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NHTSA — Electrical System: Ignition Problems


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,050 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.

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2002 Volvo S60 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 222004


  • miles


The vehicle's ignition fan remained lit after the vehicle was stopped. The vehicle has been taken to the dealer but the found noting wrong.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #3

Jan 092004


  • miles
Steering wheel froze and vehicle could not accelerate. Towed to the dealer who found out that the cause was a defect in the axle. When the consumer managed to pull over and placed the vehicle into park, the vehicle continued to move. On a separate occasion, the ignition chip had to be changed because the vehicle would not start.

- East Meadow, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 092004

S60 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,700 miles
The vehicle experienced problems with it's steering and gas pedal. When the vehicle was placed in park it continued to move. Please provide any additional information. The ignition chip had to be replaced, because the vehicle failed to start. While driving, the consumer was unable to control the vehicle, the vehicle would accelerate, the steering wheel was frozen and the windows were uncontrollably moving upward and downward, when the consumer placed the gear into park, the vehicle continued to move. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and it was determined that there was a defect with the axle.

- East Meadow, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 042003

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
I have had many problems with the transmission, car will stall in traffic, car would not start at all. This car has been in service many many times. The problems persist. I have sent 9 emails to their head quarters since 12/5, no reply.

- Cooper City, FL, USA

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