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2003 Volvo V40

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2003 Volvo V40 Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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

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.

Brakes -- Verified

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

2003 Volvo V40 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 V40 Questions and Answers

Nonothingninnie, 2003 Volvo V40, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Bend, OR

I have been driving my car back and forth between Bend and Springfield every weekend for about 6 months. When arriving back in Bend this last Sunday, I tried to get the car up the driveway after a...

Susiezepol, 2003 Volvo V40, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Gasquet, CA

Heating & Air fan does not function.

speedbump124, 2003 Volvo V40, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Holly Ridge, NC

always restarts - no problems running at speed. Looking toward vacuum leak. But where?

joel maketo, 2003 Volvo V40, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Clinton, IA

v01720v2661015e pliz assist and post the code on my address

ej2003, 2003 Volvo V40, 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Mobile, AL

My 2003 V40 (with 96K miles) recently stalled at a red light and I was unable to restart it (the engine will turn over then stall when you try to start it). The auto repair shop told me that it ha...

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2003 Volvo V40 Reviews

I bought it new. Now it has 77000 miles on odometer. The car suffered THREE repairs by warranty and one of them was when I stuck in the road and the car was towed to the repair shop. Transmission has originally very serious problem, which has already caused me a big loss of money and it has not been fixed. Air conditioner still works, but malfunctions on regular basis. It suddenly switches from cold to hot by itself and nobody can help me. Brake system originally was full of air. After I changed break fluid it works fine, but calipers stick time to time causing uneven ware. I don’t care about exhaust and emission as long as I can pas smog-check, fortunately I do. Steering works fine, but it squeaks when I turn the wheel.
Maintenance is very expensive and car requires a lot of it. I can do all maintenance and many repairs by myself, but the car purposely designed to prevent or hinder maintenance/repair by the owner.
In general the car is very low quality and full of bad design solution. Shoddy cheaply made worst car ever! Volvo has become ugliest make in the world.

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