Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Volvo XC70 4x4?
Two recalls have affected the Volvo XC70: the first, in July 2004, followed worries that the fuel injector pipes might not be fitted correctly; and the second, in December 2004, was a result of concerns that possible overheating could lead to a fire in the engine bay.
Warranty Direct doesn't have separate figures for the XC70, but it says that the V70 it's based on is a little worse than average for reliability, with the suspension responsible for almost half of all claims, and the electrics at fault in another quarter.
The company says the car can suffer from injector problems on diesel models, immobiliser faults that flatten the battery and problems with the front suspension.