2008 Volvo C30 Consumer Review: Engineering defect

2008 Volvo C30 Hatchback - Consumer Review

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Engineering defect
By lucia5 on


2008 Volvo C30 T5 Version 2.0 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M)


I love driving this volvo, I love it more than the GTI I used to own.
BUT the severity of the damage done from an engineering defect with the oil separator has me question volvo's reliability.

Here's what to do if this happens to you.
If you hear a hum that progressively gets louder as the engine warms up, NOT a belt squeal.
STOP the car and IMMEDIATELY shut the engine off.
Have the car towed to your mechanic or dealership.
If you do not stop the car immediately you'll ruin the seals in your engine, the crankshaft, timing belt and possibly other parts.

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I love how this car drives.

Worst Features

Hope they fix the issue with the oil separator.
Recommend (12) (2)

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