Volvo Repair Database

Volvo problems, fixes, repair cost, DIYs, tutorials with photos, and friendly advice. Take your Volvo to the shop, dealer, or DIY? Get answers here. Free.

Welcome to the Web’s only Volvo Repair Database. The VRD contains over 1500 fixes, repairs and DIYs for Volvo cars. There are three ways to browse its contents:

Viewing Volvo repairs by category breaks down the repairs into groups like Engine, Transmission, Interior, etc. It cuts across all models, so after choosing a category, you’ll have to look for repairs relating to your car.

Viewing the Volvo Repair Database by car model — as you might have guessed — organizes the many repairs by Volvo model type. This shows fixes limited to just your car.

This shows the whole long list of repairs, all models, all categories. They’re sorted by date, and the page is very large. Update November 2015: I split the page into 18-post chunks.




If you’ve documented a repair and want to see it here, please contact me.

But Wait! There’s More!

The MVS Volvo Forums have 60,000+ topics. I grow the VRD continually by gathering the best topics in the MVS Volvo Forums, and then posting them here in the VRD.

Even More Volvo Information

The Beginner’s Page – new to Volvo? Start here.

Volvo Terms Glossary — Find out what we’re saying. Volvo abbreviations explained.

Trouble Codes — the codes you get from from the On Board Diagnostic System are listed and (some) are associated with relevant Volvo Forum topics. Trouble Codes for 1996-1998 model year Volvos. Trouble Codes for 1999 and up Volvos. Same thing as above, but for newer Volvos. Wiring diagrams for probably every model/year Volvo since 1994.




Volvo Transmissions page shows Volvo car model, engine code, transmission type and transmission code.

Take a look, and enjoy. If you have any questions, please join/log in/post the question in the Volvo Forum.

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Date November 3, 2008
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