2001 Volvo S40 Consumer Review: Avoid S-40

2001 Volvo S40 - Consumer Review

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SE Sedan (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Automatic)

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Avoid S-40
By rilster on


2001 Volvo S40 SE 4dr Sedan (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Purchased 2009, second owner, it had 135,000 miles now has 175,000. Carfax showed always serviced at Volvo dealer. Problems started within weeks of purchase and
in three and a half years;
Sunroof shade out of track, bad plugs, engine mounts replaced, both engine coils replaced, cv joint replaced, blown head gasket, new radiator, o2 sensors, catalytic converter, Cvvt valve leaking oil, cvvt valve sensor clogged, climate control problems, radio problems, window regulator, over $4000.00 in repairs in the past year. Transmission went out yesterday, done! I am aircraft mechanic and do much work myself. Oil changed regularly and I take care of vehicles I own...Never purchase a Volvo again.

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Seeing it towed away for the last time!
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