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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,501 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 V40 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Volvo V40 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012010


  • 154,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Volvo V40. The contact stated while driving he had to apply extreme pressure to the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised him that the failure was caused by the power assist vacuum. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 154,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Conney, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 202003

V40 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,002 miles
Volvo 2001 V-40 sation wagon: Rear brake pads completely gone by 17000 miles, leading to rotor damage and unsafe braking. Inspection at 15200 miles showed no brake related abnormalities. Volvo customer relations said fast wearing out of brakes is common in this model.

- Montgomery Village, MD, USA

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