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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
109,986 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 engine problems

engine problem

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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

Feb 062005

S70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
Failure of cam belt adjuster, at speed with no warning and total loss of engine power and ancillary equipment.

- Rocky Mount, NC, USA

problem #1

Dec 302004

S70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 128,000 miles
While driving down I-85 S. on 12/30/04 in my 1998 Volvo S-70 the tensioner wheel exploded causing the timing belt to disengage from the engine thus loosing all engine power at 70 mph without warning and doing over 2000.oo dollars worth of engine damage. From examination of the defective part, the goove guides just shattered leaving no grooves for belt guidance.

- Terrace, GA, USA

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