really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
143,738 miles

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2001 Volvo V70 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 052015


  • 106,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Volvo V70. While the vehicle was at an independent mechanic for routine inspection, it was discovered that the fuel pump was fractured and leaking due to defective material. The fuel pump was replaced. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V483000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 106,000.

- Brookline, MA, USA

problem #3

Dec 192014

V70 5-cyl

  • 170,000 miles
First time, was in a drive through & just took off, hopped the curb, and hit talk box. Next 2 times were stopped quickly by me putting in neutral. Last time was just leaving parking space, and car jumped curb and I stopped 4 ft. From brick wall. Have had it tested 2-3 times by mechanics w/O success.

- York, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 152013

V70 5-cyl

  • 206,450 miles
I began to notice a fuel smell and drip marks under the vehicle after parking the vehicle after driving into the garage in the evening. Upon investigation, I noted fuel drips on the underbody of the vehicle in the area slightly in the front of the fuel tank. I also noticed the development of a fuel puddle immediately under the vehicle in that location. I immediately contacted the Volvo dealer for servicing. Once at the dealer, it was determined that the electric fuel pump was leaking fuel. It was explained to me that the fuel pump housing was cracked and leaking fuel at an unsafe condition. I was advised to replace the pump immediately due to the high level of fuel leakage. I was also advised that the fuel tank sending pump was also defective and required immediate replacement. The Volvo dealer, jenkins imports, replaced the defective units on 22 October 2013. I have retained the defective parts.

- Racine, WI, USA

problem #1

Dec 172012

V70 5-cyl

  • 92,500 miles
The gas tank pump and seals have begun leaking gas due to cracks in the plastic and seals. Gas leaks down the side of the gas tank onto the ground and there are gas fumes in the car.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

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