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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,000 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 #2

Sep 102004

V70 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles


Front passenger's side seat belt retractor broke. Manufacturer refused to replace it.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 151998

V70 4WD

  • miles
Seat belt fails to retract fully and catches in door closure. While the impact so far is minimal, ie, scratches the paint and causes me to reopen the door and push the belt inside, my concern is that this will, in time, result in a bent selt belt latch mechanism which could result in not locking completely when the seat belt is engaged and then come loos under stress -- giving me the belief of a safe, secure, Volvo 3-point belt but in fact it will give me a one-way trip to arlington national cemetary

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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