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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,800 miles

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2004 Volvo S80 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Volvo S80 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 172010

S80

  • 99,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S80. The contact stated that when driving over a road bump, the steering wheel begin to pull to the right abnormally. Within minutes, the power steering failed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the power steering would need replacing. The manufacturer advised there was a previous open steering recall on the vehicle (NHTSA campaign id number: 04V029000- steering: Linkages) but the vehicle was never taken in for repairs. The contact stated that she had purchased the vehicle used and was unaware of any open recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 99,000.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Jul 232005

S80

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,400 miles
Late evening on the 22nd, or early morning, of July 23rd I rented a Volvo S80 from hertz corporatio dia location and later on the morning of the 23rd drove with my family from denver to carbondale along I-70 at highway speeds. Shortly after arriving in carbondale my youngest son and I went from the house at which we were staying to the local 7/11 for a few supplies. While in the parking lot the front axel, driver┐'s side, disconnected from the vehicle. Had this happened a few hours earlier on the interstate I doubt that I would be able to author this.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 222005

S80

  • miles
I was driving on a highway within the designated 70 mile limit when the steering wheel began to shake and the car spun out of control. It swerved to the right and left and luckily there was no traffic, or a tragic accident could have occurred, since my two children were in the car. I landed in a ditch. The driving conditions were sunny and the road was clear of debris. The dealership repaired a loose grave shield, which they said was caused by something hitting the car, although the road was clear of debris at the time of the accident. I told them that there was a recall on your sight for S80 2004 Volvo, but they said my VIN wasn't part of that recall. While they replaced the grave shield and commented that no damage was noted they said that something had "knocked it loose" and that may have caused the steering wheel to shake out of control. Since what happened was related to the shaky steering wheel, I am concerned that the problem might reoccur and I am afraid to drive this car, even thought the VIN is not part of the recall. Please advise.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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