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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.
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.
I buy new 2014 Volvo 780 truck and my fuel mileage is very bad. My truck giving me only 5.45 per mile and when I complain Volvo dealership did not care and that why I see dont buy Volvo new truck.
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.
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.
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???
With only 10,000 miles on our 2015 xc60 T5 Volvo check engine light came on. Took it in. They say just a sensor. Had to order it, come back. Went back, wrong sensors. Said it was safe to drive. Had to order new sensor but had to get approval from Volvo. Said they were not allowed to just replace it. While driving problem got worse with smell of something burning and check coolant light coming on, called service dept. Was told drive it in or tow it in. Had it towed. Was told it could be weeks before knowing anything. Now driving a loaner. Reading other comments on this site the burning odor seems to be a common thread.
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.
Purchased 2004XC90 from Volvo dealership in Atlanta, Ga. The car was a certified pre-owned Volvo with six year 100k extended warranty. I noticed the lug bolts were changing color and at a dealer service I mentioned to service adviser. He actually made a notation on my service paperwork. The car was under the mileage restriction as well as the time restraint. This car has been maintained to the gills with all services during this time being done at Volvo Dealership(s). People are amazed at the condition of car when we tell them its eleven years old!Volvos solution was to put cheap plastic (chrome-looking) caps over the lug bolts. They provided at no charge. This was the only item on the car that did not look right. This past year, after having numerous problems with cheap caps coming off, getting removed at service and not replaced at either the dealer or National Brand Tire Store, I decided to research after market lug bolts online. I also went to Volvo Dealership to purchase one lug bolt to have as a reference to several aftermarket lugs. I wanted to make sure I was getting same size lugs. Interestingly, the Volvo lug was in a sealed plastic bag with blue writing stating, warranty product or warranty material. I then decided that Volvo should do the right thing. I took all 25 lug bolts off the car and sent them to Volvo in New Jersey. Their consumer service top level regional person after several days decided, unfortunately they could not replace them. The bottom line, as a Volvo consumer, I feel the lug bolts should have been replaced at that service. Since that point in time, I have used an independent shop for both Volvos I own. I was recently talking with a Volvo salesman about potentially buying a new XC60 for my daughter graduating from Ga. Tech in May 2015. Oh well, I can vote with my pocketbook. No new Volvos for this family. Oh by the way, Volvo Cars of North America (or is that CHINA?), Im no longer your CUSTOMER FOR LIFE. Later...
I have 2010 XC60-T6 with 20,000 miles. On Sunday Dec.18, the battery died. Next day, I had to go to work. I called Volvo Roadside Assistance and booked the towing to dealership on Monday at the earliest time, the dealership service center opens at 7am. On Monday, Dec.19 at 6 am, Roadside Assistance representative Lorain woke me up and said that my car has to be towed at 7:30am and I have to receive a conformation call at 7am. Nothing happened until 8am. I called to Roadside Assistance, spoke with manager Wendy. I was told, that towing is scheduled at 9 am. At 9 am, I called to Roadside Assistance again. Supervisor Lolita said that towing is scheduled at 10 am, which got me very upset but she said nothing she can do now. To be honest, Lolita called back in a few minutes and said, that she spoke with the towing company and they are going to pick me up in 10-15 minutes, and my lost wages, if so, can be compensated by their Costumer Service. Finally, the towing track came at 10:30 am, 4-5 hours after the first call from Volvo Roadside Assistance. My car was delivered to Bay Ridge Volvo at 11 am, it took 1-5 hours to diagnose and replace the battery. At dealership I was told, that they do not provide a replacement car during the warranty work if my car bought at the other dealership. Finally, I lost a half of my working day, which cost me $150. It could not happen if my day before scheduled towing came on time. In a few days, I received a letter with tons of apologizes. I called to Customer Service and was told by the Customer Service Specialist Tim **, that they do not compensate lost wages.That is my opinion, Volvo Customer Service, Volvo Roadside Assistance provide very bad service. Representatives give to customers wrong and false information, which can cost them money. I already had a few other issues with Volvo services (I never had anything with my Audi and Volkswagens), and I believe, this is my first and last Volvo.
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.
I just bought a 3-year old Volvo V50 less than 2 months ago. Last week, it lost power to the point of almost breaking down. When I took it to be looked at, it turns out that the particle filter was in a terrible state. The shocking thing was this was bought from a Volvo dealer (Nurnberg) and they must have sold it knowing the particle filter was about to go (either that or they didnt bother checking it). We had paid much more than a private deal in order to feel reassured that it was thoroughly checked by the dealer. The particle filter was apparently not covered by the warranty. Who would have guess that Volvo are a bunch of cowboys? VERY unsatisfied customer. I will never buy another Volvo.
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.
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.
I bought the Volvo S60 2017 model couple of weeks back from authorised Volvo dealer, I have the warranty for 2 years. I experienced the vibration on the accelerator pedal and steering wheel, so I raised an issue to Volvo dealer and they took it immediately for servicing and they said they fixed something but it did not resolve the issue and I had the same vibration on accelerator pedal and steering wheel, so they again take it back for servicing and after one day they reported the problem cannot be fixed and I have to drive with this vibration as long as I keep this car. How can they say this when the car is still in warranty and no solution for it.
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!
The sunroof in my 2007 S60 malfunctioned (wouldnt open or close and made a loud clicking noise). Upon having the problem assessed, I was told by the Volvo Maintenance shop at Volvo of Phoenix that my sunroof was DEFECTIVE and that I would have to pay over 2,000.00 for repairs and labor. A couple of days later I was offered a settlement to pay for the labor (a 900.00 plus dollar value) and they would pay for the parts. I denied the offer and stated that I should not have to pay for the DEFECTIVE sunroof. Purchasing this Volvo has been THE BIGGEST mistake of my car buying experience.Dear Mr. **, I own a 2007 Volvo S60. I am the original owner of my car and have numerous high priced issues with my car that I have had to pay for out of pocket. I recently took my S60 in for routine maintenance and have my sunroof looked at for malfunction. Upon final observation from the Volvo Dealer in Phoenix, I was informed that my sunroof was DEFECTIVE and of no fault of my own but it would cost me over 2,000.00 for repairs and labor. I was shocked at the cost and was told maybe volvo could help me out in good faith and was offered the following .
I was driving my 2007 XC90 SUV, merging onto a busy Philadelphia Interstate (I-76) with trucks going well over 70 mph. When I pushed on the gas pedal, the car lunged, then died immediately. I was almost creamed and still cant believe I was not. This was the 4th time this had happened, but not on a busy Highway like this. I had it in the shop at the dealership and they could not find anything. I picked it up and the very next day, it did it again. I took it back to the Volvo dealership and the Service Manager drove it for 3 weeks before finally discovering it was a key issue and only because his knee hit the key, which no longer popped out of the key housing, so therefore the black part of the key would hang down from the key starter and if your knee hits the key, the ignition will shut off.I have told this story to many Volvo owners and everyone that has a key like that has experimented with it and YES their car also died when touched by the knee. VOLVO has not issued any warnings of this, so everyone that has an older Volvo with the old type key, beware, it could happen to you and you may not live to tell about it. There are web sites you can get that you can get a key made for $20, but I paid $180 and the key fell apart the next day. GOOD JOB, VOLVO.
They covered the majority of the repair. I am satisfied.
My experience with Volvo S60 has been worse. In my first service I was told that the front tire is having problem and needs to be replaced. Until that time I didnt have knowledge of price of the tire so I was charged $380.54 plus tax (total of $429). In fourth service, again my tire went flat and I was told both front tire needs to be replaced and rim too. I was charged $1048 this time. First of all I was told when I was leasing the car that additional warranty covers almost everything and bumper to bumper and now whenever there was problem I was told its not covered. Secondly there are different prices of the same parts at different authorized showroom retailer. I was charged $380.54 plus taxes first time for one tire and $387 plus taxes second time for two tires. This means I was overcharged almost by double for the same thing. Its a complete fraud. Thirdly, how could a tire go wrong so soon (3 tire replacement within a period of 2 years) and doesnt include in warranty. Even when outside shops like Canadian Tires are offering 5 years warranty on same tires. Isnt a Rip Off. I am paying more price and No Warranty. I am really frustrated at service as well. First time they didnt even wash the car and when it was supposed to be included as per warranty. Further I was told that I came late when I went for service exactly as per information provided. I literally had to go into argument to get the service done as I reconfirmed about timing of service in advance. In my last service they even forgot to reset the service reminder which is irritating. Why so many loopholes and fraudulent response when assured the coverage at the time of buying the car..... This is just few of the problem I have written...... hope it be looked seriously.
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.
Volvo financing refused to correct a charge off that was not paid on an earlier Volvo lease even though we demonstrated that they contacted me at the wrong telephone number about the debt. Volvo tanked my credit score and refuses to make it right. Needless to say I will never purchase/lease a Volvo ever again.
Im writing you in frustration and disappointment as to the very poor customer treatment Ive received from Volvo USA. Ive many emails on file, between us which cover the situation. It has to do with an engine fire to our 2009 S80. This was well documented in a recall of this car and model year. Our Volvo did catch engine fire due to the exact circumstances as outlined in the 2009 recall. Volvo agents inspected the car, it’s obvious the car fire is precisely as described in the recall! I sent Volvo service records and a complete CarFax history, proving this car has been impeccably maintained exclusively by authorized Volvo dealers. I’ve accumulated a lot of data, that IN FACT our model and year WAS on Federal recall lists for this exact situation. Our Volvo is a total loss. The engine fire left it with no useful value to anyone. We need to buy another car but unable to afford one at this time. I appeal to you to find us a way through this loss. ++++++++++FYI: Volvo Recall R214: Engine Cooling Fan Module/Johnson Electric - 2009 Volvo S80. This situation may result in loss of cooling system function and engine failure. The driver may not have sufficient time to react to the warning light(s) or the text message in the instrument panel, increasing the risk of a crash. Engine And Engine Cooling — Cooling System — Fan. Volvo is recalling 17,614 MY 2008-2009 S80, V70, and XC70 vehicles. The engine cooling fan may stop working due to a software programming error in the fan control module (FCM). Summary: On certain passenger and sport utility vehicles, under certain operating conditions, some electric cooling fans may overheat potentially causing heat damage and, in rare instances, a fire in the engine compartment. Consequence A FIRE IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT COULD OCCUR.
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.
On July 28, 2013, my wife and I were driving in her C30 Houston, TX when the engine stopped running and we coasted to the shoulder of the road. The car was towed to my personal mechanic to determine the problem; I was informed the A/C belt was destroyed and the timing belt had slipped a few teeth on the pulley. I had new belts replaced and when the car would not start, the service advisor notified me that there might be additional damage to the engine. The car was transported to Star Motors in Houston, 7000 Old Katy Road, for further evaluation. The service advisor informed me that since the timing belt had slipped a few teeth on the pulley, there was significant amount of damage to the engine, valves, rods, etc, the kind of damage expected when the engine is running in this configuration.I was asked to forward maintenance records to file a claim on my extended warranty Volvo VIP coverage; telephone number: 1 888 723 1140; Ive been informed that the claim is denied because the A/C belt failed, was destroyed, causing the timing belt to slip, thus causing the damage. Rubber belts are not covered under warranty per the extended warranty coverage description. Mileage on the car is 59,950 miles, 2008 C30. The belts in question are not due to be changed until the 120,000-mile maintenance service so there is no question of lack of maintenance for the belts. The long maintenance interval, to me, implies high quality belts. I am requesting Volvo cover the damage caused by the belt failure. I have replaced the belts with new and intend to replace them in the future at 50,000 mile interval for preventive measure.
On December 14, 2013, I purchased, a Volvo Protection Plan, application number # **, from the business manager, ** of Volvo of Lisle. On December 20, 2013, a check for $201.00 was issued, to Paylink Payment, and mailed to him. On April 16, 2014, I received a letter from Volvo stating that Contract No. **, had not been received for processing within the 60 days of written date. It should be noted, that I have spoken to **, on several occasions, over ten times, regarding this matter. On each occasion, he assured me that the contract had been submitted and was taken care of. As of this date, May 12, 2014, I have no coverage. I am very disappointed with Volvo and ** and have since changed my service to Volvo Of Oak Park.
I bought out my lease a little over a year ago, since then I have a new iPod, Samsung Note 3 mobile phone, neither work because of some Bluetooth issue. Volvo blames on cell phone companies for updating our operating systems on these devices, instead of updating the firmware so those of us who paid a lot of money for this make of vehicle arent hassled with our technology lost to operating in this lack of caring about consumers in the states. Europe has none of these issues and updating navigation is free to them also, but it will cost Americans 300$ to update North American map, so now my navigation drives me way off the beaten path. Latest trouble is fuel being lost as if there is a leak, which there is not, and my lock on passenger door fell through when I went to lock it. I called Volvo, they said bring it to the dealer... Never letting on, they had many many complaints by others on the technology no longer compatible or the fuel mileage suddenly becoming a major problem especially considering the cost of petrol. I will take it in to my dealer but Ive already spoken to Verizon and know the issue with my phone and iPod are on Volvos end. So there will be no joy until Volvo treats American Buyers like European ones.
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.
I bought my Volvo XC90 in 3/11. Before I purchased the vehicle, I requested the CarFax. I noted that it stated that the transmission was replaced in 5/09 by a Volvo dealership. I felt secure knowing the history of the car. I was hit by a drunk driver and he totaled my car. After the accident, I needed a car that would make me feel safe. That is important, I was afraid to drive after the accident. Also, 2 weeks before my accident, my daughter-in-law was killed in a car accident and left me with my 3 grandchildren. The purchase of this car was to assist me with safely transporting my grandchildren to their different events. I like the fact that it has a 3rd set of seats for the little ones. But I was very sad when the transmission light came on and the car started weaving. After researching on the internet, I found out that what happened to me was not unusual, that many people have been complaining about the same thing. Volvo XC90s from 2003-2005 have an increase incident of transmission failures. I called Volvo of North America and they told me to call a dealership near me. I did and the (Steve) manager of service at Superior Volvo in Missouri said that he would call the regional manager to see if they would do a goodwill repair/replacement since the transmission was just replaced 2 years ago. Steve (manager of service) called me back and said that they could not do a goodwill replacement at this time. I called Volvo of North America back and explained to them what the regional manager had said, that they would not replace the transmission at their expense. The lady at customer service for Volvo of North America said, after contacting (Steve) the service manager, that since the warranty is out, they are not responsible. So I guess if I replace the transmission, I should only expect for the transmission to last for 2 years. Why would I replace it if it is only going to last for 2 years or less? I worked hard to save for this car. I paid cash for this car, no financing, nothing. I thought I was buying a car that me and my grandbabies would feel safe in. I have contacted the Federal Trade Commission and have a reference number if you need it. I have also contacted the consumer protection division of my state. I dont think it is fair to ask me to pay for a part that is defective and the company had always known about this problem. Where is the fairness? Someone told me to sell it to someone else and get my money back. I cant do that. I wouldnt be able to sleep at night.
My 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.
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.
2010 Volvo XC60 T6. Bought car new in 2009. Ran great for first 2 years. At 150,000 km the rear differential failed ($11,000) and was replaced with no assistance from Volvo. The heater fan developed an annoying chirp. The oil consumption increased drastically (was originally 12,000 km - now is around 6,000). The Led and left front parking light stopped functioning for approximately one year. The windshield wipers stopped working. When this was checked, the computer was found to be jammed with unnecessary messages. When the computer was cleared; the wipers AND the two previously mentioned lights began to work. Both front wheel bearings failed. Replacement at considerable cost. The electronic lock control on the passenger door fell into the door. Despite Volvos reputation; I would not recommend buying one to anyone! PS - Why would anyone design a vehicle with 2 rear fog lights and then not have one of them work?
Volvo XC90 2010 - Passenger side door lock not functioning (2 times), air conditioner (not functioning), would not start 2 times.
There was a gas odor coming from the car. I looked underneath, and the smell was very strong by the tank. I took it in to the local mechanic. A recall was made on the fuel pump starting in January 2010 for Volvo XC70s that had less than 150k miles on it. My XC70 had 158K miles on it. I cant afford the cost of replacing the pump. That means for those people who cannot afford to replace the fuel pump will have to drive it around. The 150K is a ridiculous cap on the recall. The car is from 2004, why wouldnt it have over 150K and still be on the road? Volvo advertises and charges for safety and quality. Neither the safety or quality service is proven with Volvo, if they allow leaky fuel pumps to be on the roads. One of these defective fuel pumps is going to blow up when it comes in contact with any kind of spark.
On August 20th, 2016, my wife and child ran out of gas in her brand new 2016 Volvo XC60 which she paid $43,000 for. She purchased the Volvo because of reputation and safety. Volvo uses their roadside assistance as a selling tool. My wife and child sat for 2 hours after being told it would be less than one hour. No one followed up with her, gave her any update at all. It was 90 degrees and they were not close enough to walk to any store. A kind gentleman finally stopped, gave them water and snacks and then came back with gas. He did not take a dime. I called Volvo to voice my displeasure and it was then they called my wife. At this point, it was too late. Roadside assistance is good but only if they actually assist.
Volvo XC90 customer service failure: I had clicking sound in rear axle (97k miles). I took it to the dealer who said it was either an angle gear sleeve or angle gear assembly failure. They said if I paid them $2100 in labor first, they would try to get corporate to cover parts (clearly they know it is a problem). But they could not guarantee corporate would pay for parts. So, I was facing a $5000 bill ($2100 in labor and $2900 in parts) to fix a poorly designed part (check the web, there are many failures of angle gear). Dealer said they have had to replace a number of these. I wonder how many.No thanks! I called a local repair shop who quoted $469 (parts and labor) to replace angle gear sleeve. I called back again just to make sure of the price. The local shop said they replace them all the time. They showed me the problem. It is a poor design that allows water to get into angle gear sleeve causing rust and premature wear (or planned obsolescence).It turns out both the angle gear sleeve and angle gear assembly were worn out. Local shop bought parts from dealer at cost of $2400 ($500 less than dealer quoted). Total repair cost was $2850 compared to dealer quote of 2100 and maybe corporate would cover parts. You can see from the picture rust on splines of angle gear sleeve. By the way, the dealer has a core charge for the angle gear assembly so that all their faulty parts get returned. I went back to dealer and tried to see if they could get Volvo Cars corporate to cover parts. They said no. I then called Volvo Cars Corporate directly for help. I got the same. They said the part is not part of recall and that they could not (really would not) do anything.How many failures are needed before a recall? If you check the web, there are hundreds. This means there are really thousands, since only a few people are angry enough, like me, to post their frustration. Both the Volvo dealer and Volvo corporate had an opportunity to do the right thing. What a shame they didnt. Now, not only will I never go to dealer for service, I will forever tell people not to buy a Volvo!
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.
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.
I purchased a 2001 C70 Volvo with 110,000 miles three months ago. The car ran like a dream. I checked the Carfax. It has perfect maintenance records. Two weeks later, the transmission between 2nd and 3rd started kicking. I took it to a Volvo dealership and couldnt find the problem, because its so sporadic and nothing showed up on the computer.
I have 2014 Volvo s60 r-design. 2 months ago 1 year old car gave warning that the engine cooling water is low. I have send my car to dealer and they couldnt find out what is the problem for 1 week. Then a reply came from Volvo Sweden was saying that OPEN THE ENGINE AND CHECK IF SOMETHING IS WRONG. I told them to stop. I was expecting that Volvo replace with a new car. 1 year old brand new car driven for 35.000 km which has a problem in the engine mean that customer needs to be satisfied. I will definitely never get a Volvo car again. You pay almost same money as BMW or Mercedes but Volvo doesnt stand behind of its product as German brands does.
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.
Hey guys, listen up....this guys got the right idea. Let the people know and judge it. No rights or wrongs. Check the website. I dont know the dealer, but theyve screwed-up big time! **
My 2004 XC90 stalled at least 4 times in December 2010 as I was traveling to Lawton, Oklahoma. Just out of nowhere, everything electrical went out or blank. Then it drove like nothing was wrong. I had never had anything like this to happen since purchasing the SUV in August 2008 with 30,000 miles on it. Then in August 2011, it did the same thing. This time, I was on a very dark road trying to get home. No warning at all, I had to coast to my house. I immediately made an appointment with the Volvo Dealer in Georgetown to have it serviced, but they told my son they didnt find anything wrong but found other things wrong: Motor mount, which I had already replaced a little over a year before, something on the passenger side that was causing the tire to wear. I had already replaced the tires not even 2 years before. Windshield wipers, rear shocks and latch for the fuel lock broken. Then again on December 26, 2011, my son was driving on Interstate 35 and then it stalled 11 times. It went from 70 miles to 40 miles without any warning. Can you imagine coasting on a highway for over an hour or two! He just wanted to get it home but drove in the right lane the entire time with cars flying by him! Now, it has SRS Airbag Service Urgent message displayed. I am scared to drive it or let my son drive it for fear this will happen again and we will not be as lucky. I have contacted the dealer to which I was told to bring it right in or have it towed. I have been reading all of these complaint and I must say it has ruined my day. This was the last car that I planned to purchase but with all of these issues, I will have no choice but to trade this thing in. My only concern is that someone else will be getting this piece of junk. I own 2 Volvos and have always loved them for their safety!I also had to replace the bearing on the rear in March 2010 after having a Volvo Dealership tell me that nothing was wrong, the car is just getting older but they never even drove it! I was told that the bearings could have come off and cause an accident. My life and those riding with me at risk! I will never buy another Volvo as long as I live. Guess all good things have to come to an end. Something has to be done about this!
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???
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?!
Poor customer satisfaction from VOLVO. I have a 2010 XC60 R. Was sold. Updated maps $210 and the latest they had was from January 2013. I approached the company and they stated its about every 18 months they update but dont have any time if any for Volvo to update that software. The Bluetooth is first generation so does not work very well with smartphones. The Polestar software that comes as part of the R design since 2012, although its only a 10-minute software update they charge $1,500 for all previous customers. They do not give very good support for customers of older vehicles. If they want to re-brand their VOLVO name existing customers can now realize they only take good care of new customers. Ive owned three and this will be my last!
My first 2012 S60 T5 exhibited slipping transmission and abrupt downshifts at about 5500 miles. I spent countless hours with regional Volvo After Sales Reps and Volvo Techs. They finally tossed in the towel and agreed to replace the vehicle.New replacement vehicle, 1400 miles, transmission is not slipping. However, when in sports mode coming to a very slow rolling stop or pulling in to a parking spot will jump. The first time it happened I was like uh oh, better get the insurance card out, it felt like I hit someone. Im really curious for other drivers out there to test this and see if they get the same thing.The above in combination with having all four tires road force balanced discovered 3 out of 4 OEM tires with flat spots The dealer replaced the entire set of 4, and road force balanced them, I still have a vibration issue at about 66 to 78ish. Volvo Customer Care is comical and they state no further warranty action will be offered.
This is my 2nd Volvo (over the past 16 yrs) and I have had very good experiences w/ Volvo cars. XC60 is less than 4 yrs old and I have run into an alternator problem w/ a $2000 bill. Hoping I can keep the Faith w/ Volvo and they do not do me wrong. Palo Alto, CA Volvo dealership has always been very professional.
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.
I bought my son a used Volvo less than a year ago. Its been in the shop nearly every single month. After driving it only 4,000 miles it needed a new engine, new front bearings, new oil trap and on and on. Im at $5,000 in repairs and all they say is gee thats not normal for Volvo. I complained about the car to the sales person months ago with no response. I posted a complaint and the service manager called to offer $500 towards repairs but that doesnt explain how this many serious things can be wrong with a car driven such few miles. It was sold heavily on the fact that Orloff exclusively serviced the car and it was in top shape. Every month to service and every month a new serious problem. Im stuck with a junker and out $16k. Fraudulent sales practice.
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..
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.
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.
Volvo is a great vehicle. Handling is smooth, it is very quiet and very reliable. I have had zero issues with this vehicle and it has been driven a lot. The ride is extremely comfortable and the interior features are very upscale. I like the push-button start, heated seats and rear parking sensors. The interior and exterior are very premium and the car was built to last. I like the keyless entry also. It handles well and it takes the bumps in the road well. But the only thing I would like to be different is the gas mileage.
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.
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.
Lately, my VOLVO 2004 XC70 cross county Station Wagon the Low Beam Light not Working and also I need to have a change oil for yearly Services. But before I make an appointment to the Volvo Service, I make sure to check my car the Low Beam. I change both bulb to a new purchased and working bulb. The one on the left did not work. So possible just a fuse. I check the below base of the car and no leak at all, as usual I do before the change Oil appointment. After I made an appointment, the VOLVO advisor recommend me to have a total check for the 90K so easy to know whatever to be recommend for the car. I received a call after an hour and told me that there is leaking in the car and the crompton leak need to be fix and cost me $1400.00. So I told them I just need the change oil and fix the bulb, and even told them that before I went to them, there is no leaking before I sent for service. After the service, I went home and see again below the car and has no leaking. The following day upon I start my car in my car garage and back off, I see drops of oil in the floor. I know this will happen by denying their recommendation. See How this Dealer are doing instead of helping the consumers, instead just for their commission and continue to fool they keep in recommending such unworthless info. I am not telling all of these Advisors. My Mercedes Benz just happen I have a good Dealer Advisor who help us a lot by not making us fool.
My unsafe and unreliable Volvo XC60. This is why I will never buy a Volvo again. A 1 year car which has been almost 4 month under repair, with problems affecting the engine, transmission, consumption, start and stop system, software... The Volvo customer support has been very bad. NEVER AGAIN!!! www.unsafevolvo.com
I bought a used Volvo and they are pieces of junk. Just keep yourself a mile away from Volvo cars. They break down often and are expensive to fix.
Has anyone else experienced premature brake wear on their Volvo (we have 2018 XC90). We were advised at 30,000 gentle driven kms that we need new rotors and pads. When we questioned the dealership on this they told us that Volvo brakes arent meant to last like the other manufacturers. They claim its for safety reasons, we dont agree, nor do the multiple mechanics (some Volvo mechanics) we have talked to since. Would love to hear if anyone else is experiencing this as well as it is a concern.
At 70,000, the transmission on our 2002 V70 started flaring between 2nd and 3rd and 3rd and 4th. The local Volvo dealer and repair shops said we needed a new transmission, at a cost of $4k-$6k for replacement. No one could guarantee that the transmission wouldnt fail the same way, and that there were a number of Technical Service Bulletins related to the V70, from a defective solenoid cover, software upgrades, frequent drain and flushes, etc. A Google search reveals hundreds of owners of this type transmission that have experienced similar failures. Recently, a class action suit was won on behalf of owners of the XC90 model over transmission failures. Given the number of failures, and simlar problems with the XC90, this is obviously a defect in the manufacture of the transmission, or a poor design.
At night, engine quit at cruise speed. Pulled off the road and observed smoke coming from seams of hood. Shortly, thereafter engine compartment burst into flames and engulfed front end of car with flames over twice the height of vehicle. Hood burned up and several engine parts melted. Fire ball continued for over 30 minutes until fire truck arrived and put it out.2000 S-80 132,000 miles. Total loss. Contacted Volvo of America safety person voice mail but they never got back to me. Lucky to get out without injury and will need to go through process of buying a replacement car at greater expense than insurance proceeds.
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.
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.
2018 XC60, 12 month on the road with 13,000 miles. 37 days in the repair shop, back in now. Hybrid battery replaced still with hybrid engine failure. I want to love the car, I like the technologies and wanted a plug in, but this is too much.
My husband purchase our Volvo XC90 2005 on 2005. The dealer assured my husband that our children and I were safe traveling on this car while he was deployed in Iraq (15 months). Even convinced my husband to buy a $2000 extended guarantee that the Volvo dealers NOT honor. Since I got the car I started receiving the information about this recalls, one month after I have it started the squealing noises, but the dealer was unable to hear it. On 2010 the warning light for the Alarm system came out. I called the dealer and explained about the issue. Because the car was close to the 60.000 miles maintenance service I was told to wait. They did the 60.000 ml service (oil change and washed the car) but the alarm warning light was no checked, neither fixed. From about the $250 plus taxes that supposed to be charged they present us a beautiful bill of $799.98 (they asked first how we are paying - my husband said cash). We’re driving home then we notice of the Alarm system warning light. I called the dealer. They told me that the problem was fixed. Early the next morning I had to take my husband to Dallas Airport for another deployment. I called back the Volvo dealer the following days. I asked how much this would cost me to fix the warning light. They always said they dont know. I been so afraid to take my car to the Volvo dealer, because I know that they do not honor the Volvo promises. I think the Volvo XC90 is a gorgeous car and has many safety features. But the Volvo dealers are greedy and incompetents. Because that so many people walk away from buy it, and those who owned it, sell it just to NOT deal with the dealers.
This Volvo car is overall far superior to any other car that Ive owned. Great comfort, ergonomics, reliability, smooth ride, lots of space and good power.
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.
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.
We purchased our Volvo XC60 about 19 months ago after our first child was born because we wanted something safe and reliable. Right from the start, the vehicle started having mechanical issues. It has been to the service center between 10 -15 times for all kinds of issues including the transmission, rotors, and now the brake fluid draining out twice within a few weeks, which the service center found to be a leaking caliper. Since receiving the vehicle back, I have noticed a puddle under my vehicle again. I feel like I am just waiting for the brakes to go out while I am driving down the highway with my 21 month old daughter in the back. There is also the unresolved noise coming from the engine compartment with the vehicle off that we recorded on video. We were told that the same issue had only happened to one other vehicle in the nation and they don’t know what caused it. So, it wasn’t fixed. It has made that noise on two separate occasions now. We filed a complaint with Volvo corporate on January 2, 2019 after the vehicle was towed in on New Year’s Eve because the brake fluid had drained out of it again. We were told we would be contacted with a decision about Volvo buying back our faulty vehicle within 24-48 hours. The corporate rep said that she had never heard of a vehicle with such extensive issues. Finally, two weeks later I received an email from Volvo corporate letting me know that they were offering us $4000 in trade assistance. The problem with that is the total purchase price of the vehicle was $36k plus tax, so $39,591. The current average KBB trade in value is $28,500. So, Volvo corporate is expecting us to take a $7000 loss on a vehicle we only owned for 18 months and had planned to own for a very long time. Not to mention the closest match (without moving to an older model) for a pre-owned vehicle at our local Volvo dealership has a sticker of $39,900, so we will would have to shell out at least $3000 more, or what is now $10,000 total just to get into an equivalent vehicle. And if we just decide to get rid of it and buy a different brand vehicle, then we lose an additional $3,000 in the extended warranty that we purchased and the $4,000 trade assistance they offered. So, we either wait until the next malfunction, which should officially qualify us for lemon law, and risk getting into an accident, or we take a major loss on this vehicle. When I asked how they justified making their customer take that kind of loss on an obviously problematic vehicle, I was told that my “case has been reviewed at the highest level and any further communication should be through Park Place Volvo” (my local dealer). So, they obviously recognize that there is a major problem, but they don’t care about fixing the situation with little or no loss to their customer. After my last communication with them, I posted my story and the video of the noise from my engine on their Facebook page to share what has happened and warn others. Yesterday evening, Volvo blocked me from posting to or liking anything on their page and deleted my comments. On top of that, I also noticed that others that shared a bad experience were deleted and blocked as well. So, their way of maintaining their impeccable reputation is just to sweep the bad experiences under the rug and make their Facebook page look like it’s full of happy, satisfied customers. I’m absolutely shocked at their antics and how unethical their practices are. As soon as the government shut down ends we will be filing a complaint with the FTC as well.
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.
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 **.
Purchased my 2008 Volvo S40 in 2009, so it was just over a year old. I hadnt had any real problems with it until last summer (2014)... granted the car was 6 years old, but still the things that went wrong were just... odd. BOTH the driver and passenger side view mirrors (just the mirror part) came loose and I had to constantly glue them back on. There were moments I was on the expressway, praying that it wouldnt fly off! The windshield wiper spout (where the fluid comes out) was loose -- had to glue that back onto the hood of the car a few times. MY A/C started not working, so I got recharged -- thankfully that lasted the summer. And my favorite... so the transmission is placed SUPER low to the ground, near the front of the car. There were 2x last winter where the transmission line broke from driving over snow where I was left stranded on the side of the road.Also had to worry about the towing and rental. Both times it cost $300 at the shop to repair. It is also probably the WORST car to drive in snow, rain, sleet. SLIDES EVERYWHERE. My brother is a mechanic and told me at about 75,000 miles that the timing belt was looking rough and to get it replaced sooner vs later. Mind you, the recommended time to replace is 120,000 miles. I never did get it fixed, and traded my car in this past week with 94,000 miles on it. I can only imagine things continuing to go downhill. Now it will be someone elses problem.
The 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.
I love the Volvo. The handling and traction are exceptional and the all wheel drive acts like a 4 wheel drive. Ours is white so it maintains a cleaner appearance. The sunroof and leather interior, although very hot in the summer months, are also great and the heated seats are a joy during the winter months. The price we got the car for could not have been better too. And the gas mileage is as good as a brand new car. Its just that it has no cup holders and its tires always appear low because they are low profile tires.
This auto is the safest and best performing vehicle for its price. The car delivers is riding comfort, cost to operate, and safety. It has a good level of performance and provides a useful information and display system.
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.
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.
My Horrified experience with Volvo V40 and Volvo Doncaster Dealer: I bought 2013 Volvo V40 Demo on June 26th, 2014. After driving 5 times, the car broke down in the middle of road on July 10th. My daughter and I stayed in the dark and stranger street for two hours to wait RACV road assistance and tow truck. The car was towed away around 19:30pm and we got home around 8pm. On that night, I wrote Silverstone Volvo Doncarter and expressed my disappointment and angers. In the email, I said to Silverstone Volvo, I and my family lost confidence with this car, they really need to give us a rational answer and acceptable solution to bring our confidence back.Next day, it was Friday July 11th), I rang the Silverstone Volvo dealer to ask what was wrong with this car. The answer was that the petrol pump had a problem. The new petrol pump had been sent out from Sydney head office and should arrive on Monday (July 14th). I got the phone call on Monday 14th of July, Volvo Silverstone informed me that the car was ready to pick up. Since I worked on Monday and I picked up the repaired car on Tuesday (July 15th) and I was told that car was fixed and shouldnt have any problem.Next Day, it was Wednesday (July 16th, 2014) morning, my mother used this car to drive my daughter to school. After 2 minutes after they left, I got phone call from my daughter. The car broke down in the middle of road. I rushed to the place they stopped, and asked my mum use my car to drive my daughter to school (she was nearly late to school on that day). My mother (72 years old) said to me, I am not going to drive Volvo again. It scared me. I nearly had heart attack. My daughter had second horrified experience with Volvo in 5 days, she cried and said to me Mother, I had enough about this car. I dont want to be late for school again because of this car. I dont want to be left in the dark street because of this car, No more Volvo. I assured her that this thing is not going to happen again.After arranging my mother taking my daughter to school, I rang Silverstone Volvo. After Sales manager answered the phone, I told him that the car broke down again. He asked me to ring Volvo Road Assistance and tow the car directly to Volvo Silverstone to fix. On Thursday (July 17th, 2014) After sales manager rang me and left a message on my phone to ring him back. Because I was working until 10pm and I didnt ring him back. On Friday (July 18th, 2014) at 8am, I rang him back. He asked me what kind of petrol I have been filled in for this car, because they found some strange particles in the fuel. I said to him, Funny you said that, we had no chance to fill the petrol, as we only drove 5 times. The petrol in the car was from Volvo Siverstone. This explanation really pushed my anger out off my limit. Thanks god, we didnt fill the petrol. What happened if we have filled the petrol, was it our fault to make this car stop in the middle of the road?After Fridays morning conversation, I had not heard any thing from Volvo. On (July 21st ) evening, I wrote to Volvo Head Office to explained what happened, and I was going to put application through VCAT. On Tuesday (July 22nd) I received the email from Vanessa, Volvo Customer Care manager. She wrote in her email the fuel in the vehicle is contaminated and they were currently investigating. On July 25th, I received the email from Volvo Doncaster. I was told that Volvo expected to have the components required here for Monday 4th of August and vehicle ready the following day. On July 30th, I received the email from Volvo, I was told that this vehicle was due to FUEL contamination and in no way due to a product failure with this Volvo V40.After receiving this email, I was very angry. Up to this point, Volvo still denied that this car has any quality problem, even though the car was broken down twice in the middle of road in 5 days. Volvo also blamed the fuel was contaminated, though the fuel was from Volvo, not petrol station. From that day, I started my own investigation. Here are my findings:I rang VicRoad and I was told that this cars registration has been changed, but VicRoad wouldnt give me more information due to privacy law. I went to CarHistory Website to search and got the report that showed the Odometers of this car could be rollback. The reading on March 4th, 2014 was 5023km, but reading was 1146km on April 5th, 2014. On August 12th, 2014, I wrote to Volvo team and informed them that my finding has shown this cars odometer has been rollback. On same day, I got reply from Vanessa, care manager of Volvo, she wrote in her email we can confirm that in this case the report is showing incorrect odometer readings. The correct odometer readings are as follows: 2226 kms on 24/06/2014 and 2827 kms on 08/07/2014. I replied her email and attached the photocopy of contract of this car. The reading of odometers was record in the contract was 3050km. This contract was signed on June 25th, 2014.I also found the reading of Odometer was recorded as 2619km on Certificate of Roadworthiness from VicRoad on June 24th, 2014. My questions are: 1). Why did Volvo dealer change car registration number? 2). Why are there many different readings of Odometers on different documents that produced Volvo? On Friday, 22nd of August, VCAT arrange conference meetings between Volvo Silverstone and I. The purpose of this meeting was to settle between two parties. In the meeting, I asked for refund of this car. The reasons are: The car has serious quality problem. It broke down twice in the middle of road in 5 days. Volvo had opportunity to fix the car, but the problem was still there. Volvo Silverstone didnt acknowledge any faulty of this car, but blamed for fuel contamination, even though the fuel was from Volvo, not from me or other petrol station. This cars odometers was rollback based on the different document provided by CarHistory report, VicRoad and Volvo dealership.After speaking with solicitor from Consumer Fair of Victoria, I know that I have right to get refund of this car based on section 38 of Motor Trade Act 1986 and section 18, 29, 29, 259 and 260 of The Australian Consumer Law. In the meeting, Volvo Silverstone tried to settle a deal with me, they only wanted to extend 2 years of factory warranty on this car. I declined. I said to them, I was happy to compromise, but here are my conditions: 1). I wanted another new car, though I was asking for refund. 2). If you want me to take this car back, here are one condition, Volvo had to write a statement to say if this car breaks once again in next 12 months, Volvo will take this car back unconditionally and I got fully refund the price I paid for. Volvo Silverstone declined to do so.I also asked Volvo manufacture to write me a letter to explain to me about Fuel contamination issue, but Volvo Silverstone refused to do so. I asked Volvo Silverstone Dealer two questions: a). Why were there many different Odometer readings shown on different documents? Reading from CarHistory, Reading from VicRoad certificate and Readings from Volvo Contract and Volvo customer care manager? The answer from Volvo Silverstone was all these readings were wrong due to human errors, Volvo has not changed Odometer readings. b). Where did the contaminated fuel come from, because I havent filled the fuel? The fuel was from Volvo silverstone when the car was picked up. Volvo explained to me the fuel was filled by other test drivers when they had a test drive. It was the fault of Petrol Station.I told Volvo Doncaster Silverstone: You are lying to me and you make a lot of stories, I dont believe anything you said to me. This car is still in Volvo car dealer, I dont want take this car back. Volvo dealer inform me that they will start to charge fee. From tomorrow, I have to find a lawyer, which could cost me arms and legs. But I want to fight. If I have checked the history of car, I wouldnt have this mess. I paid nearly $45.000 for this car, but so far I only had nightmare. However, I have done nothing wrong, I trusted Volvo but Volvo Silverstone took advantage of me. As a consumer, I will fight to the end. I deserve a better treatment. I wouldnt let Volvo get away and continue to cheat other consumers.
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.
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.
I have had my Volvo XC60 for one year now and have driven it 20,000 miles. It handles very well on dry roads, the T5 engine has plenty of power and the transmission is extremely smooth. It gets about 27 mpg combined city/highway but requires 91 grade. It is roomy and very comfortable to drive and has some great technological options. But there is much more road noise than many lower priced vehicles - I would have expected much quieter at this price point. The voice commands are useless; I have had voice commands in Ford and GMC vehicles for the last 10 years and got used to how well they worked but the Volvo is not even close - it is very annoying to try using it. The foot activated tailgate only works occasionally, usually when you do not intend to use it. The XC60 is good to drive on dry roads but is very scary to drive on snow covered roads; again, Ford Escape and GMC Terrain are much more sure-footed in snow. After owning this XC60, I would not purchase another Volvo.
S40 - So 2 chums and I were out on the town and decided to acquire us a few fine quality bean bag-type chairs. And lo and behold we get our fine seatery out to our automotive transport only to find that we dont have enough room for the newly acquired chairs in the car. Now I know that a sedan isnt the biggest car in the world, but I feel as though we were short changed on adequate bean bag storage.
This review is describing the experience with 2021 Volvo S60 T6 AWD Inscription, having last for VIN digits **. The car was ordered in June of 2020 and delivered to the dealer from factory on 10/23/2020. It was equipped with all available options, including Polestar software, with out-of-door price of $57,450. The car was received from the dealer (Volvo Cars Mission Viejo) on 10/29/20, approximately 90 miles away from my residence – no San Diego dealer was actually willing to order the car using preconfigured specifications from Volvo website.The car failed at mile 28 away from the dealership – the odometer was at 34 miles. The first indication was that “signals are at fault”, immobilizing the left turn signaling. When the dealer was contacted the same afternoon, we were told that the car needs to be towed in (from 90 miles away), since one should not drive without operational signals. We never heard from them again. That was just the beginning of the S60 experience.During the next few days, we tried to contact Volvo directly, who advised us “that it is now dealership problem”. Not receiving any response from Volvo Cars Mission Viejo, we tried to schedule local (San Diego) service. We were put thru gauntlet, being berated by “why did you not buy the car from us” and “it serves you well since you did not buy the car here”.Finally, the car was taken to San Diego Volvo, by scheduling the appointment and the car loaner. The “customer adviser” did not show up at scheduled time; we were told to “wait until someone shows up”, since “he owns the appointment”. Hours later, he did show up and informed us that there is “no car loaner” – in spite of guarantee that one would wait for us. Having no choice, we left the car with the dealership overnight.The next morning, I was informed that the car is “repaired” – the claim was that the entire left-side electronic module (responsible for 360 camera and signaling) was faulty and was replaced. Attempting to collect the car the next day, we were presented with the same fault (no signal, no 360 degree camera) and were sent back on our way (sans car), forced to leave the car over the weekend. The next week, we were summoned again to collect the car. This time around, the car functioned for 3 (three) full days, resuming the same fault. It then escalated: it refused to start, at random intervals.We are now stuck with a brand-new vehicle (less than 500 miles on the odometer) and no recourse other than to hire an attorney. As far as buying this car – please pass. While it looks good on paper (which is why we bought it), it is the most unreliable vehicle I have ever had – including the garage queen Audi Q5. When it does drive, it is inferior to A4 and much, much worse than any Lexus sedan we owned (LS and GS). Any comparison with BMW 3 series (presumed competition) is just laughable – its handling is boat-like for anyone accustomed to BMW precision and stiff chassis. However, much, much worse than the vehicle is actual Volvo customer “support” – it turns out that there is no such thing in existence.
At random intervals while driving my Volvo XC90, I heard a loud thumping noise coming from under the hood. Immediately after, the windshield vipers turn on, the brake message gets displayed on the dashboard, then the dashboard becomes blank and I lose power. I am able to restart my car after a few minutes, but my trip computer displays fewer trip miles than before and the clock is blank. Whenever I experience this incident, it is never isolated but it occur a couple of times. But when I let the car rest overnight, the symptoms disappear. These issues generally occur on trips that are 4 to 5 hours or more in duration. Once in a while, it occurs on shorter trips of 1 hour. Once the incident is over, I see the following message on the dashboard SRS Airbag Service, Urgent. This issue has baffled two Volvo dealers in two different states and is currently with a 3rd dealer in a different state.
Our Volvo has been in the shop for endless warranty repairs. Now, our warranty has expired. Each time we travel to Ithaca, NY to have the car repaired, it costs us $64.00 in fuel costs as we have to leave the car there a day or two and it requires two trips with two vehicles to accomplish this. Is this just a financial burden we have to accept?
December 18, 2014, I purchased a new Volvo XC60 from Friendship Volvo, Bristol, TN. The one big thing I do not like is that it came with a little bicycle wheel for a spare tire. I paid $500 for an extra wheel and $216 for a tire. The next thing this spare will not go into the wheel well that the little bicycle wheel comes out of. So, you have to just put that big spare in your rear compartment and chain it down for safety reasons. Later I noticed that the bicycle wheel was only a 17-inch wheel. My vehicle came with 18-inch. I measured the diameter of the spare wheel versus the original wheel. It was 6 1/2 inches less in diameter. Here is the quote from the Volvo owners manual page 311: Caution: The vehicle must not be driven with wheels of different dimensions or with a spare tire other than the one that came with the vehicle. The use of different size wheels can seriously damage your cars transmission. I wanted to bring this to the attention of others in case they have one of these vehicles.
I love my Volvo S60 T5 but I wish a manual came with it and iPhones would work with the radio. There is some difficulty with unlatching the seat belt. Nevertheless, I love feeling safe when I drive the car.
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...
I bought a 1998 Volvo Cross Country v70 AWD turbo charged station wagon. Within a day of purchase, the car overheated. The lot said to bring it in. The car sat there all day and I picked it up untouched. I had the cracked radiator replaced, only to find it started running badly. I put it in the shop, they still have it; $2,400.00 later, the third gear was shattered. Turbo is completely missing from the car, as well as rear drive line, so it is neither all wheel drive or turbo charged. The fuel injection system needs to be replaced, it wont pass smog and the lot (Robert **) has not paid DMV fees that I paid to him. There are no plates for the car. I have begun an investigation for fees and plate with DMV. Also, the front two tires were bald at purchase and I had to replace them. I found out the car has a salvaged title. I bought the car out of desperation for $3,900.00 and after repairs, it will cost almost $10,000.00. What can I do legally with this terrible as is purchase?
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.
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.
I bought a pre-owned 3-year-old xc60 w/ mileage 60k km. The original battery dated 41-12, presumably week 41 year 2012 made in germany.. It died w/ voltage 6. The volvo on call suggested I replaced the battery. I agreed to it. But I wondered if the decision was a bad one! Could I have just jumped start the battery and the car will be back to normal? Was I misled by the mechanics? Appreciate some advise, views?
Car died. Battery was already replaced at just over 50,000 mile. Have 81000+ now. Could not get car to start and then it would not shut down lights on and ac going. Dealership cannot give a date when they can diagnose. No loaner cars avail. All of this technology on cars just presents an opportunity to have errors and problems. No more Volvos.
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.
After trying to work through an ongoing issues with the Volvo Car concierge (Customer service) they began to protract their response times. It was only when we introduced legal representation to them that they escalated the matter with no result. Buyer warning: Volvo is aware of the issues with the Volvo Car subscription product and knowingly ignores them. The customer service gave little to no assistance.
I brought my 2004 XC90 that had a brake failure that resulted into pushing the pedal to the floor to get it to stop. Then a warning light appears stating that the anti-skid needs service. This only happens after 20 minutes into a drive. I brought it to a Volvo dealership and they replaced the vacuum assist pump for $620. Two days later, with no loaner car, they sent me on my way. It failed again the first time. I drove it more than 20 minutes and I nearly got into an accident. This time, I was hearing a metallic sound and strong smell. I took the car in again and they told me an additional $1,700 is required. There are now more problems and whoever pulled the last brake caliper on twisted the hoses causing this problem. In addition, the ABS may need replacing which is yet another $2,000. The other work was done 14 months previously at a Volvo dealership and they say if this was the case, you would have had a problem much sooner, like right away. The dealership will not take the blame and I am facing $4,000 in repairs on top of the $620 already spent.
The Volvo line up is full of high-quality vehicles. Volvo has a great reputation for safety too. I also love how sporty this Volvo S40 car is. The brushed aluminum finished are reminiscent of a race car. After owning it for years, it has been incredibly reliable for me. Plus, the smooth ride easily placed this car above other makes like Audi. However, there are some sunroof leaking issues. The fuel economy could be better and the wheels are an uncommon size making tire voice limited and more costly.
Feb. 11, first occurrence. After filling up gas tank, I stopped at store for a few minutes, I came back to Volvo 2008 XC90 and it starts but immediately dies. After a few tries, I have it towed to local mechanic. He pulls code for fuel pump. Replaces fuel pump with Volvo part, but gas gauge is not working. $600 for labor (owner says wont charge), $598.00 for fuel pump.Feb.14 - Leave for cross-country trip (car reeks of gas), runs for about 2 or 3 hours then starts acting up. While driving at 75 mph, car starts missing slightly. Works issue through for a few miles then gets progressively worse until accelerator is totally unresponsive and car starts down shifting until after pulling off the road engine stalls out. After letting the car sit for about 10 min car starts up and runs like nothing is wrong for another 20 or 30 minutes. The problem starts up again until car is on the side of the road again stalled out. This happens 3 or 4 times until were near Birmingham, AL. and the check engine light comes on and displays slow down or shift up in message window. Have it towed ($65.00) to another local mechanic who specializes in imports. Have to stay night in hotel ($107.00) while he finds that fuel line connection to newly installed fuel pump is leaking (reason for gas fumes in car) and tries to clamp it tight. Check engine light still on. Cost $325.Feb. 15 - Start on road again. Seems to run fine for about 2 1/2 hrs. then same thing starts to happen again! After 3 or 4 more stops we finally pull into Volvo dealership in Jackson, MS. Feb. 16 - After Volvo tech examines previous work he finds that 1st mechanic has damaged connection between fuel pump and fuel line to pump irreparably. Because he cant be sure of previous installation, his recommendation is another new fuel pump and fuel line to pump. After installation, fuel gauge is working again. Cost $1,924.52.Feb. 18 - Leave for CA. 3 long days of hard driving, no problems. Seems like it is fixed. Feb. 20 - after arriving in CA have 3 days of short drives, with no incidents. Feb. 23 - While driving in town, car stalls out at stoplight. Restart car but check engine light comes on. Drive it to local Volvo dealer. Feb. 24 - Run full diagnostic on it next day. Cant find anything, test-driving, and no problems for them. Return car. No cost. No problems for us rest of CA stay. Some freeway high-speed driving, no more than 2 hours at a time. Frequent town driving.Mar. 13 - Leave CA. No problems for most of day. Then later in day, after maybe 7 hours driving with a few stops for gas, problem begins again. After pulling off-road at high-speed a few times we make it to our hotel. Mar. 14 - Problems again, but not until late in day. Make it to hotel. Check engine light comes on at end of day when problem occurs but after resting overnight its off in morning. Mar. 15 - Drive 2 hours to Taos, NM. and back to Santa Fe for the night, no problems. Mar. 16 - Drive about 5 hrs. before problem occurs once again. After 4 or 5 stops for problem we make it to hotel.Mar. 17 - Once again, no problems for about 5 hours then it starts up acting up. Crawl into Jackson, MS Volvo dealer once again. Check engine light on, leave engine running, they pull it into garage right away and are able to pull a few codes. They track down each code and decide its the fuel pump electronic module which they replaced. Cost: $718.56. March 22 - Leave for home. 4 hours in, problem starts again but much worse. After 4 or 5 stalls we finally make it home barely.March 25 - Car is continually stalling, even after just a few minutes driving. Deliver car to my local Volvo dealer; give him all the mechanics numbers that have worked on it for past month or so. After over a week they call and say they found debris in the fuel pump. They suggest wait for it replacing the fuel pump AGAIN!!! I ask them to call the dealer in Jackson before moving forward which I had suggested when I dropped the car off. April 5 - 6,000 miles, many unscheduled stops and nights staying over waiting for car to be repaired and about 4,000 or more (counting unplanned hotel stays) later and still unresolved.
Our new XC60 EDrive has had a number of problems. The one lasting the longest and most frustrating is our door locks/seat position settings. To make the vehicle keep the seat from automatically moving by itself, we have to set the door locks so that when you open one door it unlocks them all. The engineers in Sweden have been working on it to no avail. I wont drive the car anymore because I dont feel safe in parking lots unlocking all of the doors. Customer service doesnt even respond to our calls or emails. We thought when we bought a luxury brand, we would get safety and service. Turns out we are getting neither.