Last post on Nov 25, 2012 at 2:12 AM
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Volvo S40, Sedan
#8 of 18 My transmission lasted until 63K miles: Volvo wouldn't repair it
Jul 05, 2007 (4:07 pm)
I had transmission slipping for almost 2 months. Several visits to the shop, several rental cars, days using loaner cars and lots of inconvenience and headache.
I was told that the waranty purchased to take care of car problems after 60k miles was not going to fix my car until they could duplicate the problem. The gear slippage was intermittant and they wouldn't fix the problem because it wasn't repeatable at the dealership. An independent mechanic told me I needed a new transmission.
My car had only 63K miles on it at 3 years old. I will never buy another Volvo and would recommend Kias. I bought a Kia, got a great deal, have a great warranty, and am not looking back. I wasted over $20 K on the Volvo S40 and will never do it again.
Volvo does not stand behind their warantys!
Jul 07, 2007 (2:45 pm)
Sounds like you got lemons. I hope I have no problems.
#10 of 18 volvo s40 transmission trouble
Oct 20, 2008 (6:05 pm)
when i put my foot to the floor from a stand still it makes a noise that sounds like its comming from the front passenger side. there is a loss in power and it seems boggy. it only does this in first gear. i took it to volvo and they had readings on the dsa on the diagnostic. has anyone had problems with the dsa system or simaler trany problems. let me know.
#11 of 18 Check Engine Light
Dec 23, 2008 (12:47 pm)
About a month ago my check engine light went on. I stopped into a place like Pep boys and they determined it was a defective gas cap which I replaced. The light went out. Last week, the light came back on and I replaced the cap AGAIN, but this time the light didn't go out. Any thoughts?
#12 of 18 Check Engine Light
Dec 23, 2008 (12:52 pm)
PS..I have a 2002 S40
#13 of 18 Re: Check Engine Light [permgirl]
Dec 23, 2008 (1:52 pm)
The CEL will not automatically go out immediately after a fault is cleared. It can take several driving cycles.
You really should get the codes read when there is a CEL to help determine what the problem is. Just because the CEL is on doesn't mean it is the gas cap. However, not tightening the gas cap is the most common cause of triggering the CEL.
#14 of 18 Re: Check Engine Light [subearu]
Dec 23, 2008 (4:00 pm)
Thank you for your response. I have an appt.with Volvo next week to get checked. Happy Holiday
#15 of 18 Re: Check Engine Light [permgirl]
Dec 23, 2008 (7:40 pm)
By next week the CEL may be off if things are ok again. But they might be able to pull codes.
#16 of 18 2008 S40 R-Design Manual Box Hard Selecting Reverse
Nov 25, 2012 (2:12 am)
#17 of 18 2008 S40 R-Design Manual Box Hard Selecting Reverse
Nov 25, 2012 (2:12 am)
Hi There, Can anyone help? I have a Diesel 2008 S40 R-Design with a manual gearbox and it is hard selecting reverse. There is no crunching and the clutch does not slip. What can it be? Thanks.