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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Volvo S40 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 152015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S40. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal and the brake pedal became difficult to depress. Also, the contact mentioned that due to the proximity of the pedals, the brake pedal was inadvertently depressed when applying the accelerator pedal. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 152005

S40 5-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 20 miles
Consumer is experiencing on going problems with applying the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal simultaneously. The condition causes the vehicle to accelerate when applying the brakes. The vehicle has been to the dealer. The dealer informed the consumer that nothing was wrong and the vehicle meets NHTSA specification.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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