Volvo is constantly developing new technologies for their foreign cars and our mechanics at Executive Automotive continue to stay updated in order to provide quality service and repairs. With so many rewards attributed to the car manufacturer, it is easy to understand why Volvo is considered to be the producer of some of the most reliable cars in the world. Common repairs are always going to be needed, even for the most reliable cars on the market. Here are some of the most common Volvo repair issues owners can face. It’s good to be aware of them so you know what to do if and when you face them.
Volvo S60 and its Power Steering Leak
A lot of car manufacturers offer an easy power steering. This is attributed to the advancements in the power steering technology. One of the most unfortunate things about the Volvo S60 is its tendency to develop problems with its power steering system. The hose carrying the power steering hydraulic fluid to its system has been known to spring a leak or two. To get the hose repaired without any hitches it’s best to get a trained technician to fix the leak. While it is a simple fix, it’s something you should be aware of.
Volvo 240 and its Blown Fuses
The Volvo 240 is undoubtedly one of the most popular Volvo models among all owners. In spite of its popularity, there are certain issues the car has been known to develop.
The foremost issue is the aspect of blown fuses. The fuse box in the Volvo 240 is not located in the most ideal spot. Situated under the dashboard, the water from outside has the tendency to accumulate inside the fuse box. This increases the chances of failures in the fuse box due to corrosion from the moisture.
It is not a major problem and it can be easily avoided. All you have to do is make sure you replace the fuses from time to time and keep the fuse box as clean as you possibly can.
Volvo XC60 and its Cooling Fan
The cooling fan in a car has a very important task. It is designed to keep the engine of the car cool along with the air conditioning system. The Volvo XC60 has been known to have a malfunctioning cooling fan. This can result in the car becoming overheated from time to time. This in turn can become a cause for a lot of major repair issues for your Volvo XC60 in the long run. This issue is not the result of any hardware problems. It can be taken care of quite easily by having a Volvo technician just update the necessary software controlling the speed of the cooling fan. It is actually very simple, but it is a necessary aspect for you to look into if you own one of these.
Volvo V70 and its Transmission Problems
The gearbox for the Volvo V70 has been the source of problems for many Volvo owners, as the transmission often starts to shift gears in an erratic manner.
This makes it quite difficult to control while shifting gears sometimes. The issue can develop due to a number of reasons. Getting a technician to take a look will let you know the specifics. It typically needs software update or just servicing for the transmission fluid and it becomes all set again.
The rest of the car has never shown many problems and despite the transmission problems, it has been quite reliable.
Volvos have always enjoyed a good reputation among all other cars. Hopefully this article shed light on understanding the common issues even quality cars can face. Having a renowned technician come in and take care of these possible issues with your Volvo can make a lot of difference.
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