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Volvo s40 leaks
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PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND -- My 2006 S40 was OK until about 2009 when we started having water appear in the passenger side footwell when it rained. I was told by the dealer that it was a known problem with a service bulletiin available from Volvo that said it was a design problem, all volvos since 2001 that have a sun roof have the same issue. I was told that since the car was no longer on warranty, too bad, it was not covered. They wanted $1700. to fix it and told me other than having water in the footwell, it would not cause other problems.

In December, 2011, the car completely died. The problem was that one of the computers (under the dash on the passenger side) was ruined due to being wet. It cost me over $1000 to get the computer replaced and the repairman said that the other computers (in the same location) were also showing signs of corrosion, etc. due to the water. He also said that, in his opinion, the car was not trustworthy. It could be OK for years or die at any time.

In summary, a known design flaw that showed up after the warranty period caused my Volvo to be a car I cannot trust and therefore I have decided that I will sell the car, never buy another Volvo and tell everyone I can not to buy Volvos.
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Alain on 02/10/2012:
A quick glance found a lot of problems with the Volvo/Ford S40. You may be interested in these sites for additional information (they were only 2 of several I saw):
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Love my new wheels
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DETROIT, MICHIGAN -- I just bought a semi used Volvo S40 and am very happy. The car makes me smile.
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llodge on 07/10/2006:
In November 2005 we bought a new Volvo V50 and it is a wonderful car. Very happy with it, goes as fast and as smooth as you would want a car too and is very economical. Great car.
scorpioneyes on 07/16/2006:
it's so nice to hear a lovely and positive comment admist all the negative (yet brutally honest) feedback. thanks for posting!
Horrible on 11/29/2011:
The Volvo s40 (along with other models) are being sold with a defective PCV valve. Volvo has extended a factory warranty on the part (oh how nice,right?) HOWEVER they will not cover any additional expenses caused directly from the defective part. This part being clogged not only causes oil leaks, blown seals, and ruins the timing belt, along with other things, if left unattended it can cause your engine to practically explode. Something needs to be done about this matter to inform the unsuspecting consumer! I will NEVER purchase a Volvo again and I will be getting rid of mine ASAP
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