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Volvo - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



Compare Volvo models

The following chart shows the Volvo models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years Volvo has sold far more V70 model cars than Cottrell.

Table 1. Compare Volvo models

Volvo Model Number of Problems
  V70
1,608
  XC90
1,215
  S80
1,138
  S60
1,082
  S70
755
  S40
595
  850
379
  XC70
363
  770
298
  C70
203
  960
111
  XC60
106
  V40
92
  V50
48
  S90
47
  C30
35
  V90
32
  780
23
  Cross Country
14
  855
12
  854
11
  740
10
  965
8
  X70
5
  964
3
  940
3
  900
2
  Cottrell
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Number of problems reported for all models of Volvo built from year 1996 to 2017.

Owners of Volvo cars have reported a total of 8,199 problems for all Volvo models built from year 1996 to 2017. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Volvo models is 372.4. Volvo's 2000 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,248 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Volvo
347
  1997 Volvo
193
  1998 Volvo
752
  1999 Volvo
992
  2000 Volvo
1,248
  2001 Volvo
1,134
  2002 Volvo
461
  2003 Volvo
426
  2004 Volvo
1,166
  2005 Volvo
485
  2006 Volvo
234
  2007 Volvo
154
  2008 Volvo
128
  2009 Volvo
61
  2010 Volvo
82
  2011 Volvo
67
  2012 Volvo
86
  2013 Volvo
45
  2014 Volvo
24
  2015 Volvo
28
  2016 Volvo
78
  2017 Volvo
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Common problems of Volvo Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported for all models of Volvo cars. The number one most common problem of Volvo is related to the vehicle's electrical system, with 1,156 problems reported. The second most common Volvo car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (977 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Volvo vehicles



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