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Volvo S40, Sedan
Oct 27, 2005 (2:22 pm)
I am new to this forum and I was wondering if someone could help me out. About 6 months ago I purchased this car and to this date it only has a little over 4300 miles on it. From the first day I got the vechile I had problems with it, the 1st minor problem was that the 3rd brake light that sits on the window had moisture it so the dealership told me to bring it down so they could take a look at it. So I did drive it about 60 miles to the dealership and all they said they did was open that area and wiped it down and said all is fine. About 2-3 weeks later the stereo system starting to not work, so then again had to take it down and they service said that there was a misfire in the code and all they did was reset it. Keep my eyes on that situation even when I brought it home it did it a couple times again. And now it brings me to the situation I am at now which is I had to take my Volvo in last thursday 10/20/05 because the check engine light had come on that tuesday. So I dropped it off at the dealership and they told me that they will have an answer for me on Monday 10/24/05 when I called them they still did not know what was wrong with my vechile but they did say they had a specialist looking at it. So how long does that take? Don't they have a machine to help they with that? Well any ways following day I called and they said they had to change out my spark plug and some other things in the engine already. I was puzzled for a new car these things shouldn't be changed yet, correct? So finally service manger calls me up and said that the reason the check engine light came on is due to bad fuel and caused the check engine light to come on, but based on talking to him he was not sure if that was the actual cause of it. I am at my wits end and need some advice. Is a week long enough to have the car fixed and if not have a answer to the problem. If not do I have a right to request the dealer to give me a new vechile? I am tired of the games they are playing with me.
#1368 of 1807 Volvo s40 cold starts fine, later on does not start immediately
Oct 31, 2005 (1:57 pm)
Hi, I have a 2001 S40. 67000 miles.
Problem: car starts fine in the morning, I go to office, after 4 or so hours I try to start it again and I have to crack it a couple of times to start the engine. This has been happening for the past two weeks. Last week the car would not start at all. took in to the dealer, they replaced the idle control valve, cost me $370. Idle problem fixed but still have the start issue. Any ideas. This never used to happen. I thought the dealer would be able to fix the problem but they don't seem to be the experts they claim to be.
#1369 of 1807 Re: VOLVO S40 EXTENDED WARRANTY AND REPAIRS [jcrogan]
Nov 01, 2005 (8:47 am)
Please get the extended warranty, it is worth it. My S40 has had a lot of issues since the 50000 mile warranty and I have already spend close to $1500 on it. All sorts of small problems. And every time you take it in the dealer charges $95 just to put it on the computer to check it out. So please get it.
#1370 of 1807 Re: 2005 s40 AWD [islebabe]
Nov 01, 2005 (10:01 am)
If you can get a new vehicle, you should. I don't know if volvo will do that but give it a try. I have had three Volvos. One of them gave me trouble from the get go and it is still giving me trouble. The other one (2001 s40) has just started to give me trouble. It has a of small problems and this is second time I am taking it in in one week. So make sure the dealer doesn't screw you. I highly recommend getting the extended warraty as from my experience alot of the trouble starts immediately after the 50,000 miles are up. The dealer that I took it to still has not found the what is exactly wrong with my s40. I thought they were experts, but from my opinion they are not.
#1371 of 1807 2000 S40 Volvo Hot Soak Issue
Nov 05, 2005 (11:04 am)
Went to Volvo dealership to have Hotsoak issue addressed on my 00' S40. Problem addressed with volvo specialist, car will not start after beeing driven and motor is hot. Will start after it cooled off. However, after it is hot, sometimes i can put the gear in Neutral and it starts. RPM sensor has been changed. Problems still persists. The specialist turned the ignition off after being driven for several miles. Car started right up. Stated that no codes were found after dianostic test. I get into the car and drive to work. Turn ignition off and tried to restart car, nothing. No sound. Waited twenty minutes, car started right up. Can someone tell me what this problem sounds like, if they have heard of similar problem.
#1372 of 1807 All of the start problems on turbo engines?
Nov 05, 2005 (7:14 pm)
I've noticed a lot of postings related to start problems in Volvo S40s. Is there anyone who is having this problem who owns the 2.4i? Does everyone who reported a problem drive a T5? I am interested in purchasing a 2.4i, so I would really love to get some feedback! Thanks!
#1373 of 1807 Re: All of the start problems on turbo engines? [1sttimebuyer]
Nov 12, 2005 (9:06 am)
I own a 2000 VOLVO S40 i purchase this car used with 28,000
miles , daily i put about 100 miles into it , i really like the engine performance , but what i hate about this car is that its to dam sensitive if you use the wrong type of gas for a while the check engine light comes on , ive owned this car for about 1 1/2 year since then ive replaced the breaks 3 times rotors once , transmission revolution sensor once that ended costing me $600.00 , well the problem that ive started haveing lately is my car takes a long time to start i have to crank it for several seconds before it starts i lived like this for 3 weeks i replace every thing you name it , come to find out it was something very simple "fuel pressure regulator" since they replaced it havent had a problem since car feels that it has more power when it starts , i was told by the repair person that this is a common problem with volvo's ,i hope this helps someone , i just wished that i knew what the problem was before i spent $800.00 in parts ,
#1374 of 1807 Re: All of the start problems on turbo engines? [madatvolvo]
Nov 13, 2005 (11:05 am)
You mentioned the transmission revolution sensor was replaced...on our 2001 S40 with 60K, about 10% of the time that we accelerate from <5mph to 25-30mph, the car hesitates between 2nd and 3rd. the RPMs jump to 4500 and then it wil catch and shake the car. did you have this problem too?
#1375 of 1807 My 05 S40???
Nov 15, 2005 (10:39 am)
Hoping someone can offer some advice on what I should do about my 2005 S40. I have taken it to the shop 5 times in the last month pretty much all for the same problem. I leased the car 7 months ago and up until last month it has been a great car. I had an issue with what sounded like something in the balancing of the tires in the front end and told them exactly what the symptoms were and there was also something going on with my cd player as well... that needed to be fixed. Well, they managed to fix the cd player but couldn't get the car to recreate the sound I heard coming from the front end. For a second I thought maybe I was hearing things, but when passengers were in the car and heard it I new it was definitely there. So, I took it back in for an oil change the next day and asked them to please look again. This time when I picked it up they said they found something with the right strut and that I'd have to make an appointment to have it replaced... the car was back in 2 days for what was suppose to be only a couple of days. That couple of days turned into 3 weeks do to a back order on the parts. Turns out that the wrong struts were placed on the car in assembly. How does that happen??? I was also told how the old struts pretty much fell apart when being removed??? Needless to say, that has not fixed the initial problem... the noise is still there plus a few new ones. I brought the car in yesterday and this time took a drive with the shop foreman who heard it right away??? I am in awe with this whole experience and not sure what steps I should take or have the right to take. Do I have the right at this point to ask for a new car???
#1376 of 1807 Re: 2000 S40 Volvo Hot Soak Issue [newvolowner]
Nov 15, 2005 (11:43 am)
I had same problem on a different make. It only did it on a very hot day (90 Plus)after a/c was running. It was the camshaft position sensor, which will not show up as a code (check engine light). When it won't start pour water on sensor to cool and see what happens.