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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,971 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Volvo S60 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 222008


  • 89,827 miles


The car would suddenly cease to accelerate not going over twenty miles per hour. The car was taken to the Volvo dealership where the emt was cleaned. Under an extended warranty. 10 days later the car without warning went into the 'limp home mode again" the car was returned to Volvo this time I was told the engine control module was faulty and needed replacement and the ETM was not the problem this part was out of warranty and would cost over $2,000 to replace or I could trade in the car. I feel that this too should be taken care of sine the ECM directs the activity of the ETM and was not initially identified as the problem if this does not correct the problem someone could be seriously injured when trying to merge onto the freeway or crossing intersections.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #5

Nov 022005

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles
I commute approximately 30 miles to work. During my commute on Nov. 2, 2005 there was nothing out of the ordinary. All gauges reading within normal limits. I parked my car. Went inside my place of work. Within 7 (seven) minutes I was notified by a coworker that my car was on fire. The resulting engine fire totaled my 2001 S60 T5 Volvo. There was nothing left of the engine except the engine block sitting upon the transmission.

- Redwood Valley, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 022005


  • miles
Engine stalled on numerous occasions.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 012005


  • miles


Volvo S60 2.4T 2001; stalls without warning when accelerating at speeds in excess of 50 miles an hour, warning lights come on, car will restart after a few minutes. Has happened 3 times in 3 days. In the shop today for repair.

- Auburn, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 272005

S60 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles
Sudden loss of power while leaving a parking lot. The speed dropped to below 20 mph. I was unable to drive above 20 mph. The car was towed to the dealer who subsequently replace the electronic throttle control at a cost of over $900.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 042003

(reported on)

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles
When the vehicle was at idle it shook. The dealership cleaned the throttle, but the problem still existed. After many times of going to the dealer for repairs, the timing valves were found to be a problem in which they were fractured. Also, the electrical bulbs in the front and tail had failed. Scc

- Miami, FL, USA

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