Volvo S40 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo S40

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Volvo S40 Problems

Right Front Engine Mount May Wear and Cause Vibration at Idle

The right front engine mount wears out prematurely, causing engine vibration at idle.

No Start do to Failed Starter Control Module

The engine may not start due to a failed starter control module. If the module has indeed failed, it will require replacement.

"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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Volvo S40 Questions

2001s 40 turbo code po133 last ownet gave up (1 answer)

Gave up o replacing sensors .light comes on after 20 mi Went to dealer they said no recall is opened.It did not have a extra harness but I thought it could have been taken out , last owner does not remember. Dealer did not mention a reset or software upgrade . Where do I go to find out if this c...

Problem with Instruments & Gauges (1 answer)

From time to time the gauges and instruments go dead on my dashboard. After shutting the car off and starting engine they come back to life. Other wise the car works fine. Any ideas?

Dashboard stopped working no lights or gauges work. Could this be a fuse? (1 answer)

Thinking of buying a 2002 Volvo 40s but he dashboard does not work. No gauges or lights work on the dash. Could this be a major problem or just a fuse?

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Volvo S40 Recalls

Engine Compartment Body Support Member May Be Cracked

A crack may have developed on the top of the passenger side support member in the engine compartment during the manufacturing process. Cracking in this area can affect performance of the front structure in the event of a crash. If cracks are found, the vehicle will be taken out of service and replaced with one of equal specification. This recall is scheduled to begin by April 15, 2011. The Volvo recall number is R241.

Volvo Recalls Vehicles Due to an Improperly Manufactured Front Seat

Volvo is recalling certain passenger vehicles equipped with power front passenger seats because the front seat rail's detection system was manufactured incorrectly. This can cause the passenger seat to move beyond the intended maximum, which may increase the risk of injury to the passenger in a crash. Dealers will inspect and repair the rails free of charge.

Volvo Recalls Garmin 760 Portable GPS-Equipped Vehicles Due to Overheating Battery

Volvo is recalling all models equipped with Garmin 760 Portable Global Positioning System units because the battery may overheat, which could lead to a fire. Volvo advises owners to stop using the Garmin device immediately and consult the Garmin website to determine if they have a defective unit. The unit's battery will be replaced and a spacer inserted to prevent the problem from reoccurring. This will be performed free of charge.

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Volvo S40 Reviews

Bought 2009 Volvo s40 2.4i 5cyl in summer of 2009 Houston TX... Full time driver, 40 hrs, personal vehicle... Next month will be 7 year mark. I have had 0 "brake downs" to this day. 240,000 miles -Major issues with AC clutch, compressors. -Major problems with catalytic converters, holes in flexpipe before cat -lower ball joints, control arms front suspension have also had many repla...
Okayyyyyy I got my 2006 Volvo S40 2.4i in 2009. This is my 1st car.... well that I brought. Since summer 2009 I have put 105,000 miles on this car. When I got it, it only had 30,000 on it. When it got to 100,000 miles the main parts with the car started to give out. I have paid for a passenger side control arm, two front axles, a passenger side wheel bearing, the transmissonis started to fail w...
I have a 2006 S40, bought it at a Lexus dealer second hand. Went through previous repair documents and car fax. Car was and is still in Excellent condition, and has only 55K miles. However, 2 months after the purchase, the engine light appears on/off intermittently. Now it will not pass smog. Replaced oxygen and pressure sensors, Volvo dealers have had the car for a week and still cannot d...

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