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Volvo

Volvo Cars is a Swedish multinational manufacturer of luxury vehicles headquartered in Torslanda, Gothenburg. The company manufactures SUVs, station wagons, and sedans. The company's main marketing arguments are safety and its Swedish heritage and design.





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S60 - A SAFE CAR, that is comfortable to ride in, does highways well, and y
S60 - A SAFE CAR, that is comfortable to ride in, does highways well, and you dont hear about VOLVO having recalls for mechanical or air bag defects! Also good service experience, so they keep the car in tip top shape.
Published: August 30, 2017
Chrystie of Larchmont, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: March 22, 2019
Pam of Temecula, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

On August 20th, 2016, my wife and child ran out of gas in her brand new 201
On August 20th, 2016, my wife and child ran out of gas in her brand new 2016 Volvo XC60 which she paid $43,000 for. She purchased the Volvo because of reputation and safety. Volvo uses their roadside assistance as a selling tool. My wife and child sat for 2 hours after being told it would be less than one hour. No one followed up with her, gave her any update at all. It was 90 degrees and they were not close enough to walk to any store. A kind gentleman finally stopped, gave them water and snacks and then came back with gas. He did not take a dime. I called Volvo to voice my displeasure and it was then they called my wife. At this point, it was too late. Roadside assistance is good but only if they actually assist.
Published: August 20, 2016
Alan of Huntersville, NC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: November 9, 2019
Pe of Waukegan, IL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: February 28, 2013
Scott of Shepherdstown, WV
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have aerial maps of where my tire rod snapped and blew my tire. AAA recor
I have aerial maps of where my tire rod snapped and blew my tire. AAA records with GPS coordinates to the exact location and pictures. Apparently, somewhere along that route, there was a curb I hit according to Volvo engineers. I mapped out the exact route with coordinates and there was no physical damage to the car until the rod snapped, then the engine mount cracked and suspension was bent. 3 different mechanics all say the tire rod snapped causing the tire to blow. Why it snapped Volvo is denying a defect in the part and saying the car must have hit a curb 3.5 minutes before everything snapped. After going over everything and having Volvo deny any parts were defective, we are extremely upset. I will be selling the 2006 Volvo s40 t-5. Its crap and garbage! My two kids who were in the car could have been killed on a grassy off ramp. Volvo, if this happens again and someone is killed, I have all the evidence that you neglected and you will be sued...
Published: May 14, 2013
Elizabeth of South River, NJ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

After several visits and calls, a price was negotiated and agreed with cred
After several visits and calls, a price was negotiated and agreed with credit card on file for two XC60 2012 autos. I was told to be at the dealership between 3:30PM and 4PM today to sign the papers and get the cars. I arrived at 3:36PM and was told that someone was buying one of the two cars. No solution was offered and I left the dealership: Volvo Village of Danvers, sales manager Alfonso **.
Published: June 10, 2012
Jeffrey of Topsfield, MA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: October 12, 2018
Kenneth of Canada
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a used Volvo XC90 2004 with 45,000 miles on it. Shortly after purc
I bought a used Volvo XC90 2004 with 45,000 miles on it. Shortly after purchasing it, I had to replace a leaking fuel pump and power steering pump. Volvo recalled the fuel pump, so they reimbursed me for that part.Half of the lights on the radio panel are out, the shifter knob broke, the passenger seat has had to be re-sewn twice, the leather on all seats cracks in spite of using good conditioners, the head liner is lifting off, and now, the gas cap isnt keeping its seal and has to be replaced.Ive owned Volvos for the last 20 years and Ive had several models. This one is definitely not the Volvo of yesteryear. Ive also noticed the car gets dents and the paint chips easily. Every trip to a parking lot seems to leave its mark. These cars used to be hard to put a ding in.
Published: October 8, 2011
Rene of Cocoa, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

This auto is the safest and best performing vehicle for its price. The car
This auto is the safest and best performing vehicle for its price. The car delivers is riding comfort, cost to operate, and safety. It has a good level of performance and provides a useful information and display system.
Published: December 12, 2019
Ian of Cary, NC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: June 26, 2019
JOSE PABLO of Brussels, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a V70XC Beautiful car/showroom condition. That was it. It has been
I bought a V70XC Beautiful car/showroom condition. That was it. It has been nothing short of a money pit, a nightmare I wake up to everyday and a constant enemy. I have replaced the transmission 2 times and 1 engine in less than 40K miles. A myriad of sensors failed that NO ONE can diagnose. The dealership is 70 miles away and NO ONE will work on them. ALL mechanics run when I pull up. Immediately telling me they dont work on them. It has literally spent more time on the back of a tow truck than on the road. If I didnt have my ANGELS I know this car would have already killed me. It has failed to accelerate in the WORST possible times, intersections, pulling into traffic etc.Theres just no words to express my anger toward VOLVO and SWEDEN without corrupting my soul. I once owned the YUGO in the 1980s and I have often wished I had it back compared to this total Mechanical and Engineering Mistake of the Century. My problems are typical I discovered. I didnt get just a lemon, apparently that is all they made. If you buy one after reading these reviews then you deserve it. I bought another car yesterday and its NOT a Volvo and I will never look at them the same. I pity anyone I see in one. But thats not often. I dont see them on the road often.Thank God I am free of that BEAST of burden. Now I actually look forward to driving since I got another car. I dreaded even having to drive it to the store. Owning it probably took 10 years off my life too. Good Riddance Volvo. I hope you bankrupt. Shame on the Swedens for making such a horrible, horrible piece of junk. OH, did I mention the fact I only put 50,000 miles on it? AND about 50,000 dollars in it.
Published: November 3, 2016
Jonny of Carrollton, GA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: December 22, 2020
Ender of Escondido, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought out my lease a little over a year ago, since then I have a new iPo
I bought out my lease a little over a year ago, since then I have a new iPod, Samsung Note 3 mobile phone, neither work because of some Bluetooth issue. Volvo blames on cell phone companies for updating our operating systems on these devices, instead of updating the firmware so those of us who paid a lot of money for this make of vehicle arent hassled with our technology lost to operating in this lack of caring about consumers in the states. Europe has none of these issues and updating navigation is free to them also, but it will cost Americans 300$ to update North American map, so now my navigation drives me way off the beaten path. Latest trouble is fuel being lost as if there is a leak, which there is not, and my lock on passenger door fell through when I went to lock it. I called Volvo, they said bring it to the dealer... Never letting on, they had many many complaints by others on the technology no longer compatible or the fuel mileage suddenly becoming a major problem especially considering the cost of petrol. I will take it in to my dealer but Ive already spoken to Verizon and know the issue with my phone and iPod are on Volvos end. So there will be no joy until Volvo treats American Buyers like European ones.
Published: July 1, 2014
Heather of New Hartford, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I just bought a 3-year old Volvo V50 less than 2 months ago. Last week, it
I just bought a 3-year old Volvo V50 less than 2 months ago. Last week, it lost power to the point of almost breaking down. When I took it to be looked at, it turns out that the particle filter was in a terrible state. The shocking thing was this was bought from a Volvo dealer (Nurnberg) and they must have sold it knowing the particle filter was about to go (either that or they didnt bother checking it). We had paid much more than a private deal in order to feel reassured that it was thoroughly checked by the dealer. The particle filter was apparently not covered by the warranty. Who would have guess that Volvo are a bunch of cowboys? VERY unsatisfied customer. I will never buy another Volvo.
Published: August 3, 2011
Janocha of Dorfen, OTHER
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a used Volvo and they are pieces of junk. Just keep yourself a mil
I bought a used Volvo and they are pieces of junk. Just keep yourself a mile away from Volvo cars. They break down often and are expensive to fix.
Published: September 27, 2013
Venu of Saint John, NB
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My Horrified experience with Volvo V40 and Volvo Doncaster Dealer: I bought
My Horrified experience with Volvo V40 and Volvo Doncaster Dealer: I bought 2013 Volvo V40 Demo on June 26th, 2014. After driving 5 times, the car broke down in the middle of road on July 10th. My daughter and I stayed in the dark and stranger street for two hours to wait RACV road assistance and tow truck. The car was towed away around 19:30pm and we got home around 8pm. On that night, I wrote Silverstone Volvo Doncarter and expressed my disappointment and angers. In the email, I said to Silverstone Volvo, I and my family lost confidence with this car, they really need to give us a rational answer and acceptable solution to bring our confidence back.Next day, it was Friday July 11th), I rang the Silverstone Volvo dealer to ask what was wrong with this car. The answer was that the petrol pump had a problem. The new petrol pump had been sent out from Sydney head office and should arrive on Monday (July 14th). I got the phone call on Monday 14th of July, Volvo Silverstone informed me that the car was ready to pick up. Since I worked on Monday and I picked up the repaired car on Tuesday (July 15th) and I was told that car was fixed and shouldnt have any problem.Next Day, it was Wednesday (July 16th, 2014) morning, my mother used this car to drive my daughter to school. After 2 minutes after they left, I got phone call from my daughter. The car broke down in the middle of road. I rushed to the place they stopped, and asked my mum use my car to drive my daughter to school (she was nearly late to school on that day). My mother (72 years old) said to me, I am not going to drive Volvo again. It scared me. I nearly had heart attack. My daughter had second horrified experience with Volvo in 5 days, she cried and said to me Mother, I had enough about this car. I dont want to be late for school again because of this car. I dont want to be left in the dark street because of this car, No more Volvo. I assured her that this thing is not going to happen again.After arranging my mother taking my daughter to school, I rang Silverstone Volvo. After Sales manager answered the phone, I told him that the car broke down again. He asked me to ring Volvo Road Assistance and tow the car directly to Volvo Silverstone to fix. On Thursday (July 17th, 2014) After sales manager rang me and left a message on my phone to ring him back. Because I was working until 10pm and I didnt ring him back. On Friday (July 18th, 2014) at 8am, I rang him back. He asked me what kind of petrol I have been filled in for this car, because they found some strange particles in the fuel. I said to him, Funny you said that, we had no chance to fill the petrol, as we only drove 5 times. The petrol in the car was from Volvo Siverstone. This explanation really pushed my anger out off my limit. Thanks god, we didnt fill the petrol. What happened if we have filled the petrol, was it our fault to make this car stop in the middle of the road?After Fridays morning conversation, I had not heard any thing from Volvo. On (July 21st ) evening, I wrote to Volvo Head Office to explained what happened, and I was going to put application through VCAT. On Tuesday (July 22nd) I received the email from Vanessa, Volvo Customer Care manager. She wrote in her email the fuel in the vehicle is contaminated and they were currently investigating. On July 25th, I received the email from Volvo Doncaster. I was told that Volvo expected to have the components required here for Monday 4th of August and vehicle ready the following day. On July 30th, I received the email from Volvo, I was told that this vehicle was due to FUEL contamination and in no way due to a product failure with this Volvo V40.After receiving this email, I was very angry. Up to this point, Volvo still denied that this car has any quality problem, even though the car was broken down twice in the middle of road in 5 days. Volvo also blamed the fuel was contaminated, though the fuel was from Volvo, not petrol station. From that day, I started my own investigation. Here are my findings:I rang VicRoad and I was told that this cars registration has been changed, but VicRoad wouldnt give me more information due to privacy law. I went to CarHistory Website to search and got the report that showed the Odometers of this car could be rollback. The reading on March 4th, 2014 was 5023km, but reading was 1146km on April 5th, 2014. On August 12th, 2014, I wrote to Volvo team and informed them that my finding has shown this cars odometer has been rollback. On same day, I got reply from Vanessa, care manager of Volvo, she wrote in her email we can confirm that in this case the report is showing incorrect odometer readings. The correct odometer readings are as follows: 2226 kms on 24/06/2014 and 2827 kms on 08/07/2014. I replied her email and attached the photocopy of contract of this car. The reading of odometers was record in the contract was 3050km. This contract was signed on June 25th, 2014.I also found the reading of Odometer was recorded as 2619km on Certificate of Roadworthiness from VicRoad on June 24th, 2014. My questions are: 1). Why did Volvo dealer change car registration number? 2). Why are there many different readings of Odometers on different documents that produced Volvo? On Friday, 22nd of August, VCAT arrange conference meetings between Volvo Silverstone and I. The purpose of this meeting was to settle between two parties. In the meeting, I asked for refund of this car. The reasons are: The car has serious quality problem. It broke down twice in the middle of road in 5 days. Volvo had opportunity to fix the car, but the problem was still there. Volvo Silverstone didnt acknowledge any faulty of this car, but blamed for fuel contamination, even though the fuel was from Volvo, not from me or other petrol station. This cars odometers was rollback based on the different document provided by CarHistory report, VicRoad and Volvo dealership.After speaking with solicitor from Consumer Fair of Victoria, I know that I have right to get refund of this car based on section 38 of Motor Trade Act 1986 and section 18, 29, 29, 259 and 260 of The Australian Consumer Law. In the meeting, Volvo Silverstone tried to settle a deal with me, they only wanted to extend 2 years of factory warranty on this car. I declined. I said to them, I was happy to compromise, but here are my conditions: 1). I wanted another new car, though I was asking for refund. 2). If you want me to take this car back, here are one condition, Volvo had to write a statement to say if this car breaks once again in next 12 months, Volvo will take this car back unconditionally and I got fully refund the price I paid for. Volvo Silverstone declined to do so.I also asked Volvo manufacture to write me a letter to explain to me about Fuel contamination issue, but Volvo Silverstone refused to do so. I asked Volvo Silverstone Dealer two questions: a). Why were there many different Odometer readings shown on different documents? Reading from CarHistory, Reading from VicRoad certificate and Readings from Volvo Contract and Volvo customer care manager? The answer from Volvo Silverstone was all these readings were wrong due to human errors, Volvo has not changed Odometer readings. b). Where did the contaminated fuel come from, because I havent filled the fuel? The fuel was from Volvo silverstone when the car was picked up. Volvo explained to me the fuel was filled by other test drivers when they had a test drive. It was the fault of Petrol Station.I told Volvo Doncaster Silverstone: You are lying to me and you make a lot of stories, I dont believe anything you said to me. This car is still in Volvo car dealer, I dont want take this car back. Volvo dealer inform me that they will start to charge fee. From tomorrow, I have to find a lawyer, which could cost me arms and legs. But I want to fight. If I have checked the history of car, I wouldnt have this mess. I paid nearly $45.000 for this car, but so far I only had nightmare. However, I have done nothing wrong, I trusted Volvo but Volvo Silverstone took advantage of me. As a consumer, I will fight to the end. I deserve a better treatment. I wouldnt let Volvo get away and continue to cheat other consumers.
Published: August 25, 2014
aliman of Melbourne, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We have a doomed Volvo truck and we are helpless. So the only thing I can d
We have a doomed Volvo truck and we are helpless. So the only thing I can do is beg for help.We purchased a truck last year from TEC Portland with a brand new trailer. The truck price was $80,000.00 and the trailer was $70,000.00. We gave $15,000.00 as a down payment and we paid $13,000.00 for the registration and other regular fees for the business.On our first trip, we had an issue with coolant leak. This issue went on for a long time until we got a big service done that cost us not only a lot of money but also a lot of down time. After that, we added up all the down time on the truck and it was more than a month, just on the first six months after purchase.We signed up for a roadside assistance for trucks and we got expelled for excess use of services, its a shame! Every time we have an issue, we are not able to get it fixed fast, the dealers are always full of service (I wonder why) and they never got parts on stock—a mess.Now we are down again for almost ten days and this is my recent nightmare:I just want to share everything that is happening now so someone can at least feel the pain that we are going through again.August 6: The truck broke down so I called Volvo Action. The agent asked several questions and said that we needed a tow truck. Case #: 3256917. We got a tow truck but they said they couldnt tow the truck and trailer together because the back axle was compromised. We had to hire a tow truck for the truck and another tow truck for the trailer. TEC La Mirada was closed for renovation and TEC Fontana is almost 100 miles away from the site. August 8: The truck arrived at TEC Fontana. First, I was told it was only a wheel seal and I got a $2,479.65 invoice from TEC. August 9: I got a different invoice for $7,597.57 (including $1,750 tow bill that was originally $1,340).August 10: I authorized the repair and requested a credit account.August 11: I completed the form sent by Tracy at the Finance Department.August 12: I got an email from Tracy requesting the second page from the credit application signed. Then she realized that she just sent me the first page. I signed the second page and sent it to her.August 12: At 7 p.m. Florida Time, I got a call requesting $3,300 in advance for the subcontractor that will do the axle repair. I explained that I needed to wire the money, but we are in Florida so we couldnt do it.August 15: I made the payment they requested.And today, August 18, I was told that the subcontractor is not there yet!Its been almost ten days and not only I am paying almost $8,000 to have this great truck repaired, I am also paying $60 a day of storage for the trailer and $68 a day for hotel to the driver (who just gave me a deadline until Friday to get the truck fixed, otherwise he will quit).So my loss, so far, is almost $10,000, not mentioning that I paid the truck on the first and wasnt able to do a single trip this month. I would like to know if we are the only lucky ones that deal with those issues because, honestly, I am getting to my limit. And I dont think anyone wants to see me below my limit.Tom from TEC Fontana was very helpful in the beginning but now, every time I call is a different story, sad story, of course. And I dont know why they requested money in advance if nobody is there to do the job!This is a shame to Volvo. And what upsets me the most is that every time something like this happens, its like we are the only ones who go through this. While my driver is there, he spoke to three other owner operators who wish they never had this garbage called Volvo Truck.We share the office with four different companies—four different trucks—and this is the newest and the most expensive truck. And guess what? The 1996 Freightliner that cost $20K is still up and running. Excuse my language, but I cannot think of any other names than garbage. Actually, I can, but I am lady and I wont go that low.I know you are not the owner of Volvo, but if I have to hear my customers, my boss and my driver complaining, someone needs to hear me too. I am going online now and doing a complaint in every single website I know to let people know about this mess. I have no choice, since I have no money to hire an attorney, sue TEC or sue Volvo. And I know that Volvo is well prepared for this—they should be—because with so many issues and so much money down the drain, I guess someone on this story is making money. And I am sure its not me! I will look for help everywhere until someone can help us: newspaper, Facebook, blogs, Twitter, church, everywhere. I swear!I would like to congratulate Volvo for taking another honest person out of business because truck payments were always on time though we could never count on this truck. And it’s funny because we purchased the truck from TEC Portland, we are being fixed at TEC Fontana and the finance department cant approve us for a $4,000.00 net pay. Its ridiculous! We are never late for a single day with our payments but its not enough to get us approved. This has to be joke. I have the receipts for all the repairs done at Volvo dealers and all tow bills for this junk. Now I ask, is there anyone that can help me replace, return, burn this piece of garbage? Maybe someone reading this will have the decency to call us and try to help. I tried to talk to our salesman Duane a couple of months ago and he offered us a great deal of returning the truck plus more money down and increase of monthly payments for an older Freightliner! Isnt that great?!
Published: August 18, 2011
Lemes of Miami, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a 1998 Volvo Cross Country v70 AWD turbo charged station wagon. Wi
I bought a 1998 Volvo Cross Country v70 AWD turbo charged station wagon. Within a day of purchase, the car overheated. The lot said to bring it in. The car sat there all day and I picked it up untouched. I had the cracked radiator replaced, only to find it started running badly. I put it in the shop, they still have it; $2,400.00 later, the third gear was shattered. Turbo is completely missing from the car, as well as rear drive line, so it is neither all wheel drive or turbo charged. The fuel injection system needs to be replaced, it wont pass smog and the lot (Robert **) has not paid DMV fees that I paid to him. There are no plates for the car. I have begun an investigation for fees and plate with DMV. Also, the front two tires were bald at purchase and I had to replace them. I found out the car has a salvaged title. I bought the car out of desperation for $3,900.00 and after repairs, it will cost almost $10,000.00. What can I do legally with this terrible as is purchase?
Published: July 15, 2012
Lucretia of Cottowood, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

This Volvo car is overall far superior to any other car that Ive owned. Gre
This Volvo car is overall far superior to any other car that Ive owned. Great comfort, ergonomics, reliability, smooth ride, lots of space and good power.
Published: May 4, 2018
Donna of Lansing, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My 2013 Volvo XC90 has a warning to service the Anti Skid system. This firs
My 2013 Volvo XC90 has a warning to service the Anti Skid system. This first happened on Jan 9th, 2016. I called Glen Cove Volvo the first thing on Monday, Jan 11th. Glen Cove Volvo said they could not even look at my car for two weeks due to capacity issues. I offered to have it fixed at my local shop if they reimbursed me (since this is under warranty). They said that is not an option. I was told to check other Volvo dealers, the next closest one is 30 mins away and they had a one week wait. So Volvo has left me with no options. I now have to drive a week in NY in January with potential snow and ice with no anti skid system because Volvo obviously does not care for its customers. I will never deal with any Volvo dealer again.
Published: January 11, 2016
Thomas of Bayville, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: August 10, 2011
Patricia of Naples, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

In 2003, I bought my first XC90. A year or so later, began having power iss
In 2003, I bought my first XC90. A year or so later, began having power issues with the car. Dropped off my kids one afternoon at school, turned off the car to take them inside, car would not start upon my return. Our dealership said to trade the car in because this issue would only get worse. Being new to the SUV market, Volvo it seemed had not worked out the kinks yet. We traded in for a 2005 dealer driven model. In July of 2008, my husband and I were shopping at our local A&P. We proceed to cash register and looking outside the store window to see our car on fire. The fire department said the fire began in the rear battery. The car was destroyed. Volvo replaced the car for 1/2 the price and gave us a fully load XC90 2009.6 months later, power issues began in the car and issues with squeaky rotors also started. As of today, I have gone through 5 batteries, an alternator, cable harness, 4 rotors, numerous brake pads. Complained to Volvo till near tears. Today, I have filed a complaint with Transport Canada. I did so after finding out that Volvo cars especially the XC90s have parasitic drain problem in the electric system. Volvo has known about this issue for a long time and has done nothing. These cars are not worth the price, horribly made and dangerous. This is my 5th and last Volvo. Please for your own sanity, do not buy these cars. It is not the same reliable car Volvo manufactured 15 years back.
Published: August 6, 2014
Deborah of Bolton, ON
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Are there any recalls related to headlights for a V70? My mechanic has trie
Are there any recalls related to headlights for a V70? My mechanic has tried to replace the headlight bulb but they all last about a day. $100 later, I am driving around with one headlight. It seems like this car has had issues from the beginning. My dealer has never been able to find the rattle in the dash. The steering wheel froze up and that cost over $500. And now the dealer tells me I need the whole new headlight part that will cost over $500. Seems like a 7 year old Volvo that has been garaged all its life shouldnt have that many problems.
Published: May 25, 2014
Susan of Sarasota, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

The four cylinder turbo gets great gas mileage while delivering excellent p
The four cylinder turbo gets great gas mileage while delivering excellent power. Although the Volvo Passat B5 is a wagon model it handles like a sports car. It has all the bells and whistles that one really needs, great sound system, heat and air, heated leather seats, great visible instrument cluster, cruise, all power windows, seats, and lots of space for groceries or camping gear in the back. Great Car.
Published: April 27, 2018
John of Sylvania, OH
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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 6, 2015
Domenic of Boston, MA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: February 15, 2012
Yasemin of Istanbul, Other
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Purchased this car, and while driving on the freeway ran out of gas. Estima
Purchased this car, and while driving on the freeway ran out of gas. Estimated mileage had shown I had 50 miles to go, when I ran out. Since I was on the freeway, I had to quickly pull over and it caused me to hit some home. A bit of damage happened to the front of the car. Sensor cap fell off. Volvo offered to only replace that. Dealership had to replace the fuel gauge, and the gas door (that wouldnt open). A lot of faulty sensors with this car. Rear camera stops working when it gets wet. Air conditioner randomly stops working. Front driver’s side window rolls down slowly. Can keep the air conditioner running when you lock the car from the outside, as it shuts down the engine. Radio always seems to be playing when car is off. The self braking system goes off randomly, almost causing crashes. Bought this car because it’s a Volvo. Suppose to be safe for the little family... Its not.
Published: August 26, 2016
Sophia of Corona, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

This is my fourth, and last Volvo XC70, because its discontinued. I have a
This is my fourth, and last Volvo XC70, because its discontinued. I have a 2015.5 T6, fully loaded and costing $50K. Today I took the car in for a 30K service. They told me that the rear brake pads were worn and the rotors were groves, - $600 fix. Really, this is unacceptable at 30K miles! Get a grip Volvo, you wont keep customers with this shabby warranty.
Published: August 1, 2017
Jerry of Mills River, NC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

In the Details and Restrictions of the Volvo Carefree Coverage it states fo
In the Details and Restrictions of the Volvo Carefree Coverage it states for low mileage vehicles (Service will be covered provided they are serviced within 2 months of their anniversary date). (In service anniversary.) My in service date was January 6th - when I tried to book the final service on January 28th, they would not provide the service claiming the program had expired even though I was well within the two month requirement outlined in their Details and Restriction as stated above. Their wording in misleading to consumers and they should clarify it to indicate that their policy does not apply to the final service and that service has to be provided prior to the in service date. Very poor customer relations.
Published: January 28, 2019
Wayne of City,City
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: December 31, 2013
James of Cibolo, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Purchased 2004XC90 from Volvo dealership in Atlanta, Ga. The car was a cert
Purchased 2004XC90 from Volvo dealership in Atlanta, Ga. The car was a certified pre-owned Volvo with six year 100k extended warranty. I noticed the lug bolts were changing color and at a dealer service I mentioned to service adviser. He actually made a notation on my service paperwork. The car was under the mileage restriction as well as the time restraint. This car has been maintained to the gills with all services during this time being done at Volvo Dealership(s). People are amazed at the condition of car when we tell them its eleven years old!Volvos solution was to put cheap plastic (chrome-looking) caps over the lug bolts. They provided at no charge. This was the only item on the car that did not look right. This past year, after having numerous problems with cheap caps coming off, getting removed at service and not replaced at either the dealer or National Brand Tire Store, I decided to research after market lug bolts online. I also went to Volvo Dealership to purchase one lug bolt to have as a reference to several aftermarket lugs. I wanted to make sure I was getting same size lugs. Interestingly, the Volvo lug was in a sealed plastic bag with blue writing stating, warranty product or warranty material. I then decided that Volvo should do the right thing. I took all 25 lug bolts off the car and sent them to Volvo in New Jersey. Their consumer service top level regional person after several days decided, unfortunately they could not replace them. The bottom line, as a Volvo consumer, I feel the lug bolts should have been replaced at that service. Since that point in time, I have used an independent shop for both Volvos I own. I was recently talking with a Volvo salesman about potentially buying a new XC60 for my daughter graduating from Ga. Tech in May 2015. Oh well, I can vote with my pocketbook. No new Volvos for this family. Oh by the way, Volvo Cars of North America (or is that CHINA?), Im no longer your CUSTOMER FOR LIFE. Later...
Published: February 4, 2015
TOM of Sugar Hill, GA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My wife drives our 2001 Volvo V-70. Last week when temperatures dropped, sh
My wife drives our 2001 Volvo V-70. Last week when temperatures dropped, she turned on the seat heater and all the sudden it got very hot. She then realized the seat was catching on fire. She immediately turned the seat heater off and put the burning out with her hand. I just called the nearest Volvo dealer to see if there are any recalls for the heat element and there are none. This is a safety issue which could potentially have caused my wifes life or having an accident and hurting someone else.
Published: May 1, 2012
Alejandro of Chester, VA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

49 years of joy with a PV544 - After I took delivery, the amp light came on
49 years of joy with a PV544 - After I took delivery, the amp light came on. I took it to the dealer and discovered a wire was making contact when they installed the radio. After 1,647,213.01 miles, that is all with the exception of routine service.
Published: June 12, 2013
Duane of Clark Fork, ID
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Lately, my VOLVO 2004 XC70 cross county Station Wagon the Low Beam Light no
Lately, my VOLVO 2004 XC70 cross county Station Wagon the Low Beam Light not Working and also I need to have a change oil for yearly Services. But before I make an appointment to the Volvo Service, I make sure to check my car the Low Beam. I change both bulb to a new purchased and working bulb. The one on the left did not work. So possible just a fuse. I check the below base of the car and no leak at all, as usual I do before the change Oil appointment. After I made an appointment, the VOLVO advisor recommend me to have a total check for the 90K so easy to know whatever to be recommend for the car. I received a call after an hour and told me that there is leaking in the car and the crompton leak need to be fix and cost me $1400.00. So I told them I just need the change oil and fix the bulb, and even told them that before I went to them, there is no leaking before I sent for service. After the service, I went home and see again below the car and has no leaking. The following day upon I start my car in my car garage and back off, I see drops of oil in the floor. I know this will happen by denying their recommendation. See How this Dealer are doing instead of helping the consumers, instead just for their commission and continue to fool they keep in recommending such unworthless info. I am not telling all of these Advisors. My Mercedes Benz just happen I have a good Dealer Advisor who help us a lot by not making us fool.
Published: November 3, 2013
Carl of Milpitas, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: September 12, 2018
Pam of Syosset, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

2012 C70 upholstery problems - Just wondering if anyone else has experience
2012 C70 upholstery problems - Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this problem. I have had this brand new car only a month and the side of the seat (welt at seam) started discoloring after a couple of weeks. It has a very light interior and I at first thought it was somehow getting dirty at the same spot on both front seats. I mentioned it to the car dealership clean up shop when we took it in for a car wash (they do complimentary). After they cleaned it, it was still the same way. Now its getting worse and upon close inspection, it is not dirt but the finish is actually wearing off the leather. It actually looks like someone painted the leather and its peeling off. We are taking the car to the dealership tomorrow and see what can be done. We are very unhappy paying this much for a car that the seats are looking bad after one month! Hopefully, something can be done and I dont know if we just got a bad batch of upholstery or what problem exists. I will try to update this when we find out more, but just wanted to see if others are experiencing this problem.
Published: July 15, 2012
Rhonda of Chattanooga, TN
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: February 4, 2016
jen of Chicago, IL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Like many of you, I am a die hard Volvo fan. A loyal Volvo customer, I purc
Like many of you, I am a die hard Volvo fan. A loyal Volvo customer, I purchased my Certified Pre-owned Volvo XC-60 a few days ago. Its almost brand new and a beautiful vehicle. I was very excited to set up the Volvo On Call app on my iPhone. It doesnt work! I ignored a few negative on-line reviews about Volvo On Call app and service. Do NOT overlook these reviews!Sadly, it took me over 5 phone calls to set the app up. Then, after paying $200 to get the app functional, it worked for one day. I was happy until the next day when the app totally failed. No services available! I called Volvo On Call... They said it will be fixed within 24 hours. Giving 24 hours, I didnt use the app. I then tried to use the app (well past 24 hours), to no avail! The app doesnt even recognize my account. It wanted me to start all over again (!).Frustrated, I called and asked Volvo for a refund. The answer... No! We dont refund for the app... I explained that its not working. Volvo, reluctantly, offered a mail-in 30 percent off coupon, which I declined. I dont want 30 percent off. I want the Volvo On Call app that I just paid $200 for to work properly, as it should. As a loyal Volvo owner, I am extremely dissatisfied. I almost purchased an Audi. I am thinking that would have been the better choice now. If you purchase a new Volvo, please be aware that the Volvo On Call app may not work! Even Volvo management will not offer you a refund - or seemingly care - if your Volvo On Call app is working properly or not. Buyer beware on this app!My Volvo is a wonderful vehicle, for sure! However, dont trust the technology or the service before you provide your credit card, as I did. Sorry, Volvo. Youve let down one of your biggest fans in me. I would recommend a Volvo, but its impossible for me to recommend that someone I care about spends $200 per year for the Volvo On Call app, as the service doesnt work and is abhorrent, at best. Please think twice before buying this app and trusting the service like I did. Its a very frustrating and disappointing experience. I cant get a refund, and the app truly doesnt perform well at all. Its good app in theory, but it lacks the practical expectation of functionality. Regretfully submitted, a frustrated and disappointed Volvo enthusiast.
Published: July 30, 2018
Michael of Halifax, MA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: December 1, 2019
Barry of Arlington, VA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We decided to give Volvo a shot in addition to the Porsche and Mercedes SUV
We decided to give Volvo a shot in addition to the Porsche and Mercedes SUVs we were considering. The sales team was so horrible and disorganized that were not even considering Volvo at all anymore. Typical used car lot type of dealership; if youre looking for a luxury experience, stick to the other brands.
Published: August 30, 2020
Lisa of Mount Pleasant, SC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: July 23, 2019
Gilbert of Mc Lean, VA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: November 16, 2016
Joyce of Abu Dhabi, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: May 16, 2018
David of Taylorville, IL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have purchased an FH12-480 Truck from Saipa Diesel company in Iran, from
I have purchased an FH12-480 Truck from Saipa Diesel company in Iran, from one of its representation. Before purchase, they gave me some details of purchase and condition of payment, about insurance and other conditions. But they didnt act on their promise, because the representation lied to me about the condition just to motivate me to purchase. When this issue was forwarded to Saipa Diesel missioners (or officer), they dont have any action for my problem.When I went to get the delivery Truck, I saw that more customers of Volvo trucks are dissatisfied with the Sale Center of Saipa Diesel Corporate. I am an M.A. Marketing student in Iran and I think this matter hits a big negative impact to the perception of Iranian customers of Volvo. Now I prefer to buy Volvo trucks from out of your representation or to just buy other brands. Please review this issue and I suggest that you change your representation or the management with yourself, or have a strong monitoring from your corporate.
Published: September 21, 2011
Amir of Marand, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We purchased a new 2012 Volvo S60 T6 AWD, special ordered from the factory.
We purchased a new 2012 Volvo S60 T6 AWD, special ordered from the factory. We have had all the required maintenance done at the dealership. There is one problem we keep having over and over again and I cannot find a solution or answer as to why it keeps happening. The front wheels keep going out of alignment, so I take the car in and am told that the right front rim is bent to the point that it needs to be replaced, as well as the tire. Okay, maybe I hit a really bad pothole. But this has now happened four (4) times--that is right, the right front rim has been replaced 3 times and the right rear rim has been replaced once. Each time we have purchased new tires as we are told, they have been seriously damaged. All this in 3 years, and less than 19,000 miles. Lets investigate: we have two cars in this household, driven only be the two of us, retired senior citizens. We have lived in the same house for 17 years. Drive the same routes. Drive carefully and cautiously. Why has this never happened before to any of the cars we have had, ever, at this location: two Toyota Avalons, one Lexus GS 350, one Porsche Boxter S, one BMW 530i, one Infinity G series, one VW Beetle? It just doesnt make any sense. Finally my service representative at the Volvo dealership admitted that this particular car was prone to this problem in the sense that it was particularly sensitive to this issue - that is, getting the right front rim bent so that replacement was the only option. We are so puzzled. We have decided to get rid of the car and of course will never buy another Volvo, which is unfortunate because this car drives beautifully - AWD, 6 cylinders, all the safety options such as Active Cruise Control, Blind Spot Information System, and so on.
Published: February 14, 2015
Ron of Dripping Springs, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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 31, 2013
Jo of Stevenson Ranch, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: December 7, 2016
GLORIA of Jacksonville, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: August 11, 2017
Rj of Venetia, PA
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The problems with this car are too many to list. Very disappointed with my
The problems with this car are too many to list. Very disappointed with my purchase of the 2016 XC90. It has been in for service at least 8 times since January this year. I will not even drive it on long trips due to the lack of trust with this vehicle.
Published: September 27, 2016
Michael of Logan, WV
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My cooling van has failed. It wont shut off and is causing my battery to dr
My cooling van has failed. It wont shut off and is causing my battery to drain all the way down. There was a recall for this problem; but according to the experts, my car, a 2002 Volvo S60, doesnt qualify. Ive read over a dozen blogs about this same problem on Volvos from years other than the 1999-2001 models recalled. It seems to me the problem goes beyond the models Volvo of North America is saying. How many failed cooling systems does it take to admit its a prevalent problem?
Published: April 3, 2012
Rita of Gainesville, GA
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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: May 9, 2018
Edward of Hackensack, NJ
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I love the Volvo. The handling and traction are exceptional and the all whe
I love the Volvo. The handling and traction are exceptional and the all wheel drive acts like a 4 wheel drive. Ours is white so it maintains a cleaner appearance. The sunroof and leather interior, although very hot in the summer months, are also great and the heated seats are a joy during the winter months. The price we got the car for could not have been better too. And the gas mileage is as good as a brand new car. Its just that it has no cup holders and its tires always appear low because they are low profile tires.
Published: June 27, 2018
Jonica of North Charleston, SC
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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: December 7, 2018
Sass of Amissville, VA
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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: March 25, 2012
Jamie of Dallas, OR
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I recently drove a Volvo V90; it is quiet, easy to manage on a road or high
I recently drove a Volvo V90; it is quiet, easy to manage on a road or highway; enjoyable to drive. My only concern is that, since Volvo is now Chinese owned (again, Chinese owned), I am not certain they can be trusted to honor warranty issues. I brought this up with the manager and he laughed and said If youre talking about Covid-19 and its relationship to the quality of this car and whether a warranty on it will be honored, it is a moot issue. I am not convinced and really didnt even have the question addressed. As a result, I moved on and bought a good Japanese Acura RDX. It is an excellent, upscale, mid-sized SUV.
Published: July 25, 2020
Te of Plano, TX
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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: January 12, 2012
Gerald of Gig Harbor, WA
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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: September 17, 2016
Joann of Raleigh, NC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: June 1, 2018
Ruby of San Clemente, CA
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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: June 30, 2014
GAURAV of Mississauga, ON
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I like my Volvo - its a good, solid car. I love my cars heated seats, sun/m
I like my Volvo - its a good, solid car. I love my cars heated seats, sun/moon roof, dual temperature controls, and polished wooden steering wheel. I also like the heated mirrors, headlight wipers, 40/60 fold down back seats with a pass-through, and spacious trunk. The gas mileage could be better though, and theres only ONE cup holder. Then the electronic switchblade key with electric lock control is hideously expensive to replace. Also, since we dont have a Volvo dealer anywhere within 100 miles, no one wants to work on it.
Published: June 28, 2018
Julie of Casper, WY
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I purchased a used Volvo 850 station wagon. I had to call Volvo to get the
I purchased a used Volvo 850 station wagon. I had to call Volvo to get the radio code. At first I thought that was odd, but they treated me like I had just purchased a brand new Volvo. I was impressed with their customer care. Even an older Volvo purchase was important to them. I did not know much about Volvo. I knew that the safety ratings were awesome. The purchase was really out of necessity rather than choice. However, on December 28th, I was happy to have been driving my Volvo. I was on a narrow road and swerved to miss a deer. I flew over a cliff and landed upside down. No one could believe that I walked away from that accident. Looking at the scene, I couldnt believe it either. My airbags deployed and my seat-belt held me in place when I sailed through the air. I climbed up the cliff and walked away. The car was totaled. The motor still runs though. The safety features in my Volvo saved my life. I would recommend Volvo to anyone who cares about their safety or the safety of their passengers.
Published: February 5, 2014
Debbra of Shelton, WA
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I wanted a luxury SUV, and after shopping around found a slightly used Volv
I wanted a luxury SUV, and after shopping around found a slightly used Volvo for a good price. It has been a great experience with my Volvo XC 60 and my next vehicle will also be a Volvo. It drives smoothly and has good gas mileage. I love the rain sensor, Bluetooth option, stereo systems, heated seats, auto start, and keyless ignition. However, I would like a heated steering wheel, auto hatch lift, even better gas mileage. But I am so happy with my Volvo that its hard to come up with negatives.
Published: June 26, 2018
Cheryl of Moose Pass, AK
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Four months after purchasing my 2019 XC90 (previous service loaner) from th
Four months after purchasing my 2019 XC90 (previous service loaner) from the Santa Ana, CA dealership a spontaneous crack appeared on my windshield starting from the top of the windshield and radiating downward from the middle where the rearview mirror/sensory console is housed. This crack occurred while parked in my driveway at home. I reviewed security cameras to confirm no foreign object had made contact with the car or windshield. I read about a similar experience online in Los Angeles with the crack originating in the same place and also without any indication of impact. I opened a claim with Volvo. They had me drive to the dealership to have a service advisor inspect it. Ironically, on the drive over for the inspection the windshield was struck by some kind of pebble or debris on the freeway. This was very obvious to me, I saw and heard the impact. As a result, my claim was denied, they claimed the crack originated as a result of the impact. I had allowed a couple of weeks go by before getting into the dealership and took pictures of the affected windshield as soon as I noticed the crack had appeared and at multiple other intervals to capture different periods of time and changes prior to going in. I had a dozen pictures, from different times, all prior to the day of the visit (and impact) as well as pictures from the day of the inspection and impact. In my communications with Volvo customer care team I asked for my pictures to be reviewed since they clearly corroborated my assertions. I explained, in great detail, what I observed that happened, provided similar cases I researched, offered more than enough evidence. Given the impact marks that are clearly visible in the pictures on the day of the inspection, and not present prior to, in addition to the location of the start of the crack and how it spread, its quite obvious that the impact point was not where the crack originated but I feel that Volvo was not interested in doing the work or putting in the time to make this right. They seemed more interested in maintaining the original decision, which was made without a complete review of all the information that I tried to present. I followed up by providing all of the pictures and explanation to substantiate my claim, requested a appeal with a detail account of the information I observed and was providing and a received a simple three sentence response saying sometimes customer dont agree with their decisions and there is nothing they can do about that. Youd think a company of this caliber would strive for better customer service, especially considering this is a $75k vehicle to a new customer. Needless to say I will never purchase from Volvo again.
Published: October 27, 2019
Erin of La Palma, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: June 22, 2018
Sara of Studio City, CA
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We purchased a new Volvo XC60 in 2011 and since the first year we had probl
We purchased a new Volvo XC60 in 2011 and since the first year we had problems: engine, fuel pump and Blis were replaced/repaired. Even the logo fell down. Now they want to change the radiator! We are trying to understand if our car has quality issues or other XC60 owners have similar problems. This was our first Volvo and unfortunately the worst car we bought so far.
Published: September 22, 2014
yeter of Perkasie, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: September 23, 2019
Lawrence of Coronado, CA
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Volvo of Edison is the last place to buy service for your vehicle. Once you
Volvo of Edison is the last place to buy service for your vehicle. Once you are past your extended warranty, they push you aside. The lack of compassion in this economic time is unreal. My 2004 XC90 went there for an oil change on Sep 23 and then returned on Oct 15 for additional repairs. On October 31, the engine was blown from lack of oil. They are taking no responsibility for the damage. I am a single parent and the car was my only transportation to work. They also own two more dealerships.
Published: November 7, 2011
Lana of Monmouth junction, NJ
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I bought my Volvo XC90 in 3/11. Before I purchased the vehicle, I requested
I bought my Volvo XC90 in 3/11. Before I purchased the vehicle, I requested the CarFax. I noted that it stated that the transmission was replaced in 5/09 by a Volvo dealership. I felt secure knowing the history of the car. I was hit by a drunk driver and he totaled my car. After the accident, I needed a car that would make me feel safe. That is important, I was afraid to drive after the accident. Also, 2 weeks before my accident, my daughter-in-law was killed in a car accident and left me with my 3 grandchildren. The purchase of this car was to assist me with safely transporting my grandchildren to their different events. I like the fact that it has a 3rd set of seats for the little ones. But I was very sad when the transmission light came on and the car started weaving. After researching on the internet, I found out that what happened to me was not unusual, that many people have been complaining about the same thing. Volvo XC90s from 2003-2005 have an increase incident of transmission failures. I called Volvo of North America and they told me to call a dealership near me. I did and the (Steve) manager of service at Superior Volvo in Missouri said that he would call the regional manager to see if they would do a goodwill repair/replacement since the transmission was just replaced 2 years ago. Steve (manager of service) called me back and said that they could not do a goodwill replacement at this time. I called Volvo of North America back and explained to them what the regional manager had said, that they would not replace the transmission at their expense. The lady at customer service for Volvo of North America said, after contacting (Steve) the service manager, that since the warranty is out, they are not responsible. So I guess if I replace the transmission, I should only expect for the transmission to last for 2 years. Why would I replace it if it is only going to last for 2 years or less? I worked hard to save for this car. I paid cash for this car, no financing, nothing. I thought I was buying a car that me and my grandbabies would feel safe in. I have contacted the Federal Trade Commission and have a reference number if you need it. I have also contacted the consumer protection division of my state. I dont think it is fair to ask me to pay for a part that is defective and the company had always known about this problem. Where is the fairness? Someone told me to sell it to someone else and get my money back. I cant do that. I wouldnt be able to sleep at night.
Published: October 15, 2011
Cecilia of Kansas , KS
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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: February 27, 2014
Monica of Foster City, CA
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Holmes and the Service Mgr contacted us shortly after this original posting
Holmes and the Service Mgr contacted us shortly after this original posting. As of early January 2015, a new windshield has been installed at no cost to the car owner. I now like Holmes again. I encourage all consumers to attempt to remedy problems through the dealer, and when that doesnt work, use this website so that other consumers can see the history of that dealer. Thanks Luke ** for getting a handle on this issue.
Published: January 1, 1970
K. S. of Shreveport , LA
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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: October 20, 2014
Hector of Miami, FL
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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: March 19, 2016
Jerry of Grimsby, ON
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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: November 10, 2016
Peter of London, Other
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Im a Volvo enthusiast. Not just an owner. Weve had 4 Volvo cars in 6 years,
Im a Volvo enthusiast. Not just an owner. Weve had 4 Volvo cars in 6 years, and I got my dream car when my husband agreed we could trade my 2015.5 S80 in for the new body style of the S90. I want to love my car, I do! I actually DO love my car, but I dont love the issues weve had. We bought a 2017 S90 Inscription, with all the possible features the car can have. Seriously, theres not an available option this car doesnt have.My car has been at Volvo of Fredericksburg 15 times, in less than 2 years. Thats shameful. Not just for minor issues, either. Some of them are minor, but most of them are not. One issue contributed to a minor accident. First the leather dashboard bubbled up. Okay, it gets hot here and my S90 was one of the very first ones sent to the US, it sat on the lot for a while. Its an expensive sedan in a world that wants crossovers or SUVs. So it was there for many months I guess, before we bought it. They were happy to take the car and replace the dashboard. There were 3 or 4 minor issues that first trip to be repaired. I was given a nice loaner while it was being fixed. No problem! Love Volvo! Okay, a couple weeks later Im driving with my kids in the car, and the entire infotainment system shuts off while Im driving. Just makes a loud noise and then goes black. In about 30 seconds it reset and came back on. But that freaked me out! The thing just failed! And by this time, just a couple months into ownership, there were also several areas on the touchscreen that had either de-laminated or were dead pixels. So they took the car again, for longer this time, and told me they had completely replaced the infotainment hub and fixed the screen. I got the car back, it looked better and seemed fine.That was the start of the last two years of hell. I cant get in my car and just drive. Its sad. I get in my car and I have a special spot I put my phone where its easy to access because odds are good Im going to need to record whatever issue is happening next. You can Google or go to Youtube and see my videos of the infotainment system failing - its happened twice more since then, once while I was doing 70 mph through the Wasatch mountains of Utah, the whole system just going black while driving including the digital gauges as well as the touchscreen area. All of it. Just shut down while Im doing freeway speed in a dangerous area. I got that time on video too (well, the tail end of it as it starts resetting itself).Ive had warped brake rotors replaced. Ive had issues over and over with the BLIS system, issues with the infotainment system thinking Im on a call through my cell phone when I get in and turn the car on - I have to unpair the phone and completely reset the system to get it to STOP. I turn the car on and the audio doesnt work, as it shows there is an active phone call... to ME! Its an outgoing call from my phone to my phone that the car initiates somehow. Its been months and that issue still isnt fixed.There have been physical issues, there have been software issues. Every time I take my car in, they do software updates and tell me its fixed for sure this time. Sure it is. Not like Ive heard that before. This last time, they finally sent a field rep from Volvo to talk to us about the ongoing issues. The rep floated the idea of putting us in a different car. I objected LOUDLY at first. I am very attached to my car, even with the issues. I love my car! I love the way the sound system is, I love the way it handles, I love my car. Its beautiful. We even gave it a name! So I wasnt interested at that moment in even considering a trade, I just wanted it fixed. So we left it once again to have the infotainment hub changed out, and that night my husband and I talked about reality and the issues with the car. I decided it would be better to trade in the car having SO many issues and I could learn to love another one. We called and then emailed to tell them we would prefer to go that route, and apparently they offered my husband $2,000 toward putting us in a different car. Seriously? Thats like an insult! They helped us find a bank that would do the loan with a lot of negative equity because my 2015.5 Volvo was so new at the time. Now that theres an issue with the car, they cant seem to work very hard to fix it. And the last time the infotainment system shut down, just a couple weeks ago, I was alone in the car and couldnt pull my phone out to make a video. It was raining and I had traffic all around me, in the dark, on a road under construction so Jersey barriers narrowing the lanes. Because I have no video of the system shut down this time, they tried to say it didnt happen. I have video of the same day of the other issues happening, like the BLIS not working or working only at times, and they acknowledged that. Of course they pushed a software update and the issue is fixed for sure this time.Sigh. I guess at this point we have to get a lawyer. I didnt want to do that. I have wanted nothing more than to love my S90 the way its designed to be loved. I want to get in it and just drive, with the sunroof open and the music up loud with no worries. I cant do that, because I know at least 50% of the time, *something* isnt going to work. Fortunately, when the infotainment system and electronic items suddenly fail and it goes dark, I dont lose my brakes. I guess the engine doesnt shut off, so technically Im safe when it happens. Right? Would you feel safe with your cars entire system in the cabin shutting down while you are on the freeway in traffic? No? Me either. Its so sad, and Ive been so hesitant to throw this out on social media or go to the news media, as I think Volvo truly tries to be safe. I think Volvo has a mission that is worth something. I agree they typically provide cars that are worth the money. However in THIS case, theres a serious issue with the car that hasnt been fixed. Its at the point where clearly there will be issues long after the car is no longer under warranty. How can I keep this car, knowing that in another few months Im going to be paying out of pocket to fix all these issues? This isnt right, in any way. All they need to do is take this car back and make a *reasonable* accommodation to put us in a different car. I dont want an XC60 (what they usually put us in for a loaner as they dont even have any S90s on their lot, wonder why?). I want an S90, but one that doesnt require being in the shop for days at a time every few weeks. Ive not had a single month where nothing went wrong with my car. Not once. I encourage you all to do your homework before plunking down the money to buy a Volvo these days. We will be switching to another car manufacturer as soon as we can. Audi or Jaguar.
Published: March 13, 2019
Shannon of Fredericksburg, VA
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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: December 15, 2011
Jessica of Scarsdale, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Today, I found out that my 2003 XC70 with 69,000 miles and in perfect condi
Today, I found out that my 2003 XC70 with 69,000 miles and in perfect condition needs a new transmission for $6000! We also own a 2004 S60 AWD with 40,000 miles. I wonder if Ill need to spend another $6000 for that car. The dealer contacted Volvo who said, So, sorry. That awful transmission we put in that car is now yours. Congratulations!The repair manager actually had the gall to recommend we trade it in for a new one, so we could get the $1K customer loyalty discount! LOL! I will sell both of these cars as quickly as I can, and I will tell as many thousands of people what a piece of crap Volvo is. Never will I even look at a Volvo.
Published: February 29, 2012
Evan of Los Angeles, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I officially have had it with Volvo USA, Volvo of Oklahoma City!!! I messed
I officially have had it with Volvo USA, Volvo of Oklahoma City!!! I messed up by believing the hype behind Volvo. I messed up for paying for a preowned Volvo just out of warranty. I messed up by trusting Volvo would be a car that would make it past 50,000 or 80,000 or 100,000 miles without multiple expensive major car issues. I should have purchases an insane extended car warranty. Dont be fooled like me.In April of 2018, I had completed doing my research on the car that I had been wanting to get since the new design of the Volvo XC 90 had dropped. I worked closely with my credit union to secure the financing necessary to go and seal the deal with MY CAR!! I chose a pre-owned 2016 Volvo XC 90 Momentum, that had the upgraded bells & whistles. It was just out of the manufacturers warranty, but it is a Volvo, which were known for going well into the 300,000-mile radius. The cost for this luxury vehicle was a stretch, but I knew, based on the high ratings of the reliability, advanced safety, performance, and the technology that I would be happy for years to come. I kept my vehicle maintained with Volvo’s “Authorized Servicer”; the only within a 150-mile radius.THE PROBLEMS BEGIN. Just 3 short months after having my beautiful car, I had noticed that my a/c was not cooling, and in Oklahoma… you need that air blowing full blast during our Summers! I took my car to the “Authorized Servicer” that would be VOLVO OF OKLAHOMA CITY. They ran a test to make sure there were no leaks in any hoses, and cycled U/V dye through the system; they stated the reservoir was simply empty, so it was filled. Three short months later no a/c AGAIN. I take my car for a second opinion at to a well-respected a/c servicer in town. They ran the what appeared to be the same test and inform me that the A/C evaporator (MAJOR REPAIR) needed to be replaced; a $2,700 fix. I was told that this is a highly unusual fix for a 2 year old vehicle. In fact, the tech stated the last time he had a vehicle in to replace this was on a 2002 model. Back to the issue. I panic then contacted Volvo USA, they agree to assist me with 50% of the cost of the part to be replaced, which left a whopping $1800 for me to pay out of pocket, but only to be completed with their “Authorized Servicer”. I had it repaired with Volvo of Oklahoma City.Next, just a week and ½ after getting my Volvo back, I get MULTIPLE illuminated lights. Get this... the Check Engine Light, SRS Airbag light, and the Auto-Hold light. I did not panic, called the “Authorized Servicer”, and was told to just bring the car in for them to check it out; they figured something maybe just did not get plugged back in. WRONG!! I get a call stating that both the Turbo Gasket AND the O2 Sensor was bad, and would need to be replaced. That was not all... Volvo of OKC stated the Auto-hold button was broken, and this fix was quoted $1650. I took my car to a local Volvo dealer for a second opinion, and determined the lights were all on due to a second battery (auxiliary battery) going out. They replaced it and fixed the Turbo Gasket for $500 less than Volvo of OKC. Thank you Swedish!! I HIGHLY recommend them.Fast forward to December 23, 2019. My car was serviced at Volvo of Oklahoma City for a routine oil charge which is $179, but it is meant to last up to 10,000 miles or 1 year (whichever comes 1st). I also had my brakes and rotors replaced which cost me $850. They check my car with their routine Multipoint Inspection and only note that my tires should be replaced in the near future. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about a oil leak!! I get my car back with absolutely no mention about an front crack seal and leak. 3 weeks (of my 1 year) after my $179 oil change (mind you I am supposed to have. MY OIL LIGHT IS ILLUMINATED letting me know that I needed to add oil. I call them and am then told that it appears that my car has an oil leak in the front crack seal, but they didnt think it was serious enough to mention (can I be the judge of that). I ask for a call from the manager and get a ** response of, Well, it was noted on page 2 of your paperwork. Are you kidding me, do you feel that was not worth mentioning BEFORE my $179 oil change!!! He stated, Well you would have needed to get the oil changed anyways. I was furious and stated I would not have opted to overlook that type of issue, and would have appreciated the knowledge as I trusted them with informing me of this. I was quoted $1166 to fix this issue. Volvo USA stated they could not assist me in trading this in toward another vehicle, and they also would not be able to further assist me with my vehicle. Volvo of OKC MANAGER said that he was willing to give me a 10% discount for my inconvenience. I told them I want my $179 back they said only if I get my vehicle fixed there????. I AM BEYOND PISSED! #VolvoCarsUSA #VolvoCarsOfOklahomaCity #VolvoCarsNorthAmerica #LemonOfAVolvo #DisappointedVolvoOwner #HorribleCustomerService #StandBehindYourNameVolvo #Trash
Published: May 11, 2020
Danita of Edmond, OK
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: June 11, 2015
Kara of Franklin , MA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: June 20, 2013
Glen of Oak Hills, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I currently own a 2008 Volvo C70 with only 60K miles. Although the car is O
I currently own a 2008 Volvo C70 with only 60K miles. Although the car is OK in general the leather seats are terrible. I have kept these seats cleaned with leather cleaner but that has not done any good. These seat have worn, cracked, and split leather. The manufacturer will not help in any way. The same was true for my 2001 Volvo S60, which at the time on trade in only had 70K miles. I thought at the time that I just did not take care of those seats. That was wrong on my part. They just make terrible seats. I have learned my lesson. Never again will I purchase a Volvo. PS repair cost are also very high.
Published: July 17, 2018
Fred of Rockport, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: June 9, 2016
Richard of Laguna Niguel, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I had considered trading my Volvo which is made in Sweden, however now the
I had considered trading my Volvo which is made in Sweden, however now the brand has gone in to Chinese which happened two years ago. I will not buy another Volvo. For one thing they are to prone to breakdown. I probably will buy a Korean made vehicle.
Published: November 14, 2015
David of Tamarac, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

At 70,000, the transmission on our 2002 V70 started flaring between 2nd and
At 70,000, the transmission on our 2002 V70 started flaring between 2nd and 3rd and 3rd and 4th. The local Volvo dealer and repair shops said we needed a new transmission, at a cost of $4k-$6k for replacement. No one could guarantee that the transmission wouldnt fail the same way, and that there were a number of Technical Service Bulletins related to the V70, from a defective solenoid cover, software upgrades, frequent drain and flushes, etc. A Google search reveals hundreds of owners of this type transmission that have experienced similar failures. Recently, a class action suit was won on behalf of owners of the XC90 model over transmission failures. Given the number of failures, and simlar problems with the XC90, this is obviously a defect in the manufacture of the transmission, or a poor design.
Published: January 14, 2013
Rob of Tukwila, WA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

XC60 2009 Too much money for such a bad made car - The first day I took it
XC60 2009 Too much money for such a bad made car - The first day I took it they had forgotten to disable the software safety that prevents the car from running more than 20km/h. I took it back. After that I had problems with all the door locks. 3 of them were replaced and the started to malfunction again. 4 years from date of purchase, I noticed water inside my car. The windshield was leaking. I replaced it (the company used my insurance - they did not take responsibility for the fail). They replace some things that had to do with the turbo (turbo sensor, Turbo Tube, wastegate and some other) and now they are going to replace the Turbo. All my letters to Volvo had the same result: NOTHING. The technician suggested to get rid of it, sell it, but how can I sell a bad car. Worst buy I have ever done. My biggest problem is that the mother company takes no responsibility for the mistakes. Bad company.
Published: November 3, 2015
Ioannis of Agia, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My 2010 Volvo is currently at the dealer for windshield replacement due to
My 2010 Volvo is currently at the dealer for windshield replacement due to leak above the drivers side. I returned to my car after heavy rain and snow to find water dripping from the ceiling and a sizable pool of water on the drivers side floor. My car is no longer under warranty, so the dealership is charging me for the replacement of the windshield. I was told that a re-seal was not sufficient, therefore, an aftermarket windshield would be ordered and installed since the original broke upon removal which costs $450-$500 plus $250 to install. The service department rep. has kept me informed throughout the process, however, that has not lessened the financial impact on me due to Volvos faulty manufacturing process and materials.I will definitely be contacting Volvo North America and seeking legal guidance. I just purchased this vehicle as is from the dealership in July of this year. Although I enjoy my new XC60, I will not endorse nor buy another Volvo if such defects are not corrected and additional issues arise. Safety and reliability should not be a concern especially in less than 6 months after purchase. The company must compensate customers for failure to secure reliably manufactured vehicles. Too many hard working consumers have unjustly paid for a subpar product.
Published: December 9, 2015
Lauri of Aurora, IL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: January 13, 2014
Sandra of Cibolo, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: October 23, 2014
Marianna of Fremont, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: December 6, 2019
Lois of Philadelphia, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Ive owned this 2016 Volvo S60 Premier T5 for almost 2 years now and it has
Ive owned this 2016 Volvo S60 Premier T5 for almost 2 years now and it has been a great car so far. The only peeve I have is the engine start/stop when sitting in traffic. Its really sensitive to the speed of the car but luckily it can be turned off. The car has plenty of safety features with the tech package including the lane departure warning and BLIS. Also I highly recommend the sport package. While the 19 wheels arent too flashy the shorter more aggressive springs make the car handle great on windy roads. Altogether the Volvo S60 is a great car.
Published: April 29, 2018
Michael of Ofallon, MO
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: October 21, 2016
Karla of Milwaukee, WI
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Last spring, we went on a vacation and left our 2010 XC60 parked in our gar
Last spring, we went on a vacation and left our 2010 XC60 parked in our garage. Upon returning, the battery was stone cold dead. After getting Triple A to jumpstart it for us, we drove it around for a while and were able to start it after. The dealership said we should put a trickle charger on it if were leaving it for that long. We just returned from a four-day trip with the XC60 parked in our garage and its battery is again totally dead. I have never heard of the need to put a trickle charger on such a higher-end car if its being parked for four days! We cant use it to take us to the airport and have confidence that it will start when we return. Airport parking lots dont have AC outlets to plug a tickle charger into. Im a bit disappointed, unless there is more information I need to know?
Published: December 26, 2012
Jan of Sherwood, OR
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have a 2005 XC90 2.5 AWD since new. It now has 132000 miles. Best car Ive
I have a 2005 XC90 2.5 AWD since new. It now has 132000 miles. Best car Ive ever owned. I am planning to keep it forever. The car has been super reliable and still looks brand new without having to do much maintenance other than oil changes, brakes, and tires. Fantastic SUV.
Published: July 30, 2016
Nelson of Arnold, MD
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Major issues with our 2015 XC60. Last year we started getting the low oil i
Major issues with our 2015 XC60. Last year we started getting the low oil indicator light about every 500 miles. Took it to our dealership and they replaced our oil trap/PVC for $452. Continued to lose oil. Read online that oil leakage was a problem with this model/year. Kept adding oil as needed. While having a routine oil change at our trusted mechanics we explained about the oil consumption. They also checked the forums and replaced the oil filter again. On a trip 3 weeks ago (Dec. 26, 2018) the “reduced engine performance” light came on. We pulled over and had the car towed. The dealership said oil had leaked into a cylinder and damaged the engine. They could not guarantee that replacing the cylinder would be a fix, and that more likely the entire engine would need to be replaced for about $11,000. Volvo Customer Service politely offered us a coupon worth $60 to help. Really, really, really disappointed and will continue to complain in every available forum until Volvo contacts us. They can reach us at **.
Published: January 11, 2019
Denise of Herndon, VA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

The 2020 XC60 & XC90 models have a design change which removed the door
The 2020 XC60 & XC90 models have a design change which removed the door runner at the bottom. Bad design, as this is where most the road debris, mud and water enter. It doesn’t enter the inside of the car but its a mess after a heavy rain or car wash and Im left to clean and dry all the seal creases and door jams to prevent mold or rust. Would have reconsidered this car if I had known. Love everything else about the XC60 so hoping Volvo steps up and makes a rubber runner to replace the cheap seals.
Published: December 14, 2019
L of Del Mar, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: March 13, 2012
Anita of Walnut, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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: January 13, 2012
Suresh of Silver Spring, MD
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My first 2012 S60 T5 exhibited slipping transmission and abrupt downshifts
My first 2012 S60 T5 exhibited slipping transmission and abrupt downshifts at about 5500 miles. I spent countless hours with regional Volvo After Sales Reps and Volvo Techs. They finally tossed in the towel and agreed to replace the vehicle.New replacement vehicle, 1400 miles, transmission is not slipping. However, when in sports mode coming to a very slow rolling stop or pulling in to a parking spot will jump. The first time it happened I was like uh oh, better get the insurance card out, it felt like I hit someone. Im really curious for other drivers out there to test this and see if they get the same thing.The above in combination with having all four tires road force balanced discovered 3 out of 4 OEM tires with flat spots The dealer replaced the entire set of 4, and road force balanced them, I still have a vibration issue at about 66 to 78ish. Volvo Customer Care is comical and they state no further warranty action will be offered.
Published: November 9, 2011
Jeff of Manchester, NH
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a pre-owned 3-year-old xc60 w/ mileage 60k km. The original batter
I bought a pre-owned 3-year-old xc60 w/ mileage 60k km. The original battery dated 41-12, presumably week 41 year 2012 made in germany.. It died w/ voltage 6. The volvo on call suggested I replaced the battery. I agreed to it. But I wondered if the decision was a bad one! Could I have just jumped start the battery and the car will be back to normal? Was I misled by the mechanics? Appreciate some advise, views?
Published: October 4, 2014
tp of Pj, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

S40 - So 2 chums and I were out on the town and decided to acquire us a few
S40 - So 2 chums and I were out on the town and decided to acquire us a few fine quality bean bag-type chairs. And lo and behold we get our fine seatery out to our automotive transport only to find that we dont have enough room for the newly acquired chairs in the car. Now I know that a sedan isnt the biggest car in the world, but I feel as though we were short changed on adequate bean bag storage.
Published: September 17, 2016
ALEX of Tacoma, WA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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