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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
84,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. adjust idler (1 reports)
  2. has not been resolved! (1 reports)
2001 Volvo V70 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 292015

V70 Cross Country 2.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 164,000 miles


Driving to a restaurant from the mall yesterday when, while I was at a light, the car dies. I put the car in park and started it again, and drove up. At the same light, (I had to wait twice because there was a long line) the car stalls again! I, again restarted the car and drove to the restaurant and, as I was parking, the car stalled a third time! I had just put 1000 bucks into the car for a new timing chain, idler, and the almighty turbo. I took it to the mechanic the next morning and he adjusted the idler. The car settles at 900 rpm versus 750 rpm now and it seems to have fixed the problem. I own three Volvos, a 1987 240 DL with 294,000miles, a 1997 960 with 155,000miles and this 2001 V70. I wanted a 2007 to keep with tradition, but, they only had this. Needless to say I'll be getting myself an 07 soon enough if the trans goes.

- , Bellmore, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 292002

(reported on)

V70 XC

  • 4,000 miles

When driving at highway speeds the engine will just die! This has happened at 4000, 10000 & 15000 miles. After a 15-30 minute wait the car will restart. Volvo cannot duplicate, nor correct the problem! The car is a deadly accident waiting to happen!

- , Easton, PA, USA

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