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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,347 miles

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2002 Volvo S60 fuel system problems

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2002 Volvo S60 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Dec 292014

S60 5-cyl

  • miles

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

I have a gas/fume smell coming from my car, I can smell the fumes when I stand next to vehicle. Do you know what I should check or any recalls for this vehicle. Thank you

- Ewing , NJ, USA

problem #25

Oct 272014

S60

  • 136,909 miles
Volvo is refusing to do recall work NHTSA action number PE09039 Volvo safety recall #R220 09V-483 the fuel pump is one of the type Volvo is to replace fuel pump is spraying gas everywhere the service manager says to drive it in to have it inspected that's after I told him its spraying gas on cat. Convert.

- Maricopa, AZ, USA

problem #24

Jun 022014

S60 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 25 mph, there was a fuel odor emitting from outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000 the consumer smelled fuel on the outside of the vehicle, which would cease once the vehicle was stopped and placed in park. It occurred when the accelerator was pressed, which in turn put pressure on the fuel line and fuel pump. The dealer was unable to find a problem. The consumer recently found the fuel smell worsening and a loss of fuel. A mechanic checked out the problem and found the fuel pump flange was cracked. After, the diagnosis, the consumer contacted the dealer, and was informed, her vehicle was not covered by the recall, and it had expired in 2011. Updated 08/12/14

- East Berlin , PA, USA

problem #23

Dec 112013

S60 5-cyl

  • 85,862 miles

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

Smell gasoline, had that fix, but auto hard start when hot, not when cold, take awhile for auto to start, belief to be the gasoline pump. Need recall inf. Thank you [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Carolina, PR, USA

problem #22

Sep 192013

S60 5-cyl

  • 126,200 miles
Smell of gas leaking but no leak on ground...has recall for samething.

- Irving, TX, USA

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problem #21

Jul 232013

S60 5-cyl

  • 168,000 miles
Took vehicle in question to my mechanic due to starting issue and fuel smell. He diagnosed a significant fuel leak due to a cracked flange on the fuel pump. He found there was a recall for this exact problem for this exact make, model and year of Volvo. Called Volvo and they rejected request for recall repair due to VIN number not being included in recall. I believe this vehicle should be subject to the recall regardless of the VIN number because it has the exact same diagnosis as is described by the recall. The notion that a maker can exclude a vehicle which exhibits the problems to be fixed by a recall based on extraneous criteria is fundamentally flawed. The vehicle in question is unsafe to drive and there is a recall to fix the safety issue for the make, model and year in question. That the vehicle is excluded based on extraneous criteria is reckless regard for my safety and potential bystanders!

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #20

Jul 242012

S60

  • 84,756 miles

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

The car just began to emit a fuel smell while parked. The smell is near the gas tank and tends to linger in the air dissipate and then resurface. Some times its strong other times it is faint. It also tends to comes into the interior compartment and can at time become over whelming causing my children and I to get headaches and nauseous. I could not find any presence of a leak underneath the vehicle near the area of concern. The vehicle has never been in an accident and is garaged most of the time.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #19

Dec 262011

S60

  • 132,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. The contact stated that the smell of fuel would enter the vehicle while driving. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign I.D. number 07V152000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump) but was advised that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The contact did not take the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnostic test or repairs. The failure mileage was 132,000.

- Lanham, MD, USA

problem #18

Jul 012011

S60

  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. The contact stated that there was an overpowering odor of fuel inside the vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle he noticed that the there was a fuel leak. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where they advised him that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 124,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #17

Jan 122012

S60

  • 187,045 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked when he smelled a strong odor of fuel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the contact was made aware of the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V483000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The fuel pump was replaced, but the padding for the fuel pump was not. The failure continued. The contact then began to notice a puddle of fuel would form underneath the vehicle when it was parked. The vehicle was then taken back to a dealer to be repaired. A week after the repairs were performed, the check engine light began to illuminate on the instrument panel. The vehicle was again taken to a dealer and the contact was informed that the failure was due to the gas cap. The check engine light began to illuminate again a few days later. The vehicle was not taken back for additional repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assitance. The failure mileage was 187,045.

- Tecachapi, CA, USA

problem #16

Jan 012011

S60 5-cyl

  • miles

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

My 2002 S60 was repaired under the recall for fuel fumes in the cabin related to the fuel pump fracture. Since the repair, fuel fumes are very evident in the cabin on occasion. The mileage also appears to lessened.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #15

Aug 242011

S60

  • 167,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. The contact stated that fuel fumes were emitted into the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contact who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 09V483000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 167,000 and the current mileage was 169,000.

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #14

Aug 102011

S60

  • 128,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. The contact stated that fuel fumes were emitted into the vehicle. The contact also stated that he looked underneath the rear passenger seat and noticed that the surface was wet with fuel. The vehicle was previously inspected by an authorized dealer under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V483000 (component: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump), but the dealer determined that the fuel pump was not one of the defective parts. The vehicle was not taken back to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 128,000.

- The Woodlands, TX, USA

problem #13

Jul 012011

S60 5-cyl

  • 45,164 miles
Very strong persistent gasoline vapor exterior and interior of car with very serious fire safety issue. Matches symptoms related to known recall#'s 09V48300 and 07V152000 (which have region specific criteria related to dramatic temperature changes that does not include the state of Delaware, but does include numerous other states such as Virginia that shares a similar climate profile). The car in question is a Volvo S60 2002.

- Lewes, DE, USA

problem #12

Oct 012008

S60

  • 60,000 miles
TL- the contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. The contact received notification of NHTSA recall number: 09V483000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump) and took the vehicle to the dealer for repairs. The dealer replaced the fuel pump and the O ring. The dealer has made two attempts to duplicate the failure; however, the vehicle was continuing to leak fuel. The manufacturer advised the contact to take the vehicle back to the dealer who performed the repairs. The current mileages were 82,000 and the failure mileages were 60,000.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #11

Jun 302010

S60

  • 145,000 miles
I was stuck in high way traffic for about 45 minutes, once the traffic cleared I tried to accelerate but could not, I was afraid I was going to get hit because I could not get my vehicle up to a safe speed (the vehicle went into limp mode). I was able to get the car to at least 50 mph to get it home. This now happens within approx 1-2 miles of driving. Due to the hi cost of repairs for this vehicle I had the diagnostics done first (cost $90), the result was a bad mass-air sensor and faulty throttle position sensor. I had the mass-air sensor replaced at a cost of $140, I then had the throttle positioning sensor cleaned ( this is what the dealership will do first, because of the hi cost involved in replacing the throttle body & programming it) at a cost of $180. The cleaning did not work and therefore the throttle body needs to be replaced and programmed at a cost of $800.

- Inkster, MI, USA

problem #10

May 012010

S60

  • 108,000 miles
Fuel smell inside the car. Fuel pump with cracks spills gas all over the tank below.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #9

Sep 192009

S60

  • 54,024 miles
Defective: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump.

- West Hills, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 042009

S60

  • 78,063 miles
For about a week our 2002 Volvo S60 has had a strong gasoline odor inside and has been hard to start. The gasoline smell is always there, and starting the car is a problem every time. We live in Texas, where it has been extremely hot, and a little research seemed to point to a problem with the fuel pump. We will be taking the car into the Volvo dealership soon to be repaired. We believe this repair should be covered under either the recall or warranty, but we are officially filing a complaint to cover our bases.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #7

Dec 202008

S60

  • miles
I have a 2002 Volvo S60 that is recalling cars with leaking fuel pumps. We have had this car for about a year and it's been leaking gas slowly and now gas is coming out of our car a lot. I called Volvo and they aren't able to repair the car because the warranty expired for my VIN in July 2002. I do think that our car should qualify to be repaired.

- Orem, UT, USA

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