2001 VOLVO V70 VIN: YV1SW53D611121723

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VIN YV1SW53D611121723 Decoding Volvo Vin Decoder

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Make

VOLVO

Manufacturer Name

VOLVO CAR USA, LLC

Model

V70

Model Year

2001

Plant City

TORSLANDA

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

SWEDEN

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)

2319

Displacement (CI)

141.514062555

Displacement (L)

2.3

Engine Model

B5234T3

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Other Engine Info

Transmission: auto and manual

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

2001 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%

2001 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 YV1SW53D611121723

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN

June 27, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10162239
Consumer Location: CRYSTAL LAKE, IL
VIN: YV1SW53D611****

Summary of Complaint

FRONT PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL BROKE OFF AS A RESULT OF BALL JOINT BREAKING LEADING TO AN AXLE BREAK. ALSO DAMAGED WERE BUMPER AND FENDER WHEN HIT BY THE WHEEL BREAKING OFF. MY WIFE WAS LEAVING O'HARE AIRPORT AT AROUND 9:00 PM ON 6/27/06. WHEN CRUISING AT 20-30 MPH SHE HEARD A CRACKING NOISE AND THEN SUDDENLY THE CAR TURNED RIGHT. SHE STEPPED ON A BRAKE PEDAL TRYING NOT TO HIT CARS ON THE NEXT LINE. WHEN SHE STOPPED AND GET OUT OF THE CAR SHE REALIZED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL CAME OFF. IT WAS KEPT IN PLACE JUST BY THE SHOCK ABSORBER. SHE AND MY TWO SONS (AGE 3 AND 6) SPENT NEARLY TWO HOURS ON A HIGHWAY WAITING FOR A TOW TRUCK TO COME. THE CAR HAS 5 YEARS AND 98,500 MILES ON IT. THE FRONT SUSPENSION WAS ALREADY REPAIRED TWICE. ONCE 2 YEARS AGO AND THEN HALF A YEAR AFTER THAT. BEFORE THE ACCIDENT DESCRIBED ABOVE THERE WERE NO SIGNALS/NOISES THAT WOULD INDICATE ANY PROBLEMS WITH NEITHER THE WHEEL NOR THE SUSPENSION. THE CAR WAS ALWAYS DRIVEN ON NORMAL STREETS AND HIGHWAYS. NO OFF ROAD ADVENTURES OR REALLY BAD ROADS. I HAD MANY CARS IN MY LIFE BUT I'VE NEVER HAD SUCH A PROBLEM BEFORE. HOW CAN VOLVO CLAIM THAT THEY MAKE RELIABLE AND SAFE CARS WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPENS? I SENT AN E-MAIL TO VOLVO CUSTOMER SERVICE BUT HAVE NOT HEARD BACK FROM THEM. NOW I HAVE TO PAY OVER $2,500 IN REPAIR FEES ($1000 TO REPAIR BROKEN BALL JOINT AND AXLE PLUS ADDITIONAL $1500 TO REPAIR BUMPER AND FENDER). I DO HAVE AN EXTENDED WARRANTY BUT, SURPRISE SURPRISE, THEY SAID THEY CAN ONLY COVER THE COST OF REPAIRING THE BALL JOINT. EVERYTHING ELSE, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS DAMAGED BECAUSE OF THE BALL JOINT, THEY WOULD NOT COVER. AND, OF COURSE, THE COST OF REPLACING THE BALL JOINT IS LESS THAN MY DEDUCTIBLE SO ... THEY WASHED THEIR HANDS. *JB

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

December 23, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10146842
Consumer Location: BRONXVILLE, NY
VIN: YV1SW53D611****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE INTERMITTENT FAILURE OF THE DIPPED BEAMS IN MY 2001 VOLVO V70 T5. I SEE AN ERROR REPORT ON THE DASH: BULB FAILURE. DIPPED BEAMS. BUT THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH MY BULBS. THERE IS AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM THAT IS TOTALLY UNPREDICTABLE LEADING TO LOSS OF LOW BEAMS. VOLVO SERVICE MANAGERS SAY THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSES THE PROBLEM. AM I THE ONLY PERSON TO REPORT THIS DEFECT? IT STARTED ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO IN THE WINTER OF 2003 BUT IS NOW MORE REGULAR BUT NOT ALWAYS. *NM

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

August 16, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10136262
Consumer Location: FORT WAYNE, IN
VIN: YV1SW53D611****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD BEEN EXPERIENCING A HESITATION FOR APPX SIX MONTHS, JUST WONDERING WHEN THE CAR WOULD FINALLY FAIL AND WHERE. I DROVE THE CAR HOME ON LIMP MODE TWICE. I'D TAKEN THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP ON 4 SEPARATE OCCASIONS TO FIGURE OUT THE PROBLEM. EACH TIME THEY COULD NOT FIGURE OUT THE PROBLEM AND CHARGED ME TO LOOK AT THE CAR. THE FOURTH TIME THE CAR PUT OUT AN ETM CODE AND THEY REPLACED THE ETM. *NM

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 12, 2005
NHTSA ID Number: 10132281
Consumer Location: GASTONIA, NC
VIN: YV1SW53D611****

Summary of Complaint

ETM (ETS) FAILURE ON MY 2001 VOLVO V70 T5. SLUGGISH RUNNING, NOT RELIABLE, ALMOST STALLING AND UNSAFE. GAVE WARNINGS THAT WOULD CLEAR WHEN THE IGNITION WAS TURNED OFF AND THEN BACK ON. VOLVO DEALER SAID THROTTLE BODY WAS BAD. AFTER REPLACEMENT AT 92303 MILES, CAR RAN FINE. [XXX]. *JB UPDATED 07/19/2012 *JS INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 05, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419842
Consumer Location: NORWAY, MI
VIN: YV1SZ58D711****

Summary of Complaint

Heater core burst causing severe burn on drivers right foot. An inch and a half deep puddle of boiling hot antifreeze poured out with no warning from center console over gas pedal. Passenger floor area also had boiling antifreeze. Daughter was driving and taken to hospital treated for second degree burns.

Components: SEAT BELTS

June 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11331366
Consumer Location: LANGLEY, WA
VIN: YV1SW58D911****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEATBELT DOES NOT ROLL SMOOTHLY EITHER BEING PULLED OUT OR ALLOWED TO RETRACT.WHEN YOU PULL OUT ' OR RELEASE TO RETURN THE DRIVER'S SIDE SEATBELT, IT CATCHES IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SLOT IN THE SIDE POST WHERE IT CURVES FORWARD SO THAT IT EITHER WON'T COME OUT FAR ENOUGH TO LATCH, OR IF YOU CAN PULL IT OUT AND INSERT IT IN THE LATCH, IT STICKS WHEN YOU LET IT GO SO THAT IT STAYS SLACK AND DOES NOT RETRACT TO KEEP THE BELT TIGHT. EVEN IF YOU MANAGE TO GET IT OUT AND PROPERLY INSERTED, IT WILL NOT RETRACT WHEN RELEASED. . THE BELT HAS TO BE KEPT UP IN THE HIGHEST PART PF THE SLOT IN THE POST THAT IT COMES OUT OF, OR IS RETRACTED BACK INTO, WITH MY LEFT HAND WHILE BEING PULLED OUT OR ALLOWED TO RETRACT, OR ELSE IT GETS STUCK IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SLOT.. IT IS NOT SAFE. EVEN IF PROPERLY CLICKED IN, YOU COULD NOT COUNT ON IT TO RETRACT TIGHTLY IF THERE IS A COLLISION OR SUDDEN STOP.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

April 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11280896
Consumer Location: HINSDALE, IL
VIN: YV1SW61R312****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 VOLVO V70. THE CONTACT NOTICED A FUEL ODOR AROUND AND INSIDE THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT ALSO NOTICED FUEL LEAKING FROM THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO STATED THAT THE FUEL PUMP NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING OR REPAIRS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 09V483000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 69,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SEATS

September 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11217130
Consumer Location: HOPEWELL, VA
VIN: YV1SW58DX12****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 VOLVO V70. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH, THE FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER SEATS WERE MELTING AND BLACK SMOKE WAS EMERGING FROM THE SEATS. ADDITIONALLY, THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL BURNING SMELL EMERGING FROM THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BATTERY WAS REPLACED IN THE VEHICLE PRIOR TO THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT DISCONNECTED THE CIRCUITS TO THE SEATS. THERE WERE NO WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THERE WERE NO INJURIES SUSTAINED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO WAS UNABLE TO DETERMINE THE FAILURE. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 105,000. THE VIN WAS INVALID.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

October 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11144519
Consumer Location: ARLINGTON, VA
VIN: YV1SW61R112****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 VOLVO V70. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR BRAKE LIGHTS INTERMITTENTLY FAILED TO FUNCTION. THE BRAKE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED STATING CHECK REAR BRAKE LIGHTS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR A DIAGNOSTIC TESTING OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE VIN WAS NOT COVERED UNDER THE CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 04V051000 (EXTERIOR LIGHTING) AND DID NOT OFFER FURTHER ASSISTANCE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 206,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN UNKNOWN OR OTHER ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

January 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11093551
Consumer Location: RUMFORD, ME
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN I AM DRIVING IN 5TH GEAR THE TRANSMISSION WILL DROP INTO 4TH GEAR, AT THAT TIME I LOOSE 1ST, 3RD AND 5TH GEARS I CAN SHIFT BETWEEN 4TH AND 2ND. THE SHIFT IS VERY HARD AND CAUSES A JERK AND CLUNKING NOISE. I HAVE TO STOP AND SHUT OFF THE VEHICLE. I TURN THE CAR IMMEDIATELY BACK ON AND ALL THE GEARS ARE FUNCTIONAL. I'M NOT SURE WHY THERE'S SO MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS ISSUE YET NO ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN TO FIX THIS PROBLEM

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11088688
Consumer Location: ROSELAND, IN
VIN: YV1SW58D012****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 VOLVO V70. WHILE OPERATING THE VEHICLE, THE ODOR OF FUEL WAS PRESENT INSIDE THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TOP OF THE FUEL TANK WAS LEAKING AND THE FUEL PUMP NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER AND LOCAL DEALER (MAPLE HILL VOLVO IN KALAMAZOO, MI) WERE NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED BY THE DEALER THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY INSPECTED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 09V483000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE), BUT THE FAILURE STILL OCCURRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 160,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

July 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11005928
Consumer Location: NORMAN, OK
VIN: YV1SW58D811****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 VOLVO V70. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE KEY FOB WOULD NOT FUNCTION INTERMITTENTLY, THE DOOR LOCKS WORKED INTERMITTENTLY, AND THE TURN SIGNALS WORKED INDEPENDENTLY. ALSO, VARIOUS OTHER ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS BEGAN EXPERIENCING ISSUES. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND STATED THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS ON THE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 135,000.

Components: TIRES

July 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10885148
Consumer Location: MONTVALE, VA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

1.) TIRE #1 WAS PUNCTURED BY A PIECE OF GRAVEL AT ABOUT 25,000 MILES 2.) TIRE #2 MECHANIC REFUSED TO ROTATE TIRES BECAUSE BELT WAS SEPARATING FROM TIRE. TIRES WERE BOUGHT NEW AUGUST 2014. TIRES HAVE LESS THAN 34000 MILES

Components: ENGINE

May 23, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10877072
Consumer Location: HURON, OH
VIN: YV1SW58D211****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 VOLVO V70. THE CONTACT DISCOVERED THAT FLUID WAS LEAKING FROM THE VEHICLE WHEN ANTI FREEZE WAS ADDED. IN ADDITION, WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS ACTIVATED, WARM AIR EMITTED FROM THE VENTS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE COOLING FAN NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS PREVIOUSLY SERVICED PER NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 04V451000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING) YEARS AGO. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 190,000. THE VIN WAS NOT PROVIDED. UPDATED 09/22/16*LJ CONSUMER STATED "RECALLED PART COOLANT FAN MODULE" AGAIN BECAME DEFECTIVE. IT CAUSED DAMAGED TO THE VEHICLE, INCLUDING A RADIATOR AND COOLANT RESERVE TANK, IN ADDITION TO REPLACEMENT OF THE DEFECTIVE MODULAR/ COOLANT FAN ASSEMBLY. UPDATED 6/19/18*JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 02, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10820848
Consumer Location: ORANGE, CT
VIN: YV1SZ58D111****

Summary of Complaint

THERE IS A KNOWN SAFETY ISSUE WITH THIS 2001 VOLVO V70 XC AWD TRANSMISSION AND IT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED ASAP. VOLVO AND THE NHTSA BOTH KNOW ABOUT THIS ONGOING PROBLEM AND REFUSE TO FIX THE PROBLEM. THE TRANSMISTION SLIPS BAD AND STOPS WORKING AND LOSES POWER AND THE DEALERS STATES THE COMPUTER UPDATES WILL FIX THE PROBLEM AS EVEN TOLD BYE THE DEALER ITS A KNOWN ISSUE THAT VOLVO REFUSES TO RECTIFY UNFORTUNATELY. BUT THIS IS A SAFTY ISSUE AT THIS POINT THERE ARE SO MANY COMPLAINTS AND I WANT TO KNOW WHY NOTHING IS BEING DONE AFTER ALL THESE YEARS ? I WANT A REBUILT OR NEW SAFE TRANSMISSION INSTALLED AT THE COST OF VOLVO FOR NOT FIXING THE ONGOING PROBLEMS THEY KNEW ABOUT BACK IN 2001 AND THERE COMPLETE WRONG MAINTENANCE ON THE TRANSMISSION STATING NOT TO CHANGE THE FLUID UNTIL 90K. I BELIEVE THE NHTSA HAS MANY COMPLAINTS IN REFRANCE TO THIS SAME ISSUE WHY IS NOTHING BEING DONE ?

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 05, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10724316
Consumer Location: BROOKLINE, MA
VIN: YV1SW58D612****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 VOLVO V70. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS AT AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR ROUTINE INSPECTION, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE FUEL PUMP WAS FRACTURED AND LEAKING DUE TO DEFECTIVE MATERIAL. THE FUEL PUMP WAS REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 09V483000 (FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE). THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 106,000.

Components: ENGINE

May 17, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10721930
Consumer Location: DES MOINES, WA
VIN: YV1SW58D412****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION HAS HAD PROBLEMS FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS. WE WERE TRAVELING ON THE HWY AND THE CAR STARTED SHAKING, THEN STOPPED. WE HAD TO HAVE IT TOWED TO OUR MECHANIC. NEEDS NEW TRANSMISSION AND ALTERNATOR WHICH WOULD COST MORE THAN IT IS WORTH. OUR MECHANIC HAS SEEN A NUMBER OF 2001S WITH PROBLEMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. WE ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED IN VOLVO FOR NOT FIXING THIS PROBLEM. NOW THIS BEAUTIFUL CAR IS SITTING IN OUR DRIVEWAY UNUSED.

Components: STRUCTURE SERVICE BRAKES FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 19, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10713148
Consumer Location: YORK, PA
VIN: YV1SW58D712****

Summary of Complaint

FIRST TIME, WAS IN A DRIVE THROUGH & JUST TOOK OFF, HOPPED THE CURB, AND HIT TALK BOX. NEXT 2 TIMES WERE STOPPED QUICKLY BY ME PUTTING IN NEUTRAL. LAST TIME WAS JUST LEAVING PARKING SPACE, AND CAR JUMPED CURB AND I STOPPED 4 FT. FROM BRICK WALL. HAVE HAD IT TESTED 2-3 TIMES BY MECHANICS W/O SUCCESS. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING SERVICE BRAKES

April 02, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10667711
Consumer Location: GRASS VALLEY, CA
VIN: YV1SW53D511****

Summary of Complaint

I NOTICED THE TAIL LIGHT BRAKE BULBS WERE BURNING OUT QUICKLY. AFTER GETTING A TICKET I STOPPED DRIVING IT UNTIL I COULD DETERMINE THE CAUSE. VOLVO LISTS A BRAKE RELAY RECALL. BRAKE LIGHT FUSES AND RELAYS ARE IN 4 LOCATIONS IN THE CAR. THEY ARE: 1. UNDER THE HOOD IN THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT ECU, 2.THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT A. CENTRAL CONTROL UNIT CCU AND B. FUSE PANEL BY DRIVERS SIDE DOOR POST 3. REAR CONTROL UNIT IN THE CARGO COMPARTMENT. THE PROBLEM WAS AN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN WHERE A STEEL RACE THAT SURROUNDS THE TAILLIGHT BULBS TRANSFERS THE ELECTRICAL CURRENT IS DESIGNED TO FAIL. AS THE BULB HEATS UP IT TRANSFERS THE HEAT TO THE PLATE AND PLASTIC PINS THAT HOLD IT IN PLACE UNDER PRESSURE FROM THE SPRING STEEL PARTS OF THE REMOVABLE BULB SOCKET UNIT. AS THE PLASTIC PINS WEAKEN AND MOVE AWAY UNDER PRESSURE AND HEAT FROM THE BULB SOCKET SPRING STEEL KEEPERS, AND CONDUCTORS OF VOLTAGE AND CURRENT, THE CURRENT IS THROTTLED DOWN TO A PIN POINT AS THE PLATE MOVES AWAY FROM THE BULB CREATING MORE HEAT AND ARCING TO MELT THE STEEL RACE SURROUND THE BULBS THAT SUPPLY THE CURRENT. THE REPLACED BULBS SEEM TO WORK FOR A SHORT TIME AS THE CONNECTION IS REESTABLISHED WHEN THE BULB SOCKET IS REMOVED AND REPLACED, AND THE CONNECTION IS REESTABLISHED FOR A TIME, BUT IT WILL SOON OVER HEAT AND FAIL FROM THE WEAKENED AND MELTED PLASTIC LENS. BRAKE LIGHT FAILURE RESULTS NOT FROM A FAILED PART, RELAY, FUSE OR WIRE, BUT FROM AN ENGINEERING DESIGN FLAW THAT WAS RECOGNIZED AND ELIMINATED IN THE 2005 MODELS. FORD AND VOLVO NEVER MENTION THIS. A RECALL COULD AMOUNT TO SIX HUNDRED TO A THOUSAND DOLLARS PER CAR FOR THE 4 LENSES WITH LABOR. THE ARCING IN THE WIRING MAY ALSO CAUSE OTHER COMPUTER FAILURES AS THE TRANSMISSION ALSO HAS AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM IN THE KICKDOWN PROCESS THAT CAUSES AN ABNORMAL DELAY IN NEUTRAL GEAR AND HARD ENGAGEMENT OF THE LOWER GEAR. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 12, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10592111
Consumer Location: GRASS VALLEY, CA
VIN: YV1SW53D511****

Summary of Complaint

THE IGNITION IS SHUT OFF MOMENTARILY AS THE TRANSMISSION ATTEMPTS TO DOWNSHIFT CAUSING IT TO SLIP INTO NEUTRAL THEN ENGAGE THE LOWER GEAR HARD AS THE TRANSMISSIONS COMPUTER REESTABLISHES CONTROL. THIS ACTION IS RECORDED ON A VIDEO CAR CAMERA OPERATED BY THE IGNITIONS ON AND OFF POSITION. THE HARD SHIFTING PROBLEM THOUGHT TO BE FIXED BY SOFTWARE UPDATE MAY BE ADDRESSING THE SYMPTOM NOT THE CAUSE. ACCELERATION IS ALSO AFFECTED AT OTHER TIMES WHERE THE FOOT PEDAL IS INOPERABLE, BUT REESTABLISHED WHEN SHUTTING THE IGNITION OFF AND ON. THE DRIVE TRAIN BECOMES WOBBLY AFTER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS MAKING TRAVEL BETWEEN CITIES UNSAFE. A CLUNKING SOUND FROM THE REAR, AS BROKEN SPRING OR LOOSE BOWLING BALL MAKES, IS HEARD AT TIMES OF MILD ACCELERATION AT LOWER SPEEDS. PERHAPS A GROUNDING STRAP MY ALLEVIATE STATIC BUILDUP IN THE IGNITION SYSTEM. *JS

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

May 29, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10586226
Consumer Location: GRASS VALLEY, CA
VIN: YV1SW53D511****

Summary of Complaint

I STARTED THE CAR, PLACED THE CAR IN DRIVE GEAR AND IDLED THROUGH THE PARKING LOT TRAFFIC TO THE INTERSECTION BUT THE CAR WOULD NOT ACCELERATE THROUGH THE INTERSECTION THOUGH THE CONDITION RESTORED AFTER I PULLED OVER AND TURNED OFF THE IGNITION AND RESTARTED IT. THEN THE ACCELERATOR FUNCTIONED NORMALLY.HAD A SEMI TRUCK BEEN COMING ALONG, I WOULD NOT BE HERE TO WRITE YOU THIS LETTER. *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

October 15, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10567240
Consumer Location: RACINE, WI
VIN: YV1SW61RX12****

Summary of Complaint

I BEGAN TO NOTICE A FUEL SMELL AND DRIP MARKS UNDER THE VEHICLE AFTER PARKING THE VEHICLE IN THE GARAGE IN THE EVENING. UPON INVESTIGATION, I NOTED FUEL DRIPS ON THE UNDERBODY OF THE VEHICLE IN AN AREA SLIGHTLY IN FRONT OF THE FUEL TANK AND A DEVELOPING FUEL PUDDLE IMMEDIATELY UNDER THE VEHICLE. FOLLOWING AN INSPECTION AT THE VOLVO DEALER, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP WAS LEAKING FUEL. IT WAS EXPLAINED TO ME THAT THE FUEL PUMP HOUSING WAS CRACKED AND LEAKING FUEL AT AN UNSAFE CONDITION. I WAS ADVISED TO REPLACE THE PUMP IMMEDIATELY DUE TO THE HIGH LEVEL OF FUEL LEAKAGE. I WAS ALSO ADVISED THAT THE FUEL TANK SENDING PUMP WAS ALSO DEFECTIVE AND REQUIRED IMMEDIATE REPLACEMENT.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 15, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10557644
Consumer Location: RACINE, WI
VIN: YV1SW61RX12****

Summary of Complaint

I BEGAN TO NOTICE A FUEL SMELL AND DRIP MARKS UNDER THE VEHICLE AFTER PARKING THE VEHICLE AFTER DRIVING INTO THE GARAGE IN THE EVENING. UPON INVESTIGATION, I NOTED FUEL DRIPS ON THE UNDERBODY OF THE VEHICLE IN THE AREA SLIGHTLY IN THE FRONT OF THE FUEL TANK. I ALSO NOTICED THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FUEL PUDDLE IMMEDIATELY UNDER THE VEHICLE IN THAT LOCATION. I IMMEDIATELY CONTACTED THE VOLVO DEALER FOR SERVICING. ONCE AT THE DEALER, IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP WAS LEAKING FUEL. IT WAS EXPLAINED TO ME THAT THE FUEL PUMP HOUSING WAS CRACKED AND LEAKING FUEL AT AN UNSAFE CONDITION. I WAS ADVISED TO REPLACE THE PUMP IMMEDIATELY DUE TO THE HIGH LEVEL OF FUEL LEAKAGE. I WAS ALSO ADVISED THAT THE FUEL TANK SENDING PUMP WAS ALSO DEFECTIVE AND REQUIRED IMMEDIATE REPLACEMENT. THE VOLVO DEALER, JENKINS IMPORTS, REPLACED THE DEFECTIVE UNITS ON 22 OCTOBER 2013. I HAVE RETAINED THE DEFECTIVE PARTS. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 01, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10541842
Consumer Location: HIGHLAND MILLS, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION SHIFTS WITH A CLUNK INTO 2ND AND 3RD GEARS AS WELL AS INTO FIRST. HESITANT TO SHIFT INTO FIRST GEAR WHEN MOVING FROM A STOP. TRANSMISSION NOT SAFE!!!!

Components: POWER TRAIN

February 04, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10505612
Consumer Location: RICHMOND, VA
VIN: YV1SZ58D511****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 VOLVO V70. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TRANSMISSION SERVICE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ENGINE RPMS INCREASED AND THE VEHICLE SHIFTED SLOWLY, GOING THROUGH EVERY GEAR. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER AND WAS TOLD THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO REPLACE. THE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 113,448 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN. *TR

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 17, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10490861
Consumer Location: CHANDLER, AZ
VIN: YV1SW53D411****

Summary of Complaint

THE GAS TANK PUMP AND SEALS HAVE BEGUN LEAKING GAS DUE TO CRACKS IN THE PLASTIC AND SEALS. GAS LEAKS DOWN THE SIDE OF THE GAS TANK ONTO THE GROUND AND THERE ARE GAS FUMES IN THE CAR. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 14, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10465992
Consumer Location: CULVER CITY, CA
VIN: YV1SZ58D011****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 VOLVO V70. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE BRAKING TO A STOP, THE VEHICLE ERRONEOUSLY SHIFTED INTO NEUTRAL AND THEN RETURNED TO DRIVE INDEPENDENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS. THE DEALER STATED THAT THEY NEEDED TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 135,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 178,000.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

July 03, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10464150
Consumer Location: HAMDEN, CT
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 VOLVO V70. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AUTOMATIC WINDOW WOULD NOT AUTOMATICALLY STOP WHEN ACTIVATED. AS A RESULT, THE WINDOW CLOSED ON A PASSENGER'S FINGER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 171,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 06, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10462385
Consumer Location: HAM LAKE, MN
VIN: YV1SZ58D511****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 VOLVO V70. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH, THE TRANSMISSION FAILED. THE TRANSMISSION SERVICE REQUIRED LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS WHERE THEY INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED REPLACING. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 170,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

June 04, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10460544
Consumer Location: VANDALIA, OH
VIN: YV1SZ58D811****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A 2001 VOLVO XC AND BOUGHT THIS CAR FOR ITS RELIABILITY AND AS A FAMILY VEHICLE. I USE THIS VEHICLE TO COMMUTE 150 MILES PER DAY FOR MY JOB. DROVE THE CAR ON JUNE 3, 2012 WITH MY SON TO RUN ERRANDS AND THERE WERE NO PROBLEMS. THE NEXT DAY, JUNE 4, 2012 I GOT IN THE CAR TO GO TO WORK IN THE MORNING. THE MINUTE I STARTED PULLING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY I HEARD A NOISE COMING FROM THE CAR. I GOT MY HUSBAND AND HAD HIM LOOK AT THE CAR SINCE IT WAS FINE THE DAY BEFORE. HE DISCOVERED THE BROKEN SPRING. LUCKILY THE SPRING BROKE OVERNIGHT WHILE IT WAS SITTING IN THE DRIVEWAY AND NOT WHILE I WAS DRIVING IT ON THE HIGHWAY. WE HAVE DONE RESEARCH ON THIS PART BREAKING AND FOUND NUMEROUS OTHER VOLVO OWNERS WHO HAVE ALSO HAD THIS PART BREAK. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 20, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10457243
Consumer Location: GILEAD, ME
VIN: YV1SW58D111****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD JUST PURCHASED MY 2001 VOLVO V70 USED FROM A REPUTABLE DEALER WHEN MY WIFE NOTICED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WOULD OCCASIONALLY "SLIP" IN AND OUT OF GEAR. I DID NOT DRIVE THE CAR VERY OFTEN, SO I DID NOT EXPERIENCE THE PROBLEM FOR ANOTHER MONTH OR SO. WHEN YOU TAKE YOU FOOT OFF THE GAS TO COAST OR SLOW DOWN FOR A TURN THE TRANSMISSION COMPLETELY DISENGAGES. WHEN YOU PUSH ON THE GAS EXPECTING TO CONTINUE TO KEEP GOING THE ENGINE REVS - BECAUSE THERE IS NO TRANSMISSION ENGAGED- AND THEN SUDDENLY "SLAMS' BACK INTO GEAR. THIS CONDITION HAS BEEN WITH US NOW FOR SEVERAL YEARS. THE CAR HAS BEEN TO THE VOLVO SHOP TWICE AND THEY CLAIMED THERE WERE NO CODES SHOWING UP ON THEIR TEST EQUIPMENT...AND BY THE WAY THAT'LL BE ANOTHER $300! I'VE LEARNED TO BABY THE CAR, AND DRIVE WITH THIS DANGEROUS CONDITION BECAUSE I KNOW A NEW TRANSMISSION FOR THIS CAR WOULD COST MORE THAN THE CAR IS WORTH. AFTER CHECKING WITH EDMUDS, I HAVE COME TO REALIZE THERE ARE DOZENS IF NOT HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE OUT THERE WITH THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM AS MINE, AND VOLVO APPEARS TO EITHER BE CLUELESS, OR NOT WILLING TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. MY CAR HAS BEEN ACTING THIS WAY SINCE I PURCHASED IT WITH ONLY 70,000 MILES. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 01, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10449873
Consumer Location: MILTON, DE
VIN: YV1SW58D911****

Summary of Complaint

2001 VOLVO V70. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO REPAIRS UNDER RECALL NOTICE EA05021 *TGW THE CONSUMER STATED THE PROBLEM OF THE VEHICLE SURGING FORWARD HAD BEEN UNDIAGNOSED SEVERAL TIMES BY MECHANICS. THE CONSUMER ALSO STATED AT THE TIME OF PURCHASING THE VEHICLE, THE DEALERSHIP DID NOT DISCLOSE THE RECALL AND SHE NEVER RECEIVED A NOTICE ABOUT THE RECALL. THE VEHICLE WAS ALSO TAKEN TO THE DEALER DUE TO A MALFUNCTION WITH THE SECURITY SYSTEM. *JB

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 10, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10441200
Consumer Location: APO, AE
VIN: YV1SW53D211****

Summary of Complaint

I AM NOW THE OWNER OF A 2001 VOLVO V70 T5. I BOUGHT THE CAR FROM ITS ORIGINAL OWNER. THE CAR HAS HAD THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION REPLACED 2 TIMES BY THE ORIGINAL OWNER AND NOW I AM FORCED TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION AS WELL. WE (ORIGINAL OWNER AND MYSELF) HAVE HAD THE VOLVO RECOMMENDED SOFTWARE UPDATES, FLUID FLUSHING, AND STILL WE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO CHANGE THREE TRANSMISSIONS. I HAVE SPOKEN WITH NUMEROUS VOLVO MECHANICS AND THEY HAVE INFORMED ME THAT THEY ARE AWARE THAT THEIR IS A PROBLEM BUT VOLVO IS OFFERING TO DO NOTHING TO FIX IT. I AM IN THE US ARMY AND STATIONED IN GERMANY, I HAVE SPOKEN TO THE VOLVO MECHANICS HERE IN GERMANY AND THEY HAVE INFORMED ME THAT THEY CAN REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION FOR 4100 EURO BUT THAT THEY WILL OFFER NO WARRANTY AS VOLVO KNOWS IT IS A PROBLEM. THE FIRST TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED AT 51000 MILES, THE SECOND AT 128567 AND NOW AGAIN I MUST DO IT AT 203000. AT WHAT POINT WILL THE NHTSA STEP UP TO PROTECT US AS THE CONSUMER? I HAVE SCANNED THE MESSAGE BOARDS AND FORUMS ONLINE AND THERE ARE HUGE COMPLAINT POOLS WITH EVERYONE HAVING THE SAME ISSUE WITH THE TRANSMISSION. I HAVE CALLED VOLVO NA 18 TIMES AND AM YET TO TALK TO A PERSON. THEIR SYSTEM ROUTES YOU TO A DEAD END AND THEN HANGS UP. I HAVE EVEN GONE THE ROUTE OF CALLING VOLVO IN GOTHENBURG SWEDEN AND THEY AT LEAST TALKED TO ME. I WAS TOLD THAT SINCE MY CAR WAS MANUFACTURED WHILE VOLVO WAS OWNED BY FORD THAT THEY (VOLVO) ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 28, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10437547
Consumer Location: LOS ALAMITOS, CA
VIN: YV1SW58D511****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 VOLVO V70. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 5 MPH, THE VEHICLE JERKED VIOLENTLY AND WOULD NOT SHIFT IN OR OUT OF GEAR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO ADVISED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE WHO OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 97,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 28, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10433826
Consumer Location: NAPA, CA
VIN: YV1SW53D612****

Summary of Complaint

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ISSUE. AT APPROXIMATELY 75,000 MILES, SHIFTING BETWEEN GEAR 2 TO 3 AND 3 TO 4 IS ACCOMPANIED BY HIGH RPMS INTO NEUTRAL BEFORE ENGAGING GEAR. RESULTS IN A HARD SHIFT WHEN GEAR ENGAGES. INITIAL DEALER SOLUTION WAS SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS. WHEN PROBLEM PERSISTED AND A "TRANSMISSION SERVICE REQUIRED" MESSAGE BEGAN DISPLAYING, THE DEALER SOLUTION IS TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION AT A COST OF $7500 WITH NO EXPLANATION OF WHAT THE ACTUAL UNDERLYING PROBLEM IS. THIS IS VERY SIMILAR TO NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS IN THE NHTSA DATABASE AND OTHER WEB-BASED VOLVO FORUMS. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN STRUCTURE

October 02, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10433524
Consumer Location: SOUTH HAVEN, MI
VIN: YV1SW53D911****

Summary of Complaint

TURNING LEFT OUT OF DRIVEWAY, RIGHT (PASSENGER) BALL JOINT SEPARATED, PULLING THE CV JOINT APART AND DAMAGING THE RIGHT FRONT FENDER. I MOVED A TOTAL OF THREE FEET. *TR

Components: STEERING

September 28, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10430679
Consumer Location: FORT RILEY, KS
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING COLUMN LOCK LOCKED UP WHILE DRIVING. KEY STILL WORKED AND CAR STILL RUNNING BUT WAS UNABLE TO STEER. WOULD HAVE BEEN A DISASTER IF I WAS DRIVING ANY FASTER. VERY SCARY AND SHOULD BE SAFETY RECALL!!! *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

April 01, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10419980
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: YV1SZ58D911****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 VOLVO V70. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN TRAVELING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE WOULD JERK ABNORMALLY AND EXPERIENCE A DECELERATION OF BETWEEN 10-20 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE REPAIRS WERE PERFORMED UNDER NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 06V441000 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL).THE FSAILURE PERSISTED AND NO FURTHER REPAIRS WERE PERFORMED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 130,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 135,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 27, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10416406
Consumer Location: ROSSMOOR, CA
VIN: YV1SW61NX12****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2001 VOLVO V70 WITH 110,000 MILES. THE TRANSMISSION HAS BEEN SLIPPING FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS. LAST WEEK THE CAR WAS BARELY DRIVABLE. MY VOLVO MECHANIC STATES THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDS TO BE REPLACED (APPROX. $4700). I HAVE HEARD OF MANY OTHER VOLVO OWNERS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 23, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10413530
Consumer Location: MILFORD, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 VOLVO V70. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS THE VEHICLE WOULD JERK UNEXPECTEDLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND THEY OFFERED NO ASISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 105,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

VOLVO V70 Sold

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