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NHTSA — Fuel System, Gasoline Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,667 miles

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2003 Volvo S60 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 312014

S60 5-cyl

  • 106,000 miles


Some models had a recall notice for a cracked leaking fuel pump (PE09039). This exact thing happened to our car. Volvo refuses to cover the vehicle under the recall because it was not sold in one of the states listed. The problem is exactly as described in the recall. This doesn't seem right as it the same safety issue. Please let me know if there is any further action that can be taken.

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #2

Aug 012009


  • 78,000 miles
We to have a 2003 S60 with a very bad fuel smell. We bought it used in 2006 from a Volvo dealer in cary, nc. Of course, when I called Volvo and gave them the VIN #, they said that we were not covered. Our certified pre owned status expired in Feb. Of this year. I really don't want to spend $700+ to get something fixed that has been a recurring problem for Volvo.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 102008


  • 94,000 miles
On 12 Dec, 2008, my 2003 Volvo S60 stalled with no warning while traveling on a busy highway at 60 mph. I pulled to safety (vehicle was in "limp home" mode) and had the vehicle towed to the dealership (park place Volvo). Since the vehicle started right back up and presented no codes, I was told there was nothing wrong and given a bill for $418 (for tow and diagnostic check). Approx. 1 month later, vehicle presented same problem; it stalled, without warning, while driving... creating a great safety risk for the second time. I had vehicle towed again to same dealership, and since vehicle started right back up with no codes, I was told there was nothing wrong. Dealership could not get vehicle to duplicate problem on either occasion. However, to appease me, dealership did replace accelerator pedal...vehicle still presents same stalling issue, and intermittently goes into "limp home" mode for no apparent reason. This will undoubtedly cause a serious accident, as it is obvious, from the numerous complaints on this issue, that this is a mass defect.

- Grapevine, TX, USA

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