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Volvo V40, Wagon
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Mar 06, 2009 (4:08 pm)
hi can anyone tell me how to adjust the rear bumper on a v40 mine just seems to be sitting about half an inch to low and am wondering if it is possible to raise thanks
#190 of 198 2000 Volvo v40- strange vibrations
Apr 14, 2009 (9:55 am)
I bought a v40 about two weeks ago from a dealer/volvo mechanic. I am a little worried the car is becoming a lemon. When I am driving on the freeway and have to accelerate up a hill there is a strange vibration that shakes the floor, gas peddle, and steering wheel. This also happens when the rpms go above 2500. The guy I bought the car from also drives a v40 and he says that his experiences the same thing. He thinks it may be the axel barring needing to be replaces (which is a cheap replacement), but I am worried it might be something wrong with the turbo or the transmission. Any advice?
#191 of 198 V40 general questions
Jul 28, 2009 (4:07 pm)
Hello to all: Most of my Eurocar experience has been with German vehicles (one Audi A4, three Jettas and a Passat) and a few Japanese (one Honda, several Mazdas). I am pondering a 2000-2002 S40 or V40 for my daughter based primarily on safety considerations and I find the styling to be attractive. Now that they have been on the market for quite some time, does anyone have any comments regarding major, inevitable repair issues that one should be aware of? A4s seem to be plagued with timing belt issues (change it well BEFORE the spec or you might blow the engine) and bad front suspensions ($1,500 for control arm and tie rod repairs). VW 1.8 turbo...oil sludging if you didn't know that VW changed the spec to synthetic after the manual stated that conventional was OK. So, I would appreciate any general commentary regarding significant issues to look for. Much appreciated...thanks for your input! DP
#192 of 198 Re: 2000 Volvo v40- strange vibrations [johnnycee]
Aug 19, 2009 (5:31 pm)
Could be something as simple as a bad motor mount. Take it back to your mechanic.
#193 of 198 Re: V40 general questions [vwdawg]
Aug 19, 2009 (5:32 pm)
By and large the S40 has been a pretty good car. Just make sure you buy one that has been maintained properly.
#194 of 198 Re: Advice on Motor Mount replacement for V40 [molotsi]
Sep 27, 2009 (9:47 am)
Hello, could you please tell me what indicated to you that this was a needed replacement? I have a 2001 with a vibration in the gas pedal that's driving me bonkers!!
#195 of 198 Re: regret buying my V40 [calvin7]
Sep 27, 2009 (7:36 pm)
Hello, did you ever figure out what was with the shake/shimmy in the steering wheel that comes and goes for no apparent reason? Mine does the same...
#196 of 198 Re: 2000 Volvo v40- strange vibrations [johnnycee]
Sep 27, 2009 (7:37 pm)
Hello, i have a similar vibration and was wondering if you ever figured out what it was...
#197 of 198 Re: Hard Starting (sensor problem?) [bru8]
Nov 10, 2009 (11:25 am)
Although the problem I am replying to is 4 years old I have the same problem with a 2000 v40 with 80,000 miles on it. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced the same type of check engine light problem as bru8 described? (see link above to read his description.) I would really like to hear from anyone who has found a solution to the problem. Thanks.
#198 of 198 No problems whatsoever
Apr 03, 2010 (2:39 am)
I have a 2001 V40 (Phase II, almost 10 years old) with over 100.000 km on it. However apart from a few knobs and buttons that has started to wear out (and which are extremely expensive to replace) the car is still superb. It easily reaches 205 km/h on the highway, its fuel comsuption is probabily a litte bit high when compared to newer cars. But apart from the small crack in the back lid (above the key entrance) interestingly I have not experienced any of the problems mentioned in this forum. The car is a dream. The seats are the same as the V70, so is the automatic transmission. Its as comfortable as a car can be while driving. I sometimes think about replacing it with the new V50, but then feels the V40 is a better-qualitly, better designed car. Even my mechanic thinks it interesting that a car at this age and this milage is this problem-free. I changed the tyres once after I bought it, but I have been using the same break pads for 30.000 km now and they're still OK. Overall its a greatly designed and manufactured car and from what I hear the V70, the new V40 causes more problems than I have experienced in this old lady. (PS. My previous Volvo was a 1987 240GL station wagon, a pure legend)