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NHTSA — Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Antilock Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,250 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Volvo V70 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 102005

V70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


ABS module shows intermittent errors. When ABS module has errors the ABS system does not work. Dealer suggests that it be replaced at my cost of $915.

- Reading, MA, USA

problem #3

Aug 302002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti lock brakes will grab, not stopping smoothly when pedal is deployed. Occupants are slung forward. This is common for this particular model, "qualitative problem".

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #2

May 142002

V70 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated 2 other vehicles almost collided with each other, and a hydraulic sound was coming from brake pedal when brakes were applied, then vehicle vibrated and skidded across the lane of the highway.

- Solon, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 132001

V70 4WD

  • miles
Brakes travel to within 1 inch of floor and are too near accelerator. Possible to simultaneously accelerate and brake at same time with a size 11/2 shoe.

- Berkeley, CA, USA

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