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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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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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Volvo V40 Immobilizer

I bought a 02 V40. It is just a regular driver when I got it. The previous owner had lost the keys and the fob. So I have ordered a factory cylinder and key replacement. I had already removed and ...
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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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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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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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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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How to pull out a stuck third row seat on a Volvo XC90 MY2007?

The left third row seat on a '07 Volvo XC90 is stuck underneath the collapsible backrest. Looking from the trunk from behind the seat, it seems to be stuck on the right rail, it won't budge at all. ...
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Volvo - send commands to read DTCs

I tried finding out the commands a diagnostic tool sends to my Volvo and I got this - 1D D0 16 16 03 22 F1 86 Protocol - CAN 29/500 (elm command: AT SP 7) Can someone help me with the method to ...
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Volvo S40 seemingly transmission failure

I've got a Volvo S40, 2.4L, automatic, model year 2007, with 95k kms. Lately I had my front axle replaced because I had significant vibration at specific speeds. I've also got serviced (oil, filters),...
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Problem with XC90 Volvo opening windows in storm?

Our XC90 VOLVO is for the 2nd time opening windows during a storm (Washington, DC area). Anyone else? Bought the vehicle at the Charlottesville VOLVO.
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2010 Vovlo XC 60

I have a 2010 volvo that will start after a battery change. The key fob also gets stuck as well. I have read all kinds of blogs to include touching the battery cables together for 30 seconds and I get ...
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Trailer tail lights still on when ignition is off

After having attaching a trailer hitch to a Volvo V70 2005 the tail lights keep glowing even when ignition is off. Therefore I have two questions: Is it normal on some cars? If not any ideas what ...
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2005 volvo xc70 radiator fan continuously on high

My 05 xc70 wagon has been running fine forever, but recently, the engine cooling fan has been running at high speed continuously, regardless of engine temp. After some googling, i determined it might ...
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1995 Volvo 850 Sedan Digital Instrument readings blnk

My Volvo 850has a new expensive battery Temps have been very cold, single digits. I have not been driving it but starting it on the regular. Has been fine until it wouldn't start. I jumped it and got ...
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Is it worth it to try to solve a valve problem on my old Volvo?

I have a 1996 Volvo 850 which has some kind of serious valve or piston problem. The mechanic said that there is zero compression in cylinder 2 (its a 4-cylinder GTS). He said he could not see anything ...
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Connecting Trailer module (TRM) for Volvo V70 2005

I'm going to install a Trailer module (TRM) into a Volvo V70 2005. There are are two sockets on it (a gray and a green one). I found the cable from the Rear electrical module (REM) which should be ...
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Car speed not more then 100 km/h

I have a 2004 Volvo XC70. Normally if I travel at 110 km/h my engine speed is at 2400 RPM. Now I have to press accelerator up tо 3000 RPM, but max speed is 100 km/h and won't go higher. This problem ...
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changing the keys

My mechanic lost the keys to my S80, 1998 model. And then replace it with another key yet it still cannot start because he said there's a code needed to reset the new key so far the automobile ...
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Back seat latch jammed

I have a Volvo 850 and the left back seat latch is jammed. This is the latch that secures the seat in the upright position. Normally, pulling forward on the latch lever releases the latch and the seat ...