really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
89,100 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (8 reports)
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problem #8

Aug 242023


  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,500 miles

I had a 2004 2.5T engine that was really great still with 175k miles. I was confident in replacing the car with the 2015 S60 and same engine, but this car is using 1.5 quarts of oil every 3500 miles!.

- Phillip G., Bonney Lake, WA, US

problem #7

Jun 012022


  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

I need an attorney. I have been adding a quart of oil after 300-375 for several months. The car dealer told me that I had a leak. They printed a picture with a puddle of oil under it and told me that I need to pay $2,000+ to get it repaired before getting the oil consumption testing done. My car never leaks. I brought it to their attention and then they said you can bring it in for testing. They conducted the test and now I have to keep adding coolant fluid. I have driven past the 375 miles and the warning light isn't coming up. I wonder if they disable the warning light.

They have been inconsistent and changing their stories about picking up the car, valet and loaners from day one.

- Kimberly H., Baltimore, US

problem #6

May 272023

S60 2.0L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,294 miles

Excessive oil consumption. I have been going to Volvo dealership for years, and even asked about the excessive amount of oil my car had and they acted like it was normal. Now my car is in need of a new engine.

- Adrienne T., Snellville, GA, US

problem #5

Mar 102023

S60 T5

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles

I just found out recently that there was an issue with this model. Sadly I purchased my Volvo used. However, after reading the complaints of other Volvo owners, my model is in the same boat. Excessive oil consumption after about 1000 miles a quart needed to be added. On my way home from work one afternoon, I got the check engine light and reduced power notification. I had the vehicle towed over to Volvo of Marietta for a diagnostic only to be told there was no compression in the third cylinder and the engine needed to be replaced at a whopping $19,200 (brand new). At the time, I had only owned this car for 10 months. My heart is broken especially if Volvo was aware of issues with this model and is offering owners no assistance. I pray everyone finds a way to get help that owns these models and what is even worse is having to make payments on a vehicle that has a failed, expensive engine.

- Niki P., Dallas, GA, US

problem #4

Apr 062023

S60 T5 Turbo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

I purchased this as a Volvo certified vehicle in 9/2018 with 37,675 miles. It now has 90,000. The problem started in March and I only added 1 QT of oil. One month later, its up to 2!

- Kwing L., Chicago, IL, US

problem #3

May 222020

S60 T 5

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,620 miles

I was told when I asked about what seemed to me to be more oil than necessary, to check for oil leaks. Twice I reported no leaks. The oil usage just kept getting worse, so that I have used 6 liters between 5/27/22, 76,045 miles to 3/18/23, 82,234 miles. I reported the problem, again when I sent in for 80,000 tune-up, 3/18, and I picked up the car 8/20. Nothing was mentioned to me about my complaint. Today I was finally told to call the dealer when the GPS said I needed oil... Now doing research, I find out that the problem was known when I had my 100,000 mile warranty in effect, but no fix was offered for this excessive oil usage.

- Barbara R., Delray Beach, US

problem #2

Sep 022022

S60 T5 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

Excessive oil consumption led to a diagnosis of failed piston rings.

- Jd K., Woodway, US

problem #1

Apr 012022

S60 Cross Country T5

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

The first time I changed the oil myself, very little oil came out. I dismissed it as a fluke and then the oil light came on when I was pulling into a parking space. I literally had to add 3 quarts of oil. Today again I was driving and the light came on and said to pull over safely that there was no oil pressure. Sure enough there’s hardly any oil in my engine and I am again adding oil. There’s no classic white smoke or anything coming out of my muffler, but clearly the oil is going somewhere. I read the complaint about the piston rings and feel confident that my car is likely suffering from the same. Add me to the list and let me know when I need to do for next steps please!

- Rob S., Hanover, US