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2003 Volvo XC70
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2nd generation XC70 has a transmission issue and the 2003 model year seems to be the worst of it. These are still solidly built and comfortable cars, but if you're looking at buying used you might be better off avoiding the 2003 unless it has already had its transmission replaced.
Worst 2003 XC70 Problems by Category
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- transmission problems4NHTSA complaints: 5
- drivetrain problems2
- fuel system problems1NHTSA complaints: 4
- lights problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- steering problems1
- suspension problems1NHTSA complaints: 3
- wheels / hubs problems1
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 3
- electrical problemsNHTSA: 3
- brakes problemsNHTSA: 2
- interior accessories problemsNHTSA: 1
- body / paint problemsNHTSA: 1
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 1
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