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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,688 miles

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2001 Volvo S60 miscellaneous problems

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2001 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 262006

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,800 miles


I own a 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T. I have lately noticed a strong gasoline odor on the passenger side of the vehicle. I have taken the vehicle to the dealer and they tell me the gasoline pump needs to be replaced because there is a plastic cap the joins the pump to the gas tank that is cracked and that is causing gasoline to leak. I have researched with several service shops, and they tell me they have seen many occurrences with these model for that problem, which for a 5 year old car seems unacceptable. It is a very expensive part and labor and it seems it all caused because of a defective plastic "cap" that joins the pump to the tank. I had the dealer replace the part, but seems to me this is a major problem that should be covered by a manufacturer's recall. Also, the car has plastic or fiberglass molding that run on top between the doors and ceiling that have built up a lot of rust, which again the dealer states are not covered under any warranty, but again, for a 5 year old car seems unacceptable.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #3

Aug 202005

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,150 miles
This is the second serious incident record. Please reference ODI number 10134007; that documented the first incident.

- Willimantic, CT, USA

problem #2

Feb 092005

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,803 miles
My 2001 S60 2.4T Volvo sedan has had numerous error messages displayed over the 4 years I have owned it. Most times there was no problem in driving the vehicle until I could safely pull over. The "fix" for the error message was to shut off the engine, sit for a moment and restart. On two other frightful occasions, however, I lost steering assist and acceleration. Both times I was on busy interstate highways and feared for my life as my car limped toward the breakdown lane. It appears that I have been extremely fortunate in that both times the car lost power and control that it started up again. I will be submitting 2 accounts online. My repair garage confirmed yesterday that there are a significant number of error messages caused by the "throttle control" and that I have to take the car back to the original dealer. I have my appointment for September 6 and was given an estimate of $900 to replace the electronic throttle control. It is not under warranty.

- Willimantic, CT, USA

problem #1

Dec 022002

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Volvo S60. No description given.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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