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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,167 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.

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2004 Volvo XC70 accessories - interior problems

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2004 Volvo XC70 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 162016


  • 35,500 miles


This report is for my 2004 Volvo for which I am original owner and only has 35500 miles. My seat caught on fire while driving yesterday. I got the fire out and am told that the seat warmer driver side is what caught on fire. Is there a recall for this or does it come under warranty perhaps.

- Sonoma, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 012011


  • 115,000 miles
Seat heater shorted out causing fire in seat foam rubber burning through seat cover.

- Cornwall, NY, USA

problem #1

May 062004

XC70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front seat design is uncomfortable and pushes in drivers back at a point that makes the back hurt. I cannot drive for more than 30 minutes due to the pain. This also happens to my husband, who is much taller, so I assume it is happening to many drivers. There are three sections on the seat back, and the middle section sticks out at the point your back wants to stick out, not get pushed in, making it very uncomfortable. This has been a problem since I purchased the car. The dealer looked at it and said there was nothing wrong with the seat.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

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