Volvo is a leading automaker in Sweden. Volvo was formed in 1915 in Sweden as a subsidiary to a ball bearing manufacturer, SKF. Volvo is actually latin for "I roll." Volvo is credited with inventing the three-point seat belt in 1959, which they purposefully did not patent. The safety it would provide for all car owners was more important to the company.
Volvo's most reported problem on RepairPal is associated with power transmission issues on some Volvo S60 models.