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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,349 miles

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2006 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 022015


  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Volvo S40. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled and failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the sun roof drainage system was clogged and water entered into the vehicle which caused damage to the electrical system. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Somerville, MA, USA

problem #3

Dec 202014


  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volvo S40. The contact stated that the sunroof leaked water causing the electrical functions to fail. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the drain hose failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 082013

S40 5-cyl

  • 87,395 miles
Car was parked in the driveway at my house overnight. When I opened the driver's door today mid-day, I saw glass all over the front seats. The sunroof had exploded upward. The edges of the glass still remaining in the sunroof are clearly pushed up and outward, not downward into the car as it would be if something had fallen through the sunroof from the outside. Other than shattered glass, there was nothing unusual (such as a branch or rock) inside the car. Numerous similar incidents are posted on, including another Volvo S40.

- Crownsville, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 162008


  • miles
Spontaneous eruption( shattering) of a sunroof.

- Douglasville, GA, USA

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