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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
1,614
  XC90
1,217
  S80
1,139
  S60
1,091
  S70
757
  S40
604
  850
379
  XC70
365
  770
298
  C70
203
  960
111
  XC60
107
  V40
92
  V50
50
  S90
47
  C30
35
  V90
32
  780
24
  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 8,234 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 374.0. Volvo's 2000 model year cars have the most problems reported (1,249 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
753
  1999 Volvo
992
  2000 Volvo
1,249
  2001 Volvo
1,136
  2002 Volvo
462
  2003 Volvo
428
  2004 Volvo
1,171
  2005 Volvo
487
  2006 Volvo
234
  2007 Volvo
160
  2008 Volvo
128
  2009 Volvo
61
  2010 Volvo
84
  2011 Volvo
70
  2012 Volvo
90
  2013 Volvo
47
  2014 Volvo
26
  2015 Volvo
28
  2016 Volvo
79
  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 1,161 problems reported. The second most common Volvo car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (981 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Volvo vehicles



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