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NHTSA — Electrical System: Starter Assembly Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Volvo V70 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


Contact states the car has on numerous occasions shut down while driving. It generally restarted but not always. Had to have it towed from time to time. Has been having this problem since the fall of last year. The dealer attempted to diagnose the problem, and felt it needed a new starter. Had a new starter put on and then a new ignition, and that initially solved the problem. But then the problem recurred, vehicle stalled and died on the highway.

- Ossining, NY, USA

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