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1998 Volvo S70 lights problems

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1998 Volvo S70 Owner Comments

problem #10

May 012001

S70

  • miles

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

I purchased the car Jan.26 2001. Two days later I had it in for repeated oil leaks. Dealer stated they were unable to locate any leaks. Also the headlight was out, the foglight was out, the car had mismatched tires, the fuel cap was not attached properly and was tied on with a wire. A month later the O2 sensor went out in the car and was also making a winding noise. Dealer came out and told me that the hub was bad and needed to be replaced. The car continued to have oil leaks. Dealer stated they could not find anythihg. Approx. 1 month later the rear passenger window switch went out. The air guide was also replaced on the car. Oil continued to leak. I took it to an outside source an dthey were able to find three oil leaks in a matter of two hours. They reccomended the turbo unit be replaced that it was bad. On vacation this summer the check engine light once more cam on and dealer stated a fuel gasket needed replacing. August this year the fan began to make a noise. I took it to the dealer and was told they could not get it to duplicate the noise so they could not tell me what was wrong. Sept. 24 2001, I went to get into the car and it woul dnot turn over. The ignition system had gone out. Meanwhile the leather has detached from the intereior of the door as well.

- Ashland, AL, USA

problem #9

Jan 011999

S70

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front turn signals socket housing is burning, causing malfunction in head light. Dealer has been contacted.

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #8

Sep 051998

S70

  • miles
I believe the information is self explanatory. Thank you. My situation has been escalated to the manufacturer who over the past 6-7 weeks has been extremely unresponsive to my requests to establish meeting. No safety defect listed in summary.

- Syosset, NY, USA

problem #7

Jun 011998

S70

  • miles

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

Defective turn signals and headlights bulbs going out which may cause visual diffi culty, and could result in a crash. Dealer could not determine the cause.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #6

Mar 012000

S70

  • miles
Headligths burned out frequently, and they have been replaced 6 times over 2yrs. Dealer told consumer that it wasn't uncommon. Recall 99V235000.

- Toledo, OH, USA

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problem #5

Dec 011999

S70

  • miles
There have been repeated failures of light bulbs (turn signal, brake lights, headlights, etc.)-- 12 documented from dealer, another 4-6 not documented because fixed "informally". the dealer claims the failures are due to cheap halogen bulbs now used by Volvo rather than an electrical system problem. I notice that many of the complaints filed on this make/model involve similar problems. Whether the electrical system or the bulbs are at fault, this is a significant safety problem.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #4

Nov 051999

S70

  • miles

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

Volvo has known about the excessive failure rate of headlights for a long time (3 burned out in 1 year on my car!)but they make owners pay for replacements as "a maintenance item". light bulbs should last at least as long as the manufacturer warranty (e.g. 10,000 hours) under the legal definition of "reasonable expectation". C'mon, Volvo, 'fess up!

- Allen, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 011998

S70

  • miles
Headlights are working intermittently and keep burning out, and the consumer replaced the light bulbs eight or nine times.

- Elkins Park, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 071998

S70

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Headlight failed.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 011998

S70

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Headlight bulbs failed.

- Chestnut Ridge, NY, USA

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