Horrible engineering and major problems with the timing belt tensioner
Major issues with the timing belt tensioner, causing total engine failure.
Followed all maintenance and had timing belt replaced at 60k.
Tensioner fell apart, resulting in valve damage and loss of compression. Volvo quoted over 4000 to fix. Engine gone at only 95k miles!!!
Volvo knew about the problem with a technical service bulletin, and never fixed this issue with mechanical pulley tensioners.
Same interior complaints with door liners and seats.
Same complaints about bulbs and lighting and brakes.
The car is engineered horribly. Followed every maintenance guideline, and it did not even go until 100k miles.
Volvo dealer replaced my timing belt and did not replace the tensioner, and said that is normal. However every other dealer disagrees. I am disgusted that the tensioner fails and causes the total loss of the engine.
Horrible engineering or great way to make money.
Change your timing belt and tensioner, or you will be out a minimum of 4k.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th December, 2010