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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Volvo V50 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Volvo V50 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012011


  • 93,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Volvo V50. The contact stated that while exiting a parking space the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the fuel pump and the central electrical module were defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 93,000.

- Spring Lake, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 202011

V50 5-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
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 #1

Feb 012010


  • 55,000 miles
Car breakdown required the following parts to be replaced - start control module, pump control module, fuel pressure sensor.

- Medford, NJ, USA

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