2007 S40 timing belt broke

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Asked by Aug 16, 2015 at 12:33 AM about the 2007 Volvo S40 2.4i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi All,

2 weeks ago I send my 2007 S40 with 122k mileage to a Volvo dealership, Volvo Of
Dallas, for inspection check as the air con is not working well and also the engine
check light came on. After checking on the car, the dealership recommended me to
check my CVVT HUB, Front shock strut and also the timing belt. Apparently, they
quoted me about $5600 to fix these issues and I told them i will not take up their
recommended service as it is too expensive. I was then told to pick up my car the
next day since i am not going to do any servicing. The following day, the service
called and told me my car's timing belt during their complimentary car wash. Worst
part is the service guy said his company is not liable for this incident as he has
already recommended me to change the timing and i rejected the recommended
service. Right now, my car is totally dead.

Anyone has any a rough idea of how much is it to fix the engine or is it better to sell it
away?

Pls advise. Thanks,

4 Answers

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How convenient that the timing belt just happened to break while the car was still at the Volvo Dealer....hmm? Sounds a bit suspicious to me!! I used to own a 2006 Volvo S40 2.4i and ONLY took it to the Volvo Dealer when I had to get accident repairs done on it that my insurance company was paying for (less my $500 deductible). I would strongly suggest getting a quote from a non-Volvo repair shop ..although this will now be a pain in the _ss, since you would have to get it towed there. I saved a TON of $$$ but getting all of my Volvo repair work done by my trusted local repair shop. With the proper care and maintenance, Volvos should last a long time. European cars are more expensive to repair IMO compared to Japanese cars, so you might consider other options though and cut your losses.

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Thanks Racer_X. Yes, i am going to get it tow away to other mechanic shop to have it check. Hopefully, not much damage is done when the timing belt broke. Other the other hand, there isn't anything i can do to the dealership as well right?

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Most likely the check engine light came on because of the CCV Hub. What trouble code did you get from the check engine light? While I'm not real familiar with these cars I do agree that $5600 is high to do the job. Have your Volvo looked at by a shop that specializes in imports. A regular garage or gas station won't be able to fix it. My Nephew learned that lesson the hard way with his '98 528i. Unfortunately you have no recourse against the dealer since you refused the repairs. I do, however, find it hard to believe that they'd wash an 8 year old car that the owner has refused repairs on. If this is an interference engine the valves are now damaged by the timing belt breaking. If this is the case and you have high mileage I wouldn't bother fixing it. Just my opinion. HTH. -Jim

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Well, you should have changed the timing belt when recommended. This car needs belt changes every 100k miles or so. I hate to tell you, but that's your fault.

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