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1990 VOLVO 740 in Greensboro, NC
In a parking lot at a local grocery store, my daughter and i went into the car, started it and shifted the gear, while holding the brake, from park mode to revers mode to get out of the parking lot. as soon as i shifted it, the car took off...
1988 VOLVO 740 in Beloit, OH
1988 740 air bag malfunctioned. when the consumer turn on the ignition the driver's side air bag deployed. the deployment momentarily knocked the consumer unconscious. the air bag slammed into the right side of the consumer's face and...
1990 VOLVO 740 in Clinton, KY
Dt*: the contact stated while traveling over a hill at 45 mph, a deer entered the path of the vehicle. the brakes were applied, but the vehicle struck the deer. the vehicle went off the road and down an embankment striking trees. the fr...
2000 VOLVO 740 in New York, NY
While driving on i-95 in ma at 65 mph during rush-hour,without any warning whatsoever, the etm light on my 2000 volvo xc v70 came on and the car immediately lost power. i narrowly escaped a serious accident with my wife and two children (...
1991 VOLVO 740 in North Port, NY
Dt: the owner tried to park car and was slowy going into the parking space. all of sudden the car accerelated and it crashed into a wall of a building. then, car smoked. owner sustained injuries . before the car took off the owner was...
1991 VOLVO 740 in Malvern, AR
While driving 40 mph driver's side airbag deployed inadvertently. driver sustained injuries arm, chest, and face injuries.
1989 VOLVO 740 in North Babylon, NY
Made an appointment with volvoville usa for recall campaign 96v08500 for date below. showed up on time and provided vin # for vehicle that was purchased from volvoville (as a new car by my wife pennie wilfong ) and all other data requested ...
1985 VOLVO 740 in Memphis, TN
When pressing on the accelerator pedal vehicle did not accelerate. consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealership for inspection, mechanic determined that the wiring harness failed.
1985 VOLVO 740 in Memphis, TN
When pressing on the accelerator pedal vehicle did not accelerate. consumer had the vehicle towed to the dealership for inspection, and mechanic determined that wiring harness failed.
1990 VOLVO 740 in Norwalk, CT
The radiator opening to which the hose attaches [for return of the coolant to the engine] cracked and broke off. there are cracks in the plastic portion of the radiator where the hose attaches. the failure is not the result of any impact or...
1991 VOLVO 740 in Sun City, AZ
While driving 45 mph vehicle stalled. consumer tried to restart vehicle, and after 60 seconds the vehicle started up again. consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic could not duplicate the pr...
1990 VOLVO 740 in Upper Marlboro, MD
Vehicle fire as a result of electrical problems. vehicle caught fire at work four hours after it was parked. fire was extinguished and the battery was disconnected upon discovering it was an electrical fire. vehicle was driven home that...
1985 VOLVO 740 in Hockessin, DE
The wire plastic insulation around engine is continuously disintegrating and falling off.
1991 VOLVO 740 in Athens, GA
The driver and passenger seat belts broke from the anchoring at the bottom due to deterioration of the plastic release button.
1990 VOLVO 740 in Bowling Green, KY
The rear wheel cracked in half, which caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. which resulted in an accident.
1991 VOLVO 740 in Orlando, FL
While driving the vehicle had stop on a trafic light and then bearly realesed the brake pad and inpacted the front vehicle that let the air bags deploy. manufactor was contacted and stated that the retraint system perform properly and there...
1990 VOLVO 740 in Brooklyn, NY
Consumer states the air bag spontaneously deployed as the vehicle slowed down going 5-10mph to a stop. no air bag warning light illuminated to specify a problem. dealer was notified. please provide more information. ts
1989 VOLVO 740 in Verona, NJ
While the consumer was driving at 70 mph, the vehicle experienced a mechanical failure in the transmission which an caused accident.(ohio traffic report 10-89-312)
1987 VOLVO 740 in Fernandina Beach, FL
The insulation on the wiring harness in the engine compartment has totally degraded, causing multiple failures of the engine electrical system, the worst being overpower to the fuel injectors causing total gasoline flooding of the cylinders...
1990 VOLVO 740 in Baton Rouge, LA
While driving 30 mph thick smoke came from air conditioner's vents, shortly after, consumer saw flames. vehicle was totally burned before fire department got to scene. driver suffered smoke inhalation.
1989 VOLVO 740 in Buffalo, NY
I entered my car and put the key in the ignition. when i turned the key to start the engine, the air bag deployed. my left hand was resting on the steering whell as i turned the key. the air bag ripped my watch from my wrist and lacerated t...
2002 VOLVO 740 in Edmond, OK
No traction in wet conditions; traction control comes on often when raining even at low speeds in straight line.
1989 VOLVO 740 in St. Augustine, FL
4 tires delaminate---dealer just gave me a pro rating would not replace free even though its obvious the tires are crap. (tiresize: 205/60/15)
1989 VOLVO 740 in Chino Hills, CA
The vehicle caught fire in the rear while driving, prior to this fire the vehicle had been plagued with electrical system problems and short circuits, no injuries were sustained. nlm
1988 VOLVO 740 in Burnsville, MN
While pulling into a parking lot, my airbag deployed at just a few miles per hour without hitting anything.
1989 VOLVO 740 in Dunedin, FL
No summary listed for above vehicle.
2000 VOLVO 740 in Leawood, KS
Vehicle has 4 bent rims and two tires that are road hazardous. dealer has inspected vehicle.
2000 VOLVO 740 in Leawood, KS
Vehicle has 4 bent rims and two tires that are road hazardous. dealer has inspected vehicle.
1987 VOLVO 740 in Springfield, VA
The engine stalled while the car was in motion. wisps of foul-smelling smoke issued from the steering column. i parked the car and evacuated the occupants. the car restarted by itself, ran for a few minutes, then stalled. during this time,...
1986 VOLVO 740 in Fayetteville, NC
Forward rubber bushing tears much to often. im afraid one day, that the driveshaft will fall and hit street , cause a spark and start a fire.
1990 VOLVO 740 in Mercer Island, WA
While rounding a curve at 20mph vehicle suddenly and uncontrollably accelerated to 50-60mph. brakes were ineffective to slow acceleration. vehicle flew over curb, into park crashing into tree. thankfully, airbag deployed saving elderly driv...
1990 VOLVO 740 in Medina, WI
While driving at a low rate of speed and when attemtping to turn around a curve vehicle suddenly accelerated, causing unwanted and unexpected acceleration, resulting in an accident. consumer has contacted volvo. the brakes failed to stop...
1990 VOLVO 740 in Medina, WI
While driving at a low rate of speed and when attemtping to turn around a curve vehicle suddenly accelerated, causing unwanted and unexpected acceleration, resulting in an accident. consumer has contacted volvo. the brakes failed to stop...
1985 VOLVO 740 in Great Neck, NY
Part failed again 12/28/2000
1998 VOLVO 740 in Stamford, CT
Vehicle experienced sudden acceleration after shifing into drive. this caused vehicle to take off and strike a building. no injury reported, and manufacturer was notified. please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.
1993 VOLVO 740 in Orchid Park, NY
While stopping at a red light front driver's air bag deployed without any prior warning, causing facial injuries to consumer. consumer contacted dealer. dealer said that they had to wait for a volvo representative to come and take a...
1990 VOLVO 740 in Bethesda, MD
Unintentional acceleration. driver sitting in a carpool pickup line with car turned off. driver started car in order to move it forward about 25 feet( then the intention was to turn it off and sit and wait another 10 minutes until school g...
1990 VOLVO 740 in Mulvane, KS
Describe the incident or hazard, including description of injuries:hazard is to persons generally. unsafe product is the part # 71901 gtstyling bug-gard. see email from: tjohnson@gtstyling.com i wrote that their design was flawed because it...
1990 VOLVO 740 in Mulvane, KS
Describe the incident or hazard, including description of injuries:hazard is to persons generally. unsafe product is the part # 71901 gtstyling bug-gard. see email from: tjohnson@gtstyling.com i wrote that their design was flawed because it...
1991 VOLVO 740 in San Antonio, TX
In may 2000, i had a problem with my car either not starting, and if it did start it would stall at any time. this seems simular to the incident with the recent court ordered recall of the ford vehicle with the faulty ignition unit which c...
1992 VOLVO 740 in Windsor Locks, CT
No summary listed for above vehicle.
1986 VOLVO 740 in Clinton, IL
Consumer believes wiring problem existed which caused plastic odor and fire to start when consumer noticed smoke coming from near the gear shifter, flames appeared and the passenger compartment was completely incinerated, engine relatively ...
1990 VOLVO 740 in Mays Landing, NJ
Tire threads started to fall out, tire was hardly used, replaced with another spare from salvage yard( dot number: tire size: 155/r1587t )
1991 VOLVO 740 in Fairfax, VA
I took my car in when the red light on the dashboard for air bag lights coming on. the fairfax vovlo dealer estimated my repairs to be $1400.00. i find this outrageous, the part alone was $1100. i would like to know if anyone else has had ...
1991 VOLVO 740 in Jacksonvil, FL
Steering pump was broken. yh
1991 VOLVO 740 in Jacksonvil, FL
Transmission failed. yh
1991 VOLVO 740 in Jacksonvil, FL
Engine failed. yh
1991 VOLVO 740 in Jacksonvil, FL
Air bag malfunctoned. yh
1989 VOLVO 740 in Deatsville, AL
Abs brake system makes some strange sounds and vibration at low speeds or stopping. yh
1985 VOLVO 740 in Anniston, AL
After driving from the grocery store, i stopped at a store and let my granddaughter run in for a coke. while she was inside,i let the car idle. within 3 minutes, the engine compartment was on fire. no warning lights came on and the motor ne...
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