2001 Volvo V40 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


You need a professional mechanic with a scanner. Never drive a car with a flashing check engine light except to get it off the road. Flash = serious issue.

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Mar 05, 2018 | 35 views


Have the EGR valve checked. This unit is the exhaust gas recirculation valve and when faulty it WILL cause loss of power.

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Feb 26, 2018 | 28 views


Sounds like the transmission interlock switch for the starting circuit is malfunctioning. It keeps the car from starting in gearshift position but park.
The interlock switch can be temporarily jumped out of the circuit to test if this alleviates the starting issue.
If it does, get repaired immediately since this is a safety feature.

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Oct 02, 2017 | 66 views


Talk to the person you bought it from. Ask if it happened to them. YOu don't describe what is not working. Is the starter turning the engine over? Is there spark? Is there gas? Etc

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Dec 02, 2016 | 17 views


Hi there my name is Brandon I am a electrical and mechanical engineering technician did you program the th... system and the key and what bout the ecu (is engine control unit it has to be problem) ecu is probably not sending start to cam and crank sen... I would put money on it or the th... system not taking the keys code for it

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Jan 30, 2016 | 551 views


Most likely your key has failed. You should find and try your spare key if you still have it. If not, then you will require someone with a tool to scan immobilizer codes and verify if there is a fault in the immo system or if it simply is saying INVALID KEY. If its faulted, it will require repairs. If its invalid key, you can use your backup key, or have a new key programmed by a mechanic or locksmith with key programming tools

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Dec 20, 2015 | 659 views


Immobiliser key transmitter failure?

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Feb 19, 2015 | 125 views


It's your built in security alarm , have you changed the battery lately ? The procedure to reset it is: Unlock drivers door with key, then use key fob in unlock door mode, put key in ignition switch, foot on brake , transmission in park or neutral and clutch depressed (If applicable )

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Jan 29, 2015 | 172 views


Black Smoke is too much fuel, Blue Smoke is Oil and White Smoke is Coolant. Sounds like the Catalytic Converter is burning itself out because of too much fuel.

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Jan 02, 2015 | 118 views


Sounds like a bad Idle Control Valve, have it scanned and see for sure.

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Jan 02, 2015 | 108 views


A lot of the newer Volvo and Ford cars have Electronic Accelerator / throttle pedals fitted which play up when worn.

Many complete Accelerator pedals are compatible with the Ford Focus cars in the UK.

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Dec 10, 2014 | 153 views


You may want to check this one.

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on May 13, 2014 | 27 views


You may want to check this video.

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on May 13, 2014 | 152 views


Replace the mechanics. It is very easy if you take a look at some guide in a volvo forum.

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Apr 25, 2014 | 109 views


either the wires are connected wrong and you just fried it..or you have the leads backwards..red is poitive.. black is ground..may need to replace it all again..

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Dec 23, 2013 | 134 views


It is in the Tank... Here is the Picture


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2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Apr 10, 2013 | 57 views


remove lower section of "B" pillar trim

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Mar 03, 2013 | 117 views


have system ck with scan tool at local shop or parts store.

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Aug 05, 2012 | 51 views


If the radio code is not getting accepted then radio needs to be replaced.But instead of spending $1200, for radio, you can try getting after market radio for your Volvo and that will save a lot.-------
In using after market radio, you need to get the original factory radio connector bypassed,. that will only let the after market radio to work. At best buy they have all types of radios as well as connectors and wiring's.---------Going to bestbuy will help, they have experience, information, good prices, and any connectors that may be needed to bypass factory stereo.---------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Sep 22, 2011 | 22 views


Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome to the site. You can find the code in your owner manual if you still have it. If not, you can call the dealership to get it. Of course, they will charge you for it. If you go this path, you will need your vehicle information handy.

2001 Volvo V40 | Answered on Apr 25, 2011 | 92 views

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