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.

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.

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.

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Volvo S40 Questions

My car won't start I can here bubbling in the back of the engine I can smell gas (1 answer)

I checked the spark plugs they were very dirty I replaced um an replaced my coils as well still no start I well did a full oil change an there was no milky substance so I'm thinking my head gasket is fine.

runs awesome went to smog n codes 420,misfire cyl 1,cam timing sensor? (1 answer)

Car runs awesome not a hiccup with 200000miles taken to dealer for all services. But smog tec tells me it's not worth fixing n I need to sell it,n check engine light was disabled somehow? I reset codes n only came up with code 420, Can't believe car is not worth fixing! Runs awesome supe...

What is causing a whirring sound while driving? (1 answer)

Slight sound at idle as well. Drives fine, shifts fine but sound does not stop. Smells oily. Three times engine cut out like was not getting gas but has not happened for quite some time. Had oil changed and fluids checked....said transmission fluid was very dark. No codes showing on messages

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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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