V70 Volvo

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by Guest, Sep 9, 2003.

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    Guest Guest

    Just a friendly warning. Our Volvo mechanic has told us that the V70 and
    probably all models have electrical problems. We passed on the purchase of a
    2003 based on this. We are long time Volvo owners having purchased our first
    one in 1964. The magazine; Consumer Reports, has downgraded the Volvo for
    the last 4 years. Its a shame but we are moving on without a new Volvo.
    Guest, Sep 9, 2003
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    JohanE Guest

    hmm, I would guess all modern cars can have electrical problems with all the
    onboard computers and other modern gizmos. Here in sweden the V70 is the no
    1 selling model of all makes and I´ve heard nothing of any special problems
    with them in respect to electrical problems. I have since 3yrs a S80 2,9 -99
    and never hace had any problems due to this. (though I have to change tail
    light bulbs every 3 months)
    Yr mech is bullshiting you.
    JohanE, Sep 9, 2003
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  3. I tend to agree. I have a 1999 S70 and have had no electrical problems.
    Well, one burnt out tail light. Most of the really annoying stuff was
    permanently fixed under warranty. I say go for it and if you are really
    worried about things, buy an extended warranty. No matter what anyone says I
    would always recommend buying one. They are not prohibitively expensive and
    give you a good measure of security.

    Jordan B. 1999 S70 Loaded!
    Jordan Britnell, Sep 9, 2003
  4. That was the 1999 model and earlier. By 2000 they had solved the
    problem. In 2001 the V70 was a complete redesign and didn't have the
    problem. The problem was that the lamp sockets got too hot and
    oxidized, causing intermittent operation. Volvo replaced the problem
    sockets for free.
    Stephen M. Henning, Sep 10, 2003
  5. I agree with JohanE.

    Volvo is problably better than most europeen and american cars. I think
    that's what most machanics says.

    If you are looking for more reliable cars that Volvo, you should buy a Mazda
    or Toyota according to norwegian experts. But since I'm a a big Volvo fan, I
    say it's bullshit. :)

    - Leiv Magne Faane, Norway
    '86 Volvo 244 GLE, B230A, 265000 km
    Leiv Magne Faane, Sep 10, 2003
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    Rob Guenther Guest

    There are potential computer problems with the new V70s tho. But that is
    more from buggered up sensor modules, friends of mine had their whole DTSC,
    ABS, wheelspeed sensor computers and sensing modules go wonky on them, cost
    them around $5000 for getting that, and a problem with the fuel filler
    fixed. And I don't think it was a greedy dealer trying to make money, the
    DTSC and ABS warnings would go off at random.... sometimes when the DTSC was
    disabled. The problem had also causes their rear end computer to do some
    funny stuff, include disable the rear locks, and do some funny stuff with
    the rear tail lighting.
    Rob Guenther, Sep 10, 2003
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