Notes: The 2005 got a minor facelift -- the good kind, not the "Hollywood" kind -- and hasn't shown much in the way of transmission problems. At least not yet.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,233 miles

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2005 Volvo XC70 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Volvo XC70 Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 102013

XC70 5-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


My wife's 2005 Volvo XC70 problem is that periodically when you shut off the car and attempt to remove the key you can't. the car makes a noise like it continues to run for several minutes and sometimes you can then remove the key. Unfortunately this problem is happening more frequently.

- Glenview, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 082014


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Volvo XC70. While driving approximately 15 mph, the instrument panel failed and the ABS, alternator, and urgent warning system indicators illuminated. During the failure, the windshield wipers activated and could not be turned off. An independent mechanic stated that the central electrical module was corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 115,000.

- Grand Rapids , MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 272005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,700 miles
Vehicle would not start on one occurrence then started again later that day then a week later it would not accelerate over 25 miles and the engine throttle control unit had to be replaced at our expense.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

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