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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 the Cottrell model.

Table 1. Compare Volvo models

Volvo Model Number of Problems
  V70
1,625
  XC90
1,262
  S80
1,152
  S60
1,113
  S70
757
  S40
610
  850
379
  XC70
374
  770
298
  C70
208
  XC60
120
  960
111
  V40
92
  V50
53
  S90
48
  C30
36
  V90
32
  780
25
  Cross Country
14
  855
12
  854
11
  740
10
  965
8
  X70
5
  940
3
  964
3
  900
2
  Cottrell
1

Number of problems reported for all models of Volvo built from year 1996 to 2017.

Owners of Volvo cars have reported a total of 8,364 problems across all Volvo models built from year 1996 to 2017. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Volvo models, is 379.9. Cars from Volvo's 2000 model year 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
754
  1999 Volvo
992
  2000 Volvo
1,249
  2001 Volvo
1,139
  2002 Volvo
477
  2003 Volvo
431
  2004 Volvo
1,190
  2005 Volvo
495
  2006 Volvo
236
  2007 Volvo
165
  2008 Volvo
133
  2009 Volvo
69
  2010 Volvo
94
  2011 Volvo
80
  2012 Volvo
95
  2013 Volvo
54
  2014 Volvo
27
  2015 Volvo
31
  2016 Volvo
97
  2017 Volvo
10

Common problems of Volvo Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Volvo cars. The number one most common problem of Volvo cars is related to the vehicle's electrical system, with 1,183 problems reported. The second most common Volvo car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (997 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Volvo vehicles



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