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Volvo S80, Sedan
#2011 of 2415 Re: Volvo 2001 S80 [cbeck1]
Apr 06, 2006 (12:01 pm)
Somehow, I seriously doubt the accuracy of this info.
The transmission replacement 27,000 miles should be free, unless there was an extremely serious reason to void the warranty, in which case, I would not blame it on Volvo.
Same with the engine mounts - there was a recall for the sub-frame bushings, and the replacement should be done at no cost, unless, once again, there was a serious reason to void warranty.
Non-warranty oil leak repair for over $1700??? Sounds wrong again.
It seems to me that Edmunds attracts a lot of Volvo-bashers (e.g. "trolls"). I read other boards too, and do not see such amount of opened anti-Volvo propaganda anywhere else...
I wonder why....
#2012 of 2415 Re: Volvo 2001 S80 [cbeck1]
Apr 06, 2006 (12:03 pm)
Had the 4 year warranty just run out? Ford doesn't have anything to do with the manufacturing of Volvos. They just own the company. Volvo had a bad reputation for reliability before the Ford merger. The 2004 S80 is recommended by Consumer Reports for the first time. Has anyone had problems with it?
#2013 of 2415 Scheduled Maintenance
Apr 11, 2006 (7:12 pm)
I own a 2001 S80 2.9 with around 68,000 miles on it. I need to take it in for service (last routine service done at 61,xxx).
How can I tell what needs to be done at this service (I guess the 67,500 mile check) and does a dealership have to do it?
I bought my car in Germany (but it has American specifications) and the Service Manual I have uses KM instead of Miles and essentially uses every 10,000 miles for the checks. At "70,000 miles" it tells me I need to complete the following:
* Oil/filter change
*Coolant, level check
*Battery, acid level check
*Power steering, check oil level
*brake fluid, check level
*brake pads, check
*parking brake, check
*gearbox/rear axle, check seals
*Front/rear suspension, check
*brake and fuel lines, check
*cabin air filter, check/change
*Fuel filter, replacement
Most of these seem like they can be "checked" at my local quick oil change place, right?
In Germany I was routinely paying $150 and up for these routine services and I don't want to pay a Volvo dealer just because they are a Volvo dealer.
I live near Dothan, AL and there don't seem to be any independent mechanics that work on "them foreign cars."
Thanks for any help you can offer.
#2014 of 2415 15000 Mile Service
Apr 15, 2006 (8:16 am)
Have had dealer perform all oil and filter changes. Have only 19, 600 mi on 2003 model S80. I declined the 15000 mi service at last oil change. According to the maintenance schedule, looks like they only check things like coolant level, battery water, wiper blades, tires, etc. I check these items more frequently. I did not see any apparent warranty-critical items like transmission fluid level?
They wrote: !!customer declined 15k service!! on service writeup. Looks like intimidation.
Apr 27, 2006 (7:14 pm)
Just for the record: I have a 2004 S80 T6 picked up at factory. Have 26K plus miles. Transmission needed computer download once and I get oil changed every 5K miles (use only sythetic) as I do with all our vehicles. Have 4C suspension--wow what a fine ride on mountain roads!
Really no problems. Love the car! Its my second S80 T6; the first was a '99 but I missed all the transmission problems. It needed three air mass systems and at 100K needed some expensive repairs ($2500) but I gave it to my daughter and those repairs were cheap insurance.
We are on our 8th Volvo. My wife has a '04 V70; she would like it to be as big as her 960 wagon, but that's not going to be. She feels safe and some bugs but no big problems.
Thought someone would like to know they're not all big problems!
#2016 of 2415 Re: Safety--All a bunch of baloney [spridel]
Apr 29, 2006 (1:41 pm)
I can agree with you 100%...I have NEVER had a vehicle that was such a hunk of JUNK as my 99 S80 T6. Have had to replace the ABS master control system, the fan for the AC, the compressor, and the power-steering reservoir. Auto-dimming rearview mirror blew a seal and costs $530+ to replace, (luckily it still reflects so no-go there), I have had to replace a broken headlight at $300+, AND the dealership could not figure out why the car would not start and they had the car for OVER ONE MONTH!!! Volvo did not allow the computers need to repair the car to independent auto shops, so you were forced to utilize their INCOMPETENT mechanics at their dealership. Well boys & girls, they could not fix their own cars. RUN FAR, FAR AWAY!!
This car was a money pit. All I can tell you is RUN AWAY, DO NOT buy this car...
Bought a 2005 VW Passat TDI Wagon, and what a joy it is not to have to repair your car every month!
#2017 of 2415 S80 T6 Bulb Failure Position Indicator
Apr 30, 2006 (2:03 am)
I'm driving a 2003 S80 T6 and just got a warning message on the dash saying "bulb failure position indicator." Computer won't let me erase it and there is no ref to it in the car manual. Anyone know what it refers to and if driver can change the bulb? Thanks from Seoul!
#2018 of 2415 Re: S80 T6 Bulb Failure Position Indicator [driv3n]
Apr 30, 2006 (11:40 pm)
One of the light bulbs (red position light, the one that is NOT a brake, one on a bottom) in the rear combination went off. The owners manual have a description on how to change the light bulbs and their description, so you can buy a replacement ahead of a change.
#2019 of 2415 Re: S80 T6 Bulb Failure Position Indicator [lev_berkovich]
May 01, 2006 (3:12 pm)
thanks, i'll get on it today!
May 05, 2006 (9:18 am)
Does anyone have an easy way to clean the brake dust off the front wheels and/or to apply something to the wheels to make it easier to remove the dust? I have a 2005 S80 with the fancy wheel option (lots of holes to clean).