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1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,594 miles

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2004 Volvo S60 engine problems

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2004 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #17

Dec 022015

S60

  • 155,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled and the check engine light illuminated. The contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the road, restarted the vehicle, and resumed driving. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 155,000.

- Willingboro, NJ, USA

problem #16

Jun 182016

S60

  • miles
Car stalled whilst breaking

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #15

Aug 152015

S60

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The check engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the fuel rail pressure sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Bellevue, WI, USA

problem #14

Aug 102015

S60

  • 111,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled on multiple occasions while driving. The check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 111,000.

- Costa Mesa, CA, USA

problem #13

Jan 202015

S60 5-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The 2.4L 2004 Volvo S60 experiences erratic behavior and engine failure when operating multiple concurrent electrical systems. When these systems (operated within specified guidelines) are used concurrently they cause the following conditions: Engine failure, loss of power steering, loss of brakes. The following is a list of electrical channels that have been used to trigger the engine failure: Brakes, indicator lights (right or left) heated seats (X2) front windshield defrost multiple S60 model owners have reported having experienced this same engine failure which cannot be detected by the manufactures diagnostics test. When tested the battery, alternator and computer all present positive read-outs. repairpal.com/replaced-map-senor-and-maf-airflow-engine-light-back-on-hesitate-still-cut-off-321 community.cartalk.com/discussion/2290017/Volvo-S60-engine-cuts-off-while-turning https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110502120739aa0tjsr this is a serious condition that could result in a collision or even death. A recall on this model is being immediately requested. Thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #12

Sep 012014

S60

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact stated that while driving 5 mph, the engine stalled.the problem recurred numerous of times. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer nor independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Meriden, CT, USA

problem #11

Aug 212014

S60

  • 108,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact stated while driving 70 mph, the check engine light illuminated. The problem recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the pressure sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle has not been repaired. The manufacturer has been made aware of the problem and stated the VIN was not included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was 108,000.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #10

Jan 312014

S60

  • 145,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, there was a sudden loss of engine power without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body and body gasket needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 145,000.

- Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #9

Feb 262013

S60

  • 115,000 miles
Check engine light came on and car lost power while driving at highway speeds. It would not accelerate and displayed the message "reduced engine performance". dealer indicated it was a cracked intercooler hose and that caused the issue. It was replace and after about two months the same symptoms happened. It was then diagnosed as a bad electronic throttle body. That was replaced and the same symptoms happened within two months again. The car now does not accelerate more than 10 mph. The next diagnosis was to replace the complete engine wiring harness. The car is unsafe to drive because it stall or decelerate from highway speeds with no notice. It is very similar to a recall for model years up to 2002.

- Spencerport, NY, USA

problem #8

May 022013

S60 5-cyl

  • 135,500 miles
Driving home after purchasing the car (yeah), I was turning into a parking lot, so my speed was descending and the car stalled. I wrote it off as my fault because it did not happen again until 3 months later. Within the past 3 weeks the car has stalled while in motion approx. 6 times. Volvo stated the recalled part for this issue was replaced in 2009. I notified the dealer and have a appointment for repair, at my expense because it was already replaced. Meanwhile I will not drive the car due to the lack of safety. Wish I would have researched the car model before purchase.

- Bernville, PA, USA

problem #7

Jun 152013

S60

  • 103,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact stated while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled and prior to the failure the engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road. Upon restarting, the vehicle it began to function normally. The failure recurred on two occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing who stated the trouble codes detected a defect with the fuel pressure sensor and engine control module. NHTSA recall campaign id number 07V2260000 (engine and engine cooling) was associated with the failure; however, the VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 103,000.

- Apple Valley, MN, USA

problem #6

Aug 082012

S60

  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the engine stalled and the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle restarted five minutes later after several attempts. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the failure was contributed to the fuel pressure sensor. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling). The VIN was ineligible under the recall and the vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 012011

S60

  • 78,500 miles
Approximate a month later after I brought 2004 Volvo S60 at Dec 2011, when I was driving in freeway to post office, what a sudden, the engine stalled without warning, I press the accelerate pedal, but it was not response, but the car still hv a little momentum, then it turn it to the corner and the car was stopped. I turn off the key and restart the car again, it worked.after a year, the problem come back again and the frequency become more, up til Dec, 2012, 3 more times same problem incurred. It was scary.

- West Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #4

Oct 262012

S60 5-cyl

  • 91,000 miles
While driving @ approximately 40 mph the vehicle mentioned above loss power and stalled, restart the car and again it stalled. Driver was able to drive home and parked the car.

- Oak Harbor, WA, USA

problem #3

May 162008

S60 5-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The vehicle on several occasions will completely shut off while in the middle of driving. I have taken it to several mechanics and was advised that they cannot find anything wrong with it. I have had this happen while driving on the expressway at over 70 mph and local at 35 mph. I have to immediately shift to neutral and turn the car back on. It is extremely scary. I have been lucky that there has never been anyone behind me, but if someone is behind me and it happens again, there will definitely be an accident. This has happened 8 times now.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #2

May 012012

S60 5-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
The PCV "flame trap" has clogged in my 2004 Volvo S60 with only 41,000 miles and as it turns out, this is a $1200 job. I wouldn't be so dismayed had I not discovered that this is an extremely prevalent problem and that it is guaranteed to happen to your car prior to 100,000 miles. That there is nearly no amount of maintenance one can do to prevent this problem. The worst part about this problem is that if it's not repaired promptly, it will lead to oil burning and the damaging of various seals in the engine which will lead to catastrophic engine failure. Volvo has extended its warranty coverage for this problem on its S40 model cars which share the engines in the S60, yet has not acknowledged this to be a major problem in its S60 models.

- Alamo, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 052011

S60 5-cyl

  • 100 miles
When turning a corner. I noticed the check engine light was on. The this happened a second time a week later, and then several additional times. I took the car to independent mechanic and he checked it out but couldn't diagnose the problem. He only speculated that it could be the pvc box, but that they were not sure it would fix the problem. The car had approximately 100K after this happened about eight times in the next 3 months, I took the car to Volvo dealer. They checked it out, and told me it may be the pvc box, but they were not sure this would fix the problem. I took it to another mechanic and who said it was the catalytyic converter. This problem has been ongoing for a year. I took the car to another mechanic and he changed the spark plugs and cabin filter. He told me to take the car to the Volvo dealership/service to have the computer reset. He said, because the car looses pressure and stalls when you make a quick turn. I called Volvo they said this would fix the problem. I took the car to Volvo to get an oil change. They told me the car stalled out on the mechanic 3 times and the check engiine light was on. They checked the car on the computer and told me the engine coils needed replacing. That was the problem. I paid for the engine coils to be replaced and some other work which totaled $1350. I picked the car up on Friday, on Monday, while turning a corner the car stalled out, no power, no steering, just onboard lights. It happened again on Tuesday morning. I experienced this problem when the car was under recall. The dealership fixed it, but it seems as though this problem is occuring again. This is dangerous and Volvo should be responsible and fix these cars. There are some serious mechanical/engine problems with this vehicle.

- Lorton, VA, USA

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