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Fuel pump needs replacing;smell gas&leaking;can't repair for 2 wks;dangerous?

(2000 Volvo S80)
in Pasadena, CA on July 22, 2013
Just want to know if it's dangerous to drive, I have been driving like this for more than a month, but only when necessary to drive. When I start the car, it won't start until the 2nd try; my mechanic said not dangerous, only dangerous for me to inhale fumes. When I drive it smells like I'm surrounded by gas. Ordinarily, I would not drive in this condition, but I make my living using my car and can't repair for two weeks.
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of Greg's Orange Auto on July 22, 2013
that is on a cust asst program i do believe at volvo. call them with your vin # and see it should be at n/c. they had alot of issues and complaints so they started to do it under warranty. i have sent 4 cust to volvo and all have been taken care of for FREE. YES VERY DANDEROUS NO NOT DRIVE CAR. DANDEROUS HEALTH WISE AND FIRE WISE
on July 22, 2013
Thank you. My independent mechanic sent me to Volvo as he said the fuel pump was on recall, but Volvo said my VIN number was not on recall. I called Volvo of America and even spoke with a supervisor who informed me that the recall was for cars beginning in 2001 and that even if my car were a 2001, it would not be all cars, just particular VIN numbers she explained it as if there is a recall of lettuce, they always say a particular batch number, not every item made in that year. My car is 2000. Thank you again for your help.
on October 30, 2015
It is a factory recall! Should not cost you a penny! Take it to your nearest Volvo Dealer right away. One spark from that jerk who throws his cigarette butt out the window and it could be a bad day.
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