Notes: The 2nd generation XC70 has a transmission issue and the 2003 model year seems to be the worst of it. These are still solidly built and comfortable cars, but if you're looking at buying used you might be better off avoiding the 2003 unless it has already had its transmission replaced.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,840 miles

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2003 Volvo XC70 fuel system problems

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2003 Volvo XC70 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 122005

XC70 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,840 miles


1) while my 2003 Volvo XC70 was parked in the driveway noticed that there were two pipes that were hanging low on the car which was new. Car was taken to the dealer and was told that it was the fuel lines and they had come loose. The car is used only for local and highway driving, so it is unclear why the fuel line was loose. 2) if the fuel line had caught on something there could have been a fire an/or explosion. Because of the location of the fuel lines under the car it is hard to notice in everyday use if it is in the right place. 3)the dealer reattached the fuel line at out cost even though car is only 2 years old

- Wayland, MA, USA

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