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#1672 of 1807 Volvo won't start
Jan 12, 2008 (6:43 am)
I have a 2005 Volvo S40 with 20,000 miles. In October the ignition switch had to be replaced when the car wouldn't start during a trip. In December I had a 10,000 mile checkup. On Christmas day after driving less than 10 miles the car sat for about 3 hours outdoors. The car would not start ... the lights on the dash came on but the car would not start. After about 10-15 minutes & 10-20 attempts the car started up. This happened several times intermittently over the next week until the dealer was able to take the car. The dealer had the car for two days & the car started successfully every time. I drove the car for 8 days & again had the same problem after the car sat for the day outdoors. Normally the car is garaged during the night.
No messages show up when the car won't start - the dealer found no computer messages or error messages. The dealer says the only way they can trouble shoot this is for the problem to happen while they have the car.
Any ideas on what the problem could be or what I can have the dealer look at?
#1673 of 1807 Re: Volvo won't start [barbpgh]
Jan 14, 2008 (5:56 pm)
The dealer is right they cant troubleshoot the car unless it happens while at the dealership, you said you just had your ignition replaced? And it still has the same problem? Sounds like its not your ignition if its still happening. Sounds like theres something wrong with the wiring or it could be many different things. Only way to be sure is to have the dealer troubleshoot properly (not a parts thrower) and hopefully they can catch it while it wont start. So next time it happens have it towed to the dealer and they can have it in their hands while its not starting. good luck.
#1674 of 1807 Volvo S40 Brake Light/Indicator Light Problem
Jan 16, 2008 (3:03 pm)
I have a 2000 S40 and have recently been having brake/tail light problems. I've only had the car for a year and I've already had to replace the brake lights (on both sides) twice. Right now the lightbulb indicator light is on and only comes on when I turn the front headlights on and press the brakes. I went out and checked out the brake lights and figured out that the light on the right side was out, but when I went and replaced that bulb, the tail light then went out and the brake light never came on even though the bulb was replaced with a fresh bulb. The turn signal on that same side still works though...which is weird. I checked the fusebox for the back lights and they are all fine. Can anyone help??
#1675 of 1807 Re: Volvo S40 Brake Light/Indicator Light Problem [kelso07]
Jan 17, 2008 (8:32 am)
You lost me right here:
the tail light then went out and the brake light never came on even though the bulb was replaced with a fresh bulb
So you mean the taillight was working, but not the brake light ... you replaced the bulb and now neither works? Is that correct?
This is an 8-year-old car, so I would take the bulb back out and clean up the socket as best I can with a small brush and/or sandpaper. Make sure the connectors on the bottom are in good working order. You can test with a test light to make sure everything is working as it should (although you'll need someone to step on the brake to test that connection). You can at least determine if you've got power coming into the socket so you can rule out any wiring issue.
Jan 29, 2008 (10:41 pm)
I just read wikipedia claiming that s40 is scheduled to be discontinued this year. Is it true? I was going to buy one, and now this is a bit bothering me. Does anyone know anything about it?
#1677 of 1807 Re: s40 discontinued? [young_vehicle]
Jan 30, 2008 (11:21 am)
S40 goes away in a year and a half when the new S60 is introduced.
However, S40 production will be cut way back. So, if you want one now is the best time.
#1678 of 1807 Re: s40 discontinued? [volvomax]
Mar 03, 2008 (1:21 pm)
That would be a surprise if Volvo discontinues their #1 selling model.
S40, C30, V50, and C70 all shared the same platform and interior design
Half of Volvo lineup is based on S40 platform.
To me that's not a sign of a discontinue model.
What I understand is that the new S40 will be a replacement for the S60.
#1679 of 1807 Re: s40 discontinued? [bons]
Mar 03, 2008 (1:24 pm)
Its all a question of naming, however.
The "new S40" could be called an S60. It could be based on the S40/C30/V50/C70 platform but volvo just decides to name it the S60 and drop the S40 name. Just a possibility.
#1680 of 1807 Fix or Sell?
Mar 03, 2008 (3:33 pm)
I rear-ended someone a few weeks ago and my front bumper and hood and lights are crushed and the autobody place wants 5k$ to fix it. It's a 2001 S40 with 115K on it. Maybe I should buy the parts and do it myself. Where can I get them? Or where can I sell my schmooshed S40, which I love.
#1681 of 1807 Re: Fix or Sell? [nowisee]
Mar 04, 2008 (7:07 am)
I do auto body repair. No one can really give you a good answer without looking at it carefully. Depending on several things,like whether the new parts are on hand,how much structural damage it suffered,how well the paint work goes,and most importantly the repair people.Last time I repair a Volvo 240 and I purchased a Volvo 240 Grill (out-of-production) on some online store because it is the fastest way to find one.. Without insurance you are surely trying to save money so please understand that the better paying jobs come first. As I said you want to save your money you can search online store for your parts...I hope this details helps you.