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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,350 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Volvo V50 engine problems

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2005 Volvo V50 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 202011

V50 5-cyl

  • 48,000 miles

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

1. the car, Volvo V50 2005, was driven in a busy highway at 65 mph suddenly the speed dropped to 25 mph quickly. The dashboard started showing warning reduced engine performance. This was very dangerous when I had my children in the car in a busy highway. I searched in the web, reduced engine performance happens a lot in Volvo vehicles. 2. second instance, the car stalled out when the car was at 25 mph. 3. all the problems were related to malfunction engine control module (emc) sensor and fuel pressure regulator.

- Winchester, MA, USA

problem #3

Oct 292009

V50

  • 61,400 miles
At highway speed and without warning, engine stopped and the check engine light came on. We were on a highway with narrow break-down lanes and were in significant peril, surrounding by single and double tractor-trailers in mountainous area on interstate-90 in western Massachusetts. This event was truly terrifying. That there was no loss of life is sheer luck and immaterial.

- Belmont, MA, USA

problem #2

Sep 122008

V50

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Volvo V50. The contact stated that the oil pan underneath his vehicle ruptured twice. While driving various speeds, the first failure occurred after driving over a bump in the road. The failure was noticed the second time while the vehicle was parked in the garage. The contact noticed oil leaking onto the garage floor. He stated that the failure was due to poor design. The oil pan lacks protection and is placed low on the vehicle, which causes scrapes and punctures on uneven payments, potholes, dips, and speed bumps. The larger Volvo models have horizontal frame members, which protect the oil pan from road hazards. The failure occurs in the S40, V50, and C70 models. The contact had to have the oil pan replaced twice within two months. The dealer stated that the repair would cost $1,200 each time. The contact has paid a total of $2,400 for the two repairs. The failure mileage was 32,000.

- North Chatham, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 172008

V50 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Oil pan failure, leading to oil leak. This was caused by oil pan impact on road while traversing a slight dip in the roadway. Pan cracked due to defective design of either the pan or the vehicle suspension. Dealer and manufacturer do not accept any responsibility for this.

- Santa Barbara, CA, USA

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