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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,733 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.

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1998 Volvo S70 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Volvo S70 Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 182003

S70

  • 137,400 miles

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

My 1998 Volvo S70 had the ABS module failed. This seems to be a very common problem with the car. Had this failed in rain or snow, the consequences could have been terrible. From what I have read, this is a known problem by Volvo, but they refuse to fix it. The cost is outrageous, over $600.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #5

Sep 102003

S70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
The ABS light comes on and off intermittently. My technician says it is a faulty ABS controller. I have seen several posts on brickboard.com in reference to the same problem. It appears to me that Volvo has released a car with an obvious defect.

- Savannah, TN, USA

problem #4

Aug 052003

S70 5-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Rear passenger wheel sensor for the ABS, shows needed replacement. The sensor replacement does not correct the problem. The auto tech researched from a common auto technichians web page and found this to be a common problem for the S70. The problem lays with a faulty computer on the vehicles. As a result the ABS does not operate. 1998 Volvo S70T.

- Lantana, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 012003

S70

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,000 miles

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

ABS computer chip was bad and needed to be replaced. My car has fewer than 60,000 miles. This component was not covered by the extended warranty and cost over $600 to replace. I have heard this is a common problem. If failure of the ABS chip is as common as I'm told, then I believe Volvo should pick up the cost for replacing this defective component in their vehicles.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #2

Sep 012003

S70

  • miles
ABS and tracs light turns on and off randomly while driving. Affects the brakes because ABS is disabled and also activated during driving. This issue has been widely discussed in online forums, and is also well-known to dealers throughout the world. The problem is due to a failure in the ABS/tracs control unit.

- Brighton, MA, USA

problem #1

Nov 102002

S70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles
Asb/tracs module failure on my 1998 Volvo S70

- Plainsboro, NY, USA

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