Volvo S40 Repair and Maintenance
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Volvo S40 ProblemsRight Front Engine Mount May Wear and Cause Vibration at Idle
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.
Volvo S40 QuestionsThere is this knocking noise coming from under the hood. why? (1 answer)
First the car started cutting off. then the knocking noise began
I replaced radiator myself and did not measure how much fluid I lost when trans. hoses were disconnected.
Had battery tested and fully charged at autozone
Then figured it was that alternator
Had that and the serp belt replaced.
Ran fine for a week then I had the door open for maybe 10 mins (car off light on) and then it wouldn't start.
Jumped it and took a drive for 30 mins...
Volvo S40 RecallsEngine Compartment Body Support Member May Be Cracked
A crack may have developed on the top of the passenger side support member in the engine compartment during the manufacturing process. Cracking in this area can affect performance of the front structure in the event of a crash. If cracks are found, the vehicle will be taken out of service and replaced with one of equal specification. This recall is scheduled to begin by April 15, 2011. The Volvo recall number is R241.
Volvo is recalling certain passenger vehicles equipped with power front passenger seats because the front seat rail's detection system was manufactured incorrectly. This can cause the passenger seat to move beyond the intended maximum, which may increase the risk of injury to the passenger in a crash. Dealers will inspect and repair the rails free of charge.
Volvo is recalling all models equipped with Garmin 760 Portable Global Positioning System units because the battery may overheat, which could lead to a fire. Volvo advises owners to stop using the Garmin device immediately and consult the Garmin website to determine if they have a defective unit. The unit's battery will be replaced and a spacer inserted to prevent the problem from reoccurring. This will be performed free of charge.