Exterior Light Bulbs May Burn Out Prematurely on Volvo S60

It is not uncommon for the exterior light bulbs to burn out prematurely. No repair option has been reported other than replacing the failed bulb.

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Average mileage: 104,525 (7,000–220,000)
9 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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bulbs are always burning up
2004 Volvo S60 61,000 mi,
left handside buld is burnt out
Headlights burn out in 6 mopnths...
2001 Volvo S60 144,000 mi,
This seems to just be a Volvo thing....I have had many and all do this. I have started buying the bulb grease you can get at automotive parts stores and buying one of each type of bulb, which I recommend that any Volvo owner do. It is just one of those things and no one can ever explain it.....feh!
same issue here. very frustrating.
2004 Volvo S60 90,000 mi,
This has been happening for years!
headlights keep burning out r then l every 6mon.
2003 Volvo S60 169,752 mi,
Headlights last 6 months at best
2002 Volvo S60 105,000 mi,
Sometimes showed position light bulb out.
2001 Volvo S60 112,000 mi,
Taillights burn out frequently. This is a major inconvenience since my nearest Volvo retailer is 45 miles away and the bulbs can be pricey.
Stop bulbs burn out often
2003 Volvo S60 125,000 mi,
Bulbs are going out every 5-6 months. Replacement won't come on now. This is very annoying.
mostly left side but I've replaced a lot of bulbs!
2002 Volvo S60 100,000 mi,
Bulbs burnout prematurely
2009 Volvo S60 27,000 mi,
replaced rear side light, fog lights, parking lights, license plate lights, tail light
2004 Volvo S60 80,000 mi,
The lights are always burning out so quickly that I have to keep spare bulbs for each light in the car. It's very frustrating!
2005 Volvo S60 55,000 mi,
Light burned out on drivers side
2012 Volvo S60 90,000 mi,
Bulbs burn out. Sylvian is the only manufacture. But if you research its voltage. Sylvian says don't use their american version. Order ones from Germany.
Often replacing stop bulbs
2005 Volvo S60 180,000 mi,
Exterior left side marker light is burnt out. Tried replacing the bulb, no luck. It seems it's a wiring issue.