The second-generation Volvo XC60 is a scaled down version of Volvo's XC90 three-row SUV, whose arrival signaled the brand's rebirth. Like its big brother, the XC60 boasts an elegant, uncluttered interior design. It also brings the latest in advanced safety features, and the Pilot Assist driver-assistance system. But not everything is rosy in this newest Swede, including its frustrating controls and stiff ride.
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.

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The 2019 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2019 Volvo XC60 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Apple CarPlay

"The USB port was faulty from the factory and caused the phone to disconnect from the system constantly."

Anonymous, NY (2019 Volvo XC60 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Apple iPhone intermittently disconnects from Apple CarPlay. When it does, the only way to get it working is to stop the car, get out, lock the doors, then unlock them restart the car, replug in the iphone and it is ok for some time. Problem occurs a few times a week, and unpredictably. Dealer has not found a solution."

Anonymous, QC (2019 Volvo XC60 T8 2.0-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)
Display screen goes blank

"Dealer reflash fixed the problem"

Anonymous, WA (2019 Volvo XC60 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Radio

"Radio keeps changing stations on sirius xm."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Volvo XC60 T5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Routine software updates

"again the nav system, radio, cell phone just stops and needs to be upgraded at dealer. Not a big problem as they furnish loaner."

Anonymous, (2019 Volvo XC60 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Software update fixes

"The software constantly needs upgrading and you must go to the dearlership for this"

Anonymous, (2019 Volvo XC60 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Auto start was working"

Anonymous, IL (2019 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Driving on a two-lane road at about 65 mph, a small bear entered the roadway. I hit the brakes and swerved around the baby bear. However, the baby bear hit my passenger front door and caused considerable damage."

Anonymous, (2019 Volvo XC60 T5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Pulsation or vibration

"Vibration upon applying brakes at 40 plus miles per hour."

Anonymous, GA (2019 Volvo XC60 T5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Regular brake failure

"I am not sure if it was the ABS or just the regular brake system that failed when I tried to avoid the baby bear."

Anonymous, (2019 Volvo XC60 T5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rotors

"Barely 11K miles on the SUV and EVERY rotor needed replaced. It made the SUV "vibrate" with brakes applied. They company replaced them without question."

Anonymous, FL (2019 Volvo XC60 T5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Headlights

"Headlight went bad and intermittently would fail, the problem became so normal it was constant. The dealer was back ordered for a month on the headlight so the car sat while we waited since the blinker is a safety issue."

Anonymous, NH (2019 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wiper motor or washer

"Wipers would operate randomly during non precipitation days"

Anonymous, FL (2019 Volvo XC60 T6 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveline vibration

"My XC60 T6 - Rdesign Polestar has a vibration over 70 mph; this problem only gets worse the faster you go - it's a minor vibration that is felt throughout the car but continuously noticeable from every seat. Long trips are not fun in this car at all. Volvo feels the vibrations are normal and to be expect with Volvo's... I've had Porsche's, Audi's, BMW's SUVs - none of which ever vibrated on the highway like this. The vehicle is pretty from a distance but not fun to drive, that mixed with the brand experience has left us never wanting a Volvo again."

Anonymous, NH (2019 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"The evaporator tube has been replaced 4 times now. The first instance was September of 2019. It failed again a couple weeks later, then again a couple weeks after that. They kept the vehicle for almost two weeks at that point working directly with Volvo to determine the problem. The most recent instance was June 2020. They gave me loaner vehicles each time, one of which ALSO had the evaporator tube issue (2019 XC90)."

Anonymous, (2019 Volvo XC60 T5 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Engine light on reoccurred. Visited the dealer at least 4 times. Dealer tried upgrading the software until the last time where it was a major engine component replaced. They kept the care for close to a week."

Anonymous, QC (2019 Volvo XC60 T8 2.0-L 4 Cyl plug-in hybrid)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"After about 6 months of operation the car wouldn't start. 1st it seemed to be the battery but after 2 recharges that lasted only a day it would no longer start . Had it towed to dealer & was told problem " was more than the battery" but never got specifics of what the issue was. Dealer repaired free bc warranty but it was a major inconv After about 6 months of operation the car wouldn't start. 1st it seemed to be the battery but after 2 recharges that lasted only a day it would no longer start . Had it towed to dealer & was told problem " was more than the battery" but never got specifics of what the issue was. Dealer repaired free bc warranty but it was a major inconv"

Anonymous, (2019 Volvo XC60 Unsure Unsure)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Jun 02, 2021
Failure of the low-pressure fuel pump can cause a stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Volvo Car USA, LLC (Volvo Car) is recalling certain 2019-2020 V90, XC60, S60, V60, V60CC, S90, V90CC, S90L, and XC90 vehicles. The low-pressure fuel pump can blow a fuse and fail.
What should you do:
Dealers will replace the fuse, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed July 2, 2021. Owners may contact Volvo Car customer service at 1-888-458-1552. Volvo Car's number for this recall is R10100.
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.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V414000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 85550
VISIBILITY, VISIBILITY/WIPER
Aug 25, 2020
The risk of the front wiper arms nut fixation to loosen and not holding the arm in correct position, the wiper function could be reduced and vision could be impaired, thus increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Volvo Car of N.A., LLC (Volvo Cars) is recalling certain 2018-2020 XC60 vehicles. The nuts that secure the front wipers may not have been sufficiently tightened, possibly causing the wipers to not function properly.
What should you do:
Volvo Car will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the nuts holding the front windshield wiper arms in position, free of charge. The recall began September 29, 2020. Owners may contact Volvo Car customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo Car's number for this recall is R10044.
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: 20V503000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 87226
FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
Mar 12, 2020
If the automatic emergency braking system does not engage as intended, it can increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Volvo Cars USA LLC (Volvo Cars) is recalling certain 2019-2020 S60, V60, V60 Cross Country, S90L, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC40, XC60, and XC90 vehicles. Due to a software/hardware incompatibility, the Automatic Emergency Brake (AEB) system may not detect obstacles and engage as intended.
What should you do:
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will update the Active Safety Domain Master (ASDM) software, free of charge. The recall began April 9, 2020. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R29998.
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: 20V144000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 121605
SEATS
Mar 20, 2019
If the nuts are missing, in the event of a crash, the front seat structure and position may be affected, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain 2018-2019 XC60 and S90 vehicles. The driver and passenger front seat rail rear flange nuts may not have been installed during assembly.
What should you do:
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front seat rails for missing flange nuts, installing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began May 7, 2019. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R19931.
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: 19V220000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2297
STRUCTURE
Jan 18, 2019
If the tailgate lifting arms separate, the arms could project rearward with significant force, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Volvo XC60 vehicles. Under certain conditions and cold temperatures, the tailgate lifting arms may freeze which may cause the lifting arms to separate from the vehicle.
What should you do:
Volvo has notified owners, and dealers will replace the tailgate lift arms with an improved designed, free of charge. The recall began May 14, 2019. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R89910.
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: 19V046000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 45990
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Nov 13, 2018
If the GPS location is not provided to emergency personnel it can inhibit emergency response in the event of a crash or injury.
Summary:
Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Volvo XC90, S90, V60, V60 Cross Country, V90, XC40, XC60, and V90 Cross Country vehicles. The software installed in the Vehicle Connectivity Module (VCM) may have an error causing the Telematics and Driver Support Systems to function improperly. As a result, the GPS will not provide location information to emergency personnel in the event of an emergency.
What should you do:
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will correct the software, free of charge. The recall began December 26, 2018. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R39917.
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: 18V800000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 17548
EQUIPMENT
Sep 05, 2018
An electrical shock or a fire can increase the risk of injury or death.
Summary:
Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain 2019 Volvo XC60 hybrid electric vehicles, equipped with certain AeroVironment electric vehicle TurboCord and TurboDock/TurboDX charging systems. Capacitors within these charging systems may fail, possibly resulting in a shock hazard or a fire.
What should you do:
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the charge cord, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 1, 2018. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R39901. Note: Owners are advised not to use the charging cord until it is inspected.
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: 18V589000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 172
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