fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,900 miles

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2006 Volvo S60 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 052007


  • 32,000 miles


I first experienced this brake failure 2 years ago during an exit from a highway on an uphill off-ramp. When I pressed the brake pedal, there was absolutely no braking power. Only after I lifted my foot from the brake and reapplied pressure did I have any braking power. This has only happened a few times and is very infrequent and random in its appearances, but is a recipe for disaster and is only a matter of time before someone is killed from it. There are multiple owners reporting the same failure. Volvo has not provided a solution to correct this failure.

- Wernersville, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 162007


  • 7,800 miles
Jan., 2007: Car was towed to Volvo dealership. After taking car to car wash in 14 degree weather, tire, brake pads or rotor froze, making the car undriveable. Feb. 24, 2007: Drove 45 minutes on highway during blowing snow. My car had been parked in my home garage. I parked car outside for 3 hours at my destination. Driving the 45 minutes return trip, the steering wheel shook like I was holding onto a battering Ram or jack hammer resulting in extremely rough driving. According to the dealership, the tire, brake pads or rotor froze and the freezing problem makes the tire(s) seem out of balance. The tires felt extremely out of balance. My hands were literally shaking like I had parkinsons. 3/7/07: On my way to work after car was parked in my home garage, the tires or brakes, etc. Must have frozen again within ten minutes. I took the first highway exit to slow from 60 mph to try to get the steering wheel and car from shaking so much. Dealership says this is "normal". I have had more incidents to a lesser extent where the steering wheel and car shook to a lesser extent. I am afraid of getting into an accident. This 2006 S60 Volvo is less than one year old, bought new. The car is not fit for winter driving. Another dealership told me the seizing up of the tire, brake or rotor could happen even in warm weather and they too said they see this often in Volvo. It is a major problem that should be dealt with.

- Stevens Point, WI, USA

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