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
1,644
  XC90
1,323
  S80
1,180
  S60
1,162
  S70
765
  S40
626
  XC70
397
  850
379
  770
298
  C70
215
  XC60
147
  960
111
  V40
92
  V50
55
  S90
52
  C30
37
  V90
32
  780
25
  Cross Country
14
  854
12
  855
12
  740
10
  965
8
  X70
5
  964
3
  940
3
  900
2
  Cottrell
1

Number of problems reported for all models of Volvo built from year 1996 to 2018.

Owners of Volvo cars have reported a total of 8,610 problems across all Volvo models built from year 1996 to 2018. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Volvo models, is 374.1. Cars from Volvo's 2000 model year have the most problems reported (1,252 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Volvo
348
  1997 Volvo
193
  1998 Volvo
755
  1999 Volvo
1,004
  2000 Volvo
1,252
  2001 Volvo
1,154
  2002 Volvo
491
  2003 Volvo
435
  2004 Volvo
1,230
  2005 Volvo
515
  2006 Volvo
241
  2007 Volvo
179
  2008 Volvo
153
  2009 Volvo
69
  2010 Volvo
100
  2011 Volvo
88
  2012 Volvo
109
  2013 Volvo
72
  2014 Volvo
30
  2015 Volvo
43
  2016 Volvo
110
  2017 Volvo
22
  2018 Volvo
11

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 1,216 problems reported. The second most common Volvo car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,030 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Volvo vehicles



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