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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,615 miles

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2006 Volvo S40 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Volvo S40 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Oct 032008

S40

  • 57,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Volvo S40. While idling at a traffic light and attempting to accelerate, the vehicle stalled. Secondly, the doors automatically locked the contact inside the passenger compartment, the windshield wipers began moving, and all the lighting was inoperative. She was unable to restart the vehicle and had it towed. The contact is in the process of having the vehicle inspected to determine the cause of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 57,000.

- Broadview Heights, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 232008

S40

  • 11,500 miles
My 1 1/2 years old Volvo S40 did this twice, shortly after starting it and moving it for a couple of miles. It displayed the message "brake failure stop car safely", "anti-skid system failure", "reduced engine performance". the car could not go more than 15 mph. After parking it, I could not restart the engine and the messages kept repeating in random order. The first time that I took it to the dealer they said that they changed the computer message module (the mechanic carried a box with many plugs in it, just to show me what it looked like). But just after 500 miles, the problem re-appeared. Now the car is in the repair shop, and people do not know what to do with it for two weeks.

- Athens, 00, USA

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