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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Volvo S80 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Volvo S80 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 192008


  • 63,000 miles


2002 Volvo S80 transmission failed at 63,000 miles, replaced with new Volvo transmission, lasted 2 years 1 month, Volvo states 2 years is the warranty, so far we have $8900 in repairs to this car in the last 3 years, this car is a real lemon.

- Winsted, CT, USA

problem #1

Jun 182003


  • miles
2002 Volvo S80 when stopped on a hill, facing down a decline, when you put the car in reverse, then take your foot off the brake...the car 'freely" rolls forward. Same thing happens when stopped on an incline and you put the car in drive. Almost hit the car in front of me, and almost hit a pedestrian.... the transmission "acts like" a manual one in these situations. You need to use two feet in order to get out of situation without hitting another car (when in a parallel parked situation...etc.) complained to my dealer and Volvo customer svc.. they told me that is the way the car is and there is nothing I can do about it. I explained the potential hazard, and he re-iterated the comment.

- Cranston, RI, USA

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