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Used Volvo V60 2018-present review

Advice for buyers

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What should I look for in a used Volvo V60 estate?

Look out for any bodywork damage, such as dents and scratches. Make sure the bumpers don’t have any scrapes, because they can’t always be repaired and replacements are expensive.

Make sure the alloy wheels aren’t kerbed, because not only can they be costly to repair, but they also might be hiding some more serious suspension alignment issues.

Volvo offers some light-coloured trim options that might start to look grubby if not kept clean.

Used Volvo V60 2018 - present

What are the most common problems with a used Volvo V60 estate?

Software issue

A problem was found with the vehicle connectivity module (VCM) that sends location information to the emergency services after a collision. It applies to cars constructed between 26 September 2018 and 30 October 2018. Any Volvo dealer should be able to perform a software update to fix the issue.

Loose rear suspension nut

There could be a problem with loose nuts and screws on the rear suspension of V60s made between 25 September 2018 and 1 April 2019. Contact your local dealer because they'll be able to tell you if your car is affected. If it is, the bolts will be checked for tightness and replaced if necessary. 

Is a used Volvo V60 estate reliable?

It’s a bit early to tell if there are any common problems with the V60, but Volvo as a manufacturer managed an 11th-place finish in our most recent Reliability Survey of 31 car brands. That's a much better result than the 20th-place finish in the last survey.

If you would like to see the full reliability list, head to the What Car? Reliability Survey pages for more information.

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