2008 Volvo V70 electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,500 miles

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2008 Volvo V70 electrical problems

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2008 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 272015


  • 109,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Volvo V70. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start intermittently. In addition, the contact stated that the ignition key remained stuck in the ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 109,000.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 172013

V70 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Volvo V70. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The contact also smelled sulfur fumes. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the battery was corroded. The negative cable of the battery was so corroded that it was bare and touching metal in the engine compartment causing a short and the battery to overheat and it almost came close to combusting. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection and they stated that both the battery and the battery cables needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Clairmont, NH, USA

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