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VOLVO S60 - 2001 VOLVO S60 Problems & Complaints

 
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by Volvo Car USA LLC

There are 211 complaints filed for the 2001 VOLVO S60

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2001 VOLVO S60. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2001 VOLVO S60, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP

12/9/2007 - HIALEAH, FL
2001 VOLVO S60 FAILURE OF GAS PUMP. STRONG GAS ODOR LEAKING GAS THRU TOP OF PUMP, HARD TO START, DANGEROUS LEADING TO HAZARDOUS EVENTS. VOLVO ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE FUEL PUMP BUT ONLY OFFERS A RECALL IN TWO STATES THEY CONSIDER TO HAVE HOT CLIMATES. I LIVE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND THEY DO NOT CONSIDER THIS TO BE A RECALL STATE. LET ME TELL YOU IT IS OVER 80 DEGREES IN WINTER TIME AND WELL OVER HIGH 90'S IN SUMMER AND OVER 100 IF YOU FACTOR IN THE HUMIDITY. I FIXED THE CAR IT COST ME $642.01, I WOULD LIKE FOR VOLVO TO PAY ME BACK. THE COST OF THE PUMP AND SEAL WERE $400.00 ALONE. I THINK THAT AS A CONSUMER I SHOULD BE PROTECTED NOT ONLY THAT, BUT WHAT IS VOLVO WAITING TO WARN PEOPLE OF THIS DEFFECT. THIS IS A DEADLY SITUATION DO NOT WAIT UNTIL SOMEBODY DIES FOR YOU TO TAKE ACTION, THE FIRE AND GAS INHALATION ARE CATASTROPHIC. I HAVE ALL THE PAPER WORK I WOULD LIKE TO GET MY MONEY BACK AND I WOULD LIKE FOR THE OWNERS OF VOLVO'S TO BE AWARE OF THIS SITUATION. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT FOR SOMEBODY OR A FAMILY TO DIE BEFORE YOPU TAKE ACTION.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY

12/7/2007 - STROUDSBURG, PA
MY VOLVO S60 IS IDLING VERY ROUGH. IT IS NOT SHOWING ANY CODES BUT I SUSPECT IT'S THE ETM. AFTER DOING SOME RESEARCH ON VEXED'S WEBSITE I HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THIS CAR DUE TO THE IMPROPER DESIGN OF THE ETM MADE BY MAGNETI MARELLI. I'M HOPING STEPHEN MCHENRY WILL GET VOLVO TO REDESIGN THIS ILL DESIGNED PART.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP

11/28/2007 - TUSTIN, CA
FUEL PUMP IS LEAKING, CAUSING CAR TO SMELL LIKE GASOLINE. POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP

11/23/2007 - ST AUGUSTINE, FL
APPROXIMATELY 10/25/07 BEGAN TO SMELL STRONG FUEL FUMES EMANATING FROM VOLVO 2001 S-60 ALONG WITH A DIFFICULTY IN STARTING THE VEHICLE. ON-LINE INVESTIGATION AND DISCUSSION WITH VOLVO SPECIALIST REPAIR SHOP INDICATES ISSUE RELATED TO FAULTY FUEL PUMP / FILTER WHICH THE CORPORATION IS CURRENTLY RECALLING ONLY NEVADA AND ARIZONA......VOLVO SPECIALIST INDICATED THAT THEY ARE SEEING NUMEROUS VEHICLES (IN JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA) WITH THE SAME ISSUE. OBVIOUSLY A SAFETY CONCERN WHEN STRONG FUEL FUMES ARE NOTICEABLE AROUND THE VEHICLE....

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP

11/21/2007 - NORTH EAST BEACH, FL
TL CONTACT OWNS A 2001 VOLVO S60. THE CONTACT SMELLED A STRONG GASOLINE SMELL AND NOTICED A PUDDLE BY THE FUEL TANK. HE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE LOCAL MECHANIC AND HE STATED THAT THERE WAS A RECALL ON THE YEAR, MAKE, AND MODEL OF HIS VEHICLE. HE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER AND THEY STATED THAT THEY WOULD NOT REPAIR IT FOR FREE BECAUSE IT WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER 07V152000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP). THE CONTACT FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE MANUFACTURER. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 103,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 108,000.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP

11/17/2007 - TAMPA, FL
NEED REPLACEMENT FUEL PUMP, THIS PART HAS BEEN RECALLED IN ARIZONA AND NEVADA BUT NO WHERE ELSE.

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FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP

11/16/2007 - OWENS CROSS ROADS, AL
MY 2001 VOLVO S60, AT 68K MILES, HAD CRACKS IN THE FUEL PUMP, CAUSING A STRONG GAS SMELL DUE TO THE LEAKS. THIS APPEARS TO BE A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM WITH THE S60 IN PARTICULAR, SINCE NUMEROUS POSTINGS HAVE BEEN SEEN REGARDING THIS SAME PROBLEM. WHEN I CALLED THE VOLVO DEALERSHIP, THEY KNEW IMMEDIATELY WHAT THE PROBLEM WAS. THIS IS A $1000 REPAIR THAT IS NEARLY CERTAIN FROM WHAT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TELL. APPARENTLY VOLVO HAS ISSUED A RECALL ON THIS PROBLEM, BUT ONLY IN ARIZONA AND NEVADA. THE IDEA THAT THE CAR DEVELOPS THIS PROBLEM UPON ENTERING THESE STATES SEEMS AMUSING. THIS APPEARS TO BE AN S60 ISSUE, REGARDLESS OF LOCATION. PERHAPS THE RECALL NEEDS TO BE EXPANDED TO COVER ALL AFFECTED MODELS/CARS? JOEL MILLER

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP

11/13/2007 - LIGHTHOUSE PT, FL
MY 2001 VOLVO S60 STARTED SMELLING LIKE GAS INSIDE THE CAR. I TOOK IT TO THE VOLVO SPECIALIST WHO SERVICES MY CAR AND HE SAID THAT IT WAS CAUSED BY A CRACKED FUEL PUMP CASING. HE SAID THAT IN THE LAST MONTH HE HAS SEEN 5 OR 6 2001 VOLVOS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. I SEARCHED THE INTERNET AND FOUND THAT THE PROBLEM IS BECOMING COMMONLY REPORTED AND THAT VOLVO ACKNOWLEDGES THE PROBLEM IN NEVADA AND ARIZONA. I THINK THEY NEED TO INCLUDE SOUTH FLORIDA. I CONTACTED THE DEALER WHERE I PURCHASED THE CAR AND THE SERVICE REP SAID THEY HAVE SEEN QUITE A FEW CARDS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM AND THAT WHILE VOLVO WOULD NOT DO ANYTHING TO HELP ME, THEY - THE DEALERSHIP - WOULD REPLACE THE PART FOR ONLY LABOR ($130 X 5 HOURS) AND NOT CHARGE THE $500+ PART.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP

11/6/2007 - COPPELL, TX
STRONG FUEL ODOR AROUND MY 2001 VOLVO S60 STARTING AROUND 11-2-2007. THE CAR HAS LESS THAN 40K MILES AND WELL MAINTAINED. THE DEALER STATES THAT THERE IS LEAKAGE FROM THE FUEL PUMP AND IT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED.

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE: DELIVERY: FUEL PUMP

10/17/2007 - BIRMINGHAM, AL
I HAD THE VERY VERY STRONG GAS SMELL WITH MY 2001 S60 T5 A MONTH AGO BOTH DURING DRIVING AND PARKING. TURNED OUT TO BE A LEAKING FUEL ON THE TOP OF TANK WHICH CAUSE KIND OF WET AT BOTTOM OF CAR AROUND THE TANK. FLOOR DRIPPING ALSO CAN BE SEEN AFTER SEVERAL HOURS PARKING. RECENTLY, SEVERAL COLD ENGINE STAT BECAME HARDER. VOLVO DIAGNOSED AS FAILURE OF FUEL PUMP WHICH NEEDS TO BE REPLACED(POORLY DESIGNED PLASTIC PUMP HOUSING). I SCARED TO PARK MY VOLVO IN THE GARAGE BECAUSE OF POTENTIAL FIRE. I HEARD THIS PROBLEM HAPPENED IN HUNDREDS VOLVOS IN ARIZONA AND NEVADA WHICH CAUSED SAFETY RECALL. I'M WONDERING WHY THE SAME SAFETY PROBLEM CAN'T RESULT IN RECALL IN OTHER STATES. HUMAN LIFE SHOULD BE THE SAME VALUE AS VOLVO BUILDERS. I HOPE VOLVO BUILDER MUST RESPECT CUSTOMER LIFE INSTEAD OF JUST SELLING.

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