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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
151,500 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.

2001 Volvo V70 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 232016


  • 190,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Volvo V70. The contact discovered that fluid was leaking from the vehicle when anti freeze was added. In addition, when the air conditioner was activated, warm air emitted from the vents. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the cooling fan needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was previously serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 04V451000 (engine and engine cooling) years ago. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 190,000. The VIN was not provided. Updated 09/22/16

- Huron, OH, USA

problem #1

May 172013


  • 113,000 miles
Transmission has had problems for about three years. We were traveling on the hwy and the car started shaking, then stopped. We had to have it towed to our mechanic. Needs new transmission and alternator which would cost more than it is worth. Our mechanic has seen a number of 2001S with problematic transmissions. We are very disappointed in Volvo for not fixing this problem. Now this beautiful car is sitting in our driveway unused.

- Des Moines, WA, USA

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