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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Volvo S40 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 112003

S40 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Rear brakes worn out at 20,000 miles and 5 headlight bulbs already replaced. 2 brake shops told me I was lucky to get this much out of them!

- Warrenton, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes went out on vehicle going down a hill at 35mph. When applying brakes consumer heard a snap. Brake pedal went straight to the floor. Consumer put vehicle in low, and pulled emergency brake up. Volvo dealer came and towed vehicle to dealer.

- Morganville, NJ, USA

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