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 740 model.

Table 1. Compare Volvo models

Volvo Model Number of Problems
  V70
1,664
  XC90
1,394
  S60
1,206
  S80
1,198
  S70
768
  S40
640
  XC70
418
  850
380
  770
298
  C70
225
  XC60
199
  960
111
  V40
93
  V50
55
  S90
54
  C30
37
  V90
32
  780
25
  Cross Country
15
  854
13
  855
12
  740
10

Number of problems reported for all models of Volvo built from year 2019 to 1996.

Owners of Volvo cars have reported a total of 8,847 problems across all Volvo models built from year 2019 to 1996. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Volvo models, is 368.4. Cars from Volvo's 2000 model year have the most problems reported (1,260 problems).

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 Volvo
6
  2018 Volvo
32
  2017 Volvo
38
  2016 Volvo
127
  2015 Volvo
62
  2014 Volvo
34
  2013 Volvo
92
  2012 Volvo
130
  2011 Volvo
104
  2010 Volvo
108
  2009 Volvo
73
  2008 Volvo
169
  2007 Volvo
196
  2006 Volvo
248
  2005 Volvo
525
  2004 Volvo
1,249
  2003 Volvo
440
  2002 Volvo
503
  2001 Volvo
1,161
  2000 Volvo
1,260
  1999 Volvo
1,000
  1998 Volvo
755
  1997 Volvo
191
  1996 Volvo
338

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 1,249 problems reported. The second most common Volvo car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,066 problems).



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