Abs Brake Fail Problems of Volvo V70

Volvo V70 owners have reported 7 problems related to abs brake fail (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Volvo V70 based on all problems reported for the V70.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 1999 Volvo V70 1
Failure Date: 08/01/2008

The contact owns a 1999 Volvo V70. In 2008 a mechanic stated that the abs, ebd switch failed at 105,000 miles. He did not replace the switch. In September of 2009 the failure recurred and caused the brakes to malfunction. The dealer confirmed that there were no related recalls per his VIN. The abs module and the ebd switch were replaced. The repair cost was $822. 26. The failure mileage was 105,000 and the current mileage was 120,000. Updated 10/27/09 the consumer stated only the abs feature failed. The brakes continued to work, however, the switch failure also caused intermittent failure of the odometer and speedometer as well as causing the dashboard warning lights to come on and go off. Updated 10/28/09.

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car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 1999 Volvo V70 2
Failure Date: 02/01/2006

The contact owns a 1999 Volvo V70. While driving 55 mph, the abs warning lights illuminated, the speedometer stopped working, and the transmission failed to shift. The dealer stated that the abs module failed and they made the replacement. No other failures have occurred since the replacement. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage is 140,000 and failure mileage was 102,000.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 1998 Volvo V70 3
Failure Date: 02/14/2005

Failure of abs control unit on 1998 Volvo xc70 automobile. According to dealers, it is a common failure and happens all the time. It renders the traction control and abs system as not-working and it is an intermittent problem that causes the tracs and abs systems to fail without any warning.

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car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 1998 Volvo V70 4
Failure Date: 05/09/2004

At only 70,000 miles my abs unit failed and had to be replaced. This is such a common problem that the dealer agreed to pay half. Volvo should replace this critical safety componet on every vehicle at their expense.

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Failure Date: 04/15/2004

The abs system failed during a panic stop, causing the brakes to lock up and the car to skid uncontrollably into the middle of an intersection. Fortunately it did not result in any significant damage. There had been no indication of a problem prior to the incident and the abs light was on after the incident and had not been on previously. The problem was repaired by replacing the abs control module. Upon discussions with the technician, it was clear that this is a very common failure with these models and it leaves the the abs system completely disabled when it occurs. As my incident shows, this failure can occur without warning and cause a very dangerous situation where the driver is relying on the abs system and instead has the brakes lock up causing an uncontrollable skid. In addition to this incident, the technician also told me that the module had already failed and been replaced previously at 31k miles. This appears to be a defect that is very common and will cause unsuspecting drivers to suddenly lose control of their vehicles in a panic stop situation.

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Failure Date: 11/10/2002

Abs module failure looking at a few Volvo on line boards this does not seem to be an isolated case so much for the "safty" car company. Dt.

car image   Abs Brake Fail problem of the 1998 Volvo V70 7
Failure Date: 07/15/2002

Abs module failed. It is apparently a common safety issue with this model/year Volvo.




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