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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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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 lights problems

lights problem

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1998 Volvo S70 Owner Comments

problem #13

Aug 142001

(reported on)

S70

  • miles

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

Prior to recall notification, consumer experienced problems with defective bulbs, front and rear and is now requesting reimbursement, since the manufacturer is now reconizing the problam as a defect.

- New Rochelle, NY, USA

problem #12

Aug 142001

(reported on)

S70

  • miles
Prior to recall notification, consumer experienced problems with defective bulbs, front and rear and is now requesting reimbursement, since the manufacturer is now reconizing the problam as a defect.

- New Rochelle, NY, USA

problem #11

Apr 262001

(reported on)

S70

  • miles
Front corner light housing was replaced, front turn signal light had gone bad causing the blinker to flash rapidly.

- Lakewood, NJ, USA

problem #10

Apr 192001

S70

  • miles

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

Consumer received recall notification 101A he states work was completed, but still having intermittent turn signal problems.

- Vienna, VA, 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

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problem #8

Jun 011998

S70

  • miles
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 #7

Feb 011999

(reported on)

S70

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Signal light failed. (blinker)

- Pacific Pa, CA, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Oct 251998

S70

  • miles
While driving and upon using the front left turn signal the bulb blew, causing the lights to burn out.

- South East Salem, OR, USA

problem #4

Aug 011998

S70

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Left turning signal light failed.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 031997

S70

  • miles

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

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 #2

Jan 291999

S70

  • miles
Left front turn signal socket began to smoulder and char possible fire could have resulted. Other instances reported on www.dejanews.com

- Cameron Park, CA, USA

problem #1

May 251998

S70

  • miles
Turn signnal bulb signal socket was scorched black on inside, melting the plastic.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

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