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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting: Tail Lights Problems


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

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1998 Volvo S70 lights problems

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1998 Volvo S70 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 031997


  • miles


1. 12/23/97: Car died in slow freeway traffic; restarted after 5 minutes, but "check engine light" stayed on. Diagnosed as problem with air mass sensor, which was replaced. 2. 11/11/98: Right rear door lock failed; motor replaced. 3. each of front headlight bulbs burned out with less than 15K in mileage. 4. 1/13/99: Rt and lt outer tail lights burned out; bulbs were replaced. 5. 3/3/99: Right turn signal began flashing too quickly; both rt and lt turn signal sockets were replaced. 6. 4/28/99: Tailights again failed, sockets and bulbs were replaced; 7. 4/29/99: Left turn signal flashing too quickly (even though socket had been previously replaced on 3/3/99 to deal with anticipated corrusion problem). My wife and I have have had more service problems with this car than in 25 years of owning all of our other cars combined.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 241998


  • miles
Tail light bulb failure.

- Unknown, UN, USA

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