2002 Volvo S40 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Volvo S40

2002 Volvo S40 Problems

Oil Leak From Turbo Return Pipe Seal

The turbocharger return pipe seal may develop an oil leak. The leak can begin very small, but will eventually progress into a large leak. Our technicians recommend having this repaired at first signs of leakage.

"Hard start" Due to Leaking Fuel Pressure Regulator

The fuel pressure regulator can leak and cause a hard start condition, without any faults recorded in the engine computer.

Premature Rear Brake Pad Wear

There have been reports of premature rear brake pad wear. Our technicians recommend to inspect brake pads at each tire rotation interval.

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2002 Volvo S40 Questions

where is the data link plug (code reader) located (1 answer)

Engine has fuel, spark, electricity and turns over but won't start, why? (2 answers)

There are no OBD codes as I have fixed and gotten rid of all the codes that came up. I replaced the timing belt and accessories and timing is dead on, starter is good, alternator is good, battery is good, fuel system is good, replaced many sensors and cleared many codes. Cleared: P0017, P0102, P...

how do i replace the brake sensor (1 answer)

brake sensor

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2002 Volvo S40 Recalls

Recall 03V284000
CERTAIN PASSENGER CARS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, "CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS." THE SECOND ISOFIX GUIDE WAS NOT INSTALLED IN THESE VEHICLES AND, IN CERTAIN CASES, THE OWNER¿S MANUAL ISOFIX INFORMATION IS INCORRECT.

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2002 Volvo S40 Reviews

We bought our 2002 S40 about 6 years ago from a dealership. The CarFax report looked good, it only had 72,000 miles on it and we had heard that Volvo's were good cars that lasted a long time. We heard wrong. About a year and half after we got it, we started hearing the most horrible sound from the front axle. The sway bar had worn out and when we looked we saw that the CV boots were destroyed....
Glenn Beck, NY The car (2002 s 40), has been good, but it leaks oil (could be Turbo seal) and the seats are coming apart in spots. the sunroof leaks and won't stay tightly closed. Body is starting to rust through in a few spots around the wheels and rocker panel.
i bought my s40 from carmax in 2004 with 34k ,lots of cosmetic fixes mostl iterior , a new trans mission , my check engine light is on ,but it also goes of .i think i need a replacement cap other than a few issues the car runs well

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