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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,855 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Volvo S40 engine problems

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2005 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 202010


  • 46,855 miles


As I accelerated to pass another car the overdrive got stuck. Even as I hit the brakes the car didn't stop. I put it in neutral and it started making a sound as if something was holding it back and would not stop. After approximately 5 minutes of hitting the brakes the overdrive finally let go. I called the Volvo and told them about the incident and they said it must be the computer and that I should just take the car to get it fixed. This could have caused a serious accident and even death. What is worse I had my granddaughter, who is just a toddler, in the back seat.

- Guaynabo, PR, USA

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