2003 Volvo V70 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2003 Volvo V70

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).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2003 Volvo V70

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

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 [1]. 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.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
0
  2017
3
  2016
2
  2015
0
  2014
3
  2013
0
  2012
7
  2011
7
  2010
2
  2009
6
  2008
5
  2007
0
  2006
8
  2005
2
  2004
3
  2003
4

small car iamge Compare the 2003 Volvo V70 with Other Model Years

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.

Table 3. Compare the 2003 Volvo V70 with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2010 V70
6
  2009 V70
7
  2008 V70
5
  2007 V70
10
  2006 V70
25
  2005 V70
24
  2004 V70
111
  2003 V70
52
  2002 V70
111
  2001 V70
444
  2000 V70
247
  1999 V70
308
  1998 V70
283
  1997 V70
3
  1996 V70
3


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