Oil Leak From Turbo Return Pipe Seal on Volvo S40

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.

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Average mileage: 99,715 (21,369–147,000)
Engine affected: 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo
4 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
19 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
2000 Volvo S40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo119,000
It was spraying oil and was smoking it did it for a while before i figured out that is was actually that o ring on the bottom of turbo return pipe where it goes into the block. Finally, no more smoke or big puddles of oil everywhere
2002 Volvo S40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo135,000
oil leak started a few years back - mechanic says it could be the turbo oil return seal
2001 Volvo S40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo88,500
Problem: Oil leaking into the turbo. Solution: Get a new turbo and pay $2000 becuase i don't know enough not to get ripped off.
2000 Volvo S40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo147,000
oil leak. lower left bottom of engine ,147000 miles, just began. Had it checked, mechanic could not determine where leak was at . 2000 S 40 Volvo turbo. Any ideas ? Thanks G. Dickens
2001 Volvo S40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo100,000
I was driving and the engine block crack and started leaking oil. The car starts and runs, but the block is crack??? Is there any recall for bad blocks or metal problems with the engine?
2002 Volvo S40- 1.9L 4 Cylinder Turbo21,369
Oil leak noted by technician Replaced turbo oil return seal
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