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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Volvo S40 engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Volvo S40 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 152014


  • 95,000 miles


Egr or aka. Oil trap housing, tubing is broken and sucking in air. Improper ventilation is tripping off emission code on dash. Brittle black plastic housing, defective in nature and by design. Potential other issues is the unwanted pressure build up in engine which can cause premature failure of oil cam seals which I also experienced.

- Middletown, NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 272015


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volvo S40. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the engine stalled while the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was not determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure and the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 08V033000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was approximately 78,000.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 262013

S40 5-cyl

  • 123,000 miles
I was on highway 410 headed to I35 in rush hour traffic and the power to the engine shut off while I was driving.. I had to glide the car to safety.

- San Marcos, TX, USA

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