definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,078 miles

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2004 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 162010


  • 70,000 miles


Delamination of Bridgestone blizzak 15 inch snow tire at highway speed, rear left tire. No injury or damage but tire tread completely separated from sidewall as one unit like a donut. 1 year old tires with less than 10,000 miles.

- Old Chatham, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 142008


  • 40,640 miles
Failure occurred with pirelli P-zero rosso 235/40-18 tires. Failure occurred in construction zone with vehicle traveling 5 mi over posted speed limit. Road was being refinished. Left front tire impacted with raised manhole. Impact caused bulge in tire sidewall. Similar event also happened in April 2006 when driving same car in another construction zone. Drove over steel plate in road at slightly above posted speed limit. Left front tire impacted plate and bulge appeared. In both incidents, two new tires had to be purchased (4 total).

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #3

Aug 012007


  • 42,500 miles
Late last summer, upon starting up my car, I noticed a hissing noise coming from the center panel on the dashboard. Didn't really think anything of it until I tried to turn on the air conditioner and the car made the same hissing noise. Noise lasts only 5-10 seconds upon startup of the car or the ac, but now the ac only blows hot air. Took car to Volvo dealership here in southern California where I purchased the car and they said that they were going to have to rip open the entire front panel to investigate the problem. As I have been told twice previously by this dealership that I need service that I did not really need (this was now the third time), I chose to hold off on letting them perform such a task. Instead, I took the car to another mechanic and described the problem to him. He let me know that when there was no freon left in the ac unit. They replaced it and within one day, it had completely leaked. They then performed an inspection on the ac and either the compressor or the hoses has a major leak in it. I have no accidents and the car has less than 60,000 miles on it currently. The problem was first detected at less than 45,000 miles on it. Estimate on repair was $1500+. at 22,500 mile checkup, Volvo replaced radiator on car. Mechanic said that it was possible that Volvo dealership may have damaged the ac unit at that time since they are in close proximity. In addition, as I noticed on another person's complaint form, I also have the rubbing of the front tires when turning. Quite annoying and I do my best to avoid the friction at all costs. Doesn't occur on normal turns, just when maneuvering for parking spaces or getting out of my parking garage.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 252008

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
Front tires are rubbing the body on the inside of the tire. Vehicle has original wheels and tires. Chronic problem with Volvo.

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 142007

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,250 miles
2004 Volvo S60 R with 18" tires. Inside driver tire contacts inside driver tire wall. Wear will cause premature tire failure. Dealer has always maintained that this "rubbing" is not a problem. I have complained multiple times. I have photos of the tire damage. The side wall and corner tread is worn through to the steel belt and cord. I have been told that this is not due to alignment, but matches up with the rubbing of the tire well wall.

- Seattle, WA, USA

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