Parts failure poll: P2 Volvos: V70/S60/XC70 from 2001-2007

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2001 - 2007 V70
2004 - 2007 V70 R
2001 - 2007 XC-70
2001 - 2009 S60
2003 - 2007 S60 R

What has failed on your P2 Volvo: V70/S60/XC70 from 2001-2007?

abs module
42
2%
ac compressor
45
2%
alarm system
81
3%
alternator
60
2%
axle shafts
54
2%
blower motor
44
2%
brake cylinder position sensor
8
0%
brake master cylinder
18
1%
broken ignition lock
12
0%
cabin switches
17
1%
catalytic converter
21
1%
cem (central electronic module)
21
1%
center console cover
43
2%
center console cup holder
49
2%
climate control fan
20
1%
climate system (including software upgrades)
22
1%
control arm bushings
118
4%
delaminated shoe on the parking brake mechanism
33
1%
discolored roof trim strips
71
3%
door whether strip
29
1%
engine cooling fan
20
1%
etm (electronic throttle module)
59
2%
exhaust flex down pipe
8
0%
exhaust pipe hanger broken (rusted, etc)
62
2%
front strut mounts
98
4%
front struts
91
3%
front window mechanism, slider or switch
46
2%
fuel pump
44
2%
fuel door hinge
87
3%
fuel door latch (not hinge)
59
2%
fuel tank pressure sensor
9
0%
headlamp ballasts (volvo calls them "Control units")
8
0%
headlamp leaky seal
30
1%
ignition coils
67
2%
ignition key failure (key replacement, programming)
6
0%
immobilizer antenna (start prevented error)
8
0%
lower ball joints
68
2%
lower torque rod
30
1%
oil sump seals
14
1%
other cup holder
19
1%
oxygen sensors
43
2%
parking brake cable
15
1%
passenger airbag sensor
1
0%
pcv system
63
2%
premature lightbulb/bulb socket failures
79
3%
radiator leak
48
2%
radio display
23
1%
rear view mirror
36
1%
rear bearing housing ("Knuckle")
5
0%
rear latch mechanism
19
1%
rear main seal
14
1%
seat controls cover
6
0%
seat motor
4
0%
siren control module
55
2%
spring clip to hold head light bulb
6
0%
spring seats
31
1%
steering rack
15
1%
steering wheel
4
0%
steering wheel controls
2
0%
sway bar links
77
3%
the turbocharger (whole thing)
12
0%
tie rods
87
3%
transmission (including software upgrades)
69
3%
transmission mount
63
2%
turbo valve
18
1%
turn signals
35
1%
upper engine mount
144
5%
vacuum pump/vacuum switch
8
0%
vvt solenoid
18
1%
water pump
18
1%
wheel bearings
63
2%
yaw sensor (anti-skid service required)
8
0%
 
Total votes: 2730

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Parts failure poll: P2 Volvos: V70/S60/XC70 from 2001-2007

Postby matthew1 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:09 pm

What has failed on your P2 Volvo: V70/S60/XC70 from 2001-2007?

S80 and XC90 not included. I will have an S80 poll in the S80 forum, and an XC90 poll in the XC90 forum soon.

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Year and Model: V70, 2001
Location: Scotland

Re: Parts failure poll: P2 Volvos: V70/S60/XC70 from 2001-20

Postby stuartggray » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:40 pm

Both front Abs rings snapped with rust. Replaced rings on old driveshafts.
Both abs sensors - damaged by abs ring.
Both rear calipers seized. Replaced and also replaced disks and brakes pads/shoes.
Both track rod ends replaced
Off side bottom end balljoint replaced, nearside due.
Drop links on both sides.

Souter71
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Location: Selkirk

Re: Parts failure poll: P2 Volvos: V70/S60/XC70 from 2001-20

Postby Souter71 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:23 pm

stuartggray wrote:Both front Abs rings snapped with rust. Replaced rings on old driveshafts.
Both abs sensors - damaged by abs ring.
Both rear calipers seized. Replaced and also replaced disks and brakes pads/shoes.
Both track rod ends replaced
Off side bottom end balljoint replaced, nearside due.
Drop links on both sides.


I have all of the above on my MOT failure sheet.

Car off the road since Oct 2011 as a result of unresolved ETM issues.

Decided now to give her the restoration she thoroughly deserves. Stuartgray, would be interested to hear of your experiences with abs issues to see if they match mine.

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Re: Parts failure poll: P2 Volvos: V70/S60/XC70 from 2001-20

Postby coflynn » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:32 pm

If there is every another round to this poll, could add "hood/bonnet cable". Had that snap on me a while back... there is a few photos in a PDF (search for hood/bonnet cable on this site) about making a backup if anyone else gets worried!

frogprince
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Year and Model: S60 2.4T 2001
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Re: Parts failure poll: P2 Volvos: V70/S60/XC70 from 2001-20

Postby frogprince » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:07 pm

But the best improvement came from changing the transmission fluid!
2001 S60 2.4T

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Re: Parts failure poll: P2 Volvos: V70/S60/XC70 from 2001-20

Postby carboncow » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:01 pm

I got 22 of them (OK on two cars) but I still want to know what I win?
Shawn F.
North-Central Ohio

2001 V70 T5
2003 XC70
1996 Vw Passat Tdi
1999 Porsche Boxster
2004 Chevy Suburban LT 5.3L
2015 S60 T5
1983 Tiara 3100 Convertible
1988 Wellcraft V20 Center Console
1989 Sea Ray 340 Sundander

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Re: Parts failure poll: P2 Volvos: V70/S60/XC70 from 2001-20

Postby matthew1 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:20 pm

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Re: Parts failure poll: P2 Volvos: V70/S60/XC70 from 2001-20

Postby MadeInJapan » Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:29 pm

Our '04 V70 (2.5T) has been virtually flawless...of course the upper engine mount is going to wear out- I hate that they put the square design in that has a cover- much harder to tell when it's gone. I also had the fuel door hinge go and besides that, the sway bar end links which I upgraded to IPD's when I changed all the sway bars out to theirs. I'm thinking the rear ones are going now too- they really didn't have beefy upgrades for those at the time I changed the rear bar- but should check into it.
I have changed brake pads but with close to 120K miles on the car, I am changing the front rotors this weekend for the first time!! Wow, talk about longevity!
'98 S70 T5 Emrld Grn Met/Beige Tons of Upgrades Mobil-1
'04 V70 2.5T Red/Taupe Some Upgrades Mobil-1
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Year and Model: 2007 XC70
Location: Canada

Re: Parts failure poll: P2 Volvos: V70/S60/XC70 from 2001-20

Postby MacNoob » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:43 pm

High pressure headlight washer pump. 2007 XC70 with 59,000 km

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Year and Model: V70 T5 2001
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Re: Parts failure poll: P2 Volvos: V70/S60/XC70 from 2001-20

Postby Y623RTP » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:41 am

Over the 8 years that I have had my V70-T5 I have had to replace:-

Throttle-body ( Magnetti-Marrelli .. of-course )
Front brake-discs twice
Rear brake-discs once
Heater-radiator soon after I got it ( at 110,000 miles )
Numerous front anti-rollbar drop-links.... Thought that they were a yearly requirement ! Near-side mainly.

However, the car has never had any faults cause it to fail it's MOT.

Ian.


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