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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,750 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.

2002 Volvo S60 engine problems

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2002 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 162016

S60 5-cyl

  • miles


"takata recall" I just got my 2002 Volvo S60 as a gift and was told the head gasket needed to be replaced. I am unable to do anything with the vehicle due to the problems that it consists of because of all the recalls on it please help me I need a reliable vehicle to take care of my kids and to get back and forth to work. I haven't had the name switched over to my name yet my name is [xxx] phone number [xxx] thank you so much information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cleveland, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 152014


  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. While driving at approximately 45 mph, there was steam coming from the front of the vehicle and the low coolant warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the head gasket needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 89,000.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #2

May 212013

S60 5-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
Fuel pump leak, dealer told me it was recalled for cracked fuel pump under campaign # 07V152000. R176 and car is now too old to have free repairs I was never notified of recall and the car was purchased used but from a Volvo new car dealer, can I be made whole?

- Northampton, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 122012

S60 5-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
The vehicle would not start. There was full battery power and the computer stated it was the immobilizer check manual. Several attempts were made and car sat overnight.the Volvo S60 restarted in the morning. The car ran fine for a day and would not start again. Dealership stated that the antenna ring or key chip might be bad. The antenna ring was changed and the car would not start a week later again. The car was taken to dealer ship and placed on scanner. The car function normally for two weeks and did not start again. Several blogs concerning this matter have been set up without any answers for the consumer. The dealerships scanned the vehicle and changed parts and the problem still persists. In my case the dealership stated that it did show a problem. Yet the problem is not fixed. Consumers are being stranded or in my case stranded several times for hours until the vehicle starts later.

- Antioch, CA, USA

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