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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 brakes problems

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1998 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 132003


  • miles


I own a 1998 Volvo V70. With less than 50,000 miles on the odometer, I have had to replace both the air pump and the ABS control module. These parts should not have failed on a car that is five years old. Since the car is past its warranty period, Volvo will not reimburse me for these parts (a total of $1,273). In response to a letter from me, Volvo said, "in the event that either of these components is recalled, reimbursement could be considered at that time." Please add my name to others who undoubtedly have complained about these faulty parts (air pump - pks70ap and ABS/trac - 8602266) so that a recall can be issued. I would be glad to submit to NHTSA both letters between Volvo and myself.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 102002

V70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS warning light comes on intermittently. Then goes off after a cycling of the engine. Seems to be a very common problem with this model and because the ABS system is not working when the light is on, it is dangerous. Volvo does not seem to be paying much attention to this problem despite a high number of complaints. Becaue there is no one date for this problem I will arbitrarily put one in for reporting purposes

- Arlington, VA, USA

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