Last post on May 24, 2013 at 11:45 AM
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Volvo S40, Brakes, Sedan
Apr 17, 2010 (6:20 pm)
The "step on the brake and the car accelerates" crowd makes an appearance.
I thought they all went away with the Audi 5000
May 23, 2010 (2:32 pm)
leased an 01 and 04 and had brake issues with both. also heard the 'its the drivers fault' finger-point from the service advisor. i plead guilty as i am aggressive.
buying a 2010 T5 R-design S40 this month. haven't read about continuing brake issues this this puppy...
any 2010 T5 R-design S40'rs out there?
#13 of 17 2008 Volvo S40 T5 Brake Problems
Oct 21, 2011 (7:35 pm)
The brake problems started at around 32K miles when the rear brakes started making a grinding noise. Rather than drive 50 miles to the Volvo Dealer I went to a local mechanic who said the rear pads were completely worn out and the rotors were damaged and had to be replaced. The rotors were replaced and ceramic pads were installed instead of the OEM organic pads. The brakes were fine until 2K miles ago when the rear brakes started making a lound "groaning" noise when backing up. The pins that the calipers ride on were lubricated and the noise went awsy for about 4 days. The the pads and rotors appear as new. The next step, accoording to the mechanic, is to go back to the OEM organic pads. The ceramic pads are suppose to be quiet, but not in this case. Has anyone else had this experience with the 2008 and newer S40 / C30?
#14 of 17 Handbrake
Mar 04, 2012 (11:47 am)
I have a 2007 Volvo s40. Handbrake not holding. Driverside wheel not holding at all but passenger side is a little. Adjusted cable under boot of hand lever but D/side still not grabing.
Is there another adjustment somewhere else?
#15 of 17 Re: Handbrake [bty84]
Mar 16, 2012 (3:57 pm)
I'm having this same problem. In my '07 Volvo S40, I have to pull my handbrake all the way back to set it. It works fine, but there is too much slack in the line. Driving a manual, and having to park on a slight incline, I want to be sure my car isn't going to roll. I was wanting to know is anyone knows how to adjust the cable, before moving on to something else. Apparently, this is a problem many Volvo owners are having. I love my car, but this is a bit of an inconvinence. Any help would be appreciated.
#16 of 17 Re: Brake issues Volvo S40 [jsnapp]
Apr 23, 2012 (5:52 pm)
I have recently experienced the exact same accelerating while breaking issue with my 2003 Volvo S40. I find it happens if I'm going over a bump in the road and at the same time have to break. I also have found it when I suddenly had to slam on the brakes. Please tell me what you were able to find out about the problem and if it was fixed. Thank you.
May 24, 2013 (11:45 am)
I have a 2005 with about 100K on it. Last time I did a brake service (in my driveway) I replaced all four discs and used ceramic pads - I do a lot of twisty mountain driving and this "upgrade" works like a charm. The Akebono ceramics have chamfers on the leading and trailing edges and these helps a lot to prevent squeaking, they are also very clean with no dust.