hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
110,063 miles

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2004 Volvo V70 engine problems

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2004 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 272015


  • 177,014 miles


Driving on freeway at 60 mph, vehicle motor quit- dash lights came on-was able to move to shoulder-where vehicle restarted in neutral then died again- since vehicle has died very often after driving with absoulutly no warning-very very dangerous- was told drive by wire problem- eltronic throttle control, electronic fuel regulator, pedal and or throttle sensors-any number of electric sensor problem--all of this is "drive by wire" unsafe design

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #4

May 122015


  • 134,300 miles
I was driving at about 35 mph. When I slowed down to make a 90 degree right turn, without warning the engine and power steering went off as I was turning. I had to manually steer the car and luckily did not crash because there was no car in the opposite lane. I pulled over to the side of the road, restarted the car, and received no error message. I took the car to the local Volvo dealer where they could find nothing wrong and deny this is a recall issue.

- Charleston, SC, USA

problem #3

Jul 022013


  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo V70. The contact stated while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel pressure sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 114,000 and the current mileage was 117,000.

- Ponte Vedra, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 202010

V70 5-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Engine stopped on freeway, in heavy traffic. Wife and children in the car. Exact description as in NHTSA campaign I.D. 07V226000. Dealer (carlsen Volvo, palo alto, ca), claimed the car had no indication of recalls on their computer, but Volvo recall campaign R181 clearly states my vehicle and specific engine # 61 (6th and 7th digits in VIN) were subject of recall for the specific symptoms involved. I called Volvo U.S. and they gave me the same rote response, "your vehicle's VIN number doesn't show up as being included in R181". this is patently false. According to the recall, carlsen Volvo should have replaced the fuel pressure sensor free. Instead, over the course of 2years and multiple visits to the dealer, they never properly diagnosed nor repaired the problem. When your engine stalls in heavy traffic at freeway speeds, you and your passengers are at severe risk! I want my free repair from Volvo! I know I'm not the only V70 owner who has been lied to in this specific way by Volvo and their dealers.

- Mountain View, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 162012


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo V70. The contact stated that the check engine and oil pressure warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel as the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic where the contact was advised that the fuel pressure sensor needed to be replaced. The contact was told there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 07V266000 (engine and engine cooling) but the manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure and the current mileages were 75,000.

- Mclean, VA, USA

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