Lately my 2005 volvo s40 battery has been dying quite fast and when got it checked by a mechanic was told the alternator is fine as are the belts. Yet I continue to have battery problems. I have also had other problems such as a whizzing sound when the car is started and as I drive. The latest problem was yesterday when I got a "extreme service required" message along with a battery symbol, thinking the battery was going to die I stopped the car, the powering steering failed as the wheel was hard to turn then when I pulled the key from the ignition the headlights and dash lights and symbols remained on? After jumping the car it started up again but when I pushed the gas pedal to rev the engine there was nothing going to the engine as if the car was off? Really confused any ideas what can be causing these issues?
Monday, March 12th, 2012 AT 3:44 PM