Volvo V40 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo V40

Volvo V40 Problems

"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.

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.

Right front engine mount wear and cause vibration at idle
The right front engine mount wears out prematurely, causing engine vibration at idle.

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Volvo V40 Questions

Service light came on and it felt like the heat was on also (1 answer)

Started the car, and immediately felt like the heat was on high. I looked down and noticed that the service light was on . I check to see if the heat was turned on, but it was not. After a few minutes the service light went out and the temperature went down also.

will a fuel pump shut your car down on the freeway (1 answer)

driving on freeway car just shut down

Check engine light came on and I got a P0133 code. I replaced the oxygen sensor. (1 answer)

After I finish replacing I got like a dozen codes.

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Volvo V40 Recalls

Recall 04V493000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE NON-RETURN VALVE MAY CRACK DUE TO A POOR WELD CAUSING A VACUUM LEAK.
Recall 03V474000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, WATER CAN ENTER THE ELECTRICAL BRAKE VACUUM PUMP, CAUSING THE PUMP TO FAIL.
Potential Fuel Leak from Fuel Rail

Due to inadequate welding, a fuel leak may develop from the fuel rail. A fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will install a v-clamp to the fuel rail to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is R128.

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Volvo V40 Reviews

Certainly no 1985 240. That was a well built car with good under the hood space to work on things. This Volvo is a mere shell of the former Volvo moniker. Small brake pads wear quick, turbo went out, mass airflow sensor twice, leaks oil from pan, currently dealing with changing the entire cooling system which requires taking far too many hoses and sensors off to do. All the rubber has gone to c...
I bought this car second hand at 202 000km a year ago. It's my first Volvo and I just love it! No major problem just usual maintenance at this mileage: front wheel bearing (right), ball joint (right), tie rod end (left) and front axle (right). Other problem typical to this model was with the Climate Control Unit: after inspection I found it was bad solder on the "printed circuit board". I redon...
I bought it new. Now it has 77000 miles on odometer. The car suffered THREE repairs by warranty and one of them was when I stuck in the road and the car was towed to the repair shop. Transmission has originally very serious problem, which has already caused me a big loss of money and it has not been fixed. Air conditioner still works, but malfunctions on regular basis. It suddenly switches from...

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