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1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,935 miles

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2002 Volvo S60 fuel system problems

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2002 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #20

Jun 162016

S60 5-cyl

  • miles

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

"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 #19

Sep 242015

S60

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. While driving various speeds, there was an abnormal fuel odor coming from the vehicle. The contact observed that the fuel pump module was leaking. The contact also observed that the instrument panel did not display the vehicle mileage. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- New Milford, CT, USA

problem #18

Feb 182015

S60

  • miles
I am smelling gas all the time my radio change channel on it, S own, air bag light is on the front right & left control arm tie rod end shaft cv shaft all is bad all @ the same time how could it be "??"

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #17

Jun 062015

S60

  • 107,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. The contact stated that a strong odor of fuel fumes emitted in and around the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump was leaking. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 107,000. Updated 09/18/15

- Scotch Plain, NJ, USA

problem #16

May 052012

S60

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. While driving at various speeds, there was an unusual odor of fuel. The contact discovered fuel leaking from the rear passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V483000 (fuel system, gasoline). The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Washington, DC, USA

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problem #15

Jun 142012

S60 4WD 5-cyl

  • miles
My gas tank crack and I think it should of been recall it happen on its own.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #14

Jan 012003

S60

  • miles

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

We brought the car in several times to complain that not only did the inside of the car always smell like fuel, but the driver and all her clothes smelled like fuel. We were told they could not find any problems with the car. I find it ironic that years after the fact, Volvo contacts us to tell us there is a fuel problem. We no longer own the car, nor would we ever buy another Volvo again, due to the lack of concern and help we received when owning this vehicle. We tried speaking to various employees and service personal, but we got no where. Sincerely, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Friendswood, TX, USA

problem #13

Apr 122015

S60

  • 106,539 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. While driving at 45 mph, a fuel odor emitted into the vehicle. In addition, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the fuel pump was leaking. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V483000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 106,539. The VIN was unavailable.

- Fredericksburg , VA, USA

problem #12

Mar 132015

S60

  • 200,100 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. The contact stated that without warning fuel started leaking from the fuel tank. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,100.

- Centereach, NY, USA

problem #11

Jan 022014

S60

  • 150,830 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, there was an extremely strong odor of fuel. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank was leaking and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V483000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was 150,830.

- Philadelphia , PA, USA

problem #10

Jun 282014

S60

  • 163,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. The contact stated while driving approximately 30 mph, she smelled fuel inside of the vehicle. The fuel odor was present on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 163,000.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #9

Oct 112013

S60

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. When entering the vehicle, the contact smelled a strong odor of fuel inside. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection and repair. The manufacturer was notified and informed the contact that the vehicle did not fall under NHTSA campaign id number 07V152000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Narberth, PA, USA

problem #8

Apr 152013

S60

  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. The contact stated that there were fuel fumes inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic and it was found that there was a fuel pump leak. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made of the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 07V152000 (fuel system, gasoline:fuel pump) however, the VIN was not included. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 119,000. The current mileage was 120,000.

- Stony Brook, NY, USA

problem #7

Oct 122011

S60 4-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
From around Oct. Of 2011 I have been experiencing trouble with my throttle body or as Volvo calls it 'electronic throttle module'. these problems include but are not limited to, stalling at freeway speeds, rough starting/ not starting at all, reduced engine performance not allowing for safe speed to be maintained, costly repair work with no improvement, and bouts of self accelerating at stops with parking brake and foot brake engaged. I have research a Volvo recall/ warranty extension for a defective throttle body, contacted Volvo customer service only to get the run-around. Various web forums encourage owner experiencing these problems to file complaint with NHTSA to help come to a resolution.

- Lodi, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 092012

S60 5-cyl

  • 107,000 miles
I am a resident of Texas. I just bought a 2002 Volvo S60 about three months ago, and I've noticed a strong fuel smell in and around car. There is a leak in the fuel pump and when car is parked, fuel forms a puddle under car. It is extremely dangerous to drive a car in this condition, both for myself but also for the general public. I searched online about this issue and found the following recall information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website: Make: Volvo model: S60 model year: 2002 manufacturer: Volvo cars of N.a. llc. Mfr's report date: Dec 17, 2009 NHTSA campaign id number: 09V483000 NHTSA action number: PE09039 component: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump recall states that as remedy for this issue: "dealers will inspect the fuel pump installed in the vehicle, and if necessary replace the fuel pump with a part of a modified design. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on January 15, 2010. " however, when I contacted roger beasley Volvo of austin, tx, I was told I would have to pay for the repair to the tune of $720.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #5

Aug 272012

S60 5-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Began to notice strong fuel smell inside and outside the vehicle. Also noticed that starting the vehicle when engine is cold became more difficult. Researched various forums and NHTSA and discovered that Volvo has had 2 recalls for fuel pumps. My vehicle exhibited same symptoms as detailed in both NHTSA recalls. Called Volvo at 800-458-1552 as instructed in the NHTSA recall notice. Informed the representative that vehicle exhibited the symptoms detailed in the recall notice. I was informed that my vehicle VIN number was not part of recall. Also contacted local Volvo dealer regarding recall notice. Dealer would diagnose problem - if part of the recall, they would replace. Dealer called back, informed me that my vehicle was not part of recall. I cancelled appointment for diagnosis. Another local repair shop specializing in european vehicles verified that fuel pump has cracks and is leaking fuel. A full recall to include all VIN's should be issued. The fact that there have been two previous recalls for the same issue shows that there is a systemic flaw with this part.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 172012

S60

  • 86,635 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. The contact was traveling 55 mph when the smell of fuel emitted inside of the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 86,635.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #3

Aug 152012

S60 5-cyl

  • miles
My Volvo S60 is becoming difficult to start and is beginning to smell like gasoline. I've been researching online and the problem appears to be the fuel filter. There has been a recall in other states like Arizona and Florida but apparently Volvo has not issued a recall for cars in California. It is an extremely dangerous situation to drive a car that is leaking fuel due to a manufactures defect regardless of what state you live in. I would like to request that the NHTSA instruct Volvo to include all states in the recall of the defective fuel filter. Please send me any information regarding this request. Thank you for your time. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 282010

S60 5-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
I've had my car all of 4 months and I started to notice when it got really hot outside (summer) and when I went to start my car it would stall as if it was having a hard time starting up. Long story short I take it in to the dealer, they run a diagnostics test an tell me there is a crack in my fuel pump. I currently live in Pennsylvania which is not one of the states listed for the fuel pump recall. I highly believe my car had a defective fuel pump because in the spring time, when it wasn't so hot my car was running fine. The Volvo dealer ship charged me $98.11/hr to run a diagnostics test which came to $102.83. Then on top of that they charged me $795 + tax for the parts and labor to replace my fuel pump after finding there was a crack in it. Everyone keeps telling me that my fuel pump is not on the recall but it has the same exact symptoms as all other Volvo cars that are listed on the recall. I'm trying to research how I could find out how these people know if my fuel pump was recalled or not. I have twin 2 year old girls that I had in my car all a while it was having this unknown issue. This is not safe at all and could of caused us harm. Luckily my father is car smart and informed me what the possible issue could be.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 102012

S60 5-cyl

  • 138,600 miles
Gas is leaking from the top of the fuel tank on the passenger side. Strong fuel odor inside the car. Car is hard to start.

- Woodbridge , VA, USA

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