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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Volvo S40 body / paint problems

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2006 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 012014


  • 90,000 miles


Water leaked into my vehicle through the sunroof, destroyed the computer and air airbag system. The carpets are soaked with standing water sitting in the body of the front passenger side of the vehicle. I took my vehicle to the dealership and was told the sunroof drainage tubes where clogged. I was then quoted a price for repairs which totaled in excess of $2000.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #5

Mar 072014


  • 74,000 miles
A design flaw caused flooding within the cabin of this vehicle. The sunroof drainage system is faulty and over time leaks water into the floor pan of the car, sometimes enough where flooding occurs. My car flooded a few months back so badly up to 10 gallons of water was vacuumed out. The flooding caused damage to the electrical harness/connections under the driver's/passenger's seat. Currently the check engine light is on, the passenger seat air bag is deactivated and it is unsafe to sit in the passenger seat as the air bag could malfunction at any time, all due to this flooding and the root cause being the faulty drainage system that runs from the sunroof through the dash out of the bottom of the car. There is a class action law suit, no. 2:10-cv-04407-dmc-mf, against Volvo for this specific issue, I believe this issue is leading to more and more problems over time, my vehicle currently won't start and there are only $75K miles on it, I believe water damage is the root cause for all issues with the vehicle at this time, there should be a recall on all vehicles effected or compensation to keep drivers safe in this specific vehicle.

- Pittsfield, MA, USA

problem #4

Apr 102014

S40 5-cyl

  • 114,000 miles
The sunroof leaks and causes puddles in front driver side and driver side passenger side, rust and mill-dew smell also electrical issues in the vehicle why? even after short time of purchasing a car. Volvo shouldn't make customers pay for this expense cost since most of these issues seem to plague many Volvo customers.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #3

Feb 092012

S40 5-cyl

  • miles


Flooded car. Caused extensive damage that ins. Says is a mold problem. Well without water there would be no mold.

- Lebanon, OR, USA

problem #2

Mar 282008

S40 5-cyl

  • miles
The proximity of the gas & brake pedal is a potential problem that needs to be addressed. This obvious problem was evident the very first time I drove the car. Regular sneakers are noticed, but is compounded when in work style boots. Please research this-

- Dorothy, NJ, USA

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problem #1

Aug 202007


  • miles
The brake pedal and gas pedal on my 2006 Volvo S40 are too close together.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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