On Wed, 06 Jul 2005 22:22:07 -0400,
> just became owner of this little jewel...just over 100,000 miles one
> owner..non smoker...all recommended factory services performed as
> required...car is flawless! trying to get a handle on what problems
> might lie ahead...and approx miles that failure/necessary replacement
> might be expected...i just read of an automatic transmission problem
> potential...and something about a seat heater campaign..i know there was
> some kind of a fuel take recall performed..and understand the evap coil
> has a tendency to go...[wondering if they all do it or just those
> certain ones...]...please feel free to add your experiences and
> knowledge on this model...i would also like to know if there is a site
> where i can check official recalls on the vehicle. it is a usa version.
Good car. Here are the things you should look out for:
a) As you've pointed out - the A/C evaporator.
b) Volvo didn't have a recommended mileage at which the transmission
fluid had to be replaced, so many 850 owners don't both with this.
I would recommend a flush every 20K - 30K miles.
c) The timing belt has to be replaced every 70K miles. If it wasn't
done, do it immediately, and at the same time replace the water
Many a smale maketh a grate -- Geoffrey Chaucer