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: It's widely known that Volvo’s are built like tanks, especially the XC70. So it's no surprise this beast has a near perfect crash test rating. When it comes to the 2nd generation of the XC70, the 2006 is the first year that doesn't show potential transmission problems making it a best bet.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,408 miles

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2006 Volvo XC70 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Volvo XC70 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 192014

XC70 4WD 5-cyl

  • 107,000 miles


Coil spring broke backing out of driveway plunging into drivers side tire, my friend has a 2007 XC70 and the same thing happened to them. Very concerning at highway speeds would have been deadly. Please investigate.

- Rochester, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 112013

XC70 4-cyl

  • 110,225 miles
Loud rattle noise front driver's side. I was on my way for service for the 110,000 checkup. My mechanic said it was the front coil spring that let go. He said he has had 9 other cars in the shop in the past 2 weeks with the identical problem. It is a safety issue because had I been on the highway and the coil spring let go, it could have blown the tire or loss of steering control.

- Little Compton, RI, USA

problem #1

Mar 152006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The car pulls to the right. Alignment was checked and was slightly off. It was corrected but the car still pulls to the right. I drove one other XC70 that was a loaner car from the dealer and it drove the same.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

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