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Volvo 740 Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Ratings & Reviews

4 star
beltfir@gmail.com writes:
They just don't make them this way anymore.

The fact that it still drives after 25 years and it stands out because of it's era and make. I love Euro cars, though. I I was lucky to find this car for $500. I've grown attached to this car that will soon be a classic. I know I will have a hard time letting go.

5 star
totalunacy@gmail.com writes:
I absolutely love my "brick on wheels!"

My '91 Volvo 740 Wagon is the best car I've ever owned. I've had it for 9 years, and still love driving it. I'll be keeping it till it falls to rust in my driveway. It's as sturdy as a tank, yet handles like a sports car, hugging the roads in all weather conditions. It starts when I turn the key, goes when I hit the gas, and stops when I hit the brakes. The speedometer/odometer quit working years ago, but a GPS inexpensively handles that. AC quit and sun roof went off track and no longer opens, but there's no leakage around the sun roof, and with power windows, the lack of AC is only a problem a couple weeks out of the year. Heater fan gave up the ghost a few months ago, but enough warm air still filters up to the windshield, so frost is no problem. With the heated seats, I'm still warm and comfy. Only 1 radio speaker still works, but I'm old enough to have had several cars that only came with one radio speaker. I get by well enough. All in all, I'd highly recommend an older Volvo wagon for anyone who wants a good solid car.

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Recall Notices

1991 Volvo 740 (5/6/1991)

Campaign Number: 91V075000
Component Name: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Manufacturer: Volvo Car USA LLC
Description: SAFETY BELTS ARE DESIGNED TO BE ROUTED UNDER A DIAGONAL CROSS BRACE DURING FASTENING. THE INSTRUCTIONAL LABELS FOR THE BELT ROUTING ARE INADEQUATE, AND CAN RESULT IN INADVERTENT RELEASE OF THE BELT BUCKLE.
Defect: CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: SAFETY BELT MISUSE COULD CAUSE THE SEAT OCCUPANT TO FACE GREATER RISK OF INJURY IN A SUDDEN STOP OR VEHICLE ACCIDENT IF AN INADVERTENT RELEASE OF THE SAFETY BELT OCCURRED.
Corrective Action: INSTALL LABELS TO INSTRUCT THE USER IN PROPER SAFETY BELT ROUTING; ALSO REPLACE SAFETY BELT BUCKLES.

1990 Volvo 740 (5/6/1991)

Campaign Number: 91V075000
Component Name: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Manufacturer: Volvo Car USA LLC
Description: SAFETY BELTS ARE DESIGNED TO BE ROUTED UNDER A DIAGONAL CROSS BRACE DURING FASTENING. THE INSTRUCTIONAL LABELS FOR THE BELT ROUTING ARE INADEQUATE, AND CAN RESULT IN INADVERTENT RELEASE OF THE BELT BUCKLE.
Defect: CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: SAFETY BELT MISUSE COULD CAUSE THE SEAT OCCUPANT TO FACE GREATER RISK OF INJURY IN A SUDDEN STOP OR VEHICLE ACCIDENT IF AN INADVERTENT RELEASE OF THE SAFETY BELT OCCURRED.
Corrective Action: INSTALL LABELS TO INSTRUCT THE USER IN PROPER SAFETY BELT ROUTING; ALSO REPLACE SAFETY BELT BUCKLES.

1989 Volvo 740 (5/6/1991)

Campaign Number: 91V075000
Component Name: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Manufacturer: Volvo Car USA LLC
Description: SAFETY BELTS ARE DESIGNED TO BE ROUTED UNDER A DIAGONAL CROSS BRACE DURING FASTENING. THE INSTRUCTIONAL LABELS FOR THE BELT ROUTING ARE INADEQUATE, AND CAN RESULT IN INADVERTENT RELEASE OF THE BELT BUCKLE.
Defect: CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: SAFETY BELT MISUSE COULD CAUSE THE SEAT OCCUPANT TO FACE GREATER RISK OF INJURY IN A SUDDEN STOP OR VEHICLE ACCIDENT IF AN INADVERTENT RELEASE OF THE SAFETY BELT OCCURRED.
Corrective Action: INSTALL LABELS TO INSTRUCT THE USER IN PROPER SAFETY BELT ROUTING; ALSO REPLACE SAFETY BELT BUCKLES.

1988 Volvo 740 (5/6/1991)

Campaign Number: 91V075000
Component Name: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Manufacturer: Volvo Car USA LLC
Description: SAFETY BELTS ARE DESIGNED TO BE ROUTED UNDER A DIAGONAL CROSS BRACE DURING FASTENING. THE INSTRUCTIONAL LABELS FOR THE BELT ROUTING ARE INADEQUATE, AND CAN RESULT IN INADVERTENT RELEASE OF THE BELT BUCKLE.
Defect: CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: SAFETY BELT MISUSE COULD CAUSE THE SEAT OCCUPANT TO FACE GREATER RISK OF INJURY IN A SUDDEN STOP OR VEHICLE ACCIDENT IF AN INADVERTENT RELEASE OF THE SAFETY BELT OCCURRED.
Corrective Action: INSTALL LABELS TO INSTRUCT THE USER IN PROPER SAFETY BELT ROUTING; ALSO REPLACE SAFETY BELT BUCKLES.

1987 Volvo 740 (5/6/1991)

Campaign Number: 91V075000
Component Name: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Manufacturer: Volvo Car USA LLC
Description: SAFETY BELTS ARE DESIGNED TO BE ROUTED UNDER A DIAGONAL CROSS BRACE DURING FASTENING. THE INSTRUCTIONAL LABELS FOR THE BELT ROUTING ARE INADEQUATE, AND CAN RESULT IN INADVERTENT RELEASE OF THE BELT BUCKLE.
Defect: CONSEQUENCE OF DEFECT: SAFETY BELT MISUSE COULD CAUSE THE SEAT OCCUPANT TO FACE GREATER RISK OF INJURY IN A SUDDEN STOP OR VEHICLE ACCIDENT IF AN INADVERTENT RELEASE OF THE SAFETY BELT OCCURRED.
Corrective Action: INSTALL LABELS TO INSTRUCT THE USER IN PROPER SAFETY BELT ROUTING; ALSO REPLACE SAFETY BELT BUCKLES.