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1.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
140,667 miles

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2002 Volvo XC70 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Volvo XC70 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012008

XC70

  • 85,000 miles

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

I own a 2002 Volvo XC70 cross country. While driving, and especially during down shifts, the vehicle would lose its connection to the drive shaft, causing the engine to rev up and the vehicle to jerk as it grabbed back into gear. The jerking has consequently caused me to break my motor mounts. A local mechanic diagnosed that the vehicle needed a new transmission. The dealer agreed that this was the only solution. All software updates have been done. The manufacturer has not been contacted, as they are a chinese company. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was around 85,000. The current mileage is 125,000. The VIN was not available. Catastrophic failure. Not fair to the owner. Manufacturer should correct this common, expensive problem.

- Redmond, WA, USA

problem #2

Nov 262011

XC70 5-cyl

  • 149,000 miles
My wife drove our car a 2002 Volvo XC70 station wagon from our second home approximately ten miles to san luis obispo calif. For shopping. She parked the car in the parking lot and went into a store. She came back out, started the car and backed out of the parking space. When she put the transmission lever in drive the engine went to full RPM and lurched forward, she applied the brakes which could not hold the high engine speed pulling the car forward. She quickly shut the engine off with the key avoiding a potential accident. The cruise control was not on and there were no objects I.e., floor mats or other items, near the accelerator pedal. Thank god my wife or no one else was injured or killed. I am a retired fire captain and private fire investigator with 30+ experience. This scared the hell out of us and we do not trust the car. I previously took the car to the dealership and reported the transmission 'clunking' they recommended that I drive it till it failed because of the high costs involved. Now, I am reading reports of coil spring failures and bearing problems. I bought this car specifically for the safety features; now I am very disappointed and extremely concerned.

- Mariposa, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 142011

XC70

  • 188,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo XC70. The contact stated while driving 40 mph the vehicle stalled between gears. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnostic test and was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The contact stated the rear view mirror was also defective due to anti glare separation which made it difficult to see and also made the vehicle unsafe to drive. The failure mileage was 188,000.

- Fort Mills, SC, USA

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