2003 Volvo V40 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Volvo V40

2003 Volvo V40 Problems

Premature Rear Brake Pad Wear

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

Oil Leak From Turbo Return Pipe Seal

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.

"Hard start" Due to Leaking Fuel Pressure Regulator

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

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2003 Volvo V40 Questions

there is a rattle behind or somewhere in that vicinity,i can't tell. (2 answers)

car get jerking feeling (1 answer)

diagnostic shows nothing wrong!

2003 Volvo V40 - Car Stalls When Idle /at a red light/ error codes (1 answer)

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 had the following error codes:
P2401
P0508
P0031
P0037
P0505
P0245
P0445
The repairman install...

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2003 Volvo V40 Recalls

Potential Fuel Leak from Fuel Rail

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.

Recall 03V284000
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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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...

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