Volvo C70 Window and Door Problems
I have had my C70 in the shop 3 times now because of intermittent failures of the windows and door locks. The dealership has experienced the failure while it was in their shop, but could not determine the cause after reviewing the computer analysis. The "Tech Line" suggested they replace the Driver Door Module (DDM). The next time the "Tech Line" suggested they spray the electrical connectors with dieelectric grease. I guess they were out of Magic Fairy Dust. Now on its 3rd visit to the dealership in a few weeks, my little undependable C70 has been visited by the local Volvo Field Technician, who did another computer analysis, with no definitive results. The dealership said the "Tech Line" people and the Volvo Field Rep. did not know what to do and they are waiting for an answer from the Engineering staff in Sweden. Has anyone else experienced this problem... YET !!!
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1. This has been going on for a while, the fifth window control “All Windows” doesn’t always work. The button usually has to be pushed at least twice before the windows will go up or down.
2. On another occasion, none of the five window controls from the driver’s side would work. After about 20 minutes of driving and playing with all of the buttons, one window would go down an inch or two and stop. I would let go of the button push it again and again it would go down an inch or two and stop. Then I couldn’t get the windows to go up. After about 45 minutes of driving the windows finally worked as they were supposed to.
3. About a week later none of the controls on driver’s side would work (the top was up). I was in a parking lot trying to put the windows down and trying to lock the doors – nothing would work. I even shut off the car and waited a minute thinking the computer just had to reset itself – no luck. I reached over to the passenger’s side and that window and lock worked fine. After opening and closing the driver’s door and turning on and off the car the driver’s side window controls and lock finally worked.
4. Then I stopped on my way home and put the top and windows down. I had no problems. I then put the windows up - the temp dropped to 58. When I got home, I couldn’t get the top to go all the way up. It stopped just as it was about 3” from the windshield frame. The dash displayed “Top Failure” and something about bring in for service. I then pushed the top down button and put the top all the way down. Looked at the driver’s side window and wondered if it didn’t go down the 2” it normally does when the top is going up or down. So I put all the windows down and then I was able to put the top with out any issues.
For me it should be the opposite, by default all the windows should go down, then if you want or need a little bit more protection you can use the 1 button windows up.
I don't know why such a choice but Volvo has maybe a reason for it?
By the way one little detail I like is the windows going down few millimiters at each time you open the doors, then when you close the doors the windows go up all the way.
This again is where volvomax would be of help - try posting on the XC90 threads and maybe max will come back to us!
My SL does the same thing.
There is alot of turbulence with the side windows down on a convert.
There is a simple solution, just let go of the button as the windows start up, and hit the window down button if you want the side windows down.
Love the car. Great fit and finish. Seems really solid and rides like a much larger car. Got the manual transmission and the car is fast enough for me. Send some of that Arizona weather up here to Wisconsin - 35 degrees is bad enough but the snow really puts a damper on top down driving.Do you sell Merecedes as well as Volvo? Love the SL, unfortunately I have an SLK budget. Two divorces: 1/2 of 1/2 kinda puts a damper on fun money.
Yes, there have been comments about the windows not operating correctly, on the first thread entitled (I think) C70 Convertible 2006+ and later today I will check it out to find the message # for you.
Try not to worry - I know it's your pride and joy but, like any pedigree, it's showing you that it has character, you just have to show that you'll not be beaten.
Seriously - good luck with it, am thinking of you.
Keep us informed, we are all wishing you well.
I hope your dealer will be able to fix your situation quickly.
If you check out the 'Volvo C70' thread, go to msg 1465 and 1466 and there are two contributors discussing the exact same situation.
So, once again good lady - we wish you luck and many happy motoring miles in 2007.
For bluetooth - I have it and it works fantastic, but the sound comes from the front speakers. I assume you went through the set up to control the volume and gender of the voice??
I had my Bluetooth installed a couple of months after I received my car. I received a comprhensive manual and the Bloothtooth works great with one exception the sub-woofer in the rear still thuds and booms even though the rest of the audio system mutes itself - Volvo service at my dealer states this is an issue without a fix and told me just power off the stereo during phone calls...
A quick question for other Bluetooth users with the Dynaudio system, are you having the sub-woofer issue as well?
This is my first post on Edmunds, I was searching for repair information on my 1998 C70 coupe. Boy do I have problems. My inspection was due on 12/06, when I went to have it inspected I could not get it done because the driver's side window will not go up or down, who would have known that if you window does not go up or down in VA, that you car will not pass inspection?. I got a Volvo technician to look at it, and he said the window regulator motor needs replacing. The motor, X bracket etc would cost around $500 and the labor around $600. The total cost at Don Beyer Volvo in Falls Church, VA, a whooping $1,200.00!!! Nobel Volvo of Fredericksburg, VA wants $1,032 to fix it. So, while I save up the money to get it fixed, I am riding around with an almost two month expired inspection sticker. Right now, with the help of a friend, I have a stick of wood pushing the window up to keep it from falling down. It has still dropped down about an inch, and with it being winter and cold, it really, really makes things a pain. Also, got another problem. I got this car from CarMax in Dulles, VA. It had around 63,000 miles on it at the time. The serpentine belt has been replaced, but I do not see anything about timing belt being replaced. The car now has 99,000 miles on it, and I still have not gotten the timing belt put on. Why you ask, well, I found out from the Don Beyer dealership that to get the 75,000 service, which includes the timing belt, it would cost me close to $800.00, and I do not even know if that includes changing the water pump out. I have read that if you do not change the water pump out, that it will start to leak, as the new belt puts extra strain on it. So I have a window that does not work, a timing belt that is getting ready to pop, and possibly destroy probably one of the best engines I have ever owned, and there are more problems. Here is where I need help from the people out there reading this. The two back tires on my Volvo C70 are worn down to the yellow belt on the very inside, I mean completely bald extending to about a half of inch to an inch. Both of the tires on the very inside are like this. I was told by a Volvo tech, that the C70 has some suspension problems and what was showing was a known problem with them. Does anybody know what could be causing it? How much it will cost to fix it? I have had the car aligned and this did not fix it, unless they messed up the alignment and this caused it, but I do not think so. I also will have to get the tires replaced after it is fixed. Currently I have the 225/45/17 Sumitomo's which I have had great luck with and I love them. So, it looks like I am going to have the tires replaced/suspension fixed (will this stop my car from passing inspection too?) I got the same tires priced on tirerack.com and I can get the Sumitomo's for $79.00 a piece, just over three hundred dollars for the four.
The last problem I have, the drivers seat stopped going back and forth, the electrical buttons do not work. I checked the fuses, they are all fine. Does anyone know what happened to the seat, and how much will it cost to fix it?
Annoyed Volvo Owner
To fix the door handle is going to involved removing the door panel. You need to visit the dealer.
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