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The 5 Safest Used Cars You Can Buy For Under $20,000
The Subaru Legacy, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevy Volt, and the Volvo XC60 are five of the overall safest used cars you can buy for under $20,000.
Understanding Volvo Service Reminder Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Volvo Service Reminder Indicator lets you know when your car needs service.
How to Get Volvo Dealership Certified
Volvo dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are certified through the Volvo Service Automotive Factory Education program.
Volvo Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
Shopping Shopping for a used Volvo vehicle often leads many drivers to consider certified pre-owned options. Volvo is one of many manufacturers that have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program. Each car manufacturer structures their CPO program differently; read on to...
The Best Used Cars to Buy if You Live Close to the Ocean
If If you live close to the ocean, your vehicle is going to be far more vulnerable to rust than if you lived further inland. And the fact is, when it comes to resisting rust, not all vehicles are created...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Dog Trainer
If If you are a dog trainer, you expect a lot from your vehicle. You want a ride that is safe, roomy, and of course, dog friendly, since your training operation will often mean that you need to transport the...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo XC90
While While the trend seems to be the bigger the vehicle the better, the 2012 Volvo XC90 proves that you can combine seven-passenger seating with a smaller size – without overly sacrificing comfort. For those who want a smaller footprint...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo XC90
While While the trend seems to be the bigger the vehicle the better, the 2012 Volvo XC90 proves that you can combine seven-passenger seating with a smaller size – without overly sacrificing comfort. For those who want a smaller footprint...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Cold Climate
If If you live in a cold climate, likely one of your biggest concerns when you are considering which used vehicle you should buy is how well it will perform in snowy, icy conditions. We have evaluated a number...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo S80
The The S80 doesn’t just bring subtle elegance and luxury features to the table, it also brings the long-renowned quality and safety ratings of its Swedish maker. While the brand may not rival the names of BMW and Audi, the...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo C30
This This compact, 3-door hatchback is a truly unique piece of automobile engineering. Unlike anything else on the road, the C30’s eye-catching progressive appearance is just as savvy as its minimalist, yet premium interior. The performance isn’t anything to scoff...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Volvo S40
When When you think of Volvo, safety undoubtedly comes to mind first, and that’s exactly what the 2011 Volvo S40 is all about. Of course, it’s also comfortable, refined and features a pretty high-performing engine, to boot. You might actually...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo C70
Volvo Volvo has long been renowned for its safety and reliability, and the C70 takes those highly desirable traits and combines them with the sporty fun of a cabriolet. This convertible, however, comes with a twist – a hard top....
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Need to Haul a Motocross Bike
Of Of course you would love to be able to ride your motocross bike everywhere, but the reality is, at some point you're going to need to transport it. A cargo van of almost any make or model would be...
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Volvo S60
When When it comes to safety, no automobile manufacturer can hold a candle to Volvo. With their 2012 S60, the popular brand added some real character and a lot of great features, too. If you want a sedan that compares...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo XC70
This This crossover station wagon not only carries its own weight in cargo space and all-terrain ability alone, but it also offers a nostalgic twist with its boxy exterior reminiscent of good ole’ Volvo wagons past. The XC70 is the...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo XC60
The The 2012 Volvo XC60 is exactly what you’d expect in a small luxury SUV, but it’s the trademark safety from this automaker that sets it apart. However, you’ll also love the unmistakable beauty that this crossover provides, especially when...

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2008 xc90 drive shaft repair cost?
Yes, that is repairable on a mobile basis. The vehicle will have to be inspected, though, to develop a parts list. Please contact customer service for full details. Without seeing first hand the actual extent of the damage, it is...
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Car going into limp mode
Hi Terrence. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Typically, the limp mode is activated when the ECU detects a fault with the transmission or driveline system. However, it can also activate when an overheating issue is detected. This might be the...
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What code is kwp2000 for a volvo xc90 2005
KWP2000 (Keyword Protocol 2000) is not a trouble code but rather is the name given to a type of communications protocol that is used for on-board vehicle diagnostics systems. Auto diagnostic tools and programmers use Keyword Protocol 2000 to read...
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Won't stay running
Hello and thank you for your question. It seems to be the transmission that is causing the engine to stall out when you are putting the vehicle into drive. The transmission could have a converter clutch lock up issue causing...
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Why wont my transmission go into fifth gear for my 40 volvo
This may suggest the transmission synchros may be wearing out. Your transmission has small gear synchronizer rings that help to move the transmission in and out of the various gears. When these begin to wear out, you may notice it...
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Vibration Under Acceleration
You may be dead on about the CV joint, the car certainly does have enough miles on it for the joint to be bad. CV's will respond to the torque load as well as changing direction, so your analysis is...
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Transmission stuck in park
As part of the normal operation of the shifter assembly in most vehicles, pressing the brake pedal down is required. It is possible that your shift lock actuator may have failed, causing your shifter not to move from the park...
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Squeaking brakes
Hello there, squeaking brakes can be caused my many different faults on your 2008 Volvo XC90. The most common causes are the improper brake pad material. There are two different kinds of brake pad material that are common, semi-metallic, and...
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Something is draining the battery.
I would look inside the car for an interior light that is coming on first. Usually a glove box light or a trunk light that is staying on when the car is off. If it's not a light then a...
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Slow acceleration
Thanks for writing in about the acceleration issue with your 2007 Volvo S60. At first glance, I'd agree with you that the problem would be caused by the MAF sensor, as that's what commonly causes the slow acceleration issues and...
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Problems with the electrical system
The solder joints of the microprocessors on S70 instrument clusters are prone to becoming cracked and loose at the circuit board. Sometimes these boards can be repaired by an electronics technician who is familiar with Volvo instrument clusters and has...
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power steering fluid is leaking
With a power steering fluid leak that big, you certainly should have the vehicle inspected as soon as possible to find the exact cause. Any of the components you listed can be the source of the leak. The power steering...
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Only drives in reverse
Hello. From what you describe it sounds like your vehicle has experienced some sort of serious mechanical failure. The noises you describe, along with the broken bolt, do sound like they could possibly be associated with a broken axle. In...
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Oil leak in car
Hello. If you have an oil leak that leaks oil that fast, then that leak must be repaired before any serious engine damage occurs. Volvos are known for PCV problems, causing a positive crankcase pressure situation. With pressure present, it...
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My steering wheel vibrates
The vibration or bumping you are getting is due to one or more items that are binding. The upper strut bearing, lower ball joint or the tie rod end is binding from wear or lack of lubrication. A proper inspection...
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MAP sensor
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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Key stuck in ignition switch
Hello, I am sorry to hear about your issue, but there is a solution. More likely than not, the ignition lock cylinder will have to be replaced and a new key set programmed. Your keys can be released during the...
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Key not turning in ignition.
Try a different key first. If the other key also does the same thing then try to move the steering wheel to the left and right to make sure it is not in a bind. If that does not work...
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Key does not turn and the steering wheel locked.
Hi there. The lock in the steering column is activated by a solenoid and it could be either loosing power or the lock could be damaged making the steering wheel lock and hard to unlock. Also, the ignition switch could...
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I have a 2006 Volvo s60 2.5T and when accelerating it vibrates violently.
Hi there. It really depends at what speeds you are experiencing the vibration that might point out a few possible sources. If the vibration is apparent upon instant acceleration (at slower speeds and progressively increases as speed does) it is...

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