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#300 of 379 V70 transmission problem
Oct 19, 2010 (9:05 am)
Just called Vovo NA to complain that I need a new transmission in my V70 2005.
My dealership went through all the things you read about software upgrade, fluid change etc, now want $5000 for new trans
all along I kept telling them I thought it was the transmission but they kept saying no.
Anyway Volvo NA said all I can do is complain to the National Highway Safety
1-800-4249393. They are taking complaints and could possibly force a recall. The more calls the better.
#301 of 379 V70 transmission problem
Oct 26, 2010 (9:38 am)
Thank you lulu 4. I called the National Highway Safety number you provided because I went through an going through the exact same thing you did. I had the upgrade the fluid "additive" etc.. and on yesterday, the dealership is tell me new transmission. I have V70 2006 that I mostly put highway miles on and did not expect to have to ever do anything this major to my Volvo because of the "Volvo for Life" safety and reliability reputation Volvo has sold for decades.
I have been truly disappointed with this whole ordeal. So I have voiced my complaint not only to Volvo corporate, the local dealership and now the NHS. Thank you and I am encouraging all Volvo owners going through this issue to complain. The more complaints the better our case of forcing a recall.
#302 of 379 Re: V70 transmission problem [lulu4]
Nov 03, 2010 (9:30 am)
At what point do people take ownership of their vehicles? You cant expect a car manufacturer to stand behind there product on a case by case basis. Sounds like more people need to drive cars under factory warranty if they do not want any "major" expenses to happen!
#303 of 379 Re: V70 transmission problem [boohoo]
Nov 03, 2010 (10:06 am)
Boohoo, unfortunately my car isn't driven very often so the years in warranty passed quicker than the miles. I don't think it's unreasonable to complain about a transmission that failed at 35,000 miles, even if my car was all of 6 years old. BTW, my car now has 49,000 miles on it and the replaced transmission is starting to make the same noises as the other transmission did before it died. Anyone want to buy a Volvo? I'm going car shopping this weekend. I'd love to trade it in to Volvo and let it be their problem but there's no way in hell I want another one. I drove a '77 Camaro from '77 to '80 and a Ford Ranger pickup for 10 years after that and had nothing but the usual wear problems. I don't expect my vehicles to never have problems, but I think this one is the manufacturer's. I ask everyone I encounter driving a V70 XC (2000-2002) if they have had transmission problems and about 1/4 of them have. Manufacturer problem or whiners? You decide. I have lost Volvo at least 2 sales (one was on their way to buy a Volvo when they happened to ask me how I liked my car). I just state the facts. I recently saw them driving a BMW wagon. Volvo would have fared much better by taking care of this unhappy driver. Which dealership do you work for?
#304 of 379 Re: V70 transmission problem [boohoo]
Nov 03, 2010 (10:57 am)
I don't understand your thinking. At 80,000 miles, one should not need to replace a $5000 transmission on a Volvo.
#305 of 379 Re: V70 transmission problem [boohoo]
Nov 03, 2010 (12:08 pm)
Not all of us can afford to replace a car every 3 or 4 years. I tend to keep mine until they die of old age. My Volvo only has 58,000 miles and I'm having the same transmission problems reported here. And gas cap. That was already replaced once, and broke again. And then there was the problem with the locks. I still love my car. I just need it to work right.
#308 of 379 Re: V70 transmission problem [hatemycar2]
Nov 03, 2010 (3:47 pm)
I too drive vehicles for a long time, but I also would not think of asking a manufacturer to pay for an item when my vehicle is 8+ years old or has 80K + miles on it! I dont work for a dealer though, I work for an independent shop that primarily services volvos, toyotas, and hondas. These tranny issues are not just on Volvos, let me assure you. Ask someone that has a late 90's model acura TL!
#309 of 379 Any issues with 2007 V70 transmissions?
Nov 03, 2010 (6:39 pm)
I have a 2007 V70 and I thought I was crazy thinking that I was having a transmission issue and I only have 38,500 miles on the car and now after reading all these posts, I've realized that I'm not imagining things. Has anyone had any transmission issues w/their 2007 V70?