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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,432 miles

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2004 Volvo S60 engine problems

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2004 Volvo S60 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #49

Nov 142014

S60

  • miles

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

2004 Volvo S60R, experience total engine shutdown at approximately 30 mph the vehicle just quit running. Cw a diagnostic investigation by the dealer, confirmed the fuel pressure sensor was at fault. The sensor was replaced at a cost of $ $420.69. The consumer inquired about a recall. However, he was informed his vehicle was not included in recall # 07V226000.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #48

Dec 202014

S60

  • 187,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact stated the check engine light illuminated and the engine seized. The failure had recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact stated that the vehicle was exhibiting the same failures as listed in recall NHTSA campaign number: 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 187,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #47

Jul 092014

S60

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph attempting to come to a complete stop, the vehicle stalled without notice. The contact mentioned all lights on the control panel illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who made the contact aware of recall NHTSA campaign number: 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #46

Mar 272012

S60

  • 80,250 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact stated the drivers speed was 25 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The check engine light illuminated prior to the failure; yet, the vehicle restarted after the failure occurred. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 80,250.

- Maunt Holly, NC, USA

problem #45

Feb 252012

S60

  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle decelerated without warning and stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling). The dealer was contacted and advised the contact that that they would repair the vehicle by replacing the fuel pressure sensor. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred twice. The failure mileage was 94,000 and the current mileage was 95,412.

- Lecomppe, LA, USA

problem #44

Jan 122012

S60 5-cyl

  • 95,100 miles
When turning a corner, the engine stopped, steering stopped working and lights on dashboard come on. This happened a second time two days later. Took to independent mechanic and he checked all work he had done in the past plus checked the whole car out and he could not find why the car stopped. Two days later the car again stalled out when in traffic - engine stopped, steering stopped working and lights on dashboard came on. Last two times this happened I was driving on a straight road. This has happened 5 times now in the last week. All times engine stopped working, I was driving between 10 and 40 miles per hour. After researching this problem, I found out that my vehicle had been recalled and at 53,333 miles the fuel pressure sensor was replaced by the dealer. Now 42,000 miles later it appears that it is once again the fuel pressure sensor. This is very dangerous especially since I do a lot of highway driving and also live in an area where children have been know to run out into the street. Not only is there a possibility of a car accident, but also the possibility of a child being hit if I cannot turn the car quickly to avoid the child. At this point I am afraid to drive the car and fell very unsafe even though Volvo are know for their safety. After reading numerous reports of many people having this problem with their 2004 S60 Volvo it makes me wonder why Volvo is not correcting this problem on all 2004 Volvo S60S that are having this same problem. My mechanic is checking on this problem and will replace next week if this is the real issue. Sometimes doors lock for no reason at all. Also I have had to replace the rear lights on this vehicle several times. Seems much more than normal.

- Sykesville, MD, USA

problem #43

Jun 082010

S60 5-cyl

  • 99,000 miles

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

At any given time the vehicle stalls. I loose all power and have to restart the car. I've taken the car to the dealer they don't give me an answer. Finally they gave me a list of items that say may be the problem, but are not sure it's the problem.

- Lorton, VA, USA

problem #42

Jun 272011

S60

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the engine suddenly stalled for one second. There was no prior warning and the contact was able to continue driving. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis and they informed the contact that there was a recall related to the failure under NHTSA campaign id number 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified and stated that the VIN was not included in the recall. The approximately failure mileage was 78,000.

- San Rafal, CA, USA

problem #41

Aug 022011

S60

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact was driving 60 mph with cruise control activated when the vehicle began to lose power abnormally. The check engine warning light was illuminated and the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic. The mechanic performed a diagnostic test and advised that the fuel pressure sensor was defective. The mechanic referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling) and advised that the recall was associated with the failure. The manufacturer advised the contact however, that his VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 92,000.

- Oak Harbor, WA, USA

problem #40

Aug 012011

S60 5-cyl

  • 65,700 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. While driving 45 mph, the contact stated that at any given time, the vehicle would stall, the steering wheel would lock and the brake pedal would fail. The contact researched the failure and found that there was a NHTSA campaign id number: 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling) recall. The contact notified the dealer, and the dealer told the contact that the VIN was not apart of the recall. The manufacturer was not contacted and the failure was not repaired. The failure mileage was 65,700 and the current mileage was 66,000.... updated 01/04/12 the consumer stated the problem was repaired at a cost of $1000 updated 01/12/12

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #39

Aug 022011

S60

  • 103,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning and no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. After the failure, the contact found the recall associated with the NHTSA campaign id number 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling). This recall addressed a fuel pressure sensor problem, which was the cause of the current failure. The manufacturer was notified and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure and current mileages were 103,000.

- Canal Winchester, OH, USA

problem #38

Jul 292011

S60

  • 81,500 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. While driving approximately 55 mph and depressing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle decelerated and stalled without warning. The contact placed the vehicle in park and turned the key in the ignition to restart the engine. After the vehicle was restarted, the check engine warning light was illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The technicians stated that the fuel pressure sensor would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling) that could possibly have been related to the failure yet the dealer informed the contact the VIN was not included in the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 81,500.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #37

Jun 132011

S60 5-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
Numerous times vehicle has stalled suddenly at various speeds - all power is lost and the check engine light is illuminated. Vehicle will restart after a few minutes. Taken to local mechanic - unable to replicate issue. Found recall for 2004 Volvo S60, but vehicle VIN not included in recall. Mileage at 55,000.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #36

Mar 292011

S60 5-cyl

  • 92,058 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact was driving approximately 30 mph when the vehicle abnormally accelerated until crashing. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer but the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was repaired for the body damages. The failure and current mileage was 92,058. Updated 05/26/11 the consumer stated as she made a turn, the vehicle took off at a very high speed. The vehicle went form side to side as she tried very hard to brake and steer away from the incline on the right. This action continued for about 0.3 miles, before the vehicle air lifted and the right passenger side between the rear door and rear quarter panel hit the guardrail. The vehicle then bounced off the guardrail, crossed the street, jumped the gutter and landed on its wheels in a nearby field, where it came to a stop. When she tried to start the vehicle, she kept in the lowest gear, with her foot on the brake and a message light illuminated stating do not drive, coolant is low. Updated 08/24/11

- Hurricane, WV, USA

problem #35

Feb 252011

S60 5-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
2004 Volvo S60 stalled suddenly when turning. It has stalled when pulling from a stop sign. Both incidents occurred around with 100,000 miles on the car. Complete loss of power, steering, and braking. Vehicle taken to dealer and was told there was a problem with the fuel pressure sensor. There is a recall fps for the same year, make and model as my car, however, I was told that my VIN# is not included in the recall. Problem has yet to be fixed.

- Crystal Lake, IL, USA

problem #34

Feb 012010

S60

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact was driving 30 mph uphill when the vehicle began to lose power abnormally. The check engine warning light was illuminated and the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic. The mechanic performed a diagnostic test and advised that the fuel pressure sensor was defective. The mechanic referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling) and advised that the recall was associated with the failure. The manufacturer advised the contact however, that his VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #33

Feb 062011

S60

  • 65,983 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact stated that while driving, the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated that the failure was caused by the fuel pressure sensor. The contact referenced recall 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling) but was informed by the manufacturer that the vehicle was not included. The current and failure mileages were 65,983.

- Hampden, NH, USA

problem #32

Jul 152010

S60 5-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I drive a Volvo S60R and when I am accelerating I notice that I have a very large lack of power going from 3000 to 3500 RPM's, there is almost no increase in power. I have brought up the issue with a Volvo dealer and they informed me that there was a recall for this, but my car for some reason did not get the recall. He said it is the same issue but there was nothing he can do about it.

- Chippewa Falls, WI, USA

problem #31

Jan 232011

S60

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. After the failure, all the warning lights illuminated on the instrumental panel. The vehicle was able to restart after a couple of minutes of waiting. The vehicle had not been inspected nor had it been repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 72,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Rockledge, FL, USA

problem #30

Dec 132010

S60 5-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The engine light came on in my 2004 Volvo S60R. The car would loose acceleration and also stalled. Volvo said it was the fuel pressure sensor and that it had been recalled by Volvo- recall # 07V226000. But the VIN # of my car was not included in the recall. It was the same part that was recalled on other 2004 S60S. Why not on the R as well?

- Lake Villa, IL, USA

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