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After being nearly perfect for the first 10,000 miles, a bunch of problems have appeared on my car during the past thousand miles. Most are known issues, and should be easy fixes, but it's surprising how they all surfaced so quickly.<p>- Squeaky Brakes during light stops<p>- Front Axle ping when applying and letting off throttle<p>- Something leaking a few drops of fluid onto my garage floor each night (angle gear??)<p>- Turn Signals becoming erratic - seems like the stalk is shorted out<p>- Vibration/Grinding feel in steering wheel during certain mid-speed right turns<p>I was planning to wait until the 15k service to get these taken care of, but the turn signal issue is particularly annoying / potentially dangerous. Let's hope the next thousand miles doesn't uncover an equal number of new issues!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>02s60t5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">After being nearly perfect for the first 10,000 miles, a bunch of problems have appeared on my car during the past thousand miles. Most are known issues, and should be easy fixes, but it's surprising how they all surfaced so quickly.<p>- Squeaky Brakes during light stops<p>- Front Axle ping when applying and letting off throttle<p>- Something leaking a few drops of fluid onto my garage floor each night (angle gear??)<p>- Turn Signals becoming erratic - seems like the stalk is shorted out<p>- Vibration/Grinding feel in steering wheel during certain mid-speed right turns<p>I was planning to wait until the 15k service to get these taken care of, but the turn signal issue is particularly annoying / potentially dangerous. Let's hope the next thousand miles doesn't uncover an equal number of new issues!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wow you pretty much have all the problems I have. There's a TNN for the squeaky brakes and the axle ping. The leaking fluid is most likely the angle gear "sweating" although I'm not sure what kind of fluid it exactly is. My turn signals are also erratic and since they are erratic, my service manager couldn't duplicate it and thus didn't do anything about it. For the grinding in the steering wheel, either your power steering fluid is low or the pump is going bad. I had my steering rack replaced thousands of miles ago and it's been fine ever since.
 

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The bad news is that it is a real bummer that the first 10K miles went so smooth for you and now you are experiencing all these issues.<p>The good news is that (as you recognize) these are all fairly common and should be easily corrected by a single visit to a competent dealership.<p>Good luck
 

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I have all the same issues minus the turn signal problem. My dealer either can't replicate, says its normal or just can't be bothered to fix them.<br>Jonathan
 

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Finally got the car into the dealer. Fixed a few things, and apparently broke something else more serious (see below.) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>- Squeaky Brakes during light stops - <B>TNN fix applied and new rear pads installed</B><p>- Front Axle ping when applying and letting off throttle - <B>Adhesive applied</B><p>- Something leaking a few drops of fluid onto my garage floor each night (angle gear??) - <B>As suspected, angle gear. Rather than replacing it, they simply drained some fluid out and asked me to keep an eye on it.</B><p>- Turn Signals becoming erratic - seems like the stalk is shorted out - <B>Stalk replaced</B><p>- Vibration/Grinding feel in steering wheel during certain mid-speed right turns - <B>Murphy's Law: I wasn't able to duplicate it with a mechanic in the car</B></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Now the new, more serious issue. On the way home from the dealer, I noticed a quick stutter while accelerating around 3k RPM. I thought "hmmm, that's strange, never felt that before," but didn't give it too much thought.<p>During another drive later on it happened again, while getting onto the highway. Then, when I was just cruising at a constant speed, I felt a vibration and the Check Engine light was flashing. When I let off the gas, the light went off. After exiting the highway, I realized the engine was missing badly, and was only running on 4 cylinders. The turbo was still audible, and seemed to be spooling normally, but the engine was running very rough.<p>I limped it into a parking garage, turned it off, restarted it, and it was still running on 4 cylinders and sounding terrible. 15-minutes later, after realizing none of the 3 dealers in town have evening service hours, I restarted it again, and it ran perfectly fine <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I can't think of anything the dealer would have done related to the work above that could have caused this. Are there any sensors that control engine functions around the angle gear or brakes that could have been unplugged or damaged?? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> indeed<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by 02s60t5 at 11:15 AM 8-5-2006</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What did they do to fix the steering grinding? I have this intermittently. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Unfortunately, nothing. I drove around for about 15 minutes with the tech in the passenger seat, and no matter how many right turns I made, the symptoms wouldn't appear with him in the car.
 

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They will first replace your power steering resevoir and line. That will not fix the problem. (Because the damage is already done to the steering rack) Then they will replace the steering rack. (They start with the lowest $$$$$ cost to them and move on) The reason behind the grind is that the fluid is not flowing properly. (too small of a line used from the factory to the rack) which starves the rack from much needed lubricant. Once the rack is starved the gears inside are torched and will get worse by the day. I have had this EXACT same thing done on my 04 R. This was my experience and all covered under warrant. Thank the sky, because the bill would have been 4-5,000 USD if it was not <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> . I hope this helps, Rick
 

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So is there a recall on the steering line issue and when yours was replaced did service install a larger line? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cloaked</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So is there a recall on the steering line issue and when yours was replaced did service install a larger line? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE>Yes there is. I forget the TNN#. They replaced my powers steering pump and line (yes, a bigger line) It just got worse over the next 3 weeks. Then on the 4TH trip to the dealer they finally were authorized to replace the steering rack.
 

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As far as the turn signals go. what are they doing? flashing fast? if so chek the front bulb on whatever side is flashing fast as alot of times corrosion causes high resistance. The other issue I have seen is the switch itself, looks good feels good works good most of the time but its the issue
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yes there is. I forget the TNN#. They replaced my powers steering pump and line (yes, a bigger line) It just got worse over the next 3 weeks. Then on the 4TH trip to the dealer they finally were authorized to replace the steering rack.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Anyone have the TNN handy?
 

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14 months ago I traded in my 2002 V70-XC on a new 2005 V70R(MT). At first, I was so impressed with the car that I thought I'd died and gone to heaven when sitting behind the wheel. I've been driving Volvos since 1968 and my initial impression was that the V70R was the best product Volvo had ever created. My opinion of the V70R has certainly changed over the past 8 months of ownership. At 10,000KM (6,250mi) the car began to develop problems which continued until I recently traded-in the car on another XC70. I went with the XC70 because of my most positive experience with my previous 2002 V70-XC. If I have simillar problems with the new XC70 then I'll seriously consider a BMW for my next purchase.<br>The problems are listed below with the repair fix that was initiated by the dealership. <br>PROBLEM- key fobs not working - FIX - dealer tests fobs and advises that fobs are working properly.<br>PROBLEM - key fobs fail to operate - FIX -power seat modules were replaced and new software was downloaded.<br>PROBLEM - side-view mirror defrost function fails to operate FIX - mirror replaced<br>PROBLEM - peculiar noise in front end. FIX - Steering shaft, steering box and 2 pressure hoses replaced, 4 wheel realignment, one front brake caliper replaced.<br>PROBLEM - Squeak is coming from left rear suspension FIX - spring seat, support plate and bushing replaced<br>PROBLEM - Clicking noise in front end when shifting at low speeds - FIX - metal adhesive applied as per TNN#77-08 OP99089, sealing ring and outer drive shaft sides replaced according to TNN<br>PROBLEM - Left rear axel leak. FIS - remove rear differential and axel, replace seal and refill with appropriate oil<br>PROBLEM - clicking noise persists in front end, smell of burning oil noticable in cabin when driving at highway speeds with sunroof open, parking brake sticks after car is washed or driven in wet weather. FIX - reapply metal adehsive (service advisor advises that the play in the front axel is within acceptable limit, ie. We think the axel will hold-up during the warranty period and if it doesn't then it will be repaired under warranty), install new rear differential and recalibrate suspension, dealer does not detect any problem with parking brake.<br>PROBLEM - clicking noise returns to front end 10 minutes after departing dealership and parking brake still sticks FIX trade-in car on XC70.<br>In addition to the foregoing, two of my trips to the dealer for servicing resulted in the loss of use of the V70R for 10 days on one occasion and 4 days on another. I was provided a loaner on each occasion but the new base model S-40s used by the dealer as courtesy cars don't drive as well as the '68 142S I drove almost 40 years ago. <br>Notwithstanding the problems I encountered with the V70R I still hated to see it go. There are many positives with the car, however, I just don't have the time or patience to watch the dealership try to rebuild certain aspects of the car. <br>Also drive a 2004 C70 cabrio - 44,000km on the odometer and only a few minor warranty issues during the first few months of ownership.<p>
 
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