52 problems have been reported for the 2003 Volvo V70. The following chart shows the 15 most common problems for 2003 Volvo V70. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train with 8 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (8 problems).
In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2003 Volvo V70 in the United States are 6,563 units . If the total number of problems reported by Volvo V70 owners in the last 15 years is 52, and the age of the vehicle is 15, the PPMY index can then be calculated as
PPMY Index = 52 / 6,563 / 15 * 1000 = 0.53.
For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Volvo V70 model year vehicles.
The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2003 Volvo V70 in 2003.
|Service Year||Number of Problems|
When making the decision between buying a new or used Volvo V70, the following table can be used to compare the 2003 Volvo V70 with the Volvo V70 from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2003 V70 is 52 while the average number of problems reported for the 15 model years of the Volvo V70 is 109.