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Volvo

Volvo Cars is a Swedish multinational manufacturer of luxury vehicles headquartered in Torslanda, Gothenburg. The company manufactures SUVs, station wagons, and sedans. The company's main marketing arguments are safety and its Swedish heritage and design.





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We recently ordered a new Volvo V90CC and when it arrived it did not have t
We recently ordered a new Volvo V90CC and when it arrived it did not have the option package that we ordered but did have an another, different option package that we did not order or want. Volvo Laval admitted their mistake but could only offer a replacement for delivery in five months. This timing was unworkable for us and, in return for a small discount, we were forced to take the vehicle and pay for the unwanted option package. Volvo Lavals position was we have to make money on every sale. We appealed to Volvo Canada and their response was too bad because you accepted the car. Over the years we have purchased a lot of vehicles, some better than others, but this experience of being forced to pay for options that were the result of the Dealers error is the worst. A very good reason to not deal with Volvo, ever.
Published: May 3, 2017
John of Pointe Claire, QC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Best customer service and best safety record. NIELLO Volvo is the best deal
Best customer service and best safety record. NIELLO Volvo is the best dealer in the area. They have quality cars-new and used-and take excellent care of their customers. I have been a Volvo owner for 14 years and am on my 4th car. I LOVE Volvo!!!
Published: December 15, 2019
Rebecca of Woodland, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I notice that there are no complaints about the Volvo 240! We owned one we
I notice that there are no complaints about the Volvo 240! We owned one we affectionately named Christine (1983 turbo) and she saved my life in a collision with a Honda convertible that rear ended me. The Honda: totaled. Christine: NOT A SCRATCH. The police officer standing at the scene (who saw it was the driver behind me at fault) said to me, Lady, you could drive that car through a brick wall and it would not get a scratch! We just purchased an S60 for our daughter and after reading some accounts here has made me a little preoccupied. Perhaps we should have gone with the ol 240! We currently have a v70 wagon that is reliable but does have its share of repairs.
Published: July 18, 2014
maria of South Orange , NJ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I own a 2012 Volvo XC90. I purchased this new. I chose a Volvo because of t
I own a 2012 Volvo XC90. I purchased this new. I chose a Volvo because of their reputation. Turns out that they are riding on a reputation that is no longer is accurate. I drive quite a bit. Mostly long distance freeway. At 150k miles the car needs new catalytic converters. Volvo quoted 7k for the repair. Now the transmission is slipping. Blue book on this car is only about 7k. Better off taking it to the wrecking yard. Volvo customer service was no help. Car has been well taken care of. Still looks new but has absolutely no value. Ill never buy a Volvo again.
Published: February 6, 2019
roy of Carlsbad, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

A key was lost during towing or when serviced at the dealership. Volvo requ
A key was lost during towing or when serviced at the dealership. Volvo required filing a formal complaint with customer service & Volvo Roadside Assistance, dealer declined any responsibility. The process was cumbersome, unresponsive, and very time-consuming. Mentioned to both departments that the customer thinks that they are working with VOLVO for resolution, not sections of the company. It was NEVER disclosed or mentioned during calls or e-mails that you are NOT working with Volvo roadside service at all but with a company called Agero. They (Agero) denied the claim. It has taken almost 3 weeks and significant hours to resolve. Volvo has now said they will pay for a key.
Published: June 19, 2015
sarah of Alexandria, VA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a 2008 Volvo S60T, and its the worst car Ive ever owned! It has br
I bought a 2008 Volvo S60T, and its the worst car Ive ever owned! It has broken down on me more times than I can count. I have coddled and cared for this car more than any other. Ive had the timing belt changed, and only put premium, ethanol free gas in it. I have the oil changed every 3000 miles and buy Napa gold oil filters and synthetic oil - which I bring to my mechanic. I do all recommended tune-ups and check ups. Now I find out that the turbo is bad! My mechanic told me to get rid of it ASAP. The repairs it needs - a new turbo and catalytic converter - will cost more than the car is worth. Im so angry! I used all my savings to buy this car. It is undriveable and sits in my frontyard. All its worth now is scrap! Really? A 2008 Volvo?!? I tried communicating with Volvo. The first time on Facebook - to which they referred me to their customer service email. I emailed them and just today received the Were so sorry but cant help you reply. This company does NOT make quality reliable vehicles, and they do NOT stand behind them! A lot of hype and a huge COST for nothing but headaches, inconvenience, and financial loss. I am screaming from every rooftop I can find to warn people! DONT BUY A VOLVO!!!
Published: March 18, 2015
Linda of Summerville, Sc, SC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We bought a 2015 Volvo S80 Inscription package. Has been a fabulous car. Ho
We bought a 2015 Volvo S80 Inscription package. Has been a fabulous car. However after 3 years of use - the leather piping around the drivers seat has become unstitched and the plastic insert is coming out. Sent a photo to Volvo and they stated not a defect - it is due to wear. Therefore not covered under the warranty. My husband weighs 140 lbs and I am 120 lbs. It is unbelievable that this would happen after 3 years. I have a 2008 Audi TT with leather seats that are pristine after 10 years. They quoted us $1400 to repair. Absolutely insane. Will not buy Volvo again.
Published: October 31, 2018
Pam of Sanibel, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a pre-owned Volvo S80 for my son for $6,000 with 83k miles on it t
I bought a pre-owned Volvo S80 for my son for $6,000 with 83k miles on it to see him through college thinking that hell be safe in that car. We are required to smog our cars every other year so I had work done on it. However, it would not pass the inspection. Well, that turned out to be a nightmare and a loss of more dollars. So, I sold the junk for $2,300 and let the buyer know what problems we had. We have decided to stick with Toyotas and Hondas excellent vehicles with none to minor problems, purchased new or used.
Published: September 25, 2011
Sindee of Clovis, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I brought my 2004 XC90 that had a brake failure that resulted into pushing
I brought my 2004 XC90 that had a brake failure that resulted into pushing the pedal to the floor to get it to stop. Then a warning light appears stating that the anti-skid needs service. This only happens after 20 minutes into a drive. I brought it to a Volvo dealership and they replaced the vacuum assist pump for $620. Two days later, with no loaner car, they sent me on my way. It failed again the first time. I drove it more than 20 minutes and I nearly got into an accident. This time, I was hearing a metallic sound and strong smell. I took the car in again and they told me an additional $1,700 is required. There are now more problems and whoever pulled the last brake caliper on twisted the hoses causing this problem. In addition, the ABS may need replacing which is yet another $2,000. The other work was done 14 months previously at a Volvo dealership and they say if this was the case, you would have had a problem much sooner, like right away. The dealership will not take the blame and I am facing $4,000 in repairs on top of the $620 already spent.
Published: September 12, 2012
Debra of Glenside, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

The Conti Sport Contact In 225/45R17 only lasted 20 km. Equipped in factory
The Conti Sport Contact In 225/45R17 only lasted 20 km. Equipped in factory by Volvo. Continental disclaimed with that I may have a voucher through the wear, logically as the wear was not in 95% they will pay in a voucher. Return the tire, since the legal limit was achieved they would refund about 5% of the total cost. It was the most stupid offer that has being given me. Do not buy Continental or Volvo, because Volvo completely ignored the claim - nor answered
Published: May 12, 2019
Miguel of Other, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

They covered the majority of the repair. I am satisfied.
They covered the majority of the repair. I am satisfied.
Published: January 1, 1970
Niccole of Pasadena, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

What didnt happen is a better question. I bought a used 2001 XC70. What a j
What didnt happen is a better question. I bought a used 2001 XC70. What a joke. As soon as it reached 65,000, the transmission failed. From there, everything that could go wrong did, the timing belt, engine mounts, axles. I have spent thousands of dollars on this piece, thinking it would turn around. Clearly, everyone I hear about has problems with this car, especially this make and model. I’d like to get a class action started. It’s unconscionable what this company has done, screwing people with a good looking piece of junk!
Published: March 3, 2012
Shanti of Los Angeles, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My experience with Volvo S60 has been worse. In my first service I was told
My experience with Volvo S60 has been worse. In my first service I was told that the front tire is having problem and needs to be replaced. Until that time I didnt have knowledge of price of the tire so I was charged $380.54 plus tax (total of $429). In fourth service, again my tire went flat and I was told both front tire needs to be replaced and rim too. I was charged $1048 this time. First of all I was told when I was leasing the car that additional warranty covers almost everything and bumper to bumper and now whenever there was problem I was told its not covered. Secondly there are different prices of the same parts at different authorized showroom retailer. I was charged $380.54 plus taxes first time for one tire and $387 plus taxes second time for two tires. This means I was overcharged almost by double for the same thing. Its a complete fraud. Thirdly, how could a tire go wrong so soon (3 tire replacement within a period of 2 years) and doesnt include in warranty. Even when outside shops like Canadian Tires are offering 5 years warranty on same tires. Isnt a Rip Off. I am paying more price and No Warranty. I am really frustrated at service as well. First time they didnt even wash the car and when it was supposed to be included as per warranty. Further I was told that I came late when I went for service exactly as per information provided. I literally had to go into argument to get the service done as I reconfirmed about timing of service in advance. In my last service they even forgot to reset the service reminder which is irritating. Why so many loopholes and fraudulent response when assured the coverage at the time of buying the car..... This is just few of the problem I have written...... hope it be looked seriously.
Published: June 30, 2014
GAURAV of Mississauga, ON
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We purchased our Volvo XC60 about 19 months ago after our first child was b
We purchased our Volvo XC60 about 19 months ago after our first child was born because we wanted something safe and reliable. Right from the start, the vehicle started having mechanical issues. It has been to the service center between 10 -15 times for all kinds of issues including the transmission, rotors, and now the brake fluid draining out twice within a few weeks, which the service center found to be a leaking caliper. Since receiving the vehicle back, I have noticed a puddle under my vehicle again. I feel like I am just waiting for the brakes to go out while I am driving down the highway with my 21 month old daughter in the back. There is also the unresolved noise coming from the engine compartment with the vehicle off that we recorded on video. We were told that the same issue had only happened to one other vehicle in the nation and they don’t know what caused it. So, it wasn’t fixed. It has made that noise on two separate occasions now. We filed a complaint with Volvo corporate on January 2, 2019 after the vehicle was towed in on New Year’s Eve because the brake fluid had drained out of it again. We were told we would be contacted with a decision about Volvo buying back our faulty vehicle within 24-48 hours. The corporate rep said that she had never heard of a vehicle with such extensive issues. Finally, two weeks later I received an email from Volvo corporate letting me know that they were offering us $4000 in trade assistance. The problem with that is the total purchase price of the vehicle was $36k plus tax, so $39,591. The current average KBB trade in value is $28,500. So, Volvo corporate is expecting us to take a $7000 loss on a vehicle we only owned for 18 months and had planned to own for a very long time. Not to mention the closest match (without moving to an older model) for a pre-owned vehicle at our local Volvo dealership has a sticker of $39,900, so we will would have to shell out at least $3000 more, or what is now $10,000 total just to get into an equivalent vehicle. And if we just decide to get rid of it and buy a different brand vehicle, then we lose an additional $3,000 in the extended warranty that we purchased and the $4,000 trade assistance they offered. So, we either wait until the next malfunction, which should officially qualify us for lemon law, and risk getting into an accident, or we take a major loss on this vehicle. When I asked how they justified making their customer take that kind of loss on an obviously problematic vehicle, I was told that my “case has been reviewed at the highest level and any further communication should be through Park Place Volvo” (my local dealer). So, they obviously recognize that there is a major problem, but they don’t care about fixing the situation with little or no loss to their customer. After my last communication with them, I posted my story and the video of the noise from my engine on their Facebook page to share what has happened and warn others. Yesterday evening, Volvo blocked me from posting to or liking anything on their page and deleted my comments. On top of that, I also noticed that others that shared a bad experience were deleted and blocked as well. So, their way of maintaining their impeccable reputation is just to sweep the bad experiences under the rug and make their Facebook page look like it’s full of happy, satisfied customers. I’m absolutely shocked at their antics and how unethical their practices are. As soon as the government shut down ends we will be filing a complaint with the FTC as well.
Published: January 21, 2019
Carrie of Dallas, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a 2005 S60 in January of 2008. It was a leased vehicle that my fri
I bought a 2005 S60 in January of 2008. It was a leased vehicle that my friend had and we went through the dealer to buy it. We paid for the certified used car warranty. Under the warranty, ball joints had to be replaced and we had no other problems with it.It now has 120,000 miles on it and now all kinds of things are going wrong. My husband replaced the rear bearings this year and the fuel pump went recently. After he replaced the fuel pump, the car would not stay running and we had to have it towed. The pump electronic module was found to be bad. The original design had it mounted under the car where it is exposed to the elements, and guess what, it corroded and needed replacement.Volvo issued an update (should have been recall) and relocated it inside the spare tire well. Car still would not run. Diagnostics have traced it to the ECM. This bill is now up to $4,000.
Published: September 23, 2011
Karen of Macedon, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Bought my first Volvo in 1973 and drove it 180,000 miles. In 1985 when we b
Bought my first Volvo in 1973 and drove it 180,000 miles. In 1985 when we bought a 240DL and drove it 225,000 miles. In 2005 when we bought the S80. Today after 14 years and 250,000 miles BETELEW the 3rd is done. An internal engine problem and no compression in #1 cylinder. Thinking back about my Volvo’s and reading the posts here I want to share my Volvo experience with you. First of all I would not recommend buying a used Volvo unless there is documentation that scheduled maintenance was done. Volvo’s can be a bit pricey to maintain and many people just don’t take care of them. I bought all of my Volvo’s brand new, maintained them as outlined in the manual, and all work was done by the dealership or an independent shop that specialized only in Volvo’s. Driving a Volvo for 45 years has taught me a lot. The most important is that there is a big difference between a 15 minute oil change and a dealership scheduled service. There is a long list of items to be checked, lubricated, tightened, or adjusted that only a dealership will perform. 15 minutes oil change is not a maintenance service, and you certainly get what you pay for. I read these posts and so many contain “bought a used Volvo” “poor quality” “factory defect” and how horrible Volvo customer service is and I laugh. I’ve had things happen to my Volvo’s over the years too. The difference is that when you are a regular customer at a dealership as I have been, you will receive excellent customer service. Loyalty is rewarded. I would be embarrassed if I drove Into a dealership for the first time with nothing but 30 minute oil changes and demand good customer service. If you think I’m exaggerating I’m not. In 45 years and 3 Volvo’s I have only been towed 4 times and 3 of those were from my driveway. I was never left stranded or put in a dangerous situation. I bought each of my Volvo’s for safety which I consider to be an investment. I took care of my investments and they took care of me, faithfully, safely, comfortably, and tonight we will return to Volvo to buy BETELEW #4.
Published: April 17, 2019
K of San Diego, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Dont buy a new Volvo SUV. There are so many electronics issues, and the dea
Dont buy a new Volvo SUV. There are so many electronics issues, and the dealership has an excuse for all of them. The phone disconnects from the system after a couple of hours. VOLVO blames this on Apple CarPlay and says they can do nothing about it. On-line, VOLVO brags about having added Apple CarPlay to its 2019 SUVs. Don’t brag about it if you haven’t figured out how to get it to work with the VOLVO computer system. The radio turns on in the car when the keys are in the house, the car is in the locked garage and has been turned off. VOLVO says that the car must be locked -- in order for the car to be powered down.The radio doesnt consistently turn down when replying to a text. You never know when its going to work or not work. With nothing on the passenger car seat, the red light in the instrument panel flashes on and off, indicating that the seatbelt should be turned on. So disappointed that I bought this brand new car and have absolutely no recourse.
Published: April 25, 2019
Susan of Novato, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My parents bought the new 2016 XC60 in Dec 2015, arrived Jan 2016 - we have
My parents bought the new 2016 XC60 in Dec 2015, arrived Jan 2016 - we have owned XC90 2004 in past with no problems, bought another for the safety and reliability. However the car dealership have been an disappointment. It has an electrical problem somewhere they cant trace. First replaced the amplifier a few months ago but the random & frightening loud sounds continue. Its unnerving to have the loud electrical sounds occur. It can be when you start in the garage, or just driving down the street - no warning. The Dealership says theyve not heard of this problem and are not offering a solution. I think the beautiful new car is a lemon and makes me doubt if I want to keep the Volvo. Its disappointing to see the dealership be dismissive of a senior adult couple who just wanted to buy a new car and are having this experience.
Published: June 12, 2016
Greg of Forney, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

On August 20th, 2016, my wife and child ran out of gas in her brand new 201
On August 20th, 2016, my wife and child ran out of gas in her brand new 2016 Volvo XC60 which she paid $43,000 for. She purchased the Volvo because of reputation and safety. Volvo uses their roadside assistance as a selling tool. My wife and child sat for 2 hours after being told it would be less than one hour. No one followed up with her, gave her any update at all. It was 90 degrees and they were not close enough to walk to any store. A kind gentleman finally stopped, gave them water and snacks and then came back with gas. He did not take a dime. I called Volvo to voice my displeasure and it was then they called my wife. At this point, it was too late. Roadside assistance is good but only if they actually assist.
Published: August 20, 2016
Alan of Huntersville, NC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

The car was ahead of its time. It is so fun to drive and gets so much atten
The car was ahead of its time. It is so fun to drive and gets so much attention because of the styling. The 5 cylinder turbo gets ok gas mileage and uses regular or premium. Great interior room, fun handling, really scoots. Im sorry they stopped production in 2013.
Published: November 30, 2019
Bonnie of Huntington Beach, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I love my 2008 Volvo. Beautiful ride and comfortable and quiet. Plan to kee
I love my 2008 Volvo. Beautiful ride and comfortable and quiet. Plan to keep it 3 more years and then hand it over to my son. Very reliable and no maintenance needed other than oil changes and tire rotation. My only problem is the radio. AM channels died about a year ago and to replace it would be about $500... FM is fine, but miss the talk radio. Very minor problem but would be nice if Volvo stood by their product since this seems to be an ongoing issue with other customers.
Published: June 27, 2015
Marlene of Hatley, WI
Source: consumeraffairs.com

This has been the bane of my existence for numerous months now (5 months to
This has been the bane of my existence for numerous months now (5 months to be exact)... My 2007 S40 Volvo with 60K miles will not pass the smog check. Ive been back to my smog guy 6 times, had my car towed for too many parking tickets due to no registration. Paid over $1600 in fees, called Volvo numerous times, the Volvo dealership nearest me, my Volvo mechanic... etc. and Ive driven over 1200 miles. Apparently because I changed my battery a few weeks before the smog check, I have to just keep driving my car (illegally I might add). Well... I have driven and driven and driven and still not passing. No help from Volvo.
Published: May 13, 2016
Noelle of Los Angeles, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought my Volvo XC90 in 3/11. Before I purchased the vehicle, I requested
I bought my Volvo XC90 in 3/11. Before I purchased the vehicle, I requested the CarFax. I noted that it stated that the transmission was replaced in 5/09 by a Volvo dealership. I felt secure knowing the history of the car. I was hit by a drunk driver and he totaled my car. After the accident, I needed a car that would make me feel safe. That is important, I was afraid to drive after the accident. Also, 2 weeks before my accident, my daughter-in-law was killed in a car accident and left me with my 3 grandchildren. The purchase of this car was to assist me with safely transporting my grandchildren to their different events. I like the fact that it has a 3rd set of seats for the little ones. But I was very sad when the transmission light came on and the car started weaving. After researching on the internet, I found out that what happened to me was not unusual, that many people have been complaining about the same thing. Volvo XC90s from 2003-2005 have an increase incident of transmission failures. I called Volvo of North America and they told me to call a dealership near me. I did and the (Steve) manager of service at Superior Volvo in Missouri said that he would call the regional manager to see if they would do a goodwill repair/replacement since the transmission was just replaced 2 years ago. Steve (manager of service) called me back and said that they could not do a goodwill replacement at this time. I called Volvo of North America back and explained to them what the regional manager had said, that they would not replace the transmission at their expense. The lady at customer service for Volvo of North America said, after contacting (Steve) the service manager, that since the warranty is out, they are not responsible. So I guess if I replace the transmission, I should only expect for the transmission to last for 2 years. Why would I replace it if it is only going to last for 2 years or less? I worked hard to save for this car. I paid cash for this car, no financing, nothing. I thought I was buying a car that me and my grandbabies would feel safe in. I have contacted the Federal Trade Commission and have a reference number if you need it. I have also contacted the consumer protection division of my state. I dont think it is fair to ask me to pay for a part that is defective and the company had always known about this problem. Where is the fairness? Someone told me to sell it to someone else and get my money back. I cant do that. I wouldnt be able to sleep at night.
Published: October 15, 2011
Cecilia of Kansas , KS
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Well, the car IS denim blue. Thats a little joke. Bought this car via overs
Well, the car IS denim blue. Thats a little joke. Bought this car via overseas delivery program. That went as well as it could I suppose. The OSD US headquarters in New Jersey has ONE staff person in a call center and she is over worked. Took days for her to respond to our calls and overall we grade her a D to C. The wait to finally receive the car was long, 9 months for us. Our choice not Volvos problem. We kept telling ourselves Were saving so much money. We are solid middle class and but for me giving in to my wife and us having on investment pool available for her to spend, we wouldnt have the car. The latter is my preference. The two star rating doesnt just reflect on car but the unnecessary dealer delays all along the way to present and continuing. My 2014 Honda CRV is superior in many ways to big blue. Better paint job, straight forward and easy access to mechanicals of the engine and engine bay components, simple well designed cabin controls, lack of complicated car computer system. It is plug and play so to speak unlike the Volvo where we really should take a class on how to operate the center display with its myriad functions.Right away soon after delivery and receipt of the car I noticed a failed seal on a passenger side read tail light, the small one mounted on the trunk lid. Moisture is clearly present all along the light lense. Ok....small thing but a first in life for me and I am age 69. Second, the wheel lug nut cover removal tool was not put in the car at the factory. I think the interior cabin key has yet to be found. The hood latch on the drivers side began sticking. The hood can be opened but a second pull on the front hood release is needed.The steering feel of the car is artificial and does not inspire confidence about absolute control. Now I am left unsure about what other little gremlins will surface. We bought a car before that turned out to be a lemon, our first luxury car. The V is the second. Will it turn yellow? The suspense is very bothersome. I have a lot of automotive repair and maintenance experience since age 16 including engine re-building. There is almost nothing on this car I can maintain myself so here come the bills! Volvo makes very odd and impractical decisions about placement/access to functions in the engine bay. Coolant reservoir is very difficult to read level as the tank is buried in a chamber! Similarly the brake fluid reservoir top is even buried more in a chamber. I like the cars exterior design, the seats, the interior, the transmission (so far), the peppy engine (although the long term effects of direct injection worry me) and on balance natural aspiration is superior, at least for me.All in all I would not recommend Volvo cars. I recommend something when it is perfect. This car is far from it and that is worrisome for what we will spend on its care and feeding. Volvo cars are a dealers dream. It reminds me more of the very average to below average American made junk. Yeah they may look nice but.... watch out here come repair bills! Dont buy one!
Published: December 9, 2019
Steve of Terrebonne, OR
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We decided to give Volvo a shot in addition to the Porsche and Mercedes SUV
We decided to give Volvo a shot in addition to the Porsche and Mercedes SUVs we were considering. The sales team was so horrible and disorganized that were not even considering Volvo at all anymore. Typical used car lot type of dealership; if youre looking for a luxury experience, stick to the other brands.
Published: August 30, 2020
Lisa of Mount Pleasant, SC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

After several visits and calls, a price was negotiated and agreed with cred
After several visits and calls, a price was negotiated and agreed with credit card on file for two XC60 2012 autos. I was told to be at the dealership between 3:30PM and 4PM today to sign the papers and get the cars. I arrived at 3:36PM and was told that someone was buying one of the two cars. No solution was offered and I left the dealership: Volvo Village of Danvers, sales manager Alfonso **.
Published: June 10, 2012
Jeffrey of Topsfield, MA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Random airbag exploding -- O.k. Volvo v70 rainy evening. I go to my car to
Random airbag exploding -- O.k. Volvo v70 rainy evening. I go to my car to run an errand, get in, start it and BOOM! Thought I had been shot. I turned the car off jumped out half deaf and realized what had happen. What the hell.
Published: December 6, 2014
Lucinda of Flemington, NJ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My 2013 Volvo XC90 has a warning to service the Anti Skid system. This firs
My 2013 Volvo XC90 has a warning to service the Anti Skid system. This first happened on Jan 9th, 2016. I called Glen Cove Volvo the first thing on Monday, Jan 11th. Glen Cove Volvo said they could not even look at my car for two weeks due to capacity issues. I offered to have it fixed at my local shop if they reimbursed me (since this is under warranty). They said that is not an option. I was told to check other Volvo dealers, the next closest one is 30 mins away and they had a one week wait. So Volvo has left me with no options. I now have to drive a week in NY in January with potential snow and ice with no anti skid system because Volvo obviously does not care for its customers. I will never deal with any Volvo dealer again.
Published: January 11, 2016
Thomas of Bayville, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We purchased a new Volvo XC60 in 2011 and since the first year we had probl
We purchased a new Volvo XC60 in 2011 and since the first year we had problems: engine, fuel pump and Blis were replaced/repaired. Even the logo fell down. Now they want to change the radiator! We are trying to understand if our car has quality issues or other XC60 owners have similar problems. This was our first Volvo and unfortunately the worst car we bought so far.
Published: September 22, 2014
yeter of Perkasie, PA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have had my Volvo XC60 for one year now and have driven it 20,000 miles.
I have had my Volvo XC60 for one year now and have driven it 20,000 miles. It handles very well on dry roads, the T5 engine has plenty of power and the transmission is extremely smooth. It gets about 27 mpg combined city/highway but requires 91 grade. It is roomy and very comfortable to drive and has some great technological options. But there is much more road noise than many lower priced vehicles - I would have expected much quieter at this price point. The voice commands are useless; I have had voice commands in Ford and GMC vehicles for the last 10 years and got used to how well they worked but the Volvo is not even close - it is very annoying to try using it. The foot activated tailgate only works occasionally, usually when you do not intend to use it. The XC60 is good to drive on dry roads but is very scary to drive on snow covered roads; again, Ford Escape and GMC Terrain are much more sure-footed in snow. After owning this XC60, I would not purchase another Volvo.
Published: April 8, 2019
Daniel of Howell, MI
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought the Volvo S60 2017 model couple of weeks back from authorised Volv
I bought the Volvo S60 2017 model couple of weeks back from authorised Volvo dealer, I have the warranty for 2 years. I experienced the vibration on the accelerator pedal and steering wheel, so I raised an issue to Volvo dealer and they took it immediately for servicing and they said they fixed something but it did not resolve the issue and I had the same vibration on accelerator pedal and steering wheel, so they again take it back for servicing and after one day they reported the problem cannot be fixed and I have to drive with this vibration as long as I keep this car. How can they say this when the car is still in warranty and no solution for it.
Published: October 17, 2018
Sridhar of Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We purchased our XC60 in July 2014. Approximately 2 months later, the issue
We purchased our XC60 in July 2014. Approximately 2 months later, the issues started with the keyless entry system. The vehicle wont unlock with the key fob (either one) from a distance more than 4-5 feet. The door handle actuated unlock feature does not work 60% or better of the time. Same can be said for the keyless lock button on the door handle. The car will on occasion give me the message the key cant be found, even if it is in the dash slot and not in my pocket.October 2014- initial report of the problem to the dealership, they looked at it, and said it needed a receiver replaced so I would need to come back and leave the vehicle for a day. November 2014- dealership replaced the receiver, vehicle functioned normally for about 3 weeks, then the problem returned. December 2014- dealership could not see a problem, said they needed to keep it for a few days to find the issue. No success.January 2015- Took the vehicle to another dealership. They kept it all day, said they changed the batteries in the remotes, and it is working fine. Funny part was, when the service manager went out to show me I was probably just carrying my cell phone too close to the remote, it wouldnt work for him! Was told they needed to contact Volvo to see if replacing the key fobs, which they thought was the issue, was covered under the warranty.February 2015- Waited 2.5 weeks to hear from the dealership on whether Volvo would warrant what they said was required (anxiously anticipating the moment they told me it wasnt covered!) During this time, I also started getting messages that the fob battery was low, consult the manual for replacement. March 2015- Took the vehicle to the third dealership, on the 4th service call, to see if they could fix the issue. It has been there for a week now, they have changed the batteries in the remotes and are waiting to see if that fixes the issue. The car drives beautifully, and the appointments and functionality of the interior are very good, but I expect EVERYTHING to work on a $38,000.00 investment, and so far this vehicle has not come close.
Published: March 17, 2015
John of Apo, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a brand new V40 D2 1.6 last year. I have had nothing but problems
I bought a brand new V40 D2 1.6 last year. I have had nothing but problems with the car since a few months after I made my purchase. During the first few months there was a problem with the airbag and the car had to be recovered to a garage. A few months ago black smoke was coming out of the car on a cold start and the vehicle started to shudder. The car has been at the dealers for 6 weeks now and no one seems to know what is wrong with it. The customer relations team from Volvo UK have been shocking. They are rude and far from courteous when you call. One female customer relations representative informed me I should be grateful for a courtesy car that was better speck than my vehicle. Really helpful! I am still waiting to speak to the male who is in charge of my case. You are left feeling a burden even though its the company that have burdened you by selling you a car that isnt fit for purpose. It is unlikely that I will purchase another Volvo or recommend one to anyone else.
Published: August 6, 2014
Karen of Sheffield, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Last Tuesday, May 15, 2012, I took my 2002 S80 T6 Volvo to the Volvo servic
Last Tuesday, May 15, 2012, I took my 2002 S80 T6 Volvo to the Volvo service center on a recall for the fuel pump (throttle body). After driving a few days later, I went to start my car and it wouldnt start. So I made an attempt to start it again and it started and then it shut off. After going through this several times, it finally started. Now, it has gotten worse. I have all these warning lights on and my car is running sluggish. I try to accelerate on the highway and it feels like it wants to stall.Today, I called the 800 customer service number to report it. I also called the dealership and reported it. I was told that I would have to pay for this to be repaired. I read several articles regarding this problem and feel that my car meets the need to be repaired. It’s a real safety issue. I have two kids that I transport daily to school and other school activities, and I use it to get me to work. I need the assurance that I can get them and myself to our destinations safely and without stressing that I will hope to make it. I am afraid and do not know if my car is going to stall on the highway or at an intersection. I like my Volvo and I want it to run like a Volvo should. I hope this matter can be resolved without any legal representation.
Published: May 23, 2012
Anthony of Mesquite, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Im a Volvo enthusiast. Not just an owner. Weve had 4 Volvo cars in 6 years,
Im a Volvo enthusiast. Not just an owner. Weve had 4 Volvo cars in 6 years, and I got my dream car when my husband agreed we could trade my 2015.5 S80 in for the new body style of the S90. I want to love my car, I do! I actually DO love my car, but I dont love the issues weve had. We bought a 2017 S90 Inscription, with all the possible features the car can have. Seriously, theres not an available option this car doesnt have.My car has been at Volvo of Fredericksburg 15 times, in less than 2 years. Thats shameful. Not just for minor issues, either. Some of them are minor, but most of them are not. One issue contributed to a minor accident. First the leather dashboard bubbled up. Okay, it gets hot here and my S90 was one of the very first ones sent to the US, it sat on the lot for a while. Its an expensive sedan in a world that wants crossovers or SUVs. So it was there for many months I guess, before we bought it. They were happy to take the car and replace the dashboard. There were 3 or 4 minor issues that first trip to be repaired. I was given a nice loaner while it was being fixed. No problem! Love Volvo! Okay, a couple weeks later Im driving with my kids in the car, and the entire infotainment system shuts off while Im driving. Just makes a loud noise and then goes black. In about 30 seconds it reset and came back on. But that freaked me out! The thing just failed! And by this time, just a couple months into ownership, there were also several areas on the touchscreen that had either de-laminated or were dead pixels. So they took the car again, for longer this time, and told me they had completely replaced the infotainment hub and fixed the screen. I got the car back, it looked better and seemed fine.That was the start of the last two years of hell. I cant get in my car and just drive. Its sad. I get in my car and I have a special spot I put my phone where its easy to access because odds are good Im going to need to record whatever issue is happening next. You can Google or go to Youtube and see my videos of the infotainment system failing - its happened twice more since then, once while I was doing 70 mph through the Wasatch mountains of Utah, the whole system just going black while driving including the digital gauges as well as the touchscreen area. All of it. Just shut down while Im doing freeway speed in a dangerous area. I got that time on video too (well, the tail end of it as it starts resetting itself).Ive had warped brake rotors replaced. Ive had issues over and over with the BLIS system, issues with the infotainment system thinking Im on a call through my cell phone when I get in and turn the car on - I have to unpair the phone and completely reset the system to get it to STOP. I turn the car on and the audio doesnt work, as it shows there is an active phone call... to ME! Its an outgoing call from my phone to my phone that the car initiates somehow. Its been months and that issue still isnt fixed.There have been physical issues, there have been software issues. Every time I take my car in, they do software updates and tell me its fixed for sure this time. Sure it is. Not like Ive heard that before. This last time, they finally sent a field rep from Volvo to talk to us about the ongoing issues. The rep floated the idea of putting us in a different car. I objected LOUDLY at first. I am very attached to my car, even with the issues. I love my car! I love the way the sound system is, I love the way it handles, I love my car. Its beautiful. We even gave it a name! So I wasnt interested at that moment in even considering a trade, I just wanted it fixed. So we left it once again to have the infotainment hub changed out, and that night my husband and I talked about reality and the issues with the car. I decided it would be better to trade in the car having SO many issues and I could learn to love another one. We called and then emailed to tell them we would prefer to go that route, and apparently they offered my husband $2,000 toward putting us in a different car. Seriously? Thats like an insult! They helped us find a bank that would do the loan with a lot of negative equity because my 2015.5 Volvo was so new at the time. Now that theres an issue with the car, they cant seem to work very hard to fix it. And the last time the infotainment system shut down, just a couple weeks ago, I was alone in the car and couldnt pull my phone out to make a video. It was raining and I had traffic all around me, in the dark, on a road under construction so Jersey barriers narrowing the lanes. Because I have no video of the system shut down this time, they tried to say it didnt happen. I have video of the same day of the other issues happening, like the BLIS not working or working only at times, and they acknowledged that. Of course they pushed a software update and the issue is fixed for sure this time.Sigh. I guess at this point we have to get a lawyer. I didnt want to do that. I have wanted nothing more than to love my S90 the way its designed to be loved. I want to get in it and just drive, with the sunroof open and the music up loud with no worries. I cant do that, because I know at least 50% of the time, *something* isnt going to work. Fortunately, when the infotainment system and electronic items suddenly fail and it goes dark, I dont lose my brakes. I guess the engine doesnt shut off, so technically Im safe when it happens. Right? Would you feel safe with your cars entire system in the cabin shutting down while you are on the freeway in traffic? No? Me either. Its so sad, and Ive been so hesitant to throw this out on social media or go to the news media, as I think Volvo truly tries to be safe. I think Volvo has a mission that is worth something. I agree they typically provide cars that are worth the money. However in THIS case, theres a serious issue with the car that hasnt been fixed. Its at the point where clearly there will be issues long after the car is no longer under warranty. How can I keep this car, knowing that in another few months Im going to be paying out of pocket to fix all these issues? This isnt right, in any way. All they need to do is take this car back and make a *reasonable* accommodation to put us in a different car. I dont want an XC60 (what they usually put us in for a loaner as they dont even have any S90s on their lot, wonder why?). I want an S90, but one that doesnt require being in the shop for days at a time every few weeks. Ive not had a single month where nothing went wrong with my car. Not once. I encourage you all to do your homework before plunking down the money to buy a Volvo these days. We will be switching to another car manufacturer as soon as we can. Audi or Jaguar.
Published: March 13, 2019
Shannon of Fredericksburg, VA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We bought our 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 on September 2017. On June 2018, the car f
We bought our 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 on September 2017. On June 2018, the car fuel filler pipe is under recalled and the car was in the shop for a couple of days. In September 2018, the check engine light came up and the car is once again in the shop to have the fuel filler pipe change again and at the same time, the door handle electronic fail and need to be replaced. After the replacement and the Sirius firmware update, the car acted funny and is not able to charge properly. The dealer has to diagnose for a couple of weeks before determining that the car needs a new thermostat.Once again the car is in the shop to have the thermostat changed. After the thermostat is changed, the car shows error in communicating with the Volvo on call server and the car is back to the shop to have the VCM electronic firmware upgrade and later on replaced due to VCM module faulty. After the VCM is changed, check engine light came on and once again the car is in the shop and have the fuel filler pipe changed for the 3rd time. During the same time, the sunroof failed and the electronics for the sunroof is also changed.By this time (Dec 2018), the car was in and out of the dealer service shop for 5 to 6 times and the car was in the shop for more than 30 days. We filed a complaint to Volvo that the car is a lemon according to the Lemon law in Texas. (If the car is in the shop for more than 30 days or serious safety hazzard malfunction replaced for 3 times) Since Dec 7, 2018 when the complaint is filed, Volvo did NOT come back with any reply for a month (Jan 7 2019). We are now thinking of getting a Lemon Law Lawyer to help us with our case.
Published: January 8, 2019
Kiat of Houston, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I took my car (2007 XC90) to a Volvo dealership 35 miles away from home for
I took my car (2007 XC90) to a Volvo dealership 35 miles away from home for my 75,000 maintenance service. I paid $2,333.80 which included brakes, brake discs and rotor replacement. Two days later, the red warning light /message center was on, saying fluid brake low, urgent service needed. I called the service advisor I was working with and he said that its not a big deal, theyll fix it. Three days later, he called and said that I will need to have the brake fluid reservoir replaced. I havent even brought my car back yet, and he already knows this is the problem? First of all, my car was fine before I brought it to them. The problem started after they worked on the brakes. He was charging me $300 for the reservoir replacement. I went to Les Schwab who were kind enough to to check my brakes for free. No problem was found. They said it could be a sensor issue. I am so disappointed. Ive had previous issues with the car - Im sick and tired of it. Car is paid off, but Im trading it. Id rather drive a Honda Accord. No more Volvos for me. I will not recommend it to family, friends or co-workers.
Published: August 25, 2012
Josefina of Fairfield, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a pre-owned 3-year-old xc60 w/ mileage 60k km. The original batter
I bought a pre-owned 3-year-old xc60 w/ mileage 60k km. The original battery dated 41-12, presumably week 41 year 2012 made in germany.. It died w/ voltage 6. The volvo on call suggested I replaced the battery. I agreed to it. But I wondered if the decision was a bad one! Could I have just jumped start the battery and the car will be back to normal? Was I misled by the mechanics? Appreciate some advise, views?
Published: October 4, 2014
tp of Pj, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

With only 10,000 miles on our 2015 xc60 T5 Volvo check engine light came on
With only 10,000 miles on our 2015 xc60 T5 Volvo check engine light came on. Took it in. They say just a sensor. Had to order it, come back. Went back, wrong sensors. Said it was safe to drive. Had to order new sensor but had to get approval from Volvo. Said they were not allowed to just replace it. While driving problem got worse with smell of something burning and check coolant light coming on, called service dept. Was told drive it in or tow it in. Had it towed. Was told it could be weeks before knowing anything. Now driving a loaner. Reading other comments on this site the burning odor seems to be a common thread.
Published: August 4, 2015
Terry of Surfside Beach, SC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

2016 Volvo XC90 Two Months Old - Electrical Issues: Dealership was very goo
2016 Volvo XC90 Two Months Old - Electrical Issues: Dealership was very good about giving us a loaner car but they are clueless about what is wrong with our vehicle. We had been having issues with the center console and dash screen going out. It would go out twice and then reload. Very dangerous as the speedometer blanks out while driving. My husband and I were on a trip when it blacked/blanked out and after it load we smelled a burning smell and smoke came out of the Center Screen. I have had this car only two months and have rough 4,000 miles on it. The dealership had it for a week and did not know what the problem was and indicated it was probably because it needed a software update. Common Sense would tell you if there was smoke and a burning smell that it is something more than a software update.I contacted Volvo who sent out a tech only to be told the same thing. When they went to move the car. The car would not start and the car had to be jumped. They indicated that they put meters on the battery and that nothing was wrong but they would keep it overnight to make sure it would start in the AM. The car did not start and again I am hearing that it must of happened as a result of the software updates they made. This is the fifth Volvo I have owned and never have I had these types of issues.While I can appreciate it is a new vehicle and a total redesign of the vehicle they really should know how to address these issues or at least say they will work on it until they can find out what is wrong rather than expecting me to take it home which is an hour and half away until the next time it happens. So disappointed given their corporate philosophy on safety as clearly there is an issue one that involves safety and waiting on the shoe to drop is not OK especially given the amount of money we paid for the car because they dont know what the issue is. They released today photos of the new S90. I would definitely steer clear of either of these cars until they gain experience and knowledge of all of the electrical components of these vehicles.
Published: December 2, 2015
Kristine of Utica, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I wanted a luxury SUV, and after shopping around found a slightly used Volv
I wanted a luxury SUV, and after shopping around found a slightly used Volvo for a good price. It has been a great experience with my Volvo XC 60 and my next vehicle will also be a Volvo. It drives smoothly and has good gas mileage. I love the rain sensor, Bluetooth option, stereo systems, heated seats, auto start, and keyless ignition. However, I would like a heated steering wheel, auto hatch lift, even better gas mileage. But I am so happy with my Volvo that its hard to come up with negatives.
Published: June 26, 2018
Cheryl of Moose Pass, AK
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought this car used, one owner. 2013. Excellent car due to all wheel dri
I bought this car used, one owner. 2013. Excellent car due to all wheel drive and the power of the turbo engine. It is a very responsive car. It is sporty and fun, yet a nice family sedan when needed. I drive my grandchildren who sit in the back seat and I feel they are very protected. The body style for this year is beautiful and I have received many many compliments on it. My neighbor even bought one for these reasons. I hear that the company has been bought by China. The body style has changed drastically this year and is not near as attractive. I dont think I will buy another one for this reason. They ruined the look.
Published: December 14, 2019
Susan of Centennial, CO
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I have aerial maps of where my tire rod snapped and blew my tire. AAA recor
I have aerial maps of where my tire rod snapped and blew my tire. AAA records with GPS coordinates to the exact location and pictures. Apparently, somewhere along that route, there was a curb I hit according to Volvo engineers. I mapped out the exact route with coordinates and there was no physical damage to the car until the rod snapped, then the engine mount cracked and suspension was bent. 3 different mechanics all say the tire rod snapped causing the tire to blow. Why it snapped Volvo is denying a defect in the part and saying the car must have hit a curb 3.5 minutes before everything snapped. After going over everything and having Volvo deny any parts were defective, we are extremely upset. I will be selling the 2006 Volvo s40 t-5. Its crap and garbage! My two kids who were in the car could have been killed on a grassy off ramp. Volvo, if this happens again and someone is killed, I have all the evidence that you neglected and you will be sued...
Published: May 14, 2013
Elizabeth of South River, NJ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Volvo XC60 GPS system does not work properly. I have had car for a year and
Volvo XC60 GPS system does not work properly. I have had car for a year and it has never worked. It does not recognize the location of its own dealership. I took the car to the dealership and they advised it needed software update. I brought the car in and it continued not to work, I called the dealership and they could not help me. I recently took the car in for service and NOW I am told that there is a CD that Volvo Canada should have sent to me when I got the car. You would think they would have told me this a year ago. The car also makes a rattling noise around the muffler and everyone who gets in the car is surprised given it only has 15,000 KM but the service people at Volvo say there is nothing wrong with the car.Finally, I called and advised them I was bringing my car in for servicing and needed a tailgate light fixed. I show up and they dont have the part so I have to return to the dealership at another date. You would think the SERVICE department would have made sure they had the part as they were aware of the problem. So much for SERVICE. The Volvo XC60 would be a great car if the people at Volvo Toronto would properly service the car and its customers. I would not recommend this car.
Published: July 2, 2015
V. of Toronto, ON
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My husband and I purchased a 2001 S40 Turbo with 113,000 miles. It’s a ve
My husband and I purchased a 2001 S40 Turbo with 113,000 miles. It’s a very well kept car with no signs of oxidation on the exterior paint and the inside was well preserved. We knew it was an older vehicle, so we checked out its history with CARFAX. We were pleasantly surprised with the history being nothing but just the basic maintenance. We had test drove it and also tested its acceleration on the freeway before purchasing. All was great until 4 days later. I was at a drive thru with the vehicle in park mode when all of a sudden the car started to accelerate to 1500 to 2000 rpm! It totally made me uncomfortable to drive it back to my home, which was about 6 miles away. On the way home I was coming to a traffic light and the car accelerated on its own again, so I stepped on the brakes and it was still accelerating almost making me hit the car in front of me! I made it back home and told my husband the problem that occurred. I was scared to drive it after that. My husband and I took it out for a test drive and the vehicle accelerated on its own again. We took it to 2 authorized Volvo repair businesses. The first one said the throttle needs to be cleaned for $145.00. The second repair man said he would have to change the ETM for $600.00 and for us to only use one repair shop to do all the maintenance and repairs—dont go to more than one shop. My husband is the only one working right now for our family of 5, so he has been working overtime to get the $600.00 for repairs. One night, on the way to get some dinner (1 week of owning the vehicle), the car started to accelerate in park mode again, but this time it was staying accelerated at 2,000 rpm and would not go back down. All of a sudden, the radiator exploded with no signs of overheating! We had it towed home about 4.5 miles back home. The tow truck driver said since hes been in the towing business, this was his first time to tow a Volvo just for a mechanical problem. He only picks up Volvos that have been in accidents. Gee, only accidents? That’s weird. We now have had this vehicle for 2 weeks and it’s sitting in our drive way. We used all of our tax return refund on this very clean and pretty car. I thought when we purchased a Volvo we would be safe because of the reputation they have in safety and luxury. How sad for Volvo. There is now way I can sell it. We just have to take a loss and junk it. I would not want anybody to drive this vehicle—it’s dangerous. My husband and I are sharing a 94 Toyota pick-up with 250,000 miles with no air conditioning or power steering. And it takes a licking and still keeps on ticking with no problems at all! We will never recommend to anyone to purchase a Volvo.
Published: March 13, 2012
Anita of Walnut, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I found the perfect car online at $31,000.00 with low miles. I went to OSte
I found the perfect car online at $31,000.00 with low miles. I went to OSteen Volvo in Jacksonville FL and drove the car and knew this was my car. I brought my 2007 Convertible Solara (excellent condition) for trade. I came back to dealership, check in hand and found out another $3000 had been added to the bottom line and only $4000 for my trade in. When I said no something isnt right, I was told, sorry, nothing we can do, and we left. The next day I called the manager Rex ** and wanted to ask questions about the $3000 and he told me, it is what it is and hung up on me. WHAT KIND OF CUSTOMER SERVICE IS THAT? Just because you cant answer the customers question, please leave the juvenile attitude at home and put your big boy pants on and act like a man. I have since bought a Mercedes and I am very satisfied but I think people need to know what kind of service to expect at OSteen Volvo.
Published: December 7, 2016
GLORIA of Jacksonville, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

If you have a Volvo car I hope you do not have to buy Volvo parts for it. I
If you have a Volvo car I hope you do not have to buy Volvo parts for it. I needed the plastic back part of a wing mirror and had to pay 120 for it and had to fit it myself. It is just a rook off for something they paid no more than £5 for.
Published: September 6, 2016
Roy of Clacton-On-Sea, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Wheel fell off New XC60 at 580 miles. Driving on the freeway at rush hour,
Wheel fell off New XC60 at 580 miles. Driving on the freeway at rush hour, probably doing 30 MPH the front drivers side wheel departed the car. I drove safely off the highway and the wheel didn’t hit any other vehicles. Volvo USA claimed no responsibility, the dealer sent me away with no support. Repairs cost just over $6400. Volvo USA’s FSR said if the wheel wasn’t properly torqued it would have failed with 10 miles. Volvo San Diego stated that they DID NOT check wheel lug torque during Pre Delivery Inspection.Volvo San Diego’s service manager John ** told me that the FSR checked all the lug nuts remaining on the car and they were all “torqued perfectly” - this is improbable since at the scene of the failure I thought I might put the spare on and drive to the dealer - I removed one lug nut on each of the passenger side wheels - when I actually saw the damage on the drivers side I realized what a stupid idea it was and put them back on the car - but the chances I put those two nuts back on at 105 ft lbs with the tiny lug wrench in the car “perfectly” are extremely remote.Mr ** also said they could only get one of the 5 lug nuts on the hub that failed to torque properly, but this damage was due only damage at the time the wheel left the car. I would ask how did they determine this give they didn’t check before delivering the car. I asked Volvo USA to provide the calibration records for the equipment used to install the wheels at the factory in China for the time of assembly. They didn’t even respond to this request - except to acknowledge it was received. I believe Volvo did not properly investigate this incident, they failed to properly back their product and their dealer let me down as a customer by totally ignoring this failure and to my knowledge they still don’t do a basic safety inspection of checking torque on lug nuts before allowing customers to drive away.
Published: September 23, 2019
Lawrence of Coronado, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Car died. Battery was already replaced at just over 50,000 mile. Have 81000
Car died. Battery was already replaced at just over 50,000 mile. Have 81000+ now. Could not get car to start and then it would not shut down lights on and ac going. Dealership cannot give a date when they can diagnose. No loaner cars avail. All of this technology on cars just presents an opportunity to have errors and problems. No more Volvos.
Published: September 17, 2016
Joann of Raleigh, NC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My check engine light flashed while driving on Tuesday November 20th at abo
My check engine light flashed while driving on Tuesday November 20th at about 4:45 pm. I was nearest my local Mechanic shop and the tech plugged in the computer gadget that reads what is happening and told me a housing under the hood needed to be removed to investigate further. I took the car in the next morning and found out that my timing belt was about 1/2 shredded and ready to break at any moment. I was told I couldnt drive it and that the repairs would not be completed until Tuesday November 27 following the Thanksgiving Holiday. I have a 2005 wagon and the timing belt was replaced by Volvo at 125K. The car now has 165K miles. I was very lucky that I did not have a catastrophic failure and a ruined engine. It was just coincidence that this unrelated issue required a more thorough investigation of the housing where the timing belt is. Timing belts are not warrantied by the Volvo 2015 Lifetime Warranty Plan (no surprise there) but an average belt lasts upwards of 100K miles and is recommended to be replaced at/near that time. I have all documents showing when the belt was replaced and yet Volvo is not standing behind this product. I dont see any grey area here. This could in no way be something that was done by me. It looks as though the local Volvo dealer either DID NOT install the belt at 125K or it was clearly a faulty unit. I submitted a claim to Volvo Corporate for reimbursement and was denied. A HUGE violation of consumer trust and manufacturer integrity. A final note: Volvo refused to share with me the details of the investigation nor did they provide any reason for the denial except to state it was an internal matter and that timing belts are wear items. I requested a written accounting for my records and was also denied. I could not even get the name of the Corporate official who made the decision.
Published: December 7, 2018
Sass of Amissville, VA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I own a 2000 Volvo S80 T6 that had to have a used transmission installed. $
I own a 2000 Volvo S80 T6 that had to have a used transmission installed. $2600 after labor. Then my water pump started spraying out water which will be a $1000. The wiring is so complicated. My running light blinks work off and on. My headlights leak water. The sun roof will stop working occasionally. The leather wears quickly. The trunk button stopped working. It dents easy for a Volvo and the CD player screen looks like the first computer screen ever made. Other than that, for 260000 miles, even after the temp redlining, the engine’s been holding steady and the twin turbo makes it a fun ride in comfort and style.
Published: December 30, 2011
A of A, DE
Source: consumeraffairs.com

My Horrified experience with Volvo V40 and Volvo Doncaster Dealer: I bought
My Horrified experience with Volvo V40 and Volvo Doncaster Dealer: I bought 2013 Volvo V40 Demo on June 26th, 2014. After driving 5 times, the car broke down in the middle of road on July 10th. My daughter and I stayed in the dark and stranger street for two hours to wait RACV road assistance and tow truck. The car was towed away around 19:30pm and we got home around 8pm. On that night, I wrote Silverstone Volvo Doncarter and expressed my disappointment and angers. In the email, I said to Silverstone Volvo, I and my family lost confidence with this car, they really need to give us a rational answer and acceptable solution to bring our confidence back.Next day, it was Friday July 11th), I rang the Silverstone Volvo dealer to ask what was wrong with this car. The answer was that the petrol pump had a problem. The new petrol pump had been sent out from Sydney head office and should arrive on Monday (July 14th). I got the phone call on Monday 14th of July, Volvo Silverstone informed me that the car was ready to pick up. Since I worked on Monday and I picked up the repaired car on Tuesday (July 15th) and I was told that car was fixed and shouldnt have any problem.Next Day, it was Wednesday (July 16th, 2014) morning, my mother used this car to drive my daughter to school. After 2 minutes after they left, I got phone call from my daughter. The car broke down in the middle of road. I rushed to the place they stopped, and asked my mum use my car to drive my daughter to school (she was nearly late to school on that day). My mother (72 years old) said to me, I am not going to drive Volvo again. It scared me. I nearly had heart attack. My daughter had second horrified experience with Volvo in 5 days, she cried and said to me Mother, I had enough about this car. I dont want to be late for school again because of this car. I dont want to be left in the dark street because of this car, No more Volvo. I assured her that this thing is not going to happen again.After arranging my mother taking my daughter to school, I rang Silverstone Volvo. After Sales manager answered the phone, I told him that the car broke down again. He asked me to ring Volvo Road Assistance and tow the car directly to Volvo Silverstone to fix. On Thursday (July 17th, 2014) After sales manager rang me and left a message on my phone to ring him back. Because I was working until 10pm and I didnt ring him back. On Friday (July 18th, 2014) at 8am, I rang him back. He asked me what kind of petrol I have been filled in for this car, because they found some strange particles in the fuel. I said to him, Funny you said that, we had no chance to fill the petrol, as we only drove 5 times. The petrol in the car was from Volvo Siverstone. This explanation really pushed my anger out off my limit. Thanks god, we didnt fill the petrol. What happened if we have filled the petrol, was it our fault to make this car stop in the middle of the road?After Fridays morning conversation, I had not heard any thing from Volvo. On (July 21st ) evening, I wrote to Volvo Head Office to explained what happened, and I was going to put application through VCAT. On Tuesday (July 22nd) I received the email from Vanessa, Volvo Customer Care manager. She wrote in her email the fuel in the vehicle is contaminated and they were currently investigating. On July 25th, I received the email from Volvo Doncaster. I was told that Volvo expected to have the components required here for Monday 4th of August and vehicle ready the following day. On July 30th, I received the email from Volvo, I was told that this vehicle was due to FUEL contamination and in no way due to a product failure with this Volvo V40.After receiving this email, I was very angry. Up to this point, Volvo still denied that this car has any quality problem, even though the car was broken down twice in the middle of road in 5 days. Volvo also blamed the fuel was contaminated, though the fuel was from Volvo, not petrol station. From that day, I started my own investigation. Here are my findings:I rang VicRoad and I was told that this cars registration has been changed, but VicRoad wouldnt give me more information due to privacy law. I went to CarHistory Website to search and got the report that showed the Odometers of this car could be rollback. The reading on March 4th, 2014 was 5023km, but reading was 1146km on April 5th, 2014. On August 12th, 2014, I wrote to Volvo team and informed them that my finding has shown this cars odometer has been rollback. On same day, I got reply from Vanessa, care manager of Volvo, she wrote in her email we can confirm that in this case the report is showing incorrect odometer readings. The correct odometer readings are as follows: 2226 kms on 24/06/2014 and 2827 kms on 08/07/2014. I replied her email and attached the photocopy of contract of this car. The reading of odometers was record in the contract was 3050km. This contract was signed on June 25th, 2014.I also found the reading of Odometer was recorded as 2619km on Certificate of Roadworthiness from VicRoad on June 24th, 2014. My questions are: 1). Why did Volvo dealer change car registration number? 2). Why are there many different readings of Odometers on different documents that produced Volvo? On Friday, 22nd of August, VCAT arrange conference meetings between Volvo Silverstone and I. The purpose of this meeting was to settle between two parties. In the meeting, I asked for refund of this car. The reasons are: The car has serious quality problem. It broke down twice in the middle of road in 5 days. Volvo had opportunity to fix the car, but the problem was still there. Volvo Silverstone didnt acknowledge any faulty of this car, but blamed for fuel contamination, even though the fuel was from Volvo, not from me or other petrol station. This cars odometers was rollback based on the different document provided by CarHistory report, VicRoad and Volvo dealership.After speaking with solicitor from Consumer Fair of Victoria, I know that I have right to get refund of this car based on section 38 of Motor Trade Act 1986 and section 18, 29, 29, 259 and 260 of The Australian Consumer Law. In the meeting, Volvo Silverstone tried to settle a deal with me, they only wanted to extend 2 years of factory warranty on this car. I declined. I said to them, I was happy to compromise, but here are my conditions: 1). I wanted another new car, though I was asking for refund. 2). If you want me to take this car back, here are one condition, Volvo had to write a statement to say if this car breaks once again in next 12 months, Volvo will take this car back unconditionally and I got fully refund the price I paid for. Volvo Silverstone declined to do so.I also asked Volvo manufacture to write me a letter to explain to me about Fuel contamination issue, but Volvo Silverstone refused to do so. I asked Volvo Silverstone Dealer two questions: a). Why were there many different Odometer readings shown on different documents? Reading from CarHistory, Reading from VicRoad certificate and Readings from Volvo Contract and Volvo customer care manager? The answer from Volvo Silverstone was all these readings were wrong due to human errors, Volvo has not changed Odometer readings. b). Where did the contaminated fuel come from, because I havent filled the fuel? The fuel was from Volvo silverstone when the car was picked up. Volvo explained to me the fuel was filled by other test drivers when they had a test drive. It was the fault of Petrol Station.I told Volvo Doncaster Silverstone: You are lying to me and you make a lot of stories, I dont believe anything you said to me. This car is still in Volvo car dealer, I dont want take this car back. Volvo dealer inform me that they will start to charge fee. From tomorrow, I have to find a lawyer, which could cost me arms and legs. But I want to fight. If I have checked the history of car, I wouldnt have this mess. I paid nearly $45.000 for this car, but so far I only had nightmare. However, I have done nothing wrong, I trusted Volvo but Volvo Silverstone took advantage of me. As a consumer, I will fight to the end. I deserve a better treatment. I wouldnt let Volvo get away and continue to cheat other consumers.
Published: August 25, 2014
aliman of Melbourne, Other
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Hey guys, listen up....this guys got the right idea. Let the people know an
Hey guys, listen up....this guys got the right idea. Let the people know and judge it. No rights or wrongs. Check the website. I dont know the dealer, but theyve screwed-up big time! **
Published: November 8, 2011
Just of Houston, TX
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My wife drives our 2001 Volvo V-70. Last week when temperatures dropped, sh
My wife drives our 2001 Volvo V-70. Last week when temperatures dropped, she turned on the seat heater and all the sudden it got very hot. She then realized the seat was catching on fire. She immediately turned the seat heater off and put the burning out with her hand. I just called the nearest Volvo dealer to see if there are any recalls for the heat element and there are none. This is a safety issue which could potentially have caused my wifes life or having an accident and hurting someone else.
Published: May 1, 2012
Alejandro of Chester, VA
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I have purchased an FH12-480 Truck from Saipa Diesel company in Iran, from
I have purchased an FH12-480 Truck from Saipa Diesel company in Iran, from one of its representation. Before purchase, they gave me some details of purchase and condition of payment, about insurance and other conditions. But they didnt act on their promise, because the representation lied to me about the condition just to motivate me to purchase. When this issue was forwarded to Saipa Diesel missioners (or officer), they dont have any action for my problem.When I went to get the delivery Truck, I saw that more customers of Volvo trucks are dissatisfied with the Sale Center of Saipa Diesel Corporate. I am an M.A. Marketing student in Iran and I think this matter hits a big negative impact to the perception of Iranian customers of Volvo. Now I prefer to buy Volvo trucks from out of your representation or to just buy other brands. Please review this issue and I suggest that you change your representation or the management with yourself, or have a strong monitoring from your corporate.
Published: September 21, 2011
Amir of Marand, Other
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Ive owned this 2016 Volvo S60 Premier T5 for almost 2 years now and it has
Ive owned this 2016 Volvo S60 Premier T5 for almost 2 years now and it has been a great car so far. The only peeve I have is the engine start/stop when sitting in traffic. Its really sensitive to the speed of the car but luckily it can be turned off. The car has plenty of safety features with the tech package including the lane departure warning and BLIS. Also I highly recommend the sport package. While the 19 wheels arent too flashy the shorter more aggressive springs make the car handle great on windy roads. Altogether the Volvo S60 is a great car.
Published: April 29, 2018
Michael of Ofallon, MO
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2015.5 V60 21,305 miles. Took to Volvo Mission Viejo CA. Want to replace IC
2015.5 V60 21,305 miles. Took to Volvo Mission Viejo CA. Want to replace ICM for $1,302.26. No explanation re: why all failed and what inherent issue(s) is/are with the car that caused failure. Low miles, not old car. No guarantee that problems will be resolved for $1,302.26 so I can feel comfortable driving it. Given Volvos fairly bad reputation re; electronics and computer/software this is of great concern.
Published: June 1, 2018
Ruby of San Clemente, CA
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2012 C70 upholstery problems - Just wondering if anyone else has experience
2012 C70 upholstery problems - Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this problem. I have had this brand new car only a month and the side of the seat (welt at seam) started discoloring after a couple of weeks. It has a very light interior and I at first thought it was somehow getting dirty at the same spot on both front seats. I mentioned it to the car dealership clean up shop when we took it in for a car wash (they do complimentary). After they cleaned it, it was still the same way. Now its getting worse and upon close inspection, it is not dirt but the finish is actually wearing off the leather. It actually looks like someone painted the leather and its peeling off. We are taking the car to the dealership tomorrow and see what can be done. We are very unhappy paying this much for a car that the seats are looking bad after one month! Hopefully, something can be done and I dont know if we just got a bad batch of upholstery or what problem exists. I will try to update this when we find out more, but just wanted to see if others are experiencing this problem.
Published: July 15, 2012
Rhonda of Chattanooga, TN
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I have a 2015 Platinum XC60 for which I paid a lot extra. It has the leathe
I have a 2015 Platinum XC60 for which I paid a lot extra. It has the leather interior which I thought until just recently was awesome. Has anyone who has a similar car experienced that the leather fabric on the dashboard area below the front window is totally peeling up? I keep my car garaged 99% of the time when it is not being driven and for unknown reasons, the panel below the window is coming apart. The dealer has turned the matter over to Volvo and I am waiting to hear what they will do about it. The dealer said they have never seen this before. The car only has 12,000 miles on it and the upholstery is now shot? I dont get it.
Published: June 9, 2016
Richard of Laguna Niguel, CA
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I purchased this car new. All the bells and whistles platinum edition and i
I purchased this car new. All the bells and whistles platinum edition and it has been a problem piece of metal. 60000 miles and more time in the shop and idiots can fix it. Bunch of money wasted. Soon as I can keep it running long enough I am trading it to some lucky dealership. So stay away from all XC60 or you may get this lemon.
Published: December 9, 2018
Stevie of Fayetteville, NC
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2004 Volvo XC90 with 89,000 miles and an engine blown. Dealer says I need n
2004 Volvo XC90 with 89,000 miles and an engine blown. Dealer says I need new one that costs between $11,000-$14,000 for engine and turbo. The car is maintained well. Volvo will not replace. It seems there were a lot of issues with the 2004 XC90 and Volvo should have made it right for consumers, especially given the cost of such a high end luxury car. I’m extremely disappointed.
Published: October 17, 2011
Patricia of New Canaan, CT
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My unsafe and unreliable Volvo XC60. This is why I will never buy a Volvo a
My unsafe and unreliable Volvo XC60. This is why I will never buy a Volvo again. A 1 year car which has been almost 4 month under repair, with problems affecting the engine, transmission, consumption, start and stop system, software... The Volvo customer support has been very bad. NEVER AGAIN!!! www.unsafevolvo.com
Published: June 26, 2019
JOSE PABLO of Brussels, Other
Source: consumeraffairs.com

We have a doomed Volvo truck and we are helpless. So the only thing I can d
We have a doomed Volvo truck and we are helpless. So the only thing I can do is beg for help.We purchased a truck last year from TEC Portland with a brand new trailer. The truck price was $80,000.00 and the trailer was $70,000.00. We gave $15,000.00 as a down payment and we paid $13,000.00 for the registration and other regular fees for the business.On our first trip, we had an issue with coolant leak. This issue went on for a long time until we got a big service done that cost us not only a lot of money but also a lot of down time. After that, we added up all the down time on the truck and it was more than a month, just on the first six months after purchase.We signed up for a roadside assistance for trucks and we got expelled for excess use of services, its a shame! Every time we have an issue, we are not able to get it fixed fast, the dealers are always full of service (I wonder why) and they never got parts on stock—a mess.Now we are down again for almost ten days and this is my recent nightmare:I just want to share everything that is happening now so someone can at least feel the pain that we are going through again.August 6: The truck broke down so I called Volvo Action. The agent asked several questions and said that we needed a tow truck. Case #: 3256917. We got a tow truck but they said they couldnt tow the truck and trailer together because the back axle was compromised. We had to hire a tow truck for the truck and another tow truck for the trailer. TEC La Mirada was closed for renovation and TEC Fontana is almost 100 miles away from the site. August 8: The truck arrived at TEC Fontana. First, I was told it was only a wheel seal and I got a $2,479.65 invoice from TEC. August 9: I got a different invoice for $7,597.57 (including $1,750 tow bill that was originally $1,340).August 10: I authorized the repair and requested a credit account.August 11: I completed the form sent by Tracy at the Finance Department.August 12: I got an email from Tracy requesting the second page from the credit application signed. Then she realized that she just sent me the first page. I signed the second page and sent it to her.August 12: At 7 p.m. Florida Time, I got a call requesting $3,300 in advance for the subcontractor that will do the axle repair. I explained that I needed to wire the money, but we are in Florida so we couldnt do it.August 15: I made the payment they requested.And today, August 18, I was told that the subcontractor is not there yet!Its been almost ten days and not only I am paying almost $8,000 to have this great truck repaired, I am also paying $60 a day of storage for the trailer and $68 a day for hotel to the driver (who just gave me a deadline until Friday to get the truck fixed, otherwise he will quit).So my loss, so far, is almost $10,000, not mentioning that I paid the truck on the first and wasnt able to do a single trip this month. I would like to know if we are the only lucky ones that deal with those issues because, honestly, I am getting to my limit. And I dont think anyone wants to see me below my limit.Tom from TEC Fontana was very helpful in the beginning but now, every time I call is a different story, sad story, of course. And I dont know why they requested money in advance if nobody is there to do the job!This is a shame to Volvo. And what upsets me the most is that every time something like this happens, its like we are the only ones who go through this. While my driver is there, he spoke to three other owner operators who wish they never had this garbage called Volvo Truck.We share the office with four different companies—four different trucks—and this is the newest and the most expensive truck. And guess what? The 1996 Freightliner that cost $20K is still up and running. Excuse my language, but I cannot think of any other names than garbage. Actually, I can, but I am lady and I wont go that low.I know you are not the owner of Volvo, but if I have to hear my customers, my boss and my driver complaining, someone needs to hear me too. I am going online now and doing a complaint in every single website I know to let people know about this mess. I have no choice, since I have no money to hire an attorney, sue TEC or sue Volvo. And I know that Volvo is well prepared for this—they should be—because with so many issues and so much money down the drain, I guess someone on this story is making money. And I am sure its not me! I will look for help everywhere until someone can help us: newspaper, Facebook, blogs, Twitter, church, everywhere. I swear!I would like to congratulate Volvo for taking another honest person out of business because truck payments were always on time though we could never count on this truck. And it’s funny because we purchased the truck from TEC Portland, we are being fixed at TEC Fontana and the finance department cant approve us for a $4,000.00 net pay. Its ridiculous! We are never late for a single day with our payments but its not enough to get us approved. This has to be joke. I have the receipts for all the repairs done at Volvo dealers and all tow bills for this junk. Now I ask, is there anyone that can help me replace, return, burn this piece of garbage? Maybe someone reading this will have the decency to call us and try to help. I tried to talk to our salesman Duane a couple of months ago and he offered us a great deal of returning the truck plus more money down and increase of monthly payments for an older Freightliner! Isnt that great?!
Published: August 18, 2011
Lemes of Miami, FL
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Anyone have this problem with their Volvo? And if not you should be aware o
Anyone have this problem with their Volvo? And if not you should be aware of a little maintenance the service department should do so this expensive bill does not happen to you. I had water in my drivers side floor in my 2011 Volvo XC60 SUV. I took it to the dealer service department and they told me that I probably have dirt clogging up the channels in the sunroof. I rarely use the sunroof, but okay. I asked how I can prevent the debris from building up in the channels and I was told that when I bring it in for maintenance (oil change, tire rotation etc.) I should ASK them to use air to clean out the channels. WHY IS THIS NOT INCLUDED IN A REGULAR SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE!??? It is a SERIOUS design flaw in the car... I got the call today from the dealer that there is water all throughout the car and the seats have to be pulled and the carpet dried. The cost for this will be $1477!!! AND the computer under the driver seat may need to be replaced at a cost of $1700! I can purchase a laptop for that! Please inform your friends to ask their mechanic or service pro to clean out the channels of their sunroof and avoid this expensive design flaw in Volvo.
Published: September 12, 2018
Pam of Syosset, NY
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I am the happy owner of a Volvo V60 T6 2015, my first Volvo, in replacement
I am the happy owner of a Volvo V60 T6 2015, my first Volvo, in replacement of a Subaru Forester XT 2014. I just want to say how Im happy with my car. I know most of people on that website are writing about problem they have and thats ok, but I think it is important to also tell people when you dont have problem. :-)I have my car for one year now, only 16000 km, not a lot, but enough time to say if you like the car or not. Most of the problem usually appears during the first year.The engine is great, the old one, the six cylinder with turbo, 300 hp, you really have that power fast on the highway, very secure car, not a sporty car but enough sporty for me. I have some fun with that car, a pleasure to drive on any way, great and wonderful sport seats, great finish and quality inside AND outside. Zero problem! I am Canadian and the awd works perfectly, not as great as the Subaru one, but a very good one! You have plenty of space in the hatch, thats why I love wagon (Im European :-)).Also, customer service is perfect at least at the dealer, everything perfect there. Also, price for services is the same as Subaru. If you compare year and kilometers (every 10000km for Subaru!!! Every 160000 km for Volvo) Subaru is so expensive and so bad quality with so many problems... So, go away and take a Volvo, at least a model which is on sale for a while, because for new ones, I suggest to wait for at least two years to avoid any problem on the first production years!
Published: August 24, 2016
Franck of Piedmont, QC
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Our Volvo has been in the shop for endless warranty repairs. Now, our warra
Our Volvo has been in the shop for endless warranty repairs. Now, our warranty has expired. Each time we travel to Ithaca, NY to have the car repaired, it costs us $64.00 in fuel costs as we have to leave the car there a day or two and it requires two trips with two vehicles to accomplish this. Is this just a financial burden we have to accept?
Published: September 22, 2011
Lori of Candor,, ny
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Having owned a Volvo tractor truck for 4 years, I can honestly say I will n
Having owned a Volvo tractor truck for 4 years, I can honestly say I will never own another. Bill Gates could take lessons from Volvo on dedicated parts. Everything on a Volvo is complicated and outrageously expensive. For example I offer: The left wiper arm mount rusted and the entire apparatus had to be replaced- $775.00. A door hinge broke and an entire panel had to be replaced along with the hinge- $680.00. The interior cabinet doors have such a complicated latch I finally removed all the hardware, drilled holes and put simple knobs I bought at Lowes for $1.24. But the hinges on those doors have 6 parts and cost $60.00. Just to change a fuse you have to tear open the top of the dashboard. Do yourself a favor, dont buy a Volvo anything.
Published: February 9, 2015
Robert of Midland, TX
Source: consumeraffairs.com

S80 2012 and Low Profile Tire Nightmare. TIRES. Gone through 9 tires... NIN
S80 2012 and Low Profile Tire Nightmare. TIRES. Gone through 9 tires... NINE... since 2012. Reason: Potholes and Low Profile Tires. Low Profile tires are for totally flat surfaces. Unaware of this and wasnt informed either. Shame on Volvo. It was my dream car. Now its my nightmare.
Published: October 6, 2015
Domenic of Boston, MA
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Lately, my VOLVO 2004 XC70 cross county Station Wagon the Low Beam Light no
Lately, my VOLVO 2004 XC70 cross county Station Wagon the Low Beam Light not Working and also I need to have a change oil for yearly Services. But before I make an appointment to the Volvo Service, I make sure to check my car the Low Beam. I change both bulb to a new purchased and working bulb. The one on the left did not work. So possible just a fuse. I check the below base of the car and no leak at all, as usual I do before the change Oil appointment. After I made an appointment, the VOLVO advisor recommend me to have a total check for the 90K so easy to know whatever to be recommend for the car. I received a call after an hour and told me that there is leaking in the car and the crompton leak need to be fix and cost me $1400.00. So I told them I just need the change oil and fix the bulb, and even told them that before I went to them, there is no leaking before I sent for service. After the service, I went home and see again below the car and has no leaking. The following day upon I start my car in my car garage and back off, I see drops of oil in the floor. I know this will happen by denying their recommendation. See How this Dealer are doing instead of helping the consumers, instead just for their commission and continue to fool they keep in recommending such unworthless info. I am not telling all of these Advisors. My Mercedes Benz just happen I have a good Dealer Advisor who help us a lot by not making us fool.
Published: November 3, 2013
Carl of Milpitas, CA
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I have always loved the Volvo and the ride is beautiful; however I must sha
I have always loved the Volvo and the ride is beautiful; however I must share this. Yesterday I almost got killed 4 times just trying to figure out how to get back to Sirius radio from another screen, Volvo has always been about safety, but the more complicated they keep making all the accessories and amenities, the more dangerous it has become, trying to figure things out, I almost hit the car in front of me a few times and missed my exit. It is the most frustrating experience. Does Volvo think their cars seem more luxurious by being so complicated? Its ridiculous, make it intuitive so people like me (65 years old) dont go crazy just wanting to get to a radio station, and even once it was figured out by my daughter, it still took about 5 steps to get there, again, danger!!! If texting is considered dangerous, to me this is much worse. For your info, I had a 2 hour car ride just looking at the navigation. No radio. I am so frustrated!!!!
Published: July 14, 2020
Sharon of Sparta, NJ
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My 2004 (2005 Body) has gone through a company buy back 3 times. How does t
My 2004 (2005 Body) has gone through a company buy back 3 times. How does this happen? (1st issue) The previous owner sold it because of it downshifting into 2nd gear. I have taken it to the Volvo dealers multiple times and they want to charge 150.00 just to check error messages (I have my own device - there are no messages). I have found through internet checking that this issue is VERY common with Volvos. I LOVE my Volvo (this is my 3rd) but if there is an issue with their transmissions and they are not willing to at least check them without charging I dont want any part of that company. I was told about how OUTSTANDING Volvos customer satisfaction is but since this car I have found a WHOLE LOT of unhappy customers. I want to keep owning Volvo cars but not if they dont stand behind their cars EVEN AFTER THE WARRANTY EXPIRES!!!!!
Published: March 9, 2014
John of Buckeye, AZ
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I bought a used Volvo and they are pieces of junk. Just keep yourself a mil
I bought a used Volvo and they are pieces of junk. Just keep yourself a mile away from Volvo cars. They break down often and are expensive to fix.
Published: September 27, 2013
Venu of Saint John, NB
Source: consumeraffairs.com

I love my Volvo S60 T5 but I wish a manual came with it and iPhones would w
I love my Volvo S60 T5 but I wish a manual came with it and iPhones would work with the radio. There is some difficulty with unlatching the seat belt. Nevertheless, I love feeling safe when I drive the car.
Published: April 26, 2018
Suzanne of Uncasville, CT
Source: consumeraffairs.com

Volvo is very good and decent. I like the tape in the car. I like the size
Volvo is very good and decent. I like the tape in the car. I like the size as its smaller and compact. It has nice color, comfortable seats and great design. Overall easy to drive and to park. But it is too expensive, hard to maintain and do repairs for. It is a bit unpractical and a bit weak for longer distance. It is too much of a city car and not functional inside for water bottle area and trunk opener. There are a few features that should be improved over time, but not a bad model.
Published: June 22, 2018
Sara of Studio City, CA
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We owned a Volvo V70 XC for over 17 years with low mileage of only 67K+ mil
We owned a Volvo V70 XC for over 17 years with low mileage of only 67K+ miles. We took it to service always on schedule and had received good service. Recently we moved to California. We took our car for full service immediately upon arrival. Soon after the full service we found our handbrakes rather not so responsive. We brought it back for adjustment. Next, we noticed that the AC does not work, brought it back and was told there was nothing wrong, but the serviceman topped up the coolant a bit. We went on a trip through the hot dry interior of California assuming the AC is fixed. The AC did not work and we had to suffer 110 degrees in the car. We brought the car back the second time. We were told the service had refilled the AC with an extra amount of coolant and we paid $130 for labor plus the coolant cost. Took the car home only to find the AC still did not work. We went back for the third time. By now we told the service dept attendant that the problem must be with the fan. The serviceman checked the fan finally, found it defective, and installed a new one. We were presented a new bill of $139 for labor plus cost for the fan. We refused to pay for the labor charge because they failed to check the fan from previous visits, and we had to return for the third time to get the AC fixed. The serviceman refused to settle telling us that we did not tell the service counter attendant to check the fan. He denied responsibility and blamed us instead. We argued the problem involved two parts, the coolant and the fan that makes up the AC system and that the serviceman should have inspected both parts and repaired accordingly. It was the most unpleasant experience we ever had over 17 years of owning this Volvo. We do not think we would consider another Volvo.
Published: November 29, 2018
Agnes of San Diego, CA
Source: consumeraffairs.com

2018 XC60, 12 month on the road with 13,000 miles. 37 days in the repair sh
2018 XC60, 12 month on the road with 13,000 miles. 37 days in the repair shop, back in now. Hybrid battery replaced still with hybrid engine failure. I want to love the car, I like the technologies and wanted a plug in, but this is too much.
Published: December 31, 2018
Cheryl of Cincinnati, OH
Source: consumeraffairs.com

The sunroof in my 2007 S60 malfunctioned (wouldnt open or close and made a
The sunroof in my 2007 S60 malfunctioned (wouldnt open or close and made a loud clicking noise). Upon having the problem assessed, I was told by the Volvo Maintenance shop at Volvo of Phoenix that my sunroof was DEFECTIVE and that I would have to pay over 2,000.00 for repairs and labor. A couple of days later I was offered a settlement to pay for the labor (a 900.00 plus dollar value) and they would pay for the parts. I denied the offer and stated that I should not have to pay for the DEFECTIVE sunroof. Purchasing this Volvo has been THE BIGGEST mistake of my car buying experience.Dear Mr. **, I own a 2007 Volvo S60. I am the original owner of my car and have numerous high priced issues with my car that I have had to pay for out of pocket. I recently took my S60 in for routine maintenance and have my sunroof looked at for malfunction. Upon final observation from the Volvo Dealer in Phoenix, I was informed that my sunroof was DEFECTIVE and of no fault of my own but it would cost me over 2,000.00 for repairs and labor. I was shocked at the cost and was told maybe volvo could help me out in good faith and was offered the following .
Published: March 20, 2014
Jacqueline of Litchfield Park, AZ
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Driving down a 4-lane highway between 55 and 60 mph and without any warning
Driving down a 4-lane highway between 55 and 60 mph and without any warning from unusual noise or auto behavior, the car suddenly locked down with an 18-wheeler on my **. The car then lunged forward, 18-wheeler whipped to the left passing lane, my XC90 once again locked down and would not budge. I put the car in park, switched the engine off, trying to quickly get my vehicle out of traffic’s way, started the car, pulled it into a right hand turning lane and it once again locked down! I finally managed to get the vehicle into a store parking lot to have it towed 250 miles home.
Published: May 24, 2013
Revonda of Greeneville, TN
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Do not buy a used Volvo. We made that mistake. Transmission = $$$, a runnin
Do not buy a used Volvo. We made that mistake. Transmission = $$$, a running issue a long time. Found to be the Electronic Throttle Body = Piece of junk! Should have been a recall!!! They got out of it with an extended warranty for the Feds. So they fixed a few. As a used car, a Volvo has been proven to be a bad choice for us. Reliable? Not at all, in fact dangerous!! Very Dangerous when the throttle acts up. Very, Very Dangerous for Kids!! I asked Volvo to pay to reprogram new ETM. They declined! They do not care that we will never buy another. They made money on this one.
Published: August 21, 2013
Andy of Lexington, TX
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The volume of service issues with this car (2016 XC90) is incredible. I am
The volume of service issues with this car (2016 XC90) is incredible. I am working to have all of my service records released and then will post them for proof. Issues are as follows: On 10 hour trip - autopilot cut out - this is a charged accessory upgrade. On a 5 hour trip - autopilot unavailable again. On a 5 hour trip returning home and ALL audio shuts off. Navigation was not communicating so it was then noticed that no music, not turn signal noise, no locking noise, no nothing. Coolant light came on - refilled after FINALLY finding someone who could tell me where to locate. Came on again. Dealer said they have noticed this issue a few times... Hose is clamped too tight from factory and needs replaced.
Published: February 13, 2018
Matthew of Pittsburgh, PA
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Have owned 2 Volvos a 2008 Volvo S80 with the 3.2 Inline European Ford 6 cy
Have owned 2 Volvos a 2008 Volvo S80 with the 3.2 Inline European Ford 6 cylinder engine and the 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 with the Turbo V6 3.2 European Ford Engine. Most of you dont realize that this is a Ford engine in this model of the car. A lot of you DO NOT SERVICE this vehicle at the recommended time either. If you dont do PREVENTATIVE maintenance on this car you are asking for problems. Now I agree that some cars loaded with every electric gadget imaginable & mirrors that close upon exit and alarm systems and DVRS are going to wear out the Battery in 2 years. It is inevitable!!! But those of us who were smart enough to limit the options to just a few dont have battery problems with this car. In fact my battery in my S80 has lasted 6 years without replacement. The XC60 battery only lasted 3 years but it has every option on the car and they are all electric operated including the hand brake. I expect the battery life to be short. In the old days cars didnt have half the electronics they do today. Also it pays to find a Good Volvo Mechanic OUTSIDE your stealorship. Who has a labor rate below $100 an hour if you want long term maintenance of this car. Otherwise you clearly in over your head. This car was made to be maintained and regularly. Every 7500-10,000 miles it must have some service to continue to perform properly. Even if you do the work yourself. It can be done. I come from owning Ford Explorers the last 3 I have owned ALL got 325,000 miles on them by doing proper maintenance and I expect no less from these Ford engine products ...My s80 has 90K and is coming up on the required Timing belt/ All belt change at 100K miles for these cars. Since it will be 6 years old I plan to replace every hose at that same juncture. Complete rubber replacement at 100K miles. Service the tranny at 100k miles too. I dont care what they say at the stealorship. They are designed to steal your $. You have to play their game up until 3 yr/36 miles. Save your Extended Warranty money for your rainy day fund unless the car is your wifes and you wont be around to deal with the problems.. or maintenance.
Published: February 7, 2015
el of Milford, VA
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The dealership replaced my transmission. When I got the vehicle back the di
The dealership replaced my transmission. When I got the vehicle back the disc player would not work. Took it to an Independent who said the disc changer was broken. Volvo said it was just one of those things. $850 to replace it. This is a 2004 XC90 T6. 74,000 miles. My second Volvo. Independent also said that the transmission shift lever is right below the disc changer.What happened to my disc changer? Could it have been damaged when the transmission was replaced? Cant get the CDs out and cant play them. Radio still works fine. Advise!
Published: November 22, 2011
Don of Austin, TX
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Ignition was locked on a Volvo 2004 XC90. The key is unable to turn to the
Ignition was locked on a Volvo 2004 XC90. The key is unable to turn to the drive position.
Published: December 14, 2011
Margret of Indian Orchard, MA
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S40 - So 2 chums and I were out on the town and decided to acquire us a few
S40 - So 2 chums and I were out on the town and decided to acquire us a few fine quality bean bag-type chairs. And lo and behold we get our fine seatery out to our automotive transport only to find that we dont have enough room for the newly acquired chairs in the car. Now I know that a sedan isnt the biggest car in the world, but I feel as though we were short changed on adequate bean bag storage.
Published: September 17, 2016
ALEX of Tacoma, WA
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I bought a used car from this dealership in the beginning of October. The s
I bought a used car from this dealership in the beginning of October. The sales process went very smoothly since I paid market price for the car and there was little haggling involved. I was relieved that I finally found the car that I wanted. Things started to turn sour after two weeks of owning the car. First, when I was having the air filter changed on the car (it was really dirty so I dont know how the car passed their so-called 150-point inspection), I noticed the plug that is supposed to be plugged into the brake master cylinder was unplugged. I figured it just came loose, so I plugged it in. After I turned on the car, my dash lights came on like a Christmas tree; and the TCS light, brake light, and an exclamation mark light stayed on.I was starting to get worried because a car I just bought from a reputable dealer, I thought, had problems with the most important safety function of the car. Theyre brakes, for gods sake. How can they do this? I called the dealer and talked to the sales manager to get this checked out. He said, Let me see what I can do for you, and I will give you a call back. After a few days and a few messages I left for him, I received no call back. On top of that, the check engine light also came on. Out of fear for my safety, I brought the car to my trusted mechanic and found out the brake master cylinder needed to be replaced, along with two oxygen sensors. My mechanic mentioned to me if these were issues with the car, the car cannot pass smog and they cant sell me the car. This really worries me because I have not received my registration in the mail.Almost two months later, I received a notice from my lender saying the registration is pending due to missing smog certification. I started feeling like I have been scammed on this car. I immediately called the sales manager again. This time he picked up. He probably was also notified of the smog certification. I was told to bring my car in for the smog. I asked why he didnt return my call last time. He said his service advisor was supposed to call me to bring the car in. I told him the smog is more important to me at this point and I already had the repairs done. He then told me, Bring in the receipt for the repairs. I will take care of it for you. Great, I thought, this could make it a little bit better for me. I brought the car in to get smogged, and the car passed with flying colors. Because my dad has the receipt for the repairs, he said, Just give me a call when you have it.”I have been calling and calling, messages after messages, I still have not heard back from him. On a recent trip to southern California, I had a chance to use the AC due to the weather being cold in San Jose. You guessed it - the AC does not work. It blows out warm air. My parents and sister were sweating in the car as we were sitting in stop-and-go traffic. I found out this dealership is owned by AutoNation, a publicly traded company and one of the largest auto dealership group in the US. I went on their website looking for help. After chatting with a representative and giving her my information, I was told her manager will contact me within 24 hours. I was not contacted by anybody. I guess Im on my own. This has got to be the worst car buying experience for me. And I have bought four other cars within the past 5 years for my family and myself. Please avoid this dealership and do not let this happen to you.A dealership that is willing to unplug a plug going to your brakes and skip on a smog check for your vehicle is so unethical that words cannot describe. For this experience, I will never buy from any AutoNation dealerships again. I will also not buy any Volvo vehicles.
Published: December 27, 2012
Thanh-Ca of San Jose, CA
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Bought a new Volvo S60 2012 from Carlsen Volvo in Palo Alto. The paint star
Bought a new Volvo S60 2012 from Carlsen Volvo in Palo Alto. The paint started to peel with less than 13K miles. They stated that it is caused by sprinkler water and therefore not under warranty. The car must be completely repainted since the paint is peeling on the entire surface. It cost me $8609.66 to repaint.
Published: July 31, 2013
Moh of San Jose, CA
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My transmission is bad and when I brought it in, the service people ignored
My transmission is bad and when I brought it in, the service people ignored my problem. They said that’s the way the car is. This is a brand new car and the transmission should work perfectly.
Published: July 10, 2012
Alan of Melville, NY
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My husband purchase our Volvo XC90 2005 on 2005. The dealer assured my husb
My husband purchase our Volvo XC90 2005 on 2005. The dealer assured my husband that our children and I were safe traveling on this car while he was deployed in Iraq (15 months). Even convinced my husband to buy a $2000 extended guarantee that the Volvo dealers NOT honor. Since I got the car I started receiving the information about this recalls, one month after I have it started the squealing noises, but the dealer was unable to hear it. On 2010 the warning light for the Alarm system came out. I called the dealer and explained about the issue. Because the car was close to the 60.000 miles maintenance service I was told to wait. They did the 60.000 ml service (oil change and washed the car) but the alarm warning light was no checked, neither fixed. From about the $250 plus taxes that supposed to be charged they present us a beautiful bill of $799.98 (they asked first how we are paying - my husband said cash). We’re driving home then we notice of the Alarm system warning light. I called the dealer. They told me that the problem was fixed. Early the next morning I had to take my husband to Dallas Airport for another deployment. I called back the Volvo dealer the following days. I asked how much this would cost me to fix the warning light. They always said they dont know. I been so afraid to take my car to the Volvo dealer, because I know that they do not honor the Volvo promises. I think the Volvo XC90 is a gorgeous car and has many safety features. But the Volvo dealers are greedy and incompetents. Because that so many people walk away from buy it, and those who owned it, sell it just to NOT deal with the dealers.
Published: January 13, 2014
Sandra of Cibolo, TX
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I have a 2012 Volvo S60. During the warranty period, the piston rings neede
I have a 2012 Volvo S60. During the warranty period, the piston rings needed replaced. At 91000 miles, the car began to shake violently. I took it to the nearest Volvo dealer. They told me I needed a new engine because 3 spark plugs had their electrode tips fall out and score the cylinders. I took the complaint to corporate Volvo, and they told me that they were sorry for the inconvenience but offered nothing in terms of financial assistance. I took the complaint up through 2 levels of management, and still received no assistance. Also of note, the car previously had the piston rings replaced, and strut plates replaced. I’ve owned 5 other cars (Honda and Acuras) and ran them all past 100k, and never had to replace an engine. I’m now out 5 grand, and will remember this experience for the rest of my car buying years. I suggest you reflect on this story as well before your next car purchase.
Published: August 11, 2017
Rj of Venetia, PA
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I bought a 2011 XC90 Volvo at Manhattan Volvo with full service contract an
I bought a 2011 XC90 Volvo at Manhattan Volvo with full service contract and 100,000 mile extended warranty. I live in Manhattan and received timely quality service with each maintenance service call. Today my cars yellow warning light indicated the need for a service call. I called to schedule an appointment only to find that sometime in the last few months the dealer closed and no notices was sent to their customers. A call to Volvo North America in New Jersey said you can get service in New Jersey, Westchester County, or Brooklyn. None of the locations are easily reached and none offered a loaner car. I do not have a friend (or spouse) with a second car who can go over with me and then drive me back and then repeat the process when the car is ready. Volvo North America offered no help; no remedy; no compensation for loss of access to a dealer; no credit if I used a local non-dealer repair service.In short, I am screwed and short changed. My implicit contract for service and my purchased extended warranty contract are now worthless - a total loss to me. Shame on Volvo. They asked no questions of me. They didnt want my information to call me back in case there was new information. They do not know I purchased 16 Volvos over my life. But this they should know. Manhattan, with thousands of Volvo owners is likely lost to them forever. A historic valuable brand name has been destroyed in Manhattan.
Published: December 30, 2014
Gregory of New York, NY
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Our new XC60 EDrive has had a number of problems. The one lasting the longe
Our new XC60 EDrive has had a number of problems. The one lasting the longest and most frustrating is our door locks/seat position settings. To make the vehicle keep the seat from automatically moving by itself, we have to set the door locks so that when you open one door it unlocks them all. The engineers in Sweden have been working on it to no avail. I wont drive the car anymore because I dont feel safe in parking lots unlocking all of the doors. Customer service doesnt even respond to our calls or emails. We thought when we bought a luxury brand, we would get safety and service. Turns out we are getting neither.
Published: February 11, 2015
Deborah of Leander, TX
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Volvo of Edison is the last place to buy service for your vehicle. Once you
Volvo of Edison is the last place to buy service for your vehicle. Once you are past your extended warranty, they push you aside. The lack of compassion in this economic time is unreal. My 2004 XC90 went there for an oil change on Sep 23 and then returned on Oct 15 for additional repairs. On October 31, the engine was blown from lack of oil. They are taking no responsibility for the damage. I am a single parent and the car was my only transportation to work. They also own two more dealerships.
Published: November 7, 2011
Lana of Monmouth junction, NJ
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We are completely disgusted with Volvo corp and local Ft Myers Volvo for ta
We are completely disgusted with Volvo corp and local Ft Myers Volvo for taking our situation like a joke. We were treated terribly at the dealership this last time after a 4 year long battle with our XC90 lemon, that wasn’t recognized by you guys as a lemon. This last time your dealership said we needed a $13,000 engine due to inside damage, which was NOT the case at all. It just needed 1 $80 cylinder change. And then they had the audacity to offer a trade-in value for our car at the ridiculous low price of $9,000. HA what a joke you guys are. Im sooo glad Im not an idiot, as I got WAY more than that somewhere else and didn’t have to fork over $13,000 on a complete LIE. This dealership lies, service sucks and has been reported. I will never drive another Volvo or ever recommend one.
Published: November 25, 2019
mc of Fort Myers, FL
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About every two years or so, the steering rack on this 2004 Volvo v70 keeps
About every two years or so, the steering rack on this 2004 Volvo v70 keeps breaking. And the steering radius is POOR! NOW REALLY! I had older style cars and 1990 Volvo that this steering rack would only have to be replaced once in twenty years; yes, once in 20 years.
Published: October 17, 2013
John of Tallahassee, FL
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The car is not running right. When I reached to speed 100 km per hour on ge
The car is not running right. When I reached to speed 100 km per hour on gear 5, even if I trample on the gas pedals, the speed of the car increases very slowly to reach 120 or maximum 130 km per hour and no higher even if I put my foot on gas pedals much longer. And if I am going up on a hard road, the car looks like it is dead and I put on gear one and sometimes on gear two to let the car go up.Note: My car is a Volvo S40 4 cylinder 1600cc model 2007 and its counter is around 200,000. I live in Damascus, Syria and I fix my car in your branch of maintenance in Damascus from around six months and they do these steps. They changed the fuel pump and the problem did not get solved. They cleaned the four fuel sprays in the engine and the problem did not get solved. They scanned the car on their computer program and no faults appeared in the engine. They separate the catalyzer to see if the car strength comes back then we know that the problem is in the catalyzer but the strength of the car did not come back so: not the catalyzer nor the fuel pump nor the fuel sprays. Your company told me that the problem is in the fuel and I did not accept the idea and consider that they did not know how to fix it, so please let me know.
Published: November 14, 2012
Laurent of Homs, other
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March 2016 our Volvo truck was taken due to breakdown. Diagnosis was that t
March 2016 our Volvo truck was taken due to breakdown. Diagnosis was that the fuel pump needed replacement. It took about 4 weeks at Gateway Trucks & Refrigeration in Collinsville, IL. May 17 truck shows errors. Took it to M&K Trucks in Des Plaines, IL. It turned out it was an engine overhaul. Truck was again down for 4 weeks. A week after we picked up truck we got an error on the screen, and M&K diagnosed to the problem as having metal shavings in the fuel line. They asked for paperwork from Gateway and after a week we got our truck back, and they said that the issue was covered under warranty. July 1st same error returns. Took the truck back to M&K and the same diagnosed metal shavings in the fuel line. 3 days later we are told that Gateway only warranties labor for 90 days, although according to M&K this was a workmanship problem, and Volvo cant cover. It is Gateways responsibility. M&K has tried to get Gateway to review case showing that the truck has only work a few weeks and that only 20K miles has been run since their repair. I opened a case with Volvo directly, Case #**, and a week later I called to get update, and was told case was closed, and I should deal directly with both Volvo dealers. 7/15 I asked for case to be reopened and escalated. 7/19 Volvo informs me that they have escalated case to a FSM and that is as high as it goes, but this person has not updated the case yet. M&K on the other hand is trying to mediate through a Cummins rep with Gateway.In the meantime we have not been able to work with our truck for over 2 weeks due to negligent work and lack of work ethic from Volvo-approved dealership which means over $12K in lost revenue. As a word of caution, Volvo informed me that both dealers are independently owned and operated, and that if I ever break down again and want Volvo to be responsible for the work I should call their toll-free number and get an owned Volvo dealer. So disappointed that the end customer gets a runaround. I am sure it is because we are are not a big company so nobody cares about the impact their negligent work has on our lives.
Published: July 19, 2016
Kattia of Mount Prospect, IL
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Tonight marks the 2nd time my Volvo has caught on fire jumping another car.
Tonight marks the 2nd time my Volvo has caught on fire jumping another car. The first time required the fire department, police department and 2 $500 deductibles. The firemen and policemen AND insurance agent who arrived all verified that the cables were connected properly and that it was not owner error. We assumed it was the jumper cables. Tonight, same scenario. My Volvo jumped another car and instantly started smoking and obliterated the jumper cables and melted the back of my car. This is not a coincidence nor is it user error. Has someone else ever experienced this with a Volvo? Is my car just defective? The first time the car was never started before it started smoking and blazing. Help???
Published: June 14, 2014
Dina of Telluride, CO
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At 70,000, the transmission on our 2002 V70 started flaring between 2nd and
At 70,000, the transmission on our 2002 V70 started flaring between 2nd and 3rd and 3rd and 4th. The local Volvo dealer and repair shops said we needed a new transmission, at a cost of $4k-$6k for replacement. No one could guarantee that the transmission wouldnt fail the same way, and that there were a number of Technical Service Bulletins related to the V70, from a defective solenoid cover, software upgrades, frequent drain and flushes, etc. A Google search reveals hundreds of owners of this type transmission that have experienced similar failures. Recently, a class action suit was won on behalf of owners of the XC90 model over transmission failures. Given the number of failures, and simlar problems with the XC90, this is obviously a defect in the manufacture of the transmission, or a poor design.
Published: January 14, 2013
Rob of Tukwila, WA
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I purchased a Volvo XC60 in January 2010 and it has been the car from hell.
I purchased a Volvo XC60 in January 2010 and it has been the car from hell. Not soon after purchasing the car it was blowing fuses. I took it to the Volvo dealer in San Antonio and they fixed it. Not soon after that, we had to bring it back because the cigarette lighter in the back seat didnt work. We dont smoke but we use it to charge our cell phones. That was fixed also. When we purchased the vehicle, we had the dual DVD players put in because we do a lot of travel. They stopped working and we had to take it back in to get that issue resolved. All along I am telling the service center that there is something electrically wrong with the car. They continue to deny it is. In August of 2012, we are bringing our daughter to college and the battery dies and leave us stranded. I take it back to the Volvo dealer and was told that I have to pay $300.00 so that they could put a battery in the car to diagnose it. Wow! How far have customer service sunken over the years? I spoke to the service manager and after many conversations and my holding steadfast, he decided they were going to resolve the issue with no cost to me. But the person at the service center wasnt informed and when I showed up to pick up my car, he handed me a bill for $2,300.00. The bad battery cause the sensors for the air bags to go bad and they had to be replaced. I immediately asked to speak to the service manager and he informed me that it would be no cost to me. His word held true.December 30, 2013, 16 months after being stranded the first time due to a bad battery, I was stranded again while traveling. The battery died and I received a message on the console that said Reduced Performance. The car was barely capable of driving 5 miles per hour. I called the service center in San Antonio and was told to bring it in. The car is not drivable, the battery is dead again and he says to drive it in. While I am on the phone with him, the reduced performance light goes off and a service engine light comes on. When the service engine light came on, the car became drivable; therefore, I drove back to San Antonio. When I attempted to drive the car to the Volvo dealer the next morning, the battery was dead, Service Engine and the Reduced Performance lights were on. I have read several customer complaints that point to electrical problems and I know for a fact that this car has electrical problems.I called the Volvo Company of North America and spoke to them about the horrible customer service and support I received in San Antonio and asked if I could have the car towed to Austin which is not that much further from me and I was told to call the service manager in Austin and talk to him. I spoke to the service manager in Austin and he told me that I need to make sure that if I get it towed to Austin to confirm that there are not any additional charges that I may be billed for having it towed to Austin. I called the Volvo towing service and she stated that she would call Volvo to get approval and she immediately called me back and said that no one answered because they were closed for the holidays.I was going to trade my XC60 in for a XC90 but after my experience with Volvo and seeing all of the mistreatment of other Volvo customers, I have decided to go back to Honda and/or Toyota. We own a 2003 Honda CRV and it has never given us trouble. I agree with one of the other complainants, there needs to be a class action lawsuit against Volvo. It is a shame that we spend thousands of dollars as consumers and dont get the needed oversight to protect us as consumers. I am going to continue to bring this up until someone decide to listen and do something about all of the terrible service and rip offs happening to me as a consumer.
Published: December 31, 2013
James of Cibolo, TX
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I bout a new Volvo XC60 in 2013 so far I have that many problems really. To
I bout a new Volvo XC60 in 2013 so far I have that many problems really. Today I was looking under my SUV and I noticed that the muffler bracket is so rusted that I cant believe it hasnt fall apart. After 3 years seeing all that damage it bothers me because if Im buying a $40,000 SUV I expect much better quality. Have anybody had similar problems?
Published: October 9, 2016
Daniel of Lexington, KY
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