Common Repairs on the 1st Generation Volvo XC60

The XC60 by Volvo is a small luxury SUV large enough to comfortably seat 5, yet nimble enough to comfortably navigate city streets. The XC60 is a blend of style and safety, with a surprising variety of luxury amenities that come standard to the vehicle. Though the Volvo XC60 is a dependable vehicle, they are known to have a few mechanical and electrical quirks, outlined below.

Parking Sensor Problems: Some Volvo XC60 owners report problems with the parking sensors while driving, especially when passing or driving side by side with another vehicle.

Loss of Power: A mysterious loss of power while accelerating is experienced by many Volvo XC60 drivers. Once the vehicle reaches 3000 rpms, the engine plateaus even though the accelerator is pressed.

Automatic Boot Switch Failure: The switch controlling the automatic boots may function intermittently, or may fail to function completely, even on new Volvo’s.

Acceleration Problem: For other Volvo XC60 drivers, slow engine response during acceleration is extremely frustrating. This lack of power may cause safety concerns if you are trying to respond quickly to avoid an accident.

Excessive Wind Noise: At high speeds, Volvo XC60 owners have reported a whistling or squealing noise coming from the windows, on both the passenger and driver’s side of the vehicle.

If you are experiencing any of these problems with your Volvo XC60, we suggest visiting your nearby import service garage right away. They have the proper tools and years of expertise necessary to repair your vehicle quickly and often more affordably than your local Volvo dealer.

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