1998 VOLVO V70 VIN: YV1LW5676W2517808

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VIN YV1LW5676W2517808 Decoding Volvo Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

VOLVO

Manufacturer Name

VOLVO CAR USA, LLC

Model

V70

Model Year

1998

Plant City

GHENT

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

BELGIUM

Body Class

Wagon

Doors

5

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

5

Displacement (CC)

2435

Displacement (CI)

146.45698582735

Displacement (L)

2.4

Engine Model

B5254T

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Other Engine Info

w/o EGR, w/air pump, w/OBDII, w/elec. control evap., Motronic 4.4, w/RuLo, w/ORVR, TLEV

Engine Manufacturer

Volvo

Pretensioner

Yes

Other Restraint System Info

Dual Airbags (SRS)

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

1998 VOLVO V70 Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

1998 VOLVO V70 Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN YV1LW5676W2517808

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 03, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10034428
Consumer Location: WALNUT CREEK, CA
VIN: YV1LW5676W2****

Summary of Complaint

REAR PASSENGER SIDE DOORS CAN NOT BE OPENED MANUALLY OR ELECTRICALLY.*AK CONSUMER STATED THERE IS NO WAY HIS PARAPLEGIC SON CAN EXIT THE VEHICLE IF THERE WAS A FIRE OR COLLISION. LOCK MOTORS FAILED ONCE AND WERE REPLACED. MECHANIC HAD TO BREAK A PART IN THE DOOR TO RELEASE THE LOCK. *PH

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

August 15, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 867830
Consumer Location: SUWANEE, GA
VIN: YV1LW5676W2****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING WITH HEADLIGHTS ON. THEN, ACTIVATED TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS, AND LIGHT ON DASH PANEL WILL BLINK FAST, AND LET CONSUMER KNOW TO CHANGE THE LIGHT BULBS. ALSO, BATTERY WILL DIE WITHOUT A REASON FOR IT. *AK

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 04, 1998
NHTSA ID Number: 703078
Consumer Location: BERKELEY, CA
VIN: YV1LW5676W2****

Summary of Complaint

SAFETY CONCERNS AFTER PURCHASE OF NEW VEHICLE. MANY OTHER PROBLEMS. NO SAFET DEFECTS MENTIONED IN THE SUMMARY.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

December 05, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 702329
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: YV1LW5676W2****

Summary of Complaint

INTERMITTENT "STUTTERING" OR "SPUTTERING" PROBLEM BOTH AT IDLE AND AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. FEELS LIKE FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM IS MISFIRING THE ENGINE. CAR HAS NEVER STALLED, BUT NUMEROUS TIMES WHEN PRESSING ACCELERATOR FROM STOP, SPUTTERING CAUSES DELAY IN ACCELERATION.

Components: TIRES

October 10, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10915178
Consumer Location: SAN GABRIEL, CA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

SEVERE TIRE SIDEWALL BUBBLES ON ALL FOUR TIRES AFTER ONLY 2 YEARS OF NORMAL USE. TIRE BRAND AND TYPE: DUNLOP 195/60R15 888 H SIGNATURE II.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

August 12, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10884834
Consumer Location: SUMMIT, NJ
VIN: YV1LW5571W2****

Summary of Complaint

THE IGNITION SWITCH FREQUENTLY JAMS, LOCKED, IN THE "OFF" POSITION. THE KEY CAN BE INSERTED, BUT THE IGNITION LOCK WILL NOT TURN, MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO START AND OPERATE THE VEHICLE OR TURN ON ACCESSORIES OR TURN THE STEERING WHEEL, RENDERING THE VEHICLE COMPLETELY INOPERATIVE. WHEN THE IGNITION IS IN THE "ON" POSITION, IT CAN BE TURNED OFF WITHOUT DIFFICULTY. WHEN IT IS "OFF," HOWEVER, IT FREQUENTLY CAN NOT BE TURNED "ON". A QUICK INTERNET SEARCH REVEALED THAT THIS IS A RATHER COMMON PROBLEM.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10824366
Consumer Location: MOORHEAD, MN
VIN: VY1LW5541W2****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS ON THE ENTRANCE RAMP TO I-94 WHEN THE ACCELERATOR STOMPED FLUSH TO THE FLOOR. THE ENGINE REVVED UNCONTROLLABLY AND I TRIED TO CLUTCH IT DOWN BUT KEPT ON ACCELERATING. AT THIS POINT I TURNED OFF THE IGNITION BUT THAT DID NO GOOD. ALL THE INSTRUMENTATION TURNED OFF BUT THE ENGINE WAS MAXED OUT AND WAS GOING BERSERK. I HAD A CLUTCH SO I PUSHED IT INTO NEUTRAL BUT THE RPMS WENT TO THE 7,000S. WITH THE KEYS OFF, I PULLED OF THE INTERSTATE DESPERATELY TRYING TO SLOW DOWN THE RPMS BUT NOTHING WORKED. I FINALLY PUT IT INTO GEAR TO TRY AND STOP IT AND IT LITERALLY 'BLEW UP'. IT'S TOTALED. WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS IF THIS HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY REPORTED, IF THERE HAS BEEN ANY KIND OF RECALL ON THIS. VOLVO WOULDN'T ANSWER ANY OF MY QUESTIONS. IT WAS A GREAT CAR BUT IT WAS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION THAT I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET ANY ANSWERS ABOUT. IT APPARENTLY WAS SOME KIND OF A COMPUTER MALFUNCTION AS A MECHANICAL FAILURE WOULD HAVE BEEN SOLVED BY TURNING THE KEY 'OFF'! I WANT TO LODGE A COMPLAINT BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

August 03, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10746645
Consumer Location: SUITLAND, MD
VIN: YV1LZ5649W2****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 VOLVO V70. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE OPERATING THE VEHICLE, AN ABNORMAL SOUND WAS PRESENT COMING FROM THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE. WHILE INSPECTING THE VEHICLE IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE BRAKE ROTOR HAD CRACKED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,000. MA 10/25/15

Components: SEATS

April 09, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10704931
Consumer Location: LAUREL, MD
VIN: YV1LW5644W3****

Summary of Complaint

PURCHASED THIS CAR THIS MONTH FOR MY SON FOR HIM TO COMMUTE TO SCHOOL. MY SON TOLD ME THAT THE SEAT MOVES TO DIFFERENT POSITION WHEN THE CAR HIT THE POT HOLE. IT IS VERY DANGEROUS IF THE DRIVER HAS SHORT LEGS. THERE IS PRESET POSITION FOR THE SEAT. NO SURE WHAT TO DO WITH THIS. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 26, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10650283
Consumer Location: EVERTON, MO
VIN: YV1LW5536W2****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER FILLING FUEL TANK THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND THERE IS A VERY STRONG GASOLINE SMELL OUTSIDE THE CAR AND WHEN STOPPED INSIDE CAR. THE ENGINE CODE IS FOR A GROSS EVAP LEAK.I CAN SEE FUEL UNDER GAS TANK COMING FROM THE TOP OF THE TANK. I REMOVED FUEL PUMP ACCSESS DOOR AND CAN SEE FUEL BUBBLING OUT OF THE TOP OF THE FUEL PUMP AND OVERFLOWING THE AREA. THERE IS A VISABLE CRACK ON THE TOP OF THE PUMP. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL ENGINE

May 12, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10592530
Consumer Location: GWYNN OAK, MD
VIN: YV1LZ5648W2****

Summary of Complaint

I JUST PURCHASED ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO A 1998 VOLVO V70 USED ON 4/3/2014 FOR 3000.00 . THE VEHICLE DROVE JUST FINE UP UNTIL TWO WEEKS AGO WHERE THE TRANSMISSION SEEMS TO BE SLIPPING. WHILE I WAS RIDING ON I695 AND WAS GOING ABOUT SIXTY MILES PER HOUR WHEN THE CAR JERKED AND CUT OFF, MEANING BLINKING IN AND OUT OF THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ALONG WITH THE ENGINE AS I WAS PULLING OVER ON THE SHOULDER, WHICH IS TERRIBLY UNSAFE. I ASSUMED AND THOUGHT VOLVO'S WERE GREAT ON MILES AND TRANSMISSION SO I DIDN'T EXPECT IT TO BE HAVING THESE TYPE OF ISSUES. I AM A FIRST TIME VOLVO PURCHASER AND HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED AND IT'S TO EXPENSIVE FOR ALL THE HASSLES. ALL OF THE MINOR ISSUES WERE EXPECTED BECAUSE OF THE VEHICLE BEING A USED CAR. ALSO, I CANNOT EVEN CHECK THE TRANSMISSION FLUID LEVELS IN ORDER TO SEE IF ALL I NEED IS SOME TRANSMISSION FLUID, THE DIPSTICK THAT LEADS TO THE TRANSMISSION IS STUCK, AS IN I HAVE TRIED PULLING, TWISTING AND TURNING BUT TO NO AVAIL. AFTER PURCHASING A 300 DOLLAR KEY PAD FROM THE DEALER I EXPECT MORE FROM THE MANUAL AND AT LEAST TO BE ABLE TO CHECK ALL FLUIDS ON THE VEHICLE. IF THESE MINOR ISSUES DIDN'T EVOLVE INTO MAJOR ISSUES WITH MY VOLVO VEHICLE I WOULD NOT HAVE AN ISSUE. YET THE PROBLEM IS THAT THESE MINOR ISSUES ARE INDEED CAUSING MAJOR REPAIRS WHICH IS SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE AND CAUSING UNSAFE DRIVING HAZARDOUS SITUATIONS THAT COULD INDEED AFFECT THE LIFE OF MYSELF AND OTHER DRIVERS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LISTEN AND HOPEFULLY DIRECTLY ADDRESSING MY CONCERNS. [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR UPDATED 12/8/2014 *JS

Components: STRUCTURE

September 02, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10544051
Consumer Location: BELMONT, CA
VIN: YV1LZ5640W2****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVERS SIDE DOOR HINGE/STRAP FAILED CAUSING DOOR TO BREAK FROM FRAME AND BECOME DYSFUNCTIONAL. AS IT WORSENED OVER A FEW DAYS THE DOOR BECAME INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO OPEN WHERE IT BECAME A SAFETY CONCERN. VOLVO MECHANIC REFERRED TO AUTO METAL SERVICE SHOP WHICH REPLACED/REPAIRED DOOR STRAP AND WELDED DOOR BACK TO FRAME AND CONFIRMED THIS WAS A KNOWN "WORKMANSHIP" DEFECT WITH A NUMBER OF VOLVO MODELS AND YEARS. VOLVO N.A. WAS NOTIFIED OF THIS 9/13/13 AND WAS INTERESTED TO SEE THE REPAIR INVOICE, WHICH WAS PROVIDED TO THEM, BUT IN THE END THEY DECLINED TO REIMBURSE FOR THIS FLAW STATING THE CAR WAS NO LONGER COVERED BY A MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY. WHEN THE DRIVERS SIDE DOOR BECOMES DYSFUNCTIONAL FROM FAULTY WORKMANSHIP THAT INDICATES A SAFETY ISSUE THAT THE MANUFACTURER SHOULD "MAN UP" AND REPAIR/RECALL OR REIMBURSE THE OWNER FOR, REGARDLESS IF THE VEHICLE IS NO LONGER UNDER MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY. DOORS SHOULDN'T JUST BREAK OFF FROM THE FRAME UNDER NORMAL USE. THERE WAS NO CRASH OR ABUSE INVOLVED WITH THIS DOOR. IT JUST BROKE LIKE A CHEAP, INFERIOR PRODUCT. *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 15, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10412811
Consumer Location: YONKERS, NY
VIN: YV1LW5373W3****

Summary of Complaint

IGNITION KEY CYLINDER MALFUNCTIONING. INSERT KEY TO START CAR, KEY ROTATES 360 DEGREES WITHOUT ENGAGING. TAKES SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO GET THE KEY TO NOT ROTATE AND ACTUALLY START THE CAR. I HAVE SPOKEN TO SEVERAL MECHANICS AND HAVE SEEN MULTIPLE THREADS ON FORUMS THAT THIS IS NOT AN UNCOMMON ISSUE WITH THESE CARS AND IT SEEMS TO BE SOMETHING THAT OCCURS AFTER 100,000 MILES. ESTIMATED COST OF REPAIR IS $600 - TO $800.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

March 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10386483
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: YV1LW5536W2****

Summary of Complaint

EXTERIOR LIGHTING: HEADLIGHTS GOING OUT WHILE DRIVING, BRAKE LIGHTS DO NOT WORK. FUSES ARE GOOD AND BULBS ARE GOOD AS WELL! BRAKES HAVEN'T WORKED SINCE THE DRIVE HOME HEADLIGHTS GO IN AND OUT. COULD RESULT IN AN ACCIDENT! *TR

Components: SEAT BELTS

May 02, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10346742
Consumer Location: GAITHERSBURG, MD
VIN: YV1LZ5646W2****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 VOLVO V70. THE CONTACT STATED THE REAR SEAT BELT BECAME LODGED AND COULD NOT BE USED. THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO REPAIR THE FAILURE HIMSELF BUT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. THE MANUFACTURER ADVISED THE VEHICLE WARRANTY WAS EXPIRED AND WOULD NOT OFFER ANY FURTHER ASSISTANCE. THE SEAT BELT REMAINED LODGED FOR OVER THREE MONTHS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 139,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 143,000.

Components: STEERING

May 12, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10290868
Consumer Location: BALTIMORE, MD
VIN: YV1LZ5647W2****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 VOLVO CROSS COUNTRY V70. TWICE WITHIN THE YEAR, THE RACK AND PINION HAD TO BE REPAIRED. AFTER THE FIRST REPAIR THE STEERING COLUMN CONTINUED TO LOCK WHILE DRIVING. THE FIRST REPAIR COST $1000.00. THE SECOND REPAIR WAS PERFORMED AT AN EXPENSE OF $14000.00. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100000 . THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 115000.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 24, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10251659
Consumer Location: GREENVILLE, SC
VIN: YV1LW557XW2****

Summary of Complaint

WE HAD TONS OF PROBLEMS WITH THE CAR IMMED. AFTER PURCHASE-CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ALWAYS COMING ON,CAR STALLING,LIGHT COMING ON DASHBOARD,CAR NOISES, ENGINE LEAKS. THE CAR COULD NOT BE FIXED BY CARMAX AS FAR AS CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS CONCERNED SO WE BROUGHT THE CAR TO A VOLVO DEALER. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS REPAIRED NUMEROUS TIMES YET STILL CAME BACK ON. I NEVER GOT ANY RECALL LETTERS CONCERNING FRONTAL AIRBAG ISSUES IN 1998 VOLVO. I ALWAYS HAD A FEAR THAT ALL OF THE ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS-DASHBOARD LIGHTS,CHECK ENGINE LIGHT-WOULD RESULT IN A SAFETY PROBLEM. I WANT TO KNOW IF THE AIRBAGS WERE CONNECTED AND IF THE CAR HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN IN A WRECK. DID CARMAX CHECK TO SEE IF THE SRS SYSTEM WAS WORKING?*TR

Components: TIRES

January 22, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10216170
Consumer Location: VALDOSTA, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TIRES HAVE NOT FAILED. SIDEWALL CRACKS/DETERIORATION NOTICED DURING ROUTINE STOP FOR GAS. I PLAN TO REPLACE ALL 4 TIRES IMMEDIATELY. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

December 12, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10211834
Consumer Location: MAMARONECK, NY
VIN: YV1LZ5648W2****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 VOLVO V70. WHILE DRIVING BETWEEN 35-40 MPH, THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A LEFT TURN AND CRASHED INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. BOTH VEHICLES SUSTAINED FRONT END DAMAGE AND WERE TOWED. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 60,000. UPDATED 03/06/08. *LJ

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

August 02, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 10206298
Consumer Location: SPOKANE, WA
VIN: YV1LZ5643W2****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 VOLVO V70. WHILE DRIVING BETWEEN 10-60 MPH, THE ENGINE REVVED. THE VEHICLE SHOOK AND THE BRAKES MADE A GRINDING NOISE, ALTHOUGH THEY WERE NOT APPLIED. THE ABS WARNING INDICATOR LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED AND THE VEHICLE STOPPED NORMALLY. THE ABS CONTROL UNIT (PART NUMBER 860266) WAS REPLACED. THE FAILURE CEASED FOR 30,000 MILES BEFORE IT RECURRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 22,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 105,000.

Components: TIRES

July 19, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10196875
Consumer Location: TAMPA, FL
VIN: YV1LW557XW2****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 1998 VOLVO V70. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SIDEWALL ON ONE OF HIS SUMITOMO TIRES COMPLETELY FAILED WHILE DRIVING 50 MPH. THE CONTACT WAS UNSURE OF THE DOT NUMBER. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 124,000. THE TIRE INFORMATION WAS UNAVAILABLE.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

February 05, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10181676
Consumer Location: O'FALLON, MO
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

ABS / TRAC LIGHTS INTERMITTENT FAILURE, CAUSING OCCASIONAL LOSS OF BRAKING FOR 1-2 SECONDS. *JB

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

November 15, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10172624
Consumer Location: WENONAH, NJ
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE ABS / TRACTION CONTROL UNIT ON THESE CARS FAIL IN UNREASONABLY HIGH NUMBERS. IT'S SUCH A BIG BUSINESS, THAT MECHANICS SELL THOUSANDS OF REFURBISHED UNITS ON EBAY. VOLVO CHARGES OVER $700 FOR THE PARTS, AND IS AVOIDING REPAIRING THIS ITEM BECAUSE I'M SURE SOME ACTUARY TOLD THEM IT'S CHEAPER TO PAY CLAIMS AND DEFEND LAWSUITS THAN TO PROTECT THEIR CUSTOMERS. I HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED AN ACCIDENT OR CRASH AS A RESULT, BUT I'M SURE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVE. *NM

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

October 01, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10171494
Consumer Location: JERSEY CITY, NJ
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE HEADLIGHT SWITCH MALFUNCTIONED. *NM

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 30, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10168235
Consumer Location: RALEIGH, NC
VIN: YV1LW5548W2****

Summary of Complaint

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY FOR ONE DAY, SMOKE WAS NOTICED COMING FROM UNDER THE HOOD. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CONTACTED AND EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT REPAIR SHOP WHO DETERMINED THE WIRING HARNESS CAUSED THE FIRE. THE WIRING HARNESS WAS REPLACED. THE DEALER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. UPDATED 10/18/2006 - THE VEHICLE WAS LAST DRIVEN ABOUT 14 HOURS PRIOR TO THE VEHICLE CATCHING ON FIRE. THE SERVICE DEALER REPLACED THE HARNESS TO THE ABS CONTROL UNIT. *NM

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

August 24, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10166403
Consumer Location: PITTSBURGH, PA
VIN: YV1LW5640W2****

Summary of Complaint

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED THE PADS AND CALIPERS CAME INTO CONTACT WITH THE ROTORS. THE REAR PADS, ROTORS AND CALIPERS WERE REPLACED THREE TIMES. THE FRONT PADS, ROTORS AND CALIPERS WERE REPLACED TWICE. PRIOR TO EACH REPLACEMENT, THE BRAKES MADE A LOUD SQUEAKING SOUND AND THE FRONT AND REAR END SHOOK WHEN THE BRAKES WERE APPLIED. CURRENTLY THE BRAKES MADE A LOUD SQUEAKING NOISE AND THE FRONT END SHOOK WHEN THE BRAKES WERE APPLIED. THE DEALERSHIP WAS NOTIFIED.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

June 23, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10160830
Consumer Location: LOS ANGELES, CA
VIN: YV1LW5541W2****

Summary of Complaint

THE FUEL TANK ON MY 1998 VOLVO V70 HAS FAILED. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON IN MY CAR ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO. AFTER REPLACING ALMOST MY ENTIRE FUEL EVAP SYSTEM, VOLVO DETERMINED MY FUEL TANK HAD A LEAK. I REQUESTED THAT VOLVO REPLACE MY FUEL TANK AT THEIR EXPENSE, BECAUSE I FEEL THAT A FUEL TANK SHOULD BE EXPECTED TO LAST MORE THAN 8 YEARS. VOLVO HAS REFUSED TO RECALL THE TANK AND HAS ABSOLVED THEMSELVES OF ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FAILURE. *NM

Components: STRUCTURE

April 09, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10155301
Consumer Location: KISSIMMEE, FL
VIN: YV1LZ5642W2****

Summary of Complaint

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 20 MPH THE REAR HATCHBACK OPENED WITHOUT WARNING DUMPING THE CARGO ONTO THE HIGHWAY. A CRASH WAS AVOIDED AND THE POLICE WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS SEEN BY A DEALER WHO DETERMINED THE HATCHBACK LOCK WAS INOPERABLE AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE HATCHBACK LOCK WAS REPLACED ONCE BEFORE DUE TO A SIMILAR INCIDENT. UPDATED 05/04/06. *JB

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

October 30, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10151274
Consumer Location: NEW BERN, NC
VIN: YV1LW5673W2****

Summary of Complaint

THE TIMING BELT HOLDER BROKE ON MY 1998 VOLVO WHILE ON DRIVING ON US ROUTE 40 IN CHAPEL HILL NORTH CAROLINA. THIS CAUSED A COMPLETE LOSS OF ACCELERATION. FORTUNATELY WE WERE IN THE RIGHT LANE AND WERE ABLE TO PULL OFF THE ROAD. *JB

Components: STRUCTURE

June 01, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10147463
Consumer Location: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
VIN: YV1LW5675W2****

Summary of Complaint

AUTOMOBILE: VOLVO V70 WAGON 1998 ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR, THERE IS A SWING ARM THAT ATTACHES TO THE DOOR AND THE CAR FRAME. ITS PURPOSE APPEARS TO STOP THE DOOR FROM HYPER EXTENDING. THE SWING ARM ATTACHES TO CAR FRAME VIA A BRACKET. THIS BRACKET IS WELDED ON THE FRAME. IN MY CASE THE BRACKET CAME UNWELDED AND ON THE FORWARD SIDE OF THE ATTACHED AREA, PUNCHED THREW THE FRAME COLUMN. ON THE REAR SIDE OF THE BRACKET, IT REMAINS WELDED TO THE CAR FRAME. IT IS NOT CLEAR TO ME WHETHER IT HAS WEAKENED THE FRAME COLUMN THAT RUNS FROM THE FLOOR TO THE ROOF. THE DAMAGE WAS DUE TO NORMAL OPENING AND CLOSING THE DOOR AND WOULD APPEAR TO BE DUE TO METAL FATIGUE. UPON VISITING A FEW BODY SHOPS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA, SOME HAD TOLD ME THAT THIS IS A WIDE SPREAD PROBLEM WITH VOLVO. ALSO, UPON SEARCHING ON THE INTERNET FOR OTHER PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM, THERE WERE NUMEROUS. HENCE, THE REASON FOR MY COMPLAINT. THE BODY SHOP INFORMED ME THAT THEY WOULD NEED TO REPLACE THE METAL COLUMN THAT RUNS FROM THE FLOOR OF THE CAR PAST THE WHERE THE DOOR ATTACHES TO THE FRAME AND ENDS IN PROXIMITY OF THE FRONT WINDOW SHIELD. SINCE THE COST WILL BE APPROXIMATELY $2,400 AND THE CAR IS A 98, I HAVE NOT DECIDED IF I WILL GET IT REPAIRED. TO INSTALL THIS METAL COLUMN, THE DASH PANEL WOULD NEED TO BE REMOVED. *JB

Components: SEATS

December 28, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10147056
Consumer Location: SOMERVILLE, MA
VIN: YV1LW5373W2****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR IS A 1998 VOLVO V70 T5 WITH 75,000 MILES ON THE ODOMETER. AT ABOUT 7PM ON DECEMBER 28TH, 2005, I MOVED THE CAR FROM MY DRIVEWAY OUT ONTO THE STREET IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE, IN ORDER TO ALLOW A SECOND TANDEM-PARKED CAR OUT. THE VOLVO REMAINED PARKED ON THE STREET, DOORS LOCKED AND WINDOWS UP, UNTIL ABOUT 10PM. AT 10PM I WENT TO MOVE IT BACK INTO THE DRIVEWAY, ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT THE INTERIOR HAD CAUGHT FIRE - THE FIRE WAS NO LONGER BURNING. THE PASSENGER SEAT WAS BURNT DOWN TO THE FRAME, AND SOME OF THE SURROUNDING TRIM ON THE DOOR, DASH AND CENTER CONSOLE WAS BURNED AND MELTED. THE REST OF THE INTERIOR WAS NOT BURNED BUT WAS COVERED WITH SOOT. MY INSURANCE COMPANY - COMMERCE INSURANCE OF MASSACHUSETTS - APPRAISED THE CAR AND DECLARED IT TO BE A TOTAL LOSS. I CAN'T SAY CONCLUSIVELY, BUT, IT APPEARS TO ME THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE SEAT HEATER WAS THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE. I NOTE THAT FOR MODEL YEARS 1996 AND 1997 THERE WAS A RECALL AGAINST VOLVO 850 SEAT HEATERS RELATED TO A FIRE HAZARD, BUT THIS RECALL DOES NOT APPLY TO 1998 MODELS. PERHAPS THE RECALL SHOULD BE EXTENDED TO LATER MODELS. *NM

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 26, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10143876
Consumer Location: KATONAH, NY
VIN: YV1LW5572W2****

Summary of Complaint

VOLVO V70 1998 - FIRE IN ENGINE COMPARTMENT - CAR DESTROYED DURING ROUTINE DRIVING, ENGINE STOPS. DRIVER NOTICES SMOKE COMING FROM ENGINE COMPARTMENT AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS (LIGHTS) BLINKING. IN A FEW MINUTES THE CAR IS TOTALLY DESTROYED BY FIRE. WHEN I VISITED THE WRECKER'S YARD I FOUND A VOLVO 850 WAGON THAT WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE IN THE SAME WAY! *NM

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 05, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10142018
Consumer Location: WATERFORD, CT
VIN: YV1LW5710S2****

Summary of Complaint

MY WIFE WAS DRIVING ABOUT 30 MPH ON A LOCAL STREET WHEN SHE FELT A PULL WHEN TURNING LEFT THEN SHE HEARD AND FELT A SOUND LIKE THE MUFFLER WAS FALLING OFF AND HEARD A GRINDING NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT WHEELS. SHE IMMEDIATELY TURNED INTO A SHOPPING PLAZA AND SHUT OFF THE CAR. WHAT WE FOUND WAS THAT THE AXLE NUT AND PART OF THE AXLE HAD BROKEN OFF AND FALLEN OUT OF THE RIGHT FRONT REAR WHEEL. THE WHEEL COULD HAVE POTENTIALLY FALLEN OFF AND LUCKILY SHE WAS NOT ON A HIGHWAY MOVING FAST. THE VOLVO DEALER BELIEVES THAT THE CV JOINT FOR SOME REASON (WHICH HAVE NOT YET EXPLAINED) SEIZED AND CAUSED THE AXLE TO BREAK. THE DEALER RECOMMENDS REPLACING THE CV JOINT AND BEARING AND THE AXLE. THE ROTOR WAS ALSO IRREPARABLY DAMAGED AND NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. I WILL KEEP THE OLD PARTS. *NM

Components: SEAT BELTS

March 15, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10137158
Consumer Location: VANCOUVER, WA
VIN: YV1LW5584W3****

Summary of Complaint

IN LATE FEBRUARY 2005, MY WIFE NOTICED THAT THE CHILD SEATS IN OUR 1998 VOLVO V70 WOULD LOOSEN UP WHEN OUR CHILDREN WOULD GET IN OR MOVE IN THEIR SEATS. THESE CHILD SEATS WERE OF THE STATIONARY TYPE AND OF DIFFERENT MAKES. AS ONE OF THE REAR OUTBOARD SEAT BELTS HAD ALREADY BEEN REPLACED AT NO CHARGE FOR A SIMILAR CONCERN IN JUNE 2003, WE VISITED OUR REGIONAL VOLVO DEALERSHIP TO REPORT THE ISSUE. NEW BELT ASSEMBLIES WERE ORDERED AND ON MARCH 15TH OF THIS YEAR, BOTH OUTER REAR SEAT BELTS WERE REPLACED. THIS TIME, SINCE WE HAD TO PAY FOR THE REPAIR, I RETRIEVED THE FAILED PARTS. EXAMINATION OF BOTH SEAT BELTS BUCKLES SEEM TO SUGGEST THAT THE FAILURE OF THE BELTS' CHILD SEAT LOCKING TAB, WHICH IS PART OF THE BUCKLE, PREVENTED THE CHILD SEAT FROM STAYING SECURELY HELD IN POSITION. THESE ASSEMBLIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO ANALYZE AND DRAW AN EXPERT CONCLUSION. WE REQUESTED A REVIEW OF THE PROBLEM BY THE DISTRICT SERVICE MANAGER AND FILED AN E-MAIL COMPLAINT WITH VOLVO'S CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER. THE VIN OF THE CAR IS [XXX]. *NM UPDATED 07/18/2012 *JS INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 03, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10132223
Consumer Location: LA CRESCENT, MN
VIN: YV1LZ5649W2****

Summary of Complaint

DT: VEHICLE STALLED/DIED, AND LOST POWER DUE TO THROTTLE BODY FAILURE. *AK

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

July 14, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10131801
Consumer Location: ARLINGTON, VA
VIN: YV1LW5532W2****

Summary of Complaint

STALLING AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. STALLING AT NORMAL OPERATING SPEED WITH RESULTING LOSS OF POWER, STEERING AND BRAKES. THE MASS AIR SENSOR AND INTAKE HOSE WERE REPLACED. *JB

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

July 18, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10131699
Consumer Location: GREENSBORO, NC
VIN: YV1LW5379W2****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE RANDOMLY SHUTS OFF WHILE DRIVING. ENGINE SHUT-DOWN WITH LOSS OF POWER STEERING CONTROL. DISABLED VEHICLE WITH GROCERIES AND SMALL CHILDREN INSIDE ON A 90+ DEGREE (VERY HOT!!)AFTERNOON IN MID-JULY. $322 FOR REPLACEMENT OF AIR FLOW DEVICE (METER OR SENSOR?) TO CORRECT PROBLEM. APPROX. $50, LOSS OF PERISHABLE FOOD. *JB

Components: SEAT BELTS

June 03, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10124718
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: YV1LW5546W2****

Summary of Complaint

1998 VOLVO V70A EXPERIENCED PROBLEMS WITH THE DRIVERS SIDE SHOULDER HARNESS. *MR THE SHOULDER HARNESS WAS FRAYED. ONE WOULD HAVE TO PULL THE SEAT BELT TO UNLOCK AND THEN PULL IT DOWN WHICH CAUSED IT TO WEAR. *SC *JB

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

February 03, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10111369
Consumer Location: ROCKY MOUNT, NC
VIN: YV1LW5573W2****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAMSHAFT BELT TENSIONER BROKE WHICH CAUSED THE BELT TO COME OFF AND THE VEHICLE TO LOST POWER WHILE DRIVING 70 MPH. THE OWNER HAS CONTACTED THE MANUFACTURER WHO REFUSED TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS. *JB TIMING BELT TENSIONER, BELT AND VALVES AND HEAD GASKET NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. *TT

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

April 15, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10105643
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE ABS SYSTEM FAILED DURING A PANIC STOP, CAUSING THE BRAKES TO LOCK UP AND THE CAR TO SKID UNCONTROLLABLY INTO THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERSECTION. FORTUNATELY IT DID NOT RESULT IN ANY SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. *AK THERE HAD BEEN NO INDICATION OF A PROBLEM PRIOR TO THE INCIDENT AND THE ABS LIGHT WAS ON AFTER THE INCIDENT AND HAD NOT BEEN ON PREVIOUSLY. THE PROBLEM WAS REPAIRED BY REPLACING THE ABS CONTROL MODULE. UPON DISCUSSIONS WITH THE TECHNICIAN, IT WAS CLEAR THAT THIS IS A VERY COMMON FAILURE WITH THESE MODELS AND IT LEAVES THE THE ABS SYSTEM COMPLETELY DISABLED WHEN IT OCCURS. AS MY INCIDENT SHOWS, THIS FAILURE CAN OCCUR WITHOUT WARNING AND CAUSE A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION WHERE THE DRIVER IS RELYING ON THE ABS SYSTEM AND INSTEAD HAS THE BRAKES LOCK UP CAUSING AN UNCONTROLLABLE SKID. IN ADDITION TO THIS INCIDENT, THE TECHNICIAN ALSO TOLD ME THAT THE MODULE HAD ALREADY FAILED AND BEEN REPLACED PREVIOUSLY AT 31K MILES. THIS APPEARS TO BE A DEFECT THAT IS VERY COMMON AND WILL CAUSE UNSUSPECTING DRIVERS TO SUDDENLY LOSE CONTROL OF THEIR VEHICLES IN A PANIC STOP SITUATION.

VOLVO V70 Sold

volvo v70 1998 vin yv1lw5674w2527530
1998 VOLVO V70 Collision Unknown
YV1LW5674W2527530
volvo v70 1998 vin yv1lw5546w2410796
1998 VOLVO V70 Collision Starts
YV1LW5546W2410796
volvo v70 1998 vin yv1lw5574w2510115
1998 VOLVO V70 Normal Run & Drive
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