The XC60 is quick, pleasant and benefited from Volvo's latest safety advances of the time. While handling is sound and secure, the mid-sized SUV is not exactly sporty to drive. Further, fuel economy is mediocre and some controls are not intuitive. While interior fit and finish are impressive, rear-seat room is only sufficient.
Alerts
There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 XC60 will be more reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019, 2020 and 2021 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

Overall Reliability
The 2010 Volvo XC60 has been recalled 7 times by NHTSA. View Recalls
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Recalls
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SEAT BELTS
Jun 30, 2020
An unsecured occupant has an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Summary:
Volvo Cars of N.A., LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain 2008-2016 V70 and XC70, 2007-2016 S80, 2011-2018 S60 and V60, 2016-2018 S60 Cross Country, 2014-2020 S60L, 2009-2015 S80L, 2009-2016 XC60 and 2015-2018 V60 Cross Country vehicles. The flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the front outboard seating positions may fatigue over time, causing the seat belt to not secure the occupant in the event of a crash.
What should you do:
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seat belt anchor cable for both front seats. The recall began December 10, 2020. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R10029.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V378000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 308260
SEATS
Nov 22, 2010
POSITIONING OF THE SEAT BEYOND THE INTENDED MAXIMUM CAN CAUSE INCREASED RISK OF INJURY TO THE PASSENGER IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Summary:
VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH POWER FRONT PASSENGER SEATS. THE FRONT SEAT RAIL'S DETECTION SYSTEM WAS MANUFACTURED INCORRECTLY AND MAY PERMIT THE PASSENGER TO FORWARD THE SEAT BEYOND THE INTENDED MAXIMUM.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FRONT POWER SEAT STOPS FOR BOTH FRONT SEATS FOR THE PRESENCE OF AN "END STOP" AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES AS NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 23, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552 OR AT CUSTOMERCARE@VOLVOFORLIFE.COM.
For more information:
VOLVO SAFETY RECALL NO. R235.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V591000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 7420
AIR BAGS
Nov 10, 2010
IF THE CURTAIN AIR BAG DOES NOT PERFORM AS INTENDED IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH NECESSITATING DEPLOYMENT OF THAT AIR BAG, IT MAY NOT PROPERLY PROTECT THE OCCUPANT, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES.
Summary:
VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 XC60 VEHICLES. THE CURTAIN AIR BAGS MAY HAVE BEEN MIS-ASSEMBLED DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS. THIS MAY CAUSE AN AIR BAG TO NOT DEPLOY OR NOT DEPLOY AS INTENDED.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE LEFT AND RIGHT CURTAIN AIR BAG ASSEMBLY AND ADJUST IF NECESSARY. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 9, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552 OR AT CUSTOMERCARE@VOLVOFORLIFE.COM.
For more information:
VOLVO SAFETY RECALL NO. R233.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V564000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 58
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
Dec 15, 2009
DAMAGE TO THE FUEL LINES MAY RESULT IN A FUEL LEAK WHICH, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Summary:
VOLVO IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2010 XC60 VEHICLES. THE FUEL LINE RAIL COVER THAT PROTECTS THE FUEL LINES UNDER THE VEHICLE MAY NOT BE PROPERLY ATTACHED EXPOSING THE FUEL LINES TO DAMAGE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL LINE RAIL COVER FOR PROPER ATTACHMENT AND REATTACH IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552.
For more information:
VOLVO RECALL R218.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V477000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5253
STRUCTURE
Dec 01, 2009
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH THE FRONT SEAT OCCUPANTS MAY NOT HAVE PROPER PROTECTION.
Summary:
VOLVO IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2010 XC60 VEHICLES BUILT WITHOUT THE PANORAMIC ROOF AND DELIVERED TO PUERTO RICO FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 201, "OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN INTERIOR IMPACT."
What should you do:
THESE FOUR VEHICLES ARE IN THE POSSESSION OF DEALERS IN PUERTO RICO AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HEADLINER IN THE VEHICLE PRIOR TO SALE.
For more information:
VOLVO RECALL NO. R-217.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V463000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4
SEATS
Nov 18, 2009
SHOULD THIS CONDITION OCCUR IN A CRASH THE SEATBELT MAY FAIL TO PROPERLY RESTRAIN THE OCCUPANT INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
Summary:
VOLVO IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2010 XC60 VEHICLES. THE DRIVER'S SEAT SIDE COVER PANEL (SEAT CONTROL PANEL) IN CERTAIN DRIVER'S SIDE IMPACTS MAY RELEASE THE ATTACHMENT OF THE SEATBELT TO THE SEAT FRAME.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE INSIDE OF THE DRIVER'S SEAT SIDE COVER PANEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 22, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V445000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8438
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Sep 01, 2009
IF THE VEHICLE STALLS IN CERTAIN CONDITIONS, A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
VOLVO IS RECALLING MY 2008-2010 S80, MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 XC70 AND MODEL YEAR 2010 XC60 VEHICLES. UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS THE SOFTWARE WITHIN THE CENTRAL ELECTRONIC MODULE (CEM) MAY NOT SEND A SIGNAL TO THE FUEL PUMP ELECTRONIC MODULE (PEM). THIS MISSING SIGNAL TO THE PEM INHIBITS THE START OF THE FUEL PUMP. THE DRIVER MAY BE ABLE TO START THE ENGINE IN SPITE OF THE FUEL PUMP NOT BEING ACTIVATED DUE TO RESIDUAL PRESSURE IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. IN SOME CASES, THE DRIVER MAY BE ABLE TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE A SHORT DISTANCE AT IDLE BUT THEN THE ENGINE MAY STALL.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE TO THE VEHICLES' CEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2009. VEHICLES IN DEALER'S INVENTORY WILL BE REPAIRED PRIOR TO DELIVERY. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-800-458-1552.
For more information:
VOLVO RECALL NO. R215. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V343000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 11993
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