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VOLVO S40 - 2005 VOLVO S40 Problems & Complaints

 
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by Volvo Car USA LLC

There are 53 complaints filed for the 2005 VOLVO S40

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2005 VOLVO S40. 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 2005 VOLVO S40, 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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Air Bags (4) Exterior Lighting (1) Parking Brake (1) Service Brakes Hydraulic (1) Tires (1)
Electrical System (16) Fuel Propulsion System (2) Power Train (1) Steering (1) Unknown Or Other (2)
Engine (1) Fuel System Gasoline (10) Seat Belts (1) Structure (1) Vehicle Speed Control (1)
Engine And Engine Cooling (11) Fuel System Other (1) Seats (1) Suspension (1) Visibility (6)
Equipment (1) Latches Locks Linkages (1) Service Brakes (3)

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AIR BAGS

4/28/2016 - NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 VOLVO S40. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 55 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL AND ENTIRE VEHICLE BEGAN TO SHAKE AS THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL NOISE. IN ADDITION, THE AIR CONDITIONER, RADIO, HORN AND SUN ROOF FAILED TO FUNCTION WHEN ACTIVATED. THE SRS WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE ECM, FRONT AXLES AND STRUTS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 194,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/28/2016 - NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 VOLVO S40. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 55 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL AND ENTIRE VEHICLE BEGAN TO SHAKE AS THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL NOISE. IN ADDITION, THE AIR CONDITIONER, RADIO, HORN AND SUN ROOF FAILED TO FUNCTION WHEN ACTIVATED. THE SRS WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE ECM, FRONT AXLES AND STRUTS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 194,000.

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SUSPENSION

4/28/2016 - NEW PORT RICHEY, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 VOLVO S40. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 55 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL AND ENTIRE VEHICLE BEGAN TO SHAKE AS THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL NOISE. IN ADDITION, THE AIR CONDITIONER, RADIO, HORN AND SUN ROOF FAILED TO FUNCTION WHEN ACTIVATED. THE SRS WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE ECM, FRONT AXLES AND STRUTS NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 194,000.

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SERVICE BRAKES

1/22/2016 - FRANKFORD, KY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 VOLVO S40. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE BRAKE PEDAL TRAVELED TO THE FLOORBOARD AND FAILED TO STOP THE VEHICLE WHEN IT WAS DEPRESSED. THE VEHICLE SHOOK VIOLENTLY WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT LET THE VEHICLE DECELERATE AND THEN SLOWLY DROVE THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THAT THE BRAKE VACUUM PUMP FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 03V474000 (SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC). THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000.

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FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

12/30/2015 - FALLS CHURCH, VA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 VOLVO S40. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE FUEL PUMP ELECTRONIC MODULE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 08V033000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE). THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 40,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

5/24/2015 - VALPARAISO, IN
INSERTED KEY IN IGNITION AND NOTHING HAPPENED. COMPUTER READS KEY ERROR TRY AGAIN. KEPT TRYING AND FINALLY STARTED. NEXT DAY SAME THING HAPPENED.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

3/2/2015 - SHENANDOAH, IA
2005 VOLVO S40 FAULTY WIRE IN IGNITION SWITCH. CAR FAILS TO START. NO MESSAGES INITIALLY, THEN IMMOBILIZER LIGHT INDICATED. UNSURE OF EQUIPMENT MODEL. ORIGINAL TO FACTORY INSTALLED.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

8/9/2014 - SAN JUAN, PR
OFTEN, THE HEADLAMPS BULBS FAIL, AFTER A FEW YEARS CHANGING BULBS, I FOUND OUT THAT DUE TO CONTACT BETWEEN DETACHMENT OF THE WIRING HARNESS COVER IS THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE BULBS IN RIGHT AND LEFT HEADLAMPS. THE WIRING HARNESS INSTALLED BY THE MANUFACTURER DO NOT RESIST VOLTAGE AND HEAT.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

8/9/2014 - SAN JUAN, PR
OFTEN, THE HEADLAMPS BULBS FAIL, AFTER A FEW YEARS CHANGING BULBS, I FOUND OUT THAT DUE TO CONTACT BETWEEN DETACHMENT OF THE WIRING HARNESS COVER IS THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE BULBS IN RIGHT AND LEFT HEADLAMPS. THE WIRING HARNESS INSTALLED BY THE MANUFACTURER DO NOT RESIST VOLTAGE AND HEAT.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

6/15/2014 - EAST MEADOW, NY
(S40 2.4I) INITIAL CAR MESSAGE: "BRAKE FAILURE, PULL OVER SAFELY." I CONTINUED TO DRIVE HOME SINCE I WAS A FEW BLOCKS AWAY. MESSAGE CHANGED TO "ANTI SKID SERVICE REQUIRED" THEN BACK TO BRAKE FAILURE AGAIN. DIFFICULTY ACCELERATING AFTER STOPPING, FELT LIKE THE PARKING BRAKE WAS ON BUT DROVE OK ONCE ACCELERATED. ATTEMPTED TO TURN OFF CAR BUT MESSAGE CHANGED TO "IMMOBILIZER, CHECK MANUAL" AND COULD NOT TURN KEY TO OFF POSITION. FROM WHAT I READ IN THE MANUAL, IT APPEARED THAT THE CARD DIDN'T RECOGNIZE IT WAS IN PARK. TURNED PARKING BRAKE ON AND OFF A FEW TIMES AND WAS ABLE TO TURN OFF CAR. BROUGHT TO LOCAL MECHANIC WHO REPLACED BRAKE PAD SENSOR AND ANTI-STOP SWITCH. --IN AND OUT OF AUTO REPAIR SHOP 4X OVER THE PAST MONTH W/THE SAME ISSUES AND NEW SYMPTOMS: WIPERS TURNED ON AUTOMATICALLY AND DON'T SHUT OFF AND NEW MESSAGE: ENGINE SYSTEM SERVICE URGENT. --MECHANIC REPLACED SOME RUSTED WIRES, BROUGHT TO A VOLVO DEALER WHO RESET COMPUTER AND DID NOT FIND ANY PROBLEMS. --STILL HAVING SAME ISSUES. CANNOT PUT CAR INTO DRIVE OR TURN OFF CAR WHEN BRAKE FAILURE OR ANTI-SKID MESSAGE APPEAR BUT IF I WAIT A FEW MINUTES, I CAN TURN THE CAR OFF AND ON A COUPLE OF TIMES TO GET TO THE ENGINE SYSTEM SERVICE URGENT MESSAGE AND I CAN THEN PUT IT INTO DRIVE. SOMETIMES ALL MESSAGES GO AWAY AND IT IS FINE FOR A FEW DAYS BUT THEN THE CAR JERKS FORWARD AS IF SOMEONE BUMPED THE CAR AND ALL MESSAGES APPEAR AGAIN. NEW MESSAGE: POWER STEERING MESSAGE FLASHED BRIEFLY .. ALTHOUGH THERE WAS NO PROBLEM W/THE STEERING. BRINGING TO ANOTHER VOLVO DEALER.. THE SAGA CONTINUES. --I READ PRIOR CONSUMER COMPLAINTS ON THIS SITE AND I ALSO HAD THE SUNROOF LEAKAGE PROBLEM IN 2013. ENTIRE FLOOR OF CAR WAS SOAKED, ESPECIALLY PASSENGER SIDE. TOOK 3 VISITS, WEEKS AND $900 TO GET IT FIXED. VOLVO FIRST CLEANED OUT THE CLOGGED LINE BUT CARPETS WERE WET AGAIN SO THEY THEN REPLACED THE ENTIRE LINE.

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