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1998 Volvo S70 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Volvo S70 Owner Comments

problem #11

Jan 251999

S70

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Electrical problems since shortly after purchase of vehicle, to dealer 25 times. Dashboard light would come on, indicating that headlights were not working when in fact they were. Dealer stated vehicle had a bulb and socket problem, taillight bulb failed, signal lights flash very fast, side signals sockets and bulbs shorted, 4 running light contacts melted, front headlight shorted, left front headlight inoperable, and bulb indicator illuminated. Door locks inoperable, windows would not go up, master window control switch faulty, and speakers distorted. Seat belt plastic part cracked. Transmission sticks on lowe gear, happened twice. Gas light comes on even when tank is full. Washer fluid inidcator illuminated, washer jets inoperable, wiper blads replaced, right side mirror did not adjust all the way out. Front and rear brake pads worn, rotors replaced, brakes cause screeching noises. Engine light illuminated, cable under engine loose. Humming noise while driving, dealer replaced right front hub, left and right front stabilizer links. Mudflaps loose. Evap valve replaced.

- Manalapan, NJ, USA

problem #10

Feb 092001

(reported on)

S70

  • miles
Every 18 months vehicle goes dead suddenly without warning. Also, battery has been replaced three times.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

problem #9

Jun 011999

S70

  • miles
Battery failed on three occasions. Nlm

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #8

May 011999

S70

  • miles

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

Vehicle is experiencing problems with the headlights, signals, speakers, and tail lights going out several times, possibly due to an electrical problem, the battery failed.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #7

May 011999

S70

  • miles
Vehicle is experiencing problems with the headlights, signals, speakers, and tail lights going out several times, possibly due to an electrical problem, the battery failed.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #6

Nov 171998

S70

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Battery failed.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 011998

S70

  • miles

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

Battery.

- Mount Shasta, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 011997

S70

  • miles
Battery failure.

- Beverly Hills, CA, USA

problem #3

Nov 301998

S70

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Battery failed.

- Laguna Nig, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 241999

(reported on)

S70

  • miles
Battery failed, would not hold proper charge.

- Unknown, UN, USA

problem #1

Nov 161998

S70

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer drove car to gas station, pumped gas, turned the key and the battery exploded, smoke underhood and fluid on the ground, acid and holes on the top of the battery dealer contacted and repair work was done. Both the dealer and manufacturer refused to investigate and explain..et.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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