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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,000 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 #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

Nov 082006


  • miles
Seat belt issue.

- Eau Claire, WI, USA

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