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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,000 miles

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2001 Volvo V40 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Volvo V40 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 092006


  • 56,000 miles


2005 (Sep/Nov/Dec): Engine check light on 3 times. Dealer repaired all 3 times and following months, which is 2006, having sudden shifting/accelarating at low speed. Dealer fixed 2 times and 1 time couldnot find the issue. Aug. 18, 2007: Continued having same problems plus car was jerking on fwy speed. Two days later, I couldn't start the car. Dealer replace neg. Battery cable and #4 ignition coil. Aug.21, 2007: Called to inform Volvo North America and they suggested that I should talk to dealer service manager. Aug. 27, 2007: The car is having same issue: Sudden shifting @ low speed & jerking on fwy speed. This is very dangerous to drive and I don't know when the car is going to stall middle of fwy. I told the dealer that the car symptons are very much like ETM problem (recall) on other models. Aug. 29,2007: Dealer replaced another #3 ignition coil and spark plug. I don't know how many times I will have to go back to the dealer for repeat repair. The dealer didn't bother to check ETM unit. So far, I am lucky that I haven't gotten accident. (same dealer service my car since 2001)

- Glendale, CA, USA

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