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#1 of 41 Volvo XC70 Engine Problems
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
Oct 30, 2006 (2:48 pm)
Having an issue under the hood? This is the place to ask your questions and share solutions.
#3 of 41 XC70 Engine Check Light
Oct 16, 2006 (6:51 am)
I plan to sell my 1998 XC70 160K but engn ck comes back on TWO DAYS after every mtc visit. Each year, just before vehicle registration renewal, I must have mtc just to have light reset. What might be the problem? I don't know how to explain this to a perspective buyer.
#4 of 41 volvo v70 (2000) starting probs??
Jan 15, 2006 (1:45 pm)
I have a 2000 v70 XC SE. I just had the throttle control replaced under voluntary recall (warranty item 10 years, 100,000) and now it takes 4 or 5 times to start the car after it sits for an hour or more. It cranks but just doesn't run. Is there a crankcase sensor that needs replacing or did volvo dealer mess up when they replaced by throttle control. Theres plenty of fuel pressure, fuel filter changed at 62 k. The car has 64 thousand miles and I love the car. These little problems are really starting to add up. Angle gears (4 wheel system) blew at 35 k and they tried to tell me my tires were 2 different sizes (nice try). Broken cup holders, oil filter cup not tight, back latch lock never works right and they won't replace it without greasing the heck out of it first. My dealer, Hammersley of Roanoke Valley, has just gotten a new service manager so I hope they spend more time replacing things than trying to patch them up. Any suggestions about the starting problem????
#5 of 41 Re: volvo v70 (2000) starting probs?? [trcheyney]
Feb 09, 2006 (8:16 pm)
Oh, I feel your pain. I have the same make, model, and year car (with about the same mileage)and have been to the service dept about 15 times with a similar problem. They've replaced so many things, fuel sensor, alarm sensor ring, keys, not sure what else they will try and swap out. I recommend trading it in as there are so many problesm with this model, your troubles and mine won't end with a new service manager. Mine knows me by sight, which is a scary thing...
Oh, one more thing. I've found that gassing it up while engaging the car into drive usually will get it to start up and stay running, but it's not very safe. This si why I am trading it in for something more reliable... Good luck!
#6 of 41 Volvo XC70 2004 Rough Idle, check engine light.
Nov 25, 2006 (9:28 pm)
I have a 2004 XC70 with 30,000 miles on it. When I start the car it idles rough. When I pull up to a stop light the engine idles rough and the check engine light comes on and sometimes blinks. The car runs better after it has been warmed up, however the light stays on. It has been back to the dealer three times. They have changed the ignition coil, spark plugs (they said they were really bad), and then just reset the computer. The car runs good for about a day, then the problems start again. Any ideas? Should we think about trading the car in? Any help is appreciated.
#7 of 41 Re: Volvo XC70 2004 Rough Idle, check engine light. [jaybirds]
Dec 22, 2006 (10:45 pm)
We have the same problem and volvo is saying all sorts of repairs that will cost about $1500. Was wondering if they figured out your problem. Thanks
#8 of 41 2000 V70 XC Check Engine Light
Mar 01, 2007 (10:53 am)
I bought my 2000 XC 70 used in Feb 2001 with less than 17K mi. It now has over 111K. Maintenance has been pricey over the past six years. One issue that has plague my car is the check engine light. Two years ago, it stayed on almost constantly and my dealer reprogrammed the computer, which cauased the car to run so rough it had to be flat bedded back to the shop. He then replaced the thottle body. Five minutes after I drove away, the check engine light came on again. He then replaced the mass airflow sensor and charged me for the part only, to acknowledge my inconvenience. The car has been running fine. Last year, the dealer informed me that Volvo came up with a software upgrade for the computer, which may have rendered my throttle body repair unnecessary. Volvo refunded the entire cost of the repair at $812.
Over the past few months, my check engine light has been coming on, when I take a curve or a sharp corner, but lately it is random. Sometimes I can make it go off by refueling the car and turning the gas cap a half dozen times. My state requires an emissions inspection to renew registration. During one of the times the light was not on, I took it to the inspection station and it passed with flying colors. A week later, I took the car to the dealer for its scheduled maintenance and mentioned all the above. The dealer connected the car to the diagnostic machine which gave an error code ECM-4801, Intermittent catalytic converter flow to low. The dealer said that if this code returns the catalytic converter may require replacement at an estimated cost of $1,100. (The dealer's estimates are always on the low side.)
What is troubling me is that my car passed an emissions test with an allegedly defective cat converter. I hate to pay $1,100 only to have that annoying orange light on my dash display again. I am planning to take the car to an independent repair facility that specializes in Volvo and Saab to get a second opinion.
Has anyone encountered this problem? If so, are you able to share any thoughts? Thank you for your time and assistance.
#9 of 41 Re: 2000 V70 XC Check Engine Light [xced]
Mar 03, 2007 (12:16 pm)
I have a 2002 V70XC and have been having the same problems
but mine just got alot worse. This car has been a constant source of electrical problems.On a trip last week my oil lite came on again I called the dealer from the road and was told to turn car off and wait 5 minutes then it should be fine I did that then drove a little further check engine lite came on I stopped called the dealer again they said to have it towed in.To make a long story shorter I now need a new motor.I have reached my limit with volvo but thought I should try to trade it, well I received a insultingly low trade value for my car.If any one else has had these problems or know how to get Volvo to listen please advise.
#10 of 41 Re: 2000 V70 XC Check Engine Light [dqman]
Mar 05, 2007 (11:13 am)
I must admit, the ck engn lt has always been a problem w/my 1998 v70xc--during the annual emissions test. The thrill of owning a volvo, or any other car is long gone. I bought a toyota, and love the carefree maint. but it doesn't feel sturdy like a volvo. I also receive low offers on resale. I may just take the loss and settle for the safest, cheapest car I can get.