hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,479 miles

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2002 Volvo S60 fuel system problems

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2002 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #14

Jun 022014

S60 4-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 25 mph, there was a fuel odor emitting from outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000 the consumer smelled fuel on the outside of the vehicle, which would cease once the vehicle was stopped and placed in park. It occurred when the accelerator was pressed, which in turn put pressure on the fuel line and fuel pump. The dealer was unable to find a problem. The consumer recently found the fuel smell worsening and a loss of fuel. A mechanic checked out the problem and found the fuel pump flange was cracked. After, the diagnosis, the consumer contacted the dealer, and was informed, her vehicle was not covered by the recall, and it had expired in 2011. Updated 08/12/14

- East Berlin , PA, USA

problem #13

May 212013

S60 5-cyl

  • 160,000 miles
Fuel pump leak, dealer told me it was recalled for cracked fuel pump under campaign # 07V152000. R176 and car is now too old to have free repairs I was never notified of recall and the car was purchased used but from a Volvo new car dealer, can I be made whole?

- Northampton, PA, USA

problem #12

Jul 092012

S60 5-cyl

  • 107,000 miles
I am a resident of Texas. I just bought a 2002 Volvo S60 about three months ago, and I've noticed a strong fuel smell in and around car. There is a leak in the fuel pump and when car is parked, fuel forms a puddle under car. It is extremely dangerous to drive a car in this condition, both for myself but also for the general public. I searched online about this issue and found the following recall information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website: Make: Volvo model: S60 model year: 2002 manufacturer: Volvo cars of N.a. llc. Mfr's report date: Dec 17, 2009 NHTSA campaign id number: 09V483000 NHTSA action number: PE09039 component: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump recall states that as remedy for this issue: "dealers will inspect the fuel pump installed in the vehicle, and if necessary replace the fuel pump with a part of a modified design. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on January 15, 2010. " however, when I contacted roger beasley Volvo of austin, tx, I was told I would have to pay for the repair to the tune of $720.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #11

Aug 082012

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. While the vehicle was parked, the contact smelled a strong odor of fuel inside and outside of the vehicle. There was no fuel seen leaking on the ground. The failure also occurred when the vehicle was in operation. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 07V152000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump); however the contact's VIN was ineligible fro repairs under the recall campaign. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect and informed the owner that he was responsible for the repair expense. The approximate failure mileage was 155,000. Updated 10/10/12 updated 10/17/12

- Chehalis, WA, USA

problem #10

Jul 012011

S60 5-cyl

  • 45,164 miles
Very strong persistent gasoline vapor exterior and interior of car with very serious fire safety issue. Matches symptoms related to known recall#'s 09V48300 and 07V152000 (which have region specific criteria related to dramatic temperature changes that does not include the state of Delaware, but does include numerous other states such as Virginia that shares a similar climate profile). The car in question is a Volvo S60 2002.

- Lewes, DE, USA

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problem #9

Sep 192009


  • 54,024 miles
Defective: Fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump.

- West Hills, CA, USA

problem #8

Apr 212009


  • 132,000 miles


Extended recall 07V152000 description for fuel pump replacement - fire hazard. Aside from fuel odor, it should include setting of dash mil indicator of odb11 small emissions leak as a precursor indication of fuel leak.

- Centereach, NY, USA

problem #7

Apr 202008


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2002 Volvo S60 and have had a strong fuel odor. It does not start right away when turning the key, most times it takes pumping the pedal for the car to start. I live in North Carolina where the weather is hot. I have read in a recall (NHTSA has a campaign number 07V152000 and Volvo has campaign number R176 ) that this problem is a recall but only for Arizona and Nevada. This recall should be for all states especially states like nc and Florida that get just as hot. This is a safety issue for other states also.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #6

Dec 012007

S60 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,700 miles
This is in reference to NHTSA campaign no. 07V152000. Ref. Fuel system, gasoline: Delivery:fuel pump. In this case you indicate that the problem involves vehicles registered in Arizona and Nevada. I am having this problem with a vehicle in Florida. Maybe this problem is not limited to only 2 states.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #5

Oct 142007

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,264 miles
Fuel pump leakage and smell inside and outside of Volvo S60. This is a known issue and Volvo has issued a recall in the states of Nevada and Arizona for a defective plastic pump housing. R176 is Volvo's recall number and NHTSA's number is 07V152000. Volvo refused to replace my fuel pump as I'm in Florida. The local Volvo dealer did not have the fuel pump in stock because it was on national backorder so they know there is a problem with the design yet refused to acknowledge anything was wrong. I believe Volvo is being dishonest about fixing their safety defects.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 052007


  • miles


Fuel smell Volvo S60 year 2002 NHTSA has a campaign number 07V152000 and Volvo has campaign number R176.

- Palm Harbor, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 102007

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles
My Volvo leaks gasoline fumes. Upon some investigation I found the NHTSA has a campaign number 07V152000 and Volvo has campaign number R176 addressing this exact problem. Volvo will only fix these problems at dealer cost in Arizona and Nevada. How is this? this makes no sense.

- Woodinville, WA, USA

problem #2

Aug 242007

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S60. While driving 15 mph, the contact smelled gasoline throughout the entire vehicle. The dealer stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 07V152000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). He took the vehicle to the dealer and they confirmed that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The contact paid for the replacement, but stated that it should have been the manufacturer's responsibility. The failure and current mileages were 68,000.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 102007

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,560 miles
NHTSA campaign number: 07V152000 I have the same issue with my fuel pump on my 2002 Volvo S60, but because I am not in Arizona or Nevada, Volvo won't replace my fuel pump. Just because I live in California doesn't mean have less chance of a fire.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

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