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
1,659
  XC90
1,384
  S80
1,198
  S60
1,195
  S70
768
  S40
638
  XC70
416
  850
380
  770
298
  C70
221
  XC60
190
  960
111
  V40
93
  V50
55
  S90
52
  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 1996 to 2019.

Owners of Volvo cars have reported a total of 8,802 problems across all Volvo models built from year 1996 to 2019. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Volvo models, is 366.5. 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
  1996 Volvo
338
  1997 Volvo
191
  1998 Volvo
755
  1999 Volvo
1,000
  2000 Volvo
1,260
  2001 Volvo
1,157
  2002 Volvo
502
  2003 Volvo
440
  2004 Volvo
1,247
  2005 Volvo
524
  2006 Volvo
247
  2007 Volvo
196
  2008 Volvo
164
  2009 Volvo
73
  2010 Volvo
106
  2011 Volvo
102
  2012 Volvo
125
  2013 Volvo
86
  2014 Volvo
33
  2015 Volvo
57
  2016 Volvo
123
  2017 Volvo
37
  2018 Volvo
30
  2019 Volvo
3

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 1,244 problems reported. The second most common Volvo car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,056 problems).



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