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Volvo V70 Transmission Problems



  • trixkidtrixkid Posts: 3
    This is a very real problem and it is not caused by not replacing the fluid. Mine went out at 40k miles and again at 60k after perfect maintenance schedule. If it wasn't obvious just by the avalanche of complaints online it certainly became clear after Volvo NA settled a class action lawsuit on the matter.
  • trixkidtrixkid Posts: 3
    I am preparing to demand my third transmission in my v70T and I'm wondering who you communicated with at Volvo corporate. Thanks.
  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    edited May 2013
    You do realize that the V70 isnt a part of that lawsuit, right? And that the V90 transmission from that lawsuit is completely different from the V70 transmission?

    They aren't even manufactured by the same company...

    That V90 has a GM transmission while our V70's have an Aisin (Toyota) transmission.

    For what its worth, my 2004 V70 now has 152,000 trouble free miles :D
  • I bought a 2000 V70 xc a couple of years ago. I put a lot of money into it and thought I now had a reliable car. But low and behold, without any warning while driving it, the transmission just stopped and would not go into gear. I am done putting money into it, and now I read all this stuff about Volvo transmissions and am concerned to see so much about the failure of the trans on these cars. This car only has about 120,000 miles on it and to me that is not much considering I have an old 1997 Honda Civic with 246,000 miles that still runs like a energizer bunny. I thought Volvo's were a forever car (apparently , if you don't live too long). I am on a fixed income and just can't afford to fix it, so if anyone out there would like a nice station wagon that has had all the maintenance done on it (belt and water pump), has a new radiator, and all new tires and even two keys. I have one for sale cheap. I'd part it out and sell the parts on ebay if I had someone to help me take it apart. At least I'd get some money back on it. Shame, Shame on Volvo. I'd never recommend one of these cars to anyone. Seems they are not living up to their old name anymore.
  • fedlawmanfedlawman Posts: 3,118
    What is the service history of the car? Was the transmission fluid ever changed? How was the car driven over the years?
  • The car was serviced on or ahead of every scheduled maintenance. I can only assume the transmission fluid was changed as part of those services. For the first few years the car was driven normally about 10K per year and then driven mostly locally less than that which is why the mileage is low.
  • I would Volvo on their official Facebook page. In my experience companies are more likely to respond if it's in a public setting and you will get the results that you're looking for. Just make sure you do so in an intelligent and respectful manner.
  • I have a 2004 V70 with 150k miles. Transmission is acting up once in a great while (otherwise drives fine) and might have to be replaced for $5,500. Trying to decide if I should replace the transmission or sell/trade-in the car? Also, has anyone got Volvo to pay for the transmission?
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