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Used Volvo V70 Fault Guides

Used Car Expert Fault Guides tell you the common Volvo V70 faults and wear items that can become problems and big bills for their owner.

Independent research indicated that using our fault guides to check a car before you buy it can save you an average of £300 in surprise bills and hidden problems.

That's because our Volvo V70 fault guides are written so that anyone can understand them – even if you know nothing about cars and have no tools. For every common fault, we tell you what to look for, what it means and what it costs.

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Volvo V70 (2000 - 2007) Fault Guide
Volvo V70 (2007 - Present) Fault Guide


Volvo V70 (2000 - 2007) Fault Guide

View Volvo V70 (2000 - 2007) Fault Guide

We know of 18 VOLVO V70 (2000 - 2007) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 3 engine faults
  • 2 suspension wear items or faults
  • 2 interior problems
  • 2 bodywork issues
  • 9 recalls

Here's an example fault on the VOLVO V70 (2000 - 2007)

What to look for:

Check the paperwork to see if the cam belt has been changed on schedule. On most engines the cam belt must be changed within 10 years or 80,000 miles.

What it means:

If the cam belt and associated parts (such as water pump and tensioner) have not been changed, and the mileage is over these boundaries, the cam belt is likely to fail soon. Usually the engine has to be replaced or at least re-built after a cam belt failure.

What to do

Ensure that the cam belt is changed before the car is driven anywhere if it is coming close to its interval. Changing the belt will cost £260.


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Volvo V70 (2007 - Present) Fault Guide

View Volvo V70 (2007 - Present) Fault Guide

We know of 19 VOLVO V70 (2007 - Present) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 5 engine faults
  • 1 suspension wear items or faults
  • 4 interior problems
  • 1 bodywork issues
  • 8 recalls

Here's an example fault on the VOLVO V70 (2007 - Present)

What to look for:

Test drive the vehicle. Find a safe, open road and accelerate smartly. Look out for sluggishness and hesitancy from the engine.

What it means:

This can indicate a problem with either the EGR (Exhaust Gas Re-circulation) valve or the turbocharger. The turbo on this engine is of a very complex design. If it is not fully utilized (i.e. if it is driven in the same engine range all the time, as with school runs) it can become defective through lack of use – similarly the EGR valve can stick. Both of these faults can lead to problems with turbo which can blow under some circumstances.

What to do

If you locate this fault it is advised to have the car inspected by a qualified mechanic. Budget £1100.00 for repairing this fault. If the car is under warranty (3 years or 60,000 miles) Volvo may affect the repair for free.


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