really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,347 miles

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2002 Volvo S60 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Volvo S60 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Nov 232008


  • miles


I own a 2002 Volvo S60 about 4-5 months ago I noticed my car smelt like gas. I thought this was odd since it was winter. I took it into my mechanic and he said it was leaking gas. He then advised me about the recall for 2002 S60S. I looked online about the recall and sure enough my make and model had a recall, so I called Volvo, and they quickly dismissed my claim. They said that my VIN did not match the recall. I explained in the online statement that the recall were for cars in hot and dry areas such as AZ and nv. I live in Utah, and I am certain this vehicle has a manufacture defect. I would like to see Volvo take responsibility for their mistakes. How can I go about having my vehicle restored?

- Orem, UT, USA

problem #5

Oct 202008


  • 70,000 miles
I have a Volvo S60 2002 and in October in a chekpoint the border patrol agent noticed an odor of fuel and a leak he was some what alarmed and so I was inspected and so on I started to research for this problem and found that my car had a recall on the fuel pump NHTSA campaign 07V152000 that matched all the sy mptoms and so I call to Volvo and they said that I don't have a recall but an extended warranty on the fuel pump, and so I went to the dealer left the car picked it up and now my car not only leaks fuel on the outside but inside I have a strong fuel fumes smell as well and so I contacted Volvo again now via email and what they said is that they are no exactly responsible for the way their franchises work like the have a mind of their own, the problem for me is that the next available Volvo dealer is 4 hors away, so what I am supposed to do! the cost of replacing the fuel pump is like $700...................! I do have like a headache like every day because the fumes.....!

- Mcallen, TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 282008


  • 98,000 miles
Gas smell on 02 Volvo S60 like listed on NHTSA campaign number 07V152000 and Volvo has campaign number R176. This recall should be extended to all states as we all have high temperatures.

- Lexington, NC, USA

problem #3

Oct 012008


  • 102,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. While driving approximately 35 mph, the check engine warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The indicator remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they stated that the failure was related to the throttle body. The vehicle was repaired. The failures were related to recall#07V152000, fuel system; however, her VIN was excluded. The failure and current mileages were 102,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 202008


  • 157,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. The contact noticed a very strong fuel odor coming from the fuel pump. From the exterior of the vehicle, the odor was very overpowering, but was also noticeable from inside the passenger compartment. There were also fuel stains on the fuel tank that were noticeable. The dealer refused to repair the vehicle and stated that the repair would cost $850.50 plus tax. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that the entire fuel pump needed to be replaced in order to remedy the failure. NHTSA campaign id number 07E023000 (service brakes, hydraulic:foundation components:master cylinder) and Volvo recall number R176 mention identical failures; however, the vehicle does not fall under the climate stipulations of the recall. The failure mileage was 157,000 and current mileage was 169,000.

- Castaic, CA, USA

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problem #1

Jul 302008


  • 96,000 miles
I have a 2002 S60 Volvo. It is hard to start when cold and there is a slight gas odor. NHTSA campaign # is 07V15200 and Volvo campaign is R176. I understand it is a faulty fuel pump and Volvo refuses to replace it because I do not live in Nevada or Arizona. I live in Florida abd it is hot here also.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

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