2002 Volvo XC Consumer Review: Problems, Problems, Problems

2002 Volvo XC Wagon - Consumer Review

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By dwaters1 on


2002 Volvo XC AWD 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


I bought this 2002 wagon in 2007 and it now has over 150k. A year after getting it the trans started acting up, I was advised to keep driving it till it failed then replace as opposed to repairing it, since the problem would come back. It has some good days and some bad. The instrument panel does not work right, trip odometer randomly changes as well as the clock. The auto-diming mirror is now always dim. The alarm system is defunct because the sensor in the mirror is out, which also prevents me from using the keyless entry. There is an occasional werning noise that sounds like trans but comes and goes, randomly. Because that its a nice car, smooth ride with not bucking. Nice look to, parked

Best Features

Very comfortable, nice leather, handles well, looks very nice.

Worst Features

This is a Ford made Volvo and apparently has the Ford repair issues. As of 3/2010 Volvo is now owned by a Chinese company. I don't know if that is better or worse, will have to wait and see. But either way better electronics, and better transmissions are needed.
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