2004 Volvo V40 Consumer Review: Low Reliability, High Maintena

2004 Volvo V40 - Consumer Review

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Base Wagon (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Automatic)

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Low Reliability, High Maintenance!
By rgmurphy on


2004 Volvo V40 4dr Wagon (1.9L 4cyl Turbo 5A)


Second set of brakes being replaced
after only 89000 KMS (55000 miles).

Rear brake pads and discs failed after
24000 miles, replacement of pads and
discs= brake job.

Now front brakes, pads and discs have
failed with rear breaks @ 40%.

Typical service is no maintenance but
diagonistics with simple oil change
costing minimum of $200 and full service
around $400. Break jobs are $1000 (CDN)

Brakes are not warranteed items and no
wonder why. New brake pads and disc on
back order in Ottawa and require special
delivery and no wonder why.

Volvo for life sentence or 15000 miles
which ever is less.

Never again Volvo. Switching to Toyota,
Mazda, Honda, Nissan.

Best Features

Nice to drive but..... very high maintenance costs, poor warrantee, difficult to get service dates (1 month in Ottawa).

Worst Features

New V50 fixes issues with offer of standard transmission. Problem is related to substandard brakes for North American driving conditions and Automatic transmission.
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