hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
106,775 miles

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2001 Volvo XC70 suspension problems

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2001 Volvo XC70 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 012011


  • 87,000 miles


My 2001 Volvo XC70 wagon had the coil spring snap on the driver's side front side. My wife was driving when she heard a loud noise in the front end of the vehicle. I have checked online at Volvo repair sites and it appears this is a fairly common problem with this model car. It is a great concern to me as believe it is a potentially serious safety issue since the broken spring a directly above the front tire, which could cause it to puncture at high speed driving. Could you please investigate this issue and hopefully avoid someone having this happen, causing a punctured tire and potential serious accident. If possible could you let me know if this is a wide spread problem that Volvo should be made aware of. Thank you!

- Clinton Corners, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 102010

XC70 5-cyl

  • 100,100 miles
With 100,100 miles on the 2001 Volvo xc, the dealer had replaced front strut due to wear. Picked the car up and drove the car ~3 miles home. Left front coil spring broke turning the car around in the driveway the next morning.

- Valley Cottage, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 182009


  • 117,000 miles
The passenger side front coil spring on our 2001 Volvo XC70 snapped. The car had been sitting in our garage for two weeks and when I backed it out I heard this awful noise from the front end. Upon examination the broken spring was discovered. Drove slowly to garage where both springs and seats were replaced due to indications of corrosion and to ensure spring rates would be the same. If this had occurred at highway speeds the consequences could have been serious as the springs are very close to the tires. The car had 117,000 km on it at the time, had only been driven on pavement, all services done and meticulously maintained. I do not have the old part as Volvo didn, T seem interested and it was only while browsing that I found your site with a similar complaint and decided to ad mine. Hope this is of use and thanks.

- Courtenay,B.C. Canada, 00, USA

problem #1

Feb 212009


  • 123,000 miles
Front driver coil spring broke. The front driver side coil spring broke off my 2001 Volvo XC70. The coil spring just split and you could hear a loud clacking noise. The coil spring could have ruptured my tire but thankfully my family and I were ok. After further research, it turns out there have been a lot of forums that complain about the coil spring snapping on the driver side of the Volvo xc series. Ford already had called a recall on their springs due to corrosion and I'm wondering if Volvo received the shipment. It is very dangerous situation and my family could have been seriously injured. I have photos of the snapped spring if they could provide any assistance.

- Spencerport, NY, USA

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