hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,992 miles

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2001 Volvo S60 fuel system problems

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2001 Volvo S60 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #18

Aug 212007

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Volvo S60. The contact smelled a strong gasoline smell and noticed a puddle by the fuel tank. He took the vehicle to the local mechanic and he stated that there was a recall on the year, make, and model of his vehicle. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that they would not repair it for free because it was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 07V152000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The contact filed a complaint with the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 103,000 and current mileage was 108,000.

- North East Beach, FL, USA

problem #17

Nov 162007

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,400 miles
Need replacement fuel pump, this part has been recalled in Arizona and Nevada but no where else.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #16

Nov 122001

S60 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 59,500 miles
My 2001 Volvo S60 started smelling like gas inside the car. I took it to the Volvo specialist who services my car and he said that it was caused by a cracked fuel pump casing. He said that in the last month he has seen 5 or 6 2001 Volvo with the same problem. I searched the internet and found that the problem is becoming commonly reported and that Volvo acknowledges the problem in Nevada and Arizona. I think they need to include South Florida. I contacted the dealer where I purchased the car and the service rep said they have seen quite a few cards with the same problem and that while Volvo would not do anything to help me, they - the dealership - would replace the part for only labor ($130 X 5 hours) and not charge the $500+ part.

- Lighthouse Pt, FL, USA

problem #15

Nov 022007

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Strong fuel odor around my 2001 Volvo S60 starting around 11-2-2007. The car has less than 40K miles and well maintained. The dealer states that there is leakage from the fuel pump and it needs to be replaced.

- Coppell, TX, USA

problem #14

Sep 092007

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,720 miles
I had the very very strong gas smell with my 2001 S60 T5 a month ago both during driving and parking. Turned out to be a leaking fuel on the top of tank which cause kind of wet at bottom of car around the tank. Floor dripping also can be seen after several hours parking. Recently, several cold engine stat became harder. Volvo diagnosed as failure of fuel pump which needs to be replaced(poorly designed plastic pump housing). I scared to park my Volvo in the garage because of potential fire. I heard this problem happened in hundreds Volvo in Arizona and Nevada which caused safety recall. I'm wondering why the same safety problem can't result in recall in other states. Human life should be the same value as Volvo builders. I hope Volvo builder must respect customer life instead of just selling.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

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problem #13

Sep 152007

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,500 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Volvo S60. The contact smelled a gaseous odor near the fuel filler door. A mechanic stated that the fuel pump failed, but no replacement was made. The current mileage was 72,800 and failure mileage was 71,500. The consumer stated the pump has not failed as of yet, but will eventually need to be replaced at the cost of $550 or above. Updated 10/31/07

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #12

Sep 142007

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,100 miles


Strong smell of fuel within the passenger compartment. Local Volvo service had to replace the fuel pump which is located directly under the rear seat of the passenger compartment. Appears to be similar to the recall of cars in Nevada and Arizona, but although Florida also exhibits similar climate conditions, does not pertain to fl vehicles per Volvo. Gasoline fumes were very strong & could have very likely resulted in fire. This seems to be a very very serious design flaw. Volvo charged over $900 to repair. Auto has only 32,000 miles on it.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #11

Sep 062007

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,900 miles
There is a recall # 07V152000 for Volvo S60 2001 T5 cars in Arizona and Nevada. It is regrading faliure in the feul pump due to gas odor and climate conditions. I am using the best kind of gas available here and I beleive this summer we had the same climate conditions in Nevada and Arizona. Therefore, I have the same problem, which is leaking gas from the feul pump. This is kind of dangerous situation which cause pollution. For saftey, I am reparing the car now. But please check if this can be recalled for the cars in California. Just so I can get my money back. Around 750$ from the Volvo dealership. Thanks

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #10

Aug 132007

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Volvo S60. The contact smelled gas fumes inside the passenger compartment. He checked the vehicle and did not find any leaks underneath the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to a mechanic and they stated that the fuel pump, located underneath the back seat, caused the failure. The contact spoke with Volvo and they acknowledged the failure. The current mileage was 68,000 and failure mileage was 67,000. Updated 12/12/2007 updated 12/12/07

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #9

Sep 072007

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Volvo S60. The contact smelled gasoline fumes outside and inside of the vehicle. The mechanic stated that the fuel pump housing cracked. The manufacturer stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 07V152000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). As of September 10, 2007, the dealer had not repaired the vehicle. The VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 72,000.

- Ft Worth, TX, USA

problem #8

Aug 252007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Volvo S60. The contact stated that there was a recall for his vehicle regarding the accelerator. When he retrieved his vehicle from the dealer, he smelled gasoline fumes inside the vehicle, which remained for a week. The contact stated that no fluids were leaking. The dealer stated that the fuel pump failed. Through online research, he discovered NHTSA campaign id number 07V152000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). Volvo informed him that his VIN was not included in the recall, however, the contact felt otherwise. The vehicle is currently at the dealer. The NHTSA campaign id number for the accelerator was unavailable. The VIN, engine size, number of cylinders, and speed were unknown. The failure and current mileages were 70,000.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #7

Aug 082007

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Volvo S60. While the vehicle was parked in the garage the odor of fuel was present in her 2 story home. The odor was stronger when the fuel tank was filled to the capacity. The mechanic diagnosed that the fuel pump and elbow assembly were cracked. The mechanic removed the seats, drained the fuel pump, replaced the seats and tested the vehicle and found it to be operating normally. The failure continued after the repair was made. The mechanic replaced the O ring and sensor. The odor was not smelled after the repair. The failure mileage was 66,000. The current mileage was 66,800. The consumer stated the recall should be extended to North Carolina and other states. Updated 09/25/07.

- Kernersville , NC, USA

problem #6

Aug 292007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,800 miles
I am the original owner of a 2001 Volvo S60; noted a strong gasoline odor in the garage and at the right side of the vehicle (noted during extreme summer weather in South). Car was taken to Volvo certified repairshop and was noted to have a leak at the fuel pump. The pump needed to be replaced- total expense of $810. The vehicle has 92,000 miles on it and has been meticulously maintained.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #5

Aug 142007

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2001 Volvo S60. I smelled gasoline when I started the vehicle, but the manufacturer has not indicated a problem. When I reviewed the recalls for this vehicle on www.NHTSA.gov, I noted the following problem under review: PE06-053 2001 Volvo S60 fuel pump leakage 15-Nov-2006 I believe the problem I am experiencing is related to this item. I wish to be contacted if this becomes a recalled item by the NHTSA.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 152007

S60 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Volvo S60. The contact noticed gas leaking from his vehicle after it had been parked overnight. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA recall number 07V152000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The vehicle has not been inspected by a dealer. The failure mileage was 100,000 and current mileage was 104,000.

- San Bernadino, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 262006

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,800 miles
I own a 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T. I have lately noticed a strong gasoline odor on the passenger side of the vehicle. I have taken the vehicle to the dealer and they tell me the gasoline pump needs to be replaced because there is a plastic cap the joins the pump to the gas tank that is cracked and that is causing gasoline to leak. I have researched with several service shops, and they tell me they have seen many occurrences with these model for that problem, which for a 5 year old car seems unacceptable. It is a very expensive part and labor and it seems it all caused because of a defective plastic "cap" that joins the pump to the tank. I had the dealer replace the part, but seems to me this is a major problem that should be covered by a manufacturer's recall. Also, the car has plastic or fiberglass molding that run on top between the doors and ceiling that have built up a lot of rust, which again the dealer states are not covered under any warranty, but again, for a 5 year old car seems unacceptable.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Aug 022006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle leaked gasoline behind the rear passenger wheel where the fuel tank was located. The dealership and an independent repair shop informed the contact this was a common problem with the Volvo fuel pumps. The dealer determined that a part on the top of fuel pump fractured which caused the fuel pump to leak fuel.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 312006

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,400 miles
2001 Volvo S60 T5, 100,800 miles. The following condition has been intermittent over the last month or so, but is now consistent to the point to be able to be located. We are experiencing extreme gasoline order within and around the vehicle in hotter weather (>90F). Living in phoenix summer vehicle temps exceed 110F on a daily basis. When contacting local Volvo dealer, the service writer stated that he is seeing a lot of failures of the fuel pump which vents fumes at higher temperatures. Fuel pump still operates fine. A quick search of the internet indicate that this issue is becoming more common. We now leave the vehicle outside of the garage for fear of an explosion ignited by the homes' hot water heater. Quoted repair is $612. Vehicle design should protect the consumer from flammable vapor from the gas tank well beyond 5 years. Please advise me if other Volvo owners have also reported this condition. Thank you.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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