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Volvo V50 Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

An abnormal noise may develop from the power steering pump. This is commonly caused when the air conditioning accumulator is touching the power steering pump. Our technicians tell us that securing the accumulator so it does not touch the pump will correct this concern.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The anti-theft alarm may sound while driving. Our technicians tell us this may be due to an internal fault with the central communications module. Failed modules will require replacement.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The air flow or temperature from the climate control system may be incorrect. Our technicians tell us a software update is available which should help with this concern.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The audio system screen may freeze at times and clear when the ignition switch is cycled. Our technicians tell us a software upgrade is available which should correct this concern.

Brakes -- Verified

An abnormal noise may develop when braking. Our technicians tell us that on vehicles with 16" wheels, revised front brake caliper support brackets are available, also rear brake pads are available to address noise concerns.

Volvo V50 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 28, 2008

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Seven vehicles were assembled with roof rail attaching bolts that are too short. When carrying cargo, one or both rails may come loose, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the roof rail bolts as necessary. The Volvo recall number is R196.

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Brakes, March 11, 2008

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The brake master cylinder may leak internally due to a faulty seal. If this happens, the brakes may not operate as designed, and stopping distances may be increased. In severe cases, brake loss may occur. Dealers will inspect and replace the master cylinder if necessary. The Volvo recall number is 194. This recall began on March 11, 2008.

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Engine, June 5, 2006

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH T5 TURBO ENGINES, THE POLYAMIDE TUBE IN THE FUEL LINE IS SENSITIVE TO THE EXTREME TEMPERATURES THAT MAY OCCUR IN THE AREA WHERE THE TURBO/EXHAUST MANIFOLD IS LOCATED.

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Engine, February 20, 2008

Summary: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, REOCCURRING, LONG-TERM EXPOSURE TO CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS SUCH AS SALTY-WET CONDITIONS, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE PUMP ELECTRONIC MODULE (PEM) TO BECOME CORRODED INTERNALLY. THIS CAN CAUSE A FAULTY SIGNAL TO THE FUEL PUMP, RESULTING IN LOW OR NO FUEL PRESSURE TO THE ENGINE.

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Suspension & Steering, July 1, 2008

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Some vehicles have a power steering return hose that may rupture because a section was not vulcanized properly. If the hose ruptures, there would be a rapid loss of power steering fluid and loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the steering return line assembly. The recall began July, 2008. The Volvo recall number is 201.

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Volvo V50 Questions and Answers

JPS, 2005 Volvo V50, Columbus, OH

How do I change the spark plugs, please?

garygnu, 2005 Volvo V50, 2.4L 5 Cylinder, Milwaukee, WI

My ambient air temperature sensor is sending error messages to the computer. I purchased a new one and need to have some input on how to get to wiring so i can disconnect the old one and re-connec...

plumber500, 2005 Volvo V50, Forest Park, IL

i clear the check engine light , but the light came back on . right away , after clearing it . runs goods .when it is cold it chogs for a minute . i also have code 171 191 190 101 026, but the...

cander, 2005 Volvo V50, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Grandville, MI

I was quoted 400 per axle with the part and it would take about an hour to replace. i need to plan for this repair in the next 2-3 weeks if possible is it alright to wait a bit?

Poxon, 2005 Volvo V50, Tacoma, WA

The service light on my Volvo V50 2.0D R Design Sport stays on even though a service or whatever is not required. How can I switch it off?

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Volvo V50 Reviews

Bought used 2005 V50 2.4i and have only had two vehicle issues. 2nd issue caused by me. #1 is leaky sunroof causing lots of water on drivers rear side floor. Apparently cracked or broken plastic piece that funnels rain water to outlet tube. $900 to replace but most of that labor to pull seats and dry out carpeting. #2 was I spilled entire glass of green tea on shifter area. Leaked down and basically gummed up module which had to be replaced. In shop for 4 days waiting for new module

Love my car. It has been great and no problems. The dealership I dealt with has been wonderful to work with, especially concerning customer service. Volvo of Athens in Georgia.

I have a 2009 V50 2.4i. In in opinion, it's a good family wagon. My comes with basics, which included sun roof, auto windows, 6 cd in dash changer, t-tech seats, 6 way control driver seat. I am please with it so far. The ride is quiet; the engine is smooth; the feel is solid. Complains are: the A/C is not strong enough for Texas heat, the electrial was weird for the instrument panel as it was off one day that I could not know my speed, gas gauge, turning signals. It was back on by itself after a few turn on/off. The back seat row is tight so that only small petitt size or small kids are comfortable.

Lots of electrical issues. Bad oil pump (replaced after fighting with corporate Volvo).

So far so good. We bought our 2005 V50 2.4i used with 50,000 miles on it and have put on another 17,000 with no issues so far other than some tire cupping, probably caused by the wheels being out of alignment thanks to the bumpy, potholed roads around here. It's a really nice car.

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