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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,000 miles

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2001 Volvo S80 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Volvo S80 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 152005

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles


The vehicle is a 2001 Volvo S80. The consumer's daughter was driving the vehicle in traffic when it stalled in the middle of the freeway. She was able to get the vehicle to restart but when she put the vehicle into drive it went backwards. When the consumer got there he tried to get it to go forward and it went backwards. They called for a tow truck to take it to the dealer. When the consumer took it to the dealer they told him that it was the throttle body- ETM that failed. This was because the banjo fitting had carbon build up. The throttle body is covered by warranty. And the cleaning of the banjo fitting is not. The consumer feels that it should be part of the manufactures preventive maintenance. When he contacted the manufacture they told him that he could not speak to the people there that decide what is covered as normal wear and tear. The vehicle has not been repaired as of yet, although he does intend to have it repaired.

- Oak Hill , VA, USA

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