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2003 Volvo S40

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2003 Volvo S40 Problems

Engine -- Verified

The right front engine mount wears out prematurely, causing engine vibration at idle.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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

Brakes -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

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.

2003 Volvo S40 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 19, 2003

Summary: 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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Engine, January 28, 2004

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Due to inadequate welding, a fuel leak may develop from the fuel rail. A fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will install a v-clamp to the fuel rail to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is R128.

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2003 Volvo S40 Questions and Answers

lowb5983, 2003 Volvo S40, Beverly, MA

Does the ABS control module affect the air bags in the car? My ABS control module needs to be replaced and my mechanic told me that my airbags might not work. Is this true?

SOtiz, 2003 Volvo S40, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Trujillo Alto, PR

When I drive my car for a while and I go from going like 40mile and reduce to 10miles then try to go to more miles the transmission jumps or like bucks foward feels like Im being pushed foward.The ...

Visitor, 2003 Volvo S40, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Folsom, CA

how do I bolt or attatch battery to car and connectors?

Visitor, 2003 Volvo S40, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Greenville, SC

My air blower will not turn of when the car is on by simply turning the knobs to off. I can adjust the temperature but it runs on full blast the entire time the car is running. what is wrong and ...

Visitor, 2003 Volvo S40, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, San Sebastian, PR

after 2000rpm the car fails to accelerate and and check engine light goes on. THE SCANNER CODE SHOWS THROTTLE POSITION PROBLEMS

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2003 Volvo S40 Reviews

I love my 2003 S-40 yes now i am starting to have problems the neighbors. scrathes on my car there is a screw in every tire so i need a set of tires, i put a ball joint on the front right wheel, i put a alternator on. now when i turn the key it will not say a word ,i hear it could be te starter, or a relay switch, but i have my 22year old son driving my car and a drunk boyfriend. i hear nice car a lot i want my baby fixed, or i cannot forget to mention my car get up, i need a wheel alignment also,do not let your family drive your car. i love my car so much i have the alarm system,i went and brought the club also.I LOVE MY BABY!

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