Volvo Mechanical Faults

Volvo makes some of the safest cars on the roads – and their engines are also noted for their hard-wearing durability – but problems still occur, and they can be expensive to fix.

Automatic gearbox problems

Engine coolant sometimes enters the transmission fluid and damage the gearbox. Automatic transmission failures remain a recurrent problem with all front drive Volvos, with the transmission in the XC90 particularly prone to early failure.

Cooling fan malfunction

The Volvo XC60 is known to have problems with its electronic control module. A malfunction with the software can affect performance of the cooling fan, which can lead to overheating and engine damage.

Anti-skid issues

Volvo owners readily report having issues with the ‘Anti-Skid Service Required’ warning light coming on. Problems with the anti-skid sensors can cause a noticeable change in handling which can be dangerous if not addressed.

Replacing the Differential Electronic Module and fixing the problem can be expensive, however.

Contact us

If you have suffered any of the above Volvo mechanical faults, just get in touch.

Repair costs can sometimes outweigh the resale value of the car – but you don’t have to pay them. At Sell Your Problem Car ® we will collect your damaged car and pay you in cash, giving you money to put towards the cost of a new vehicle.

Contact us on 0207 458 4457 or 0787 945 6332.