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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,182 miles

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1998 Volvo V70 lights problems

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1998 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #11

Sep 282003

V70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles

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

For our 1998 Volvo V70 xc AWD, there was a recall in Nov 1999 (99V235/Volvo recall no. 94). When our headlight switch suddenly disassembled on the interstate at night in mid-September, leaving the car without a single visible light, I had to reassemble it and hold it together to reach home. We checked with our dealer the next day. The computer records showed that the switch recall had already been done for our car, so I bought another switch. As I looked closely at the switch that was removed, I realized I was looking at the recalled switch, still in the car four years after the recall date. Volvo usa authorized the local dealer (not the one who claimed to have done the recall) to refund me the price of the switch. No one seems interested in the incorrect reporting of a recall completion when, in fact, the work was not done, leaving the car unsafe. The dealership reporting the recall completion was leikin Volvo, 38750 mentor avenue, willoughby, oh, 44094. Are there other references to skipped recalls involving this dealership?

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #10

Feb 011999

V70

  • miles
Front left headlight keeps burning out. Consumer feels this is unsafe because of a physical condition. If the headlights go out someone could be hurt. Consumer has changed headlights over 10 times. Dealer says its the quality of light bulb.

- Shelburne, CT, USA

problem #9

Jan 011998

V70

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE00031, while driving headlights/taillights/turn signals, and brake lights go out continueously which may cause visual diffculty and may result in a crash.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #8

Jun 011998

V70

  • miles

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

Headlights/ tail lights and interior lights go out due to a defective bulbs. Dealer have replaced the bulbs 28 times, but could not determine the cause.

- Monroe, CT, USA

problem #7

Aug 152000

V70

  • miles
While driving with headlights on. Then, activated turn signal lights, and light on dash panel will blink fast, and let consumer know to change the light bulbs. Also, battery will die without a reason for it.

- Suwanee, GA, USA

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problem #6

Aug 142000

V70

  • miles
Consumer has had driver's side headlight changed 4 times. Dealer has never said what the cause of the problem was, they just change it.

- Sunriver, OR, USA

problem #5

Nov 151999

(reported on)

V70

  • miles

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

Both bulbs within headlights have burned out within 15000 miles, causing poor visibility and a safety hazard.dlr is aware of bulbs prematurley burning out.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #4

Nov 241998

V70

  • miles
Left headlight.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 011998

V70

  • miles
When driving at night head lights keep going out due to the light bulb's that keep blowing out. Consumer had to replace the bulbs eight to nine times.

- Elkins, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 011998

V70 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Head lights failed.

- Coto De Caza, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 011999

(reported on)

V70 4WD

  • miles
The rotors warped in less than 23,000 miles see additional documentation attached from the internet multiple instances reported by others as well.

- Peabody, MA, USA

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