2008 Volvo S40 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Volvo S40
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2008 Volvo S40 ProblemsRight Front Engine Mount May Wear and Cause Vibration at Idle
The right front engine mount wears out prematurely, causing engine vibration at idle.
The engine may not start due to a failed starter control module. If the module has indeed failed, it will require replacement.
The fuel pressure regulator can leak and cause a hard start condition, without any faults recorded in the engine computer.
2008 Volvo S40 QuestionsAbs antiskid light is on, car runs fine (1 answer)
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2008 Volvo S40 RecallsVolvo Recalls Garmin 760 Portable GPS-Equipped Vehicles Due to Overheating Battery
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.
Some vehicles have a power steering return hose that may rupture because a section was not vulcanized properly. If the hose ruptures, there would be a rapid loss of power steering fluid and loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the steering return line assembly. The recall began July, 2008. The Volvo recall number is 201.