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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Volvo S40 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 102006

S40 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


The vehicle has the following intermittent electrical problems. Dashboard, radio, climate controls turn-off by themselves. Wipers activate by themselves. SRS warnings are displayed. Fuel door button does not activate. Ignition will not active so car will not start.

- Elmwood Park, IL, USA

problem #1

Mar 152005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer complained about electrical problems. The windshield wipers suddenly cut on and off at times; the power windows and doors did not work, and gas gauge always showed that vehicle had no fuel. Also, airbag light came on. Finally, the trunk did not open.

- Nogales, AZ, USA

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