The Volvo XC70 has become a preferred choice when it comes to long-distance travelling for the family. Its all-wheel drive system and raised level allows the vehicle to traverse through multiple kinds of terrain, as well as look luxurious enough for the city lifestyle. Car owners then should be wary of these common problems the Volvo XC70 has before making a purchase. This would prepare them for what to come, and they would also be able to remedy them immediately
A portion of the common problems the Volvo XC70 has involved its power train, in particular the automatic transmission. The problem usually involves the vehicle not being able to shift gears properly. Extended shift times and transmission loss are common complaints. Software upgrades have been suggested, although some still continued to malfunction. A fluid change is also recommended but again, to some the issues persisted. Some owners were forced to replace the transmission altogether, which is an expensive deal.
Another power train problem was the engine. It involved the oil level uncharacteristically increasing, resulting in the car not being able to decrease its speed. Although software upgrades and oil adjustments were the recommended solution, in 2010 a recall of over 20,000 Volvo XC70s was announced to address this.
The Volvo XC70's fuel pump also had a few inconveniences. Under extreme heat and various qualities of fuel, the fuel pump could suddenly develop a crack in the flange. This can put the vehicle in extreme danger. Even the smallest leak from that could cause a fire inside your car when exposed to an ignition source. In response to this, a recall of over 158,000 units was made in 2010. The recall involved the replacement of the fuel pump with a modified one, free of charge.
Lastly, there was a recall in 2003 regarding the child restraint anchorage systems. Over 220,407 failed to comply with federal motor safety. The problem originates from the lack of a second isofix guide, as well as misinformation in the manual isofix. This could compromise the safety of the child in the seat, especially during an accident.