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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,112 miles

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2010 Volvo C70 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2010 Volvo C70 Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 122015

C70 5-cyl

  • 50,112 miles


While driving on a busy boulevard, the above vehicle, suddenly lost all power and quit running. Upon inspection of the battery I saw that it had been severely overheated and the cables were welded to the battery post. The vehicle repair mechanic said this is a common problem with Volvo vehicles. The battery near the end of its use, draws low amps, the alternator (which have a design flaw) overcompensate amperage to the battery which results in a fire. I contacted Volvo customer service and they said they had never heard of this before, while checking on the internet I found numerous complaints of this occurrence. The mechanic ( +a Volvo repair, covina, ca) said he has replaced several of these alternators within the past few months. I believe eventually someone will be seriously injured if an explosion occurs.

- La Verne, CA, USA

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