Volvo Repair Database, by Category

This list is the 1500+ Volvo detailed problems and fixes broken out by repair category.

In other words, find the type of problem or fix in the list below, click it, and you'll be taken to all the fixes we've got for your particular Volvo problem. It may make more sense to you to find what you're looking for by the model of your Volvo car or SUV. If you want to simply hunt or browse, see the All Repairs page, which is gigantic but doesn't exclude anything.

Powersearch has been a very popular page since it's debut in 2016 because it gives you the power to cross Model with Category, and see just the results from that intersection.

  • Accidents, Insurance, Titles & Warranty

    Accidents, Insurance, Titles & Warranty - All the overhead items of owning a vehicle... what you should expect after an accident -- insurance claims, insurance work, estimates, "totalling", body shop work, etc. Plus titles and Volvo and 3rd party warranties. 23 posts

  • Belts, Hoses & Lines

    Info and tutorials on Volvo belts, hoses and vacuum lines... the various engine accessories that keep our engines running 55 posts

  • Body, Trim, Doors & Exterior

    Exterior bits that make our Volvos pretty and functional: Body, Exterior Trim, Wipers, Glass, Bumpers, Mudguards, etc. 85 posts

  • Boost, Turbo & Intercoolers

    Topics concerning boost: fuel-air mixture, psi, air temperature, turbo models and brands, turbo lag, vacuum hoses... 74 posts

  • Brakes, Pads and Rotors

    Everything to do with slowing, stopping, or keeping your Volvo stopped... Volvo brakes. 66 posts

  • C40

    Volvo's first all-EV automobile. It's a fastback! 2 posts

  • Capacities, Measurements, Standards & Statistics

    This category includes posts about numbers. Numbers that define various Volvo models' appetite for oil, transmission fluid, steering fluid, brake fluid, coolant, and the like... things that Volvo engineers gave their spawn when they was born. When the Volvo model was born, not the engineer. 25 posts

  • Care by Volvo

    Taking one step further than the typical vehicle lease, Care by Volvo includes everything you need for your car besides gas, from insurance, to roadside assistance, to maintenance and repair. They’ll even change out your windshield wipers! Everything is included for a single monthly fee. 4 posts

  • Cars 101

    Cars 101 category is about the fundamentals of cars, basic maintenance, first steps, easy stuff, and things a novice can do with a few tools and a little confidence. 211 posts

  • Diagnostics - VIDA, VADIS, DiCE, OBD, Codes

    How to read Volvo codes, what they mean... codes discussion, answers and DIY tutorials. OBD, OBD II, VIDA, DiCE, VADIS. 54 posts

  • Drivetrain

    Volvo Drivetrain: AWD Systems, CV Joints, Bevel Gear etc., discussion, answers and DIY tutorials. These are the pieces that move your Volvo forward and backward. 57 posts

  • ECU, TCU, PNP, ETM & Other Modules

    Volvo Engine Control Unit (ECU), Transmission Control Unit (TCU), Park Neutral Position Switch (PNP), and other various modules. 71 posts

  • Engine

    Everything about our Volvo engines from air delivery to turbo wastegate: Internals, Turbo, Wastegate, Air Delivery, Airbox, Air Filter, Camshaft, Valves, Head, Pistons 239 posts

  • Engine Breathing - MAF, PCV, EGR, Etc.

    Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), Postive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV), Idle Air Control Valve (IAC), and their related components that perform ventilation duties on our Volvo engines 67 posts

  • Fuel, Gasoline, Fuel Filter, Injectors, Etc.

    Everything fuel and gas related: Fuel Pumps, Gas Tank, Fuel Supply, Fuel Filter, Fuel Lines, Fuel Injectors and Gasoline Itself. 73 posts

  • Gaskets, O-Rings, Bushings & Mounts

    Volvo repairs that include gaskets, O-Rings, bushings, mounts and similar joiners, separators, and surface sealers. 31 posts

  • Glass, Windshield, Windows, Moonroof, Sunroof

    All the glass on Volvos, windshield, windows, moonroof, sunroof, etc. 28 posts

  • Instrument Cluster

    This category covers anything related to our Volvos' instrument cluster, like odometer, speedometer, boost gauge, tachometer, instrument bulbs, how to get to the instrument cluster, and more. 24 posts

  • Latches, Mounts & Hardware

    Latches, mounts, engine mounts, struts, hinges and fasteners 49 posts

  • Lights: Headlights, Tail Lights, Map Light, Signals, Indicators, Bulbs Etc.

    Headlights, Xenons, HIDs, jewel headlights, projector headlights, brake lights, turn signals, bulbs, fog lights, etc... Everything on your Volvo that illuminates. 96 posts

  • Paint, Detailing, Wash & Wax

    Paint, paint codes, paint touch up tips, clay bar instructions, detailing kits and more 17 posts

  • Polestar

    Polestar news on the manufacturer's simply-named Polestar 1 and Polestar 2. Exciting styling and an electrifying powertrain converge in the enigmatic Polestar 1—the first car by Volvo’s solo performance brand. ... Essentially a two-door Volvo S90, this sporty coupe uses a mostly carbon-fiber body to save weight. The Polestar 2 is their more conventional EV, a five-door AWD beauty with Google's Android Auto doing the infotainment and mapping duties. 7 posts

  • Polestar S60 and V60

    Handsome styling and a sloping roofline make the V60 more of a stylish hatchback than a conventional station wagon. Both Polestar cars get a 240-hp turbo 2.0-liter four, eight-speed automatic, and front-wheel drive are standard; all-wheel drive is optional, as is a 302-hp turbo- and supercharged 2.0-liter four. 11 posts

  • Restoration

    Restoring Volvos, Restored Volvos... bringing the old timers back to life. 26 posts

  • Sensors

    Category for sensors found on Volvos like mass airflow sensor (MAF), throttle position sensor (TPS), coolant sensors, oxygen sensors, wheel speed sensors, air temperature sensors and others 30 posts

  • Software Updates

    Volvo software controls more and more functions of our Volvos today. This category addresses that aspect of Volvo maintenance - software updates. 20 posts

  • Spark, Spark Plugs & Wires, Ignition, Rotor, Coils

    Spark Plugs, Wires, Rotor, Cap, Ignition, Coils 45 posts

  • Speed, Aftermarket & HP

    Tunes, horsepower, big brakes, bigger turbos... and best of all: the theory behind why they work. Don't just upgrade, understand the basics first. 208 posts

  • Timing Belt

    Timing belt replacement and various TB-related info 54 posts

  • Tires

    Which tires are best for your Volvo? This category features discussion and opinion on what rubber to install on your Volvo. 9 posts

  • Tools

    Advice and suggestions on what tools to buy to make working on your Volvo easier 63 posts

  • Towing and Hitches

    Towing, Hitches and hitch wiring for Volvos... what to expect, what to buy, how to tow correctly with your Volvo. 7 posts

  • Volvo 140

    The Volvo 140 Series is a line of mid-size cars manufactured and marketed by Volvo from 1966 to 1974 in two- and four-door sedan and a 5-door wagon. 2 posts

  • Volvo 164

    The Volvo 164 is a 4-door, 6-cylinder luxury sedan unveiled by Volvo at the Paris Motor Show early in October 1968 and first sold as a 1969 model. 46,008 164s were built before the car was succeeded by the 264 in 1975. 1 posts

  • Volvo 260

    Part of the 240 family. The new strategy for badging the cars in model year 1983 gave us the 260 instead of the 265. Although the 264 was discontinued in 1982, replaced by the Volvo 760 GLE, the 5-door Estate remained in production yet another few years. 1 posts

  • Volvo 262

    The Volvo 262 was a rare version in the Volvo 260 family. It was based on the same 2-door body used for the 242, but it had the 260-series components and frontal appearance. 1 posts

  • Volvo Amazon

    Production began in 1957 and this car was initially regarded as a larger model than the PV444. The fact that the 121/122 S was a 4-door model naturally contributed to this. 1 posts

  • Volvo Buyer's Guide

    What to look for in a new or used Volvo and how to negotiate with dealers. Also, this category features buying tips for tools, Volvo parts, and tires. 130 posts

  • Volvo Car Company

    Discussion and opinions about Volvo Car Corporation, or Volvo Personvagnar AB. 95 posts

  • Volvo Cars

    The parent category for all Volvo models and their DIY fixes 1 posts

  • Volvo Classifieds

    Volvo cars for sale, want to buy, or for trade. 10 posts

  • Volvo Climate Control: Heat & AC

    Everything to do with climate control on Volvos - switches, air conditioning, pollen filter, evaporator, heater core, AC recharging, heat, vents, flashing/blinking climate control lights. 87 posts

  • Volvo Electrical & Battery

    Everything electrical on our Volvos - battery, wiring, harnesses... 161 posts

  • Volvo Emissions and Fuel Economy

    Emissions and fuel economy - the systems on our Volvos that work to give us drivers clean fuel efficiency like EVAP valves, purge valve, air pump, oxygen sensors etc. Also, fuel economy... city MPG and highway MPG. 76 posts

  • Volvo Engine Oil, Return Line, etc.

    Oil, Oil Pump, Oil Pan, Oil Return Line 26 posts

  • Volvo Exhaust

    Volvo exhausts, catalytic convertors, mufflers, tips and downpipe discussion, answers and DIY tutorials. 36 posts

  • Volvo Fluids

    Information on fuel additives, oil additives and extenders, grease, lubricants, head gasket sealer, radiator sealers and more 74 posts

  • Volvo in Modern Culture: Trivia & History

    Stories, quirks, fables, history and tales regarding Volvos. Volvos in film, TV, song and artwork. 62 posts

  • Volvo Interior: Seats, Switches Etc.

    Volvo Seats, Carpet, Cup Holders, Switches, Controls, Dash, Surfaces 152 posts

  • Volvo Keys, Remotes & Keyfobs

    Volvo keys, remote fobs, unlocking doors, locks, setting and disarming car alarm, ignition switch, tumbler 29 posts

  • Volvo News

    News and headlines about Volvo cars, including the monthly MVS newsletter 90 posts

  • Volvo Parts, Accessories, & Saving Money

    Opinions on Volvo parts and accessories -- which are worth the savings and which brands to avoid. Which are inexpensive and which parts are just cheap. Volvo parts reviewed, accessory evaluations and more. 211 posts

  • Volvo Radiator & Fan

    Everything having to do with keeping the Volvo engines at the correct running temperature. 39 posts

  • Volvo Radio, Speakers & Entertainment

    Volvo radios, speakers, amps, connecting iPhones and Android phones, DVD player, aux input, antennas, and CarPlay in Volvos... all the ways to make your Volvo work with entertainment and navigation. 73 posts

  • Volvo Repair Documentation

    Posts in this category are all detailed Volvo DIY tutorials or repairs with photos. 226 posts

  • Volvo S60 2018+

    This is the 3rd generation S60, the first appearing in North America for the 2001 model year. This new S60 is built in America’s first Volvo factory in Ridgeville, South Carolina. 1 posts

  • Volvo S90

    The all-new for 2017 S90 is Volvo’s top-tier luxury sedan. It retains Volvo’s masculine, yet refined, styling that is sure to appeal to luxury car buyers. While the new S90 is a completely new model, it’s intended to replace the outgoing Volvo S80. As the largest sedan in the lineup, it’s placed above the S60. 7 posts

  • Volvo Safety

    The things that make our Volvos safe: airbags, Side Impact Protection System (SIPS), side impact curtains... general safety. 44 posts

  • Volvo Steering

    Steering-related information here... fluid, rack, etc. 21 posts

  • Volvo Suspension & Wheels

    Everything that holds your wheels to your Volvo's frame - wheel hubs, struts, control arms, tie rods, sway bars, springs, spring seats, Nivomats, Bilstiens 147 posts

  • Volvo Transmission

    A category devoted to the devices that make our Volvos go forward, backward, and remain still - Volvo transmissions. 131 posts

  • Volvo V70 & XC70 2008+

    Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's third generation Volvo V70 wagon and XC70 crossover. 18 posts

  • Volvo V90 2017+

    The V90 is built on Volvo’s SPA platform. As of this writing, it's place is at the top of the Volvo wagon food chain. The V90 is the largest, most expensive wagon in the lineup. 8 posts

  • Volvo V90 Cross Country

    Debuting in 2017, the Volvo V90 Cross Country is a mid-sized luxury executive wagon. This and the V90 are the wagon version of the all-new for 2017 S90. The V90 Cross Country is essentially a lifted and ruggedized V90. 5 posts

  • Volvo XC40

    The Volvo XC40 is Volvo's third SUV model, slotting in at the smallest end of Volvo's SUV lineup. It completes the Small/Medium/Large choice for SUV buyers. The Volvo XC40 is Volvo’s third SUV model, following the XC90 in 2003 (first generation), and the XC60 in 2009 (first generation). We reported on the debut of the XC40 here, at which time photos of it were scarce. Now we have plenty! 6 posts

  • Volvo XC60 2018+

    Volvo announced the second-generation XC60 in March 2017, and it's been in Volvo dealers' lots since early fall 2017. The XC60 is built on Volvo's SPA platform. Like the first generation, the new XC60 has the T5 and T6 engine  badges, but they won't reflect the number of cylinders 3 posts

  • Water Pump

    A category for the devices that provide the push for the coolant moving through Volvo engines. 26 posts

  • Winterizing

    How to make your Volvo ready for cold(er) temperatures, snow, ice, etc. 11 posts

  • XC40 Recharge

    Volvo XC40 Recharge is a compact plug-in hybrid SUV, filling the lowest/smallest/cheapest rung on the Volvo SUV ladder. 2 posts