Volvo C30 Common Problems and Solutions
Rear suspension problems
If you are hearing a knocking or high pitch squeaking noise coming from the rear suspension when driving over speed bumps, you have an issue with the bushes on either the upper or lower suspension arms.
Once you have identified which bushes are failing, you will will need to fit replacement ones to sort the issue.
Anti-skid warning light
The ABS pump module is known to fail on the Volvo C30. If the anti-skid warning light has appeared on the dashboard, this is usually the cause of the problem.
Run a diagnostic check to ensure that this is the part that is broken. If it is, you will need to replace the ABS pump module to sort the problem.
Air conditioning failure
If the air conditioning is not blowing out ice cold air on the coldest setting, it is most likely due to a problem with the condenser.
You will need to fit a replacement condenser to resolve this issue. We can help you find a replacement condenser at very low prices.
DPF warning light
The DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) can get blocked up, resulting in the DPF warning light appearing on the dashboard. In order to burn off the particulates, the engine needs to be run at constant high revs. Using the vehicle around town and not on open roads can be the main cause of this problem.
You will need to take the vehicle out onto an open road to burn off the unwanted particles. Driving the car at around 2500rpm in fourth gear for about 5-10 miles should allow the DPF to get hot enough and burn off these particles. This should also turn off the DPF warning light on the dashboard. If it does not turn off the warning light, you will need to remove the DPF and manually clean it out. Watch the video below to see how this is done: