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Transmission Service Urgent Light On

2004 Volvo S80

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Volvo dealer.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
48,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. throttle replaced (1 reports)
2004 Volvo S80 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Volvo S80 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 272010

S80 T-6 T-6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


was having issues with the transmission service urgent light coming on. Volvo had cleared bad codes in computer and said if that didn't fix it, I would need to replace the throttle. Took car in because light came back on. NOW I am told the transmission is "falling apart" and that I need a new transmission? Oh my gosh, at 60K??!! What the heck did I spend all that money for to get a good car, never a Volvo again!!!!

- , Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 122007

S80 T-6 T-6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles

Car would not go over 20mph. Car would jerk and had to be towed. Dealership replaced throttle body under warranty.

- , Raleigh, NC, USA

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