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

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's stylish, distinctive "P2" cars.
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
52
1%
ac compressor
52
1%
alarm system
99
3%
alternator
73
2%
axle shafts
73
2%
blower motor
52
1%
brake cylinder position sensor
11
0%
brake master cylinder
21
1%
broken ignition lock
20
1%
cabin switches
24
1%
catalytic converter
25
1%
cem (central electronic module)
25
1%
center console cover
54
2%
center console cup holder
58
2%
climate control fan
25
1%
climate system (including software upgrades)
25
1%
control arm bushings
146
4%
delaminated shoe on the parking brake mechanism
41
1%
discolored roof trim strips
94
3%
door whether strip
44
1%
engine cooling fan
23
1%
etm (electronic throttle module)
76
2%
exhaust flex down pipe
14
0%
exhaust pipe hanger broken (rusted, etc)
74
2%
front strut mounts
135
4%
front struts
123
4%
front window mechanism, slider or switch
60
2%
fuel pump
56
2%
fuel door hinge
107
3%
fuel door latch (not hinge)
69
2%
fuel tank pressure sensor
13
0%
headlamp ballasts (volvo calls them "Control units")
10
0%
headlamp leaky seal
35
1%
ignition coils
88
3%
ignition key failure (key replacement, programming)
9
0%
immobilizer antenna (start prevented error)
11
0%
lower ball joints
82
2%
lower torque rod
41
1%
oil sump seals
17
0%
other cup holder
23
1%
oxygen sensors
53
2%
parking brake cable
18
1%
passenger airbag sensor
4
0%
pcv system
92
3%
premature lightbulb/bulb socket failures
101
3%
radiator leak
62
2%
radio display
28
1%
rear view mirror
49
1%
rear bearing housing ("Knuckle")
5
0%
rear latch mechanism
24
1%
rear main seal
16
0%
seat controls cover
9
0%
seat motor
5
0%
siren control module
69
2%
spring clip to hold head light bulb
8
0%
spring seats
42
1%
steering rack
22
1%
steering wheel
4
0%
steering wheel controls
3
0%
sway bar links
106
3%
the turbocharger (whole thing)
16
0%
tie rods
104
3%
transmission (including software upgrades)
85
2%
transmission mount
75
2%
turbo valve
20
1%
turn signals
41
1%
upper engine mount
183
5%
vacuum pump/vacuum switch
12
0%
vvt solenoid
27
1%
water pump
23
1%
wheel bearings
77
2%
yaw sensor (anti-skid service required)
14
0%
 
Total votes: 3477

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

Post by matthew1 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:09 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.

You can come back to add parts as the years and months go by. You can vote not for one or two of these choices, but for every one of them, if you're that unlucky.


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1997 850 T5, MSD ignition coil, Hallman manual boost controller, injectors, R bumper, OMP strut brace [gone]
2004 V70 R [gone]

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

Post by stuartggray » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:40 am

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.



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

Post by Souter71 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:23 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

Post by coflynn » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:32 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!



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

Post by frogprince » Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:07 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

Post by carboncow » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:01 pm

I got 22 of them (OK on two cars) but I still want to know what I win?


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2001 V70 T5
2003 XC70
1996 Vw Passat Tdi
1999 Porsche Boxster
2004 Chevy Suburban LT 5.3L
2013 & 2015 S60 T5
2008 Vw Touareg T2 V6

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2007 Sea Doo Challenger 180 SE

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

Post by matthew1 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:20 pm

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2004 V70 R [gone]

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

Post by MadeInJapan » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:29 am

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!


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

Post by MacNoob » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:43 pm

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



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

Post by Y623RTP » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:41 pm

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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