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2005 Volvo S40

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2005 Volvo S40 Problems

Engine -- Verified

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

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The engine may not start due to a failed starter control module. If the module has indeed failed, it will require replacement.

Brakes -- Verified

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

2005 Volvo S40 Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, November 5, 2010

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Volvo is recalling all models equipped with Garmin 760 Portable Global Positioning System units because the battery may overheat, which could lead to a fire. Volvo advises owners to stop using the Garmin device immediately and consult the Garmin website to determine if they have a defective unit. The unit's battery will be replaced and a spacer inserted to prevent the problem from reoccurring. This will be performed free of charge.

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Engine, June 5, 2006

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH T5 TURBO ENGINES, THE POLYAMIDE TUBE IN THE FUEL LINE IS SENSITIVE TO THE EXTREME TEMPERATURES THAT MAY OCCUR IN THE AREA WHERE THE TURBO/EXHAUST MANIFOLD IS LOCATED.

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Engine, February 20, 2008

Summary: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, REOCCURRING, LONG-TERM EXPOSURE TO CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS SUCH AS SALTY-WET CONDITIONS, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE PUMP ELECTRONIC MODULE (PEM) TO BECOME CORRODED INTERNALLY. THIS CAN CAUSE A FAULTY SIGNAL TO THE FUEL PUMP, RESULTING IN LOW OR NO FUEL PRESSURE TO THE ENGINE.

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2005 Volvo S40 Questions and Answers

buju, 2005 Volvo S40, w/o Turbo, Kingston, NY

fuel tank cap message came up, engine check light came on... replaced the cap , reset the check light still came back after the same message

burgo57, 2005 Volvo S40, w/o Turbo, Columbia, SC

air condition cool just 15 min then blows just regular air can't find problem, did test compressor fine , blower fine

keith502, 2005 Volvo S40, w/o Turbo, Lexington, KY

We received a code that says something like "Over Voltage". Trying to find out what it means.

jeanmary, 2005 Volvo S40, 2.4L 5 Cylinder, Gilbert, AZ

Do you find that the newer Volvo's have more problems than their counterparts from the 90's and earlier? I have an S40. I have been told, I need a fuel pump, and front struts, plus a...

Visitor, 2005 Volvo S40, w/o Turbo, Ireland, IN

I have a problem with my S40 i have this car for 3 yrs and there is 137,000 miles on it, recently i have a noise inside the car like an aeroplane when driving the car, also there is a vibrating com...

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2005 Volvo S40 Reviews

I recently walked out to my car to notice that the right brake light cover is smashed. Anyone have an estimate as to how much this will cost to replace?

I have 110,000 and have been extremely happy with the car. Extended the warranty and pretty much everything needing repair was normal wear. Plan to drive it to 200,000

I have a 2005 Volvo S40 that I got about 5.5 years ago. i got it for the safety and reliability- or so I thought. About three years ago it started falling apart. I had to replace a balljoint, shocks and struts, rotors, etc. I am currently on my 3rd set of tires. The drain lines CONSTANTLY get clogged causing water to back up in the floorboards. Everytime I go in for something simple like an oil change or an inspection, I end up having to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars for for unexpected repairs. The over all cost of maitenance of this car is a flat out nightmare- Steer clear.

the car is not yet 6 years old and i am told that the passenger air bag sensors are burned out - the repair cost $1700+ dollars - i thought volvo was a dependable safe car but at the cost of their repairs it is not worth it - i could get a engine for the price of a small sensor - the air bag never deployed - the car was never in an accident and i am told these things just wear out - WHY should it wear out - very very disappointed

My car has approx. 27,000 miles and I'm already starting to have problems with it (starter contorl unit, radio, A/C). I was hoping to keep it for a long time but in this case I'm planning to replace it with a Toyota. What a disappointment, I was convinced Volvo was one of the best. Not any more...

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