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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,000 miles

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2001 Volvo S40 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2001 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 042009


  • 88,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Volvo S40. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact heard a loud noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. He investigated and noticed that the exhaust pipe was loose from the base. The manufacturer stated that a warranty was offered for the defect; however, the VIN was not included in the warranty. The exhaust system will be replaced at the cost of $1,000. The failure and current mileages were 88,000. Updated 3/5/09 the consumer stated the defect is the flex pipe prior to the converter. When the flex pipe fails exhaust enters the vehicle.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

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