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4.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,967 miles

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1998 Volvo V70 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 232006

V70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles

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

The fuel tank on my 1998 Volvo V70 has failed. The check engine light came on in my car about 6 months ago. After replacing almost my entire fuel evap system, Volvo determined my fuel tank had a leak. I requested that Volvo replace my fuel tank at their expense, because I feel that a fuel tank should be expected to last more than 8 years. Volvo has refused to recall the tank and has absolved themselves of any responsibility for the failure.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 112001

V70

  • 44,800 miles
I was driving about 40 mph, when I ran over a piece of metal that was about the size of a ruler. I heard a loud bang, and then I got home, found that gas was pouring out of the gas tank. It had been punctured. Obviously, we all could have been killed if there was a spark. I would not have expected a gas tank to so easily punctured. ***dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis****744064

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 212002

V70 4WD

  • miles
Failure resulted in gas leaking and a gas smell when gas tank was near full.

- Framingham, MA, USA

problem #3

Dec 261998

V70 4WD

  • miles

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

There was a "large fuel leak in fuel system". the tee junctions and clamps were replaced.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 291998

V70 4WD

  • miles
After filling up the tank, fuel was found to be dripping under the car. It appears to be coming from the expansion tank or its hoses. The dealer needs to drop the rear suspension to get a better look, and then order parts. I've have read about this problem involving other V70S.

- New Hartford, CT, USA

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problem #1

Aug 011998

V70 4WD

  • miles
Leaky fuel tank.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

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