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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5 miles

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2005 Volvo V50 lights problems

lights problem

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2005 Volvo V50 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 062006

V50 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles


2005 Volvo V50 has a chronic light problem ie the dim light setting does not provide enough light to drive safely on rural roads in the "dim" setting. Maximum forward visibility in the dim setting is between 48' and 55' this is made more hazardous by the dark line that appears at the 48' to 55' line this effectually blocks vision past this point. My Volvo V-50 has spent 44 days at modesto european (Volvo dealer) to try to repair this defect after the last two trips I/we were told that this is the best that it can be repaired. If this is the best it can be repaired this car should be taken off the road asap. There is a strong possibility that one could hit a pedestrian, disabled vehicle, deer, elk, etc at highway speeds of 55 mph. We have a car that is not safe to drive after dark what is Volvo thinking.

- Mariposa, CA, USA

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