Last post on Jul 18, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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Volvo XC70, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Interior, Steering, Wagon
#11 of 16 Re: UPDATE 2008 XC70 Problem/issues [nibs]
Apr 06, 2009 (12:05 pm)
Congrats! Did Volvo have to pay you full purchase price? I was similarly successful using CAMVAP against Honda back in 2001. As you said, the key is to keep ALL your documentation, plus make notes of everything said between you and the service guys.
#12 of 16 Re: 2008 XC70 Problem/issues [nibs]
Jan 17, 2010 (4:28 pm)
Had similar creaking noises from the rear tailgate door after a run in with some snow camouflaged potholes.
Took it to the dealer and they realigned the latches . . . voila! No more noise. Apparently the potholes caused some frame torque in just the right way to get them mis-aligned.
Just my two cents worth.
#13 of 16 Re: 2008 XC70 Problem/issues [amtang2]
Jan 25, 2010 (5:13 pm)
Potholes caused the frame to torque enough to mis-align the hatch?! Wow! I guess they don't build Volvos like they used to.
#14 of 16 xc70 transmission problem
Feb 01, 2010 (10:18 am)
I just spent $1000 on the 105,000 mile tune up only to discover 2 days later that I need an new transmission for $4700!! I drive a 2002 xc70. I took it in last week with a problem with hesitation when I press down on the eccelorator the car would learch forward. This happened when I would be traveling on the highway and was gearing up to pass another car and starting up at a stop light. Now that I think about it, this had been happening since we bought the car but not this much.
I love this car. This is my 3rd Volvo, I had a 1989 wagon, a 2001 v70, that was totaled by my daughter! She rolled the car, but was able to walk away with only bruises. (the police said if she was in another car she would not have survived). Needless to say, I went back and got a 3rd Volvo. But this transmission issue really has me upset.
My question- does this seem to be happening to other 2002 xc70s?
#15 of 16 Re: xc70 transmission problem [julie32]
Feb 09, 2010 (7:50 am)
Hi Julie32. I owned a 2002 XC70 and it was just beginning to show the same problem. I think it is a common failure with the Volvo line since Volvo was sold by its Swedish owners. Lord only knows where the parts for these vehicles are manufactured today and there is so much cross pollination with components from other brands that it is fair to say consumers have a right to be wary of what they are buying.
Previous to the 02 XC70, we owned a 1996 850 Turbo. It was a beautiful car and is still on the road today. Nothing major wrong with it, although the new owners do not take care of it properly.
The 08 XC70 I purchased was a complete dud from the 12th day on after I bought it. Just one thing after another. Other than if it was an older model I'd never buy another one and have no faith in the brand anymore. I've since bought a BMW and it has been the most pleasant driving experience I ever had.
Regarding the comment by another ref the tailgate. My Bimmer has a tailgate too and I have had no structural issues at all. The tailgate failure in my Volvo has been experienced by others and imo it is a design flaw as well as structural.
#16 of 16 HELP! 2008 XC70 A/C Problems
Jul 18, 2012 (9:58 pm)
Odd thing happened today, a very hot & humid day in Los Angeles. I turned the car on, turned on the A/C, and the driver's side vents blew COLD air and the passenger side blew blazingly HOT air. Not only that, those vents were extremely hot to the touch. I turned off the A/C, noting that both side's controls were already in the coldest temp position. I drove home with the windows open, slowly in the right lane in case it was something serious, then when I tried the A/C again (when I got home), it all worked fine.
Any suggestions as to why this may have happened? I already spent $800 on a dealer service not two months ago, so I'm a little apprehensive to head back there again and open my wallet to them.