Tailgate Problems of Volvo V70
Volvo V70 owners have reported 4 problems associated with tailgate (under the structure category).
#1 - Tailgate problem of the 2000 Volvo V70
The vehicle involved is a 2000 Volvo V70xc. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is YV1LZ56D1Y_. Tailgate latch does not function properly at cold temperatures. Failure is covered for V70, but not V70xc. Latch assemblies are the same. Numerous other references to V70xc latch failures found on internet. Problem is much more widespread than acknowledged. Numerous complaints to multiple dealers. They only spray lubricant on the latch and ignore the problem. This problem occurred on 01/02/2008.
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#2 - Tailgate problem of the 2000 Volvo V70
The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Volvo V70. The consumer has the same problem as stated in NHTSA recall # 00v239000. The recall states that the tailgate locking mechanism may have been incorrectly manufactured which, in combination with cold temperatures, could cause improper locking of the tailgate. The consumer was informed by the dealer that the vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. This tailgate issue occurred Thursday, February 19, 2004.
#3 - Tailgate problem of the 1999 Volvo V70
The car involved was a 1999 Volvo V70. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Volvo V70 is YV1LZ56DXX_. If electrical system fails and only way to open back door is with nonexisting lock, occupants could be trapped inside car.
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#4 - Tailgate problem of the 1998 Volvo V70
The car is a 1998 Volvo V70. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was YV1LW5649W_. Inappropriate placement of the tailgate handle cause me to pull the tailgate down onto my face causing severe damage to my nose. 21 stitches to close the wound with scarring. I believe this accident could have been avoided had Volvo placed the tailgate handle on the edge of the tailgate instead of inside the tailgate. This problem should be remedied so that others do not suffer as I did. This problem occurred on February 9, 2000.
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Other Structure related problems of Volvo V70:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Door Hinge problems||4|
|Tailgate Hinge problems||3|
|Underbody Shield problems||2|
|Hatchback/liftgate Hinge problems||1|
|Roof And Pillar problems||1|
|Frame And Members problems||1|
|Hatchback/liftgate Support Device problems||1|