I will never buy another Volvo again
A broken (from heat) hose, caused extensive damage to the turbo at 75,000 miles. Turbo replaced ~$1500.00.
Front driver's side, bent control arm due to rubber bushing disintegration. This was at 77,000 miles.
LCD clock segments stuck at purchase.
Defective passenger side CV boot and axle shaft at 77,500 miles.
Leaking OEM CV axle seal (s) replaced (see above) 6 different times following the axle replacement. Each began leaking around 50 miles after replacement. Non OEM seal installed - leak stopped.
Defective O2 sensor at 90,000 miles.
Rear center seat belt torn on edge apparently due to scraping and wind vibration. This belt was never used. ? miles, just noticed.
Broken cup holder at 92,000 miles.
Seat motor defective at 92,000 miles.
Leaking timing belt oil seal at 110,000 miles.
Seeing all the issues with my S40 and others with similar problems, I am surprised there has been no class action lawsuit brought against Volvo.
In my opinion, this is a seriously defective, low quality car.
I have owned two Volvos previously, an '82 240 DL and a '96 850. Neither car has had anywhere near the number of problems that this one does.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th July, 2011