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
1,657
  XC90
1,374
  S80
1,195
  S60
1,185
  S70
768
  S40
636
  XC70
408
  850
380
  770
298
  C70
220
  XC60
177
  960
111
  V40
93
  V50
55
  S90
52
  C30
37
  V90
32
  780
25
  Cross Country
14
  854
13
  855
12
  740
10
  965
8
  X70
5
  940
3
  964
3
  900
2
  Cottrell
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Number of problems reported for all models of Volvo built from year 1996 to 2019.

Owners of Volvo cars have reported a total of 8,774 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 365.3. 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
350
  1997 Volvo
193
  1998 Volvo
757
  1999 Volvo
1,006
  2000 Volvo
1,260
  2001 Volvo
1,155
  2002 Volvo
502
  2003 Volvo
439
  2004 Volvo
1,243
  2005 Volvo
523
  2006 Volvo
247
  2007 Volvo
190
  2008 Volvo
157
  2009 Volvo
72
  2010 Volvo
105
  2011 Volvo
98
  2012 Volvo
124
  2013 Volvo
81
  2014 Volvo
33
  2015 Volvo
54
  2016 Volvo
121
  2017 Volvo
32
  2018 Volvo
24
  2019 Volvo
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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 1,239 problems reported. The second most common Volvo car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,055 problems).



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