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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,667 miles

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2005 Volvo V50 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Volvo V50 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 022016


  • 82,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Volvo V50. While pulling out of the driveway and making a right turn, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The noise recurred periodically. In addition, when driving over a slight bump, the vehicle felt as if the bottom would detach. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician could not find a failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 202015


  • 79,000 miles
Car has had poor steering and noise coming from the front end - repairs made to left front and right front - noise continues right front - repaired again and now in Volvo of santa monica for 3rd repair to right front; all repairs involve suspension issues and part such as joints and wheel axel. Noises are when car is being driven especially turning right.

- Sherman Oaks, CA, 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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