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Used Volvo V50 Fault Guides

Used Car Expert Fault Guides tell you the common Volvo V50 faults and wear items that can become problems and big bills for their owner.

Independent research indicated that using our fault guides to check a car before you buy it can save you an average of £300 in surprise bills and hidden problems.

That's because our Volvo V50 fault guides are written so that anyone can understand them – even if you know nothing about cars and have no tools. For every common fault, we tell you what to look for, what it means and what it costs.

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Volvo V50 (2004 - 2012) Fault Guide


Volvo V50 (2004 - 2012) Fault Guide

View Volvo V50 (2004 - 2012) Fault Guide

We know of 27 VOLVO V50 (2004 - 2012) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 7 engine faults
  • 6 suspension wear items or faults
  • 6 interior problems
  • 1 bodywork issues
  • 7 recalls

Here's an example fault on the VOLVO V50 (2004 - 2012)

What to look for:

Open the bonnet when the engine is cold and remove the dipstick. Check the maximum and minimum points that show the oil level. The plastic nub which shows the lower oil level can sometimes fall off into the sump.

What it means:

The sump has a small piece of plastic floating about in it. This can mean removing the sump to find the missing piece.

What to do

If you suspect this fault. It is advised to have the car inspected by a qualified technician.


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