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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,000 miles

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2001 Volvo S40 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 172013


  • 30,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Volvo S40. The contact was traveling 40 mph and crashed head-on into another vehicle. Upon impact, the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained head and neck injuries. The police were notified. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the contact was awaiting diagnosis. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 300,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Kittery, ME, USA

problem #2

May 242011


  • 114,000 miles
The contact owned a 2001 Volvo S40. The contact stated that the driver was traveling approximately 35 mph when the brakes were applied but the vehicle would not stop until crashing into another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy and the seat belt failed to retain the driver. A police report was filed and the driver suffered serious injuries. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to an independent repair shop, but the cause of failure was not diagnosed. The failure and current mileage was 114,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Jeffersonville, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 202000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Battery was drained, and this caused car not to start at 150 miles. SRS light kept coming on at 1100 miles. This indicated that there was something wrong with airbags. At 1400 miles, SRS light appeared again after dealer had corrected problem. The vehicle failed to start. The forward and backward seat adjustment was not working. There was noise coming from the sunroof. The engine was noisy. The engine light came on.

- Alameda, CA, USA

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