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2005 Volvo S40 accessories - interior problems

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2005 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 052005


  • miles


Driver's side seat will squeak when making left or right turns as body weight shifts. Volvo has put 2 "bandages" around the metal parts that make this noise. They know its a problem and its a design flaw, as they should have used bronze bushing or something similar to avoid the 2 metals contacting each other. Is this a safety concern" maybe, what happens when metals constantly rubs over time" their bandaid solution is poor since the tape will wear and tear between each service. Mileage is approx. 35,000, problem has been there since day 1.

- Concord, 00, USA

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