Volvo 850 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Volvo 850 owners have reported a total of 380 problems for their cars built in the 4 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Volvo 850. The 1996 Volvo 850 cars have the most problems reported (235 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Volvo 850

Model Year Number of Problems
  2000 850
1
  1999 850
2
  1997 850
140
  1996 850
235

  Common problems of Volvo 850

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Volvo 850 cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (77 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (37 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Volvo 850

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Service Brakes
77
  Electrical System
37
  Engine And Engine Cooling
28
  Gasoline Fuel System
27
  Power Train
22
  Seats
22
  Tire
20
  Seat Belt
17
  Air Brake
17
  Equipment
16
   
  Visibility
14
  Structure
14
  Steering
12
  Vehicle Speed Control
11
  Exterior Lighting
10
  Air Bag
9
  Suspension
6
  Interior Lighting
5
  Other Fuel System
5
  Unknown Or Other
4
  Wheel
3
  Latches/locks/linkage
2
  Child Seat
1
  Electronic Stability Control
1


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