hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
117,528 miles

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2007 Volvo XC70 engine problems

engine problem

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2007 Volvo XC70 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 042015


  • 94,057 miles


After driving for about 20 minutes in 77F, sunny, dry conditions, I'd come off the freeway and stopped for about 15 seconds at a light to make a left turn. When I started making the left, someone blew through the red light to turn right coming from the opposite direction right in front of me. I let off the throttle but the throttle did not release. I was going about 15-20mph with the engine around 2,000rpm in, most likely, third gear. Since I was at low speed, I promptly tried gently tipping in the throttle to see if I could close but it did not so I immediately put the transmission in neutral. The motor revved up to about 4,000rpm which is a natural idle for this motor if the transmission is in gear and the motor is under load at 2,000rpm. After seeing it rev up, I put it back in drive and it jerked into gear because the vehicle was still on throttle. Suddenly the throttle cut and it returned to the normal pedal travel vs. Acceleration response relation. It felt as though the car had cruise control on. I could make it go faster but the motor wouldn't rotate any slower than about 2,000rpm.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 212015

XC70 5-cyl

  • 141,000 miles
Vehicle ignition assembly failed, immobilizing car. Key wouldn't move past "I" position, preventing it from starting. The steering wheel was locked and the transmission couldn't be moved from the park position. Vehicle had to be towed to Volvo dealer for repair.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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