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
1,650
  XC90
1,352
  S80
1,187
  S60
1,177
  S70
767
  S40
632
  XC70
402
  850
380
  770
298
  C70
220
  XC60
155
  960
111
  V40
92
  V50
55
  S90
52
  C30
37
  V90
32
  780
25
  Cross Country
14
  854
12
  855
12
  740
10
  965
8
  X70
5
  964
3
  940
3
  900
2
  Cottrell
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Number of problems reported for all models of Volvo built from year 1996 to 2018.

Owners of Volvo cars have reported a total of 8,694 problems across all Volvo models built from year 1996 to 2018. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Volvo models, is 377.7. Cars from Volvo's 2000 model year have the most problems reported (1,256 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Volvo
349
  1997 Volvo
193
  1998 Volvo
757
  1999 Volvo
1,006
  2000 Volvo
1,256
  2001 Volvo
1,155
  2002 Volvo
498
  2003 Volvo
438
  2004 Volvo
1,240
  2005 Volvo
520
  2006 Volvo
243
  2007 Volvo
186
  2008 Volvo
156
  2009 Volvo
69
  2010 Volvo
102
  2011 Volvo
92
  2012 Volvo
115
  2013 Volvo
74
  2014 Volvo
30
  2015 Volvo
48
  2016 Volvo
117
  2017 Volvo
29
  2018 Volvo
15

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 1,227 problems reported. The second most common Volvo car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,042 problems).



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