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1993 VOLVO 240
was the cause of this problem determined?
1993 VOLVO 240
was the cause of this problem determined?
1988 VOLVO 240 in Summersville, WV
Tl*- the contact owns a1988 volvo 240 dl. the rear camshaft seal failed. the contact was driving at 45 mph under dry conditions when he smelled smoke. the contact then pulled over an looked under the hood and saw oil leaking on the exhaust...
1991 VOLVO 240 in Beavercreek, OH
Car was in driveway warming up prior to driving for school. after about 5 to 10 minutes dash caught fire and flames were coming for heater vents. used a garden hose to extinguish fire and fire department was called. dash and interior was d...
1988 VOLVO 240 in Sarasota, FL
The outer facing on the glove box fell off while consumer was driving on a local roadway. the facing was only secured to the metal backing with an adhesive. the consumer fells that if a passenger had been sitting in the seat they would...
1993 VOLVO 240 in Atlanta, GA
Dt: consumer stated that a vehicle she was about to purchase had odometer fraud involved. the vehicle was 1993 volvo wagon 240. the consumer was considering purchasing this vehicle ran a car fax on the volvo. the car fax showed that the mi...
1991 VOLVO 240 in Lansing, NY
While driving air bags deployed automatically at 10 mph in bumper to bumper traffic. there was also a chemical burning smell inside the vehicle. the srs light illuminated intermittently.
1993 VOLVO 240 in San Antonio, TX
I own a 1993 volvo 240 sedan. i am selling it and upon removing the "temporary use spare" to clean out the trunk, i saw that the tread has separated in a section about one foot of the circumphrence. this tire has never been used, it has a...
1993 VOLVO 240 in San Antonio, TX
I own a 1993 volvo 240 sedan. i am selling it and upon removing the "temporary use spare" to clean out the trunk, i saw that the tread has separated in a section about one foot of the circumphrence. this tire has never been used, it has a...
1985 VOLVO 240 in Healdsburg, CA
Following multiple breakdowns failed insulation on exposed electrical wires in close proximity to the fuel injection system and alternator were found. i believe this to be a dangerous situation which could lead to fire and have taken the ca...
1993 VOLVO 240 in Pomona, NY
While vehicle was just passing through a toll booth consumer heard a popping noise. then, steering column began to shake, and suddenly air bags deployed. this caused consumer's vehicle to rear end vehicle in front. because of air b...
1990 VOLVO 240 in Sacramento, CA
Consumer stated that when trying to reverse and without warning vehicle accelerated, causing an accident. dealer notified.
1986 VOLVO 240 in Washington, DC
When applying brakes brake pedal proceeded to the floor after driving at least 12 miles. dealer notified.
1984 VOLVO 240 in San Diego, CA
I went to the midas auto shop located on 8888 jamacha road to get my brake system bled. when i got there, the manager, nancy, said that i needed to get a thorough brake inspection before getting anything done. i consented, and signed a cons...
1992 VOLVO 240 in Brooklyn, NY
Consumer states while sitting the car will accelerate without warning. consumer stated that during the first incident, the vehicle climbed over the parking lot bumper resulting in damage to left lower control arm, left lower ball joint, st...
1990 VOLVO 240 in Paris, KY
While driving brakes failed, causing a collision. vehicle checked by dealer who determined that 3 failed components; master cylinder/ left front caliper, and "booster".
1990 VOLVO 240 in Paris, KY
While driving brakes failed, causing a collision. vehicle checked by dealer who determined that 3 failed components; master cylinder/ left front caliper, and "booster".
1990 VOLVO 240 in Paris, KY
While driving brakes failed, causing a collision. vehicle checked by dealer who determined that 3 failed components; master cylinder/ left front caliper, and "booster".
1986 VOLVO 240 in Burr Ridge, IL
While driving, the right rear tire blew out, causing consumer to lose control of vehicle, consumer suffered minor injuries.(no tire info given.(ohio crash traffic report)
1983 VOLVO 240 in Worcester, MA
The installation of the wire harness is crumbling into dust and the wires are exposed underneath the engine compartment. the dealership is aware of the problem.. consumer stated the main power from alternator to starter had bad insulation ...
1988 VOLVO 240 in Deltona, FL
The right rear tire exploded and the outer running surface came off the tire, and it was very hard to control the vehicle. (the consumer stated that the tire was marshall radial tubeless size p185/70r 14).
1988 VOLVO 240 in Deltona, FL
The right rear tire exploded and the outer running surface came off the tire, and it was very hard to control the vehicle. (the consumer stated that the tire was marshall radial tubeless size p185/70r 14).
1992 VOLVO 240 in Gainsville, GA
Transmission/parking brake are defective. when consumer is in vehicle there is a reminder of vehicle's safety. dealership is aware of problem. states that the gear shift safety interlock cable is defective causing the key to be removed f...
1992 VOLVO 240 in Gainsville, GA
Transmission/parking brake are defective. when consumer is in vehicle there is a reminder of vehicle's safety. dealership is aware of problem. states that the gear shift safety interlock cable is defective causing the key to be removed f...
1992 VOLVO 240 in Gainsville, GA
Transmission/parking brake are defective. when consumer is in vehicle there is a reminder of vehicle's safety. dealership is aware of problem. states that the gear shift safety interlock cable is defective causing the key to be removed f...
1992 VOLVO 240 in Chelmsford, MA
While driving, right rear tire exploded. two holes were in tire along the seam where tread meets the sidewall. tire melted on rim and a blow torch had to be used to remove tire from rim. size p195/70r14/90smts. contacted dealer.
1992 VOLVO 240 in Chelmsford, MA
While driving, right rear tire exploded. two holes were in tire along the seam where tread meets the sidewall. tire melted on rim and a blow torch had to be used to remove tire from rim. size p195/70r14/90smts. contacted dealer.
1990 VOLVO 240 in Dallas, TX
Consumer states he has been having numerous problems with rear tail lights, turn signal assemblies and the front marker light, consumer states that the materials that are being used are very brittle, consumer states over the last 18 months ...
1988 VOLVO 240 in Deltona, FL
While traveling right rear (marshall) tire experience tread separation, consumer has tried contacting manufacturer but has received no response. tire size p185/70r14, dot number h20pyp15367.
1976 VOLVO 240 in South Portland, ME
Mileages approximate, got rid of the unsafe vehicle. volvo still builds that unsafe mcpherson strut design, i believe.
1990 VOLVO 240 in Bay Harbor, FL
While seating in driver seat noticed seat rocking soon after when seat broke in half. dealer has been contacted. please provide further information.
1993 VOLVO 240 in San Antonio, TX
The original part (volvo part #3536202) has 3 heat shields made of aluminum with asbestos inside for insulation. the heat shields allow water to remain in contact with the downpipe and facilitate corrosion. this corrosion allows premature...
1986 VOLVO 240 in Riceville, TN
No summary listed for above vehicle.
1986 VOLVO 240 in Riceville, TN
No summary listed for above vehicle.
1986 VOLVO 240 in Riceville, TN
No summary listed for above vehicle.
1994 VOLVO 240 in Bridgewater, NJ
After driving for a while accelerator became stuck in open position, causing vehicle to pick up more and more speed. to stop, consumer turned into a driveway, and jammed vehicle into park and shut engine off. dealer has been contacted...
1992 VOLVO 240 in Research T, NC
The vehicle continually shuts down, several repair attempts (idle speed motor,valve and throttle body) which have to not remedied the stalling problems.
1992 VOLVO 240 in Research T, NC
The vehicle continually shuts down, several repair attempts (idle speed motor,valve and throttle body) which have to not remedied the stalling problems.
1992 VOLVO 240 in Research T, NC
The vehicle continually shuts down, several repair attempts (idle speed motor,valve and throttle body) which have to not remedied the stalling problems.
1993 VOLVO 240 in Nyack, NY
While driving 50 mph, hood latch released, causing hood to fly up into windshield. dealer has been contacted.
1992 VOLVO 240 in Research T, NC
The vehicle continually shuts down, several repair attempts (idle speed motor,valve and throttle body) which have to not remedied the stalling problems.
1992 VOLVO 240 in Research T, NC
The vehicle continually shuts down, several repair attempts (idle speed motor,valve and throttle body) which have to not remedied the stalling problems.
1992 VOLVO 240 in Research T, NC
The vehicle continually shuts down, several repair attempts (idle speed motor,valve and throttle body) which have to not remedied the stalling problems.
1989 VOLVO 240 in Richmond, VA
I should be reimbursed for services-see nhtsa item #sb012762
1989 VOLVO 240 in Richmond, VA
Problems with slipping/no reverse. see nhtsa item # sb028389 &sb025086. also refer to technical service bulletin atratb143 issued nov. 1992.
1989 VOLVO 240 in Richmond, VA
Reimbursement requested. see nhtsa item #sb023184,sb028386, sb028388, sb036283,sb019139, sb026140,sb028385. also refer to technical service bulletin 225913x issued feb. 1995.
1989 VOLVO 240 in Richmond, VA
Need new blower motor fan and fan wheel installed. see nhtsa item #sb015770, sb019152
1988 VOLVO 240 in Carol Stream, IL
When shifted into reverse, car suddenly accelerated into neighbor's driveway, into their garage, causing vehicle and property damage. when shifted into drive, vehicle again accelerated uncontrollably back into our home's garage, hitting ou...
1992 VOLVO 240 in Hillcrest Heights, MD
While driving on highway at low speeds vehicle disengages from 4th gear, cause unknown. please give any further details.
1992 VOLVO 240 in Bergenfield, NJ
No summary listed for above vehicle.
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