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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,083 miles

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2001 Volvo S80 lights problems

lights problem

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2001 Volvo S80 Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 052007

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


2001 S80 Volvo, headlights gather moisture anytime it rains. Had to replace before passing inspection.

- Berryville, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 242004


  • miles
2001 Volvo S80 series developed problems with the steering and the braking system.** answer required***. while exiting a parking lot, the vehicle ceased to operate. The vehicle towed and the consumer was assured the problem had been resolved, however 8 months later the incident happened again. The consumer had several electrical repairs done on the vehicle, such as the interior lights, the power windows, the battery was defective which had to be replaced twice, the alarm would go off for no reason, the head light bulbs and tail light bulbs were replaced. The key would not turn in the ignition, the engine light illuminated, there was a front suspension noise when going over bumps. There was a power steering leak due to a loose hose clamp. The parking brake needed to be adjusted, it did not hold on an incline.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 142005

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,250 miles
Purchased a Volvo S80 in 2001;vehicle currently has 60700 miles and 3 automatic transmissions & throttle body replacement.

- Bryans Road, MD, USA

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