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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,432 miles

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2004 Volvo S60 engine problems

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2004 Volvo S60 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #29

Nov 052010

S60

  • 72,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact was driving 35 mph when the vehicle abnormally surged forward and then stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle as it resumed normal operation. The failure persisted and the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact inquired with the manufacturer of NHTSA campaign id number: 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling) but was advised that the vehicle was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #28

Feb 202010

S60

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60R. While driving approximately 35-40 mph, the vehicle began jerking and suddenly stalled. The contact pulled over and restarted the vehicle which functioned properly. The failure occurred twice after the initial time. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the fuel pressure sensor needed to be replaced. The contact referenced recall 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling) but was told that the vehicle was not included. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 49,000 and the current mileage was approximately 52,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #27

Apr 162007

S60

  • 79,245 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact attempted a turn when the vehicle independently decelerated and stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer but the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The dealer suggested that the fuel injectors and throttle body be cleaned, which was completed. The failure recurred within a few months with the illumination of the check engine light. The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility where the vehicle was diagnosed indicating that the air pressure was inaccurate or there was a fuel leak. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure progressed. The contact inquired with the manufacturer in regards to NHTSA campaign id number: 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling) but was advised that her VIN was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 79,245 and the current mileage was approximately 116,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #26

Aug 292010

S60

  • 77,455 miles

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

I have a 2004 Volvo S-60 with approximately 75,000 miles on it. In the past 6 weeks, the car engine has completely died three separate times - without warning. The emergency hazard light still worked, the fan still blows (no A/C, just the fan), but otherwise there is no power, no brakes, no steering, no warning lights whatsoever. Each time this has happened, it has been when I am driving between 40-55mph. When the car coasts to a stop and I am able to re-start it, it starts without a problem. My Volvo dealership says they see no evidence of problem on the car's computer system, and the car did not die when they test drove it, therefore they say they cannot diagnose the problem - and that without a diagnosis, they cannot repair it. They also claim that Volvo's database has no related vehicle or parts recall on my particular VIN/vehicle. However, with absolutely no warning of when the engine failure will occur, and with no control over steering or braking, this is a very dangerous situation that Volvo so far cannot address unless the engine failure happens right in front of them. With no way of controlling when the car will die, this is obviously not a satisfactory resolution for the safety of myself or for other drivers.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #25

Aug 272010

S60

  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. While driving approximately 60 mph the vehicle stalled and the check engine light illuminated on the dashboard. The vehicle was pulled over and shut off. Upon restart it operated as normal but the check engine light continued to illuminate on the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where he was informed that there was a failure within the fuel pressure sensor. Over the past 2 years the vehicle was experiencing an intermittent failure in which it would momentarily fail to respond to pressure being applied to the accelerator pedal. The manufacturer was notified and he was informed that his vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 07V226000, engine and engine cooling. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 77,000.

- Largo, FL, USA

problem #24

Aug 092010

S60

  • 105,500 miles
1. vehicle stalled 2 times, last year and on 08/09/2010 while driving on highway. I was able to restart both time. The second time I was able to restart after 5 minutes and drive to the nearby the Volvo store dealership. 2. the dealership diagnosed the problem and determined the battery was the issue. However I see 2 recall campaign id numbers: 09V483000 and 07V226000 which may be the root cause of the problem. I talked to the service manager at the Volvo store dealership (1051 w. webster ave, winter park, fl 32789 - 407-628-0550) but the dealership won't look at it because they said my car is not shown up for recall in their Volvo database. 3. replace the battery.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #23

Jul 022010

S60

  • 112,000 miles

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

The engine light came on in my 2004 Volvo S60. The car would loose acceleration. Took it to our mechanic and he said it was the fuel pressure sensor and that it had been recalled by Volvo- recall # 07V226000. Took it to the dealer and they said that the VIN # of my car was not included in the recall. It was the same part that was recalled on other 2004 S60S. The cost was $450 to repair.

- Lakeside, CA, USA

problem #22

May 292010

S60

  • 83,674 miles
Expansion of NHTSA campaign id number 07V226000 ( Volvo recall no. R181)for fuel pressure sensor. Have same make, model and year. Manufacture indicates my VIN not covered. Dealer replaced fuel pressure sensor. Error code on car P0194. Description matches recall.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #21

Feb 092010

S60

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The contact stated that several times while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle would suddenly shut down accompanied by the check engine light. The vehicle was taken to a certified mechanic who informed the contact that the fuel pressure sensor malfunctioned and caused the failure to occur; however, the dealer stated that recall 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling) did not include the contacts VIN. The failure mileage was approximately 110,000. The current mileage was approximately 112,000.

- Chattanogga, TN, USA

problem #20

Jan 012010

S60

  • 600,000 miles
Fuel pressure sensor functioning outside of its normal parameters ECM code 2600. There is recall on the problem but dealer will not replace the sensor free of charge. Recall #07V226000

- Shelton, CT, USA

problem #19

Aug 102009

S60

  • 76,678 miles

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

Certified previously owned vehicle stalled due to butterfly valve within throttle body not opening fast enough when going around a corner and too much load on the engine. Example: Exited freeway and was turning left while braking due to upcoming red light. The engine stalled in the middle of an intersection while the vehicle was in motion at approximately 10 mph. Lost steering and braking power. The problem was first noticed when making right turns and having to suddenly brake for a pedestrian, bicyclist, or other traffic hazard and the engine stalling or fluttering at much lower speeds. As it worsened over the course of a week it was ultimately the worst with the mid-intersection stall. At this point we were afraid to drive the vehicle for fear of crashing. Vehicle was purchased from a dealer as certified pre-owned 68,735 miles on 05/02/2008 and was taken to dealer for stalling at 76,678 miles on 08/15/2009. Dealer reported this as a maintenance issue not covered under warranty. Repairs for cleaning the throttle body, resetting valve, and installing new gaskets was $402.93. Vehicle originally purchased in southern California. Vehicle moved to Washington in February of 2009.

- Seattle, WA, USA

problem #18

Dec 122009

S60

  • 83,362 miles
2004 S60 Volvo stalls while driving. Most recent occurrence stalled while turning, forcing the driver to drive off the road to avoid traffic. Car has been known to stall multiple times day...dashboard lights up at time of occurrence and engine stops...power steering fails. Difficult to control when it occurs because of this.

- Perrysburg, OH, USA

problem #17

Jan 292008

S60

  • 106,200 miles
I-55 South shortly before weber road exit I was on the left lane traveling 30 mph, decided to change to middle lane, signaled and while in process of lane change, car started to go out of control. Then steered to the left, and was heading towards cement divider. To avoid that I steered right, at this point car started to do 360. Could not control and was moving to face oncoming semi truck from middle lane. The semi truck slammed into the right side (headlight/tire) area of my car Volvo S60 model year 2004 and stopped the car. Both airbags deployed - driver and passenger airbag. Only person in car was me. Prior to the crash I experienced and felt that the front control arms may not have been manufactured correctly and as a result the stud and nut that secured spindle may lose their initial axial tension. Under certain and particular driving conditions such as weather conditions remaining severe with heavy snow storm, steering might become less responsible and the driver may experience difficulty in controlling the steering. This driving condition could have been the approximate cause that lead to separation between control arm and the spindle which had ultimately resulted in a "total crash". I also tried to apply brake. Loss of brake fluid, as a result of failure of sealed cardone master cylinder with fluid leaking from brake had resulted in crash. I also observed cruise control sensor failure, after I turned it "on", then it shuts off by itself, again I have to turn on. While driving at rate 60 to 65 miles I observed a kind of noise and vibrations under hood. Possibly the fuel pressure sensor located of the fuel rail may transmit incorrect signal to the engine control module. I of the opinion that this might be one of the contributing factor responsible for stalling of engine without any warning and has caused a total crash on the freeway. Failure of the fuel pressure sensor might have cracked due to temperature changes and excessive vibrations and that caused crash.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #16

Oct 122009

S60

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. The check engine warning light was illuminated on the instrument control panel. He received engine error codes that were referenced in recall id number: 07V226000. The vehicle has not been taken to the dealership. The current and failure mileages were 62000. Updated 11/3/09 the consumer stated the fuel rail sensor is bad and his vehicle should have been included in the recall. Updated 11/05/09/.

- Burley, ID, USA

problem #15

Oct 132008

S60

  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle shut off without warning. The contact was able to safely maneuver the vehicle to the shoulder of the road. The vehicle was able to be restarted and was repaired according to NHTSA campaign id number 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling) in October of 2008. The failure has recently recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but they could not determine the cause of the recurrence. The vehicle is currently at the dealer and the mechanics are attempting to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer stated that no compensation would be provided because the vehicle was previously repaired according to a recall. The contact feels that the part that was replaced during the recall repair is failing. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 52,000 and current mileage was 80,000.

- Port Lucie, FL, USA

problem #14

Jul 022009

S60

  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. While driving approximately 25 mph, there was no response when the accelerator pedal was depressed. Suddenly, the engine stalled. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. Roadside assistance was called to the scene and the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for inspection. The technician started the engine, but was unable to duplicate the failures. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic on a separate occasion for identical failures and the contact was informed that the fuel pressure sensor failed. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling), although the failures were identical. The vehicle was repaired at the contact's expense. The failure and current mileages were 77,000.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #13

Jun 112009

S60

  • 116,000 miles
2004 Volvo S60, stalls /cuts-off while driving for no reason. Dealer unable to diagnosis problem.

- Knigtdale, NC, USA

problem #12

Apr 172007

S60

  • 64,450 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Volvo S60. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle began to decelerate and then stalled. The engine warning indicator illuminated on the instrument control panel. Five minutes after the failure occurred, the vehicle restarted itself. Two days later, the vehicle would not start. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 07V226000 (engine and engine cooling); therefore, they would not assume any responsibility for the repairs. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 64,450.

- Upper Malboro, MD, USA

problem #11

Jan 152009

(reported on)

S60

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2004 Volvo S60 may have a pressure sensor problem. Consumer states that there is no Volvo dealer in her area and needs help with finding one.

- Iowa City, IA, USA

problem #10

Jan 032009

S60

  • 80,550 miles
2004 Volvo S60 engine stalls without warning, error code of "fuel pressure sensor" indicated by check engine light/onboard diagnostics. Exact same problem is already part of NHTSA recall bulletin reference number(s): 07V226000 however, not all 2004 S60 VIN's are being covered. This is an extremely dangerous situation! sudden loss of engine power/stalling at highway speeds could easily result in a fatal accident for passengers and other motorists. Volvo needs to expand the recall/bulletin to include all 2004 Volvo S60 models!

- Versailles, KY, USA

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