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NHTSA — Power Train: Driveline: Driveshaft Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,800 miles

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2004 Volvo V70 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 102005

V70 5-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,800 miles


Car was damaged going over a speed bump (on public rd) at about 5 mph. There is a recall in europe to fix this problem (by removing a bracket that produced below the card and can be forced upwards damaging the exhaust and driveshaft. The recall has not been made in usa please see this weblink (that has a copy of the european recall notice) I have copied some text from the recall below (it has pictures on the site which explains the situation well) issued for R vehicles but goes for all P2X AWD models. Dated January 2004. Description, there have been reports about the fact that S60R and V70R vehicles can be damaged at the under side of the vehicle when driving over speed bumps. This is caused by a bracket (P/N 30647428) (see attachment) which is mounted under the vehicle. The bracket is only used for production purpose to keep the exhaust system in place and serves no other function. Because of the lower ride height of the R vehicles the bracket can touch the ground in extreme situations. When the bracket touches the ground it can bend (see attachment image) and subsequently damage the exhaust system and the drive shaft (cardan). Product changes, investigating if product can be changed in production. Part return, no technical report, no service, Volvo advises to remove the bracket when present on R vehicles during service. This to prevent future damage. Remark, these brackets are present under all P2X AWD vehicles. If there is a concern for problems the bracket can be removed without consequences.

- Cambridge, MA, USA

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