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Swedish carmaker known for solidly built cars and early adoption of safety features.

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Volvo V40 (2001) driver door won't lock

My 2001 Volvo V40 has just developed an odd fault. When I lock it, it appears to do all the right things, but trying the drivers-side door not only opens that door, but appears to unlock the whole car ...
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Volvo V40 wont start, red led light on speaker flashes rapidly

My Volvo V40 will not start. When I put the key to position 2, the red LED light on the left speaker on the dash flashes rapidly for 15 seconds. When I turn the key to position 3 the lights on the ...
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Sound system on Volvo V40 MY 2013

Has anyone on the Continent managed to upgrade a factory installed "Performance" sound system on a Volvo V40 MY 2013 to "High Performance" ? EDIT: (Included from comments) Volvo supplies several ...
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Strange sound when turning steering wheel

I can't figure out the source of this odd moaning/groaning sound that emanates from somewhere near the passenger side's wheel down in that corner someplace. I only really hear it when driving at low ...
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My Volvo XC90 will start without key in the vicinity

My XC90 2016 Volvo starts without the key in the vicinity. Stopped at station and spouse went off to shop. Turned off engine. pumped gas, turned on engine and picked up spouse who thought I was stuck ...
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battery light will not go out

I drive a 1983 Volvo 245 diesel. The alternator and battery are both less than 4 years old. A year ago, the battery light would not go out after starting. The alt is charging fine. A diode check was ...
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Engine knocks and engine speed falls below idle upon releasing the throttle

I have this strange problem on my 1999 Volvo V40 1.9T T4 (B4194T engine, no VVT, ~150k miles), I'll try to provide a detailed description. I noticed that only when the engine is warm, whenever I ...
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Volvo V60/S60 <2012 LED bulb replacement

The LED bulb unit that sits between the headlamp assembly and the rad has gone. I have bought a new complete unit (two led strips inside) but cannot see how to unplug the old one and plug in the new ...
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Flaky speedometer on 1998 volvo s70 - but works perfectly with spare wheel on front left

Unlike this similar sounding issue, I discovered that my speedo works 100% perfectly when the front wheel is replaced by the spare wheel (from under the floor in the trunk) - a discovery that was due ...
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Smoking XC90 after PCV box replacement

I have a 2003 Volvo XC90 2.9L T6 AWD and for the most part, it’s been great. Over the past year or so I’ve had an issue with it randomly stalling at slow speeds which was progressively getting more ...
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Low fuel pressure in Volvo S40 1999

My car is Volvo S40 1999 with 2.0 engine. The fuel pressure is on the idle at 2.2-2.3 bars (should be 2.5) and on higher rpm max. 2.6-2.7 bars (should be 3.0). When I unplug the hose that goes from ...
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Old motor exchanged for newer one. Practical "age" of the rest of the car?

I am currently driving a Ford Fiesta from 2011, now my Aunt has offered me to sell me her old Volvo V70 from 2007. All in all the deal would be roughly a zero-sum game as I could get about the same ...
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Volvo remote key id

The 2011 xc60 has 3 programmed keys. One is lost, I know the id number of one that was programmed to replace the lost one. But now the car has 3 keys. Is there a way to find the other one that exists ...
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Engine sputtering when warm and jerking when accelerating

I have a Volvo s40 1996 1.8 (manual), and the problem is that when the engine gets warm it starts to have ideling problems and when driving and trying to accelerate fast it starts to jerk. When the ...
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Steering wheel stiff

My steering wheel was groaning, especially when making sharp turns, so I mentioned to the mechanic when some other service was being done. He said it was low on fluid and he filled it. After I got ...
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V70 reported low oil level, but stick says it's fine and now the message is gone, what happened?

I have a 2006 Volvo V70. When I was driving yesterday, the car displayed a notification that the oil level was low and I should top it off. Since this was a non-urgent notification (as opposed to a ...
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Feedback sensation and noise at gear shifter when pressing brake pedal

I was about to turn out my carport this afternoon and experienced this sensation at my hand on the shifter when I pressed the brake. It was quiet too and I heard like some kind of noise like a ...
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EMS light and lack of power

I have a Volvo s40 1.6D. I left engine running on idle for 20mins or longer, then drove off. At this point the car lacked acceleration but still able to run at 70mph and idle as smooth as normal. EMS ...
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Why does my brakes not compress all the way until I slow to 40Kph

I have a 2003 Volvo S40 and it seems to have a strange brake issue that stops the brakes from compressing all the way until I slow to 40Kph. Once I do, I feel the brake pedal sink in and the brakes ...
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I cannot identify this 2004 Volvo S60 part

I'm selling my car and currently it sits and seeing as I'm not driving it every day I check on it every so often. When I checked today there was a small part that is connected to a tube leading into ...
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Volvo D13 Boost and fuel mileage problem

My Volvo diesel D13 creates boost at low RPM's at various amounts of level and at any given time; the fuel mileage has gone down by 1.5 miles per gallon. The waste gate was replaced and the computer ...
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Volvo V40 EGR error, despite clean and valve replace!

I have a 2015 Volvo V40 D2, who's EGR system was clogged up with soot around 6 months ago (I bought it second hand at around 27000 miles a year ago). Warranty covered replacement of EGR valve and ...
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Sound Identification--need help identifying mystery gear noise from a 2005 XC90

Recently this 2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD, AW55-50 started to make this burring whine noise as the vehicle shifts into 2nd gear. As the car revs up and ultimately shifts into 2nd the noise occurs with ...
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Volvo v60 Shake when shifting to D

I recently bought a 2012 V60 D3, the whole car shake when I shift from P to D. After some research online they say it's a Design flaw with Aisin transmission that cause an internal leak. Does anyone ...
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Alarm Siren Control Module Location

Vehicle is a 2005 Volvo S40. I have been having problems with my alarm going off randomly, so I just stopped locking my door. Well, now my battery has been completely drained. I bought a new siren ...
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High frequency noise from fuel pump persists after replacement, what could it be?

So recently I've been noticing a high frequency noise coming from the rear right side of my Volvo where the fuel pump is located. I took it to a mechanic where they agreed that the noise was indeed ...
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I have a 2006 Volvo S60

My message board says engine system service required but no check engine light came on and I can't get a reading done unless the check engine light is on according to the shops and auto part stores ...
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Unusual one-way screw in 95 Volvo 850

I encountered these security screws attempting to remove and clean my MAF sensor. I've never seen them before and I don't know how to remove them. Any ideas?
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2001 Volvo V40 2.0T producing excess smoke with other issues

Firstly, I pulled these error codes from the ECU: 0139,0131,0172,0107 My V40 2.0T with aftermarket LPG conversion is putting out a significant amount of smoke at quite specific moments. Before this ...
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2005 Volvo S40 "KEY ERROR, TRY AGAIN"

Without no warning came out of Drs. and start getting "key error, try again" message on my S40 it wont start will not go into gear (to have towed) nothing and something drained the battery so I ...
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volvo xc70 cold starts into limp mode

2004 volvo xc70 awd inline 5 turbo, automatic- Hello everyone, I've been having a fairly consistent problem that rears its ugly head almost every cold morning( ~ 8/10 times if its below 40F outside). ...
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How to replace electric tailgate lift on Volvo XC 60 2012?

My volvo xc60 has been having issues with the trunk and the lift gate. We got the lift gate to come off with a flat head screwdriver but the "electrical" part is still connected. I'm wondering what ...
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How to switch to mercury-free Xenon HID bulbs?

The vehicle is a Volvo XC90 year 2003, from UK. It uses Xenon HID headlamps, with D1S bulbs, which use a small amount of mercury. I would like to switch to mercury-free bulbs, like D3S or similar, ...
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Volvo s60 Engine Service Required

Engine Service Required message has just came up on the LCD and I'm wondering what could be the problem. My known issues are: I have the popping noise in the engine and I've tried the same thing as ...
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2012 Volvo V60 D3 keeps blowing low beam lamps

I am in South Africa and have a V60 D3 Volvo. I keep on blowing the low beam bulbs. Replaced both in a pair with good quality bulbs (did not touch them during installation). At first they worked, ...
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Volvo S40 2007 - P0172 system too rich

So I've got the P0172 code on my Volvo S40 2007 2.4L gasoline (5 cylinder). The car runs absolutely fine: no unusual noises, fuel consumption is fine (terrible but that's usual), power is also fine (...
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Delayed shift between reverse and drive with harsh engagement

Model: 2005 Volvo S40 2.4i / 5 speed automatic Mileage: 127k Miles / 3rd owner Transmission service history: not even changed ATF Other relevant services: replaced all engine/transmission mounts last ...
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Volvo c30 D5 electrical issues

I've had the dreaded "brake failure - stop safely" error message on my volvo c30 D5 2007, It appears to be a common fault amongst volvos. It's a recurring problem that happens 3-4 times a week under ...
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Volvo C70 2009 Convertible ceiling panels: glue has come loose

My friend attempted this repair with some kind of all-purpose glue which did not hold. What is the best adhesive for this type of application? As you can see from the photos, the ceiling panels ...
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Frequent Oxygen Sensor dirty problems (volvo diesel)

I have a volvo S60 diesel for 10 months (more than 30.000 Km), and I already have to clean the oxygen sensor once and seems that I have to clean it again. My question is what can I do to reduce the ...
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My Volvo S40 2006 Immobilizer Not Releasing

I have that fault in the Volvo S40 2006 so it does not give or release the lever when braking Original text: Tengo esa falla en el volvo s40 2006 por eso no da estar ni libera la palanca al frenar
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Weird AT gearbox behavior on Volvo S40

I've got a 2.4L N/A Volvo S40 2008 with a 5 speed AT transmission. I've noticed a weird behavior: under normal acceleration (e.g. from a stoplight) the transmission very quickly changes into 4th (at ...
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Volvo XC90 Mk1 parking brake too weak

The parking brake of Volvo XC90 Mk1 (2002-2014) is weak by design and can not hold the car properly (manual transmission) even if well maintained. This goes back to the small size of brake drums on ...
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Volvo S80 (2008) Ignition - Car Not Starting

Ignition port for key fob, insert key, press brake, press start button and nothing. It worked just a few hours before. Flip key fob and no difference. Tried different key fob this morning and no ...
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2004 Volvo S40 2.4i, Engine Service Urgent

I just recently bought this S40 about a month ago and has been fine,the last couple days, the idle has been a little rough but no issues, I started the car and Engine Service Urgent popped up with a ...
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12 volvo s60 t6 starting to misfire once upto temp

Please help! I have a 2012 Volvo s60 t6. I found the car misfiring #2. I looked and found a ripped PCV diaphragm. Replaced and car ran fine for 4 days. Today driving it up to temp and started ...
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Recurring code P2196, but seemingly OK oxygen sensor, on 2012 Volvo C30

My 2012 Volvo C30 T5 has been having a recurring engine code P2196 (O2 Sensor Stuck/Biased Rich) for some time now. It has popped up on four or five separate occasions. I usually clear it, but one ...
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Timing belt replacement

We picked up a 2006 Volvo s60 from a friends mother. It only had 22k miles when we got it. It had sat idle outside for 3 years prior to us getting it. We changed all fluids, brakes and tires. It’s ...
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Automatic Car cannot drive forward, but will move in Reverse

Hey so my car was serviced last Wednesday, got an oil change and replaced the brake rotors and pads. And it was driving fine all of Thursday and then for whatever reason late Friday the car would ...
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Volvo C70 camshaft position sensor

I have a Volvo C70 convertible with a 2.4L turbo. It was showing the code P0340 on the scanner. I bought the new camshaft position sensor; the housing broke while I was removing the old one. Bought ...
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