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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 Cottrell.

Table 1. Compare Volvo models

Volvo Model Number of Problems
  V70
1,616
  XC90
1,229
  S80
1,143
  S60
1,095
  S70
757
  S40
605
  850
379
  XC70
369
  770
298
  C70
205
  XC60
111
  960
111
  V40
92
  V50
51
  S90
47
  C30
35
  V90
32
  780
24
  Cross Country
14
  855
12
  854
11
  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 2017.

Owners of Volvo cars have reported a total of 8,268 problems for all Volvo models built from year 1996 to 2017. The average problems per model year reported during this period for all Volvo models is 375.5. Volvo's 2000 model year cars 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
753
  1999 Volvo
992
  2000 Volvo
1,249
  2001 Volvo
1,136
  2002 Volvo
465
  2003 Volvo
429
  2004 Volvo
1,177
  2005 Volvo
488
  2006 Volvo
234
  2007 Volvo
160
  2008 Volvo
130
  2009 Volvo
63
  2010 Volvo
88
  2011 Volvo
74
  2012 Volvo
93
  2013 Volvo
47
  2014 Volvo
26
  2015 Volvo
29
  2016 Volvo
84
  2017 Volvo
5

Common problems of Volvo Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported for all models of Volvo cars. The number one most common problem of Volvo is related to the vehicle's electrical system, with 1,169 problems reported. The second most common Volvo car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (985 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Volvo vehicles



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