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Volvo XC70, Steering, Suspension, Wagon
#31 of 40 2002 xc70 control arm issue
Sep 20, 2009 (11:13 am)
I bought this car new & experienced 'wondering' on the hi-way at around 10k mi. happy driving. I brought it back to the dealer & they gave me a free wheel balance - it kind of make it a little better. But the 'wondering' exists. I brought it back the 2nd time, they did the same thing except this time they charged me $70 for it.
few months passed, I start hearing loose metal noise under the fron of the car. I brought it back & they decided its the control arm loose & replaced it under warranty....the 'wondering' is FIXED after that....hmmm, I was thinking of getting them to re-paid me on the $75 alignment but didn't. Now the car is almost at 100,000 mi. and going strong.
#32 of 40 Re: 2006 xc70 noise issues [lt316]
Nov 12, 2009 (11:51 pm)
I have similar issue on a XC70 T6 (2009) with 6k miles. Only difference is that the issue also shows with just driver onboard. But main parameter is that the car only does it when warm (i.e. after driving a while) and only when going slowly ove bumpy roads. Also, the noise is combined with heavy reduction in suspension compensation leaving a "wooden" feeling in tackling potholes, bumps etc. Did you ever resolve your issue?
#33 of 40 Re: 2006 xc70 noise issues [alvas02]
Nov 13, 2009 (5:37 am)
The dealer replaced the whole power steering system and we have been driving the car everyday since the replacement. The steering squeaks when we first start the car to drive and we hear a clunk when put into gear. I will be making a complaint at https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/Complaint.cfm as suggested by earlier post. Please do the same. Very upsetting to have these major issues with a new expensive car. Hope to have a safe driving with my kids through the winter in the midwest.
#34 of 40 Re: 2001 V70XC - transmission surge [cranky2]
Nov 13, 2009 (8:53 am)
I've 2002 XC70 with almost 100,000mi - after I read [cranky2] msg on transmission oil change nightmare, I'm hessitate to change my now. I've just also purchase the fluid from Volvo.
I know this was posted since Jan'09, have you done anything else since then? I like to know the outcome.
#35 of 40 Re: 2001 V70XC - transmission surge [jkwong]
Jun 07, 2010 (11:41 am)
Please check out www.volvoxc.com for this problem! It is well-documented that many people are improperly refilling their ATF. Their is a large nut on the top that appears to be the refill line that is actually holding part of the third gear together, which is indicative of the symptoms people are posting. It HAS to be refilled via the dipstick line.
Please check that website; they go into a lot more technical background.
#36 of 40 Noise Driving Straight or Left
Jul 06, 2010 (11:45 am)
I have an 01 V70XC. I'm experiencing a hum/whine when driving down the road and much louder when veering or turning to the left. As the speed gets higher, the sound gets higher pitched. When turning right the noise goes away. Any ideas?
#37 of 40 Re: violent Steering wheel shudder [interimpreach]
Jul 06, 2010 (5:50 pm)
i had the same problem with my steering wheel ....and it went on for about 6 months ...when i took it to my mechanic and remembered to tell them of the problem..they looked at the steering column and saw that one of the bolts came loose ..so the replaced and put bolt lock on it and all is well (30$) amen
#38 of 40 Re: New VolvoXC70AWD bought-1 wk later had to have a new pwr strng rack asembly [volvoownertoo]
Nov 18, 2010 (5:12 pm)
Same thing just happened to me. 2010 Volvo XC70. About 1,000 miles and now it's in the shop. What did you end up doing - is your car ok? Did the dealer replace it? Did you get any answers?
#39 of 40 Re: New VolvoXC70AWD bought-1 wk later had to have a new pwr strng rack asembly [jkvolvo]
Nov 18, 2010 (5:21 pm)
Re: Power Steering on new Volvo XC70:
The dealer replaced the whole power steering system and rack and I have not had any related problems since that time. No answers, just one of those things! It was very upsetting to buy an expensive new car and have to have repairs within the week.
#40 of 40 Re: New VolvoXC70AWD bought-1 wk later had to have a new pwr strng rack asembly [volvoownertoo]
Nov 18, 2010 (7:06 pm)
Yes, It's definitely upsetting. Thanks for your reply. I hope mine turns out as well as yours.