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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
1,623
  XC90
1,245
  S80
1,150
  S60
1,100
  S70
757
  S40
610
  850
379
  XC70
370
  770
298
  C70
205
  XC60
117
  960
111
  V40
92
  V50
53
  S90
48
  C30
35
  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 8,319 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 377.9. 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
1,136
  2002 Volvo
472
  2003 Volvo
429
  2004 Volvo
1,183
  2005 Volvo
494
  2006 Volvo
236
  2007 Volvo
161
  2008 Volvo
132
  2009 Volvo
68
  2010 Volvo
94
  2011 Volvo
76
  2012 Volvo
94
  2013 Volvo
48
  2014 Volvo
26
  2015 Volvo
29
  2016 Volvo
94
  2017 Volvo
6

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 1,178 problems reported. The second most common Volvo car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (992 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Volvo vehicles



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