we were at home a downpour storm dropped 5 inches of rain in one hour, and the drivers side window was fully down. My wife is like a cat, any air current is a no-no and that drivers side window was lowered only once for a once in a lifetime first interview with a state trooper.Needless to say, the car floor was full of water and we mopped as much as we could. The next day, my wife went out for an errand, no problem. The next day, being out of town, I got the call that the car could not get out of park. The car had to be towed to a Volvo dealership where I was asked to lay out $1,000 for removing the carpets and look at the modules, plenty of them apparently and in the most unreasonably exposed locations. No way Jose! Making a fuss with Volvo Care in NJ headquarters, the exploration started at no cost. The fact that outside influences intervened was the reason why the warranty on the car would not apply.The fact that a window rolled down without human intervention was something that was not in their book of defects. To make a long story short, the car is at the dealership to be assessed by an insurance adjuster and this is where the shocking bit is: Volvo cars finds comfort in the fact that we buy comprehensive policies to protect the car and others and that an unhappy occurrence resulting from defective electronics (can be hardware and software) is passed on to the general public through the mutual insurance premium system. This was not the ways of the Swedish Volvo company. Volvo has become a Chinese owned company and new models can reach 65% made in China. Readout the details when you go shopping for a new Volvo model or simply dont. I was a Volvo fan and still am driving my 2012 XC70. The new Volvos resale value are plummeting for good reason. I feel sorry for the Volvo dealerships although the amount of expensive repairs is good business for the time being. My last Volvo will be a 2015, last year of the real T6, meaning 6 cylinders not the new souped up 4 cylinders given the same designation for making the same over 300 ponies: but for how long? Faith is something to be maintained and cultivated; Volvo Cars is missing in its mission: no more half million milers.
I bought a used car from this dealership in the beginning of October. The sales process went very smoothly since I paid market price for the car and there was little haggling involved. I was relieved that I finally found the car that I wanted. Things started to turn sour after two weeks of owning the car. First, when I was having the air filter changed on the car (it was really dirty so I dont know how the car passed their so-called 150-point inspection), I noticed the plug that is supposed to be plugged into the brake master cylinder was unplugged. I figured it just came loose, so I plugged it in. After I turned on the car, my dash lights came on like a Christmas tree; and the TCS light, brake light, and an exclamation mark light stayed on.I was starting to get worried because a car I just bought from a reputable dealer, I thought, had problems with the most important safety function of the car. Theyre brakes, for gods sake. How can they do this? I called the dealer and talked to the sales manager to get this checked out. He said, Let me see what I can do for you, and I will give you a call back. After a few days and a few messages I left for him, I received no call back. On top of that, the check engine light also came on. Out of fear for my safety, I brought the car to my trusted mechanic and found out the brake master cylinder needed to be replaced, along with two oxygen sensors. My mechanic mentioned to me if these were issues with the car, the car cannot pass smog and they cant sell me the car. This really worries me because I have not received my registration in the mail.Almost two months later, I received a notice from my lender saying the registration is pending due to missing smog certification. I started feeling like I have been scammed on this car. I immediately called the sales manager again. This time he picked up. He probably was also notified of the smog certification. I was told to bring my car in for the smog. I asked why he didnt return my call last time. He said his service advisor was supposed to call me to bring the car in. I told him the smog is more important to me at this point and I already had the repairs done. He then told me, Bring in the receipt for the repairs. I will take care of it for you. Great, I thought, this could make it a little bit better for me. I brought the car in to get smogged, and the car passed with flying colors. Because my dad has the receipt for the repairs, he said, Just give me a call when you have it.”I have been calling and calling, messages after messages, I still have not heard back from him. On a recent trip to southern California, I had a chance to use the AC due to the weather being cold in San Jose. You guessed it - the AC does not work. It blows out warm air. My parents and sister were sweating in the car as we were sitting in stop-and-go traffic. I found out this dealership is owned by AutoNation, a publicly traded company and one of the largest auto dealership group in the US. I went on their website looking for help. After chatting with a representative and giving her my information, I was told her manager will contact me within 24 hours. I was not contacted by anybody. I guess Im on my own. This has got to be the worst car buying experience for me. And I have bought four other cars within the past 5 years for my family and myself. Please avoid this dealership and do not let this happen to you.A dealership that is willing to unplug a plug going to your brakes and skip on a smog check for your vehicle is so unethical that words cannot describe. For this experience, I will never buy from any AutoNation dealerships again. I will also not buy any Volvo vehicles.
Volvo XC90 - Do not buy this car. I bought one brand new from the Ontario dealer. I have had one problem after another. Most were minor, but annoying since my closest dealer is 1 1/2 hours away and they dont offer authorized repair anywhere but at a Volvo dealership. Now at just 60,000 miles, the transmission and drive shaft have to be replaced to the tune of $5000+. If the dealer does the repairs, it is $8000 and Volvo wont help one bit. Talking to my local mechanic and reading the blogs, the Volvo SUV have had a lot of major mechanical problems. Do your research, do not buy a Volvo SUV. You will be sorry.
Bought a new Volvo S60 2012 from Carlsen Volvo in Palo Alto. The paint started to peel with less than 13K miles. They stated that it is caused by sprinkler water and therefore not under warranty. The car must be completely repainted since the paint is peeling on the entire surface. It cost me $8609.66 to repaint.
My parents bought the new 2016 XC60 in Dec 2015, arrived Jan 2016 - we have owned XC90 2004 in past with no problems, bought another for the safety and reliability. However the car dealership have been an disappointment. It has an electrical problem somewhere they cant trace. First replaced the amplifier a few months ago but the random & frightening loud sounds continue. Its unnerving to have the loud electrical sounds occur. It can be when you start in the garage, or just driving down the street - no warning. The Dealership says theyve not heard of this problem and are not offering a solution. I think the beautiful new car is a lemon and makes me doubt if I want to keep the Volvo. Its disappointing to see the dealership be dismissive of a senior adult couple who just wanted to buy a new car and are having this experience.
This SUV was great the first 7 yr and about 70000 miles then electrical issues started with a slow drain on the battery which we replaced but even with the new battery if the car sat for more than 4 days the battery would have to be recharged. Lived with this for another 1 yr then major issues and repair costs started. Replaced a bad belt pulley ($1200) at Pep Boys after car died on the road. One month later had intake valve issues another $1000. Two months after that heard gurgling noises around alternator after 10 miles of driving car shut down and dead on the road again, not happy with Volvo. Took it to Volvo after $1800 bill and still having the gurgling sound. Now Volvo repair shop want another $4000 to fix something else in the engine compartment, something about rebuilding bushings? Ive had enough, one big nightmare, time to go back to Toyota!
My 2013 Volvo XC90 has a warning to service the Anti Skid system. This first happened on Jan 9th, 2016. I called Glen Cove Volvo the first thing on Monday, Jan 11th. Glen Cove Volvo said they could not even look at my car for two weeks due to capacity issues. I offered to have it fixed at my local shop if they reimbursed me (since this is under warranty). They said that is not an option. I was told to check other Volvo dealers, the next closest one is 30 mins away and they had a one week wait. So Volvo has left me with no options. I now have to drive a week in NY in January with potential snow and ice with no anti skid system because Volvo obviously does not care for its customers. I will never deal with any Volvo dealer again.
They covered the majority of the repair. I am satisfied.
I brought my 2004 XC90 that had a brake failure that resulted into pushing the pedal to the floor to get it to stop. Then a warning light appears stating that the anti-skid needs service. This only happens after 20 minutes into a drive. I brought it to a Volvo dealership and they replaced the vacuum assist pump for $620. Two days later, with no loaner car, they sent me on my way. It failed again the first time. I drove it more than 20 minutes and I nearly got into an accident. This time, I was hearing a metallic sound and strong smell. I took the car in again and they told me an additional $1,700 is required. There are now more problems and whoever pulled the last brake caliper on twisted the hoses causing this problem. In addition, the ABS may need replacing which is yet another $2,000. The other work was done 14 months previously at a Volvo dealership and they say if this was the case, you would have had a problem much sooner, like right away. The dealership will not take the blame and I am facing $4,000 in repairs on top of the $620 already spent.
I have purchased an FH12-480 Truck from Saipa Diesel company in Iran, from one of its representation. Before purchase, they gave me some details of purchase and condition of payment, about insurance and other conditions. But they didnt act on their promise, because the representation lied to me about the condition just to motivate me to purchase. When this issue was forwarded to Saipa Diesel missioners (or officer), they dont have any action for my problem.When I went to get the delivery Truck, I saw that more customers of Volvo trucks are dissatisfied with the Sale Center of Saipa Diesel Corporate. I am an M.A. Marketing student in Iran and I think this matter hits a big negative impact to the perception of Iranian customers of Volvo. Now I prefer to buy Volvo trucks from out of your representation or to just buy other brands. Please review this issue and I suggest that you change your representation or the management with yourself, or have a strong monitoring from your corporate.
Volvo XC90 customer service failure: I had clicking sound in rear axle (97k miles). I took it to the dealer who said it was either an angle gear sleeve or angle gear assembly failure. They said if I paid them $2100 in labor first, they would try to get corporate to cover parts (clearly they know it is a problem). But they could not guarantee corporate would pay for parts. So, I was facing a $5000 bill ($2100 in labor and $2900 in parts) to fix a poorly designed part (check the web, there are many failures of angle gear). Dealer said they have had to replace a number of these. I wonder how many.No thanks! I called a local repair shop who quoted $469 (parts and labor) to replace angle gear sleeve. I called back again just to make sure of the price. The local shop said they replace them all the time. They showed me the problem. It is a poor design that allows water to get into angle gear sleeve causing rust and premature wear (or planned obsolescence).It turns out both the angle gear sleeve and angle gear assembly were worn out. Local shop bought parts from dealer at cost of $2400 ($500 less than dealer quoted). Total repair cost was $2850 compared to dealer quote of 2100 and maybe corporate would cover parts. You can see from the picture rust on splines of angle gear sleeve. By the way, the dealer has a core charge for the angle gear assembly so that all their faulty parts get returned. I went back to dealer and tried to see if they could get Volvo Cars corporate to cover parts. They said no. I then called Volvo Cars Corporate directly for help. I got the same. They said the part is not part of recall and that they could not (really would not) do anything.How many failures are needed before a recall? If you check the web, there are hundreds. This means there are really thousands, since only a few people are angry enough, like me, to post their frustration. Both the Volvo dealer and Volvo corporate had an opportunity to do the right thing. What a shame they didnt. Now, not only will I never go to dealer for service, I will forever tell people not to buy a Volvo!
Feb. 11, first occurrence. After filling up gas tank, I stopped at store for a few minutes, I came back to Volvo 2008 XC90 and it starts but immediately dies. After a few tries, I have it towed to local mechanic. He pulls code for fuel pump. Replaces fuel pump with Volvo part, but gas gauge is not working. $600 for labor (owner says wont charge), $598.00 for fuel pump.Feb.14 - Leave for cross-country trip (car reeks of gas), runs for about 2 or 3 hours then starts acting up. While driving at 75 mph, car starts missing slightly. Works issue through for a few miles then gets progressively worse until accelerator is totally unresponsive and car starts down shifting until after pulling off the road engine stalls out. After letting the car sit for about 10 min car starts up and runs like nothing is wrong for another 20 or 30 minutes. The problem starts up again until car is on the side of the road again stalled out. This happens 3 or 4 times until were near Birmingham, AL. and the check engine light comes on and displays slow down or shift up in message window. Have it towed ($65.00) to another local mechanic who specializes in imports. Have to stay night in hotel ($107.00) while he finds that fuel line connection to newly installed fuel pump is leaking (reason for gas fumes in car) and tries to clamp it tight. Check engine light still on. Cost $325.Feb. 15 - Start on road again. Seems to run fine for about 2 1/2 hrs. then same thing starts to happen again! After 3 or 4 more stops we finally pull into Volvo dealership in Jackson, MS. Feb. 16 - After Volvo tech examines previous work he finds that 1st mechanic has damaged connection between fuel pump and fuel line to pump irreparably. Because he cant be sure of previous installation, his recommendation is another new fuel pump and fuel line to pump. After installation, fuel gauge is working again. Cost $1,924.52.Feb. 18 - Leave for CA. 3 long days of hard driving, no problems. Seems like it is fixed. Feb. 20 - after arriving in CA have 3 days of short drives, with no incidents. Feb. 23 - While driving in town, car stalls out at stoplight. Restart car but check engine light comes on. Drive it to local Volvo dealer. Feb. 24 - Run full diagnostic on it next day. Cant find anything, test-driving, and no problems for them. Return car. No cost. No problems for us rest of CA stay. Some freeway high-speed driving, no more than 2 hours at a time. Frequent town driving.Mar. 13 - Leave CA. No problems for most of day. Then later in day, after maybe 7 hours driving with a few stops for gas, problem begins again. After pulling off-road at high-speed a few times we make it to our hotel. Mar. 14 - Problems again, but not until late in day. Make it to hotel. Check engine light comes on at end of day when problem occurs but after resting overnight its off in morning. Mar. 15 - Drive 2 hours to Taos, NM. and back to Santa Fe for the night, no problems. Mar. 16 - Drive about 5 hrs. before problem occurs once again. After 4 or 5 stops for problem we make it to hotel.Mar. 17 - Once again, no problems for about 5 hours then it starts up acting up. Crawl into Jackson, MS Volvo dealer once again. Check engine light on, leave engine running, they pull it into garage right away and are able to pull a few codes. They track down each code and decide its the fuel pump electronic module which they replaced. Cost: $718.56. March 22 - Leave for home. 4 hours in, problem starts again but much worse. After 4 or 5 stalls we finally make it home barely.March 25 - Car is continually stalling, even after just a few minutes driving. Deliver car to my local Volvo dealer; give him all the mechanics numbers that have worked on it for past month or so. After over a week they call and say they found debris in the fuel pump. They suggest wait for it replacing the fuel pump AGAIN!!! I ask them to call the dealer in Jackson before moving forward which I had suggested when I dropped the car off. April 5 - 6,000 miles, many unscheduled stops and nights staying over waiting for car to be repaired and about 4,000 or more (counting unplanned hotel stays) later and still unresolved.
Im writing you in frustration and disappointment as to the very poor customer treatment Ive received from Volvo USA. Ive many emails on file, between us which cover the situation. It has to do with an engine fire to our 2009 S80. This was well documented in a recall of this car and model year. Our Volvo did catch engine fire due to the exact circumstances as outlined in the 2009 recall. Volvo agents inspected the car, it’s obvious the car fire is precisely as described in the recall! I sent Volvo service records and a complete CarFax history, proving this car has been impeccably maintained exclusively by authorized Volvo dealers. I’ve accumulated a lot of data, that IN FACT our model and year WAS on Federal recall lists for this exact situation. Our Volvo is a total loss. The engine fire left it with no useful value to anyone. We need to buy another car but unable to afford one at this time. I appeal to you to find us a way through this loss. ++++++++++FYI: Volvo Recall R214: Engine Cooling Fan Module/Johnson Electric - 2009 Volvo S80. This situation may result in loss of cooling system function and engine failure. The driver may not have sufficient time to react to the warning light(s) or the text message in the instrument panel, increasing the risk of a crash. Engine And Engine Cooling — Cooling System — Fan. Volvo is recalling 17,614 MY 2008-2009 S80, V70, and XC70 vehicles. The engine cooling fan may stop working due to a software programming error in the fan control module (FCM). Summary: On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, under certain operating conditions, some electric cooling fans may overheat potentially causing heat damage and, in rare instances, a fire in the engine compartment. Consequence A FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT COULD OCCUR.
2015.5 V60 21,305 miles. Took to Volvo Mission Viejo CA. Want to replace ICM for $1,302.26. No explanation re: why all failed and what inherent issue(s) is/are with the car that caused failure. Low miles, not old car. No guarantee that problems will be resolved for $1,302.26 so I can feel comfortable driving it. Given Volvos fairly bad reputation re; electronics and computer/software this is of great concern.
Our new XC60 EDrive has had a number of problems. The one lasting the longest and most frustrating is our door locks/seat position settings. To make the vehicle keep the seat from automatically moving by itself, we have to set the door locks so that when you open one door it unlocks them all. The engineers in Sweden have been working on it to no avail. I wont drive the car anymore because I dont feel safe in parking lots unlocking all of the doors. Customer service doesnt even respond to our calls or emails. We thought when we bought a luxury brand, we would get safety and service. Turns out we are getting neither.
The dealer I got this new Volvo semi truck from is CIT Trucks Springfield IL. The front wheels came loose, wheel bearing loose, tool box doors loose, but driveshaft has damage the whole driveline. This truck is not safe. Video on Youtube (Volvo truck shakes).
The volume of service issues with this car (2016 XC90) is incredible. I am working to have all of my service records released and then will post them for proof. Issues are as follows: On 10 hour trip - autopilot cut out - this is a charged accessory upgrade. On a 5 hour trip - autopilot unavailable again. On a 5 hour trip returning home and ALL audio shuts off. Navigation was not communicating so it was then noticed that no music, not turn signal noise, no locking noise, no nothing. Coolant light came on - refilled after FINALLY finding someone who could tell me where to locate. Came on again. Dealer said they have noticed this issue a few times... Hose is clamped too tight from factory and needs replaced.
I paid $43,100 cash for a 2000 Volvo from Mr. ** on July 6, 2012. It had minor wear and tear, which was expected. It had 126,000 miles. On Aug. 3, 2012, a message appeared to add coolant. I went to auto store, purchased coolant that was poured in the reservoir by sales associate with me under the hood. The message went off. I proceeded onto the interstate and the car began to smoke awfully. The check engine light popped on. It smoked even more and then shut off. My mom, my 1-year old son and I were in the middle of traffic. I called Mr. ** five times. When he answered, he said his phone is usually off then. I got it pushed on the side of the road and left it until I can get it towed to his mechanic on Sunday, which I paid $50. He never called. On Monday morning at 10 am, I called to confirm if his mechanic is looking at the car. He said he’d be to it later. At 4 pm, I called but no answer. I called Tuesday around 10:30 am. He answered and said, Oh, the head gasket is blown. You mustve driven that car hard. He said he couldn’t do anything but take it to the auction and sell it for $1,000 - $2,100 short of what I paid. As of Aug. 7, he hasnt answered the phone, returned calls or contacted me. Im a single mother with two small kids and I dont have $3,100 to throw away after having a car for a month or to get repairs. His neglect and nonchalant attitude makes me think he already knew the present issue and still sold a lemon bad vehicle. What are my rights or legal avenues? Also, the mileage now is a little over 129,000.
Last spring, we went on a vacation and left our 2010 XC60 parked in our garage. Upon returning, the battery was stone cold dead. After getting Triple A to jumpstart it for us, we drove it around for a while and were able to start it after. The dealership said we should put a trickle charger on it if were leaving it for that long. We just returned from a four-day trip with the XC60 parked in our garage and its battery is again totally dead. I have never heard of the need to put a trickle charger on such a higher-end car if its being parked for four days! We cant use it to take us to the airport and have confidence that it will start when we return. Airport parking lots dont have AC outlets to plug a tickle charger into. Im a bit disappointed, unless there is more information I need to know?
The problems with this car are too many to list. Very disappointed with my purchase of the 2016 XC90. It has been in for service at least 8 times since January this year. I will not even drive it on long trips due to the lack of trust with this vehicle.
My check engine light flashed while driving on Tuesday November 20th at about 4:45 pm. I was nearest my local Mechanic shop and the tech plugged in the computer gadget that reads what is happening and told me a housing under the hood needed to be removed to investigate further. I took the car in the next morning and found out that my timing belt was about 1/2 shredded and ready to break at any moment. I was told I couldnt drive it and that the repairs would not be completed until Tuesday November 27 following the Thanksgiving Holiday. I have a 2005 wagon and the timing belt was replaced by Volvo at 125K. The car now has 165K miles. I was very lucky that I did not have a catastrophic failure and a ruined engine. It was just coincidence that this unrelated issue required a more thorough investigation of the housing where the timing belt is. Timing belts are not warrantied by the Volvo 2015 Lifetime Warranty Plan (no surprise there) but an average belt lasts upwards of 100K miles and is recommended to be replaced at/near that time. I have all documents showing when the belt was replaced and yet Volvo is not standing behind this product. I dont see any grey area here. This could in no way be something that was done by me. It looks as though the local Volvo dealer either DID NOT install the belt at 125K or it was clearly a faulty unit. I submitted a claim to Volvo Corporate for reimbursement and was denied. A HUGE violation of consumer trust and manufacturer integrity. A final note: Volvo refused to share with me the details of the investigation nor did they provide any reason for the denial except to state it was an internal matter and that timing belts are wear items. I requested a written accounting for my records and was also denied. I could not even get the name of the Corporate official who made the decision.
Four months after purchasing my 2019 XC90 (previous service loaner) from the Santa Ana, CA dealership a spontaneous crack appeared on my windshield starting from the top of the windshield and radiating downward from the middle where the rearview mirror/sensory console is housed. This crack occurred while parked in my driveway at home. I reviewed security cameras to confirm no foreign object had made contact with the car or windshield. I read about a similar experience online in Los Angeles with the crack originating in the same place and also without any indication of impact. I opened a claim with Volvo. They had me drive to the dealership to have a service advisor inspect it. Ironically, on the drive over for the inspection the windshield was struck by some kind of pebble or debris on the freeway. This was very obvious to me, I saw and heard the impact. As a result, my claim was denied, they claimed the crack originated as a result of the impact. I had allowed a couple of weeks go by before getting into the dealership and took pictures of the affected windshield as soon as I noticed the crack had appeared and at multiple other intervals to capture different periods of time and changes prior to going in. I had a dozen pictures, from different times, all prior to the day of the visit (and impact) as well as pictures from the day of the inspection and impact. In my communications with Volvo customer care team I asked for my pictures to be reviewed since they clearly corroborated my assertions. I explained, in great detail, what I observed that happened, provided similar cases I researched, offered more than enough evidence. Given the impact marks that are clearly visible in the pictures on the day of the inspection, and not present prior to, in addition to the location of the start of the crack and how it spread, its quite obvious that the impact point was not where the crack originated but I feel that Volvo was not interested in doing the work or putting in the time to make this right. They seemed more interested in maintaining the original decision, which was made without a complete review of all the information that I tried to present. I followed up by providing all of the pictures and explanation to substantiate my claim, requested a appeal with a detail account of the information I observed and was providing and a received a simple three sentence response saying sometimes customer dont agree with their decisions and there is nothing they can do about that. Youd think a company of this caliber would strive for better customer service, especially considering this is a $75k vehicle to a new customer. Needless to say I will never purchase from Volvo again.
I love my Volvo wagon. Its very reliable and I like the color. I like the moonroof, the power windows, power locks, air conditioning and heated seats. It gets great gas mileage. Its an automatic and I love that. It also has 4 doors and that I can fold the back seats down to move large items. The back is also big enough for an air mattress for camping. I love how it drives and I like that its a turbo. I also think its cool that the headlights have wipers.However, I wish it had 4 wheel drive for snow and icy conditions. It does have a setting for snowy weather but I havent had to use it. I also wish that it was a newer model, just for the cosmetic reasons. I also wish that I had a newer stereo and I had my CD player worked. The tape player works so I can use a tape adapter to listen to music, but I wish it had a Bluetooth wireless connection or auxiliary cord as well.
The car was ahead of its time. It is so fun to drive and gets so much attention because of the styling. The 5 cylinder turbo gets ok gas mileage and uses regular or premium. Great interior room, fun handling, really scoots. Im sorry they stopped production in 2013.
I have been owning only Volvo cars for almost 15 years now, and my experience has been mostly positive. I sold my 2001 S40 with 142k miles, and it was still driving fine. No major repairs were made during the first 100k. Afterwards, repair costs started going up, but engine and transmission were solid. Ive owned a C30 for two years as well, and nothing ever broke down. Based on my discussions with Volvo mechanics, here is what I would advise you:1. Never buy a new model within the first 1-3 years of introduction. Engineers keep improving these cars year after year, based on real driving experience coming from customers. By the 4th year of production reliability improves to superior levels. 2. Stay away from fancy electronics, add-ons, options, sunroofs, and so on. Their engineers spend most of their time and money on safety/strength, engine and transmission. 3. Buy the most common engine in production, especially one that can be found across platforms. 4. Change the oil on time and do the required maintenance. These cars may give you headaches from time to time, especially with high mileage. But if there is ever an accident, you will walk away laughing and texting. Volvo is still a great company, even under Chinese ownership.
Anyone have this problem with their Volvo? And if not you should be aware of a little maintenance the service department should do so this expensive bill does not happen to you. I had water in my drivers side floor in my 2011 Volvo XC60 SUV. I took it to the dealer service department and they told me that I probably have dirt clogging up the channels in the sunroof. I rarely use the sunroof, but okay. I asked how I can prevent the debris from building up in the channels and I was told that when I bring it in for maintenance (oil change, tire rotation etc.) I should ASK them to use air to clean out the channels. WHY IS THIS NOT INCLUDED IN A REGULAR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE!??? It is a SERIOUS design flaw in the car... I got the call today from the dealer that there is water all throughout the car and the seats have to be pulled and the carpet dried. The cost for this will be $1477!!! AND the computer under the driver seat may need to be replaced at a cost of $1700! I can purchase a laptop for that! Please inform your friends to ask their mechanic or service pro to clean out the channels of their sunroof and avoid this expensive design flaw in Volvo.
I own a 2000 Volvo S80 T6 that had to have a used transmission installed. $2600 after labor. Then my water pump started spraying out water which will be a $1000. The wiring is so complicated. My running light blinks work off and on. My headlights leak water. The sun roof will stop working occasionally. The leather wears quickly. The trunk button stopped working. It dents easy for a Volvo and the CD player screen looks like the first computer screen ever made. Other than that, for 260000 miles, even after the temp redlining, the engine’s been holding steady and the twin turbo makes it a fun ride in comfort and style.
The 1918 Volvo XC90 is the finest automobile I have ever owned. Besides the world class safety features and vehicle safety, this car has the most adaptive, user friendly functions and options I have ever experienced. It has selective ride control as well. Overall this car is awesome and great in bumper to bumper traffic to highway, short and especially long distance trips!
If you have a Volvo car I hope you do not have to buy Volvo parts for it. I needed the plastic back part of a wing mirror and had to pay 120 for it and had to fit it myself. It is just a rook off for something they paid no more than £5 for.
I am the happy owner of a Volvo V60 T6 2015, my first Volvo, in replacement of a Subaru Forester XT 2014. I just want to say how Im happy with my car. I know most of people on that website are writing about problem they have and thats ok, but I think it is important to also tell people when you dont have problem. :-)I have my car for one year now, only 16000 km, not a lot, but enough time to say if you like the car or not. Most of the problem usually appears during the first year.The engine is great, the old one, the six cylinder with turbo, 300 hp, you really have that power fast on the highway, very secure car, not a sporty car but enough sporty for me. I have some fun with that car, a pleasure to drive on any way, great and wonderful sport seats, great finish and quality inside AND outside. Zero problem! I am Canadian and the awd works perfectly, not as great as the Subaru one, but a very good one! You have plenty of space in the hatch, thats why I love wagon (Im European :-)).Also, customer service is perfect at least at the dealer, everything perfect there. Also, price for services is the same as Subaru. If you compare year and kilometers (every 10000km for Subaru!!! Every 160000 km for Volvo) Subaru is so expensive and so bad quality with so many problems... So, go away and take a Volvo, at least a model which is on sale for a while, because for new ones, I suggest to wait for at least two years to avoid any problem on the first production years!
2004 Volvo XC90 with 89,000 miles and an engine blown. Dealer says I need new one that costs between $11,000-$14,000 for engine and turbo. The car is maintained well. Volvo will not replace. It seems there were a lot of issues with the 2004 XC90 and Volvo should have made it right for consumers, especially given the cost of such a high end luxury car. I’m extremely disappointed.
My transfer case cracked in half and had to be replaced for $2,600. My car is a 2005 XC 70 wagon with 84,000 miles on it. The transfer case should not crack in half. I was driving and could have been seriously injured because my car just suddenly stopped and would not go forward. Luckily, I had slowed down and was coming off a ramp from the highway. Seconds before, I was traveling at 65 miles per hr on the highway. I would like to be compensated for the cost of replacing the transfer case.
I have a 2008 Volvo Wagon with 65k miles. ABS brake regulator is bad. Cost to fix is $1800. This should not happen with such low mileage. Two months ago rear electric window motor had to be replaced. I have always serviced car at dealer but now it’s getting to costly to keep.
December 18, 2014, I purchased a new Volvo XC60 from Friendship Volvo, Bristol, TN. The one big thing I do not like is that it came with a little bicycle wheel for a spare tire. I paid $500 for an extra wheel and $216 for a tire. The next thing this spare will not go into the wheel well that the little bicycle wheel comes out of. So, you have to just put that big spare in your rear compartment and chain it down for safety reasons. Later I noticed that the bicycle wheel was only a 17-inch wheel. My vehicle came with 18-inch. I measured the diameter of the spare wheel versus the original wheel. It was 6 1/2 inches less in diameter. Here is the quote from the Volvo owners manual page 311: Caution: The vehicle must not be driven with wheels of different dimensions or with a spare tire other than the one that came with the vehicle. The use of different size wheels can seriously damage your cars transmission. I wanted to bring this to the attention of others in case they have one of these vehicles.
Has anyone else experienced premature brake wear on their Volvo (we have 2018 XC90). We were advised at 30,000 gentle driven kms that we need new rotors and pads. When we questioned the dealership on this they told us that Volvo brakes arent meant to last like the other manufacturers. They claim its for safety reasons, we dont agree, nor do the multiple mechanics (some Volvo mechanics) we have talked to since. Would love to hear if anyone else is experiencing this as well as it is a concern.
I purchased a used Volvo 850 station wagon. I had to call Volvo to get the radio code. At first I thought that was odd, but they treated me like I had just purchased a brand new Volvo. I was impressed with their customer care. Even an older Volvo purchase was important to them. I did not know much about Volvo. I knew that the safety ratings were awesome. The purchase was really out of necessity rather than choice. However, on December 28th, I was happy to have been driving my Volvo. I was on a narrow road and swerved to miss a deer. I flew over a cliff and landed upside down. No one could believe that I walked away from that accident. Looking at the scene, I couldnt believe it either. My airbags deployed and my seat-belt held me in place when I sailed through the air. I climbed up the cliff and walked away. The car was totaled. The motor still runs though. The safety features in my Volvo saved my life. I would recommend Volvo to anyone who cares about their safety or the safety of their passengers.
I bought a 2008 Volvo S60T, and its the worst car Ive ever owned! It has broken down on me more times than I can count. I have coddled and cared for this car more than any other. Ive had the timing belt changed, and only put premium, ethanol free gas in it. I have the oil changed every 3000 miles and buy Napa gold oil filters and synthetic oil - which I bring to my mechanic. I do all recommended tune-ups and check ups. Now I find out that the turbo is bad! My mechanic told me to get rid of it ASAP. The repairs it needs - a new turbo and catalytic converter - will cost more than the car is worth. Im so angry! I used all my savings to buy this car. It is undriveable and sits in my frontyard. All its worth now is scrap! Really? A 2008 Volvo?!? I tried communicating with Volvo. The first time on Facebook - to which they referred me to their customer service email. I emailed them and just today received the Were so sorry but cant help you reply. This company does NOT make quality reliable vehicles, and they do NOT stand behind them! A lot of hype and a huge COST for nothing but headaches, inconvenience, and financial loss. I am screaming from every rooftop I can find to warn people! DONT BUY A VOLVO!!!
I love my XC90. Its a 2006 with 61,000 miles. I have always completed scheduled maintenance/inspections on time. Today I was told I need a new transmission and radiator! For $7,000! With only 61,000 miles! This is inexcusable and unacceptable. How could Volvo USA build a car that cost $59,000 to purchase and expect us to pay $7,000 for a new transmission and radiator at 61,000 miles! I have contacted Volvo for a response here. I need some justification and maybe some help paying for the work. I will not stop until I get an answer as to why this could happen to a 6-year-old car that has been taken care of perfectly and with only 61,000 miles! Volvo should be ashamed.
This review is describing the experience with 2021 Volvo S60 T6 AWD Inscription, having last for VIN digits **. The car was ordered in June of 2020 and delivered to the dealer from factory on 10/23/2020. It was equipped with all available options, including Polestar software, with out-of-door price of $57,450. The car was received from the dealer (Volvo Cars Mission Viejo) on 10/29/20, approximately 90 miles away from my residence – no San Diego dealer was actually willing to order the car using preconfigured specifications from Volvo website.The car failed at mile 28 away from the dealership – the odometer was at 34 miles. The first indication was that “signals are at fault”, immobilizing the left turn signaling. When the dealer was contacted the same afternoon, we were told that the car needs to be towed in (from 90 miles away), since one should not drive without operational signals. We never heard from them again. That was just the beginning of the S60 experience.During the next few days, we tried to contact Volvo directly, who advised us “that it is now dealership problem”. Not receiving any response from Volvo Cars Mission Viejo, we tried to schedule local (San Diego) service. We were put thru gauntlet, being berated by “why did you not buy the car from us” and “it serves you well since you did not buy the car here”.Finally, the car was taken to San Diego Volvo, by scheduling the appointment and the car loaner. The “customer adviser” did not show up at scheduled time; we were told to “wait until someone shows up”, since “he owns the appointment”. Hours later, he did show up and informed us that there is “no car loaner” – in spite of guarantee that one would wait for us. Having no choice, we left the car with the dealership overnight.The next morning, I was informed that the car is “repaired” – the claim was that the entire left-side electronic module (responsible for 360 camera and signaling) was faulty and was replaced. Attempting to collect the car the next day, we were presented with the same fault (no signal, no 360 degree camera) and were sent back on our way (sans car), forced to leave the car over the weekend. The next week, we were summoned again to collect the car. This time around, the car functioned for 3 (three) full days, resuming the same fault. It then escalated: it refused to start, at random intervals.We are now stuck with a brand-new vehicle (less than 500 miles on the odometer) and no recourse other than to hire an attorney. As far as buying this car – please pass. While it looks good on paper (which is why we bought it), it is the most unreliable vehicle I have ever had – including the garage queen Audi Q5. When it does drive, it is inferior to A4 and much, much worse than any Lexus sedan we owned (LS and GS). Any comparison with BMW 3 series (presumed competition) is just laughable – its handling is boat-like for anyone accustomed to BMW precision and stiff chassis. However, much, much worse than the vehicle is actual Volvo customer “support” – it turns out that there is no such thing in existence.
I bought my Volvo XC90 in 3/11. Before I purchased the vehicle, I requested the CarFax. I noted that it stated that the transmission was replaced in 5/09 by a Volvo dealership. I felt secure knowing the history of the car. I was hit by a drunk driver and he totaled my car. After the accident, I needed a car that would make me feel safe. That is important, I was afraid to drive after the accident. Also, 2 weeks before my accident, my daughter-in-law was killed in a car accident and left me with my 3 grandchildren. The purchase of this car was to assist me with safely transporting my grandchildren to their different events. I like the fact that it has a 3rd set of seats for the little ones. But I was very sad when the transmission light came on and the car started weaving. After researching on the internet, I found out that what happened to me was not unusual, that many people have been complaining about the same thing. Volvo XC90s from 2003-2005 have an increase incident of transmission failures. I called Volvo of North America and they told me to call a dealership near me. I did and the (Steve) manager of service at Superior Volvo in Missouri said that he would call the regional manager to see if they would do a goodwill repair/replacement since the transmission was just replaced 2 years ago. Steve (manager of service) called me back and said that they could not do a goodwill replacement at this time. I called Volvo of North America back and explained to them what the regional manager had said, that they would not replace the transmission at their expense. The lady at customer service for Volvo of North America said, after contacting (Steve) the service manager, that since the warranty is out, they are not responsible. So I guess if I replace the transmission, I should only expect for the transmission to last for 2 years. Why would I replace it if it is only going to last for 2 years or less? I worked hard to save for this car. I paid cash for this car, no financing, nothing. I thought I was buying a car that me and my grandbabies would feel safe in. I have contacted the Federal Trade Commission and have a reference number if you need it. I have also contacted the consumer protection division of my state. I dont think it is fair to ask me to pay for a part that is defective and the company had always known about this problem. Where is the fairness? Someone told me to sell it to someone else and get my money back. I cant do that. I wouldnt be able to sleep at night.
My cooling van has failed. It wont shut off and is causing my battery to drain all the way down. There was a recall for this problem; but according to the experts, my car, a 2002 Volvo S60, doesnt qualify. Ive read over a dozen blogs about this same problem on Volvos from years other than the 1999-2001 models recalled. It seems to me the problem goes beyond the models Volvo of North America is saying. How many failed cooling systems does it take to admit its a prevalent problem?
Bought my first Volvo in 1973 and drove it 180,000 miles. In 1985 when we bought a 240DL and drove it 225,000 miles. In 2005 when we bought the S80. Today after 14 years and 250,000 miles BETELEW the 3rd is done. An internal engine problem and no compression in #1 cylinder. Thinking back about my Volvo’s and reading the posts here I want to share my Volvo experience with you. First of all I would not recommend buying a used Volvo unless there is documentation that scheduled maintenance was done. Volvo’s can be a bit pricey to maintain and many people just don’t take care of them. I bought all of my Volvo’s brand new, maintained them as outlined in the manual, and all work was done by the dealership or an independent shop that specialized only in Volvo’s. Driving a Volvo for 45 years has taught me a lot. The most important is that there is a big difference between a 15 minute oil change and a dealership scheduled service. There is a long list of items to be checked, lubricated, tightened, or adjusted that only a dealership will perform. 15 minutes oil change is not a maintenance service, and you certainly get what you pay for. I read these posts and so many contain “bought a used Volvo” “poor quality” “factory defect” and how horrible Volvo customer service is and I laugh. I’ve had things happen to my Volvo’s over the years too. The difference is that when you are a regular customer at a dealership as I have been, you will receive excellent customer service. Loyalty is rewarded. I would be embarrassed if I drove Into a dealership for the first time with nothing but 30 minute oil changes and demand good customer service. If you think I’m exaggerating I’m not. In 45 years and 3 Volvo’s I have only been towed 4 times and 3 of those were from my driveway. I was never left stranded or put in a dangerous situation. I bought each of my Volvo’s for safety which I consider to be an investment. I took care of my investments and they took care of me, faithfully, safely, comfortably, and tonight we will return to Volvo to buy BETELEW #4.
Volvo makes a great car. Whenever I get behind the wheel of another car it mostly feels like Im driving a tin can. AND, we picked up our Volvo in Switzerland. Volvo paid for the trip. My Volvo XC60 is a 2013 and my repairs have been minimal, I get great gas mileage. I have no doubt then when Im ready to purchase another car, itll be a Volvo.
Ive owned this 2016 Volvo S60 Premier T5 for almost 2 years now and it has been a great car so far. The only peeve I have is the engine start/stop when sitting in traffic. Its really sensitive to the speed of the car but luckily it can be turned off. The car has plenty of safety features with the tech package including the lane departure warning and BLIS. Also I highly recommend the sport package. While the 19 wheels arent too flashy the shorter more aggressive springs make the car handle great on windy roads. Altogether the Volvo S60 is a great car.
Purchased my 2008 Volvo S40 in 2009, so it was just over a year old. I hadnt had any real problems with it until last summer (2014)... granted the car was 6 years old, but still the things that went wrong were just... odd. BOTH the driver and passenger side view mirrors (just the mirror part) came loose and I had to constantly glue them back on. There were moments I was on the expressway, praying that it wouldnt fly off! The windshield wiper spout (where the fluid comes out) was loose -- had to glue that back onto the hood of the car a few times. MY A/C started not working, so I got recharged -- thankfully that lasted the summer. And my favorite... so the transmission is placed SUPER low to the ground, near the front of the car. There were 2x last winter where the transmission line broke from driving over snow where I was left stranded on the side of the road.Also had to worry about the towing and rental. Both times it cost $300 at the shop to repair. It is also probably the WORST car to drive in snow, rain, sleet. SLIDES EVERYWHERE. My brother is a mechanic and told me at about 75,000 miles that the timing belt was looking rough and to get it replaced sooner vs later. Mind you, the recommended time to replace is 120,000 miles. I never did get it fixed, and traded my car in this past week with 94,000 miles on it. I can only imagine things continuing to go downhill. Now it will be someone elses problem.
The sunroof in my 2007 S60 malfunctioned (wouldnt open or close and made a loud clicking noise). Upon having the problem assessed, I was told by the Volvo Maintenance shop at Volvo of Phoenix that my sunroof was DEFECTIVE and that I would have to pay over 2,000.00 for repairs and labor. A couple of days later I was offered a settlement to pay for the labor (a 900.00 plus dollar value) and they would pay for the parts. I denied the offer and stated that I should not have to pay for the DEFECTIVE sunroof. Purchasing this Volvo has been THE BIGGEST mistake of my car buying experience.Dear Mr. **, I own a 2007 Volvo S60. I am the original owner of my car and have numerous high priced issues with my car that I have had to pay for out of pocket. I recently took my S60 in for routine maintenance and have my sunroof looked at for malfunction. Upon final observation from the Volvo Dealer in Phoenix, I was informed that my sunroof was DEFECTIVE and of no fault of my own but it would cost me over 2,000.00 for repairs and labor. I was shocked at the cost and was told maybe volvo could help me out in good faith and was offered the following .
In the Details and Restrictions of the Volvo Carefree Coverage it states for low mileage vehicles (Service will be covered provided they are serviced within 2 months of their anniversary date). (In service anniversary.) My in service date was January 6th - when I tried to book the final service on January 28th, they would not provide the service claiming the program had expired even though I was well within the two month requirement outlined in their Details and Restriction as stated above. Their wording in misleading to consumers and they should clarify it to indicate that their policy does not apply to the final service and that service has to be provided prior to the in service date. Very poor customer relations.
This Volvo car is overall far superior to any other car that Ive owned. Great comfort, ergonomics, reliability, smooth ride, lots of space and good power.
Searched and waited for the color combo and features on this car. While waiting I should have done some homework!! I take my car to the Mission Viejo Volvo for service, when purchased a seam of the leather was coming out, had to take it in three times to get if fixed and made sure they didnt just shove it up with a screw driver like the first two visits. THE CAR RUNS OUT OF GAS!!! Your control can say you have 30 miles or 50 miles... you will still run out. We dont let it go below 100 miles, the GM at Viejo after bringing me in his office and closing door said there is just no fix for it.The parking brake goes on while you are driving or stopped in traffic or at home and cant get it out of park... Very nice with the other patient drivers honking!!! This is my second time back in 6 weeks for brakes. First week in July they said they replaced brakes, pads and rotors! However I keep ending up in the middle of the intersection, well you guessed it less than two months later same problem. Manny says I have a lot of miles on the car so makes sense, never checking the records to see that it was just done. Just told me it was going to cost a lot.Also brought it in because the car sounds like a muscle car, the service guy asked me if I made it sound that way... Oh yea, sure. Pretty blonde mom with three kids wants to sound Gangster. No its only that the catalytic converter has gone out, they have ordered one. Maybe another week. They have had it this time three weeks. They said they were working on all the other computer problems while they wait, and may have to send a guy to school about how to fix the whole parking brake issue. My reason for buying the car was I have two new drivers in the family. They wont touch this cheered safety vehicle. Its a nightmare. Since I have had the car 10 months, they have had it 10 of those weeks and counting in the service department. Help, anyone, help me get free of the monster on wheels!!
I too purchased a 2009 Volvo 780 from TEC Volvo in Portland in May 2012, with 436k miles. The list of repairs is extensive and ongoing to this day. Started from second day of ownership with 4 batteries and has grown to include the following list, minus dates but all documentation is at hand: 1. 2 CAC 2. 2 turbo to CAC pipes 3. 1 CAC to intake boot 4. 2 belt tensioners 5. Idler pulley 6. 1 alternator 7. 1 differential pressure sensor along with cleaning of venturies. 8. 4 boost sensors (2 on manifold, 2 on mixer box) 9. Exhaust manifold 10. EGR 11. Injector #3 and 6 injector cups 12. 1 turbo 13. 1 bellows pipe (flex pipe on exhaust) 14. 1 clean 7th injector. The next day, replaced the 7th injector. 15. I-Shift transmission (thankfully under warranty) 16. Clutch - one month after transmission along with several trips for engagement and disengagement issues resulting in several thousands in bills just to find the transmission had the wrong programming 17. Rear ends and power divider rebuilt because of broken thrust washers and damaged gears. 18. Brake shoes, slack adjusters and chambers on both rear axles. 19. Several air leaks 20. Exhaust clamps had to be replaced because they failed behind cab. 21. 3 rear suspension leveling valves 22. 1 cab leveling valve 23. Fuel pump/power steering pump 24. Engine wiring harness 25. Manifold and EGR gaskets due to leaks after repairs. 26. Hood struts 27. Shocks all around the truck28. Had to replace all ten tire because of some kind of foreign substance inside destroyed the internal lining of the tires (looked like grease or tire goop in large quantities.Now, I just yesterday spent $500 to dyno the truck and it falls on its face so bad that they could not complete the dyno test. Lost 58hp in 160rpm drop and now Volvo tells me I need 6 injectors and cups which runs 5-6k dollars and the problems continue. One thing that has plagued me since purchase is fault mid 128 sid 102 fmi 11 manifold boost pressure/root cause unknown. Tens and tens of thousands and still no fix. In 13 months of ownership, Im over $50k in repairs and another $50k+ in lost revenue and down time. Damn ridiculous if you ask me. Im broke and Volvo keeps playing guessing games and throwing parts at the truck instead of fixing the POS.
Volvo is a great vehicle. Love driving it. Over 180,000 miles now and hope to have more years. Also hope to have it last so my child can drive it in two years. It has a good quality, comfortable, heated seats, safety, long lasting, reliable and good looking. Its a reputable company as well. I am happy with everything about the vehicle and would purchase again. Would tell my family and friends to buy it.
At random intervals while driving my Volvo XC90, I heard a loud thumping noise coming from under the hood. Immediately after, the windshield vipers turn on, the brake message gets displayed on the dashboard, then the dashboard becomes blank and I lose power. I am able to restart my car after a few minutes, but my trip computer displays fewer trip miles than before and the clock is blank. Whenever I experience this incident, it is never isolated but it occur a couple of times. But when I let the car rest overnight, the symptoms disappear. These issues generally occur on trips that are 4 to 5 hours or more in duration. Once in a while, it occurs on shorter trips of 1 hour. Once the incident is over, I see the following message on the dashboard SRS Airbag Service, Urgent. This issue has baffled two Volvo dealers in two different states and is currently with a 3rd dealer in a different state.
Volvo of Edison is the last place to buy service for your vehicle. Once you are past your extended warranty, they push you aside. The lack of compassion in this economic time is unreal. My 2004 XC90 went there for an oil change on Sep 23 and then returned on Oct 15 for additional repairs. On October 31, the engine was blown from lack of oil. They are taking no responsibility for the damage. I am a single parent and the car was my only transportation to work. They also own two more dealerships.
I like my Volvo - its a good, solid car. I love my cars heated seats, sun/moon roof, dual temperature controls, and polished wooden steering wheel. I also like the heated mirrors, headlight wipers, 40/60 fold down back seats with a pass-through, and spacious trunk. The gas mileage could be better though, and theres only ONE cup holder. Then the electronic switchblade key with electric lock control is hideously expensive to replace. Also, since we dont have a Volvo dealer anywhere within 100 miles, no one wants to work on it.
The 2007 Volvo S60 is a great sports Sedan. The paint and workmanship stand out - it still looks new. The car is well powered & geared nice - perfect for driving around town and a superlative car for long distance road trips. The car is a lot of fun to drive at 60 mph+.
I currently own a 2008 Volvo C70 with only 60K miles. Although the car is OK in general the leather seats are terrible. I have kept these seats cleaned with leather cleaner but that has not done any good. These seat have worn, cracked, and split leather. The manufacturer will not help in any way. The same was true for my 2001 Volvo S60, which at the time on trade in only had 70K miles. I thought at the time that I just did not take care of those seats. That was wrong on my part. They just make terrible seats. I have learned my lesson. Never again will I purchase a Volvo. PS repair cost are also very high.
We are completely disgusted with Volvo corp and local Ft Myers Volvo for taking our situation like a joke. We were treated terribly at the dealership this last time after a 4 year long battle with our XC90 lemon, that wasn’t recognized by you guys as a lemon. This last time your dealership said we needed a $13,000 engine due to inside damage, which was NOT the case at all. It just needed 1 $80 cylinder change. And then they had the audacity to offer a trade-in value for our car at the ridiculous low price of $9,000. HA what a joke you guys are. Im sooo glad Im not an idiot, as I got WAY more than that somewhere else and didn’t have to fork over $13,000 on a complete LIE. This dealership lies, service sucks and has been reported. I will never drive another Volvo or ever recommend one.
Are there any recalls related to headlights for a V70? My mechanic has tried to replace the headlight bulb but they all last about a day. $100 later, I am driving around with one headlight. It seems like this car has had issues from the beginning. My dealer has never been able to find the rattle in the dash. The steering wheel froze up and that cost over $500. And now the dealer tells me I need the whole new headlight part that will cost over $500. Seems like a 7 year old Volvo that has been garaged all its life shouldnt have that many problems.
My 2006 S40 was okay, until about 2009, when we started having water appear in the passenger side footwell, when it rained. I was told by the dealer that it was a known problem, with a service bulletin available from Volvo, that said it was a design problem. All Volvos since 2001, that have a sun roof, have the same issue. I was told that since the car was no longer on warranty, too bad, it was not covered. They wanted $1,700 to fix it, and told me other than having water in the footwell, it would not cause other problems.In December, 2011, the car completely died. The problem was that one of the computers (under the dash on the passenger side) was ruined, due to being wet. It cost me over $1,000 to get the computer replaced, and the repairman said that the other computers (in the same location) were also showing signs of corrosion, and damages due to the water. He also said that, in his opinion, the car was not trustworthy. It could be okay for years, or die at any time.In summary, a known design flaw that showed up after the warranty period, caused my Volvo to be a car I cannot trust, and therefore, I have decided that I will sell the car, never buy another Volvo, and tell everyone I can, not to buy a Volvo.
On December 14, 2013, I purchased, a Volvo Protection Plan, application number # **, from the business manager, ** of Volvo of Lisle. On December 20, 2013, a check for $201.00 was issued, to Paylink Payment, and mailed to him. On April 16, 2014, I received a letter from Volvo stating that Contract No. **, had not been received for processing within the 60 days of written date. It should be noted, that I have spoken to **, on several occasions, over ten times, regarding this matter. On each occasion, he assured me that the contract had been submitted and was taken care of. As of this date, May 12, 2014, I have no coverage. I am very disappointed with Volvo and ** and have since changed my service to Volvo Of Oak Park.
Do not buy a used Volvo. We made that mistake. Transmission = $$$, a running issue a long time. Found to be the Electronic Throttle Body = Piece of junk! Should have been a recall!!! They got out of it with an extended warranty for the Feds. So they fixed a few. As a used car, a Volvo has been proven to be a bad choice for us. Reliable? Not at all, in fact dangerous!! Very Dangerous when the throttle acts up. Very, Very Dangerous for Kids!! I asked Volvo to pay to reprogram new ETM. They declined! They do not care that we will never buy another. They made money on this one.
Ignition was locked on a Volvo 2004 XC90. The key is unable to turn to the drive position.
The Conti Sport Contact In 225/45R17 only lasted 20 km. Equipped in factory by Volvo. Continental disclaimed with that I may have a voucher through the wear, logically as the wear was not in 95% they will pay in a voucher. Return the tire, since the legal limit was achieved they would refund about 5% of the total cost. It was the most stupid offer that has being given me. Do not buy Continental or Volvo, because Volvo completely ignored the claim - nor answered
Well, the car IS denim blue. Thats a little joke. Bought this car via overseas delivery program. That went as well as it could I suppose. The OSD US headquarters in New Jersey has ONE staff person in a call center and she is over worked. Took days for her to respond to our calls and overall we grade her a D to C. The wait to finally receive the car was long, 9 months for us. Our choice not Volvos problem. We kept telling ourselves Were saving so much money. We are solid middle class and but for me giving in to my wife and us having on investment pool available for her to spend, we wouldnt have the car. The latter is my preference. The two star rating doesnt just reflect on car but the unnecessary dealer delays all along the way to present and continuing. My 2014 Honda CRV is superior in many ways to big blue. Better paint job, straight forward and easy access to mechanicals of the engine and engine bay components, simple well designed cabin controls, lack of complicated car computer system. It is plug and play so to speak unlike the Volvo where we really should take a class on how to operate the center display with its myriad functions.Right away soon after delivery and receipt of the car I noticed a failed seal on a passenger side read tail light, the small one mounted on the trunk lid. Moisture is clearly present all along the light lense. Ok....small thing but a first in life for me and I am age 69. Second, the wheel lug nut cover removal tool was not put in the car at the factory. I think the interior cabin key has yet to be found. The hood latch on the drivers side began sticking. The hood can be opened but a second pull on the front hood release is needed.The steering feel of the car is artificial and does not inspire confidence about absolute control. Now I am left unsure about what other little gremlins will surface. We bought a car before that turned out to be a lemon, our first luxury car. The V is the second. Will it turn yellow? The suspense is very bothersome. I have a lot of automotive repair and maintenance experience since age 16 including engine re-building. There is almost nothing on this car I can maintain myself so here come the bills! Volvo makes very odd and impractical decisions about placement/access to functions in the engine bay. Coolant reservoir is very difficult to read level as the tank is buried in a chamber! Similarly the brake fluid reservoir top is even buried more in a chamber. I like the cars exterior design, the seats, the interior, the transmission (so far), the peppy engine (although the long term effects of direct injection worry me) and on balance natural aspiration is superior, at least for me.All in all I would not recommend Volvo cars. I recommend something when it is perfect. This car is far from it and that is worrisome for what we will spend on its care and feeding. Volvo cars are a dealers dream. It reminds me more of the very average to below average American made junk. Yeah they may look nice but.... watch out here come repair bills! Dont buy one!
I purchased a 2001 C70 Volvo with 110,000 miles three months ago. The car ran like a dream. I checked the Carfax. It has perfect maintenance records. Two weeks later, the transmission between 2nd and 3rd started kicking. I took it to a Volvo dealership and couldnt find the problem, because its so sporadic and nothing showed up on the computer.
I purchased this car new. All the bells and whistles platinum edition and it has been a problem piece of metal. 60000 miles and more time in the shop and idiots can fix it. Bunch of money wasted. Soon as I can keep it running long enough I am trading it to some lucky dealership. So stay away from all XC60 or you may get this lemon.
I have had my Volvo XC60 for one year now and have driven it 20,000 miles. It handles very well on dry roads, the T5 engine has plenty of power and the transmission is extremely smooth. It gets about 27 mpg combined city/highway but requires 91 grade. It is roomy and very comfortable to drive and has some great technological options. But there is much more road noise than many lower priced vehicles - I would have expected much quieter at this price point. The voice commands are useless; I have had voice commands in Ford and GMC vehicles for the last 10 years and got used to how well they worked but the Volvo is not even close - it is very annoying to try using it. The foot activated tailgate only works occasionally, usually when you do not intend to use it. The XC60 is good to drive on dry roads but is very scary to drive on snow covered roads; again, Ford Escape and GMC Terrain are much more sure-footed in snow. After owning this XC60, I would not purchase another Volvo.
After some communication with the company, I got a full reimbursement of the price difference.I guess each case is different. I do suggest to communicate with the customer service department as much as you can; most of the time, the issue can still be resolved. If you are so unlucky and encounter a similar situation that I had, be patient and hold your ground. After all, a big company still cares about their reputation while trying to save cost. Although the process was tough and long, I am glad the result turned out to be reasonable. I hope the same unfortunate accident would not happen to you, but if it does, stay calm and go through customer service to fight for your rights seem to be a good way.
My volvo has continued to have unexplained problems and Volvo will not stand behind their product. Radio just died, they are asking for $1085 to fix it. Why would anyone want to buy a lemon of a car like this? They are saying I have not serviced my car at their dealerships which is untrue. One dealer accidentially took off my axels for a transmission problem and kept my car for three days to put the old ones back on.
Last Tuesday, May 15, 2012, I took my 2002 S80 T6 Volvo to the Volvo service center on a recall for the fuel pump (throttle body). After driving a few days later, I went to start my car and it wouldnt start. So I made an attempt to start it again and it started and then it shut off. After going through this several times, it finally started. Now, it has gotten worse. I have all these warning lights on and my car is running sluggish. I try to accelerate on the highway and it feels like it wants to stall.Today, I called the 800 customer service number to report it. I also called the dealership and reported it. I was told that I would have to pay for this to be repaired. I read several articles regarding this problem and feel that my car meets the need to be repaired. It’s a real safety issue. I have two kids that I transport daily to school and other school activities, and I use it to get me to work. I need the assurance that I can get them and myself to our destinations safely and without stressing that I will hope to make it. I am afraid and do not know if my car is going to stall on the highway or at an intersection. I like my Volvo and I want it to run like a Volvo should. I hope this matter can be resolved without any legal representation.