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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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

May 152002

S70

  • miles

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

In normal driving conditions, the anti-lock brakes will engage sometimes without even touching the brake pedal. (ie. On accelerating) following this, the "ABS" and "tracs" light comes on. When this condition presents itself during normal braking conditions, the brakes get "soft" from anti-locking pulses until the computer finally recognizes the error and realizes that in fact there is no need to engage anti-lock system, after which regular braking may resume.

- Hallandale, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 012002

S70

  • miles
I had this problem diagnosed and repaired incorrectly at laurel Jaguar Volvo of tinley park, il., at a cost of $341. The problem persists. I do not think that I should have to pay additional money to correct a safety problem such as this.

- Olympia Fields, IL, USA

problem #4

Oct 012002

S70

  • miles
ABS light comes on all the time, vehicle had to have ABS computer replaced. I was told by Volvo repair shop, they are getting a minumum of 2-3 a month with exact same problem defective computer.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #3

Oct 012002

S70

  • miles

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

ABS and traction control failed.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #2

Sep 012002

S70

  • miles
The ABS control unit failed. The ABS is disabled by the failure. A new ABS control unit is on order at the Volvo dealer. It is covered by warrenty. I'm reporting this as a safety issue because the ABS system is a safety system and it should not fail due to a defective part. Although not valid for your data collection, I can say I know other people with the same Volvo who have had the same problem.

- Newton, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 282002

S70

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicles ABS module failed. Volvo refuses to cover parts and labor, the dealer stated that the ABS failure was not a safety issue.

- Ijamsville, MD, USA

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