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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,986 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Volvo S70 accessories - interior problems

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1998 Volvo S70 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 092004


  • 101,958 miles


Consumer 1998 S70 engine has failed on two different occasions, timing belt serpentine belt has been replaced. ***** the consumer believed this was a premature failure. The water pump was leaking. The front spring seat was replaced.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 262001

(reported on)


  • miles
Plastic hinge on the base of the rear seat broke off causing the base of the rear seat to be unstable, Volvo dealer will not replace under warranty stating the problem is due to excess force not a defect in the seat. (father of owner)

- Lakewood, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 251998

(reported on)


  • miles
The height of the front seats create a dangerous blind spot and obstruct view due to design.

- Covington, TN, USA

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