Volvo V40 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Volvo V40

Volvo V40 Problems

Problems With Starter Control Modules

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

Premature Rear Brake Pad Wear

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

Oil Leak From Turbo Return Pipe Seal

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 signs of leakage.

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Volvo V40 Questions

White smoke is coming out of the tailpipe when stopped at the red light or going up a street, how is it fixable? How much will it cost? (1 answer)

Service light came on and it felt like the heat was on also (1 answer)

Started the car, and immediately felt like the heat was on high. I looked down and noticed that the service light was on . I check to see if the heat was turned on, but it was not. After a few minutes the service light went out and the temperature went down also.

will a fuel pump shut your car down on the freeway (1 answer)

driving on freeway car just shut down

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Volvo V40 Recalls

Recall 04V493000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE NON-RETURN VALVE MAY CRACK DUE TO A POOR WELD CAUSING A VACUUM LEAK.
Recall 03V474000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, WATER CAN ENTER THE ELECTRICAL BRAKE VACUUM PUMP, CAUSING THE PUMP TO FAIL.
Potential Fuel Leak from Fuel Rail

Due to inadequate welding, a fuel leak may develop from the fuel rail. A fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will install a v-clamp to the fuel rail to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is R128.

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Volvo V40 Reviews

I LOVE this little wagon!!! All leather, turbo, beautiful body, silver in color with tinted windows. I've only seen three others on the road since buying mine. I bought it almost exactly a year ago from a Swedish Auto Clinic in Torrance, CA. At that time it had about 140K miles on it. Peter, the owner of Swedish Auto Clinic is Swedish and knows the cars inside and out. He buys a lot of his cars...
Certainly no 1985 240. That was a well built car with good under the hood space to work on things. This Volvo is a mere shell of the former Volvo moniker. Small brake pads wear quick, turbo went out, mass airflow sensor twice, leaks oil from pan, currently dealing with changing the entire cooling system which requires taking far too many hoses and sensors off to do. All the rubber has gone to c...
Bought our 2004 V40 as a certified used Volvo in 2006 and have put nearly 100,000 trouble-free miles on it. The only expense we've incurred other than routine maintenance is for the replacement of the glass on the passenger side mirror after someone knocked into it. Some key pluses for the V40; - Seats are comfortable, even on long drives; - Heating and A/C are great. The A/C is strong and c...

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