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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,850 miles

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2002 Volvo S40 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012002

S40 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

- the contact owns a 2002 Volvo S40. The contact stated that the enginewas idling high. Volvo stated that the vehicle was operating normally. The RPM surge occurred frequently when the contactwas driving the vehicle. The check engine light came on periodically. There was a recall for this failure on all Volvo models, but not for the 240 model.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #1

Jul 202005

S40 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,700 miles
Vehicle being reported is a 2002 Volvo S40 sedan. Traveling on us route 13 South of dover, de. And slowed down for a traffic light in medium traffic from a speed of approximately 55 mph. Vehicle stalled without warning during deceleration. Vehicle restarted with some effort. At next light, situation repeated itself - vehicle stalled without warning during deceleration. Placed transmission in neutral to coast while attempting to restart. Vehicle restarted only when accelerator was partially depressed causing engine to rev up. Vehicle continued to stall when speed dropped to approximately 25-30 mph unless the accelerator was depressed to maintain engine RPM while brakes were being applied to slow vehicle down. Critical situation traveling in area with low speed limits and traffic control devices such as stop signs and traffic lights. Vehicle was taken to local Volvo dealer who determined that a device that controls the air going into the engine was at fault. Repairs were made at a total cost of $600.

- Cambridge, MD, USA

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