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2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,570 miles

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2002 Volvo S60 miscellaneous problems

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2002 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 152016

S60

  • 57,000 miles

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

Michelin Pilot sport as plus tires are chunking on sidewalls and tread coming off in large pieces. Started as cracks then began flying off the tires on the road while driving. Tires have been rotated and inflation checked regularly. The car has an alarm for tire inflation.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #8

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 #7

Apr 222015

S60 5-cyl

  • miles
Defective pep boys definity hp 800 passenger tires due to premature tread wear. Purchased 10-14-2014 mileage 121,798. As of 4-22-2015 pep boys measured tread depth at 5/32 on all 4 tires, mileage 129,891. Tires have 55,000 pro rated warranty. Sideways tread closest to center of tire gone to almost completely gone. www.pepboys.com/tires/details/definity/hp%2520800/485281/01479/2002/Volvo/S60/0/5-2435%25202.4L%2520dohc/2wd/2.

- Hewitt, NJ, USA

problem #6

Oct 312014

S60

  • miles

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

Would like to know why the above vehicle is not listed on your recall notification list. Thank you!

- Danville, VA, USA

problem #5

Jun 092014

S60

  • miles
Handbook says transmission never has to be serviced but it is not. Transmission slips going in and out of third gear causing high revs and tire spin. I am a mechanic and the issues are that this transmission has no accessible filter without removing the entire transmission and number 4 servo cap is faulty due to the cap being made of aluminum and washer made of steel.

- Washington, DC, USA

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problem #4

Mar 122010

S60 5-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
My climate control module computer turns off my A/C for no reason when I turn on the A/C it happens when it is very hot outside. I have had to make numerous trips to the Volvo dealership to have software updated which did not cost anything. When the ccm first started doing this Volvo thought it was my A/C compressor and I spent $1,200 on a new A/C compressor hoping that would fix my problem. It did not fix the problem and the result is I get very hot in my car when it turns off while im driving and I have to keep fiddling with it while driving to make it stay on.

- Coppell, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 122011

S60

  • 125,000 miles

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

The car suddenly lost power and began to slow down. The check engine light came on. I was unable to drive it and had to have it towed to a repair shop. However, no codes are coming up. They see no issue with the car.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

Feb 272011

S60

  • 66,000 miles
I was stopped at stop light waiting to turn left. Upon light turning green, I accelerated to turn left. Car, without warning, lost acceleration, steering, and braking as if in limp home mode. I was able to pull the car over to the side of the road. I then put car in park and turned off engine. Car started back up and drove without incident. There were no indicator lights. Took car to local garage and no codes came up. Then again on March 23, 2011 car again lost all acceleration and steering. This time the car was being driven approximately 40 mph. No warning indicators were lit. Put car into park and it started without incident. Took car to dealer on March 25, 2011. The dealer said no codes came up and they were having trouble diagnosing the failure. After 4 days they called to tell me it could be the mass air flow sensor and throttle body needed to be cleaned (cost $660). However, they could not say for sure if this was the cause of the failure. I am getting the suggested repairs done. However after reading the numerous complaints describing this same failure, I feel very uneasy about driving my car. Volvo needs to address these numerous complaints as this is a major safety concern. I drive my car with two small kids in the back seat everyday. I am terrified this failure will happen again. There was a recall on my model and year car for this type of failure, however my VIN is not included.

- Laguna Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 022010

S60

  • 89,126 miles
Two malfunctions exist with the 2002 Volvo S60. The first one is a faulty driver's information module defect that causes a total malfunction of the entire dashboard. Specifically, the dashboard goes completely blank while driving and all of the gauges become inoperable, including the speedometer. Therefore, preventing the driver from being able to control or monitor the vehicle's speed. The second malfunction is the front and rear heated 02 oxygen sensors. These manufacture defects have a potential to cause a very serious accident. The driver's information module and the 02 sensors were mandatory components that were required to be replaced as opposed to repaired.

- Newport News, VA, USA

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