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I'm considering buying a 2005 V50 T5 AWD. Are there any common problems to look out for, other than the "SSS" problem?<p>Thanks<br>Che.
 

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Re: Considering buying a V50 (edgar1992)

don't know if the SSS is common, Volvo seems unaware of the problem for the most part.
 

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whats SSS problem? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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although I won't mention the name some of us (maybe most) haven't had that problem <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Considering buying a V50 (edgar1992)

The iPod problem- it's FM transmitter or nothing. The 2007s have an aux-in option.<br>The radio can freeze but can be solved with a software update.<br>Other than that, other things can go wrong here and there. There aren't any major problems that the majority of us experience (aside from the SSS).
 

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I have, seems to help the SSS, but not solve it. Like I said above, SSS is not even on Volvo's radar scope, so how many cars can it really effect? Dunno if I class it as a "major problem" since I just had my car in for recall, I had a chance to speak to the three long term service guys and I know the parts manager very well, none have even heard of the issue.
 

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beware of the Doggie ..... I had it since week one till now ( 2 mths old ) send in twice .... and still got the Doggie / Puppy sound effect.<p>Unless you r a dog lover !
 

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Thanks for the info. I'm glad to hear that the SSS is not a as wide spread a problem as the post may suggest. A couple of years ago I got a 1999.5 2.0l VW Jetta that burned 1 qt of oil every 1200-1500 miles. VW decided in there infinite wisdom to claim that 1 qt/1000 miles was OK. I have a feeling that they changed the specification after the problem arose. Unfortunately I didn't find out about the problem until after the purchase. The various forums are a great source of information for used (and new) car buyers.<p>I test drove the car and it didn't have any unusual noises. The car had the fuel line replaced. I’m not too worried about the I-Pod integration. The Monster I-Pod FM transmitter seems to work well and with the 6-disc changer I’m not too sure how much car use the I-Pod will get anyway.<p>Thanks again<br>Che.<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gil198</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">beware of the Doggie ..... I had it since week one till now ( 2 mths old ) send in twice .... and still got the Doggie / Puppy sound effect.<p>Unless you r a dog lover !</TD></TR></TABLE><p>In the spirit of fairness... this is way over the top in terms of what to worry about if you're thinking of buying a V50... the barking dogs noise is barely audible and completely undeserving of the level of attention it has received here recently. I don't even notice it any more. <p>I can't believe anyone would take the time to return it to the dealer even once (let alone twice) for this 'issue'.<p>Don't worry about the dogs...<p>UKMatt
 

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I wouldn't buy another s40/v50 after having s40 t5 for a year. Too many electric problems and its not very cheap to fix it. <br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gg</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I wouldn't buy another s40/v50 after having s40 t5 for a year. Too many electric problems and its not very cheap to fix it. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not saying there aren't issues...<p>But why "not very cheap" - you are comfortably within warranty so what is your cost to fix those issues?<p>UKMatt
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ukmatt</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Not saying there aren't issues...<p>But why "not very cheap" - you are comfortably within warranty so what is your cost to fix those issues?<p>UKMatt</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Who says im within warranty? My dealer doesnt like cars getting chipped. And without chip... Got my ass kicked by a 150hp Seat or was it 170hp but anyways the T5 motor is poor on stock level.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ukmatt</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">In the spirit of fairness... this is way over the top in terms of what to worry about if you're thinking of buying a V50... <p>UKMatt</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have to agree with Matt. I never would have noticed this noise unless I hadn`t read about it here. I laughed when I finally realised what noise you guys were talking about. Yes, the similitude to a distant barking dog is eery. But my refrigerator makes more annoying sounds than my car... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gg</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Who says im within warranty? My dealer doesnt like cars getting chipped. And without chip... Got my ass kicked by a 150hp Seat or was it 170hp but anyways the T5 motor is poor on stock level.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Get a new dealer... if you have electrical problems not related to the chip then you should have no problems getting things fixed... if they're chip related then you can't really complain about Volvo...<p>If you think the T5 is poor "on stock level" why did you buy?<p>UKMatt
 
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