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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,250 miles

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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 #4

Dec 132001

V70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


ABS/ traction computer failure, premature brake failure, side airbag deployed falsely (Volvo V 70 AWD cross country).

- Alpine, NJ, USA

problem #3

Oct 202002


  • miles
Consumer noticed the knee bolster component of the air bag is missing in the vehicle. Therefore doesn't complies with the federal motor vehicles safety standards (FMVSS). Dealer do not agreed. Please provide further inforfamation.

- Warwick, RI, USA

problem #2

Aug 302002


  • miles
My vehicle was in park, and my 8-year-old daughter closed the front passenger door from outside the car. The side airbag deployed for no apparent reason. I have contacted Volvo, and they inspected the car on Sept. 5. they promised to give me a full report along with a decision on whether or not they would pay for the repair within a week. It's been almost three weeks, and they still have not supplied the report or a decision despite several phone calls that I have made to them. They say that they will gladly pay for the repair if it's their fault, but they continue to put me off and seem to be looking for an excuse not to cover the cost of repair. Nlm

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #1

Jan 312000

(reported on)


  • miles
Recall 99V236000. Dealer can't get parts.

- Sugarloaf, PA, USA

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