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NHTSA — Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist: Hose, Piping, And Connections Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,000 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.

2001 Volvo S80 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Volvo S80 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 102005

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles


: the contact stated the power steering reservoir hose connecting clamp leaked fluid. The vehicle was seen by a dealer and connecting clamp was replaced. Afterwards, the power steering fluid continued to leak and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The service department determined the clamp needed to be replaced again.

- Brighton, MA, USA

problem #1

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

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