Volvo XC70 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Volvo XC70 owners have reported a total of 415 problems for their cars built in the 16 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Volvo XC70. The 2004 Volvo XC70 cars have the most problems reported (100 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Volvo XC70

Model Year Number of Problems
  2016 XC70
3
  2015 XC70
1
  2014 XC70
1
  2013 XC70
3
  2012 XC70
8
  2011 XC70
12
  2010 XC70
11
  2009 XC70
14
  2008 XC70
39
  2007 XC70
28
  2006 XC70
16
  2005 XC70
28
  2004 XC70
100
  2003 XC70
29
  2002 XC70
45
  2001 XC70
77

  Common problems of Volvo XC70

The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for Volvo XC70 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (66 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's suspension (43 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Volvo XC70

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Power Train
66
  Suspension
43
  Other Fuel System
37
  Electrical System
37
  Vehicle Speed Control
35
  Engine And Engine Cooling
32
  Gasoline Fuel System
29
  Equipment
17
  Seat Belt
16
  Wheel
15
   
  Visibility
14
  Air Bag
13
  Service Brakes
12
  Steering
11
  Exterior Lighting
7
  Structure
6
  Tire
6
  Seats
5
  Latches/locks/linkage
5
  Unknown Or Other
4
  Electronic Stability Control
3
  Air Brake
1
  Parking Brake
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Volvo XC70 of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across XC70 model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Volvo XC70 model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across XC70 Model Years

XC70
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2016 37,3803    
0.14
  2015 17,5854    
0.03
  2014 12,3615    
0.08
  2013 35,4446    
0.09
  2012 85,8297    
0.20
  2011 125,3228    
0.28
  2010 116,3969    
0.19
  2009 144,72010    
0.30
  2008 3912,97711    
0.27
  2007 2813,36012    
0.17
  2006 1613,04813    
0.09
  2005 2813,36814    
0.15
  2004 10024,49715    
0.27
  2003 299,29016    
0.20

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Volvo XC70 is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2013 XC70
2
  2012 XC70
1
  2011 XC70
3
  2010 XC70
4
  2009 XC70
3
  2008 XC70
2
  2007 XC70
1
  2006 XC70
7
  2005 XC70
4
  2004 XC70
7
  2003 XC70
1
  2002 XC70
2


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