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#202 of 382 2001 V70 XC w/transmission problems too
Mar 20, 2008 (9:42 am)
Hi, I just bought a 2001 on 2/18 and haha guess what same problem with the transmission in the lower gears as I'm reading all over this site and many others. The car only had 63K miles on it so I thought wow I could drive this car a good 7 years. Thankfully the dealer I bought it from is taking care of it for me but after doing reasearch, it looks like this model has major problems until you get to 2004, though even those have some issues. I'll hold onto it for a while as other than that its an awesome car but I think I'll trade up for a 2005 or above, those all rated high with consumer reports. or maybe even go for a subaru. I called volvo too with absolutely no help from them. Its too bad, they are such beautiful cars.
#203 of 382 Re: 2004 Volvo V70 Transmission and Fluid [fedlawman]
May 12, 2008 (10:52 am)
Most of the transmission problems associated with the V70 have been reported on earlier models than yours. As someone who is currently in the middle of this battle, I would like to assure you that these concerns are real. I have read literally thousands of complaints that are eerily similar to mine. I have a 2001 V70 Cross Country and have spent almost $10,000 with no real result. My transmission was replaced in November of 2006 and I have an appointment tomorrow because I'm pretty sure I dropped 2nd gear on Saturday night. While I am very happy that you have not experienced the nightmare that I and many others are going through, I would urge you to do a little more research before telling others that these are normal concerns. These problems are not normal.
#204 of 382 Re: 2004 Volvo V70 Transmission and Fluid [fedlawman]
May 12, 2008 (1:37 pm)
The transmission on the 01 V70 is a lemon. There are none being built, you can get only re manufactured units. It has been replaced by a different tranny in newer models. This tranny has an unusually large number of "Bulletins". I'm not saying all Volvo trannys are problems, but this one is!
#205 of 382 Re: 2004 Volvo V70 Transmission and Fluid [crappyvolvo]
May 19, 2008 (7:02 pm)
"I would urge you to do a little more research before telling others that these are normal concerns."
And I would urge you to read what I actually wrote and not misquote me. I have clearly stated in prior posts that the transmission problems you and others have experienced are real and not trivial in nature.
But I have also pointed out that many of these anecdotal incidents have been posted by owners of V70's that were purchased as used cars, without any knowledge of the cars service history. If someone purchases a used car with 60K, 70K, 80K or more miles and has no knowledge of how the car was broken in, driven, or serviced, how can they then claim a manufacturer defect when something fails?
I also previously mentioned that I researched complaints at the NHTSA website and other enthusiast forums for MY 2001 cars from Nissan, Dodge, Honda, Toyota, Audi, Chevrolet, Mitsubishi and others and found numerous complaints from owners describing the very same transmission problems found in the various Volvo forums.
So again, I'm very sorry that you and others are experiencing problems with your transmissions. But, I never said that your problems are not real - I simply said they are not unique to Volvo and not necessarily caused by a manufacturer defect.
#206 of 382 2002 V70 Transmission problems
Jun 07, 2008 (10:19 pm)
I own a Volvo V70 2.4T with 70,000 miles. I have experienced intermittent transmission problems for about 3 months. Dealership provided the usual doubletalk and did the software download others on this site have talked about. Since then (about a month ago the transmission seems worse. On 2 or 3 occasions recently I have started the car and noticed that instead of seeing a "P" illuminated in the dashboard there is a dash. When I put the car in drive the dash stays fixed instead of switching to "D" None of the other manual transmission functions work when the dash shows in the dashboard (using the "Weather" switch or manually changing gears). The car drives like it is stuck in low gear when this happens and does not switch properly from gear to gear. Twice the engine light came on. I stop, turn the car on and off, and wait. After a while everything goes back to normal. Is this a software problem or a failing transmission? Is anyone experiencing a similar problem? Does anyone have a solution suggestion? Thank you in advance for any information.
#208 of 382 2001 V70 transmission -- a lemon???
Jun 25, 2008 (5:34 pm)
We are 178 miles from 100K and just had the 3rd transmission put in our 2001 V70. Is this a common problem? Are there any recalls or service alerts the we missed??
#209 of 382 Re: 2001 V70 transmission -- a lemon??? [soupyx]
Jul 01, 2008 (12:37 pm)
I am experiencing the same problem that MANY Volvo XC70 owners are having with their transmissions! Mine starting "acting up" at around 84,000 miles with the tranny service light going on. I was told to either flush the transmission fluid (a charge of $400 +) or replace transmission - 5K). I decided to go to another dealership and had them upgrade a computer software. It fixed the "jerking" movement for a little while but now it's back and seems like its getting worse at 100,000 miles (the bucking and banging when changing gears). This dealership also concluded I need a new transmission and the cost would be $3900. I'm still not satisfied and am in the process of complaining to Volvo. I never heard of so many Volvo transmissions going (that is with this year and model). Something must be wrong and Volvo needs to take some responsibility for it!
#210 of 382 Re: 2001 V70 transmission -- a lemon??? [taylormade4me]
Aug 12, 2008 (11:14 am)
I have a 2001 Volvo V70 with 91k miles on the clock. The problem I'm having is with the transmission when shifting between 2nd and 3rd gears (it's an autom atic). When cold (in the morning) and only when accelerating very slowly, the car revs 500 to 100 rpms when shifting between 2nd and 3rd. It take about a second or two before the car drops into gear. If you are accelerating quickly and not hovering around the 18-20 mph range, it shifts fine. It's only in the morning and only when cruising between 18 and 20 mph.
Any thoughts? I've seen lot's of post on the problems with these transmissions on other sites and was hoping to get technical feedback. We've replaced the transmission recently. The problem was there prior to the replacement but was few and far between. Now it's consistent.
#211 of 382 Re: 2001 V70 transmission -- a lemon??? [taylormade4me]
Aug 12, 2008 (11:49 am)
I have exactly the same car, the same problem, and a new tranny. I agree Volvo should take responsibility. Write to them, your State Attorney General and anyone else you can think of.