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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,339 miles

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2002 Volvo S80 suspension problems

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2002 Volvo S80 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 192008


  • 63,000 miles


2002 Volvo S80 transmission failed at 63,000 miles, replaced with new Volvo transmission, lasted 2 years 1 month, Volvo states 2 years is the warranty, so far we have $8900 in repairs to this car in the last 3 years, this car is a real lemon.

- Winsted, CT, USA

problem #3

Mar 172008


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S80. Whenever the contact would drive the vehicle at any speed over a bump or pothole, the contact noticed a rattling sound in the front end. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the front struts needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 150,000.

- Antioch, TN, USA

problem #2

Apr 222009


  • 117,000 miles
I purchased a 2002 Volvo S80 in March of 2009 and stated hearing a loud knocking sound coming from the front of the car & when I went & got it checked the mechanic said that I needed new struts so I got the struts fixed for a warping $600 but the problem has recurred 3 times since the repair, I have had it repair 2 times by the same shop but since they tried to charge me labor on the last visit I'm done, the mechanic also said that I needed front control arms which are also expensive.I checked online to see if maybe Volvo had any recalls on this matter & they did on 1999,2000,2001 Volvo S80 but not 2002 which is my vehicle. This has already been reported as a safety issue in Volvo S80 99-2001 so im just wondering why haven't it reached the 2002 because I went to the complaints online & more people are complaining than myself. My steering wheel is off centered, my car shifts when I hit bumps in the road & my traction is not as good as it was when I 1st bought it. All I have to say is my front end is really screwed up & it's not my fault so can anyone do anything to help me out. Thanks a million!!!!

- Antioch, TN, USA

problem #1

Oct 142009


  • 47,357 miles
I own a 2002 Volvo and have had constant problems with the front end. I dealer worked on the front end when it was under warranty. I just spent over $900 to replace inner tier rod ends and control arm bushings. I was told this is normal wear and tear and this car has 47,000 miles? the tie rods are a safety issue and my wife uses this car locally. I have owned many Volvo and have never had front end problems with any car I have owned.

- Weymouth, MA, USA

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