hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,463 miles

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1999 Volvo S80 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1999 Volvo S80 Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 042004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 1999 Volvo S80. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle began to slow down and the ABS and engine indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the trollis system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred two weeks later. The vehicle was taken to the dealer again and they stated that the central module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle needed to be taken back to the dealer for further inspection. The failure mileage was 60,000 and current mileage was 97,000. Updated 1/8/09 the ball joint needed to be replaced, the heating system, throttle systems, engine cooling fan and the master cylinder all failed. The vehicle would accelerated on its own. The vehicle stalled on several occasions. The steering made a noise when it was turned. The dealer lubricated the steering. The dealer stated the vehicle needed an O2 sensor. The ignition switch was replaced. The inner tie rods were replaced. 01/14/09.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #5

Feb 012006

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The information panel gives the following warnings: Brake failure stop safely asap (T2 goes to ------) stc service required' when this happens the cruise control doesn't work. We have called the dealer to find out what to do. He says to bring the car in when the message is showing. The message comes and goes and isn't consistent enough to be able to take it to the dealer when it is on. We were told that the brakes should work without the ABS feature. The dealer has moved to 45 miles from our house. We believe that this is a false warning.

- Banning, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 022005

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,780 miles
My 1999 S-80 Volvo lost power temporarily while my wife was driving the vehicle in traffic. Several of the cars warning lights came on including the transmission service required and brake service required immediately type messages. The Volvo dealer just replace the ABS module and several coil packets and spark plugs. A couple of old parts were left in the inside of the vehicle. We are not sure what the parts are.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #3

Nov 022004

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles


The consumer states that she owns a 1999 Volvo S80. She says that she has had several problems with this vehicle. She took the vehicle to her Volvo manufacturer. Volvo said that because she bought it used from a independent dealer and out of warranty that they are not responsible for the vehicle. She says that her ABS brakes keep failing and needed to be replaced. Sometimes the brakes work and sometimes it would not. She also said that she had to replace the steering hose because the steering would lock up. The prior owner of the vehicle had told the independent dealer that he had several problems with the vehicle while he owned it.

- Bridgeport, CT, USA

problem #2

Oct 212003


  • 31,000 miles
After stopping at a light or sign with foot on the brakes vehicle jumped forward several feet. Also, when trying to pass another vehicle on the highway vehicle decelerated instead of accelerating, nearly causing an accident.

- Lowell, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 212000


  • miles
Brake pedal was slowly going lower before braking occurred. Original problem was "fixed" by service on 8/22/00, but service manager stated car needed a new master brake cylinder, which was supposedly ordered. Problem began to re-occur on 9/22/00, and car was delivered to service on 9/26/00. As of now, it has been there 3 days to install a new master brake cylinder, originally described as a 1-hour procedure. Supposedly the replacement installed yesterday, also had the same problem. As of now (after 5 P.M., 9/28/00) the service department is unable to definitely state the problem has been fixed - - and there may be a serious problem with Volvo master brake cylinders (and their availability).

- Tempe, AZ, USA

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