Have had three transmissions in three years, new mass air flow meter, five wheel alignments (won't stay aligned), transmission line solenoids, torque mount bushings, several transmission software fixes, lower ball joints, and other relatively minor problems -- all from Volvo's flagship sedan. Am now facing a $900 bill for a new electronic throttle module.
had this car over three years and when it was good it was great, but had a consistent throttle problem that even the dealer couldn't figure out and also a engine sludge problem even though the oil was changed at 3k intervals, thought maybe this was a t6 problem but as i see the base model has repeat problems that are common with other volvos, these are obviously not the volvos of yesteryear.I would purchase another volvo, but definitely not a turbo of any kind
very comfortable, and great fuel economy
engine too complex, just keep it simple, and its a much more enjoyable car
I really wanted to like this car. It was so comfertable and I felt very safe all of the time. Drove like a dream.
However it has been a constant money pit
The car has 163,000 miles on it so it is old but its not going to last with out hundreds maybe thousands of dollars invested.
Its been constant for the last two years:
In addition routine work I have also had to replace struts, fix the fuel pump, the coils, the head light got busted and the electics have never been the same, the ac is shot, the power locks are shot, had to have the power steering fixed, and ALL of the fabric lining is coming off.
Lots of money, time, and towing
I had trouble with this car from the
moment I drove it off the lot. Selling
dealer was coy, and made no mention of
the poor reliability of this car, even
when presented with poor reviews. I've
had it towed three times. Warning
lights blink on and off. I've replaced
more bulbs in that car than in all my
previous cars combined. I wouldn't buy
another Volvo if it were half price.
When it worked, a great ride.
Keep the design, rebuild the
engine/system from ground up.
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