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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,809 miles

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2002 Volvo V70 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 182010

V70

  • 110,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Volvo V70. The contact stated that the transmission failed. The contact stated that he attempted to accelerate and the vehicle failed to move. The contact stated that he was on a hill and coasted to his house and parked his vehicle for a year. The vehicle was eventually taken to the dealer for inspection they stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Carmel, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 012010

V70

  • 147,000 miles
1st indication of transmission failures. Multiple issues since. No possible fix other than replacement @ approximately $4000.

- Old Lyme, CT, USA

problem #4

Oct 012011

V70 4-cyl

  • 77,854 miles
Shifting became rough. Then transmission would thud in and out of gear repeatedly while driving. At 40 mph the vehicle shifts up and down and can't decide what gear to be in. Between 35pmh-40mph it thuds in and out of gears.

- Sitka, AK, USA

problem #3

Feb 012011

V70 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This car has been well cared since we got it at the day one. All schedule maintenance have been done at a Volvo dealer. We have spend over $7000 on repairs and maintenance over the years. But its transmission started to slip since Feb 2011 when there was only 100,000 miles on it. We took it to the dealer. They suggested a transmission fluid change. We followed their suggestion as we always did. But that did not resolved the problem. The transmission still does not work properly. We took it to the dealer again this Oct, and the dealer said the transmission fluid was all black. Along with the problem we meet, they conclude the transmission is about to die, and the one fix is to replace with a new one which will cost $4500! we would expect the transmission of a well-care Volvo would last longer than 100,000 miles. As I did some research on internet, I found many 99-02 Volvo owners have the similar unfortunate issue. I would like NHTSA look into this issue, and initiate a recall on transmission of 2002 Volvo V70.

- Belmont, MA, USA

problem #2

Apr 262011

V70 5-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
Vehicle lunges forward from second to third gear and "bangs" into gear from second to first gear. Took the vehicle to Volvo dealership and had a software update. A mechanic test drove the vehicle afterwards and we were told the transmission needed to be replaced. Mileage was 132,00. Visited a local mechanic and he said he had serviced several Volvo S60 and V70 models of the 2001~2002 model year and had found that several had experienced the same problem with only a transmission replacement to resolve the issue. I have checked many Volvo forums and can not believe how many stories there are of these cars with the same problem. Volvo...this is a legitimate problem.

- York, SC, USA

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problem #1

Jun 152002

V70

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Volvo reluctantly released us from our lease a couple of months ago. Our first Volvo experienced electrical and transmission problems. They put us in another Volvo which experienced transmission problems as well. After repeated attempts on Volvo of dallas' part to repair our car they finally replaced the transmission however the new transmission was not performing properly either when Volvo released us from the lease. The dealership, area/regional directors, and Volvo corporation practiced poor business etiquette on all accounts in our opinion. They did release us from our lease however, refused to reimburse us for our initial $5000 down payment. Our entire Volvo experience disgusted us so that we chose not to endure the lengthly process of a law suit. We just wanted to drive a safe, dependable, reliable vehicle that fit our families needs. Too much to ask from Volvo! it is a shame because when we got into our Volvo we planned on being Volvo customers "for life." good luck.

- Frisco, TX, USA

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