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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,250 miles

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2006 Volvo V50 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Volvo V50 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012010

V50 5-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


3 separate issues: 1. electrical: Power windows and power locks sporadically stop working. This started happening around March of 2011. This happens without warning and does not matter if the car is in motion or not. 2. suspension: After only 33,000 miles of driving in southern California mild weather, several parts of the suspension system are broken, including the struts, control arms, and engine mount. 3. visibility: Since purchasing the vehicle, I have experience poor visibility while driving due to the front dash reflecting in the windsheild. This is especially bothersome during sunny weather, which is nearly every day where I live.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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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