hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,750 miles

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problem #4

Jul 012017

V70 5-cyl

  • 172,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo V70. While driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle started spot fueling and lost power shortly afterwards. The check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was pulled over to the side of the road where the contact noticed that the vehicle was leaking fuel from the top of the fuel tank. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic (barret auto. In alpine, al) where the technician diagnosed that the flange inside the tank was defective. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and hung up on the contact after stating that a recall was performed in 2010. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 172,000....updated 08/08/17 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired. Updated 08/10/2017

- Alpine, AL, USA

problem #3

Sep 182015


  • 100,000 miles
Takata recall: Fuel smell inside vehicle.

- Park Forest, IL, USA

problem #2

May 122015


  • 135,000 miles
The vehicle stalls or goes into "limp" mode often upon acceleration, but also apparently randomly. There is a recall for the same model of a different year described as "vehicles going into the limp home mode without need". I took it to a Volvo mechanic and he found no problem, but he cleaned some parts and charged me. It still happens and is dangerous since the car could stall in traffic. It has happened over 100 times. I called Volvo "support" and they said they could do nothing since there is no recall on that model. They offered no technical support which I thought was the least they should do. I would like to get it fixed, but Volvo is of no help. At least they should offer technical support even if there is no recall.

- Loomis, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 052012


  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo V70. The contact stated that the vehicle smelled of gasoline. The contact took the vehicle to a mechanic and was told there was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V483000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump) which would replace the fuel pump flange. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Potomac, MD, USA