Volvo Complaints

  • 357 Complaints
  • 31 Crashes
  • 6 Fires
  • 29 Injuries
  • 0 Fatalities
  • A total of 357 complaints have been filed with NHTSA for vehicles that are model year 2015 or newer. 8.1%, or 29 of those complaints have caused some degree of injury. 8.7%, or 31 were crash related, and 1.7%, or 6 complaints describe fire-related incidents.

Recent Complaints

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.

Parts: SEAT BELTS
  • Date of Incident: Aug-29, 2020
  • Date complaint filed: 00:00 May-04, 2021

2016 Volvo S60. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARD TO NHTSA SAFETY RECALL 20V-378. *LD THE CONSUMER STATED THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME COMPLETING THE RECALL REPAIR. *JS

2020 Volvo XC90
Parts: STRUCTURE
  • Date of Incident: Apr-18, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 15:20 Apr-24, 2021

The spoiler cover over the third brake light came off on i-95 in the middle of the freeway for unknown reasons.

Parts: VISIBILITY/WIPERSTRUCTUREELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Apr-19, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 10:50 Apr-24, 2021

When driving my volvo after it has rained and i begin to break, while on a road with a minimal decline, rain water pours into the cabin. I was told by volvo service technicians the water is not able to channel through the sunroof channels correctly due to corrosion or clogging in the drainage tubes/sunroof tray assembly. The water pours into the cabin near the intellisafe/rearview mirror area. This event creates a distraction to the driver especially if breaking while on a right hand curve as the water pours out towards the drivers field of vision. For fear of water damaging any electrical safety components, or the integrity of the interior materials i pull over to dry these components. This event occurs when ever it rains.

Parts: UNKNOWN OR OTHEREXTERIOR LIGHTINGELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • Date of Incident: Apr-20, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: 11:24 Apr-22, 2021

While i was driving in a busy multilane city traffic situation, the car's center console went completely blank and the turn signals, hazard lights, and volvo on call were not functioning properly. I am not sure what else was affected. This continued for a full 1-2 minutes, unlike times before when the system has done the same thing but quickly re-booted. The safety of others and myself was compromised, as i needed to change lanes to get onto the interstate. I could not tell if my signals were functioning because the signals were not making a clicking sound and the flashing signal indicator lights were completely nonfunctional. I tried the hazard lights as well, which did not function. I pressed the volvo on call button, but nothing happened. When i took the car to the dealership, the service manager stated that a "software update" was performed to fix the problem, and when i questioned how i was to know if this would be a problem in the future, i was told that i "wouldn't know unless there was a problem" and they claimed to know nothing about whether the incident would be reported to the nhtsa. I feel unsafe driving this car now, which is ironic considering that i bought a volvo for its purported safety.

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