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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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The dealership replaced my transmission. When I got the vehicle back the di
The dealership replaced my transmission. When I got the vehicle back the disc player would not work. Took it to an Independent who said the disc changer was broken. Volvo said it was just one of those things. $850 to replace it. This is a 2004 XC90 T6. 74,000 miles. My second Volvo. Independent also said that the transmission shift lever is right below the disc changer.What happened to my disc changer? Could it have been damaged when the transmission was replaced? Cant get the CDs out and cant play them. Radio still works fine. Advise!
Published: November 22, 2011
Don of Austin, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We owned a Volvo V70 XC for over 17 years with low mileage of only 67K+ mil
We owned a Volvo V70 XC for over 17 years with low mileage of only 67K+ miles. We took it to service always on schedule and had received good service. Recently we moved to California. We took our car for full service immediately upon arrival. Soon after the full service we found our handbrakes rather not so responsive. We brought it back for adjustment. Next, we noticed that the AC does not work, brought it back and was told there was nothing wrong, but the serviceman topped up the coolant a bit. We went on a trip through the hot dry interior of California assuming the AC is fixed. The AC did not work and we had to suffer 110 degrees in the car. We brought the car back the second time. We were told the service had refilled the AC with an extra amount of coolant and we paid $130 for labor plus the coolant cost. Took the car home only to find the AC still did not work. We went back for the third time. By now we told the service dept attendant that the problem must be with the fan. The serviceman checked the fan finally, found it defective, and installed a new one. We were presented a new bill of $139 for labor plus cost for the fan. We refused to pay for the labor charge because they failed to check the fan from previous visits, and we had to return for the third time to get the AC fixed. The serviceman refused to settle telling us that we did not tell the service counter attendant to check the fan. He denied responsibility and blamed us instead. We argued the problem involved two parts, the coolant and the fan that makes up the AC system and that the serviceman should have inspected both parts and repaired accordingly. It was the most unpleasant experience we ever had over 17 years of owning this Volvo. We do not think we would consider another Volvo.
Published: November 29, 2018
Agnes of San Diego, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My parents bought the new 2016 XC60 in Dec 2015, arrived Jan 2016 - we have
My parents bought the new 2016 XC60 in Dec 2015, arrived Jan 2016 - we have owned XC90 2004 in past with no problems, bought another for the safety and reliability. However the car dealership have been an disappointment. It has an electrical problem somewhere they cant trace. First replaced the amplifier a few months ago but the random & frightening loud sounds continue. Its unnerving to have the loud electrical sounds occur. It can be when you start in the garage, or just driving down the street - no warning. The Dealership says theyve not heard of this problem and are not offering a solution. I think the beautiful new car is a lemon and makes me doubt if I want to keep the Volvo. Its disappointing to see the dealership be dismissive of a senior adult couple who just wanted to buy a new car and are having this experience.
Published: June 12, 2016
Greg of Forney, TX
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

I have a 2008 Volvo Wagon with 65k miles. ABS brake regulator is bad. Cost
I have a 2008 Volvo Wagon with 65k miles. ABS brake regulator is bad. Cost to fix is $1800. This should not happen with such low mileage. Two months ago rear electric window motor had to be replaced. I have always serviced car at dealer but now it’s getting to costly to keep.
Published: January 20, 2012
EdwardW of West Islip, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My 2004 (2005 Body) has gone through a company buy back 3 times. How does t
My 2004 (2005 Body) has gone through a company buy back 3 times. How does this happen? (1st issue) The previous owner sold it because of it downshifting into 2nd gear. I have taken it to the Volvo dealers multiple times and they want to charge 150.00 just to check error messages (I have my own device - there are no messages). I have found through internet checking that this issue is VERY common with Volvos. I LOVE my Volvo (this is my 3rd) but if there is an issue with their transmissions and they are not willing to at least check them without charging I dont want any part of that company. I was told about how OUTSTANDING Volvos customer satisfaction is but since this car I have found a WHOLE LOT of unhappy customers. I want to keep owning Volvo cars but not if they dont stand behind their cars EVEN AFTER THE WARRANTY EXPIRES!!!!!
Published: March 9, 2014
John of Buckeye, AZ
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

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

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
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

This SUV was great the first 7 yr and about 70000 miles then electrical iss
This SUV was great the first 7 yr and about 70000 miles then electrical issues started with a slow drain on the battery which we replaced but even with the new battery if the car sat for more than 4 days the battery would have to be recharged. Lived with this for another 1 yr then major issues and repair costs started. Replaced a bad belt pulley ($1200) at Pep Boys after car died on the road. One month later had intake valve issues another $1000. Two months after that heard gurgling noises around alternator after 10 miles of driving car shut down and dead on the road again, not happy with Volvo. Took it to Volvo after $1800 bill and still having the gurgling sound. Now Volvo repair shop want another $4000 to fix something else in the engine compartment, something about rebuilding bushings? Ive had enough, one big nightmare, time to go back to Toyota!
Published: October 11, 2018
Irv of Street, MD
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

In 2008, I purchased a white 2008 Volvo S40 brand new car from the dealersh
In 2008, I purchased a white 2008 Volvo S40 brand new car from the dealership with 100 miles. On May 24th, 2014 (a month and a half ago), my Volvo was parked on a hill with the hand brake engaged. On that day my vehicle had 59,100 miles on it. That day, my car rolled down a hill and struck a 2014 Ford F-150. Being that I am cheap and only had liability insurance, my insurance company only covered the vehicle that my Volvo struck. My flawless car was now damaged and bruised with tons of work to be done.A police officer knocked on my door roughly 20 minutes after the accident and told me what had happened. The police officer noted that when he had arrived to the scene of the accident, he noticed the hand brake was fully engaged and that my car was completely locked. Being that this was not an act of negligence, I knew that there was something up the hand brake. When I found out that my insurance wouldnt cover the costs of the damages done to my vehicle, I called Volvo to start investigating. Once I called them, they said they would have an inspector/engineer come out to check the car.After two weeks and no follow up, I called again to schedule an appointment. This time they asked me to drive my damaged vehicle to the nearest dealership to have the engineer inspect it there. I had to crawl through my passenger door because of the one side pinching my driving door to where it couldnt open properly, then drive it there. When arriving the inspector/engineer hopped in and went on a test drive to test the hand brake. He first set it on an incline to test the hand brake. As he engaged the handbrake, he disengaged the brake and both of us were witnesses to the vehicle moving down the hill. This resulted in having a defective hand brake. The hand brake needed adjustment according to the engineer. He said Volvo is not responsible because in the warranty and services manual, in tiny writing on only one small page, it says to check/adjust the handbrake every 15,000 miles.Therefore, Volvo North America would not take any responsibility and I am left with a pos damaged Volvo. Is Volvo to blame or is my local mechanic shop? They dont tell their customers about these small issues and checks and on top of it all, my car only has 59,000 miles and I bought it BRAND NEW. WHY would it need adjustment after only 59,000 miles. Service History Details: I had all my services done on time until 30,000 miles at the Volvo dealership. After 30,000 miles it was more convenient for me to take it to a local Kwik Kar Lube Mechanic shop to have my regular maintenance. From 30k-60k Ive had all maintenance done on time there at the shop.
Published: July 9, 2014
Kaleb of Coppell, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

The volume of service issues with this car (2016 XC90) is incredible. I am
The volume of service issues with this car (2016 XC90) is incredible. I am working to have all of my service records released and then will post them for proof. Issues are as follows: On 10 hour trip - autopilot cut out - this is a charged accessory upgrade. On a 5 hour trip - autopilot unavailable again. On a 5 hour trip returning home and ALL audio shuts off. Navigation was not communicating so it was then noticed that no music, not turn signal noise, no locking noise, no nothing. Coolant light came on - refilled after FINALLY finding someone who could tell me where to locate. Came on again. Dealer said they have noticed this issue a few times... Hose is clamped too tight from factory and needs replaced.
Published: February 13, 2018
Matthew of Pittsburgh, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have been owning only Volvo cars for almost 15 years now, and my experien
I have been owning only Volvo cars for almost 15 years now, and my experience has been mostly positive. I sold my 2001 S40 with 142k miles, and it was still driving fine. No major repairs were made during the first 100k. Afterwards, repair costs started going up, but engine and transmission were solid. Ive owned a C30 for two years as well, and nothing ever broke down. Based on my discussions with Volvo mechanics, here is what I would advise you:1. Never buy a new model within the first 1-3 years of introduction. Engineers keep improving these cars year after year, based on real driving experience coming from customers. By the 4th year of production reliability improves to superior levels. 2. Stay away from fancy electronics, add-ons, options, sunroofs, and so on. Their engineers spend most of their time and money on safety/strength, engine and transmission. 3. Buy the most common engine in production, especially one that can be found across platforms. 4. Change the oil on time and do the required maintenance. These cars may give you headaches from time to time, especially with high mileage. But if there is ever an accident, you will walk away laughing and texting. Volvo is still a great company, even under Chinese ownership.
Published: January 6, 2015
Liviu of Northridge, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

After 1.5 years we are still trying to get satisfaction on the leather seat
After 1.5 years we are still trying to get satisfaction on the leather seats. FYI, Volvo went to a new green dying process and it is not working. Within a couple of months, the color was flaking off our new car seats. There are no children, no pets, no abuse. I know I am not the only one with this problem. Im now working with Volvo customer service after the district rep agreed to replace only 1 seat cover. Gee, how generous. You are going to replace one cover on a $38,000 car (2010 S80)? I should have a reply this week, maybe.
Published: August 1, 2012
Cheryl of Dothan, al
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

If you have a Volvo car I hope you do not have to buy Volvo parts for it. I
If you have a Volvo car I hope you do not have to buy Volvo parts for it. I needed the plastic back part of a wing mirror and had to pay 120 for it and had to fit it myself. It is just a rook off for something they paid no more than £5 for.
Published: September 6, 2016
Roy of Clacton-On-Sea, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Bought a Volvo V70, very low miles, around 65000 miles for a 14 year old ca
Bought a Volvo V70, very low miles, around 65000 miles for a 14 year old car is not much. Bought it from a dealer, test drive it, seemed to be fine. I paid 5000 dollar for it, and yes, I overpaid this I found out later. After a while first problems, the sunroof was leaking bad, all carpets got wet, check on internet, had a look at some videos. I did not even try to clean those sunroof water drains, put silicone all around the sunroof that can be opened, now it cant be used no more.A couple of days later, the rear wiper at the trunk didnt stop from running no more. I disconnect it, problem fixed... Still have wet carpets, foul smell even though we dried everything after this sunroof leak. Take the carpet out on the driver side, drive the car a couple of day without the carpet, every time I used the AC, there was condensation water accumulating. Okay, I see a rubber hose that should lead AC condensation water through the body to the engine compartment and outside the car. That rubber hose is not in place as intended, and water is therefore lead to the inside in the foot room area under the carpet. Of course, now I knew why there always was a mold smell, even before we bought the car. It was not the sunroof problem alone. This rubber hose not in place caused water accumulation under driver side carpet. Put that hose back in place and secured it with silicon to make sure the water goes where it is intended, out into the engine compartment. Drive the car another couple of days to see how it is doing, now see coolant that is leaking into footwell compartment, not much, but it is coolant, must be from the heat core that is leaking. Use that stuff from autozone. Looks like aluminum particles in a transparent bottle. Put half of it in coolant liquid, drive it a couple of weeks, seem to stop the leak. Later, all of a sudden we have gasoline smell in the car. We change the fuel cap, doesnt help. We bring it to a local mechanic, they do not know much about Volvos, he cant find problem. My wife drive the car, all of a sudden complete oil loss. All like goes on, my wife stops in time, tow the car, local mechanic after a long time figuring out what it could be. Borrowing the right tools, he change the timing belt, 1000 bucks less on my account. Still that smell of gasoline in the car. The local guy cant find out why. He tells me it must be a cracked fuel tank, some hole in the upper part of the fuel tank... on right curves especially, veritable streams of fuel leave marks on the ground. I say to my wife, Thats it, do not drive it no more. She is in Knoxville, brings it to a dealership. They check it, it is the fuel pump, 985 bucks including labour and tax, wow.Days later I see a video how to change the fuel pump yourself, owning a Volvo. It is a good idea to check videos online and try to be a mechanic yourself, because if not... you go broke!!! Now there is a transmission check light on, the transmission oil is not as clear as it used to be, I check on some volvo blog sites, and no good news, the tranny seems to be going bad. Well, I will tomorrow try to go and flush the transmission fluid, see if this helps. We put about 12000 miles on that car, we own it about a year now. It is a trouble maker big time, not a good idea to have such a car where we live, closest dealer over one hour drive away. Local guys do not know how to fix those cars, and do not even want to try... and dealerships are crazy crazy expensive.I always thought that American cars are crappy, and since I am from Europe myself, always thought that Eurocars, Swedes, German Cars are top of the line... that is what Volvos reputation is, but this will be something of the past, cause this car is a piece of S. I will not even think about to buy a Volvo again, I will drive it till it stops. Just do whatever is necessary to keep the wheels turning, but this car is like a leaking barrel, you plug here a leak, and the same time the next leak pops up somewhere else. Volvo had a very good reputation, since I remember as a kid, Volvos go on forever all the people said. Well, that was once upon a time. Today Volvos go on forever back to the mechanic... Nice car to drive. Enjoy this rare moments when you do not have it in a shop.
Published: March 1, 2016
Patrick of Parrottsville, TN
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 received more than adequate amount of information on the car that I like
I received more than adequate amount of information on the car that I like most. In fact, I drive my vehicle of choice. I was just looking at the updated model. I’ve been driving this model car since 1990. I’ve update the model every 3 or 4 yrs. My parents also had this model car & I took my driver’s test in 1 & passed. This car is expensive but it’s worth it. In 2013 I was involved in a head on collision. It was during a snow storm & a truck cross the center line & hit me head on. It was awful. I truly believed that my car saved my life. The truck was unrecognized. My car had a smashed front end. Thank God we both survived. My car was total because they said only because of the airbags went inflated and was very expensive to repair. I bet you are wondering what type of car that I drive. It’s a VOLVO!!! The best made car in the world. I would recommend it to anyone. It’s dependable, durable, and looks great. My brother even drives one. His is brand new, mines not. But I still love it. I’ll probably will update mine when I go back to work.
Published: April 28, 2018
Shirlene of Windham, Maine
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I love my XC90. Its a 2006 with 61,000 miles. I have always completed sched
I love my XC90. Its a 2006 with 61,000 miles. I have always completed scheduled maintenance/inspections on time. Today I was told I need a new transmission and radiator! For $7,000! With only 61,000 miles! This is inexcusable and unacceptable. How could Volvo USA build a car that cost $59,000 to purchase and expect us to pay $7,000 for a new transmission and radiator at 61,000 miles! I have contacted Volvo for a response here. I need some justification and maybe some help paying for the work. I will not stop until I get an answer as to why this could happen to a 6-year-old car that has been taken care of perfectly and with only 61,000 miles! Volvo should be ashamed.
Published: August 29, 2012
Sarah of Glen Allen, VA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I contacted Volvo because I found a crack in the rim of my 2008 S80. I had
I contacted Volvo because I found a crack in the rim of my 2008 S80. I had previously visited the dealership on several occasions because of air pressure issues as the light was coming on frequently. Volvo is not willing to take responsibility for what was most likely a faulty rim since the car has over 60k miles on it. I thought wheels should last the life of the car????? Then I have read multiple forums in which many people have been through this problem worse than I have.
Published: February 7, 2014
Diane of Campbell, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

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
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Volvo is a great vehicle. Love driving it. Over 180,000 miles now and hope
Volvo is a great vehicle. Love driving it. Over 180,000 miles now and hope to have more years. Also hope to have it last so my child can drive it in two years. It has a good quality, comfortable, heated seats, safety, long lasting, reliable and good looking. Its a reputable company as well. I am happy with everything about the vehicle and would purchase again. Would tell my family and friends to buy it.
Published: June 24, 2018
Maxine of Fairhope, AL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have a fairly new XC90 T8 and have continuously problems with the electro
I have a fairly new XC90 T8 and have continuously problems with the electronic and the software. Talking to the Dealer is useless since there is only one person at Schumacher who knows a little. All others know nothing. So is Wallace Volvo in Stuart. My Volvo has 10k miles on it and has spend quite a long time for software repair in service. Having a problem since the beginning is most accurate. I could not load the battery over 6 miles capacity, The alarm for the Engine comes on now and then and shortly after that it says, You have problems with the 12 volt system. The Virtual display shuts on and off during driving etc. Its an ongoing battle and I want to return the car and get a new one. What do I need to do and whom I should contact.
Published: December 16, 2017
H. of Palm City, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

A key was lost during towing or when serviced at the dealership. Volvo requ
A key was lost during towing or when serviced at the dealership. Volvo required filing a formal complaint with customer service & Volvo Roadside Assistance, dealer declined any responsibility. The process was cumbersome, unresponsive, and very time-consuming. Mentioned to both departments that the customer thinks that they are working with VOLVO for resolution, not sections of the company. It was NEVER disclosed or mentioned during calls or e-mails that you are NOT working with Volvo roadside service at all but with a company called Agero. They (Agero) denied the claim. It has taken almost 3 weeks and significant hours to resolve. Volvo has now said they will pay for a key.
Published: June 19, 2015
sarah of Alexandria, VA
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
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Do not buy a used Volvo. We made that mistake. Transmission = $$$, a runnin
Do not buy a used Volvo. We made that mistake. Transmission = $$$, a running issue a long time. Found to be the Electronic Throttle Body = Piece of junk! Should have been a recall!!! They got out of it with an extended warranty for the Feds. So they fixed a few. As a used car, a Volvo has been proven to be a bad choice for us. Reliable? Not at all, in fact dangerous!! Very Dangerous when the throttle acts up. Very, Very Dangerous for Kids!! I asked Volvo to pay to reprogram new ETM. They declined! They do not care that we will never buy another. They made money on this one.
Published: August 21, 2013
Andy of Lexington, TX
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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
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I bought a 2011 XC90 Volvo at Manhattan Volvo with full service contract an
I bought a 2011 XC90 Volvo at Manhattan Volvo with full service contract and 100,000 mile extended warranty. I live in Manhattan and received timely quality service with each maintenance service call. Today my cars yellow warning light indicated the need for a service call. I called to schedule an appointment only to find that sometime in the last few months the dealer closed and no notices was sent to their customers. A call to Volvo North America in New Jersey said you can get service in New Jersey, Westchester County, or Brooklyn. None of the locations are easily reached and none offered a loaner car. I do not have a friend (or spouse) with a second car who can go over with me and then drive me back and then repeat the process when the car is ready. Volvo North America offered no help; no remedy; no compensation for loss of access to a dealer; no credit if I used a local non-dealer repair service.In short, I am screwed and short changed. My implicit contract for service and my purchased extended warranty contract are now worthless - a total loss to me. Shame on Volvo. They asked no questions of me. They didnt want my information to call me back in case there was new information. They do not know I purchased 16 Volvos over my life. But this they should know. Manhattan, with thousands of Volvo owners is likely lost to them forever. A historic valuable brand name has been destroyed in Manhattan.
Published: December 30, 2014
Gregory of New York, NY
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My transfer case cracked in half and had to be replaced for $2,600. My car
My transfer case cracked in half and had to be replaced for $2,600. My car is a 2005 XC 70 wagon with 84,000 miles on it. The transfer case should not crack in half. I was driving and could have been seriously injured because my car just suddenly stopped and would not go forward. Luckily, I had slowed down and was coming off a ramp from the highway. Seconds before, I was traveling at 65 miles per hr on the highway. I would like to be compensated for the cost of replacing the transfer case.
Published: February 1, 2012
Kathleen of Norwell, MA
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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
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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
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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
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March 2016 our Volvo truck was taken due to breakdown. Diagnosis was that t
March 2016 our Volvo truck was taken due to breakdown. Diagnosis was that the fuel pump needed replacement. It took about 4 weeks at Gateway Trucks & Refrigeration in Collinsville, IL. May 17 truck shows errors. Took it to M&K Trucks in Des Plaines, IL. It turned out it was an engine overhaul. Truck was again down for 4 weeks. A week after we picked up truck we got an error on the screen, and M&K diagnosed to the problem as having metal shavings in the fuel line. They asked for paperwork from Gateway and after a week we got our truck back, and they said that the issue was covered under warranty. July 1st same error returns. Took the truck back to M&K and the same diagnosed metal shavings in the fuel line. 3 days later we are told that Gateway only warranties labor for 90 days, although according to M&K this was a workmanship problem, and Volvo cant cover. It is Gateways responsibility. M&K has tried to get Gateway to review case showing that the truck has only work a few weeks and that only 20K miles has been run since their repair. I opened a case with Volvo directly, Case #**, and a week later I called to get update, and was told case was closed, and I should deal directly with both Volvo dealers. 7/15 I asked for case to be reopened and escalated. 7/19 Volvo informs me that they have escalated case to a FSM and that is as high as it goes, but this person has not updated the case yet. M&K on the other hand is trying to mediate through a Cummins rep with Gateway.In the meantime we have not been able to work with our truck for over 2 weeks due to negligent work and lack of work ethic from Volvo-approved dealership which means over $12K in lost revenue. As a word of caution, Volvo informed me that both dealers are independently owned and operated, and that if I ever break down again and want Volvo to be responsible for the work I should call their toll-free number and get an owned Volvo dealer. So disappointed that the end customer gets a runaround. I am sure it is because we are are not a big company so nobody cares about the impact their negligent work has on our lives.
Published: July 19, 2016
Kattia of Mount Prospect, IL
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My volvo has continued to have unexplained problems and Volvo will not stan
My volvo has continued to have unexplained problems and Volvo will not stand behind their product. Radio just died, they are asking for $1085 to fix it. Why would anyone want to buy a lemon of a car like this? They are saying I have not serviced my car at their dealerships which is untrue. One dealer accidentially took off my axels for a transmission problem and kept my car for three days to put the old ones back on.
Published: August 9, 2011
Jill of San Juan Capistrano, CA
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Volvo XC90 - Do not buy this car. I bought one brand new from the Ontario d
Volvo XC90 - Do not buy this car. I bought one brand new from the Ontario dealer. I have had one problem after another. Most were minor, but annoying since my closest dealer is 1 1/2 hours away and they dont offer authorized repair anywhere but at a Volvo dealership. Now at just 60,000 miles, the transmission and drive shaft have to be replaced to the tune of $5000+. If the dealer does the repairs, it is $8000 and Volvo wont help one bit. Talking to my local mechanic and reading the blogs, the Volvo SUV have had a lot of major mechanical problems. Do your research, do not buy a Volvo SUV. You will be sorry.
Published: April 25, 2012
Jennelle of Murrieta, CA
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I own a 2012 Volvo XC90. I purchased this new. I chose a Volvo because of t
I own a 2012 Volvo XC90. I purchased this new. I chose a Volvo because of their reputation. Turns out that they are riding on a reputation that is no longer is accurate. I drive quite a bit. Mostly long distance freeway. At 150k miles the car needs new catalytic converters. Volvo quoted 7k for the repair. Now the transmission is slipping. Blue book on this car is only about 7k. Better off taking it to the wrecking yard. Volvo customer service was no help. Car has been well taken care of. Still looks new but has absolutely no value. Ill never buy a Volvo again.
Published: February 6, 2019
roy of Carlsbad, CA
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We bought a XC60 from new, its had the same ongoing fault since the start.
We bought a XC60 from new, its had the same ongoing fault since the start. They have never managed to fix it and the car has been in the garage on many, many occasions, which in itself is a pain. I was told that as it was an ongoing fault that it would be kept under warranty. Now its passed its warranty and has the same fault, we now have to pay to get it fixed!!! Its unbelievable and never known such poor customer service. Do not touch Volvo!!!!
Published: August 7, 2014
Amanda of Wigginton, Other
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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
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My 2006 S40 was okay, until about 2009, when we started having water appear
My 2006 S40 was okay, until about 2009, when we started having water appear in the passenger side footwell, when it rained. I was told by the dealer that it was a known problem, with a service bulletin available from Volvo, that said it was a design problem. All Volvos since 2001, that have a sun roof, have the same issue. I was told that since the car was no longer on warranty, too bad, it was not covered. They wanted $1,700 to fix it, and told me other than having water in the footwell, it would not cause other problems.In December, 2011, the car completely died. The problem was that one of the computers (under the dash on the passenger side) was ruined, due to being wet. It cost me over $1,000 to get the computer replaced, and the repairman said that the other computers (in the same location) were also showing signs of corrosion, and damages due to the water. He also said that, in his opinion, the car was not trustworthy. It could be okay for years, or die at any time.In summary, a known design flaw that showed up after the warranty period, caused my Volvo to be a car I cannot trust, and therefore, I have decided that I will sell the car, never buy another Volvo, and tell everyone I can, not to buy a Volvo.
Published: February 8, 2012
Olin of Providence, RI
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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
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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
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Three months ago I decided to trade in a fantastic 2017 Volvo V60 for the b
Three months ago I decided to trade in a fantastic 2017 Volvo V60 for the brand new Volvo V90 Cross Country because the new Volvo cars platform and design is so beautiful. I test drove the vehicle and liked it enough. Something inside told me that I would miss the V60 but went ahead with the new car because I was offered a great lease deal. About two weeks afterward I was virtually convinced I had made a bad choice and it all stemmed from three things:The digital screen is the “crown jewel” of all new Volvos, no more physical buttons on these new cars except for a few. I believe that because it is a brand technology for the brand, it needs a LOT of refinement. The systems is slow starting up, it also acts up unwarranted at random times, it would drop phone calls intermittently and reconnect the same way, the cross traffic sensors would go off randomly even when stopped at a red traffic light and nothing or no one around me would be either present, moving close by or approaching my vehicle. I listen to music through streaming my phone, but the sound system sounded weak if I only streamed. On the other hand if I connected the phone or an iPod physically to the USB port then it would sound good. The back-up camera would work appropriately only 60% of the time The car is very heavy, and honestly, the T5 engine is not powerful enough to haul the vehicle, I strongly suggest the T6 engine. Which brings me to the last issue, gas mileage is not the best precisely because of issue number two above. All this just led me to trade the lease back to my previous V60 as I was lucky it had not sell yet and still was available. Final thought from me; I am sure that in three or four years Volvo will master the touch screen infotainment and when that happens then their cars will truly be amazing, because their design is impeccable.
Published: March 20, 2019
Jose of Jacksonville Beach, FL
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This has been the bane of my existence for numerous months now (5 months to
This has been the bane of my existence for numerous months now (5 months to be exact)... My 2007 S40 Volvo with 60K miles will not pass the smog check. Ive been back to my smog guy 6 times, had my car towed for too many parking tickets due to no registration. Paid over $1600 in fees, called Volvo numerous times, the Volvo dealership nearest me, my Volvo mechanic... etc. and Ive driven over 1200 miles. Apparently because I changed my battery a few weeks before the smog check, I have to just keep driving my car (illegally I might add). Well... I have driven and driven and driven and still not passing. No help from Volvo.
Published: May 13, 2016
Noelle of Los Angeles, CA
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I love my 2008 Volvo. Beautiful ride and comfortable and quiet. Plan to kee
I love my 2008 Volvo. Beautiful ride and comfortable and quiet. Plan to keep it 3 more years and then hand it over to my son. Very reliable and no maintenance needed other than oil changes and tire rotation. My only problem is the radio. AM channels died about a year ago and to replace it would be about $500... FM is fine, but miss the talk radio. Very minor problem but would be nice if Volvo stood by their product since this seems to be an ongoing issue with other customers.
Published: June 27, 2015
Marlene of Hatley, WI
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About every two years or so, the steering rack on this 2004 Volvo v70 keeps
About every two years or so, the steering rack on this 2004 Volvo v70 keeps breaking. And the steering radius is POOR! NOW REALLY! I had older style cars and 1990 Volvo that this steering rack would only have to be replaced once in twenty years; yes, once in 20 years.
Published: October 17, 2013
John of Tallahassee, FL
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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
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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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Tonight marks the 2nd time my Volvo has caught on fire jumping another car.
Tonight marks the 2nd time my Volvo has caught on fire jumping another car. The first time required the fire department, police department and 2 $500 deductibles. The firemen and policemen AND insurance agent who arrived all verified that the cables were connected properly and that it was not owner error. We assumed it was the jumper cables. Tonight, same scenario. My Volvo jumped another car and instantly started smoking and obliterated the jumper cables and melted the back of my car. This is not a coincidence nor is it user error. Has someone else ever experienced this with a Volvo? Is my car just defective? The first time the car was never started before it started smoking and blazing. Help???
Published: June 14, 2014
Dina of Telluride, CO
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I had service performed on my 2005 XC90 V8, replacement of a serpentine bel
I had service performed on my 2005 XC90 V8, replacement of a serpentine belt and a pulley, at Chase Parkway Volvo. Later, the service manager states that I need to replace an additional pulley and tensioner as well as tie rods in my front wheels. I wondered what my tie rods had to do with the serpentine belt repair and why was I not informed about the additional pulley and tensioner. At the same time, I was informed on the belt and pulley which was the reason the vehicle was in for service. Well, I did not let that dealership do the additional work. So when my SUV was finished, I noticed that the check engine light was on. I immediately turned off the vehicle and entered the service shop informing the tech that did the repairs and did the very long test drive that this light was on.The tech quickly stated that, Well, it was not on when I drove it and then walked out to the car and found what I told him was in fact true. Okay, so the SUV was brought back into the shop and connected to the computer. Within seconds, it showed codes. The tech claimed he did not know what the codes meant. The service manager then came over telling the tech he had to stop working on my SUV and go deliver a new car. Next, the service manager told me that if I wanted him to check the SUV any further, I would have to pay for it. I told the manager that the light was NOT on when the SUV came in for service. The tech turned off the warning light, told me that the light may come back on but its okay to drive. I asked for a copy of the sheet with the codes and left.Just after a short drive home, the check engine light comes on again, so I made an appointment with another dealership in Milford, CT. I told the service advisor I wanted to have a tensioner and pulley installed as advised by Chase Parkway Volvo. Well, once the tech from CTs Own Volvo looked at the sheet I gave them showing the codes, he knew just where to look and found what he needed then. This tech found that the MAF (Mass Air Filter Sensor) wiring harness was PINCHED and he also found that my oil dip stick was missing. After further inspecting the XC90, he determined that I did not need to replace the pulley or the tensioner nor did I need tie rod, as claimed by Chase Parkway Volvo. CTs Own Volvo tech made a repair to the wiring harness and made a temp fix to the dip stick shaft because the dip stick needed to be ordered.I drove back to Chase Parkway Volvo and requested they return my oil dipstick. Of course, they claimed they had no need to remove it and did not know where it was, never saying anything about where I had the XC90 serviced Chase Parkway BLAMED the Other Place for removing the dipstick. I talked to a female who claimed she was a Part Owner. Her first offer after denying that they had anything to do with its disappearance is paying half then after coming back from the parts dept, she asked if I would pay $12 for a new dipstick. A few days later, I went to pick up the part and the parts manager told me NO CHARGE. Okay fine, thats how it should be.Now, I had called Volvo of America and filed a complaint that Chase Parkway tried to have me pay for parts that I did not need and that the oil dipstick was missing, the MAF wiring harness was pinched and the issue regarding the check engine light. Okay, a few days later after filing the complaint, I was contacted by customer service of Volvo of America and informed that the regional manager for that area would be informed of the issue and that I would not be informed as to what the outcome was. They wanted to keep it In House. Now, there are two invoices from two different Volvo dealerships saying two different things, one showing an additional charge for repair in the amount of $1,300 and one that states that those parts are not needed. I filed with the BBB and that was a waste of GOOD time. Of course, Chase Parkway denied and made excuses for everything, but they could not and would not explain how my SUV was damaged and came up missing the oil dipstick. They claimed they spent over 30 minutes looking for reasons the codes appeared and did not charge me. They stated I refuse to let them make the repairs meaning install the additional parts pulley tensioner and tie rods. They denied doing any inspection and that the MAF was nowhere near the repairs they made. They refused to explain how and why they found I need tie rods since they did not do an inspection. The tie rods are in the wheels a good distance from the engine. Now the MAF is located as you face the SUV on the right side and it is under the air filter enclosed in a box that requires Special Tool to remove.To date, Volvo of America has made NO EFFORT to examine the XC90 to find out if in fact Chase Parkway tried to charge for repairs that were NOT NEEDED, or if CTs Own Volvo did not do the inspection to Volvos standard. What Volvo of America did was to COVER UP for a BAD dealership. I will not buy another Volvo EVER and I have been buying them for over 30 year. This XC90 was my 8th Volvo. I cant drive the XC90 further than 25 miles from home in fear that the transmission will stall again while in traffic. This is a major safety issue that Volvo HAS NOT addressed. I suggest that if you buy Volvo, DO NOT buy at CHASE PARKWAY VOLVO, Watertown, CT. Should you do, then make sure you keep an eye on what work you have done and all parts they charge or claim you need.
Published: May 24, 2013
P. of Naugutuck, CT
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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
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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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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
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It looks good, the safety features are top notch, it’s easy to handle and
It looks good, the safety features are top notch, it’s easy to handle and it’s safe. The interior is beautifully crafted and the warranty covers almost everything.
Published: May 5, 2018
Susan of New Port Richey, FL
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Own a 2015.5 VolvoXc60 T5 with 54000 highway miles. Car has been maintained
Own a 2015.5 VolvoXc60 T5 with 54000 highway miles. Car has been maintained meticulously. Recently had check engine light come on. Brought to dealer for check. Was advised error codes for O2 sensor and thermostat housing defect. Also advised rear brakes and rotors needed replace. Total cost to me $1800 as warranty had expired at 50K miles. Have never had to replace rear brakes in my life at 53k miles. Questioned tech and service writer regarding brakes (common on this model?) and thermostat housing defect. (Advised there has been problem with these housings.) However no recall or assistance from Volvo. Always had heard Volvo was a good vehicle with good customer service, but cannot attest to this. No help from dealer. Will be contacting Volvo USA. Not what you expect from a 45k automobile.
Published: October 11, 2017
Frank of Stuart, FL
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The 2002 Volvo S60 AWD is just not very well designed or durable. I am the
The 2002 Volvo S60 AWD is just not very well designed or durable. I am the sole owner and purchased it new in 2002. It has about 78,000 miles and I maintain it religiously in accordance with the owners manual. After I get the next expensive problem fixed, Im trading it in for an American or Japanese model. I would avoid pricey European cars like the plague - nice to look at, but pure money pits. I could fill two pages here with all the oddball things that have gone wrong with this car. The dealer network is very spotty and the quality of their mechanics is even spottier. There are a few good ones, but more mediocre to bad ones. Their consumer complaint office has one objective - make you go away as there are so many calls they would go out of business handling your problem in a fair manner. Your only recourse is to never buy another Volvo.After spending $3,000 at a dealership to replace everything from the fuel pump to the timing belt, I was told that the occasional binding being experienced in my rear wheels was due to my entire AWD system being defective and needing a $5,000 replacement (for a car only worth about $7000!). I have taken it to a local mechanic who replaced the rear differential fluid and who now thinks the problem is with the left axle bearing not getting enough grease. He thinks the AWD system is fine, so I may get away with just a $1000 repair. I was hoping to get at least 100,000 miles out of the car, but I now believe it will require more huge maintenance expenditures - time to trade it in and cut my losses. The only way to fight back is to (1) fill out consumer reports info sheets on the car and tell the truth and (2) never buy another Volvo and tell everyone you know to never buy another Volvo.
Published: April 30, 2012
John of East Falmouth, MA
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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
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2016 XC 90 Fuel Gauge. My family members and I have ran out of gas 3 times
2016 XC 90 Fuel Gauge. My family members and I have ran out of gas 3 times and had to call AAA. I have owned Volvos exclusively since 1994. The fuel gauge is RIDICULOUS! It is just a tan line at the bottom of the screen behind the steering wheel that turns muted orange. No sound or voice warning. This car warns me if its thinks I am tired, but doesnt do a damn thing if I am about to run out of gas!
Published: August 1, 2016
tracy of Huntington Beach, CA
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After some communication with the company, I got a full reimbursement of th
After some communication with the company, I got a full reimbursement of the price difference.I guess each case is different. I do suggest to communicate with the customer service department as much as you can; most of the time, the issue can still be resolved. If you are so unlucky and encounter a similar situation that I had, be patient and hold your ground. After all, a big company still cares about their reputation while trying to save cost. Although the process was tough and long, I am glad the result turned out to be reasonable. I hope the same unfortunate accident would not happen to you, but if it does, stay calm and go through customer service to fight for your rights seem to be a good way.
Published: January 1, 1970
Mianfeng of Urbana, IL
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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
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I bought a pre-owned Volvo S80 for my son for $6,000 with 83k miles on it t
I bought a pre-owned Volvo S80 for my son for $6,000 with 83k miles on it to see him through college thinking that hell be safe in that car. We are required to smog our cars every other year so I had work done on it. However, it would not pass the inspection. Well, that turned out to be a nightmare and a loss of more dollars. So, I sold the junk for $2,300 and let the buyer know what problems we had. We have decided to stick with Toyotas and Hondas excellent vehicles with none to minor problems, purchased new or used.
Published: September 25, 2011
Sindee of Clovis, CA
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Volvo XC60 GPS system does not work properly. I have had car for a year and
Volvo XC60 GPS system does not work properly. I have had car for a year and it has never worked. It does not recognize the location of its own dealership. I took the car to the dealership and they advised it needed software update. I brought the car in and it continued not to work, I called the dealership and they could not help me. I recently took the car in for service and NOW I am told that there is a CD that Volvo Canada should have sent to me when I got the car. You would think they would have told me this a year ago. The car also makes a rattling noise around the muffler and everyone who gets in the car is surprised given it only has 15,000 KM but the service people at Volvo say there is nothing wrong with the car.Finally, I called and advised them I was bringing my car in for servicing and needed a tailgate light fixed. I show up and they dont have the part so I have to return to the dealership at another date. You would think the SERVICE department would have made sure they had the part as they were aware of the problem. So much for SERVICE. The Volvo XC60 would be a great car if the people at Volvo Toronto would properly service the car and its customers. I would not recommend this car.
Published: July 2, 2015
V. of Toronto, ON
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Having owned a Volvo tractor truck for 4 years, I can honestly say I will n
Having owned a Volvo tractor truck for 4 years, I can honestly say I will never own another. Bill Gates could take lessons from Volvo on dedicated parts. Everything on a Volvo is complicated and outrageously expensive. For example I offer: The left wiper arm mount rusted and the entire apparatus had to be replaced- $775.00. A door hinge broke and an entire panel had to be replaced along with the hinge- $680.00. The interior cabinet doors have such a complicated latch I finally removed all the hardware, drilled holes and put simple knobs I bought at Lowes for $1.24. But the hinges on those doors have 6 parts and cost $60.00. Just to change a fuse you have to tear open the top of the dashboard. Do yourself a favor, dont buy a Volvo anything.
Published: February 9, 2015
Robert of Midland, TX
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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
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I bought a 2008 Volvo S60T, and its the worst car Ive ever owned! It has br
I bought a 2008 Volvo S60T, and its the worst car Ive ever owned! It has broken down on me more times than I can count. I have coddled and cared for this car more than any other. Ive had the timing belt changed, and only put premium, ethanol free gas in it. I have the oil changed every 3000 miles and buy Napa gold oil filters and synthetic oil - which I bring to my mechanic. I do all recommended tune-ups and check ups. Now I find out that the turbo is bad! My mechanic told me to get rid of it ASAP. The repairs it needs - a new turbo and catalytic converter - will cost more than the car is worth. Im so angry! I used all my savings to buy this car. It is undriveable and sits in my frontyard. All its worth now is scrap! Really? A 2008 Volvo?!? I tried communicating with Volvo. The first time on Facebook - to which they referred me to their customer service email. I emailed them and just today received the Were so sorry but cant help you reply. This company does NOT make quality reliable vehicles, and they do NOT stand behind them! A lot of hype and a huge COST for nothing but headaches, inconvenience, and financial loss. I am screaming from every rooftop I can find to warn people! DONT BUY A VOLVO!!!
Published: March 18, 2015
Linda of Summerville, Sc, SC
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I bought a 2005 S60 in January of 2008. It was a leased vehicle that my fri
I bought a 2005 S60 in January of 2008. It was a leased vehicle that my friend had and we went through the dealer to buy it. We paid for the certified used car warranty. Under the warranty, ball joints had to be replaced and we had no other problems with it.It now has 120,000 miles on it and now all kinds of things are going wrong. My husband replaced the rear bearings this year and the fuel pump went recently. After he replaced the fuel pump, the car would not stay running and we had to have it towed. The pump electronic module was found to be bad. The original design had it mounted under the car where it is exposed to the elements, and guess what, it corroded and needed replacement.Volvo issued an update (should have been recall) and relocated it inside the spare tire well. Car still would not run. Diagnostics have traced it to the ECM. This bill is now up to $4,000.
Published: September 23, 2011
Karen of Macedon, NY
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The Conti Sport Contact In 225/45R17 only lasted 20 km. Equipped in factory
The Conti Sport Contact In 225/45R17 only lasted 20 km. Equipped in factory by Volvo. Continental disclaimed with that I may have a voucher through the wear, logically as the wear was not in 95% they will pay in a voucher. Return the tire, since the legal limit was achieved they would refund about 5% of the total cost. It was the most stupid offer that has being given me. Do not buy Continental or Volvo, because Volvo completely ignored the claim - nor answered
Published: May 12, 2019
Miguel of Other, Other
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Volvo XC90 2010 - Passenger side door lock not functioning (2 times), air c
Volvo XC90 2010 - Passenger side door lock not functioning (2 times), air conditioner (not functioning), would not start 2 times.
Published: May 30, 2012
Caroline of Worthington, OH
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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
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We own a 1998 S70 and a 2006 S40 Volvo. So far, they have both been pretty
We own a 1998 S70 and a 2006 S40 Volvo. So far, they have both been pretty reliable and been able to be maintained and repaired without many 4 digit repair bills. It does cost more to maintain these vehicles than the Japanese and American cars we have owned because parts are expensive and can take time to obtain. At some point, the S70 will likely need a new transmission. At that point, we will likely give or sell the vehicle to the mechanic who loves the car and get a new one of a different brand (likely Japanese or US). Our mechanic has indicated it is difficult to obtain parts for Volvos, especially the newer models. We have been looking for a substitute vehicle but not found anything we love yet. Many vehicles are paying more attention to safety as well, especially having rear view cameras, which can be useful as well.
Published: June 29, 2013
Hi of Honolulu, HI
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We bought a 2015 Volvo S80 Inscription package. Has been a fabulous car. Ho
We bought a 2015 Volvo S80 Inscription package. Has been a fabulous car. However after 3 years of use - the leather piping around the drivers seat has become unstitched and the plastic insert is coming out. Sent a photo to Volvo and they stated not a defect - it is due to wear. Therefore not covered under the warranty. My husband weighs 140 lbs and I am 120 lbs. It is unbelievable that this would happen after 3 years. I have a 2008 Audi TT with leather seats that are pristine after 10 years. They quoted us $1400 to repair. Absolutely insane. Will not buy Volvo again.
Published: October 31, 2018
Pam of Sanibel, FL
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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
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A general $100 inspection and oil change turned into a $4,900 repair bill.
A general $100 inspection and oil change turned into a $4,900 repair bill. In short Volvo of Oakville removed an integral part on my car without warning or consent. 2000 KM later the car died and was towed to the nearest Volvo dealership who examined the car and determined the part removed by Volvo of Oakville allowed water and debris into the engine bay, causing the timing belt to slip and ultimately resulting in $4,900 of damage.On August 13th, 2013 I took my car to Volvo of Oakville to be serviced in advance of a drive to Winnipeg and back. Upon completion of the servicing I was informed there was a defective part called the belly pan which was removed without notice or consent. I was advised that they were unable to replace the part because it was not in stock. I asked how the removal of this part would impact my trip and was informed it would not, and that I could travel to Winnipeg as planned. It was recommended I return before winter to have the part replaced.August 24th, 2013 I drove to Winnipeg. On the morning of August 26th, 2013 I departed Winnipeg to come home. My car broke down 100 KM into the trip. I had the car towed to Volvo of Winnipeg where they inspected the car and provided a diagnosis that the missing belly pan allowed water and debris into engine bay, and caused the complete engine failure resulting in $4855.06 of damage. These findings by Volvo of Winnipeg are in writing.I called Volvo of Oakville to inform them of this and ask for their assistance. I invited them to inspect the car before authorizing any repairs. They declined. Instead, they directed my concern to Volvo Canada. I spoke with Volvo Canada and they assured me my grievance was with Volvo of Oakville. I was stranded in Winnipeg. My only option was to have the car repaired in Winnipeg at my own expense. September 9th, Volvo of Winnipeg completed the repairs and I drove home. September 16th, I detailed my position and emailed a request for compensation to the President of Volvo of Oakville. September 17th, the Service Manager at Volvo of Oakville replied and we began a month long exchange of emails in an unsuccessful attempt to resolve my grievance.CORE ISSUE:It was negligent of Volvo of Oakville to remove an integral part from my car. Not only was the part removed without my consent, Volvo of Oakville removed it knowing they did not have a replacement part in stock. In addition, Volvo of Oakvilles recommendation to travel without this part is grossly negligent, especially since written evidence provided by Volvo of Winnipeg points directly to the car failing because the belly pan was not there to protect against water and debris. I have an audio recording of Volvo of Oakville technician, Andre ** (who I have been advised is no longer employed by Volvo of Oakville) recommending I travel to Winnipeg and back without the belly pan. This negligent recommendation lead to the failure and damage to my car.Volvo of Oakville has challenged the competency of Volvo of Winnipeg. In addition, they have denied that they recommended I travel to Winnipeg without the belly pan even though I have an audio recording of the technician recommending I *do* travel to Winnipeg without it. Do yourself a favor and do not have your car serviced here unless you are independently wealthy and LIKE BEING WRITTEN TO IN ALL CAPS BY THEIR SERVICE MANAGER MICHAEL **.
Published: November 20, 2013
Sean of Milton, ON
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I have a 2005 Volvo XC 90. It has 166K miles and I have never had a problem
I have a 2005 Volvo XC 90. It has 166K miles and I have never had a problem with the car. It has always been serviced at the dealership. Aside from brakes, tires, and some things that were caused by my family, Ive never had an issue with the car. I am about to pass it to my son. I would definitely buy another Volvo XC90.
Published: December 16, 2014
a of Menlo Park, CA
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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
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My 2005 Volvo > 110,000 miles has caused me to feel scared every time you d
My 2005 Volvo > 110,000 miles has caused me to feel scared every time you drive this car. Spent over $2000$ for repairs and still not resolved. Car buckles shut down while driving on main road. All lights go on and car just stops. This has happen >2times paid for repairs and still no resolve. I am afraid to even know how much money this car is going to bled from me. Although it is paid for I dont know if its worth the pain or consequences of death? Help Florida Volvo owner, Death Trap.
Published: August 11, 2014
Lenora of Wellington, FL
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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
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This is the third time this has happened. There were temporary fixes the fi
This is the third time this has happened. There were temporary fixes the first two times to the tune of several hundred dollars. Now, Im told the only fix is to replace the entire panel at a cost of over $1,500. Its too much money for a used car and I cant afford it anyway, the speedometer, tachometer, nothing works, no lights and a warning that the airbags are not working either. This is a safety issue and should not Volvo be held accountable and made to recall and repair such an occurrence? That model car is known to have problems all over the US and Europe. The web is full of complaints. Is there not an agency in our government that deals with such safety violations and helps victims get relief?
Published: February 9, 2013
Michel of McHenry, IL
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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
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The car is not running right. When I reached to speed 100 km per hour on ge
The car is not running right. When I reached to speed 100 km per hour on gear 5, even if I trample on the gas pedals, the speed of the car increases very slowly to reach 120 or maximum 130 km per hour and no higher even if I put my foot on gas pedals much longer. And if I am going up on a hard road, the car looks like it is dead and I put on gear one and sometimes on gear two to let the car go up.Note: My car is a Volvo S40 4 cylinder 1600cc model 2007 and its counter is around 200,000. I live in Damascus, Syria and I fix my car in your branch of maintenance in Damascus from around six months and they do these steps. They changed the fuel pump and the problem did not get solved. They cleaned the four fuel sprays in the engine and the problem did not get solved. They scanned the car on their computer program and no faults appeared in the engine. They separate the catalyzer to see if the car strength comes back then we know that the problem is in the catalyzer but the strength of the car did not come back so: not the catalyzer nor the fuel pump nor the fuel sprays. Your company told me that the problem is in the fuel and I did not accept the idea and consider that they did not know how to fix it, so please let me know.
Published: November 14, 2012
Laurent of Homs, other
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Have owned 2 Volvos a 2008 Volvo S80 with the 3.2 Inline European Ford 6 cy
Have owned 2 Volvos a 2008 Volvo S80 with the 3.2 Inline European Ford 6 cylinder engine and the 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 with the Turbo V6 3.2 European Ford Engine. Most of you dont realize that this is a Ford engine in this model of the car. A lot of you DO NOT SERVICE this vehicle at the recommended time either. If you dont do PREVENTATIVE maintenance on this car you are asking for problems. Now I agree that some cars loaded with every electric gadget imaginable & mirrors that close upon exit and alarm systems and DVRS are going to wear out the Battery in 2 years. It is inevitable!!! But those of us who were smart enough to limit the options to just a few dont have battery problems with this car. In fact my battery in my S80 has lasted 6 years without replacement. The XC60 battery only lasted 3 years but it has every option on the car and they are all electric operated including the hand brake. I expect the battery life to be short. In the old days cars didnt have half the electronics they do today. Also it pays to find a Good Volvo Mechanic OUTSIDE your stealorship. Who has a labor rate below $100 an hour if you want long term maintenance of this car. Otherwise you clearly in over your head. This car was made to be maintained and regularly. Every 7500-10,000 miles it must have some service to continue to perform properly. Even if you do the work yourself. It can be done. I come from owning Ford Explorers the last 3 I have owned ALL got 325,000 miles on them by doing proper maintenance and I expect no less from these Ford engine products ...My s80 has 90K and is coming up on the required Timing belt/ All belt change at 100K miles for these cars. Since it will be 6 years old I plan to replace every hose at that same juncture. Complete rubber replacement at 100K miles. Service the tranny at 100k miles too. I dont care what they say at the stealorship. They are designed to steal your $. You have to play their game up until 3 yr/36 miles. Save your Extended Warranty money for your rainy day fund unless the car is your wifes and you wont be around to deal with the problems.. or maintenance.
Published: February 7, 2015
el of Milford, VA
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Bought my first Volvo in 1973 and drove it 180,000 miles. In 1985 when we b
Bought my first Volvo in 1973 and drove it 180,000 miles. In 1985 when we bought a 240DL and drove it 225,000 miles. In 2005 when we bought the S80. Today after 14 years and 250,000 miles BETELEW the 3rd is done. An internal engine problem and no compression in #1 cylinder. Thinking back about my Volvo’s and reading the posts here I want to share my Volvo experience with you. First of all I would not recommend buying a used Volvo unless there is documentation that scheduled maintenance was done. Volvo’s can be a bit pricey to maintain and many people just don’t take care of them. I bought all of my Volvo’s brand new, maintained them as outlined in the manual, and all work was done by the dealership or an independent shop that specialized only in Volvo’s. Driving a Volvo for 45 years has taught me a lot. The most important is that there is a big difference between a 15 minute oil change and a dealership scheduled service. There is a long list of items to be checked, lubricated, tightened, or adjusted that only a dealership will perform. 15 minutes oil change is not a maintenance service, and you certainly get what you pay for. I read these posts and so many contain “bought a used Volvo” “poor quality” “factory defect” and how horrible Volvo customer service is and I laugh. I’ve had things happen to my Volvo’s over the years too. The difference is that when you are a regular customer at a dealership as I have been, you will receive excellent customer service. Loyalty is rewarded. I would be embarrassed if I drove Into a dealership for the first time with nothing but 30 minute oil changes and demand good customer service. If you think I’m exaggerating I’m not. In 45 years and 3 Volvo’s I have only been towed 4 times and 3 of those were from my driveway. I was never left stranded or put in a dangerous situation. I bought each of my Volvo’s for safety which I consider to be an investment. I took care of my investments and they took care of me, faithfully, safely, comfortably, and tonight we will return to Volvo to buy BETELEW #4.
Published: April 17, 2019
K of San Diego, CA
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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
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I board 2015 model XC 60 SUV in 2014. I was getting smell of burning. I wen
I board 2015 model XC 60 SUV in 2014. I was getting smell of burning. I went to Volvo dealer 2 times. I explain to them what I experienced about burning smell. At my second dealer appointment about same problem, front desk person came out, opened hood, and checked under car then he told me that tar under the body of the car is burning which is not a problem. But his explanation didnt convince me at all. What happen after approx 1 month while I was driving (on highway 287 Henrietta TX) on July 23 around 10 pm, my XC 60 start burning. Volvo manufacturer needs to answer me and taking care of this defected car.
Published: July 27, 2015
Ruhi of Bedford, TX
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I bought this car used, one owner. 2013. Excellent car due to all wheel dri
I bought this car used, one owner. 2013. Excellent car due to all wheel drive and the power of the turbo engine. It is a very responsive car. It is sporty and fun, yet a nice family sedan when needed. I drive my grandchildren who sit in the back seat and I feel they are very protected. The body style for this year is beautiful and I have received many many compliments on it. My neighbor even bought one for these reasons. I hear that the company has been bought by China. The body style has changed drastically this year and is not near as attractive. I dont think I will buy another one for this reason. They ruined the look.
Published: December 14, 2019
Susan of Centennial, CO
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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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I am a Volvo person. I have been driving (only 240s and 940) Volvos for the
I am a Volvo person. I have been driving (only 240s and 940) Volvos for the last 24 years, including my immediate family. We have 9 Volvos in use. They were the best designed cars on the face of the planet. But, that ended in the year of 1995 when they stopped producing the 8 valve 4 cylinder 2.3 engines with rear wheel drive (the 240 models,stopped in 1993) models. Since the front wheel car were produced from 1994 until today, the great Volvo is no longer a Volvo. It is a perfectly designed disaster mechanically and electronically. How I know this? I am an expert in Volvo cars since in the 1980s and I know every model that is on the market today. To me, they are Volvos. I personally wouldnt think of driving one, period.
Published: November 18, 2011
Kemal of Auburn, NY
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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
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Random airbag exploding -- O.k. Volvo v70 rainy evening. I go to my car to
Random airbag exploding -- O.k. Volvo v70 rainy evening. I go to my car to run an errand, get in, start it and BOOM! Thought I had been shot. I turned the car off jumped out half deaf and realized what had happen. What the hell.
Published: December 6, 2014
Lucinda of Flemington, NJ
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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

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
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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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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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I loved my 2011 XC90 when I first bought it. The interior was more luxuriou
I loved my 2011 XC90 when I first bought it. The interior was more luxurious than my previous BMWs. It was spacious, had amazing storage space, and had all the bells and whistles one would expect from a car that cost more than $50,000. The car is almost 5 years old, but from the beginning, there have been numerous unexpected problems. The first came when the CD player broke. For some time after the dealer fixed this, which involved taking apart the dashboard to remove the broken stereo, I heard an odd cracking noise. It turned out to be a long, hairline crack forming in the glass panel that housed the odometer. The crack originated from under the dashboard and was about 3 inches long - no doubt caused when they took apart the stereo. When I took it in for repair, Volvo warranty refused to cover this saying that I had deliberately cracked the glass! There is no way this was possible seeing how I would have had to take apart the dashboard. Nuts! The Volvo repair people believed me but said they werent authorized to fix it given that the regional Volvo repair guru had said no. They told me to call Volvo customer service, which I did, but was denied because they took the word of the idiot who evaluated my car. So whatever, I had to let it go. After all, it was just a crack.Since then, my air conditioning has imploded, shooting shrapnel throughout the hoses and the car and causing two weeks of repairs. The leather on the seats is coming apart and wearing thin. I have to replace my tires every 17,000 miles because of the way the Volvo drives. I am constantly running low on oil between service appointments. And now - and this one is my absolute favorite - rats have apparently decided to get inside my hood and eat through the engine wiring while I sleep at night. Oh yes, Volvo wires must just taste better than those in our BMW or Toyota. This is just another reason why I will never buy another crappy Volvo. I should have stuck with BMW.
Published: November 12, 2015
Molly of Pacific Palisades, CA
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I bout a new Volvo XC60 in 2013 so far I have that many problems really. To
I bout a new Volvo XC60 in 2013 so far I have that many problems really. Today I was looking under my SUV and I noticed that the muffler bracket is so rusted that I cant believe it hasnt fall apart. After 3 years seeing all that damage it bothers me because if Im buying a $40,000 SUV I expect much better quality. Have anybody had similar problems?
Published: October 9, 2016
Daniel of Lexington, KY
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We bought our 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 on September 2017. On June 2018, the car f
We bought our 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 on September 2017. On June 2018, the car fuel filler pipe is under recalled and the car was in the shop for a couple of days. In September 2018, the check engine light came up and the car is once again in the shop to have the fuel filler pipe change again and at the same time, the door handle electronic fail and need to be replaced. After the replacement and the Sirius firmware update, the car acted funny and is not able to charge properly. The dealer has to diagnose for a couple of weeks before determining that the car needs a new thermostat.Once again the car is in the shop to have the thermostat changed. After the thermostat is changed, the car shows error in communicating with the Volvo on call server and the car is back to the shop to have the VCM electronic firmware upgrade and later on replaced due to VCM module faulty. After the VCM is changed, check engine light came on and once again the car is in the shop and have the fuel filler pipe changed for the 3rd time. During the same time, the sunroof failed and the electronics for the sunroof is also changed.By this time (Dec 2018), the car was in and out of the dealer service shop for 5 to 6 times and the car was in the shop for more than 30 days. We filed a complaint to Volvo that the car is a lemon according to the Lemon law in Texas. (If the car is in the shop for more than 30 days or serious safety hazzard malfunction replaced for 3 times) Since Dec 7, 2018 when the complaint is filed, Volvo did NOT come back with any reply for a month (Jan 7 2019). We are now thinking of getting a Lemon Law Lawyer to help us with our case.
Published: January 8, 2019
Kiat of Houston, TX
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