2003 Volvo V70 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

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).

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

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

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