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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,000 miles

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2002 Volvo XC70 miscellaneous problems

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2002 Volvo XC70 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles


Car RPM races an additional 2-3000rpm out of no where while driving. When this happens, the car goes into a mode of neutral and then when RPM drops back to where it should be car 'kicks back in' and moves forward (estimating start date...happend almost immediately after puchase of car...just filed lemon law and for arbitration. Dealer and Volvo rep saw car minimum 4X, swore not transmission, reran electrical chips and can not solve prob. Or find it. Not the Volvo mechanics or Volvo rep. After 2 transmission denials..outright!! including svc oders saying cked it and ok...they now want ot 'see if transmission' is problem which puts me at great risk. I have already been on interstate with cars coming behind me at 75mph while my car all of a sudden goes nowhere!

- Delray Beach, FL, USA

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