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Volvo 740 1989
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Safety incident date:
July 12, 1996
Location:
Winchester, VA

the vehicle caught on fire, source unknown. *ak consumer states it appeared the electricial power cable from the battery to the starter motor caused the fire. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):YV1FX884022. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 1989. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Volvo 740 1989 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas. Volvo 740 1989 Electrical System Transmission Type: MAN .

Volvo 740 1989
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Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 1992
Location:
Silver Sprin, MD

electrical system failed, vehicle would not start. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volvo 740 1989
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Location:
Indenpence, MO

the car battery cable caught on fire prior to recall. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volvo 960 1995
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Safety incident date:
Sept 01, 1996
Location:
Kinston, NC

electrical problem.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volvo 850 1994
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Safety incident date:
Aug 12, 1997
Location:
Coral Springs, FL

if the crash sensor located in the center console under the original equipment cup holder between the two front seats gets wet it will disable the air bags, and the seat belt will not work. the dealer wants the owner to pay 1158 to correct the problem that he is having with the electrical system, causing the air bag and the seat belt not to work if either function gets wet. *ak vehicle also experienced flashing lights and dealer stated this was due to a faulty regulator, consumer feels that the crash sensor did not get wet due to it had not been opened for inspection, consumer feels that there is an elecrical problem that is causing lights to flash and potential problems with the air bags. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):YV1LW5525R2. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 01, 1994. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volvo 850 1994 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Volvo 850 1994 Electrical System Transmission Type: AUTO.

Volvo 760 1988
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Location:
Midland, TX

crash sensor failed, air bag will not deploy. then vehicle began shutting down while in motion, no cause has been determined. at times vehicle will not start and headlights cannot be turned off.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):YV1GA8747J0. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Fuel System:N/A.

Volvo 850 1995
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Location:
Alexandria, VA

engine fire due to electrical failure.

Vehicle was on fire. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volvo 965 1996
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Safety incident date:
May 21, 1996
Location:
Rye, NY

electrical problems experienced causing component failures.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):YUIKW9602T1. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 02, 1996. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volvo S70 1998
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Location:
Tarpon Springs, FL

shortly after purchase car started "bucking/ would feel a lunging forward while driving at high speeds or while idling at stop signs. complained to dealer was told "they know about the problem" - it is a software problem i was not informed of this prior to purchase. said volvo is aware of the problem and their working on it. it is my understanding a computer chip is defective and it is firing fuel into the injectors randomly. i asked if this is dangerous, could this cause a fire, etc. and was told no. i have taken the car in twice and had this problem documented and they have done nothing. it has not improved, only become more frequent. the car surges when at stop signs, it feels like another car has bumped into me. this also occurs when driving at high speeds. i purchase this car "new" and was not advised of this problem. if i had known this i would not have bought car. also whether the car is in drive or park, this surging occurs. also a few weeks after i purchased car the o'ring cracked and oil and transaxle grease was leaking out, unbeknownst to me immediatley. when i took it in was advised the ring had not been installed properly at the factory and it had broken. i asked since all that fluid leaked out has any damage been done or would this affect the performance in the future, was advised no. this car is a lemon. please help me.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):YV1LS5574W2. Original Owner. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volvo S70 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas.

Volvo 850 1996
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Location:
State College, PA

an electrical short, causing the abs brakes to operate randomly, and also seat belt indicator works intermittently. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):YV1LS5541T2. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 1996. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Volvo 850 1996 Electrical System Transmission Type: AUTO.

Volvo S70 1998
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Safety incident date:
Nov 24, 1998
Location:
Unknown, UN

electrical s.a.s. relay causing engine cooling fan to stay on.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):YV1LS5670W1. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 31, 1998. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volvo S70 1998
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Safety incident date:
Dec 03, 1997
Location:
Oakland, CA

1. 12/23/97: car died in slow freeway traffic; restarted after 5 minutes, but "check engine light" stayed on. diagnosed as problem with air mass sensor, which was replaced. 2. 11/11/98: right rear door lock failed; motor replaced. 3. each of front headlight bulbs burned out with less than 15k in mileage. 4. 1/13/99: rt and lt outer tail lights burned out; bulbs were replaced. 5. 3/3/99: right turn signal began flashing too quickly; both rt and lt turn signal sockets were replaced. 6. 4/28/99: tailights again failed, sockets and bulbs were replaced; 7. 4/29/99: left turn signal flashing too quickly (even though socket had been previously replaced on 3/3/99 to deal with anticipated corrusion problem). my wife and i have have had more service problems with this car than in 25 years of owning all of our other cars combined.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):YV1LS5643W2. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 1997. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volvo S70 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.

Volvo 740 1985
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Safety incident date:
May 12, 1999
Location:
Brooklyn, NY

there is a short within electrical system which is draining the battery, and vehicle won't start unless the consumer gives vehicle a boost. dealer is aware of problem. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Volvo 740 1985 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Volvo 740 1985 Electrical System Transmission Type: AUTO.

Volvo 240 1983
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Location:
Nashville, TN

i need recall #84v017000 dated 03/84 on this 1983 volvo glt please. i want to be able to read the recall verbatim that was published re:electrical system,alternator;regulator;starter. thank you very much for help to me on this matter.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):YV1AX8846D1. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 1993. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Volvo 240 1983 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas.

Volvo 740 1987
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Safety incident date:
Aug 01, 1993
Location:
Greensburg, PA

there is short within the electrical system which causes vehicle to stall and cutt off without prior warning. *ak

Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volvo 960 1996
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Location:
New York, NY

vehicle experiencing some electrical problems. nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):YV1KS9600T1. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Volvo S70 1998
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Safety incident date:
Oct 20, 1998
Location:
Toledo, OH

this car has a hx of electrical problems. as you can see, both headlights have burned out(at night) as have the brake lights. the left turn signal operated at a different sequence than the right one. we have information that these light failures are somewhat common with this model..our safety concerns are obvious. th e manufacturer has not proposed any solutions other than replacement of the bulbs. this is not satisfactory as there is apparently a major electrical problem.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 1998. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volvo S70 1998 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Volvo S70 1999
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Safety incident date:
Nov 27, 1999
Location:
Alpharetta, GA

vehicle has electrical/brake and engine problems. brake pedal has a clicking noise, and after the third click, brake pedal locks up. also, engine failed twice. failure a result of the engine flooding itself, ruining the spark plugs. dealer does not know what the problem is. engine was replaced. brakes will also occasionally sink into the floor. these problems still exist after being repaired twice. in addition the electrical system has failed several times--the turn signals went out, both headlights have gone out, and the gear shift panel lights have gone out. *ak *ml

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):YV1LS55A8X1. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 20, 1999. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Volvo S70 1999 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Volvo S70 1999 Electrical System Transmission Type: AUTO.

Volvo 740 1987
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Safety incident date:
Feb 05, 2000
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, CD

when consumer used key to unlock the door soon after smoke started coming from under the hood, within minutes vehicle was in flames, due to possible electrical failure. nlm

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):YV1FX8857H1. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 31, 1998. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Volvo 740 1987 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:N/A. Fuel type: gas. Volvo 740 1987 Electrical System Transmission Type: AUTO.

Volvo S70 1998
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Location:
Springfield, VA

due to a problem within the electrical system bulbs in the headlights/tail lights and signal lights prematurely blew out. please give any further details.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):YV1LS557XW2. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.


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