Crossover & Midsize

The Most Complained About Volvo SUVs

Since the SUV and crossover phase started gaining traction in the US, Volvo has offered something in the segment. Over the year we’ve seen the Volvo XC line rise in popularity among families. Then there are other drivers that want the benefits and versatility of an SUV. However, not every consumer experience has been flawless. Complaints have been filed on CarComplaints.com. According to that data, these are the most complained about Volvo SUVs.

A Volvo XC90 on display at an auto show
A new Volvo XC90 | Wang Gang/VCG via Getty Images

As with the Volvo cars, CarComplaints collects in sheer numbers as opposed to calculating into a percentage. Due to the fact that we see the information in this manner, we know that the most popular vehicles will inevitably accumulate the most complaints as well. Either way, it’s nice to know what the common complaints are on popular vehicles when you are new or used car shopping.

The Volvo XC60

You may already know that Volvo XC60 compact luxury crossover SUV has been in production since 2008. It’s certainly one of the most versatile and popular vehicles available in Volvo’s lineup. However, like other models, it isn’t perfect. On CarComplaints.com, we see 39 complaints overall. That makes this model third on the list of the most complained about Volvo SUVs.

A black Volvo XC60 is parked in a lot overlooking the ocean.
2018 Volvo XC60 | Volvo

This isn’t a very high number of complaints. It’s another one CarComplaints reports to be “either not very popular… or it’s very very good.” From these few complaints, the website deduced that 2010 is the worst year for the Volvo XC60 compact luxury crossover SUV. That model year also claims the most complaints. Fuel pump failure in the 2010 model year is the most-reported problem for the Volvo XC60 compact luxury crossover.

The Volvo XC70

This Volvo XC70 crossover wagon is also known as the V70. However, the Volvo XC70 didn’t officially become a name for this model until 2003. The XC70’s last production year was 2016. It is also second on the list of the most complained about Volvo SUVs. The Volvo XC70 crossover wagon has 44 complaints filed with CarComplaints.com.

A Volvo XC70 crossover wagon parked on grass for display
A Volvo XC70 | National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images

The XC70 from the model year 2003 is posted as its worst. Apparently, that year experienced some transmission issues. Plus, the 2003 Volvo XC70 crossover wagon was also the most complained about model year. It even claims the most-reported problem of transmission failure. Still, you have to remember that these XC90 issues have complained about less than 50 times total.

The Volvo XC90

On CarComplaints. com, the Volvo XC90 mid-size luxury crossover SUV is larger than the others on this list of the most complained about Volvo SUVs. It’s another popular model in the lineup. It’s also the most complained about Volvo with 101 complaints in total.

The Volvo XC90 crossover SUV is seen during the 2017 North American International Auto Show
The Volvo XC90 | SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images

The worst model year for the Volvo XC90 mid-size luxury crossover SUV is 2003. However, the model year that got the most complaints in general is 2016. The most-reported problem overall occurred in the 2004 model. Apparently this year for the Volvo XC90 mid-size luxury SUV dealt with a “sudden loss of power.”

Volvo SUV complaints

The three SUVs on this list are the most complained about Volvo SUVs. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t any good. the more popular a vehicle is, the more likely it is to have a high number of complaints filed about it.