The brakes on this car just don't respond with the force I expect, even\nwhen slammed. In the moring when descending a steep driveway, the\nbrakes need moderate pressure to come to a rolling stop, especially\nduring the first couple presses of the pedal.\n\nThe car is my dad's and when he bought it used from a Honda dealer, the\npads and rotors were changed by them with original Volvo parts, and it\nwas also given a complete inspection & tune up by Volvo. The car was\nstill under warranty at the time and I noticed the sluggishness back\nthen, but it seems to have gotten worse - it's difficult to slam the\nbrakes to the point where abs kicks in.\n\nI've bled the brakes and that hasn't helped, and after reading some\npostings here, I suspect the brake booster is not working properly.\n\n[URL]http://groups.google.com/group/alt.autos.volvo/browse_frm/thread/f3fcffab08f9d7b1/c67cdfe97ed6c501[/URL]\n\nThe postings above specifically talk about a recalled brake booster on\nan '01 S40, but the local Volvo dealer insists there are none on this\ncar. I'd appreciate if someone with access to recall information could\nget me specific information on brake recalls from 99-Present.\n\nIt seems as if there are widespread S40 brake booster issues, as I've\nalso read that the 2003-2004 models have had their's recalled. I feel\nVolvo should foot the bill for this, on my dad's last visit they\ncharged 0 to change the rear pads and another few hundred in\noverpriced tune up work, after he complained of poor braking\nperformance and pointed to the brake booster.\n\nAny S40 owners care to chime in?