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NHTSA — Equipment: Air Conditioner Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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1998 Volvo V70 AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1998 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 282002

(reported on)


  • miles


Air conditioning evaporating heat exchanger failed due to a refrigerant leak.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

problem #3

Dec 011997


  • miles
There have been numerous electrical failures with the car on a routine basis. There have also been oil leaks, gasoline leaks, air conditioner failure and seat belt failures. The car has been repaired almost on a monthly basis since the beginning of ownership. This past week, it has been repaired three times for electrical problems related to the seat belts and air bags. The Volvo dealerships have made the necessary repairs and warranties have paid most of the costs, the amount of time this car has spent being serviced is totally unacceptable. Even the Volvo dealer here in Florida (plantation Volvo) suggested we research the Florida lemon law. The law does not apply to us because the car was purchased in Massachusetts. We would appreciate any assistance in getting Volvo's attention that this particular car has major flaws, especially electrical.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 231998


  • miles
Evaporative valve sticking.

- Palos Verdes Estates, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 031998


  • miles
Climate control unit failed.

- Princeton, NJ, USA

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