Volvo S40 owners have reported 8 problems related to car will not start (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Volvo S40 based on all problems reported for the S40.
2005 Volvo S40 faulty wire in ignition switch. Car fails to start. No messages initially, then immobilizer light indicated. Unsure of equipment model. Original to factory installed.
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I was in the intersection ready to make a turn when the car suddenly stalled all the dash display lights went out all gauges stopped working and the windshield wipers would not go off when I tried to restart the car the dash suddenly displayed brake failure pull over safely, and immobilizer check manual and the car would not start it had to be pushed across the intersection and it has been sitting in a parking lot since then waiting to be towed this has happened on 3 different occasions since I bought the vehicle this problem needs to be fixed at company expense each time I have been fortunate enough to be in a parking lot or a public street but on the last incident I would've been on the freeway. I hope some one will call or contact me to rectify this issue I love the Volvo brand but going through this make not want to continue on with any other model.
I own a 2005 Volvo S40 t5 which I have enjoyed thus far. However every once in a while when you insert the key, which is an electronic key the message display will display "key error try again. " when this happens the car will not start at all, nothing inside the car including the radio will work either. After 20 to 30 times trying to start the car the key will eventually start the car. There are 2 keys to my car and this happens with both keys, so I know it isn't the key. I have researched this online and found it to be a common problem. This happens sporadically for example it will happen several times over a week or so and then not happen for several months. It recently started about a week ago and has happened everyday since. It is embarrassing to be in such a nice car and it not start. Sometimes when this happens, in addition to the "key error try again" message the message display will also display messages including "brake failure, stop car safely" and "immobilizer see manual. " the brakes are fine, because they work on the way home and work while this message is displayed. The computer in the car was reset and that seemed to help temporarily, but I believe it is an electrical problem since the car does not recognize the key. I would appreciate this matter being investigated and recalled if possible.
Ignition switch malfunctioning. When you insert the key, which is an electronic key the message display will display "key error try again. " when this happens the car will not start at all. Thus far repeatedly jiggling the key fob while in the switch, and/or turning on/off multiple times gets the system to eventually recognize the key. There are 2 keys to my car and this happens with both keys, so I know it isn't the key. I have researched this online and found it to be a common problem. This problem will let me remove the key, but the radio and interior lights stay on, and I can't lock the car. This happens sporadically, but on average once a week.
The vehicle has the following intermittent electrical problems. Dashboard, radio, climate controls turn-off by themselves. Wipers activate by themselves. Srs warnings are displayed. Fuel door button does not activate. Ignition will not active so car will not start.
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Brakes were very hard - car would not stop for several feet. Also car wouldn't start on one occasion - a shield was put into car to prevent this from happening again.
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Battery was drained, and this caused car not to start at 150 miles. Srs light kept coming on at 1100 miles. This indicated that there was something wrong with airbags. At 1400 miles, srs light appeared again after dealer had corrected problem. The vehicle failed to start. The forward and backward seat adjustment was not working. There was noise coming from the sunroof. The engine was noisy. The engine light came on.
Vehicle will not start for any reason occasionally.
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