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6.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,800 miles

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2002 Volvo S60 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 182015

S60

  • miles

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

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 #4

Jul 012005

S60

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
: the contact stated aftermarket rims and tires were installed on the vehicle. While making left turns the tires rubbed against the fender wall. The vehicle was taken back to the dealership where an aftermarket spacer bar was installed which temporarily remedied the problem. Afterwards, the dealership put the original tires and rims back on the vehicle. The contact believes the aftermarket spacer bar has interfered with the integrity of the vehicle.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 252002

S60

  • miles
I purchased a 2002 S-60 AWD in the fall of 2002, less than 90 days later I developed a vibration. The dealer could find nothing wrong. I took it to a reputable tire dealer and had an alignment as well as the pirelli tires balanced. I have had the vehicle aligned twice since purchase. I have had the tires balanced approx. 10 times. I have had two blow-outs, destroying one wheel. Both blow-outs required a new tire. During all of this the vibration could not be corrected by either the local tire company nor the dealer. I was instructed to purchase new tires as one of the pirellis had sidewall separation and one had a bubble, the other two tires were relatively new as I had to purchase them after the blow-outs, my vehicle had less than 20,000 miles. I replaced the pirelli tires with top of the line nokians, the vibration was still there. I was then told my problem was the new tires!! I'm currently using a loaner S-60 and do not have final results yet.

- Wasilla, AK, USA

problem #2

Mar 202003

S60

  • 2,000 miles
When making a sharp turn the vehicle felt like it was tailing and did not track properly. It also felt like it was going to spin out of control. The dealership has been contacted several times, but the cause or a remedy to the problem had not been found.

- Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 102003

(reported on)

S60

  • miles
While driving at high speeds, the rear of the vehicle would spin if the vehicle was turned too far in either direction. The dealer could not determine the problem, but there was a lack of stability in the rear of the vehicle. The control arm bushing was replaced. The consumer stated that the vehicle lost control, the console had failed, the locks had become inoperative, grinding noises would occur on sharp turns, and the vehicle would lose traction.

- Manhattan Beach, CA, USA

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