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NHTSA — Visibility: Power Window Devices And Controls Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,000 miles

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2004 Volvo S60 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 212007


  • 58,000 miles


2004 Volvo S60 2.5 turbo: No warning to the events. On numerous occasions, the car feels as if it has hit a large object, temporarily lurches and appears to momentarily stall creating a temporary loss of vehicle control. This is followed by an immediate loss of all instrument gauges, air conditioner, window controls and door locks. The fan did continue to work. The ABS warning light also indicated as well as a warning that no brakes function existed. The SRS service air bag urgent indication is illuminated. On turning the car off and restarting, the functions of the car return with exception that the SRS service air bag urgent indication remains. This problem can take months to repeat or only a matter of minutes. It seems to be more prevalent in hot weather. The vehicle was taken to the service shop at the Volvo dealer and they could only clear alarms as they said the event created too many alarms/fault codes to troubleshoot. They downloaded new software revisions to each control module in the car. After a period of approximately a month, the events began occurring again. The vehicle has been taken to non oem mechanics as well and they are not able to troubleshoot the fault. The vehicle is scheduled to be taken to the dealers service shop again. Searching the internet chat rooms and blogs, as well as this site, there appears to be numerous other vehicles with this same safety fault that stalls vehicles in traffic and creates very sudden and severe lurches in power ultimately leading to a momentary stall out with loss of all instrument indications to include speed, RPM, turn indicator, etc.

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 052008

S60 5-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T. Purchased the car used in Sept 07. 6-5-08 panel displayed open rear door while driving 65mph on highway, my door was not opened. Car jerked as if there was power loss, ac went off, brake failure light on panel, power windows and locks did not work, temp 105, then driver panel went black. Car jerked 3 times in mid traffic, I was scared to death for my life. Arrived at my exit, pulled over to a gas station, engine still running but sluggish, radio was still on, power door locks and windows did not work, ac off. Engine still running so I made it a couple of miles up the street to my home. Cut the car off and back on, all power returned, now check engine and air bag trouble on panel. Went to Volvo dealer next day 6-6-08 near my home, they can not see my car til next week Tuesday. Went to pepboys, battery and alternator are ok, can not access engine box, must go to dealer. Called Volvo for Tuesday 6-10-08 appointment. Car duplicated same problem Monday 6-9-08 on drive home from work on the highway temp 105 etc. Searched for complaints and recalls, my recalls were reported completed when I purchased the car, found all of this valuable info online, will see dealer tomorrow and take these related copies of complaints with me.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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