Volvo V70 owners have reported 4 problems related to tailgate (under the structure category).
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.
See all problems of the 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.
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.
See all problems of the 1998 Volvo V70.
If electrical system fails and only way to open back door is with nonexisting lock, occupants could be trapped inside car.
See all problems of the 1999 Volvo V70.