Volvo Car Problems & Fixes

Volvo owner problems and repairs

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The Latest Volvo Problems
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Automatic transmission shifting eratically

Car shifts hard with normal driving.just started doing that.shifts several times at same speed from high gear to low.

2012 Volvo C30 5 cylinder automatic
Posted: Jun 23, 2021
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When pulling up seems to be staying in gear

when pulling up seems to be staying in gear

1999 Volvo S40 2000 i
Posted: Apr 28, 2021
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Engine stalls

pull up at lights with foot on brake engine stalls as if still in gear

1999 Volvo S40 2000 i
Posted: Apr 28, 2021
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Engine barely turns over

Battery fully charged (also has been tested) yet engine barely turns over.

2010 Volvo C30 1.6 Drivee
Posted: Jul 17, 2020
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Engine stalls

Hi, After getting my car converted from automatic to manual I now find the that the engine starts and runs only for 2 seconds at a time. All mechanics seem fine.

2003 Volvo V70 2.4 Bi Fuel
Posted: Jul 7, 2019
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Roof Alam

I have a 2003 C70 with only 25000 miles on it. I have an intermittent problem with the electric roof as follows:- I can be driving along and the roof alarm will go off for no reason. when this h...

2003 Volvo C70
Posted: Oct 25, 2014
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Engine shakes when selecting reverse

when selecting reverse the engine seems to shake it also makes a ratteling noise it only does this in reverse

1999 Volvo V70 v70 xt auto
Posted: Apr 18, 2014
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Variable tickover and sudden cut out when travelling

The tick over speed varies from 1,000 rpm to 2,500. This I can live with but every so often the ignition cuts out completelywhen driving normally. If left for a few minutes it can be started again,...

1998 Volvo 940 estate
Posted: Nov 10, 2013
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Short circuit

Just bought v70 been on long run-occasional problem of misfire in the form of a big jolt in performance followed by red triangle showing in display, REAR PASSENGER DOOR OPEN, as time has gone on the f...

2003 Volvo V70 2.4 SE Diesel Auto
Posted: Aug 25, 2013
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Warning display rear passenger door open when not

Just bought Volvo V70 lovely car small problem occasionally a miss in the engine when kicking down then a red triangle appears on the dash, interior lights come on and display saying rear passenger si...

2003 Volvo V70 2.4 SE D5 Auto
Posted: Aug 24, 2013
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Brake warning stop safely light + others

the brake warning light stop safely has come on also the anti skid warning light on when this happens the indicators will not work and the window wipers will not turn off als all the lights on the das...

2007 Volvo S40 1.6 petrol
Posted: Mar 25, 2013
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Front or rear wheel drive

is the Volvo S60 5D Sport, front or rear wheel drive?

2005 Volvo S60 d5
Posted: Mar 22, 2013
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Tickover

Hello Could you please help in solving a bad tickover problem.When the engine is cold it starts up and runs spot on,but when it warms up this is when the tickover starts to go up and down someti...

1999 Volvo V40 1.8i GDI Direct injection Manual
Posted: Jan 22, 2013
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Bad smoke on start up.

cold start car smokes really badly and sounds like ive thrown a bag of spanners down the road.. a minute later as it warms up it runs lovely.. ive replaced all four injectors and the egr sensor.. my t...

2009 Volvo V50 2.0 diesel
Posted: Dec 27, 2012
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Right indictator switching itself on

For the past few days, whilst driving the right sided indictator switches itself on or wont switch on at all. I am not sure if the indictator lever on the steering column has become hypersensitive. Or...

2006 Volvo V50
Posted: Nov 19, 2012
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Turbocharger

Turbo has been diagnosed as terminal, apart from the cost are there any problems with getting a new one fitting

2008 Volvo S40 1.6d R-Design
Posted: Oct 10, 2012
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Rattle of engine when warm

The car is running fine its idiling ok , power ok but the noise in the engine is a bit of a nuisance it sounds like marbles in a tin and it does the same cycle all the time roughly 2secs no noise then...

2004 Volvo S40 2.0 16v
Posted: Sep 20, 2012
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Noise

I have just replaced clutch, u-joints and center bearing. I still have a noise when I let off the gas when driving the car. No noise while coasting in neutral. No other noises.

1965 Volvo P1800 S
Posted: Jun 4, 2012
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Information display fault

my driver information panel works fine for the first 30 seconds after the engine has started, then it goes haywire, the letters / number jump around, reverse themselves and then finallt the display th...

2002 Volvo V70 2.4T
Posted: May 2, 2012
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Auto Gearbox

Intermittent problem with my gearbox. Now and again (when driving slowly ie 20 to 25mph in traffic) the gear change basically wont for about 15 to 20 seconds and then bang it changes with a bang and ...

2001 Volvo V70 T5
Posted: Feb 5, 2012
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