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Volvo S40 Problems

Find the most common issues based on Volvo S40 owner complaints.

Most Common Volvo S40 Problems

The right front engine mount wears out prematurely, causing engine vibration at idle.
The engine may not start due to a failed starter control module. If the module has indeed failed, it will require replacement.
The fuel pressure regulator can leak and cause a hard start condition, without any faults recorded in the engine computer.
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1 Known Volvo S40 Brakes Problem

There have been reports of premature rear brake pad wear. Our technicians recommend to inspect brake pads at each tire rotation interval.

1 Known Volvo S40 Drive Train Problem

The Volvo S40 from 2011-2012 is known to have issues with hard shifts and transmission slippage on models equipped with the six speed automatic transmission. When the transmission gets warm, the is...

1 Known Volvo S40 Electrical & Lights Problem

The engine may not start due to a failed starter control module. If the module has indeed failed, it will require replacement.

2 Known Volvo S40 Engine Problems

The right front engine mount wears out prematurely, causing engine vibration at idle.
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 s...

1 Known Volvo S40 Exhaust & Emissions Problem

The fuel pressure regulator can leak and cause a hard start condition, without any faults recorded in the engine computer.

0 Known Volvo S40 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known Volvo S40 Maintenance Problems

0 Known Volvo S40 Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known Volvo S40 Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known Volvo S40 Problems & Complaints

The right front engine mount wears out prematurely, causing engine vibration at idle.
The engine may not start due to a failed starter control module. If the module has indeed failed, it will require replacement.
The fuel pressure regulator can leak and cause a hard start condition, without any faults recorded in the engine computer.
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 s...
The Volvo S40 from 2011-2012 is known to have issues with hard shifts and transmission slippage on models equipped with the six speed automatic transmission. When the transmission gets warm, the is...
There have been reports of premature rear brake pad wear. Our technicians recommend to inspect brake pads at each tire rotation interval.
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