Volvo Complaints

  • 361 Complaints
  • 31 Crashes
  • 6 Fires
  • 29 Injuries
  • 0 Fatalities
  • A total of 361 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 8.0%, or 29 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 8.6%, or 31 were crash related, and 1.7%, or 6 complaints describe fire-related incidents.

Recent Complaints

2020 Volvo VNL
Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPEREXTERIOR LIGHTINGELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: May-04, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 May-12, 2021

The owner programmed a 5 minute idle shut off and did not provide anything for me as the driver to stay warm at night i was driving during winter and traveling to states like wyoming where it reached 23 degrees. He has many things not up to dot regulations with his truck, lot of things are not working and damaged. He also didn't do any type of a pre employment drug test or for any of the other drivers he hired. He threatened not to pay me and withheld my pay on two separate occasions. He stole 800. 00 from my back account for damages to his company truck that i hadn't driven for 3 weeks i and currently taking him to court to get my money back. He has screwed over plenty of drivers and should be shut down.

Parts: LANE DEPARTUREFORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCEFORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
  • Date of Incident: Mar-17, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 01:02 May-11, 2021

My roof is leaking, it was coming out the front cabin light. This problem can be found noted on many websites with pictures for my year/model. Then we started getting errors with suspension and my wife got a warning she should stop the car. She got it home and we found the water had now leaked into the rear right quarter panel where at least 1 computer is stored. That area had at least 1? Of water in it. I had to pull a drain plug to drain it. The dealership confirmed the computer was fried ($2600) and had previously said our drains were clear and the fix was a new rear seal. While their another person had just gotton that sunroof $2k fix on their car. The computer has disabled the blind spot lights on the side mirrors, front collision warning and assume auto braking, the rear camera is out, and gps. These are the things that are obvious, i don? T know what else is disabled i don? T know. The dealer also said they were limited on the fault codes they could get because of the failure as well. In doing more research for? Volvo sunroof leak? I found a site called topclassactions. Com with several individual incidences of newer years and others models where the roof leaks into the rear and fries the computer. One noted? That happened while i was driving! I lost brakes and engine power, the gear box got locked. Eventually i pulled into parking lot. At that point i tried to turned off the engine of the car but it wouldn? T let me.? Someone else noted brake failure as well. The sunroof issue is not uncommon and volvo is giving consumers the run around when their design leaks and damages the computer controlling key safety features. These are? New? Cars 2016 and up. There are also instances where the consumer pays to get the leak? Fixed? And it continues to leak therefore increasing the chance of the safety computer failing.

Parts: ENGINEELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Apr-28, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 May-11, 2021

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2015 Volvo S60. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO START-UP. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO LAFONTAINE VOLVO CARS OF FARMINGTON HILLS (24730 HAGGERTY RD, FARMINGTON HILLS, MI 48335, (248)579-1300) TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE ALTERNATOR AND BATTERY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO BE REPAIRED. SEVERAL DAYS LATER AFTER THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, WHILE DRIVING 80 MPH, THE VEHICLE DECELERATED TO 30 MPH WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED OF MISFIRES ON TWO CYLINDERS DUE TO OIL CONSUMPTION. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 123,000.

Parts: FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
  • Date of Incident: May-07, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 15:05 May-08, 2021

Car suddenly activated the brakes, bringing it to a full stop from 35mph. It was on a city street. There was a 3-wheeled motorcycle approaching in the oncoming lane, but it was centered in its lane, with no risk of collision. We were approaching an uncontrolled intersection (no signal, no signs) when it occurred. The car stopped so suddenly that the shoulder harnesses caused some discomfort. Had anyone been following at a close distance, a rear-end collision would have been likely.

Parts: STRUCTURE
  • Date of Incident: Mar-02, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 13:33 May-05, 2021

MY PASSENGER REAR DOOR HANDLE BROKE INTERNALLY WHERE IT COULD NOT BE OPENED FROM THE INSIDE OR THE OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE. BOTH REAR DOOR HANDLES FAILED AND AFTER DRIVING AROUND WITH MY KIDS HAVING TO GO IN AND OUT OF THE CAR THROUGH THE FRONT I FINALLY RECEIVED A LOANER FOR 5 WEEKS UNTIL THE PARTS WERE AVAILABLE TO REPAIR THE DOORS. IT APPEARS THE FRONT DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER HANDLE MAY FAIL. IT IS VERY SCARY TO HAVE YOUR KIDS IN A CAR AND NOT BE ABLE TO OPEN THE DOOR FROM THE INSIDE OR THE OUTSIDE. I LOOKED ONLINE AND THERE WERE LOTS OF RECENT ACCOUNTS OF XC90 AND XC60S HAVING THIS ISSUE IN EUROPE AND AMERICA. THE DEALERSHIP SAID IT WASN?T COVERED UNDER THE WARRANTY. I ENDED UP PAYING FOR THE LABOR AND VOLVO CORPORATE PAID FOR THE $900 PART INSIDE THE DOOR.

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