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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,333 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 #3

May 022010


  • 139,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Volvo V70. The contact stated the rear seat belt became lodged and could not be used. The contact attempted to repair the failure himself but was unsuccessful. The manufacturer advised the vehicle warranty was expired and would not offer any further assistance. The seat belt remained lodged for over three months. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 139,000 and the current mileage was 143,000.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 032005

V70 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1998 Volvo V70A experienced problems with the drivers side shoulder harness. The shoulder harness was frayed. One would have to pull the seat belt to unlock and then pull it down which caused it to wear.

- Weymouth, WA, USA

problem #1

Nov 031998


  • 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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