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Published: December 7, 2018
My check engine light flashed while driving on Tuesday November 20th at abo
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.
Published: June 17, 2015
December 18, 2014, I purchased a new Volvo XC60 from Friendship Volvo, Bris
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.
Published: December 22, 2020
This review is describing the experience with 2021 Volvo S60 T6 AWD Inscrip
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.
Published: October 21, 2016
I bought my son a used Volvo less than a year ago. Its been in the shop nea
I bought my son a used Volvo less than a year ago. Its been in the shop nearly every single month. After driving it only 4,000 miles it needed a new engine, new front bearings, new oil trap and on and on. Im at $5,000 in repairs and all they say is gee thats not normal for Volvo. I complained about the car to the sales person months ago with no response. I posted a complaint and the service manager called to offer $500 towards repairs but that doesnt explain how this many serious things can be wrong with a car driven such few miles. It was sold heavily on the fact that Orloff exclusively serviced the car and it was in top shape. Every month to service and every month a new serious problem. Im stuck with a junker and out $16k. Fraudulent sales practice.
Published: June 9, 2016
I have a 2015 Platinum XC60 for which I paid a lot extra. It has the leathe
I have a 2015 Platinum XC60 for which I paid a lot extra. It has the leather interior which I thought until just recently was awesome. Has anyone who has a similar car experienced that the leather fabric on the dashboard area below the front window is totally peeling up? I keep my car garaged 99% of the time when it is not being driven and for unknown reasons, the panel below the window is coming apart. The dealer has turned the matter over to Volvo and I am waiting to hear what they will do about it. The dealer said they have never seen this before. The car only has 12,000 miles on it and the upholstery is now shot? I dont get it.
Published: May 9, 2018
The 2007 Volvo S60 is a great sports Sedan. The paint and workmanship stand
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+.
Published: June 22, 2018
Volvo is very good and decent. I like the tape in the car. I like the size
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.
Published: March 13, 2012
My husband and I purchased a 2001 S40 Turbo with 113,000 miles. It’s a ve
My husband and I purchased a 2001 S40 Turbo with 113,000 miles. It’s a very well kept car with no signs of oxidation on the exterior paint and the inside was well preserved. We knew it was an older vehicle, so we checked out its history with CARFAX. We were pleasantly surprised with the history being nothing but just the basic maintenance. We had test drove it and also tested its acceleration on the freeway before purchasing. All was great until 4 days later. I was at a drive thru with the vehicle in park mode when all of a sudden the car started to accelerate to 1500 to 2000 rpm! It totally made me uncomfortable to drive it back to my home, which was about 6 miles away. On the way home I was coming to a traffic light and the car accelerated on its own again, so I stepped on the brakes and it was still accelerating almost making me hit the car in front of me! I made it back home and told my husband the problem that occurred. I was scared to drive it after that. My husband and I took it out for a test drive and the vehicle accelerated on its own again. We took it to 2 authorized Volvo repair businesses. The first one said the throttle needs to be cleaned for $145.00. The second repair man said he would have to change the ETM for $600.00 and for us to only use one repair shop to do all the maintenance and repairs—dont go to more than one shop. My husband is the only one working right now for our family of 5, so he has been working overtime to get the $600.00 for repairs. One night, on the way to get some dinner (1 week of owning the vehicle), the car started to accelerate in park mode again, but this time it was staying accelerated at 2,000 rpm and would not go back down. All of a sudden, the radiator exploded with no signs of overheating! We had it towed home about 4.5 miles back home. The tow truck driver said since hes been in the towing business, this was his first time to tow a Volvo just for a mechanical problem. He only picks up Volvos that have been in accidents. Gee, only accidents? That’s weird. We now have had this vehicle for 2 weeks and it’s sitting in our drive way. We used all of our tax return refund on this very clean and pretty car. I thought when we purchased a Volvo we would be safe because of the reputation they have in safety and luxury. How sad for Volvo. There is now way I can sell it. We just have to take a loss and junk it. I would not want anybody to drive this vehicle—it’s dangerous. My husband and I are sharing a 94 Toyota pick-up with 250,000 miles with no air conditioning or power steering. And it takes a licking and still keeps on ticking with no problems at all! We will never recommend to anyone to purchase a Volvo.
Published: May 16, 2018
The dealer I got this new Volvo semi truck from is CIT Trucks Springfield I
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).
Published: June 14, 2014
Tonight marks the 2nd time my Volvo has caught on fire jumping another car.
Tonight marks the 2nd time my Volvo has caught on fire jumping another car. The first time required the fire department, police department and 2 $500 deductibles. The firemen and policemen AND insurance agent who arrived all verified that the cables were connected properly and that it was not owner error. We assumed it was the jumper cables. Tonight, same scenario. My Volvo jumped another car and instantly started smoking and obliterated the jumper cables and melted the back of my car. This is not a coincidence nor is it user error. Has someone else ever experienced this with a Volvo? Is my car just defective? The first time the car was never started before it started smoking and blazing. Help???
Published: September 22, 2011
Our Volvo has been in the shop for endless warranty repairs. Now, our warra
Our Volvo has been in the shop for endless warranty repairs. Now, our warranty has expired. Each time we travel to Ithaca, NY to have the car repaired, it costs us $64.00 in fuel costs as we have to leave the car there a day or two and it requires two trips with two vehicles to accomplish this. Is this just a financial burden we have to accept?
Published: November 25, 2019
We are completely disgusted with Volvo corp and local Ft Myers Volvo for ta
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.
Published: March 22, 2019
DO NOT BUY a Volvo unless you want one headache after another... They are h
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
Published: April 28, 2018
I received more than adequate amount of information on the car that I like
I received more than adequate amount of information on the car that I like most. In fact, I drive my vehicle of choice. I was just looking at the updated model. I’ve been driving this model car since 1990. I’ve update the model every 3 or 4 yrs. My parents also had this model car & I took my driver’s test in 1 & passed. This car is expensive but it’s worth it. In 2013 I was involved in a head on collision. It was during a snow storm & a truck cross the center line & hit me head on. It was awful. I truly believed that my car saved my life. The truck was unrecognized. My car had a smashed front end. Thank God we both survived. My car was total because they said only because of the airbags went inflated and was very expensive to repair. I bet you are wondering what type of car that I drive. It’s a VOLVO!!! The best made car in the world. I would recommend it to anyone. It’s dependable, durable, and looks great. My brother even drives one. His is brand new, mines not. But I still love it. I’ll probably will update mine when I go back to work.
Published: June 1, 2018
2015.5 V60 21,305 miles. Took to Volvo Mission Viejo CA. Want to replace IC
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.
Published: February 4, 2016
Purchased my 2008 Volvo S40 in 2009, so it was just over a year old. I hadn
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.
Published: November 9, 2011
I purchased a 2001 C70 Volvo with 110,000 miles three months ago. The car
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.
Published: March 9, 2014
My 2004 (2005 Body) has gone through a company buy back 3 times. How does t
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!!!!!
Published: October 15, 2015
I bought my Volvo in 2012 and it was brand new at the time. I have had mino
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.
Published: August 4, 2015
With only 10,000 miles on our 2015 xc60 T5 Volvo check engine light came on
With only 10,000 miles on our 2015 xc60 T5 Volvo check engine light came on. Took it in. They say just a sensor. Had to order it, come back. Went back, wrong sensors. Said it was safe to drive. Had to order new sensor but had to get approval from Volvo. Said they were not allowed to just replace it. While driving problem got worse with smell of something burning and check coolant light coming on, called service dept. Was told drive it in or tow it in. Had it towed. Was told it could be weeks before knowing anything. Now driving a loaner. Reading other comments on this site the burning odor seems to be a common thread.
Published: July 2, 2015
Volvo XC60 GPS system does not work properly. I have had car for a year and
Volvo XC60 GPS system does not work properly. I have had car for a year and it has never worked. It does not recognize the location of its own dealership. I took the car to the dealership and they advised it needed software update. I brought the car in and it continued not to work, I called the dealership and they could not help me. I recently took the car in for service and NOW I am told that there is a CD that Volvo Canada should have sent to me when I got the car. You would think they would have told me this a year ago. The car also makes a rattling noise around the muffler and everyone who gets in the car is surprised given it only has 15,000 KM but the service people at Volvo say there is nothing wrong with the car.Finally, I called and advised them I was bringing my car in for servicing and needed a tailgate light fixed. I show up and they dont have the part so I have to return to the dealership at another date. You would think the SERVICE department would have made sure they had the part as they were aware of the problem. So much for SERVICE. The Volvo XC60 would be a great car if the people at Volvo Toronto would properly service the car and its customers. I would not recommend this car.
Published: November 9, 2019
Just be prepared for HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE! Some Volvo’s have a known
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.
Published: February 28, 2013
Hicks Volvo, now Blaise Cheverolet Volvo in Chambersburg, PA, via Greg, the
Hicks Volvo, now Blaise Cheverolet Volvo in Chambersburg, PA, via Greg, their service manager, is trying to tell me that my timing bad went bad and my drive shaft went bad in 3,500 miles. In issues previously discussed on Volvo pages, this has been an ongoing problem and after diagnosis at another shop through a certified Volvo master mechanic, I was told that the car did not have those issues and they popped up between November 28, 2012 and February 20, 2013. The mechanic from a local shop showed me the wear and the problems with the belt and explained the drive shaft issue. I was appalled that when I brought the car to Greg and his shop, that even after asking to go over the car, they never said it was an issue.Now the shop in Chambersburg is telling me the mileage wore out the drive shaft and timing belt and they were okay when they last saw them, but that goes against every Volvo article Ive seen online and via posts here. If it were not for new ownership at Hicks, now Blaise Chevrolet, I fear that I would have been stuck with in a bad situation with either the belt or shaft falling apart while I was on the road. I just needed to bring this to your attention and ask if the belt could be an issue in 3,500 miles? As for the drive shaft issue, Greg told me that the vibration would be solved with newer expensive tires, but that the problem would still be there, but more minimal. Im very frustrated and would like have this on record related to my repairs at this garage. I hope the new owner holds Greg to higher standards than the previous owner.Update: Charlie **, Blaise GM of the shop, did in fact pay for a repair to my front end axle on the Volvo. But as it turns out, the refund of my first repair performed at another shop was a miscommunication on his part. So after traveling back and forth to the dealership and having service done to my car, the original issue of the bad drive line is still ongoing in my car. I appreciated the effort Charlie put forth, but I do feel that the drive line should have been squared away as well in that I clearly explained through my own research that the drive line was an issue and it was supported by another shop. All I can say is that I want to see Charlie step up to the plate and offer the service he said the dealership stands for and only time will tell if it takes place.
Published: January 13, 2012
I have a 2005 XC90. I have had a rubbing noise coming from my car from the
I have a 2005 XC90. I have had a rubbing noise coming from my car from the last two years. I have brought it to the attention of the dealer, who says it cant be replicated. But every time I sit in the drivers seat, I hear it. In fact, passengers have complained about it. Only the dealer cant hear it. This is when I had a warranty on it including an extended warranty. Today, the dealer can replicate it and they hear it loud and clear. But alas, my car now is out of warranty. Herb Gordon Volvo says it is my angle gear and wanted $3k+ to fix it, used part at $1.7k + labor. I found a used angle gear with 37k miles in a salvage yard and put it in, but the sound is still there. Then they blamed my after market brakes which I put on well after these complaints started. I also had issues with loss of power especially when driving during cold weather. Then now radio is dead, no lights or sound coming from it. Dealer says $1.2k to replace the ICM. I got another ICM from a salvage yard and it does not work either. I have friend who has a similar XC90 with same radio type, that does not work either. But my ICM works on his. I cant understand Volvo. What used to be a very reliable car with a safety record has turned into a safe car that is impossible to maintain. Problem might be with these dealers. In my opinion, if the dealer had diagnosed it right when it was under warranty, I wouldnt have this problem now. Volvo, you need to rethink your strategy. As far as I know, this is my last Volvo.
Published: November 22, 2011
The dealership replaced my transmission. When I got the vehicle back the di
The dealership replaced my transmission. When I got the vehicle back the disc player would not work. Took it to an Independent who said the disc changer was broken. Volvo said it was just one of those things. $850 to replace it. This is a 2004 XC90 T6. 74,000 miles. My second Volvo. Independent also said that the transmission shift lever is right below the disc changer.What happened to my disc changer? Could it have been damaged when the transmission was replaced? Cant get the CDs out and cant play them. Radio still works fine. Advise!
Published: June 26, 2019
My unsafe and unreliable Volvo XC60. This is why I will never buy a Volvo a
My unsafe and unreliable Volvo XC60. This is why I will never buy a Volvo again. A 1 year car which has been almost 4 month under repair, with problems affecting the engine, transmission, consumption, start and stop system, software... The Volvo customer support has been very bad. NEVER AGAIN!!! www.unsafevolvo.com
Published: August 6, 2014
I bought a brand new V40 D2 1.6 last year. I have had nothing but problems
I bought a brand new V40 D2 1.6 last year. I have had nothing but problems with the car since a few months after I made my purchase. During the first few months there was a problem with the airbag and the car had to be recovered to a garage. A few months ago black smoke was coming out of the car on a cold start and the vehicle started to shudder. The car has been at the dealers for 6 weeks now and no one seems to know what is wrong with it. The customer relations team from Volvo UK have been shocking. They are rude and far from courteous when you call. One female customer relations representative informed me I should be grateful for a courtesy car that was better speck than my vehicle. Really helpful! I am still waiting to speak to the male who is in charge of my case. You are left feeling a burden even though its the company that have burdened you by selling you a car that isnt fit for purpose. It is unlikely that I will purchase another Volvo or recommend one to anyone else.
Published: November 16, 2016
We got the 2016 xc90 last September, got issues with the auto brake and sen
We got the 2016 xc90 last September, got issues with the auto brake and sensors. But the biggest one happened last month that the car locked itself with all my belongings inside, phone, car key, money except my toddler!!! We parked outside for over an hour, turned the engine on, closed the door and walked toward the other side of the door to put my toddler in his car seat then found all door locked!! We were lucky that we found a phone to call my husband to bring his spare key to us and his key didnt work at the beginning either. While we trying to figure out how to open the door manually, it magically unlock itself.Volvo did a software upgrade and said it will never happen again!! As to our surprise, it did again!! Less than two weeks we got the car back!! Very lucky again that my toddler was with me!! Totally lost our faith to this car!! We bought it coz of their safety and reliability but this car just a total disappointment. After reading all the reviews here, how could Volvo ignore all these issues and still have this car on the market???
Published: February 27, 2014
I purchased a 2005 Volvo v70r with 95,000 miles on it. I was nervous about
I purchased a 2005 Volvo v70r with 95,000 miles on it. I was nervous about buying an R because they are very high performance but all of my other Volvos (98 v70 t5, 98 s70 t5) were very reliable cars. My other v70 went to 340,000 miles on original engine and transmission. None of my Volvos have ever left me stranded. I have not had any mechanical problems with the R model other than having to replace an air conditioning component, which was about $800 I have heard that some of the older XC90s have had transmission problems so I would probably never buy one. I feel the more expensive parts are worth the quality and value of the car overall. You get what you pay for and I feel very safe driving my car. It handles amazing and I would never drive anything else. I just like driving a heavy well engineered well made cars. Some Volvos are lemons Im sure, but other car makes lemons as well.
Published: July 14, 2020
I have always loved the Volvo and the ride is beautiful; however I must sha
I have always loved the Volvo and the ride is beautiful; however I must share this. Yesterday I almost got killed 4 times just trying to figure out how to get back to Sirius radio from another screen, Volvo has always been about safety, but the more complicated they keep making all the accessories and amenities, the more dangerous it has become, trying to figure things out, I almost hit the car in front of me a few times and missed my exit. It is the most frustrating experience. Does Volvo think their cars seem more luxurious by being so complicated? Its ridiculous, make it intuitive so people like me (65 years old) dont go crazy just wanting to get to a radio station, and even once it was figured out by my daughter, it still took about 5 steps to get there, again, danger!!! If texting is considered dangerous, to me this is much worse. For your info, I had a 2 hour car ride just looking at the navigation. No radio. I am so frustrated!!!!
Published: July 23, 2019
Hard to believe but it happened twice and at a standstill on our Mclean VA
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.
Published: March 17, 2015
We purchased our XC60 in July 2014. Approximately 2 months later, the issue
We purchased our XC60 in July 2014. Approximately 2 months later, the issues started with the keyless entry system. The vehicle wont unlock with the key fob (either one) from a distance more than 4-5 feet. The door handle actuated unlock feature does not work 60% or better of the time. Same can be said for the keyless lock button on the door handle. The car will on occasion give me the message the key cant be found, even if it is in the dash slot and not in my pocket.October 2014- initial report of the problem to the dealership, they looked at it, and said it needed a receiver replaced so I would need to come back and leave the vehicle for a day. November 2014- dealership replaced the receiver, vehicle functioned normally for about 3 weeks, then the problem returned. December 2014- dealership could not see a problem, said they needed to keep it for a few days to find the issue. No success.January 2015- Took the vehicle to another dealership. They kept it all day, said they changed the batteries in the remotes, and it is working fine. Funny part was, when the service manager went out to show me I was probably just carrying my cell phone too close to the remote, it wouldnt work for him! Was told they needed to contact Volvo to see if replacing the key fobs, which they thought was the issue, was covered under the warranty.February 2015- Waited 2.5 weeks to hear from the dealership on whether Volvo would warrant what they said was required (anxiously anticipating the moment they told me it wasnt covered!) During this time, I also started getting messages that the fob battery was low, consult the manual for replacement. March 2015- Took the vehicle to the third dealership, on the 4th service call, to see if they could fix the issue. It has been there for a week now, they have changed the batteries in the remotes and are waiting to see if that fixes the issue. The car drives beautifully, and the appointments and functionality of the interior are very good, but I expect EVERYTHING to work on a $38,000.00 investment, and so far this vehicle has not come close.
Published: June 30, 2014
My experience with Volvo S60 has been worse. In my first service I was told
My experience with Volvo S60 has been worse. In my first service I was told that the front tire is having problem and needs to be replaced. Until that time I didnt have knowledge of price of the tire so I was charged $380.54 plus tax (total of $429). In fourth service, again my tire went flat and I was told both front tire needs to be replaced and rim too. I was charged $1048 this time. First of all I was told when I was leasing the car that additional warranty covers almost everything and bumper to bumper and now whenever there was problem I was told its not covered. Secondly there are different prices of the same parts at different authorized showroom retailer. I was charged $380.54 plus taxes first time for one tire and $387 plus taxes second time for two tires. This means I was overcharged almost by double for the same thing. Its a complete fraud. Thirdly, how could a tire go wrong so soon (3 tire replacement within a period of 2 years) and doesnt include in warranty. Even when outside shops like Canadian Tires are offering 5 years warranty on same tires. Isnt a Rip Off. I am paying more price and No Warranty. I am really frustrated at service as well. First time they didnt even wash the car and when it was supposed to be included as per warranty. Further I was told that I came late when I went for service exactly as per information provided. I literally had to go into argument to get the service done as I reconfirmed about timing of service in advance. In my last service they even forgot to reset the service reminder which is irritating. Why so many loopholes and fraudulent response when assured the coverage at the time of buying the car..... This is just few of the problem I have written...... hope it be looked seriously.
Published: April 27, 2014
I was driving my 2007 XC90 SUV, merging onto a busy Philadelphia Interstate
I was driving my 2007 XC90 SUV, merging onto a busy Philadelphia Interstate (I-76) with trucks going well over 70 mph. When I pushed on the gas pedal, the car lunged, then died immediately. I was almost creamed and still cant believe I was not. This was the 4th time this had happened, but not on a busy Highway like this. I had it in the shop at the dealership and they could not find anything. I picked it up and the very next day, it did it again. I took it back to the Volvo dealership and the Service Manager drove it for 3 weeks before finally discovering it was a key issue and only because his knee hit the key, which no longer popped out of the key housing, so therefore the black part of the key would hang down from the key starter and if your knee hits the key, the ignition will shut off.I have told this story to many Volvo owners and everyone that has a key like that has experimented with it and YES their car also died when touched by the knee. VOLVO has not issued any warnings of this, so everyone that has an older Volvo with the old type key, beware, it could happen to you and you may not live to tell about it. There are web sites you can get that you can get a key made for $20, but I paid $180 and the key fell apart the next day. GOOD JOB, VOLVO.
Published: May 12, 2014
On December 14, 2013, I purchased, a Volvo Protection Plan, application num
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.
Published: December 7, 2016
I found the perfect car online at $31,000.00 with low miles. I went to OSte
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.
Published: November 12, 2015
I loved my 2011 XC90 when I first bought it. The interior was more luxuriou
I loved my 2011 XC90 when I first bought it. The interior was more luxurious than my previous BMWs. It was spacious, had amazing storage space, and had all the bells and whistles one would expect from a car that cost more than $50,000. The car is almost 5 years old, but from the beginning, there have been numerous unexpected problems. The first came when the CD player broke. For some time after the dealer fixed this, which involved taking apart the dashboard to remove the broken stereo, I heard an odd cracking noise. It turned out to be a long, hairline crack forming in the glass panel that housed the odometer. The crack originated from under the dashboard and was about 3 inches long - no doubt caused when they took apart the stereo. When I took it in for repair, Volvo warranty refused to cover this saying that I had deliberately cracked the glass! There is no way this was possible seeing how I would have had to take apart the dashboard. Nuts! The Volvo repair people believed me but said they werent authorized to fix it given that the regional Volvo repair guru had said no. They told me to call Volvo customer service, which I did, but was denied because they took the word of the idiot who evaluated my car. So whatever, I had to let it go. After all, it was just a crack.Since then, my air conditioning has imploded, shooting shrapnel throughout the hoses and the car and causing two weeks of repairs. The leather on the seats is coming apart and wearing thin. I have to replace my tires every 17,000 miles because of the way the Volvo drives. I am constantly running low on oil between service appointments. And now - and this one is my absolute favorite - rats have apparently decided to get inside my hood and eat through the engine wiring while I sleep at night. Oh yes, Volvo wires must just taste better than those in our BMW or Toyota. This is just another reason why I will never buy another crappy Volvo. I should have stuck with BMW.
Published: August 11, 2014
My 2005 Volvo > 110,000 miles has caused me to feel scared every time you d
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.
Published: December 6, 2019
There are a lot of good safety features, however, there are also other cars
There are a lot of good safety features, however, there are also other cars that have similar ones that are cheaper in price. Also, if you have a problem Volvo Corporation is terrible to deal with. They have no compassion and read from a script.
Published: November 8, 2011
Hey guys, listen up....this guys got the right idea. Let the people know an
Hey guys, listen up....this guys got the right idea. Let the people know and judge it. No rights or wrongs. Check the website. I dont know the dealer, but theyve screwed-up big time! **
Published: March 19, 2016
2010 Volvo XC60 T6. Bought car new in 2009. Ran great for first 2 years. At
2010 Volvo XC60 T6. Bought car new in 2009. Ran great for first 2 years. At 150,000 km the rear differential failed ($11,000) and was replaced with no assistance from Volvo. The heater fan developed an annoying chirp. The oil consumption increased drastically (was originally 12,000 km - now is around 6,000). The Led and left front parking light stopped functioning for approximately one year. The windshield wipers stopped working. When this was checked, the computer was found to be jammed with unnecessary messages. When the computer was cleared; the wipers AND the two previously mentioned lights began to work. Both front wheel bearings failed. Replacement at considerable cost. The electronic lock control on the passenger door fell into the door. Despite Volvos reputation; I would not recommend buying one to anyone! PS - Why would anyone design a vehicle with 2 rear fog lights and then not have one of them work?
Published: May 12, 2019
The Conti Sport Contact In 225/45R17 only lasted 20 km. Equipped in factory
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
Published: August 29, 2013
On July 28, 2013, my wife and I were driving in her C30 Houston, TX when th
On July 28, 2013, my wife and I were driving in her C30 Houston, TX when the engine stopped running and we coasted to the shoulder of the road. The car was towed to my personal mechanic to determine the problem; I was informed the A/C belt was destroyed and the timing belt had slipped a few teeth on the pulley. I had new belts replaced and when the car would not start, the service advisor notified me that there might be additional damage to the engine. The car was transported to Star Motors in Houston, 7000 Old Katy Road, for further evaluation. The service advisor informed me that since the timing belt had slipped a few teeth on the pulley, there was significant amount of damage to the engine, valves, rods, etc, the kind of damage expected when the engine is running in this configuration.I was asked to forward maintenance records to file a claim on my extended warranty Volvo VIP coverage; telephone number: 1 888 723 1140; Ive been informed that the claim is denied because the A/C belt failed, was destroyed, causing the timing belt to slip, thus causing the damage. Rubber belts are not covered under warranty per the extended warranty coverage description. Mileage on the car is 59,950 miles, 2008 C30. The belts in question are not due to be changed until the 120,000-mile maintenance service so there is no question of lack of maintenance for the belts. The long maintenance interval, to me, implies high quality belts. I am requesting Volvo cover the damage caused by the belt failure. I have replaced the belts with new and intend to replace them in the future at 50,000 mile interval for preventive measure.
Published: August 10, 2011
Five months ago, we bought a 2007 Volvo VNL670 truck at Arrow Truck Tampa,
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.
Published: November 10, 2016
I just have to write something about the Volvo brand and specifically the X
I just have to write something about the Volvo brand and specifically the XC90. Being sold as a luxury SUV but with very thin cheap leather interiors. In addition thin plastic by the side of seats that is prone to splitting. Volvo really should do something about this if they intend to charge what they do for these high end vehicles.
Published: September 12, 2012
I brought my 2004 XC90 that had a brake failure that resulted into pushing
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.
Published: February 15, 2012
Ive had a water leak in my car a few days ago, and I was happy to hear that
Ive had a water leak in my car a few days ago, and I was happy to hear that Volvo Turkey was going to cover the costs. Unfortunately, Ive had several problems with the car before and am not sure whether or not these are also an effect of the water leakage, as it is obvious that the car must have had this problem before. (By the way, I saw on many sites that I am not the only one affected by this and the water might cause other bigger problems in the future.)Now, the central locking system is making sounds, and I told this my service a few months ago. They were going to ask Volvo Turkey for a compensation, as the car was only a few months out of guarantee and I always bring the car to the affiliated service.The affiliated service, by the way, sometimes seems to be not such a good idea, as they forgot the parking headlights on and emptied the battery. They tried to load it and sent me away, but the next day, the car wouldnt start again. So the service came again and loaded it for the second time. But a day later, car would not start again. So I had to bring the car back to the service, and they replaced battery. I was told by somebody working for Bosch that it is not good to load the battery in cars that have the electronic system. But I did not know this at that time. There is also a sound coming from the timing belt, which is not normal for a 2- and a half-year-old car that has done 43.000 km. I asked Volvo Turkey to cover the costs, and I was told that they can only cover 50% of the costs, which I am not willing to accept anymore for following reasons: 1. Why was I not offered this a few months ago when I first told them. 2. I had not only material expenses during the days while car was in service, Ive also lost precious time due to mistakes of the service . 3. Who will guarantee me that nothing else has been affected by the water leakage which is obviously a production mistake.and Ive read on some link that this happens. I am not happy at all to be paying for things that shouldnt occur in a car that is an above-average car.
Published: May 23, 2012
Last Tuesday, May 15, 2012, I took my 2002 S80 T6 Volvo to the Volvo servic
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.
Published: August 15, 2019
Has anyone else experienced premature brake wear on their Volvo (we have 20
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.
Published: January 6, 2015
I have been owning only Volvo cars for almost 15 years now, and my experien
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.
Published: September 13, 2015
2004 V70 2.5L turbo, AWD - This car had come into our lives in 04/2014. It
2004 V70 2.5L turbo, AWD - This car had come into our lives in 04/2014. It had 131,000 miles on it. In that year and 5 months. We have put on 27,000 miles. We so far have put new front brakes on it (rotors, calipers, pads). Rear rotors got turned. A new central computer module. 2 new headlights. A new passengers side mirror (just the glass is $123.00... HOLY CRAP!!!) Had to have 2 new keys cut and reprogrammed. One of them 2x (had to pay 2x too, cause the first time didnt work). Drivers side window needed new clips. Battery died out of the blue. The battery was fine. I even trickle charged it and it only took 6 hours to come to a full charge. I checked it with my multimeter to make sure it was charged cause I couldnt believe it only took 6 hours. Yup! Dead! Central Computer Module ate it up when that died. The computer module for the security system is dying now as well. $475.00 to get that fixed. Now the riders side door lock wont work. And check engine light came on and the car is acting like it has water in the gas. No power and I cant get it over 2k rpm. UGH! I realize I bought an older car. I realize that it has a few miles on it. But I expected a better built vehicle. The V70 had some great reviews when I researched it before buying it. It just seems like every 3 weeks to a month, another thing. On top of all these repairs is all the regular maintenance. Timing belt, wipers, oil, cabin filter, air filter, fuel filter, etc... We really do take care of the car. We really love the way it drives. The AWD is the best we have used yet. And the 5 cyl. turbo is plenty of power and with pretty good MPG. However, we will not be getting another and we will be dumping this economic problem A.S.A.P.! Oh yea, did I forget to tell you, our door dented one day when I was closing it and my hand pushed in the door panel. It wasnt even a hard close.
Published: August 11, 2017
I have a 2012 Volvo S60. During the warranty period, the piston rings neede
I have a 2012 Volvo S60. During the warranty period, the piston rings needed replaced. At 91000 miles, the car began to shake violently. I took it to the nearest Volvo dealer. They told me I needed a new engine because 3 spark plugs had their electrode tips fall out and score the cylinders. I took the complaint to corporate Volvo, and they told me that they were sorry for the inconvenience but offered nothing in terms of financial assistance. I took the complaint up through 2 levels of management, and still received no assistance. Also of note, the car previously had the piston rings replaced, and strut plates replaced. I’ve owned 5 other cars (Honda and Acuras) and ran them all past 100k, and never had to replace an engine. I’m now out 5 grand, and will remember this experience for the rest of my car buying years. I suggest you reflect on this story as well before your next car purchase.
Published: October 9, 2012
Volvo XC90 customer service failure: I had clicking sound in rear axle (97k
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!
Published: October 17, 2011
2004 Volvo XC90 with 89,000 miles and an engine blown. Dealer says I need n
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.
Published: October 23, 2014
This is my 2nd Volvo (over the past 16 yrs) and I have had very good experi
This is my 2nd Volvo (over the past 16 yrs) and I have had very good experiences w/ Volvo cars. XC60 is less than 4 yrs old and I have run into an alternator problem w/ a $2000 bill. Hoping I can keep the Faith w/ Volvo and they do not do me wrong. Palo Alto, CA Volvo dealership has always been very professional.
Published: November 18, 2011
I am a Volvo person. I have been driving (only 240s and 940) Volvos for the
I am a Volvo person. I have been driving (only 240s and 940) Volvos for the last 24 years, including my immediate family. We have 9 Volvos in use. They were the best designed cars on the face of the planet. But, that ended in the year of 1995 when they stopped producing the 8 valve 4 cylinder 2.3 engines with rear wheel drive (the 240 models,stopped in 1993) models. Since the front wheel car were produced from 1994 until today, the great Volvo is no longer a Volvo. It is a perfectly designed disaster mechanically and electronically. How I know this? I am an expert in Volvo cars since in the 1980s and I know every model that is on the market today. To me, they are Volvos. I personally wouldnt think of driving one, period.
Published: December 2, 2015
2016 Volvo XC90 Two Months Old - Electrical Issues: Dealership was very goo
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.
Published: November 20, 2013
A general $100 inspection and oil change turned into a $4,900 repair bill.
A general $100 inspection and oil change turned into a $4,900 repair bill. In short Volvo of Oakville removed an integral part on my car without warning or consent. 2000 KM later the car died and was towed to the nearest Volvo dealership who examined the car and determined the part removed by Volvo of Oakville allowed water and debris into the engine bay, causing the timing belt to slip and ultimately resulting in $4,900 of damage.On August 13th, 2013 I took my car to Volvo of Oakville to be serviced in advance of a drive to Winnipeg and back. Upon completion of the servicing I was informed there was a defective part called the belly pan which was removed without notice or consent. I was advised that they were unable to replace the part because it was not in stock. I asked how the removal of this part would impact my trip and was informed it would not, and that I could travel to Winnipeg as planned. It was recommended I return before winter to have the part replaced.August 24th, 2013 I drove to Winnipeg. On the morning of August 26th, 2013 I departed Winnipeg to come home. My car broke down 100 KM into the trip. I had the car towed to Volvo of Winnipeg where they inspected the car and provided a diagnosis that the missing belly pan allowed water and debris into engine bay, and caused the complete engine failure resulting in $4855.06 of damage. These findings by Volvo of Winnipeg are in writing.I called Volvo of Oakville to inform them of this and ask for their assistance. I invited them to inspect the car before authorizing any repairs. They declined. Instead, they directed my concern to Volvo Canada. I spoke with Volvo Canada and they assured me my grievance was with Volvo of Oakville. I was stranded in Winnipeg. My only option was to have the car repaired in Winnipeg at my own expense. September 9th, Volvo of Winnipeg completed the repairs and I drove home. September 16th, I detailed my position and emailed a request for compensation to the President of Volvo of Oakville. September 17th, the Service Manager at Volvo of Oakville replied and we began a month long exchange of emails in an unsuccessful attempt to resolve my grievance.CORE ISSUE:It was negligent of Volvo of Oakville to remove an integral part from my car. Not only was the part removed without my consent, Volvo of Oakville removed it knowing they did not have a replacement part in stock. In addition, Volvo of Oakvilles recommendation to travel without this part is grossly negligent, especially since written evidence provided by Volvo of Winnipeg points directly to the car failing because the belly pan was not there to protect against water and debris. I have an audio recording of Volvo of Oakville technician, Andre ** (who I have been advised is no longer employed by Volvo of Oakville) recommending I travel to Winnipeg and back without the belly pan. This negligent recommendation lead to the failure and damage to my car.Volvo of Oakville has challenged the competency of Volvo of Winnipeg. In addition, they have denied that they recommended I travel to Winnipeg without the belly pan even though I have an audio recording of the technician recommending I *do* travel to Winnipeg without it. Do yourself a favor and do not have your car serviced here unless you are independently wealthy and LIKE BEING WRITTEN TO IN ALL CAPS BY THEIR SERVICE MANAGER MICHAEL **.
Published: July 18, 2014
I notice that there are no complaints about the Volvo 240! We owned one we
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.
Published: December 31, 2018
2018 XC60, 12 month on the road with 13,000 miles. 37 days in the repair sh
2018 XC60, 12 month on the road with 13,000 miles. 37 days in the repair shop, back in now. Hybrid battery replaced still with hybrid engine failure. I want to love the car, I like the technologies and wanted a plug in, but this is too much.
Published: January 8, 2016
I have 2014 Volvo s60 r-design. 2 months ago 1 year old car gave warning th
I have 2014 Volvo s60 r-design. 2 months ago 1 year old car gave warning that the engine cooling water is low. I have send my car to dealer and they couldnt find out what is the problem for 1 week. Then a reply came from Volvo Sweden was saying that OPEN THE ENGINE AND CHECK IF SOMETHING IS WRONG. I told them to stop. I was expecting that Volvo replace with a new car. 1 year old brand new car driven for 35.000 km which has a problem in the engine mean that customer needs to be satisfied. I will definitely never get a Volvo car again. You pay almost same money as BMW or Mercedes but Volvo doesnt stand behind of its product as German brands does.
Published: January 7, 2012
I took my car to the Volvo service department on January 2, 2012 because th
I took my car to the Volvo service department on January 2, 2012 because the Transmission Service Urgent message just came on. I have a 2003 Volvo S80 T6. The service department told me there are internal fault errors in the transmission and I have three options. I could either buy a new one for $5,000, buy a used one for $3,000 - $4,000 or get it overhauled for approximately $3,000. I was really upset to hear this news. I told them, There is absolutely no reason why I should need a new transmission with 139,000 miles on my car, (the car actually was close to having 140,000 miles) but it still should not need this type of repair, in my opinion. I filed a complaint with Volvo Customer Relations department at headquarters. This is what my complaint said to Volvo Customer Relations: I have a complaint about the transmission in my car. The Transmission Service Urgent message just came on. The service department told me there are internal fault errors in the transmission and I could either buy a new one, buy a used oneor get it overhauled. The repair cost will be $3,000. This is ridiculous. There is absolute no way I should need a transmission at 139,000. This is one of many repairs I have had. The other crazy repair was the dashboard electrical system went completely out. I could not tell how fast I was driving, etc. That repair cost was $1,700. The transmission problem was the last straw. I want something done by Volvo. I am really an unhappy customer. This was my first Volvo and my last Volvo.These are the responses I received from Volvo Customer Relation at the corporate office:Response #1 from Volvo: Thank you for contacting Volvo Cars of North America. When you contacted our offices, a file was opened for review on your behalf to seek financial assistance for transmission repairs. Your request has been reviewed by a Volvo Regional Manager and we regret that we are not in a position to honor your request due to the vehicle being outside of the terms of your warranty. Thank you for the opportunity to respond.Response #2 from Volvo: We have taken your concerns seriously and have had it reviewed by our Volvo Regional Representative. He has made the determination that this is not a warranty issue. While we regret that you may disagree with our decision; we respect your choice to pursue this matter as you see fit. Volvo Cars of North America appreciates the opportunity to respond to your concerns but is unable to review this matter any further.My final thoughts--I will never buy another Volvo car.
Published: December 31, 2013
I purchased a Volvo XC60 in January 2010 and it has been the car from hell.
I purchased a Volvo XC60 in January 2010 and it has been the car from hell. Not soon after purchasing the car it was blowing fuses. I took it to the Volvo dealer in San Antonio and they fixed it. Not soon after that, we had to bring it back because the cigarette lighter in the back seat didnt work. We dont smoke but we use it to charge our cell phones. That was fixed also. When we purchased the vehicle, we had the dual DVD players put in because we do a lot of travel. They stopped working and we had to take it back in to get that issue resolved. All along I am telling the service center that there is something electrically wrong with the car. They continue to deny it is. In August of 2012, we are bringing our daughter to college and the battery dies and leave us stranded. I take it back to the Volvo dealer and was told that I have to pay $300.00 so that they could put a battery in the car to diagnose it. Wow! How far have customer service sunken over the years? I spoke to the service manager and after many conversations and my holding steadfast, he decided they were going to resolve the issue with no cost to me. But the person at the service center wasnt informed and when I showed up to pick up my car, he handed me a bill for $2,300.00. The bad battery cause the sensors for the air bags to go bad and they had to be replaced. I immediately asked to speak to the service manager and he informed me that it would be no cost to me. His word held true.December 30, 2013, 16 months after being stranded the first time due to a bad battery, I was stranded again while traveling. The battery died and I received a message on the console that said Reduced Performance. The car was barely capable of driving 5 miles per hour. I called the service center in San Antonio and was told to bring it in. The car is not drivable, the battery is dead again and he says to drive it in. While I am on the phone with him, the reduced performance light goes off and a service engine light comes on. When the service engine light came on, the car became drivable; therefore, I drove back to San Antonio. When I attempted to drive the car to the Volvo dealer the next morning, the battery was dead, Service Engine and the Reduced Performance lights were on. I have read several customer complaints that point to electrical problems and I know for a fact that this car has electrical problems.I called the Volvo Company of North America and spoke to them about the horrible customer service and support I received in San Antonio and asked if I could have the car towed to Austin which is not that much further from me and I was told to call the service manager in Austin and talk to him. I spoke to the service manager in Austin and he told me that I need to make sure that if I get it towed to Austin to confirm that there are not any additional charges that I may be billed for having it towed to Austin. I called the Volvo towing service and she stated that she would call Volvo to get approval and she immediately called me back and said that no one answered because they were closed for the holidays.I was going to trade my XC60 in for a XC90 but after my experience with Volvo and seeing all of the mistreatment of other Volvo customers, I have decided to go back to Honda and/or Toyota. We own a 2003 Honda CRV and it has never given us trouble. I agree with one of the other complainants, there needs to be a class action lawsuit against Volvo. It is a shame that we spend thousands of dollars as consumers and dont get the needed oversight to protect us as consumers. I am going to continue to bring this up until someone decide to listen and do something about all of the terrible service and rip offs happening to me as a consumer.
Published: September 23, 2019
Wheel fell off New XC60 at 580 miles. Driving on the freeway at rush hour,
Wheel fell off New XC60 at 580 miles. Driving on the freeway at rush hour, probably doing 30 MPH the front drivers side wheel departed the car. I drove safely off the highway and the wheel didn’t hit any other vehicles. Volvo USA claimed no responsibility, the dealer sent me away with no support. Repairs cost just over $6400. Volvo USA’s FSR said if the wheel wasn’t properly torqued it would have failed with 10 miles. Volvo San Diego stated that they DID NOT check wheel lug torque during Pre Delivery Inspection.Volvo San Diego’s service manager John ** told me that the FSR checked all the lug nuts remaining on the car and they were all “torqued perfectly” - this is improbable since at the scene of the failure I thought I might put the spare on and drive to the dealer - I removed one lug nut on each of the passenger side wheels - when I actually saw the damage on the drivers side I realized what a stupid idea it was and put them back on the car - but the chances I put those two nuts back on at 105 ft lbs with the tiny lug wrench in the car “perfectly” are extremely remote.Mr ** also said they could only get one of the 5 lug nuts on the hub that failed to torque properly, but this damage was due only damage at the time the wheel left the car. I would ask how did they determine this give they didn’t check before delivering the car. I asked Volvo USA to provide the calibration records for the equipment used to install the wheels at the factory in China for the time of assembly. They didn’t even respond to this request - except to acknowledge it was received. I believe Volvo did not properly investigate this incident, they failed to properly back their product and their dealer let me down as a customer by totally ignoring this failure and to my knowledge they still don’t do a basic safety inspection of checking torque on lug nuts before allowing customers to drive away.
Published: December 15, 2011
My 2004 Volvo S60 AWD has transmission problems. I had replaced the thrott
My 2004 Volvo S60 AWD has transmission problems. I had replaced the throttle body for $960.00. Now it needs valve body for $1200.00. Even though the throttle body was recalled through class action lawsuit, Volvo says my car wasnt part of the recall campaign. The mileage is currently 123,000. Recently, I replaced the motor mounts, serpentine belt, timing belt, and water pump.
Published: April 19, 2014
I buy new 2014 Volvo 780 truck and my fuel mileage is very bad. My truck gi
I buy new 2014 Volvo 780 truck and my fuel mileage is very bad. My truck giving me only 5.45 per mile and when I complain Volvo dealership did not care and that why I see dont buy Volvo new truck.
Published: March 25, 2012
I have only had this Volvo XC90 for two months. Its a 2006 with 55,000 mile
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.
Published: October 20, 2014
Poor customer satisfaction from VOLVO. I have a 2010 XC60 R. Was sold. Upda
Poor customer satisfaction from VOLVO. I have a 2010 XC60 R. Was sold. Updated maps $210 and the latest they had was from January 2013. I approached the company and they stated its about every 18 months they update but dont have any time if any for Volvo to update that software. The Bluetooth is first generation so does not work very well with smartphones. The Polestar software that comes as part of the R design since 2012, although its only a 10-minute software update they charge $1,500 for all previous customers. They do not give very good support for customers of older vehicles. If they want to re-brand their VOLVO name existing customers can now realize they only take good care of new customers. Ive owned three and this will be my last!
Published: January 8, 2013
This is the second XC 70 I bought new. Both cars required some costly repai
This is the second XC 70 I bought new. Both cars required some costly repairs at about 100,000 km. On my current 2008 XC 70, the fuel door locking mechanism failed in spring 2012 at 95,000 km. The failure caused the fuel door to stick visibly open. The part that broke looked like a $3 plastic part. However, the repair including labor came to over 300 dollars Canadian. I am angry about it because in order to save a few pennies on the locking mechanism, Volvo put an obviously cheap part in, which failed prematurely and necessitated an expensive repair.In Jan. 2013, at 108,000 km, the valve that regulates the pressure in the tank and recirculates fuel vapors into the engine failed. This was indicated by the Check Engine light coming on. The replacement of the valve, including labor, is over 500 dollars Canadian. According to the service technician, it is quite common to see this part fail between 100,000 and 150,000 km. These types of failures dont fit with the image that Volvo is promoting that Volvo makes solid cars that are designed to last. At this point, Im not sure if I will buy a third Volvo. Perhaps Nissan, Toyota, Audi or BMW stand up better.
Published: August 29, 2012
I love my XC90. Its a 2006 with 61,000 miles. I have always completed sched
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.
Published: April 8, 2019
I have had my Volvo XC60 for one year now and have driven it 20,000 miles.
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.
Published: February 8, 2012
My 2006 S40 was okay, until about 2009, when we started having water appear
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.
Published: June 20, 2013
I too purchased a 2009 Volvo 780 from TEC Volvo in Portland in May 2012, wi
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.
Published: April 30, 2012
The 2002 Volvo S60 AWD is just not very well designed or durable. I am the
The 2002 Volvo S60 AWD is just not very well designed or durable. I am the sole owner and purchased it new in 2002. It has about 78,000 miles and I maintain it religiously in accordance with the owners manual. After I get the next expensive problem fixed, Im trading it in for an American or Japanese model. I would avoid pricey European cars like the plague - nice to look at, but pure money pits. I could fill two pages here with all the oddball things that have gone wrong with this car. The dealer network is very spotty and the quality of their mechanics is even spottier. There are a few good ones, but more mediocre to bad ones. Their consumer complaint office has one objective - make you go away as there are so many calls they would go out of business handling your problem in a fair manner. Your only recourse is to never buy another Volvo.After spending $3,000 at a dealership to replace everything from the fuel pump to the timing belt, I was told that the occasional binding being experienced in my rear wheels was due to my entire AWD system being defective and needing a $5,000 replacement (for a car only worth about $7000!). I have taken it to a local mechanic who replaced the rear differential fluid and who now thinks the problem is with the left axle bearing not getting enough grease. He thinks the AWD system is fine, so I may get away with just a $1000 repair. I was hoping to get at least 100,000 miles out of the car, but I now believe it will require more huge maintenance expenditures - time to trade it in and cut my losses. The only way to fight back is to (1) fill out consumer reports info sheets on the car and tell the truth and (2) never buy another Volvo and tell everyone you know to never buy another Volvo.
Published: September 17, 2016
Car died. Battery was already replaced at just over 50,000 mile. Have 81000
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.
Published: October 6, 2015
S80 2012 and Low Profile Tire Nightmare. TIRES. Gone through 9 tires... NIN
S80 2012 and Low Profile Tire Nightmare. TIRES. Gone through 9 tires... NINE... since 2012. Reason: Potholes and Low Profile Tires. Low Profile tires are for totally flat surfaces. Unaware of this and wasnt informed either. Shame on Volvo. It was my dream car. Now its my nightmare.
Published: October 31, 2013
I will never purchase another Volvo. I have a Volvo S60. I have spent a for
I will never purchase another Volvo. I have a Volvo S60. I have spent a fortune on the maintenance of this auto. Things I had to repair now I am reading should have been under extended warranty, that cost me thousands to repair. I am the only driver, and the car has always been well maintained proper services. My driveway is on a hill. Today, I put my car in reverse with the brake on. The brake did not work. Car started across the road, almost smashed into the house across the street but for my quick thinking. Called the dealer, said pump the brakes before you start the car, and costs another $140.00 to fix. Volvo, your cars are an outrage, poorly made, not what one would expect for the price of the car..
Published: October 17, 2013
About every two years or so, the steering rack on this 2004 Volvo v70 keeps
About every two years or so, the steering rack on this 2004 Volvo v70 keeps breaking. And the steering radius is POOR! NOW REALLY! I had older style cars and 1990 Volvo that this steering rack would only have to be replaced once in twenty years; yes, once in 20 years.
Published: September 12, 2018
Anyone have this problem with their Volvo? And if not you should be aware o
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.
Published: January 12, 2012
At night, engine quit at cruise speed. Pulled off the road and observed smo
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.
Published: May 30, 2012
Volvo XC90 2010 - Passenger side door lock not functioning (2 times), air c
Volvo XC90 2010 - Passenger side door lock not functioning (2 times), air conditioner (not functioning), would not start 2 times.
Published: August 8, 2017
Bought this car as a certified used car when it was 3 years old, in additio
Bought this car as a certified used car when it was 3 years old, in addition bought extended warranty for additional 5 years or 75,000 miles whichever comes first. It just turned 5 this month. Only 2 years into extended warranty, have another 25,000 miles or so left too. Warranty work since purchase included tire air pressure sensors, few minor things. Had been very happy until last week. Took in for regular maintenance to Weaver Volvo in Raleigh, NC, mentioned Id been smelling a musty/moldy smell when I turn on my a/c after not driving for few days, I suggested maybe the cabin filter needed changing. The service rep found the cabin filter should have been changed as part of my last service there, but was not done.In addition, they found that my windshield was leaking above the drivers side, and could actually be lifted up from the Inside! Both extended warranty and Volvo refused to fix it, giving me the name of recommended auto glass place, stating it was a wear issue. I stated it was not a wear issue, but a manufacturing and or Install issue. Doing my research, Ive found lots of Volvo owners complaining about the very same thing! Volvo knows there is a problem, but does nothing about it. When I contacted the auto glass dealer, I was told they will not even attempt just a reseal, because it fails, because the priming on the oem windshield is defective. They receive calls from many Volvo customers with same problem every week. They will only install a new windshield, brand new install due to their experience with Volvo windshields, breaking, and reseal failures. I decided to not deal with another OEM windshield, as the primer issue appears to be ongoing.Im very likely to have the same problem... seen other posts where customers have this same issue 2 or 3 times in a row when replacing a Volvo windshield with another Volvo windshield. Im going with Pilkington, made in the USA, and has not had these problems leaking. It is going to cost me over $500 for a new windshield installation. Im contacting Regional Service Manager about my discontent. I bought this Volvo because of its reputation for reliability, but I guess those days are over. I owned a Jeep for 22 years before I had to address a windshield leak. Your windshield should not leak at 5 years old. Some people are seeing leaks much earlier too! Its either the primer alone and/or the glue product. Id been looking to upgrade my Volvo model... dont think Ill do that now. Weaver Volvo and Volvo... so disappointed in you.
Published: June 6, 2016
I have owned two Volvo, XC 90 and C70. Both are 2008 models. I have put ove
I have owned two Volvo, XC 90 and C70. Both are 2008 models. I have put over 120,000 miles on the 90 without any problems and have over 90,000 on the C70 with no problems. I service them according to the manual and it has been a pleasure to own a Volvo. I have recently purchased a 2016 XC 60 and look forward to driving it for a long time also. I buy Volvo for the safety of the vehicle. I can always replace a car but I cannot replace my family. It might wear tires out sooner than other vehicles and I have to replace the brakes sooner than I do on other vehicles, but that is the price I will pay for safety.
Published: December 30, 2011
I have 2010 XC60-T6 with 20,000 miles. On Sunday Dec.18, the battery died.
I have 2010 XC60-T6 with 20,000 miles. On Sunday Dec.18, the battery died. Next day, I had to go to work. I called Volvo Roadside Assistance and booked the towing to dealership on Monday at the earliest time, the dealership service center opens at 7am. On Monday, Dec.19 at 6 am, Roadside Assistance representative Lorain woke me up and said that my car has to be towed at 7:30am and I have to receive a conformation call at 7am. Nothing happened until 8am. I called to Roadside Assistance, spoke with manager Wendy. I was told, that towing is scheduled at 9 am. At 9 am, I called to Roadside Assistance again. Supervisor Lolita said that towing is scheduled at 10 am, which got me very upset but she said nothing she can do now. To be honest, Lolita called back in a few minutes and said, that she spoke with the towing company and they are going to pick me up in 10-15 minutes, and my lost wages, if so, can be compensated by their Costumer Service. Finally, the towing track came at 10:30 am, 4-5 hours after the first call from Volvo Roadside Assistance. My car was delivered to Bay Ridge Volvo at 11 am, it took 1-5 hours to diagnose and replace the battery. At dealership I was told, that they do not provide a replacement car during the warranty work if my car bought at the other dealership. Finally, I lost a half of my working day, which cost me $150. It could not happen if my day before scheduled towing came on time. In a few days, I received a letter with tons of apologizes. I called to Customer Service and was told by the Customer Service Specialist Tim **, that they do not compensate lost wages.That is my opinion, Volvo Customer Service, Volvo Roadside Assistance provide very bad service. Representatives give to customers wrong and false information, which can cost them money. I already had a few other issues with Volvo services (I never had anything with my Audi and Volkswagens), and I believe, this is my first and last Volvo.
Published: June 11, 2015
To start I bought the xc60 based on all the research and feedback I got fro
To start I bought the xc60 based on all the research and feedback I got from people who had/have experienced Volvo and other consumer reports for its safety. All I ever heard was how long they last and how they are a very reliable brand. Unfortunately I have had less than that experience and so far the service at the dealership has to date put a nail in the coffin so to speak. I should begin with the oil consumption problem, which btw Volvo is fully aware of. After multiple trips back and forth to the dealer, specific testing done on the car with test results that were sent directly to Volvo themselves for a diagnosis! They offered to correct the problem and replace the parts in the engine in order for it to run and consume oil and fuel properly. Amongst many other trivial issues such as alignment, vent issues and speaker problems, the oil consumption problem is my biggest concern. I have two beautiful children I drive around in that vehicle! The first time I had an issue the car was almost completely out of oil! What if the engine seized? I spent thousands on the car which btw I bought brand new! It doesnt have much time left on its warranty and I contacted Volvo to extend the warranty solely on the new parts they replaced due to the issue. Nothing less, nothing more! They denied my request and I am beyond frustrated! So dissatisfied by this purchase!
Published: July 10, 2012
My transmission is bad and when I brought it in, the service people ignored
My transmission is bad and when I brought it in, the service people ignored my problem. They said that’s the way the car is. This is a brand new car and the transmission should work perfectly.
Published: September 25, 2011
I bought a pre-owned Volvo S80 for my son for $6,000 with 83k miles on it t
I bought a pre-owned Volvo S80 for my son for $6,000 with 83k miles on it to see him through college thinking that hell be safe in that car. We are required to smog our cars every other year so I had work done on it. However, it would not pass the inspection. Well, that turned out to be a nightmare and a loss of more dollars. So, I sold the junk for $2,300 and let the buyer know what problems we had. We have decided to stick with Toyotas and Hondas excellent vehicles with none to minor problems, purchased new or used.
Published: April 1, 2018
I’m a Volvo fan and this is my 3rd Volvo, I’ve had a C30 (which I loved
I’m a Volvo fan and this is my 3rd Volvo, I’ve had a C30 (which I loved), 2015 XC60 T6 (which was solid) and now this thing (2018 XC60 R design) which is definitely the worst. For a car of this price, the ride is just ok - it feels flimsy and almost too light rims so it feels a little more solid when they are on. The finishing is ok but there is way too much hard plastic for a car of this price, the tech works sometimes and the engine is extremely noisy. The tech is the worst part, the windshield wipers sometimes go on sometimes don’t, they sometimes go on very fast when there is hardly any rain and then go on full speed when your stopped or they just don’t come on - this is all on rain sensor mode, the car sensors constantly go off when nothing is around your car. The car fob forgets your presets constantly or doesn’t recognize you, your personal settings just change for no reason, the lift gate for some reason won’t close and lock in the morning only. The sunroof button is so finicky and poorly designed, the rear security cover - same thing. I know I have 22” wheels and the ride would be a little louder but it is so loud! There is quite a bit of wind noise from the doors and the mirrors, the road noise is kind of extreme, when you hit a bump or hole the car bangs! I have had the car in several times for the tech and there is always an update to the hardware but the tech issues above never get solved, I know the service guys are confused and are trying though - it’s not their fault. It’s just the car. My expectations were high when I bought this and have to say I’ll consider BMW first next time.
Published: March 3, 2012
What didnt happen is a better question. I bought a used 2001 XC70. What a j
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!
Published: October 12, 2018
I needed my Volvo to serviced and took the car to an authorized representat
I needed my Volvo to serviced and took the car to an authorized representative. I expected a modicum of politeness from the agent, but none was on offer. MY wife asked a pretty innocuous request, which was how long the car might take to repair/service. This was a company car which was of no interest to me apart from when I might get back to work. But the Volvo representative, for whatever reason, wanted to be nasty and told my wife to shut up and sit down. When I challenged the Manager on this behavior he was also uninterested. The Car was Serviced but I complained to Volvo about this and they did nothing. As a result they lost the ability to provide 150 cars. Was their rudeness a good financial decision? Only they know.
Published: January 13, 2014
My husband purchase our Volvo XC90 2005 on 2005. The dealer assured my husb
My husband purchase our Volvo XC90 2005 on 2005. The dealer assured my husband that our children and I were safe traveling on this car while he was deployed in Iraq (15 months). Even convinced my husband to buy a $2000 extended guarantee that the Volvo dealers NOT honor. Since I got the car I started receiving the information about this recalls, one month after I have it started the squealing noises, but the dealer was unable to hear it. On 2010 the warning light for the Alarm system came out. I called the dealer and explained about the issue. Because the car was close to the 60.000 miles maintenance service I was told to wait. They did the 60.000 ml service (oil change and washed the car) but the alarm warning light was no checked, neither fixed. From about the $250 plus taxes that supposed to be charged they present us a beautiful bill of $799.98 (they asked first how we are paying - my husband said cash). We’re driving home then we notice of the Alarm system warning light. I called the dealer. They told me that the problem was fixed. Early the next morning I had to take my husband to Dallas Airport for another deployment. I called back the Volvo dealer the following days. I asked how much this would cost me to fix the warning light. They always said they dont know. I been so afraid to take my car to the Volvo dealer, because I know that they do not honor the Volvo promises. I think the Volvo XC90 is a gorgeous car and has many safety features. But the Volvo dealers are greedy and incompetents. Because that so many people walk away from buy it, and those who owned it, sell it just to NOT deal with the dealers.
Published: October 28, 2020
Beware, I leased a Volvo XC90 Inscription, on February 2020, at the first w
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!
Published: November 29, 2018
We owned a Volvo V70 XC for over 17 years with low mileage of only 67K+ mil
We owned a Volvo V70 XC for over 17 years with low mileage of only 67K+ miles. We took it to service always on schedule and had received good service. Recently we moved to California. We took our car for full service immediately upon arrival. Soon after the full service we found our handbrakes rather not so responsive. We brought it back for adjustment. Next, we noticed that the AC does not work, brought it back and was told there was nothing wrong, but the serviceman topped up the coolant a bit. We went on a trip through the hot dry interior of California assuming the AC is fixed. The AC did not work and we had to suffer 110 degrees in the car. We brought the car back the second time. We were told the service had refilled the AC with an extra amount of coolant and we paid $130 for labor plus the coolant cost. Took the car home only to find the AC still did not work. We went back for the third time. By now we told the service dept attendant that the problem must be with the fan. The serviceman checked the fan finally, found it defective, and installed a new one. We were presented a new bill of $139 for labor plus cost for the fan. We refused to pay for the labor charge because they failed to check the fan from previous visits, and we had to return for the third time to get the AC fixed. The serviceman refused to settle telling us that we did not tell the service counter attendant to check the fan. He denied responsibility and blamed us instead. We argued the problem involved two parts, the coolant and the fan that makes up the AC system and that the serviceman should have inspected both parts and repaired accordingly. It was the most unpleasant experience we ever had over 17 years of owning this Volvo. We do not think we would consider another Volvo.
Published: February 7, 2014
I contacted Volvo because I found a crack in the rim of my 2008 S80. I had
I contacted Volvo because I found a crack in the rim of my 2008 S80. I had previously visited the dealership on several occasions because of air pressure issues as the light was coming on frequently. Volvo is not willing to take responsibility for what was most likely a faulty rim since the car has over 60k miles on it. I thought wheels should last the life of the car????? Then I have read multiple forums in which many people have been through this problem worse than I have.
Published: January 21, 2019
We purchased our Volvo XC60 about 19 months ago after our first child was b
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.
Published: April 26, 2018
I love my Volvo S60 T5 but I wish a manual came with it and iPhones would w
I love my Volvo S60 T5 but I wish a manual came with it and iPhones would work with the radio. There is some difficulty with unlatching the seat belt. Nevertheless, I love feeling safe when I drive the car.
Published: December 1, 2019
The 1918 Volvo XC90 is the finest automobile I have ever owned. Besides the
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!
Published: August 8, 2012
I paid $43,100 cash for a 2000 Volvo from Mr. ** on July 6, 2012. It had mi
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.
Published: June 29, 2013
We own a 1998 S70 and a 2006 S40 Volvo. So far, they have both been pretty
We own a 1998 S70 and a 2006 S40 Volvo. So far, they have both been pretty reliable and been able to be maintained and repaired without many 4 digit repair bills. It does cost more to maintain these vehicles than the Japanese and American cars we have owned because parts are expensive and can take time to obtain. At some point, the S70 will likely need a new transmission. At that point, we will likely give or sell the vehicle to the mechanic who loves the car and get a new one of a different brand (likely Japanese or US). Our mechanic has indicated it is difficult to obtain parts for Volvos, especially the newer models. We have been looking for a substitute vehicle but not found anything we love yet. Many vehicles are paying more attention to safety as well, especially having rear view cameras, which can be useful as well.
Published: August 7, 2014
We bought a XC60 from new, its had the same ongoing fault since the start.
We bought a XC60 from new, its had the same ongoing fault since the start. They have never managed to fix it and the car has been in the garage on many, many occasions, which in itself is a pain. I was told that as it was an ongoing fault that it would be kept under warranty. Now its passed its warranty and has the same fault, we now have to pay to get it fixed!!! Its unbelievable and never known such poor customer service. Do not touch Volvo!!!!