hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
119,334 miles

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2003 Volvo S60 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 022016


  • 100,000 miles


Dash cluster lights and gauges and turn signal indicator shut down and back on intermittently, motor seems to lose power when driving, and rough idle. The dash cluster problem happens while driving and in the park position.

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #7

Nov 012013


  • 153,000 miles
Driving car lights on dash board went completely off. Took it to shop they tap it and dash came on again, change fuse. Lights went off again and stayed off.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #6

May 152014

S60 5-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
I started my car and where it tells you if something needs to be done to car it said airbag warning urgent service needed. Then later while driving all the gauges stopped working. Now the gauges don't work at all. Plus when driving and turning a corner the car stalls now this has been happening for a couple years now. Plus a couple years ago all my head lights burnt out at once then they only lasted a couple days had to buy more that happened 5 times in one year still have no brights.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 122013

S60 5-cyl

  • 183,000 miles


My 2003 S60 Volvo has failed it all started with the radio flickering to different stations.I noticed from than my lights started blinking on and off I has no idea what was going on with this car I seriously almost got into in accident I pulled over and turned the car off 5mins after I started it up now all the guages where down eve fuel was pass empty I was terrified that my car would shut off I had my 7 year old in the car as I was carefully was driving home the guages starting moving all over the place radio switching from left to right the msg window said sea bag service soon iam very scare of my safety jus bought this car on Feb 12/2013.

- Trenton , NJ, USA

problem #4

Oct 072008

S60 5-cyl

  • 48,672 miles
The dash information sytem will randomly go blank and display SRS and brake failure, along with all information lights blinking on and off. Also the analog gauges like the speedometer and fuel gauge will go to "0" and empty or just move eratically to any number or position while driving. At night sometimes the entire dash or information center will go black (no lights at all) and on odd occasions one headlight may go out and come back on.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

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problem #3

Aug 102012

S60 5-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
While driving out of a parking lot and accelerating to 35 mph, entire dashboard blacked out. No speedometer, no odometer, no gas gauge, no message. Radio, windows, and air conditioning continued to work normally, as did headlights, interior lights, and turn signals. I turned off engine and then restarted car. Same symptoms. The third time I restarted car I received message on panel, SRS/airbag service urgent light comes on and stays on. I could not retrieve any other information regarding average speed, how full gas tank is, etc. I just went out to my car, which has been parked for about 21/2 hours since the incident, to get the mileage for this report and panel lights have disappeared again! I will get car to mechanic tomorrow, but I feel this is a very dangerous situation to be in, and especially with night time or high speed highway driving! my mileage is approximately 94,000 miles. I could not get a reading from my odometer as the panel is blacked out again!

- Silverdale, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 182012


  • 126,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Volvo S60. While driving approximately 30 mph, the SRS air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel until the key was removed from the ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and an authorized dealer who both advised that the driver information module within the computer system would need to be replaced. The technician informed the air bag would not deploy during an impact. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Garden City , NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 182010

S60 5-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
My 2003 Volvo S60 has a seatbelt warning message. The dealer diagnosed the problem as a faulty driver information module which would cost 1400 plus tax to repair. The car is valued at approximately 4000 as a trade. There are many complaints of failure of this part even in much newer Volvo.

- Barre, MA, USA

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