fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,643 miles

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2002 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 152005


  • 20,000 miles


The contact has replaced 5 pirelli tires in first 20,000 miles of ownership based on phone conversation on 12-22-2005. Re evoq 10131977) smch. Last tire replaced last week, , leaked air at both inner and outer wheel weights.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #6

Feb 042005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a Volvo S60 with 17" low profile pirelli P6 four season tires. I have 23,000 miles on the car and have had to replace 5 tires for side wall failure and unexplained flat tires( no punctures) I found a web site that lists 12 pages of complaints by other Volvo and Audi owners with the same failures and mysterious flats. Pirelli and Volvo have not responded to the problem.

- Allison Park, PA, USA

problem #5

Jul 102004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,500 miles
I have a 2002 Volvo S60 equipped with pirelli P6 235/45 R17's as oem option. I have less than 25,000 miles on my car and I have replaced 3 of these tires already. The first one blew out with less than 5,000 miles driven, the second one at 18,500 and the last one, which almost cost me to lose control of my vehicle on a major highway, with 22,500 driven miles. All three failures were on the sidewall of the tire and none could be repaired. The P6's supposedly come with 50,000 miles warranty on them. Volvo customer service claims failures are due to road conditions in ne usa and also due to the fact that these are "high performance tires": they seem to forget that tire safety is the basic performance criteria. I did some research on the internet and other "high performance tires" do not seem to fail as often as pirelli P6's. I'm convinced that these tires are junk and I will replace all four before winter driving conditions start.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #4

Mar 042004


  • 9,600 miles


While vehicle was parked rear side tire sidewall separated. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #3

Aug 112002

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
I have a 2002 Volvo S60 AWD with pirelli P6 tires. Back in January I had a blowout after hitting a bump in the road. Now the 3 remaining tires have developed large bubbles in the sidewalls. All 4 of my rims are bent. I have complained to Volvo and pirelli tire. They blame the road conditions in the northeast. They offered no assistance. I have found other people with the same complaint. Over the weekend another tire went flat as one of the bubbles ruptured. As the car is not drivable, it sits in my driveway as I can't get anywhere with Volvo.

- Bloomfield, NJ, USA

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problem #2

Jul 242003

(reported on)


  • 8,400 miles
Consumer noticed bubbles in the tires sidewall. Took vehicle to dealer, and the dealer stated that sidewalls are failing.

- Sante Fe, NM, USA

problem #1

Apr 192002


  • miles
Tire bubble developed on sidewall of tire without any impact. Car taken to dealer for review and service manager said this was a safety issue and tire needed to be replaced. Tire dealer would not replace tire under warranty. Said I would have to pay for it and then fight it out with pirelli. Many people have had the same problem. Tire only has 1350 mile on it.

- Bristol, RI, USA

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