Volvo S60 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Volvo S60 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

RECALL: Nearly 10,000 Volvo XC40, XC60 and XC90 SUVs and S60, V60, S90 and V90 cars have possible AEB fault

RECALL: Nearly 10,000 Volvo XC40, XC60 and XC90 SUVs and S60, V60, S90 and V90 cars have possible AEB fault

20 Mar 2020 · by Justin Hilliard

Volvo Australia has recalled 9,205 vehicles over a potential issue with their autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system

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Subaru, Land Rover and Volvo headline recent recalls

Subaru, Land Rover and Volvo headline recent recalls

17 Jan 2017 · by Robbie Wallis

Volvo, Subaru, Land Rover, Citroen and GM have issued safety recalls for some vehicles due to defective manufacturing issues.

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Problem with Volvo automatic transmission

Answered by CarsGuide 28 Oct 2016

The problem you describe is a relatively common one with the Aisan auto Volvo uses. Volvo's fix is to reflash the TCM to alter the shift points, which seems to be what your dealer has done. Hopefully you won't have any more problems with it, but keep an eye on it.

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Can you help me choose between BMW and Volvo?

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Sep 2016

Both are 5-star rated by ANCAP, both have similar levels of tech features, but the Volvo S60 diesel is marginally better on fuel. As for look, that's in the eye of the beholder.

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Roadside assist

Answered by CarsGuide 13 Oct 2014

Brake fluid is 'hydroscopic', which means it absorbs moisture. So, over time, the boiling temperature of the fluid drops and that's a safety hazard. So the whole system needs to be either bled or purged, also to remove air bubbles that can also develop and hurt the braking performance.

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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T auto transmission

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Oct 2013

Servicing the auto transmission is a good start and I would support doing that, but it could be something deeper that is causing your problem. It could be that it needs a rebuild, but you won't know until the mechanic checks it. Whatever it is, it needs addressing.

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Volvo S60 unwanted acceleration

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Nov 2012

It's hard to say what went wrong at the time of the incident, but   the only thing you can do it to have the vehicle checked by a   mechanic to ensure the accelerator is working correctly and that   there is nothing under the pedal that might have caused it to jam.   Volvo recalled S60s in the USA when they had problems with the accelerator system, and they recommended checking the throttle   position sensor and cleaning the throttle body.

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Ask Smithy Xtra S60 engine

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Sep 2010

Fitting a Volvo engine is your only realistic choice, and the decision between a reconditioned engine and a secondhand one comes down to how long you think you will keep the car. A reconditioned engine is the best choice because you are, in effect, getting a new engine. While a secondhand engine would be a cheaper option and might well give you good service you know little about its condition and how much service you could expect to get out of it. If you plan to keep the car for a long time go for the reconditioned engine, if you plan to get it going and get out of it in a short period of time go the cheaper secondhand route.

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Window fitted aerial interference

Answered by CarsGuide 17 Oct 2008

WINDOW aerials aren't as effective as the old type and it seems the reception is always worse on the AM band. I'm not aware of any solution to the problem.

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