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Volvo S40 Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 13 Volvo S40 recalls between 2000 and 2011. Learn if your Volvo S40 is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 18, 2011

Seven vehicles are being recalled because a crack may develop on a structural support in the engine compartment. Cracking of this support can affect crash performance, increasing the risk of injury.

This a high priority recall; vehicle safety could be compromised. Please contact your Volvo dealer. They will check to see if your vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 22, 2010
RepairPal Expert Overview on November 5, 2010
RepairPal Expert Overview on June 14, 2010

On a manual transmission, the gear shifter may be loose where it fastens to the transmission. This may cause loss of shifting and vehicle control.

We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall; this would change to high priority if any problem becomes present as you shift the vehicle. Please contact your Volvo dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 1, 2008

Some vehicles have a power steering hose that may rupture because of a manufacturing defect. If the hose ruptures, there would be a rapid loss of power steering fluid and power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the power steering hose may rupture without warning. Please contact your Volvo dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 11, 2008

The master cylinder is the heart of the brake system. This is where the fluid is forced out to each wheel to activate each brake. On some vehicles, this master cylinder may leak internally and cause poor braking performance.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the brake system may develop problems at any time. Please contact your Volvo dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary on February 20, 2008
Summary on June 5, 2006
Summary on November 29, 2004
Summary on March 15, 2004