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

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1998 Volvo V70 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 102002

V70 4WD

  • miles


ABS & trac off light are displayed randomly, obd scan says sensor failed, have installed two sets of sensors to no avail, it turns out encapsulated pc board cracks breaking solder connections. The 1996 850 had the same problem.

- East Marion, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 011997


  • miles
There have been numerous electrical failures with the car on a routine basis. There have also been oil leaks, gasoline leaks, air conditioner failure and seat belt failures. The car has been repaired almost on a monthly basis since the beginning of ownership. This past week, it has been repaired three times for electrical problems related to the seat belts and air bags. The Volvo dealerships have made the necessary repairs and warranties have paid most of the costs, the amount of time this car has spent being serviced is totally unacceptable. Even the Volvo dealer here in Florida (plantation Volvo) suggested we research the Florida lemon law. The law does not apply to us because the car was purchased in Massachusetts. We would appreciate any assistance in getting Volvo's attention that this particular car has major flaws, especially electrical.

- Weston, FL, USA

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