hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,692 miles

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2003 Volvo S80 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Volvo S80 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 102016


  • miles


The contact owned a 2003 Volvo S80. While parked, the battery compartment caught fire without warning. The fire department extinguished the fire and filed a report. There were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The vehicle was destroyed.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 072015


  • 144,077 miles
Takata recall the dashboard lights are not working at all. I just bought the car 2 months ago. Without the dashboard lights not working, it is very dangerous. I can not see how many mph I am going, and can't tell how much gas I have. Also at night, it is completely black in the dashboard and is very dangerous. This happens day and night. It happened as soon as I drove it off the lot. I called the dealer, and they did not want to take care of it. I purchased the car at michele motors, located on rt.88, brick, NJ.

- Lakewood, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 152013

S80 6-cyl

  • 152,000 miles
Driver information module (dim) originally started dropping out and returning multiple times during a trip, now it is going out completely after roughly 15 miles, no cluster gauges or dash lights. Will come back on after cool down time of roughly 2-3 hours. No speedometer, tach, gas or temp gauges. Signal lights work, but no dash indicators.

- Faribault, MN, USA

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