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1998 Volvo V70 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1998 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 012004

V70

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The consumer's vehicle was tested and found to have high levels of carbon monoxide. Black smoke was belching out of the exhaust pipe. The transmission failed.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #6

Dec 271997

V70 4WD

  • miles
Consumers vehicle is emmiting a foul exhaust(rotten egg) odor which enters the vehicle when the driver's side window is down 2", the catalytic converter has been clean a replaced but the odor persist. Nlm

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #5

Apr 291999

(reported on)

V70

  • miles
Strong odor (sulphur?) on an intermittent basis. Driver and passengers/children have become nauseous and pulled over to exit the vehicle. Volvo claims it is a gasoline problem, but all instructions related to the gasoline type have been followed. Volvo replaced the catalytic converter but this has not solved the problem.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #4

Feb 151999

(reported on)

V70 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Daily exhaust odor inside car when driver or passenger window is opened a little. This is a health hazard. It happens when there are no other cars around as well, so I know it is not coming from other cars. This has not happened in any other car we have had. It has not happened when I drive a loaner Volvo (when my car is being serviced). Dealer has checked this out several times and can't find a problem. This car has been in for service on one thing or another every 3-4 months. Should I contact the health department since this could affect our health" we have to keep the air circulation button on inside air or exhaust comes in from other cars. Is this car a lemon? do we have any options besides buying a different car" this complaint does not have anything to do with the airbags. I can't figure out how to change that information after I reviewed all of the information. Sorry.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #3

Nov 101998

(reported on)

V70

  • miles
The defective exhaust system leaks into the cabin. Cause unknown.

- Plainview, NY, USA

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problem #2

Nov 081998

(reported on)

V70

  • miles
The catalitic converter smells inside the car while driving. This is a problem that I had with a previous V70. After numerus complaints to Volvo they replaced the car with a similar car. Now I face this problem again. It is not as bad when I use the highest octane available and add octane boost. I consider these odors dangerous becouse I get headaches and burning eyes while driving. I would appreciate any info you may have about this problem. Please follow up on this complaint. Thankyou.

- Shaftsbury, VT, USA

problem #1

Jul 131998

V70

  • miles
My 5 year old daughter suffered a second degree burn on her leg by coming into contact with the exhaust pipe tip at the rear bumper of the car by the lift gate. The exhaust on this car is extremely hot, subjectily, it feels much hotter than other vehicles that I own. I understand that there is a PE underway by NHTSA for this problem and just wanted to supply some data. My daughter is fine and has recovered completely and I don't expect to take any action against the manufacturer. They should be aware of this problem by now.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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