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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,213 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Volvo C70 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Volvo C70 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 292012

C70 5-cyl

  • 75,426 miles


The key won't turn for the ignition. This is a known problem with the dealership but Volvo won't recognize the problem. The cost to fix this at the dealership is approx 800 dollars. My fear is that this problem will leave U stranded and more importantly I fear this will progress and lock the steering wheel while you are driving.

- Rockford , IL, USA

problem #1

Jun 012009


  • 75,000 miles
2003 C70 conv. Car battery goes dead multiple times. Changed battery and it continues to happen. Detailed check discovered a short in the passenger sun visor. Plastic pivot shaft has torqued off and caused a short in the wires embedded in the shaft that power the visor light. Replacement sun visor costs around $200 and the weak shaft is the same, so failure will most likely happen again. Shaft needs to be redesigned to allow for greater torque when lowering the sun visor. Removal of the bulb in the affected visor eliminated the battery drain. Potential fire hazard.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

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