2006 Volvo S40 1.6 from UK and Ireland
I have come to hate the sight of it
Had to be returned to the dealer on the day of purchase, as the paint work was faulty on the front wing.
2009 - Power steering failed due to a leak in the hydraulic system.
2009 - Goes into intermittent safe mode repeatedly. Codes indicate faulty accelerator pedal/sensor. Replaced, but failed 10 miles down the road.
2010 - ABS system failed.
2010 - Doors refused to open (not for the first time). Just lucky an elderly relative was not trapped inside.
2012 - Went into safe mode again because of accelerator pedal issues. Replaced for the third time. Continued to go into reduced power mode intermittently almost at once.
2013 - Problem continues.
This is why I will never buy a Volvo again, nor recommend one. Dealers have been very unhelpful. I could say more. The worst car I have ever owned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th February, 2013