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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,296 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 302006

V70 5-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 72,592 miles


: the contact stated while parked in the driveway for one day, smoke was noticed coming from under the hood. The fire department was contacted and extinguished the fire. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop who determined the wiring harness caused the fire. The wiring harness was replaced. The dealer was not notified. Updated 10/18/2006 - the vehicle was last driven about 14 hours prior to the vehicle catching on fire. The service dealer replaced the harness to the ABS control unit.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 051999


  • miles
"freeze" plug blew out while accelerating onto freeway. That resulted in very low engine power available, a lot of noise, and ineffective footbrakes. I was able to stop the car with the parking brake.

- Lafayette, CA, USA

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