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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,000 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.

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2005 Volvo V50 engine problems

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2005 Volvo V50 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 172011

V50 5-cyl

  • 69,000 miles


The car hesitated on acceleration when I was getting on the highway and briefly stalled and the check engine light came. This has happened several times. I researched the issue and found a defective fuel pressure sensor is the cause. There are numerous reports of this on Volvo related websites. The part in question is Bosch #8699449 that was recalled for similar failures on Volvo 60 series vehicles. After replacing the part with a new bosh part #31272732 the problem did not reoccur. This old part should be recalled on all Volvo as it creates a real safety issue as the problem occurs during acceleration and could result in an accident.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

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