Common Repairs on the 2nd Generation Volvo S40/V50

The Second Generation S40 or V50 by Volvo are compact sports sedans manufactured from 2004-2012 by the Swedish automaker. These vehicles are extremely well-built and many older Volvo’s are still on the road today. Although Volvo has long been a brand synonymous with safety and dependability, these cars also offered a fun, yet economical side. Though these vehicles are often worry-free, some owners have reported several problems with them.

Sunroof Problems: For many S40/V50 Volvo owners, the automatic sunroof fails to open and close properly, though the motor can be plainly heard working when the button is pushed.

Brake Rattling Noise: Even at lower speeds and under normal braking conditions, a rattling noise can be heard from the rear brakes as they are applied.

Slipping Belt/Engine Noise: Loud, high-pitching whining noises from the engine compartment beginning after the vehicle has been running for a while are problematic for some S40/V50 owners.

Vibrations at High Speeds: Many Volvo drivers complain of vibrations in the rear end can be felt through the steering column at high speeds, even on smooth roads.

Rough Idling: Rough idling that may be caused by a worn throttle body or flywheel causes issues for many Volvo owners that have over 40,000 miles on their vehicles.

If you have encountered any of these issues with your Volvo S40 or V50, we highly recommend a trip to your nearby foreign auto repair shop. The knowledgeable and friendly staff of service technicians will promptly address any issues and fix them as quickly as possible.

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