really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
417 miles

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2003 Volvo S80 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Volvo S80 Owner Comments

problem #2

May 202005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Re: 2003, Volvo S80. I had just pulled into a parking space at my preschool son's school, I went to shift gears and take my foot off the brake and my car had a sudden accelertation causing me to be without control of my car for over 50 feet, hitting a tree, 3 shrubs and a 3000 lb. Rock. My preschooler and I sustained minor injuries but my car is totalled. My car is in an auto body shop awaiting insurance approval for a totalled car. My son is traumatized and I was shaken up for days. I am concerned that there was a machanical failure but I have not received a call back from Volvo about an investigation. I would like to request a formal investigation into this.

- Milton, MA, USA

problem #1

Nov 262003

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 834 miles
Dear [xxx].,his is to notify about the failure of the vehicle S80 on the highway and the difficulty we are facing with the dealer that sold the car to us. I, [xxx] has bought the car with win # [xxx], from darrell waltrip Volvo in franklin tn on 11/01/03. On 11/26/03 the vehicle suddenly stopped and it was taken to the dealer. After a week we were told the gas indicator is broken. My attempts to get a written report about the cause for the vehicle failure have been unsuccessful. The event was very traumatic to my wife who was driving the vehicle at that time. She was 9 months pregnant and due to deliver the following week. With the shock she has gone through she is scared to drive the vehicle. The general manager [xxx] response was that " people can have shock even with a flat tyre". we appreciate your intervention and response in this matter. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

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