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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,500 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 282011


  • 160,000 miles


Steering column lock locked up while driving. Key still worked and car still running but was unable to steer. Would have been a disaster if I was driving any faster. Very scary and should be safety recall!!!

- Fort Riley, KS, USA

problem #1

Dec 032005

V70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
Volvo, 2001 V70 - VIN [xxx] this specific vehicle is unreliable and unsafe. Since purchased new, car has had multiple system failures leading to various unsafe driving conditions including brake system failure and engine failure (including loss of braking and steering systems). Manufacturer has acknowledged unusual nature of this particular vehicle quality defects - concerned that car must be taken off road to avoid serious crash. Please advise. Updated 07/17/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Menlo Park, CA, USA

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