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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,470 miles

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2001 Volvo S40 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 182008


  • 76,470 miles


Something, possibly a rail, flew off of my Volvo S40 (2001) on the highway. Subsequently, the sunroof was unable to close because of getting hung up on the sunshade. When I brought it into the shop, I learned that the rails which had held the sunroof in place had become detached from the glass because the glue applied in the factory to attach the metal rails to the glass was no longer even visible. I do not believe the rail hit another car when it flew off the car, but this incident could have had very serious consequences.

- Falls Churc, VA, USA

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