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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,333 miles

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2005 Volvo S40 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 272016


  • 194,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Volvo S40. The contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the steering wheel and entire vehicle began to shake as there was an abnormal noise. In addition, the air conditioner, radio, horn and sun roof failed to function when activated. The SRS warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the ECM, front axles and struts needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 194,000.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #2

May 262011


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Volvo S40. The contact stated that the passenger air bag off warning light illuminated with the passenger seat occupied. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who inspected the failure and advised that the air bag weight sensor needed to be replaced. The dealer was notified and advised that they would contact him with an estimate for repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Wirtz, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 142007

S40 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On November 14, 2007, my daughter, had a accident with my car, a 2005 Volvo S.40, 24.1. she hit a medium size tree head on. The airbags did not deployed.

- Blackstone, VA, USA

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