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The car is not running right. When I reached to speed 100 km per hour on gear 5, even if I trample on the gas pedals, the speed of the car increases very slowly to reach 120 or maximum 130 km per hour and no higher even if I put my foot on gas pedals much longer. And if I am going up on a hard road, the car looks like it is dead and I put on gear one and sometimes on gear two to let the car go up.Note: My car is a Volvo S40 4 cylinder 1600cc model 2007 and its counter is around 200,000. I live in Damascus, Syria and I fix my car in your branch of maintenance in Damascus from around six months and they do these steps. They changed the fuel pump and the problem did not get solved. They cleaned the four fuel sprays in the engine and the problem did not get solved. They scanned the car on their computer program and no faults appeared in the engine. They separate the catalyzer to see if the car strength comes back then we know that the problem is in the catalyzer but the strength of the car did not come back so: not the catalyzer nor the fuel pump nor the fuel sprays. Your company told me that the problem is in the fuel and I did not accept the idea and consider that they did not know how to fix it, so please let me know.
My transmission is bad and when I brought it in, the service people ignored my problem. They said that’s the way the car is. This is a brand new car and the transmission should work perfectly.
I own a 2000 Volvo S80 T6 that had to have a used transmission installed. $2600 after labor. Then my water pump started spraying out water which will be a $1000. The wiring is so complicated. My running light blinks work off and on. My headlights leak water. The sun roof will stop working occasionally. The leather wears quickly. The trunk button stopped working. It dents easy for a Volvo and the CD player screen looks like the first computer screen ever made. Other than that, for 260000 miles, even after the temp redlining, the engine’s been holding steady and the twin turbo makes it a fun ride in comfort and style.
We are completely disgusted with Volvo corp and local Ft Myers Volvo for taking our situation like a joke. We were treated terribly at the dealership this last time after a 4 year long battle with our XC90 lemon, that wasn’t recognized by you guys as a lemon. This last time your dealership said we needed a $13,000 engine due to inside damage, which was NOT the case at all. It just needed 1 $80 cylinder change. And then they had the audacity to offer a trade-in value for our car at the ridiculous low price of $9,000. HA what a joke you guys are. Im sooo glad Im not an idiot, as I got WAY more than that somewhere else and didn’t have to fork over $13,000 on a complete LIE. This dealership lies, service sucks and has been reported. I will never drive another Volvo or ever recommend one.
Own a 2015.5 VolvoXc60 T5 with 54000 highway miles. Car has been maintained meticulously. Recently had check engine light come on. Brought to dealer for check. Was advised error codes for O2 sensor and thermostat housing defect. Also advised rear brakes and rotors needed replace. Total cost to me $1800 as warranty had expired at 50K miles. Have never had to replace rear brakes in my life at 53k miles. Questioned tech and service writer regarding brakes (common on this model?) and thermostat housing defect. (Advised there has been problem with these housings.) However no recall or assistance from Volvo. Always had heard Volvo was a good vehicle with good customer service, but cannot attest to this. No help from dealer. Will be contacting Volvo USA. Not what you expect from a 45k automobile.
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...
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.
I recently drove a Volvo V90; it is quiet, easy to manage on a road or highway; enjoyable to drive. My only concern is that, since Volvo is now Chinese owned (again, Chinese owned), I am not certain they can be trusted to honor warranty issues. I brought this up with the manager and he laughed and said If youre talking about Covid-19 and its relationship to the quality of this car and whether a warranty on it will be honored, it is a moot issue. I am not convinced and really didnt even have the question addressed. As a result, I moved on and bought a good Japanese Acura RDX. It is an excellent, upscale, mid-sized SUV.
We 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 2004 XC90 w/ 90k miles on 04/20/2013. Weve had nothing but issues with the dealer and vehicle ever since. They financed us 2x in which the 2nd time we lost our warranty, however, I understand that half of the things that $1500 policy covered werent any of the things that are going wrong, and VOLVO has been aware. There are soooo many complaints and lawsuits as well I understand. Before we could even make our first payment (approx. 05/30/2013) we got a whopping 1200.00 surprise for some sort of a valve that needed to be fixed. After threatening to turn the truck in to the financial managers they decided to fix the truck, we think, proclaiming that they did a mega inspection on the vehicle prior to selling it to us. They said they reinspected the vehicle prior to returning it to us. Then around the first week in July (In Phx, 117+ temps) the AC compressor went out. They wanted to rack up that charge to approx 1800.00 to which I informed them that our mechanic family friend could fix it for 500.00. They dropped the fee to 800.00 claiming theres no way they could have know this would happen. Thankfully they let us make 200.00 monthly payments in addition to the monthly payment on the vehicle, put at almost a 500.00 per month payment. Then we took the truck for a scheduled oil change. The dealer provided us with a list of repairs on the vehicle (1 month or two ago 02 or 03/2014) in which none of the things on there (there was a timing change/motor mounts and a couple of other things..) was an ANGLE GEAR! We recently drove a 20+ mile route home from work and got off the freeway (thank GOD) to make a left hand turn and find that the truck was making an awful sound. We thought it was a blown tire with the metal of the rim scraping the ground. After pulling over and not being able to see anything, we continued about 1.5-2 mi, very slow, to get the truck home. Parked the truck and was a bit frantic trying to figure out what it could be. Now they state that the truck is only worth $4000, the repairs are going to cost us $2600. Seriously... Im trying to find alternative corporate folks to speak to re: this. This is not right at all. My husband and I are hardworking folks who cant afford this. HELP!!
Today, I found out that my 2003 XC70 with 69,000 miles and in perfect condition needs a new transmission for $6000! We also own a 2004 S60 AWD with 40,000 miles. I wonder if Ill need to spend another $6000 for that car. The dealer contacted Volvo who said, So, sorry. That awful transmission we put in that car is now yours. Congratulations!The repair manager actually had the gall to recommend we trade it in for a new one, so we could get the $1K customer loyalty discount! LOL! I will sell both of these cars as quickly as I can, and I will tell as many thousands of people what a piece of crap Volvo is. Never will I even look at a Volvo.
Used the overseas purchase program to buy my C70 in 2010. Local dealer is Gorges Volvo in Omaha, NE. Vehicle came with a 5 yr/60,000 complete maintenance/warranty agreement. Routine maintenance has been completed at my convenience and in very prompt fashion, with a loaner vehicle offered for any repairs taking over an hour or so. Vehicle has operated nearly flawlessly. The battery was drained by a Sirius radio programming problem; the battery was replaced and Sirius updated within an hour. The convertible hardtop was clamping down too hard, and had created a divot on the rear window well panel (dont know what the official name of the part is! ); Volvo adjusted the hardtop and replaced the panel. During a recent service appointment I mentioned that the passenger doors finger well for the interior door handle had worn excessively, despite infrequent use of the passenger side. They ordered the piece and replaced it within a few days. I feel the service has been impeccable, and they treat their customers with great respect. Unfortunately, this convertible has been discontinued as of 2015. I think it is a great vehicle, and my only recommendations would have been to add rain gutters above the doors (water leaks in when opening the door) and to make the seat belt more easily accessible (it is very difficult to fit my fingers into the space between the seat and door in order to grab the seat belt). Otherwise, the car has been comfortable, reliable, and quite versatile. Its a sporty convertible, with room for four, to which I also added a hitch assembly, using the vehicle for lightweight towing when needed. Sorry to see I wont be able to replace mine with a new model in several years.
If you have a Volvo car I hope you do not have to buy Volvo parts for it. I needed the plastic back part of a wing mirror and had to pay 120 for it and had to fit it myself. It is just a rook off for something they paid no more than £5 for.
We recently ordered a new Volvo V90CC and when it arrived it did not have the option package that we ordered but did have an another, different option package that we did not order or want. Volvo Laval admitted their mistake but could only offer a replacement for delivery in five months. This timing was unworkable for us and, in return for a small discount, we were forced to take the vehicle and pay for the unwanted option package. Volvo Lavals position was we have to make money on every sale. We appealed to Volvo Canada and their response was too bad because you accepted the car. Over the years we have purchased a lot of vehicles, some better than others, but this experience of being forced to pay for options that were the result of the Dealers error is the worst. A very good reason to not deal with Volvo, ever.
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.
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
The 2007 Volvo S60 is a great sports Sedan. The paint and workmanship stand out - it still looks new. The car is well powered & geared nice - perfect for driving around town and a superlative car for long distance road trips. The car is a lot of fun to drive at 60 mph+.
Like many of you, I am a die hard Volvo fan. A loyal Volvo customer, I purchased my Certified Pre-owned Volvo XC-60 a few days ago. Its almost brand new and a beautiful vehicle. I was very excited to set up the Volvo On Call app on my iPhone. It doesnt work! I ignored a few negative on-line reviews about Volvo On Call app and service. Do NOT overlook these reviews!Sadly, it took me over 5 phone calls to set the app up. Then, after paying $200 to get the app functional, it worked for one day. I was happy until the next day when the app totally failed. No services available! I called Volvo On Call... They said it will be fixed within 24 hours. Giving 24 hours, I didnt use the app. I then tried to use the app (well past 24 hours), to no avail! The app doesnt even recognize my account. It wanted me to start all over again (!).Frustrated, I called and asked Volvo for a refund. The answer... No! We dont refund for the app... I explained that its not working. Volvo, reluctantly, offered a mail-in 30 percent off coupon, which I declined. I dont want 30 percent off. I want the Volvo On Call app that I just paid $200 for to work properly, as it should. As a loyal Volvo owner, I am extremely dissatisfied. I almost purchased an Audi. I am thinking that would have been the better choice now. If you purchase a new Volvo, please be aware that the Volvo On Call app may not work! Even Volvo management will not offer you a refund - or seemingly care - if your Volvo On Call app is working properly or not. Buyer beware on this app!My Volvo is a wonderful vehicle, for sure! However, dont trust the technology or the service before you provide your credit card, as I did. Sorry, Volvo. Youve let down one of your biggest fans in me. I would recommend a Volvo, but its impossible for me to recommend that someone I care about spends $200 per year for the Volvo On Call app, as the service doesnt work and is abhorrent, at best. Please think twice before buying this app and trusting the service like I did. Its a very frustrating and disappointing experience. I cant get a refund, and the app truly doesnt perform well at all. Its good app in theory, but it lacks the practical expectation of functionality. Regretfully submitted, a frustrated and disappointed Volvo enthusiast.
I have been a loyal Volvo customer for the past nine years. My first Volvo was a S80 T6. Then, when it debuted in 2004, I upgraded to the new XC90 SUV. Some time later, I purchased the S60 R 2005 (VIN#..) which I still own. Once the new V8 XC90 was released, I parted with the 2004, and bought the 2007 XC90 V8 (VIN#..). Like the S60 R 2005, I still own it.Unfortunately, Ive had many issues with my vehicles that make my relationship with Volvo one that is bitter-sweet. Still, I love them immensely despite the constant frustration they caused me but like any love that is abused, it can change and subsequently turned to anger and feelings of betrayal! All the aforementioned products have, in my opinion, not performed well!With the 2002 S80 T6: I had to replace the timing belt during the first year; it was fortunately covered under warranty!!! With the 2004 XC90 2004: the transmission was replaced, again during the first year and fortunately again, under warranty. They notified me at the time there was an issue with that model. Any company with due diligence knowing this should have announced a re-call to fix the issue at hand.Regarding the 2007 XC90 V8: In 2010, after just three years of ownership, the power steering pump started leaking in addition to the fuel pump needing to be replaced. Additionally, many interior trim components failed in the first and second year of ownership. Despite my belief that Volvo is a quality brand (hence the reason I still own them), my faith in, and loyalty to Volvo in general, is being tested and may be showing signs of faltering! I am sure you can understand this feeling, given the enormous amount of major/catastrophic issues Ive experienced with my vehicles. The major issues alone, such as the power steering pump, leaking transmission, and failed timing belt (During the first year?) not to mention, the fuel pump in my opinion is ridiculous to the point of being absurd! I believe any reasonable consumer would at least begin to question the reliability and quality of any vehicle much less one that rests in the price range and purports the image of High-End Quality that Volvo, to this point enjoys! Unequivocally, none of the components highlighted in my opinion should have failed at their respective time periods and this is despite my meticulous maintenance and appropriate driving standard! People, I dont even take the XC90 off-road!One year ago (late 2009), the transmission in my 2007 XC90 malfunctioned and was again, fortunately, replaced under warranty. People are you with me? That is the second 1-year-old Volvo Ive had to replace the transmission! Wait, it gets better! Exactly one year later, the now 1-year-old replacement transmission in a 2-year-old car began leaking from the transmission seals. I went to the Volvo agency here (of which there is a monopoly) and they stated that the agency was owned by another company when the transmission was replaced and the new ownership/management was not responsible for the replacement of the transmission. Note that they still have the same technicians and staff operating the dealership, only the ownership and company name was changed. They further stated that the new owners are not responsible for any of the parts replaced by the previous owners. I was under the obviously mistaken impression that an official Volvo Agency was responsible for all issues regarding Volvo! Am I or are they mistaken?
I paid $43,100 cash for a 2000 Volvo from Mr. ** on July 6, 2012. It had minor wear and tear, which was expected. It had 126,000 miles. On Aug. 3, 2012, a message appeared to add coolant. I went to auto store, purchased coolant that was poured in the reservoir by sales associate with me under the hood. The message went off. I proceeded onto the interstate and the car began to smoke awfully. The check engine light popped on. It smoked even more and then shut off. My mom, my 1-year old son and I were in the middle of traffic. I called Mr. ** five times. When he answered, he said his phone is usually off then. I got it pushed on the side of the road and left it until I can get it towed to his mechanic on Sunday, which I paid $50. He never called. On Monday morning at 10 am, I called to confirm if his mechanic is looking at the car. He said he’d be to it later. At 4 pm, I called but no answer. I called Tuesday around 10:30 am. He answered and said, Oh, the head gasket is blown. You mustve driven that car hard. He said he couldn’t do anything but take it to the auction and sell it for $1,000 - $2,100 short of what I paid. As of Aug. 7, he hasnt answered the phone, returned calls or contacted me. Im a single mother with two small kids and I dont have $3,100 to throw away after having a car for a month or to get repairs. His neglect and nonchalant attitude makes me think he already knew the present issue and still sold a lemon bad vehicle. What are my rights or legal avenues? Also, the mileage now is a little over 129,000.
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.
Bought this car as a certified used car when it was 3 years old, in addition bought extended warranty for additional 5 years or 75,000 miles whichever comes first. It just turned 5 this month. Only 2 years into extended warranty, have another 25,000 miles or so left too. Warranty work since purchase included tire air pressure sensors, few minor things. Had been very happy until last week. Took in for regular maintenance to Weaver Volvo in Raleigh, NC, mentioned Id been smelling a musty/moldy smell when I turn on my a/c after not driving for few days, I suggested maybe the cabin filter needed changing. The service rep found the cabin filter should have been changed as part of my last service there, but was not done.In addition, they found that my windshield was leaking above the drivers side, and could actually be lifted up from the Inside! Both extended warranty and Volvo refused to fix it, giving me the name of recommended auto glass place, stating it was a wear issue. I stated it was not a wear issue, but a manufacturing and or Install issue. Doing my research, Ive found lots of Volvo owners complaining about the very same thing! Volvo knows there is a problem, but does nothing about it. When I contacted the auto glass dealer, I was told they will not even attempt just a reseal, because it fails, because the priming on the oem windshield is defective. They receive calls from many Volvo customers with same problem every week. They will only install a new windshield, brand new install due to their experience with Volvo windshields, breaking, and reseal failures. I decided to not deal with another OEM windshield, as the primer issue appears to be ongoing.Im very likely to have the same problem... seen other posts where customers have this same issue 2 or 3 times in a row when replacing a Volvo windshield with another Volvo windshield. Im going with Pilkington, made in the USA, and has not had these problems leaking. It is going to cost me over $500 for a new windshield installation. Im contacting Regional Service Manager about my discontent. I bought this Volvo because of its reputation for reliability, but I guess those days are over. I owned a Jeep for 22 years before I had to address a windshield leak. Your windshield should not leak at 5 years old. Some people are seeing leaks much earlier too! Its either the primer alone and/or the glue product. Id been looking to upgrade my Volvo model... dont think Ill do that now. Weaver Volvo and Volvo... so disappointed in you.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Five months ago, we bought a 2007 Volvo VNL670 truck at Arrow Truck Tampa, FL (a Volvo authorized dealer). In less than thirteen weeks, we have had to replace the EGR valve six times. I contacted Volvo customer satisfaction department after the third replacement. Today, with three more replacements in between, and after an engineer from technical support called the dealer where the truck is now, the dealers are saying that probably the fault wasnt the EGR from the beginning. They are replacing the gaskets that also might affect the valve performance, to see if that is the problem. The dealer also said that almost all engines have problems with the EGR valves, or other parts involved in that process. So, what is Volvo waiting for? Volvo trucks in North America should do a recall on that engine; replace a system that they are aware is not working properly and that the truck owners in this country are paying the price and the consequences.
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???
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.
Last Tuesday, May 15, 2012, I took my 2002 S80 T6 Volvo to the Volvo service center on a recall for the fuel pump (throttle body). After driving a few days later, I went to start my car and it wouldnt start. So I made an attempt to start it again and it started and then it shut off. After going through this several times, it finally started. Now, it has gotten worse. I have all these warning lights on and my car is running sluggish. I try to accelerate on the highway and it feels like it wants to stall.Today, I called the 800 customer service number to report it. I also called the dealership and reported it. I was told that I would have to pay for this to be repaired. I read several articles regarding this problem and feel that my car meets the need to be repaired. It’s a real safety issue. I have two kids that I transport daily to school and other school activities, and I use it to get me to work. I need the assurance that I can get them and myself to our destinations safely and without stressing that I will hope to make it. I am afraid and do not know if my car is going to stall on the highway or at an intersection. I like my Volvo and I want it to run like a Volvo should. I hope this matter can be resolved without any legal representation.
Volvo makes a great car. Whenever I get behind the wheel of another car it mostly feels like Im driving a tin can. AND, we picked up our Volvo in Switzerland. Volvo paid for the trip. My Volvo XC60 is a 2013 and my repairs have been minimal, I get great gas mileage. I have no doubt then when Im ready to purchase another car, itll be a Volvo.
Volvo XC90 - Do not buy this car. I bought one brand new from the Ontario dealer. I have had one problem after another. Most were minor, but annoying since my closest dealer is 1 1/2 hours away and they dont offer authorized repair anywhere but at a Volvo dealership. Now at just 60,000 miles, the transmission and drive shaft have to be replaced to the tune of $5000+. If the dealer does the repairs, it is $8000 and Volvo wont help one bit. Talking to my local mechanic and reading the blogs, the Volvo SUV have had a lot of major mechanical problems. Do your research, do not buy a Volvo SUV. You will be sorry.
I notice that there are no complaints about the Volvo 240! We owned one we affectionately named Christine (1983 turbo) and she saved my life in a collision with a Honda convertible that rear ended me. The Honda: totaled. Christine: NOT A SCRATCH. The police officer standing at the scene (who saw it was the driver behind me at fault) said to me, Lady, you could drive that car through a brick wall and it would not get a scratch! We just purchased an S60 for our daughter and after reading some accounts here has made me a little preoccupied. Perhaps we should have gone with the ol 240! We currently have a v70 wagon that is reliable but does have its share of repairs.
The car was ahead of its time. It is so fun to drive and gets so much attention because of the styling. The 5 cylinder turbo gets ok gas mileage and uses regular or premium. Great interior room, fun handling, really scoots. Im sorry they stopped production in 2013.
DO NOT BUY a Volvo unless you want one headache after another... They are horrible. And if you have a problem and call the 800 full phone number they will not help you with anything. Bought a used 2005 XC90, paid $ 7000. After 3 months the transmission went out. Got a used transmission to replace the old one, now a month later the electrical is shot. And although there is a recall and a fire hazard for this year and model, the Volvo company says my Vin number is not covered. WTF! Great way to do business
After 1.5 years we are still trying to get satisfaction on the leather seats. FYI, Volvo went to a new green dying process and it is not working. Within a couple of months, the color was flaking off our new car seats. There are no children, no pets, no abuse. I know I am not the only one with this problem. Im now working with Volvo customer service after the district rep agreed to replace only 1 seat cover. Gee, how generous. You are going to replace one cover on a $38,000 car (2010 S80)? I should have a reply this week, maybe.
S60 - A SAFE CAR, that is comfortable to ride in, does highways well, and you dont hear about VOLVO having recalls for mechanical or air bag defects! Also good service experience, so they keep the car in tip top shape.
I received more than adequate amount of information on the car that I like most. In fact, I drive my vehicle of choice. I was just looking at the updated model. I’ve been driving this model car since 1990. I’ve update the model every 3 or 4 yrs. My parents also had this model car & I took my driver’s test in 1 & passed. This car is expensive but it’s worth it. In 2013 I was involved in a head on collision. It was during a snow storm & a truck cross the center line & hit me head on. It was awful. I truly believed that my car saved my life. The truck was unrecognized. My car had a smashed front end. Thank God we both survived. My car was total because they said only because of the airbags went inflated and was very expensive to repair. I bet you are wondering what type of car that I drive. It’s a VOLVO!!! The best made car in the world. I would recommend it to anyone. It’s dependable, durable, and looks great. My brother even drives one. His is brand new, mines not. But I still love it. I’ll probably will update mine when I go back to work.
Searched and waited for the color combo and features on this car. While waiting I should have done some homework!! I take my car to the Mission Viejo Volvo for service, when purchased a seam of the leather was coming out, had to take it in three times to get if fixed and made sure they didnt just shove it up with a screw driver like the first two visits. THE CAR RUNS OUT OF GAS!!! Your control can say you have 30 miles or 50 miles... you will still run out. We dont let it go below 100 miles, the GM at Viejo after bringing me in his office and closing door said there is just no fix for it.The parking brake goes on while you are driving or stopped in traffic or at home and cant get it out of park... Very nice with the other patient drivers honking!!! This is my second time back in 6 weeks for brakes. First week in July they said they replaced brakes, pads and rotors! However I keep ending up in the middle of the intersection, well you guessed it less than two months later same problem. Manny says I have a lot of miles on the car so makes sense, never checking the records to see that it was just done. Just told me it was going to cost a lot.Also brought it in because the car sounds like a muscle car, the service guy asked me if I made it sound that way... Oh yea, sure. Pretty blonde mom with three kids wants to sound Gangster. No its only that the catalytic converter has gone out, they have ordered one. Maybe another week. They have had it this time three weeks. They said they were working on all the other computer problems while they wait, and may have to send a guy to school about how to fix the whole parking brake issue. My reason for buying the car was I have two new drivers in the family. They wont touch this cheered safety vehicle. Its a nightmare. Since I have had the car 10 months, they have had it 10 of those weeks and counting in the service department. Help, anyone, help me get free of the monster on wheels!!
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?!
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.
Volvo XC90 2010 - Passenger side door lock not functioning (2 times), air conditioner (not functioning), would not start 2 times.
2016 Volvo XC90 Two Months Old - Electrical Issues: Dealership was very good about giving us a loaner car but they are clueless about what is wrong with our vehicle. We had been having issues with the center console and dash screen going out. It would go out twice and then reload. Very dangerous as the speedometer blanks out while driving. My husband and I were on a trip when it blacked/blanked out and after it load we smelled a burning smell and smoke came out of the Center Screen. I have had this car only two months and have rough 4,000 miles on it. The dealership had it for a week and did not know what the problem was and indicated it was probably because it needed a software update. Common Sense would tell you if there was smoke and a burning smell that it is something more than a software update.I contacted Volvo who sent out a tech only to be told the same thing. When they went to move the car. The car would not start and the car had to be jumped. They indicated that they put meters on the battery and that nothing was wrong but they would keep it overnight to make sure it would start in the AM. The car did not start and again I am hearing that it must of happened as a result of the software updates they made. This is the fifth Volvo I have owned and never have I had these types of issues.While I can appreciate it is a new vehicle and a total redesign of the vehicle they really should know how to address these issues or at least say they will work on it until they can find out what is wrong rather than expecting me to take it home which is an hour and half away until the next time it happens. So disappointed given their corporate philosophy on safety as clearly there is an issue one that involves safety and waiting on the shoe to drop is not OK especially given the amount of money we paid for the car because they dont know what the issue is. They released today photos of the new S90. I would definitely steer clear of either of these cars until they gain experience and knowledge of all of the electrical components of these vehicles.
They covered the majority of the repair. I am satisfied.
Do not buy a used Volvo. We made that mistake. Transmission = $$$, a running issue a long time. Found to be the Electronic Throttle Body = Piece of junk! Should have been a recall!!! They got out of it with an extended warranty for the Feds. So they fixed a few. As a used car, a Volvo has been proven to be a bad choice for us. Reliable? Not at all, in fact dangerous!! Very Dangerous when the throttle acts up. Very, Very Dangerous for Kids!! I asked Volvo to pay to reprogram new ETM. They declined! They do not care that we will never buy another. They made money on this one.
I loved my 2011 XC90 when I first bought it. The interior was more luxurious than my previous BMWs. It was spacious, had amazing storage space, and had all the bells and whistles one would expect from a car that cost more than $50,000. The car is almost 5 years old, but from the beginning, there have been numerous unexpected problems. The first came when the CD player broke. For some time after the dealer fixed this, which involved taking apart the dashboard to remove the broken stereo, I heard an odd cracking noise. It turned out to be a long, hairline crack forming in the glass panel that housed the odometer. The crack originated from under the dashboard and was about 3 inches long - no doubt caused when they took apart the stereo. When I took it in for repair, Volvo warranty refused to cover this saying that I had deliberately cracked the glass! There is no way this was possible seeing how I would have had to take apart the dashboard. Nuts! The Volvo repair people believed me but said they werent authorized to fix it given that the regional Volvo repair guru had said no. They told me to call Volvo customer service, which I did, but was denied because they took the word of the idiot who evaluated my car. So whatever, I had to let it go. After all, it was just a crack.Since then, my air conditioning has imploded, shooting shrapnel throughout the hoses and the car and causing two weeks of repairs. The leather on the seats is coming apart and wearing thin. I have to replace my tires every 17,000 miles because of the way the Volvo drives. I am constantly running low on oil between service appointments. And now - and this one is my absolute favorite - rats have apparently decided to get inside my hood and eat through the engine wiring while I sleep at night. Oh yes, Volvo wires must just taste better than those in our BMW or Toyota. This is just another reason why I will never buy another crappy Volvo. I should have stuck with BMW.
Hard to believe but it happened twice and at a standstill on our Mclean VA driveway with nobody in the car: At one year interval my wifes beautiful white V90 lowered a window by itself under thunderstorm (lightning and thunder) conditions; the first time a neighbor spotted the opened window before the rain and the window was closed subsequently. The second time, very recently, while we were at home a downpour storm dropped 5 inches of rain in one hour, and the drivers side window was fully down. My wife is like a cat, any air current is a no-no and that drivers side window was lowered only once for a once in a lifetime first interview with a state trooper.Needless to say, the car floor was full of water and we mopped as much as we could. The next day, my wife went out for an errand, no problem. The next day, being out of town, I got the call that the car could not get out of park. The car had to be towed to a Volvo dealership where I was asked to lay out $1,000 for removing the carpets and look at the modules, plenty of them apparently and in the most unreasonably exposed locations. No way Jose! Making a fuss with Volvo Care in NJ headquarters, the exploration started at no cost. The fact that outside influences intervened was the reason why the warranty on the car would not apply.The fact that a window rolled down without human intervention was something that was not in their book of defects. To make a long story short, the car is at the dealership to be assessed by an insurance adjuster and this is where the shocking bit is: Volvo cars finds comfort in the fact that we buy comprehensive policies to protect the car and others and that an unhappy occurrence resulting from defective electronics (can be hardware and software) is passed on to the general public through the mutual insurance premium system. This was not the ways of the Swedish Volvo company. Volvo has become a Chinese owned company and new models can reach 65% made in China. Readout the details when you go shopping for a new Volvo model or simply dont. I was a Volvo fan and still am driving my 2012 XC70. The new Volvos resale value are plummeting for good reason. I feel sorry for the Volvo dealerships although the amount of expensive repairs is good business for the time being. My last Volvo will be a 2015, last year of the real T6, meaning 6 cylinders not the new souped up 4 cylinders given the same designation for making the same over 300 ponies: but for how long? Faith is something to be maintained and cultivated; Volvo Cars is missing in its mission: no more half million milers.
I purchased a Volvo XC60 in January 2010 and it has been the car from hell. Not soon after purchasing the car it was blowing fuses. I took it to the Volvo dealer in San Antonio and they fixed it. Not soon after that, we had to bring it back because the cigarette lighter in the back seat didnt work. We dont smoke but we use it to charge our cell phones. That was fixed also. When we purchased the vehicle, we had the dual DVD players put in because we do a lot of travel. They stopped working and we had to take it back in to get that issue resolved. All along I am telling the service center that there is something electrically wrong with the car. They continue to deny it is. In August of 2012, we are bringing our daughter to college and the battery dies and leave us stranded. I take it back to the Volvo dealer and was told that I have to pay $300.00 so that they could put a battery in the car to diagnose it. Wow! How far have customer service sunken over the years? I spoke to the service manager and after many conversations and my holding steadfast, he decided they were going to resolve the issue with no cost to me. But the person at the service center wasnt informed and when I showed up to pick up my car, he handed me a bill for $2,300.00. The bad battery cause the sensors for the air bags to go bad and they had to be replaced. I immediately asked to speak to the service manager and he informed me that it would be no cost to me. His word held true.December 30, 2013, 16 months after being stranded the first time due to a bad battery, I was stranded again while traveling. The battery died and I received a message on the console that said Reduced Performance. The car was barely capable of driving 5 miles per hour. I called the service center in San Antonio and was told to bring it in. The car is not drivable, the battery is dead again and he says to drive it in. While I am on the phone with him, the reduced performance light goes off and a service engine light comes on. When the service engine light came on, the car became drivable; therefore, I drove back to San Antonio. When I attempted to drive the car to the Volvo dealer the next morning, the battery was dead, Service Engine and the Reduced Performance lights were on. I have read several customer complaints that point to electrical problems and I know for a fact that this car has electrical problems.I called the Volvo Company of North America and spoke to them about the horrible customer service and support I received in San Antonio and asked if I could have the car towed to Austin which is not that much further from me and I was told to call the service manager in Austin and talk to him. I spoke to the service manager in Austin and he told me that I need to make sure that if I get it towed to Austin to confirm that there are not any additional charges that I may be billed for having it towed to Austin. I called the Volvo towing service and she stated that she would call Volvo to get approval and she immediately called me back and said that no one answered because they were closed for the holidays.I was going to trade my XC60 in for a XC90 but after my experience with Volvo and seeing all of the mistreatment of other Volvo customers, I have decided to go back to Honda and/or Toyota. We own a 2003 Honda CRV and it has never given us trouble. I agree with one of the other complainants, there needs to be a class action lawsuit against Volvo. It is a shame that we spend thousands of dollars as consumers and dont get the needed oversight to protect us as consumers. I am going to continue to bring this up until someone decide to listen and do something about all of the terrible service and rip offs happening to me as a consumer.
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.
I had service performed on my 2005 XC90 V8, replacement of a serpentine belt and a pulley, at Chase Parkway Volvo. Later, the service manager states that I need to replace an additional pulley and tensioner as well as tie rods in my front wheels. I wondered what my tie rods had to do with the serpentine belt repair and why was I not informed about the additional pulley and tensioner. At the same time, I was informed on the belt and pulley which was the reason the vehicle was in for service. Well, I did not let that dealership do the additional work. So when my SUV was finished, I noticed that the check engine light was on. I immediately turned off the vehicle and entered the service shop informing the tech that did the repairs and did the very long test drive that this light was on.The tech quickly stated that, Well, it was not on when I drove it and then walked out to the car and found what I told him was in fact true. Okay, so the SUV was brought back into the shop and connected to the computer. Within seconds, it showed codes. The tech claimed he did not know what the codes meant. The service manager then came over telling the tech he had to stop working on my SUV and go deliver a new car. Next, the service manager told me that if I wanted him to check the SUV any further, I would have to pay for it. I told the manager that the light was NOT on when the SUV came in for service. The tech turned off the warning light, told me that the light may come back on but its okay to drive. I asked for a copy of the sheet with the codes and left.Just after a short drive home, the check engine light comes on again, so I made an appointment with another dealership in Milford, CT. I told the service advisor I wanted to have a tensioner and pulley installed as advised by Chase Parkway Volvo. Well, once the tech from CTs Own Volvo looked at the sheet I gave them showing the codes, he knew just where to look and found what he needed then. This tech found that the MAF (Mass Air Filter Sensor) wiring harness was PINCHED and he also found that my oil dip stick was missing. After further inspecting the XC90, he determined that I did not need to replace the pulley or the tensioner nor did I need tie rod, as claimed by Chase Parkway Volvo. CTs Own Volvo tech made a repair to the wiring harness and made a temp fix to the dip stick shaft because the dip stick needed to be ordered.I drove back to Chase Parkway Volvo and requested they return my oil dipstick. Of course, they claimed they had no need to remove it and did not know where it was, never saying anything about where I had the XC90 serviced Chase Parkway BLAMED the Other Place for removing the dipstick. I talked to a female who claimed she was a Part Owner. Her first offer after denying that they had anything to do with its disappearance is paying half then after coming back from the parts dept, she asked if I would pay $12 for a new dipstick. A few days later, I went to pick up the part and the parts manager told me NO CHARGE. Okay fine, thats how it should be.Now, I had called Volvo of America and filed a complaint that Chase Parkway tried to have me pay for parts that I did not need and that the oil dipstick was missing, the MAF wiring harness was pinched and the issue regarding the check engine light. Okay, a few days later after filing the complaint, I was contacted by customer service of Volvo of America and informed that the regional manager for that area would be informed of the issue and that I would not be informed as to what the outcome was. They wanted to keep it In House. Now, there are two invoices from two different Volvo dealerships saying two different things, one showing an additional charge for repair in the amount of $1,300 and one that states that those parts are not needed. I filed with the BBB and that was a waste of GOOD time. Of course, Chase Parkway denied and made excuses for everything, but they could not and would not explain how my SUV was damaged and came up missing the oil dipstick. They claimed they spent over 30 minutes looking for reasons the codes appeared and did not charge me. They stated I refuse to let them make the repairs meaning install the additional parts pulley tensioner and tie rods. They denied doing any inspection and that the MAF was nowhere near the repairs they made. They refused to explain how and why they found I need tie rods since they did not do an inspection. The tie rods are in the wheels a good distance from the engine. Now the MAF is located as you face the SUV on the right side and it is under the air filter enclosed in a box that requires Special Tool to remove.To date, Volvo of America has made NO EFFORT to examine the XC90 to find out if in fact Chase Parkway tried to charge for repairs that were NOT NEEDED, or if CTs Own Volvo did not do the inspection to Volvos standard. What Volvo of America did was to COVER UP for a BAD dealership. I will not buy another Volvo EVER and I have been buying them for over 30 year. This XC90 was my 8th Volvo. I cant drive the XC90 further than 25 miles from home in fear that the transmission will stall again while in traffic. This is a major safety issue that Volvo HAS NOT addressed. I suggest that if you buy Volvo, DO NOT buy at CHASE PARKWAY VOLVO, Watertown, CT. Should you do, then make sure you keep an eye on what work you have done and all parts they charge or claim you need.
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.
My check engine light flashed while driving on Tuesday November 20th at about 4:45 pm. I was nearest my local Mechanic shop and the tech plugged in the computer gadget that reads what is happening and told me a housing under the hood needed to be removed to investigate further. I took the car in the next morning and found out that my timing belt was about 1/2 shredded and ready to break at any moment. I was told I couldnt drive it and that the repairs would not be completed until Tuesday November 27 following the Thanksgiving Holiday. I have a 2005 wagon and the timing belt was replaced by Volvo at 125K. The car now has 165K miles. I was very lucky that I did not have a catastrophic failure and a ruined engine. It was just coincidence that this unrelated issue required a more thorough investigation of the housing where the timing belt is. Timing belts are not warrantied by the Volvo 2015 Lifetime Warranty Plan (no surprise there) but an average belt lasts upwards of 100K miles and is recommended to be replaced at/near that time. I have all documents showing when the belt was replaced and yet Volvo is not standing behind this product. I dont see any grey area here. This could in no way be something that was done by me. It looks as though the local Volvo dealer either DID NOT install the belt at 125K or it was clearly a faulty unit. I submitted a claim to Volvo Corporate for reimbursement and was denied. A HUGE violation of consumer trust and manufacturer integrity. A final note: Volvo refused to share with me the details of the investigation nor did they provide any reason for the denial except to state it was an internal matter and that timing belts are wear items. I requested a written accounting for my records and was also denied. I could not even get the name of the Corporate official who made the decision.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
My parents bought the new 2016 XC60 in Dec 2015, arrived Jan 2016 - we have owned XC90 2004 in past with no problems, bought another for the safety and reliability. However the car dealership have been an disappointment. It has an electrical problem somewhere they cant trace. First replaced the amplifier a few months ago but the random & frightening loud sounds continue. Its unnerving to have the loud electrical sounds occur. It can be when you start in the garage, or just driving down the street - no warning. The Dealership says theyve not heard of this problem and are not offering a solution. I think the beautiful new car is a lemon and makes me doubt if I want to keep the Volvo. Its disappointing to see the dealership be dismissive of a senior adult couple who just wanted to buy a new car and are having this experience.
I bought my Volvo in 2012 and it was brand new at the time. I have had minor, manageable issues with Volvo ever since (replacing fuses, replacing a rear shock, etc...). However, while bringing it in for my last service, I completely ran out of oil on a secluded road with very little cell service (I was so lucky I could call for help). My oil pressure light came on and I pulled over immediately. When I checked the oil, there was not even a drop. I called Volvo and they said to continue driving until my car could go no further, seriously?! I called my father-in-law and he brought 4 quarts, which we added, and it barely registered on the dipstick.Volvo currently has my car, is replacing the piston rings, since that is what caused the engine to burn oil. They gave me a loaner car for a week. They admit that this is Volvos fault and are replacing the rings at no charge to me. However, after I started doing extensive research into this issue, I stumbled across a recall on my car. Volvo recalled certain 2011-2012 vehicles that were not alerting the driver of a low oil pressure situation. After calling and talking to the General Manager at Smothers European in Santa Rosa, I was told that they have made at least 10-12 of these piston ring repairs, and replacing the rings is what Volvo has advised them to do. I dont think that is acceptable. Any kind of engine problem, especially running on no oil, really damages the entire engine. I would be happier if they replaced the whole engine, but not satisfied.For something that is a design flaw with Volvo, customers are being forced to accept a flawed product, which will greatly reduce the cars resale value. This is unacceptable and Volvo needs to compensate customers appropriately to stand by the companys claim that their core values are quality, safety, and environmental care and that they are working with energy, passion, and respect for the individual.
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.
In 2008, I purchased a white 2008 Volvo S40 brand new car from the dealership with 100 miles. On May 24th, 2014 (a month and a half ago), my Volvo was parked on a hill with the hand brake engaged. On that day my vehicle had 59,100 miles on it. That day, my car rolled down a hill and struck a 2014 Ford F-150. Being that I am cheap and only had liability insurance, my insurance company only covered the vehicle that my Volvo struck. My flawless car was now damaged and bruised with tons of work to be done.A police officer knocked on my door roughly 20 minutes after the accident and told me what had happened. The police officer noted that when he had arrived to the scene of the accident, he noticed the hand brake was fully engaged and that my car was completely locked. Being that this was not an act of negligence, I knew that there was something up the hand brake. When I found out that my insurance wouldnt cover the costs of the damages done to my vehicle, I called Volvo to start investigating. Once I called them, they said they would have an inspector/engineer come out to check the car.After two weeks and no follow up, I called again to schedule an appointment. This time they asked me to drive my damaged vehicle to the nearest dealership to have the engineer inspect it there. I had to crawl through my passenger door because of the one side pinching my driving door to where it couldnt open properly, then drive it there. When arriving the inspector/engineer hopped in and went on a test drive to test the hand brake. He first set it on an incline to test the hand brake. As he engaged the handbrake, he disengaged the brake and both of us were witnesses to the vehicle moving down the hill. This resulted in having a defective hand brake. The hand brake needed adjustment according to the engineer. He said Volvo is not responsible because in the warranty and services manual, in tiny writing on only one small page, it says to check/adjust the handbrake every 15,000 miles.Therefore, Volvo North America would not take any responsibility and I am left with a pos damaged Volvo. Is Volvo to blame or is my local mechanic shop? They dont tell their customers about these small issues and checks and on top of it all, my car only has 59,000 miles and I bought it BRAND NEW. WHY would it need adjustment after only 59,000 miles. Service History Details: I had all my services done on time until 30,000 miles at the Volvo dealership. After 30,000 miles it was more convenient for me to take it to a local Kwik Kar Lube Mechanic shop to have my regular maintenance. From 30k-60k Ive had all maintenance done on time there at the shop.
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.
Bought a new Volvo S60 2012 from Carlsen Volvo in Palo Alto. The paint started to peel with less than 13K miles. They stated that it is caused by sprinkler water and therefore not under warranty. The car must be completely repainted since the paint is peeling on the entire surface. It cost me $8609.66 to repaint.
I officially have had it with Volvo USA, Volvo of Oklahoma City!!! I messed up by believing the hype behind Volvo. I messed up for paying for a preowned Volvo just out of warranty. I messed up by trusting Volvo would be a car that would make it past 50,000 or 80,000 or 100,000 miles without multiple expensive major car issues. I should have purchases an insane extended car warranty. Dont be fooled like me.In April of 2018, I had completed doing my research on the car that I had been wanting to get since the new design of the Volvo XC 90 had dropped. I worked closely with my credit union to secure the financing necessary to go and seal the deal with MY CAR!! I chose a pre-owned 2016 Volvo XC 90 Momentum, that had the upgraded bells & whistles. It was just out of the manufacturers warranty, but it is a Volvo, which were known for going well into the 300,000-mile radius. The cost for this luxury vehicle was a stretch, but I knew, based on the high ratings of the reliability, advanced safety, performance, and the technology that I would be happy for years to come. I kept my vehicle maintained with Volvo’s “Authorized Servicer”; the only within a 150-mile radius.THE PROBLEMS BEGIN. Just 3 short months after having my beautiful car, I had noticed that my a/c was not cooling, and in Oklahoma… you need that air blowing full blast during our Summers! I took my car to the “Authorized Servicer” that would be VOLVO OF OKLAHOMA CITY. They ran a test to make sure there were no leaks in any hoses, and cycled U/V dye through the system; they stated the reservoir was simply empty, so it was filled. Three short months later no a/c AGAIN. I take my car for a second opinion at to a well-respected a/c servicer in town. They ran the what appeared to be the same test and inform me that the A/C evaporator (MAJOR REPAIR) needed to be replaced; a $2,700 fix. I was told that this is a highly unusual fix for a 2 year old vehicle. In fact, the tech stated the last time he had a vehicle in to replace this was on a 2002 model. Back to the issue. I panic then contacted Volvo USA, they agree to assist me with 50% of the cost of the part to be replaced, which left a whopping $1800 for me to pay out of pocket, but only to be completed with their “Authorized Servicer”. I had it repaired with Volvo of Oklahoma City.Next, just a week and ½ after getting my Volvo back, I get MULTIPLE illuminated lights. Get this... the Check Engine Light, SRS Airbag light, and the Auto-Hold light. I did not panic, called the “Authorized Servicer”, and was told to just bring the car in for them to check it out; they figured something maybe just did not get plugged back in. WRONG!! I get a call stating that both the Turbo Gasket AND the O2 Sensor was bad, and would need to be replaced. That was not all... Volvo of OKC stated the Auto-hold button was broken, and this fix was quoted $1650. I took my car to a local Volvo dealer for a second opinion, and determined the lights were all on due to a second battery (auxiliary battery) going out. They replaced it and fixed the Turbo Gasket for $500 less than Volvo of OKC. Thank you Swedish!! I HIGHLY recommend them.Fast forward to December 23, 2019. My car was serviced at Volvo of Oklahoma City for a routine oil charge which is $179, but it is meant to last up to 10,000 miles or 1 year (whichever comes 1st). I also had my brakes and rotors replaced which cost me $850. They check my car with their routine Multipoint Inspection and only note that my tires should be replaced in the near future. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about a oil leak!! I get my car back with absolutely no mention about an front crack seal and leak. 3 weeks (of my 1 year) after my $179 oil change (mind you I am supposed to have. MY OIL LIGHT IS ILLUMINATED letting me know that I needed to add oil. I call them and am then told that it appears that my car has an oil leak in the front crack seal, but they didnt think it was serious enough to mention (can I be the judge of that). I ask for a call from the manager and get a ** response of, Well, it was noted on page 2 of your paperwork. Are you kidding me, do you feel that was not worth mentioning BEFORE my $179 oil change!!! He stated, Well you would have needed to get the oil changed anyways. I was furious and stated I would not have opted to overlook that type of issue, and would have appreciated the knowledge as I trusted them with informing me of this. I was quoted $1166 to fix this issue. Volvo USA stated they could not assist me in trading this in toward another vehicle, and they also would not be able to further assist me with my vehicle. Volvo of OKC MANAGER said that he was willing to give me a 10% discount for my inconvenience. I told them I want my $179 back they said only if I get my vehicle fixed there????. I AM BEYOND PISSED! #VolvoCarsUSA #VolvoCarsOfOklahomaCity #VolvoCarsNorthAmerica #LemonOfAVolvo #DisappointedVolvoOwner #HorribleCustomerService #StandBehindYourNameVolvo #Trash
The volume of service issues with this car (2016 XC90) is incredible. I am working to have all of my service records released and then will post them for proof. Issues are as follows: On 10 hour trip - autopilot cut out - this is a charged accessory upgrade. On a 5 hour trip - autopilot unavailable again. On a 5 hour trip returning home and ALL audio shuts off. Navigation was not communicating so it was then noticed that no music, not turn signal noise, no locking noise, no nothing. Coolant light came on - refilled after FINALLY finding someone who could tell me where to locate. Came on again. Dealer said they have noticed this issue a few times... Hose is clamped too tight from factory and needs replaced.
I 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.
Wheel fell off New XC60 at 580 miles. Driving on the freeway at rush hour, probably doing 30 MPH the front drivers side wheel departed the car. I drove safely off the highway and the wheel didn’t hit any other vehicles. Volvo USA claimed no responsibility, the dealer sent me away with no support. Repairs cost just over $6400. Volvo USA’s FSR said if the wheel wasn’t properly torqued it would have failed with 10 miles. Volvo San Diego stated that they DID NOT check wheel lug torque during Pre Delivery Inspection.Volvo San Diego’s service manager John ** told me that the FSR checked all the lug nuts remaining on the car and they were all “torqued perfectly” - this is improbable since at the scene of the failure I thought I might put the spare on and drive to the dealer - I removed one lug nut on each of the passenger side wheels - when I actually saw the damage on the drivers side I realized what a stupid idea it was and put them back on the car - but the chances I put those two nuts back on at 105 ft lbs with the tiny lug wrench in the car “perfectly” are extremely remote.Mr ** also said they could only get one of the 5 lug nuts on the hub that failed to torque properly, but this damage was due only damage at the time the wheel left the car. I would ask how did they determine this give they didn’t check before delivering the car. I asked Volvo USA to provide the calibration records for the equipment used to install the wheels at the factory in China for the time of assembly. They didn’t even respond to this request - except to acknowledge it was received. I believe Volvo did not properly investigate this incident, they failed to properly back their product and their dealer let me down as a customer by totally ignoring this failure and to my knowledge they still don’t do a basic safety inspection of checking torque on lug nuts before allowing customers to drive away.
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.
Random airbag exploding -- O.k. Volvo v70 rainy evening. I go to my car to run an errand, get in, start it and BOOM! Thought I had been shot. I turned the car off jumped out half deaf and realized what had happen. What the hell.
Best customer service and best safety record. NIELLO Volvo is the best dealer in the area. They have quality cars-new and used-and take excellent care of their customers. I have been a Volvo owner for 14 years and am on my 4th car. I LOVE Volvo!!!
Bought a 2007 S40 less than 6 months ago with 60,000 miles on it. Transmission just went out. Called Volvo and they said Sorry warranty was 50,000 miles and they wouldnt help. I bought the car specifically for the low miles. What a lemon. Plan to sell it and never will buy another. Stay away from Volvo.
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.
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.
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 bought a V70XC Beautiful car/showroom condition. That was it. It has been nothing short of a money pit, a nightmare I wake up to everyday and a constant enemy. I have replaced the transmission 2 times and 1 engine in less than 40K miles. A myriad of sensors failed that NO ONE can diagnose. The dealership is 70 miles away and NO ONE will work on them. ALL mechanics run when I pull up. Immediately telling me they dont work on them. It has literally spent more time on the back of a tow truck than on the road. If I didnt have my ANGELS I know this car would have already killed me. It has failed to accelerate in the WORST possible times, intersections, pulling into traffic etc.Theres just no words to express my anger toward VOLVO and SWEDEN without corrupting my soul. I once owned the YUGO in the 1980s and I have often wished I had it back compared to this total Mechanical and Engineering Mistake of the Century. My problems are typical I discovered. I didnt get just a lemon, apparently that is all they made. If you buy one after reading these reviews then you deserve it. I bought another car yesterday and its NOT a Volvo and I will never look at them the same. I pity anyone I see in one. But thats not often. I dont see them on the road often.Thank God I am free of that BEAST of burden. Now I actually look forward to driving since I got another car. I dreaded even having to drive it to the store. Owning it probably took 10 years off my life too. Good Riddance Volvo. I hope you bankrupt. Shame on the Swedens for making such a horrible, horrible piece of junk. OH, did I mention the fact I only put 50,000 miles on it? AND about 50,000 dollars in it.
After some communication with the company, I got a full reimbursement of the price difference.I guess each case is different. I do suggest to communicate with the customer service department as much as you can; most of the time, the issue can still be resolved. If you are so unlucky and encounter a similar situation that I had, be patient and hold your ground. After all, a big company still cares about their reputation while trying to save cost. Although the process was tough and long, I am glad the result turned out to be reasonable. I hope the same unfortunate accident would not happen to you, but if it does, stay calm and go through customer service to fight for your rights seem to be a good way.
I have always loved the Volvo and the ride is beautiful; however I must share this. Yesterday I almost got killed 4 times just trying to figure out how to get back to Sirius radio from another screen, Volvo has always been about safety, but the more complicated they keep making all the accessories and amenities, the more dangerous it has become, trying to figure things out, I almost hit the car in front of me a few times and missed my exit. It is the most frustrating experience. Does Volvo think their cars seem more luxurious by being so complicated? Its ridiculous, make it intuitive so people like me (65 years old) dont go crazy just wanting to get to a radio station, and even once it was figured out by my daughter, it still took about 5 steps to get there, again, danger!!! If texting is considered dangerous, to me this is much worse. For your info, I had a 2 hour car ride just looking at the navigation. No radio. I am so frustrated!!!!
This is the second XC 70 I bought new. Both cars required some costly repairs at about 100,000 km. On my current 2008 XC 70, the fuel door locking mechanism failed in spring 2012 at 95,000 km. The failure caused the fuel door to stick visibly open. The part that broke looked like a $3 plastic part. However, the repair including labor came to over 300 dollars Canadian. I am angry about it because in order to save a few pennies on the locking mechanism, Volvo put an obviously cheap part in, which failed prematurely and necessitated an expensive repair.In Jan. 2013, at 108,000 km, the valve that regulates the pressure in the tank and recirculates fuel vapors into the engine failed. This was indicated by the Check Engine light coming on. The replacement of the valve, including labor, is over 500 dollars Canadian. According to the service technician, it is quite common to see this part fail between 100,000 and 150,000 km. These types of failures dont fit with the image that Volvo is promoting that Volvo makes solid cars that are designed to last. At this point, Im not sure if I will buy a third Volvo. Perhaps Nissan, Toyota, Audi or BMW stand up better.
We decided to give Volvo a shot in addition to the Porsche and Mercedes SUVs we were considering. The sales team was so horrible and disorganized that were not even considering Volvo at all anymore. Typical used car lot type of dealership; if youre looking for a luxury experience, stick to the other brands.
I have only had this Volvo XC90 for two months. Its a 2006 with 55,000 miles on it when I purchased it. Im the second owner and the car has a clean record. After so many trips into service, I am now at 58,000 miles. I have been in five times in two months for multiple issues. Some of which were issues before I drove it off the lot which should have been caught, such as a burned out front lamp, a broken Sunroof visor door. Windshield fluid valves were turned underside the hood. Cruise control button would disengage during driving, faulty brakes, 5-year old recalls for wiper arms and tie rods.When I finished my last service, they told me I had two more problems to fix which can wait until my 60,000 mile major maintenance. Both are hoses, one which I have to pay out of my pocket. One and a half weeks later, now I have two alarm messages: anti-skid service required and anti-skid has been temporarily turned off, meaning that I have either no ABS function or no AWD function. I am truly disgusted. I wish I never bought this car even though I really love it. I feel like the dealer did not do a 22-point check for a non-lemon car. I bought this car for its high safety standards and the crossover midsize for a family of 6. I really did not get this for mass repair and high costs. I will not buy another Volvo even if its brand new.
This is my second Volvo and this one is literally falling apart on me; I am talking lemon... The leather seats are all falling apart; they have actual holes from the sun, I am assuming, and the headliner is all falling down. From the day I bought it, I have had no air conditioner. In the state of Florida, I drive around in 101 degrees in the summer. I have always had so much good to say about Volvos and do stand behind them but the one I have as a single person, I am the only driver to and from work.The outside looks great; it is the inside and now the air bag sign is on and they are not working. Really???? I paid a lot of money for this car and I am so disillusioned to say the least. So for whatever it is worth, this is what I am dealing with. Somehow I am stuck with this vehicle that is falling apart on me and financially there is nothing I can do. Is there any call back on any of this for this vehicle? Anyone, somebody, anybody???
I bought a 2005 S60 in January of 2008. It was a leased vehicle that my friend had and we went through the dealer to buy it. We paid for the certified used car warranty. Under the warranty, ball joints had to be replaced and we had no other problems with it.It now has 120,000 miles on it and now all kinds of things are going wrong. My husband replaced the rear bearings this year and the fuel pump went recently. After he replaced the fuel pump, the car would not stay running and we had to have it towed. The pump electronic module was found to be bad. The original design had it mounted under the car where it is exposed to the elements, and guess what, it corroded and needed replacement.Volvo issued an update (should have been recall) and relocated it inside the spare tire well. Car still would not run. Diagnostics have traced it to the ECM. This bill is now up to $4,000.
A general $100 inspection and oil change turned into a $4,900 repair bill. In short Volvo of Oakville removed an integral part on my car without warning or consent. 2000 KM later the car died and was towed to the nearest Volvo dealership who examined the car and determined the part removed by Volvo of Oakville allowed water and debris into the engine bay, causing the timing belt to slip and ultimately resulting in $4,900 of damage.On August 13th, 2013 I took my car to Volvo of Oakville to be serviced in advance of a drive to Winnipeg and back. Upon completion of the servicing I was informed there was a defective part called the belly pan which was removed without notice or consent. I was advised that they were unable to replace the part because it was not in stock. I asked how the removal of this part would impact my trip and was informed it would not, and that I could travel to Winnipeg as planned. It was recommended I return before winter to have the part replaced.August 24th, 2013 I drove to Winnipeg. On the morning of August 26th, 2013 I departed Winnipeg to come home. My car broke down 100 KM into the trip. I had the car towed to Volvo of Winnipeg where they inspected the car and provided a diagnosis that the missing belly pan allowed water and debris into engine bay, and caused the complete engine failure resulting in $4855.06 of damage. These findings by Volvo of Winnipeg are in writing.I called Volvo of Oakville to inform them of this and ask for their assistance. I invited them to inspect the car before authorizing any repairs. They declined. Instead, they directed my concern to Volvo Canada. I spoke with Volvo Canada and they assured me my grievance was with Volvo of Oakville. I was stranded in Winnipeg. My only option was to have the car repaired in Winnipeg at my own expense. September 9th, Volvo of Winnipeg completed the repairs and I drove home. September 16th, I detailed my position and emailed a request for compensation to the President of Volvo of Oakville. September 17th, the Service Manager at Volvo of Oakville replied and we began a month long exchange of emails in an unsuccessful attempt to resolve my grievance.CORE ISSUE:It was negligent of Volvo of Oakville to remove an integral part from my car. Not only was the part removed without my consent, Volvo of Oakville removed it knowing they did not have a replacement part in stock. In addition, Volvo of Oakvilles recommendation to travel without this part is grossly negligent, especially since written evidence provided by Volvo of Winnipeg points directly to the car failing because the belly pan was not there to protect against water and debris. I have an audio recording of Volvo of Oakville technician, Andre ** (who I have been advised is no longer employed by Volvo of Oakville) recommending I travel to Winnipeg and back without the belly pan. This negligent recommendation lead to the failure and damage to my car.Volvo of Oakville has challenged the competency of Volvo of Winnipeg. In addition, they have denied that they recommended I travel to Winnipeg without the belly pan even though I have an audio recording of the technician recommending I *do* travel to Winnipeg without it. Do yourself a favor and do not have your car serviced here unless you are independently wealthy and LIKE BEING WRITTEN TO IN ALL CAPS BY THEIR SERVICE MANAGER MICHAEL **.
Ive owned this 2016 Volvo S60 Premier T5 for almost 2 years now and it has been a great car so far. The only peeve I have is the engine start/stop when sitting in traffic. Its really sensitive to the speed of the car but luckily it can be turned off. The car has plenty of safety features with the tech package including the lane departure warning and BLIS. Also I highly recommend the sport package. While the 19 wheels arent too flashy the shorter more aggressive springs make the car handle great on windy roads. Altogether the Volvo S60 is a great car.
Anyone have this problem with their Volvo? And if not you should be aware of a little maintenance the service department should do so this expensive bill does not happen to you. I had water in my drivers side floor in my 2011 Volvo XC60 SUV. I took it to the dealer service department and they told me that I probably have dirt clogging up the channels in the sunroof. I rarely use the sunroof, but okay. I asked how I can prevent the debris from building up in the channels and I was told that when I bring it in for maintenance (oil change, tire rotation etc.) I should ASK them to use air to clean out the channels. WHY IS THIS NOT INCLUDED IN A REGULAR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE!??? It is a SERIOUS design flaw in the car... I got the call today from the dealer that there is water all throughout the car and the seats have to be pulled and the carpet dried. The cost for this will be $1477!!! AND the computer under the driver seat may need to be replaced at a cost of $1700! I can purchase a laptop for that! Please inform your friends to ask their mechanic or service pro to clean out the channels of their sunroof and avoid this expensive design flaw in Volvo.
I currently own a 2008 Volvo C70 with only 60K miles. Although the car is OK in general the leather seats are terrible. I have kept these seats cleaned with leather cleaner but that has not done any good. These seat have worn, cracked, and split leather. The manufacturer will not help in any way. The same was true for my 2001 Volvo S60, which at the time on trade in only had 70K miles. I thought at the time that I just did not take care of those seats. That was wrong on my part. They just make terrible seats. I have learned my lesson. Never again will I purchase a Volvo. PS repair cost are also very high.
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.
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.
My cooling van has failed. It wont shut off and is causing my battery to drain all the way down. There was a recall for this problem; but according to the experts, my car, a 2002 Volvo S60, doesnt qualify. Ive read over a dozen blogs about this same problem on Volvos from years other than the 1999-2001 models recalled. It seems to me the problem goes beyond the models Volvo of North America is saying. How many failed cooling systems does it take to admit its a prevalent problem?
I have a fairly new XC90 T8 and have continuously problems with the electronic and the software. Talking to the Dealer is useless since there is only one person at Schumacher who knows a little. All others know nothing. So is Wallace Volvo in Stuart. My Volvo has 10k miles on it and has spend quite a long time for software repair in service. Having a problem since the beginning is most accurate. I could not load the battery over 6 miles capacity, The alarm for the Engine comes on now and then and shortly after that it says, You have problems with the 12 volt system. The Virtual display shuts on and off during driving etc. Its an ongoing battle and I want to return the car and get a new one. What do I need to do and whom I should contact.
Purchased this car, and while driving on the freeway ran out of gas. Estimated mileage had shown I had 50 miles to go, when I ran out. Since I was on the freeway, I had to quickly pull over and it caused me to hit some home. A bit of damage happened to the front of the car. Sensor cap fell off. Volvo offered to only replace that. Dealership had to replace the fuel gauge, and the gas door (that wouldnt open). A lot of faulty sensors with this car. Rear camera stops working when it gets wet. Air conditioner randomly stops working. Front driver’s side window rolls down slowly. Can keep the air conditioner running when you lock the car from the outside, as it shuts down the engine. Radio always seems to be playing when car is off. The self braking system goes off randomly, almost causing crashes. Bought this car because it’s a Volvo. Suppose to be safe for the little family... Its not.
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 contacted Volvo because I found a crack in the rim of my 2008 S80. I had previously visited the dealership on several occasions because of air pressure issues as the light was coming on frequently. Volvo is not willing to take responsibility for what was most likely a faulty rim since the car has over 60k miles on it. I thought wheels should last the life of the car????? Then I have read multiple forums in which many people have been through this problem worse than I have.
To start I bought the xc60 based on all the research and feedback I got from people who had/have experienced Volvo and other consumer reports for its safety. All I ever heard was how long they last and how they are a very reliable brand. Unfortunately I have had less than that experience and so far the service at the dealership has to date put a nail in the coffin so to speak. I should begin with the oil consumption problem, which btw Volvo is fully aware of. After multiple trips back and forth to the dealer, specific testing done on the car with test results that were sent directly to Volvo themselves for a diagnosis! They offered to correct the problem and replace the parts in the engine in order for it to run and consume oil and fuel properly. Amongst many other trivial issues such as alignment, vent issues and speaker problems, the oil consumption problem is my biggest concern. I have two beautiful children I drive around in that vehicle! The first time I had an issue the car was almost completely out of oil! What if the engine seized? I spent thousands on the car which btw I bought brand new! It doesnt have much time left on its warranty and I contacted Volvo to extend the warranty solely on the new parts they replaced due to the issue. Nothing less, nothing more! They denied my request and I am beyond frustrated! So dissatisfied by this purchase!
This review is describing the experience with 2021 Volvo S60 T6 AWD Inscription, having last for VIN digits **. The car was ordered in June of 2020 and delivered to the dealer from factory on 10/23/2020. It was equipped with all available options, including Polestar software, with out-of-door price of $57,450. The car was received from the dealer (Volvo Cars Mission Viejo) on 10/29/20, approximately 90 miles away from my residence – no San Diego dealer was actually willing to order the car using preconfigured specifications from Volvo website.The car failed at mile 28 away from the dealership – the odometer was at 34 miles. The first indication was that “signals are at fault”, immobilizing the left turn signaling. When the dealer was contacted the same afternoon, we were told that the car needs to be towed in (from 90 miles away), since one should not drive without operational signals. We never heard from them again. That was just the beginning of the S60 experience.During the next few days, we tried to contact Volvo directly, who advised us “that it is now dealership problem”. Not receiving any response from Volvo Cars Mission Viejo, we tried to schedule local (San Diego) service. We were put thru gauntlet, being berated by “why did you not buy the car from us” and “it serves you well since you did not buy the car here”.Finally, the car was taken to San Diego Volvo, by scheduling the appointment and the car loaner. The “customer adviser” did not show up at scheduled time; we were told to “wait until someone shows up”, since “he owns the appointment”. Hours later, he did show up and informed us that there is “no car loaner” – in spite of guarantee that one would wait for us. Having no choice, we left the car with the dealership overnight.The next morning, I was informed that the car is “repaired” – the claim was that the entire left-side electronic module (responsible for 360 camera and signaling) was faulty and was replaced. Attempting to collect the car the next day, we were presented with the same fault (no signal, no 360 degree camera) and were sent back on our way (sans car), forced to leave the car over the weekend. The next week, we were summoned again to collect the car. This time around, the car functioned for 3 (three) full days, resuming the same fault. It then escalated: it refused to start, at random intervals.We are now stuck with a brand-new vehicle (less than 500 miles on the odometer) and no recourse other than to hire an attorney. As far as buying this car – please pass. While it looks good on paper (which is why we bought it), it is the most unreliable vehicle I have ever had – including the garage queen Audi Q5. When it does drive, it is inferior to A4 and much, much worse than any Lexus sedan we owned (LS and GS). Any comparison with BMW 3 series (presumed competition) is just laughable – its handling is boat-like for anyone accustomed to BMW precision and stiff chassis. However, much, much worse than the vehicle is actual Volvo customer “support” – it turns out that there is no such thing in existence.
I wanted a luxury SUV, and after shopping around found a slightly used Volvo for a good price. It has been a great experience with my Volvo XC 60 and my next vehicle will also be a Volvo. It drives smoothly and has good gas mileage. I love the rain sensor, Bluetooth option, stereo systems, heated seats, auto start, and keyless ignition. However, I would like a heated steering wheel, auto hatch lift, even better gas mileage. But I am so happy with my Volvo that its hard to come up with negatives.
I have owned two Volvo, XC 90 and C70. Both are 2008 models. I have put over 120,000 miles on the 90 without any problems and have over 90,000 on the C70 with no problems. I service them according to the manual and it has been a pleasure to own a Volvo. I have recently purchased a 2016 XC 60 and look forward to driving it for a long time also. I buy Volvo for the safety of the vehicle. I can always replace a car but I cannot replace my family. It might wear tires out sooner than other vehicles and I have to replace the brakes sooner than I do on other vehicles, but that is the price I will pay for safety.
My 2005 Volvo > 110,000 miles has caused me to feel scared every time you drive this car. Spent over $2000$ for repairs and still not resolved. Car buckles shut down while driving on main road. All lights go on and car just stops. This has happen >2times paid for repairs and still no resolve. I am afraid to even know how much money this car is going to bled from me. Although it is paid for I dont know if its worth the pain or consequences of death? Help Florida Volvo owner, Death Trap.
I 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.
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.