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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,772 miles

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2001 Volvo C70 engine problems

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2001 Volvo C70 Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 242012

C70 5-cyl

  • 125,012 miles


Car suddenly lurches forward, stumbles, stalls, goes into limp mode, nearly rear-ended on the freeway with my wife and child on board. Volvo says previous owner had software updated per recall, so nothing can be done. "that part probably needs to be replaced". bought car at carmax, who will not do anything as I have owned the car for two years and warranty expired.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #7

May 082012

C70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 189,790 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Volvo C70. The contact stated that the engine lost power when attempting to accelerate. The contact took the vehicle to a mechanic and was informed that the electronic throttle body failed. The contact also notified the manufacturer and was informed that the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 06V411000 (vehicle speed control) was expired. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 180,000. Updated 6/6/12

- Port Ranch , CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 102010

C70 5-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
The vehicle unexpectedly accelerates, the vehicle intermittently hesitates and sometimes stops when driving at speeds between 30 and 60 mph. The vehicle does not start. The check engine light does not come on. Codes to diagnose the problem are not available via odb 2.

- Grant, MN, USA

problem #5

Nov 142007

C70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Volvo C70 convertible. While driving at any speed, the vehicle stalls, but then drives normally. The failure occurs intermittently and the contact did not notice any difference in the vehicle beforehand. The vehicle has not been in a crash and has not been diagnosed by the dealer. NHTSA campaign id number 06V441000 (vehicle speed control) was referenced. The current mileage was 66,521 and failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 6/2/08 the dealer cleaned the throttle body, but the problem continued.

- Port Orange, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 012005

C70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,900 miles
My 2001 Volvo C70 ETM module malfunctioned....

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 162005

C70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
NHTSA #PE05041. I own a Volvo C70 with the 2.3L hpt. On Tuesday, August 16th while driving, the check engine light iluminated. I then, after making a stop was going to proceed to the dealer to have the code checked. On my way there I went to pull out into traffic from a side lot and when I pressed down the accelerator virtually nothing happened. The car almost stalled pulling into fast moving traffic. It then recovered, and from that point on I noticed that the throttle response was very sluggish. The dealer could not look at the car on the 16th but looked at it on the 17th and found that the code indicated a throttle module failure. They then replaced the throttle module. It should be noted that my car although being a 2001 only has 26,000 miles on it and shows no sign of corrosion or mechanical obstruction of the thottle module. After reading reviews of other complaints I felt I should add mine as it could have turned out differently with such unpredictable performance. Also it may help determine if a manufactuing defect is the cause of such throttle module failures.

- Tempe, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jun 272005

C70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,470 miles
Volvo was stalling at idling at low speeds as it were about to die. Engine check light came on/off. Consume rtook vehicle to dealer, who replaced electrical throttle body.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #1

Mar 052002

C70 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The consumer stated that 2001 Volvo was having a problem with the electronic throttle control module. The vehicle was stalling while driving at a slow speed, and that was happening more frequently in the mornings. Consumer suggested that when the engine was cold in the mornings and upon starting the car it stalled before consumer could get it into reverse. This has been a problem since 2001. Consumer took the car to the dealer and had a new electronic throttle module ( ETM) installed, the cost was $1800. Consumer was upset over the cost of the replacement part. Even with the new ETM the car was having the same stalling issues. NHTSA investigation, PE0504.

- Oakland, ME, USA

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