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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,971 miles

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2004 Volvo S40 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 152005

S40 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,971 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S40. While driving 60 mph, the contact experienced extreme difficulty steering the vehicle. The first time he took the vehicle to the dealer, they stated that hard steering was a common characteristic of that model vehicle. He took the vehicle back to the dealer and was informed that the steering rack and pinion would have to be replaced at his own expense because the warranty expired. The vehicle has not been repaired. The engine size was unknown. The failure mileage was 18,971 and current mileage was 41,602. Remailed 04/24/08.

- Clarksville, AR, USA

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