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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
1,636
  XC90
1,281
  S80
1,166
  S60
1,129
  S70
763
  S40
612
  XC70
383
  850
379
  770
298
  C70
208
  XC60
125
  960
111
  V40
92
  V50
54
  S90
49
  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 8,448 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 383.7. Cars from Volvo's 2000 model year have the most problems reported (1,251 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
1,001
  2000 Volvo
1,251
  2001 Volvo
1,147
  2002 Volvo
482
  2003 Volvo
431
  2004 Volvo
1,207
  2005 Volvo
507
  2006 Volvo
239
  2007 Volvo
167
  2008 Volvo
137
  2009 Volvo
69
  2010 Volvo
95
  2011 Volvo
84
  2012 Volvo
97
  2013 Volvo
61
  2014 Volvo
28
  2015 Volvo
33
  2016 Volvo
99
  2017 Volvo
13

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 1,195 problems reported. The second most common Volvo car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,008 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Volvo vehicles



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