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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Volvo V50 steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Volvo V50 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 232011

V50 5-cyl

  • 58,500 miles


The car began making howling noises when turning right. The noises were coming from the right front wheel area. The car is an AWD model with manual 6 speed transmission. It was taken to the dealer to determine the source of the noise. Investigation revealed that the right front hub assembly was failing and required replacement. Had this component locked up, steering control would be lost and risk of a crash would escalate. The repair was at my expense ($786). These safety related steering and suspension parts should last longer than 58,000 miles. The car has been serviced in accordance with the owners manual service guide.

- Woodbine, MD, USA

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