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External Links[edit]

If non-corporate links are inappropriate, should we understand that article is pure advertisement for Volvo itself? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Villager57 (talkcontribs) 22:01, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

The Volvo Brand Section[edit]

Is it just me or does it seem that they way that the whole section is written sounds like a total advertisement? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.168.68.199 (talk) 13:26, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

No, I thought so too. --oKtosiTe talk 19:41, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Volvo inventions timeline.[edit]

I have removed the claim that Volvo was the first to introduce rear seat belts in 1967. While Volvo may have been the first to bring this to the market, the year is definitely wrong. Other manufacturers such as Chrysler built cars with rear seat belts prior to 1967. Perhaps someone who knows more about Volvos can come up with the correct year for rear seatbelts and verify whether Volvo installed them first.

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"Nils Bohlin of Sweden invented a particular kind of three point seat belt for Volvo, who introduced it in 1959 as standard equipment. Bohlin was granted U.S. Patent 3,043,625 for the device." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.157.61.142 (talk) 14:46, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Use of the word "invented"[edit]

While I commend Volvo for being among the first to adopt new safety features, I do not think the use of the word "invented" is appropriate. "Implemented" or "adopted" would suffice, and it wouldn't give Volvo more credit than it is due. While I am not familiar with the inventors of every feature in the list, I do know, according to other Wikipedia articles, that the Anti-lock braking system and airbag were not "invented" by Volvo. This section needs some attribution and cleaning up.

I took the freedom to change that highly idiotic sentence. Now the only problem is to sort out the security features that Volvo "really" did invent and mark them, or copy them another list. //Taz0k 19:33, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
as to Volvo history timeline Volvo in 1959 pioneered the three-point seat belt that became standard equipment in all their passenger cars. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Starupryden (talkcontribs) 15:08, 22 March 2007 (UTC).

So, I was wondering why the Volvo logo is a male sign? Osillaj 05:02, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

It is also the symbol for iron. // Liftarn

Possible copyright violation[edit]

The introduction is a lightly edited copy of http://www.volvo.com/group/global/en-gb/Volvo+Group/worldwide/ - and other parts of the article are suspiciously like marketing, with talk of how the logo is identified with corporate values and things like that, but I can't find direct copies of those phrases in Google. --Closeapple 21:21, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

Some wanker was paid to write this article or something...somebody add some controversies or something. 71.68.17.30 18:17, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

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sale of volvo[edit]

Volvo, which is bigger and healthier than its Swedish rival, may be sold to Geely, China’s biggest privately owned carmaker. is from the ECONOMIST.

so i believe this should be in then article and then some

Once the sale is confirmed, yes. Not yet. Rd232 talk 10:55, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Volvo V60[edit]

Volvo V60 - anyone want to clean up or merge this new article? Rd232 talk 10:54, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

I think Volvo AB should redirect here and not to Vulva. I don't know enough about wikipedia to change this myself, so I just point it out here. Gr8tmir (talk) 14:25, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

Done. Rich Farmbrough, 21:08, 3 July 2011 (UTC).

Merger proposal[edit]

I propose that Ingersoll-Rand ABG be merged into Volvo. I think that the content in the Ingersoll-Rand ABG article can easily be explained in the context of Volvo, and the BarVolvo article is of a reasonable size in which the merging of Ingersoll-Rand ABG will not cause any problems as far as article size or undue weight is concerned. JanetteDoe (talk) 13:34, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

I think it would fit better in Volvo Construction Equipment. 81.164.106.236 (talk) 19:52, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

THE BRITISH CONNECTION?[edit]

Could someone investigate the fact that until long after WW2 all Volvo parts including the engine ,were actually made in Britain at British car plants? Sweden did not have the presses etc to make car parts etc.The cars were designed and assembled in Sweden. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.99.38.208 (talk) 2012-07-09 The only British connection that I am aware of is that Gustaf Larsson (co-founder) spent some time at British car manufacturer(s) in his formative years and (it is said) brought some of that engineering perspective to the Volvo brand. The early P1800 bodies were built in Britain (Scotland actually) and shipped to Sweden because Volvo did not have the production capacity to integrate this model into their regular production line and the production volumes were so low it did not make business sense. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.4.24.60 (talk) 04:31, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Volvo[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Volvo's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "AR2011":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 14:29, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Exploding Volvos[edit]

'In early models, Volvos have also been know to explode due to the engine being to close to the gas tank and igniting the tank. This myth was very popular during the 1940's.' - I have spent some time searching on the internet for something more about this, but can't find any references whatsoever. For what it's worth, my conclusion is that this sentence is spurious.

It also doesn't make any sense. "Have been known" <=> "This myth": Now is it a myth or did it really happen? Should definitely be taken out unless someone finds references. 188.100.144.230 (talk) 18:24, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
And yet, here I am some 16 months after this sentence "should definitely be taken out" readin the sentence in the article. It's gone now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Weasley one (talkcontribs) 14:57, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Accidents:[edit]

Though Volvo guarantees about the safety standards it has setup in all the buses,45 people were burnt(Hyderabad-Bangalore Highway,India) alive after the emergency response systems and emergency exit failed.Still,volvo was not ready to accept the fault.

122.178.211.233 (talk) 08:46, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Inclusion will need to be based on sources for (a) the incident itself; (b) where the fault lies; (c) how the fault arose; and (d) any comment that Volvo (and/or other potentially involved parties) have made on the record. We can't include statements about things like this unless they are supported by reliable sources. --Stfg (talk) 09:55, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Pronunciation guide?[edit]

How's the word pronounced? Thanks. 24.215.188.243 (talk) 08:08, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Swedish Company[edit]

It has been sold to the Chinese company Geely, it is then a Chinese company and not Swedish anymore, or?

No, you're wrong. This Volvo wasn't sold to Geely. The company owned by Geely is Volvo Cars, a former Volvo's division which was divested in 1999. Volvo Cars it's similar in a certain way to Volvo-owned Renault Trucks, being it a former Renault's subsidiary. Besides, Volvo Cars, although owned by a Chinese corporation, continues being a Swedish company, because its registered office and headquarters are still in Sweden. Regards. --Urbanoc (talk) 12:56, 15 November 2014 (UTC)