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Swedish carmaker known for solidly built cars and early adoption of safety features.

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2004 Volvo S40 2.4i, Engine Service Urgent

I just recently bought this S40 about a month ago and has been fine,the last couple days, the idle has been a little rough but no issues, I started the car and Engine Service Urgent popped up with a ...
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Flaky speedometer on 1998 volvo s70 - but works perfectly with spare wheel on front left

Unlike this similar sounding issue, I discovered that my speedo works 100% perfectly when the front wheel is replaced by the spare wheel (from under the floor in the trunk) - a discovery that was due ...
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12 volvo s60 t6 starting to misfire once upto temp

Please help! I have a 2012 Volvo s60 t6. I found the car misfiring #2. I looked and found a ripped PCV diaphragm. Replaced and car ran fine for 4 days. Today driving it up to temp and started ...
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Volvo V40 EGR error, despite clean and valve replace!

I have a 2015 Volvo V40 D2, who's EGR system was clogged up with soot around 6 months ago (I bought it second hand at around 27000 miles a year ago). Warranty covered replacement of EGR valve and ...
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Recurring code P2196, but seemingly OK oxygen sensor, on 2012 Volvo C30

My 2012 Volvo C30 T5 has been having a recurring engine code P2196 (O2 Sensor Stuck/Biased Rich) for some time now. It has popped up on four or five separate occasions. I usually clear it, but one ...
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Volvo V40 (2001) driver door won't lock

My 2001 Volvo V40 has just developed an odd fault. When I lock it, it appears to do all the right things, but trying the drivers-side door not only opens that door, but appears to unlock the whole car ...
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Engine service required comes on when accelerating hard resets when stop car and switch off the engine but come back on when next accelerating

Volvo V70 2005 The engine works fine until I accelerate then the engine service comes on and engine goes into slow mode until stopped and engine restarted
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Low fuel pressure in Volvo S40 1999

My car is Volvo S40 1999 with 2.0 engine. The fuel pressure is on the idle at 2.2-2.3 bars (should be 2.5) and on higher rpm max. 2.6-2.7 bars (should be 3.0). When I unplug the hose that goes from ...
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Timing belt replacement

We picked up a 2006 Volvo s60 from a friends mother. It only had 22k miles when we got it. It had sat idle outside for 3 years prior to us getting it. We changed all fluids, brakes and tires. It’s ...
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Volvo XC40 T5. 2018 immobilizer troubleshooting

With all the 3 keys it's not possible to start the engine. Batteries on the keys were replaced and it works well to open and closed the doors. The only way to start the car is now to place the key in ...
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My Volvo S40 2006 Immobilizer Not Releasing

I have that fault in the Volvo S40 2006 so it does not give or release the lever when braking Original text: Tengo esa falla en el volvo s40 2006 por eso no da estar ni libera la palanca al frenar
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1995 Volvo 850 Sedan Digital Instrument readings blnk

My Volvo 850has a new expensive battery Temps have been very cold, single digits. I have not been driving it but starting it on the regular. Has been fine until it wouldn't start. I jumped it and got ...
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Sound Identification--need help identifying mystery gear noise from a 2005 XC90

Recently this 2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD, AW55-50 started to make this burring whine noise as the vehicle shifts into 2nd gear. As the car revs up and ultimately shifts into 2nd the noise occurs with ...
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I have a 2006 Volvo S60

My message board says engine system service required but no check engine light came on and I can't get a reading done unless the check engine light is on according to the shops and auto part stores ...
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Automatic Car cannot drive forward, but will move in Reverse

Hey so my car was serviced last Wednesday, got an oil change and replaced the brake rotors and pads. And it was driving fine all of Thursday and then for whatever reason late Friday the car would ...
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Old motor exchanged for newer one. Practical "age" of the rest of the car?

I am currently driving a Ford Fiesta from 2011, now my Aunt has offered me to sell me her old Volvo V70 from 2007. All in all the deal would be roughly a zero-sum game as I could get about the same ...
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Volvo V60 T5 service schedule

I am looking to buy a second hand Volvo V60 2021. Before I make the trip to the dealer I would like to know what is the normal service maintenance schedule for this model? It seems it has been ...
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Volvo C70 camshaft position sensor

I have a Volvo C70 convertible with a 2.4L turbo. It was showing the code P0340 on the scanner. I bought the new camshaft position sensor; the housing broke while I was removing the old one. Bought ...
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Cat converter goes bad

Volvo S60 fuel pressure sensors replaced, 500 miles later my catalytic converter started smelling awful. Is there a connection?
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Volvo V50 1,6 Diesel acceleration problem and total stop

I own a Volvo V50, 1,6 Diesel. Just yesterday I experience this problem. When accelerating the motor does not respond fast enough and after a minute it stops totally. It’s -8 C. Can it be the cold ...
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Volvo 940's engine seemingly randomly stalls while driving

Our Volvo 940 (1998/Classic)'s engine randomly stalls while driving. There is little to no pattern to it; following the first time it happened an entire year passed before it happened again. Sometimes ...
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Volvo v60 Shake when shifting to D

I recently bought a 2012 V60 D3, the whole car shake when I shift from P to D. After some research online they say it's a Design flaw with Aisin transmission that cause an internal leak. Does anyone ...
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O2 sensor keeps failing in 2008 Volvo V70 2.0F

The main O2 sensor keeps failing in our 2008 Volvo V70 2.0F (flexifuel/E85). We've replaced the sensor several times in the past few years. We've tried every available brand of sensor, including OEM ...
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What the hell is this part that fell off my car?

I rotated my tires today and heard something fall from the front-end of the car somewhere while I was jacking up the car. I didn't think anything of it until I was sweeping up after and found this ...
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Volvo s60 2011 D3, infotainment system partly working. AC works, no radio/my car settings etc

Volvo s60 2011 D3, infotainment system partly working. AC works, no radio/my car settings etc... Also replaced all fuses for infotainment. Would anyone have any ideas as to why the radio and car ...
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Would the OEM projector HID headlight units fit a 2007 Volvo XC90 equiped with HID reflector headlight units?

I had the fortune of having a substantially sized rock land on my right headlight while driving my MY2007 XC90 on the highway, which ended up cracking the headlight and punching a small hole in it. ...
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Strange look of alloy wheel (molten?!)

On my way back home today, I noticed a sound that wasn't there in the morning. As if I were, now and then, wheeling over a small gravel. I inspected the wheels, and noticed a very strange look of one ...
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Volvo V70 I stalling when accelerating too much

I've recently bought a Volvo V70 I 2.4 (106 kW, gasoline, 1998), and on the way back home from the seller the car died several times when starting from a standstill, until finally a few hundred meters ...
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New car battery keeps dying

I put in a new battery around May this year. Although I got a cheaper one, the battery specs seemed sufficient for the car. I've been driving it every month or so, and the battery often dies and needs ...
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Volvo S40 2010 2.0 R d acceleration

Sometimes it seems for no reason when I accelerate it chokes and strains and won't go far over 2000rpm I've tried dropping it down a gear to clear and I've found when I change up if I let it catch ...
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Engine shutting down during LPG conversion

Two weeks ago I was stopped at a traffic light and my engine shut down. It took 4 tries to get it back running. People behind me got pissed when they missed their green light. This morning the same ...
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Volvo rear door panel parts

I misplaced this part and I don't know it's name. What's the name? Any good eBay store to find it?
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Volvo S40 2007 - P0172 system too rich

So I've got the P0172 code on my Volvo S40 2007 2.4L gasoline (5 cylinder). The car runs absolutely fine: no unusual noises, fuel consumption is fine (terrible but that's usual), power is also fine (...
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Why is my Volvo XC60 Battery discharging to 6V when parked for 2 days (dead flat)

I have a 2014 Volvo XC60. A mechanic recently replaced the (main) battery with a (non-Volvo) Century battery (AGM-type 12v lead acid, 70Ah). I parked the car in the garage for 2 days and the battery ...
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Where is the XC90 V8 2007 battery terminal?

Can someone tell me where the negative terminal of the battery under the hood of the Volvo XC90 year 2007 AWD V8 is?
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Volvo engine parts

What is the name of these four elements called? If water gets to them, can that cause a misfire?
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Smoke coming out of oil fill port

I've been reading up on this smoking oil dipstick tube/oil port for Volvos and they all seem to stem around a clogged PCV system as being the root cause. We're looking at a 2005 Volvo S80 5cyl 2.5L ...
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Which type of coolant is most suited for a Volvo XC90?

I have a 2006 Volvo XC90 that is low on coolant, and I want to change it. Since the coolant is low anyway, I will flush it, but I'm wondering what type of coolant to get. The manual, of course, ...
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Smoking XC90 after PCV box replacement

I have a 2003 Volvo XC90 2.9L T6 AWD and for the most part, it’s been great. Over the past year or so I’ve had an issue with it randomly stalling at slow speeds which was progressively getting more ...
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Do I need to replace the fuel pressure sensor of a 2007 Volvo XC90 V8 AWD?

I have a 2007 Volvo XC90 V8 AWD. The dealership told me that the check engine light came on intermittently and the reason was the fuel pressure sensor is faulty. It costs $525 to replace it. Is this ...
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Replaced my 5 cylinder Volvo V70 2.5l turbo engine with a 6 cylinder S80 2.9l twin turbo engine and I'm having trouble with the exhaust

Replaced my 5 cylinder Volvo V70 2.5l turbo engine with a 6 cylinder S80 2.9l twin turbo engine and I'm having trouble with what to do about the exhaust. The original 5 cylinder had only 1 turbo, 1 ...
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How to pull out a stuck third row seat on a Volvo XC90 MY2007?

The left third row seat on a '07 Volvo XC90 is stuck underneath the collapsible backrest. Looking from the trunk from behind the seat, it seems to be stuck on the right rail, it won't budge at all. ...
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Intermittently fluctuating/non-functioning speedometer in Volvo 940. Possible causes?

I have a 1992 Volvo 940. A few months ago, the speedometer started malfunctioning intermittently. Sometimes it would read correctly, other times the needle would wobble around, and sometimes it would ...
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volvo xc70 cold starts into limp mode

2004 volvo xc70 awd inline 5 turbo, automatic- Hello everyone, I've been having a fairly consistent problem that rears its ugly head almost every cold morning( ~ 8/10 times if its below 40F outside). ...
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DIY main battery swap on Volvo V70?

The car is a Volvo V70 2.0 D4 181 Momentum from 2014. I bought it used in 2016, but in 2017 it started having problems with the automatic start-stop thing, and a year later it started saying "...
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Unknown Leaking Hose behind Volvo engine

There's a hose behind the engine that connects to some fitting that passes through the firewall on an old Volvo XC90 that seems to be leaking oil. I can't identify what that part is. Does power ...
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signal switch (control rod) replacement in 1990 Volvo 240 DL

Will a signal switch without cruise control work on a 1990 Volvo 240 DL? I have a bad turn signal switch on my Volvo. It's the left-hand rod that you use to control the turn signals, brights, and ...
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Volvo c30 D5 electrical issues

I've had the dreaded "brake failure - stop safely" error message on my volvo c30 D5 2007, It appears to be a common fault amongst volvos. It's a recurring problem that happens 3-4 times a week under ...
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Alarm Siren Control Module Location

Vehicle is a 2005 Volvo S40. I have been having problems with my alarm going off randomly, so I just stopped locking my door. Well, now my battery has been completely drained. I bought a new siren ...
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Volvo S40: Identify cause of alarm triggering

2005 Volvo S40 with about 100k kms. Every once in a while, usually after I've just parked the car, exited, and locked it, the alarm will go off. I understand there is a common issue with these ...

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