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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,000 miles

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2001 Volvo S40 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 192007


  • 90,000 miles


I have a 2001 Volvo S40. At about 90,000 miles the gear shift button broke. Now you can change the gears with out pressing the brake pedal. I have small children so I have to keep my car locked at all times when I'm not in it. If they were to be in it they could pull it out of park with no problem and the car would start to roll. I am very concerned about the problem because I'm sure I'm not the only one who has had this problem and it is a safety issue. The shifter on the internet is over $250 to fix it then you have to pay to have it put in.

- Tupelo, MS, USA

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