Volvo 940 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo 940

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Volvo 940 Problems

No Start Due to Failed Engine RPM Sensor

A faulty RPM sensor can cause the Check Engine Light to come on and cause a "No Start" condition.

Faulty RPM sensor may cause CEL and "no start" condition

A faulty RPM sensor can cause the Check Engine Light to come on and cause a "no start" condition, especially when the engine is warm.

Transmission Overdrive Relay May Fail

The transmission overdrive relay often fails, preventing the transmission from shifting into overdrive

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Volvo 940 Questions

Chattering noise coming from under the car,located on the exhaust (1 answer)

The noise is constant, it's not noticeable when driving but when parked and running it can, I'm not sure what it may be, never had anything like that before. The part of thee exhaust that the noise is located on, has what looks like a sensor ? Let me know what you think?

My check engine light is on and white smoke is coming from the tailpipe car cuts (1 answer)

My car cuts off while I'm driving it does this hesitate while I'm driving and cuts off. oi just had the oil changed filture. Now the car has wait smoke coming from the tailpipe. I also had the fule pump changed. I dont know what's wrong with my car I just purchased this vehicle in No...

how much fluid in the transmission pan? not the whole transsion (1 answer)

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Volvo 940 Recalls

Recall 93V074000
PLASTIC HOOD INSULATION CLIP(S) WAS(WERE) INADVERTENTLY DROPPED INTO THE HOSE BETWEEN THE CHARGE AIR COOLER AND THE THROTTLE HOUSING WHICH CAN INTERFERE WITH THE THROTTLE OPERATION.
Recall 91V075000
SAFETY BELTS ARE DESIGNED TO BE ROUTED UNDER A DIAGONAL CROSS BRACE DURING FASTENING. THE INSTRUCTIONAL LABELS FOR THE BELT ROUTING ARE INADEQUATE, AND CAN RESULT IN INADVERTANT RELEASE OF THE BELT BUCKLE.
Recall 91V010000
IF CONDITIONS OF HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURE, OVERFILLING OF THE FUEL TANK, AND INSUFFICIENT TORQUE ON THE SENDING UNIT LOCK RING EXIST SIMULTANEOUSLY, FUEL SEEPAGE MAY OCCUR FROM THE TOP OF THE TANK.

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Volvo 940 Reviews

Bought the car new in 95 with one purpose in mind; protection for my wife and kids. Through the years, the Volvo has saved life limb and trauma on two different occasions. (auto crashes ie; being plowed into by other vehicles. Only until recently, our volvo has had minimal mechanical/electric problems...but now, pushing on toward 300K and into another twenty years of service, is "she" falterin...
A tremendous driver on the highway, the car gets up to speed fast fast and is smooth at speed, and sports are very forgiving ride around town. The car is heavy and in town driving fuel economy reflects that. Plastic trim/fitments eventually fall apart, disconnect, become the victims of plastic fatigue, etc. and this is the most noticeably sub par aspect of this model/year. Mine has an automati...
i love my car

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