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Volvo S40 Problems

Are you having problems with your Volvo S40? Let our team of motoring experts keep you up to date with all of the latest Volvo S40 issues & faults. We have gathered all of the most frequently asked questions and problems relating to the Volvo S40 in one spot to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Volvo s40: Key Replacement Cost

You have multiple options for replacing a Volvo s40 key fob, however without more information about your specific vehicle I'm not able to give you more information about the cheapest one. You can read more about cheap replacements for a lost or broken key fob here.

Used Volvo S40 review: 2006-2011
Graham Smith reviews the second generation, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Volvo S40 as a used buy.
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Thoughts on second-hand S40

It sounds like a good choice and I've no bad news. Always check that the services have been done correctly and it's worth getting a full report from a motoring club before committing to a car.

Used Volvo S40 review: 2006-2009
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Used Volvo S40 review: 2004-2006
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Ask Smithy Xtra Volvo S40 braking issue

The first thing is to make sure the system is bled properly and there is no air in it to cause a soft, sinking pedal. Your mechanic might well be correct, that it is a master cylinder problem, but I would be checking the brake booster.

Used Volvo S40 V40 review: 1997-2000
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Used Volvo S40/V40 review: 1997-2000
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Rotten eggs

I can't be sure but it sounds as if your catalytic converter isn't working. You'll notice a rotten-egg smell if your converter has failed. Ask your dealer to check it out.

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