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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,989 miles

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2002 Volvo S80 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Volvo S80 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 252006

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,989 miles


Failure of 2002 Volvo S-80 transmission with only 46,000 miles but 10 months out of warranty (4 year/ 50000 miles). Dealer found code 5300, tcm 0008. Found internal hydraulic fault in transmission. Shift solenoid S1 replaced transmission. A deal was worked out where Volvo, the dealer and myself each paid 1/3 the cost of $4200. General manager of dealership told me that "Volvo knows they have problem with S-80 transmission".

- Clemmons, NC, USA

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