Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2005 got a minor facelift -- the good kind, not the "Hollywood" kind -- and hasn't shown much in the way of transmission problems. At least not yet.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Volvo XC70 engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Volvo XC70 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012013


  • 88,000 miles


Vehicle started to uncontrollably hard-shift and jerk upon deceleration. According to Volvo dealer transmission needs to be replaced even though car has under 100K miles.

- West Orange, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 102006

XC70 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
: the contact stated while the brake was depressed and the engine was running, the engine revved up and the vehicle lurched forward. The harder the brake was depressed, the faster the engine would rev and lurch forward, until the transmission was shifted into park and the ignition was switched off. When restarted, everything operated normally. The problem had occurred 5 times and a minor collision happened, although no injuries were sustained and no police report was taken. The service dealer could not recreate the problem or find anything wrong on the computer diagnostic. The manufacturer was notified. Updated 11/21/2006 -

- Tacoma, WA, USA

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