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NHTSA — Power Train: Automatic Transmission Problems

2001 Volvo V70 (Page 2 of 2)


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,959 miles

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2001 Volvo V70 transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Volvo V70 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Sep 012004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I was interested to hear of the 2001 Volvo V70 investigation. Last fall, my car repeatedly did not accelerate when I pressed on the gas pedal. The dealership replaced the transmission. I have twice felt the problem momentarily, but then the car returned to normal function.

- Upper Montclair, NJ, USA

problem #6

Aug 042005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
Contact owned 2001 a Volvo. He complained about throttle body problem. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice with what he thought was a transmission problem. They could not adjust the transmission. Curfrently, they told him that it wa sthe throttle body. To replace it would cost consumer $800. He ended up paying $250 for throttle body replacement. When he drove the car home it surged between shifts changes. He called the dealer back and informed them it was doing the same thing. They said a technician needed to ride around with him to find the problem. The consumer said the problem was intermittent.

- Augusta, GA, USA

problem #5

Aug 012001

V70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
The car lost power occasionally when shifting between first and second gears. It would not accelerate, but it revved to over 6,000 rpms. The car would pull back and then lunge into gear. It had a whiplash effect on the driver and passengers. After 18 visits to the dealer and probably as many calls to Volvo of N. America, I found another dealer. They replaced the valve body last year and it hasn't happened since. I can't answer the next question because it happened several times a week for 3 years.

- E. Patchogue, NY, USA

problem #4

May 012002

V70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles


Purchased a certified preowned V70 16000 miles. Shortly after purchase I've experienced intermittent, several second high engine rev when automatic shifts from 1st gear to 2nd gear. Dealer cannot find anything wrong.

- Hollywood, SC, USA

problem #3

Mar 162004


  • 28,000 miles
Intermittently when accelerating at any speed gears did not mesh properly, and vehicle revved for a few seconds. This problem occurred twenty times since March of 2004. Dealer inspected the vehicle, but could not find the cause of the problem.

- Patchogue, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 092004

V70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,087 miles
Transmission failed at highway speed. Repair facility unable to obtain new parts for rebuild and remanufactured order through Volvo at some owner expense above warranty (mileone elite: allowance. Repair facility visually described failure as a hard part failure (tech said it looked as though it "exploded" due to excess pressure from the valve body). The car was repaired and returned to the owner over 4 weeks later. Delay was caused by warranty company unable to delivering the correct used transmission (3X). Owner expense was incurred when decision was made to purchase a remanfactured transmission.

- Olney, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 012001


  • miles
Vehicle was purchased in 07/01. Consumer advised while driving, noticed vehicle would intermittently lose traction on dry pavement. Once inclement weather arrived(I.e. rain, light snow), noticed traction control turns on/off erratically causing wheels to slide, especially when vehicle is on a slight to major incline. When on an incline, consumer has to let vehicle slide backward to more level ground before it will accelerate. Vehicle has been checked by dealer who has been unable to duplicate or determine cause. Consumer is concerned that dealer did not attempt to duplicate problem in "like" conditions I.e. rain or light snow on an incline.

- Winchester, MA, USA

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