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2008 Volvo S40

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2008 Volvo S40 Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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

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.

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2008 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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Suspension & Steering, July 1, 2008

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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.

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2008 Volvo S40 Questions and Answers

Preston Archer, 2008 Volvo S40, w/o Turbo, Nashville, TN

I have a 2008 S40. I am trying to find out how to remove the center gear shift console so that I can realign the plastic cover that sits underneath the gear shift knob. I spilled soft drink and t...

Visitor, 2008 Volvo S40, 2.4L 5 Cylinder, Denton, TX

I have a left rear brake light out and was wandering the easiest way to fix, i have been told i have to replace the entire assembly

mrsrdstare, 2008 Volvo S40, Temecula, CA

My car battery died. Once I jumped it, it now has a check alarm system notification on the dash. Is there any way to reset that notification? The nearest dealership is over an hour away.

sanders auto, 2008 Volvo S40, 2.4L 5 Cylinder, Westminster, SC

3 wires going to cooling fan, 1 hot, 1 ground, 1 small wire... I've tried ground and 12 volts to small wire and fan still not working... I installed a new fan assy, and still does not work. an...

CVicktory, 2008 Volvo S40, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Shepherdstown, WV

Where is the cabin air filter located? And how do I replace it?

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