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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,750 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Volvo V70 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 242008

V70

  • miles

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

We had tons of problems with the car immed. After purchase-check engine light was always coming on, car stalling, light coming on dashboard, car noises, engine leaks. The car could not be fixed by carmax as far as check engine light is concerned so we brought the car to a Volvo dealer. Check engine light was repaired numerous times yet still came back on. I never got any recall letters concerning frontal airbag issues in 1998 Volvo. I always had a fear that all of the electrical problems-dashboard lights, check engine light-would result in a safety problem. I want to know if the airbags were connected and if the car had previously been in a wreck. Did carmax check to see if the SRS system was working?

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #7

Dec 122007

V70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Volvo V70. While driving between 35-40 mph, the contact attempted to make a left turn and crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. Both vehicles sustained front end damage and were towed. A police report was filed. The current and failure mileages were 60,000. Updated 03/06/08.

- Mamaroneck, NY, USA

problem #6

Aug 082003

V70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles
While driving at 20 mph the vehicle was in a frontal collision and none of the air bags deployed upon impact. Driver sustained cracked ribs and other injuries.

- Pittsgrove, NJ, USA

problem #5

Mar 251999

V70

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving at approximately 45-50 mph driver rearened another vehicle. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy, driver hit steering wheel, sustaining injuries with seatbelt on. No indictation of airbag being inoperative. 15,000 worth of damage to front end.

- Southampton, NY, USA

problem #4

Mar 251999

V70

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at approximately 45-50 mph driver rearened another vehicle. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy, driver hit steering wheel, sustaining injuries with seatbelt on. No indictation of airbag being inoperative. 15,000 worth of damage to front end.

- Southampton, NY, USA

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problem #3

Oct 071999

(reported on)

V70

  • miles
While driving at 45-50 mph driver rearended another vehicle. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy, causing driver to hit steering wheel, and resulting in injuries even thoufg seat belt was worn. No indictation of airbags being defective.

- Southampton, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 071999

(reported on)

V70

  • miles
While driving at 45-50 mph driver rearended another vehicle. Upon impact, dual airbags did not deploy, causing driver to hit steering wheel, and resulting in injuries even thoufg seat belt was worn. No indictation of airbags being defective.

- Southampton, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 031998

V70

  • miles
While driving 45 mph on wet pavement going around a curb, the front passenger's tire blew out, causing the consumer to hit a wall. Upon impact, driver's side and the passenger's side air bags didn't deploy.

- Mt. Juliet, TN, USA

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