Swedish auto manufacturer, Volvo began producing its five door station wagon model, the V70, in 1997. They soon followed up with the second generation in 2000 which they produced up until 2007, including 2003's XC70. While Volvo has a lot of loyal customers, this isn't to say that mechanical problems don't occur.
One issue that Volvo drivers have complained of is the continual stalling of their vehicles. After several weeks of having the check engine light turn on without being able to discover the cause, the vehicles began stalling. Some owners who were not able to restart their vehicles had to have them towed to a mechanic where they were told that the issue was the fuel pressure sensor. After having the sensor replaced, however, the problem did start to occur again. For these drivers, unfortunately, the problem may have been misdiagnosed.
If you are the owner of a second generation Volvo V70 or XC70 and are experiencing problems with the vehicles check engine light coming on or with your car stalling out, you may be able to save some money by taking your car into a mechanic instead of a dealership. If your car is stalling out in traffic or while driving at high speeds on the highway, then this poses a significant risk to you, your passengers and other drivers.
Your independent Volvo repair specialist will be able to perform a complete diagnosis and give you an estimate for the repair of the vehicle, so don't hesitate to get the opinion of a trained professional. You’ll save money from going to a dealership and still get great service.
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