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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,911 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Volvo S80 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Volvo S80 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Jun 292005

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,992 miles


I own a 2001 S80 Volvo. I was driving on route 78 when my car lost power. It dropped from 70 miles to 10 miles. I called Volvo and they said to bring it in. On my way I was trying to keep the car from stalling out and therefore was given a ticket for speeding. They replaced the electronic throttle control which cost me $951. I recently heard about the government checking into this on tv. Thank you for your help.

- Pittstown, NJ, USA

problem #8

Jun 102005

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,208 miles
Sputtering and stalling of 2001 Volvo S80 T-6 at low speeds. In June, Volvo authorized dealer replaced two oxygen sensors (based on their best guess). Car operated satisfactorily for 60 days; now experiencing sputtering and stalling again.

- Prior Lake, MN, USA

problem #7

Aug 012004

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
Throttle control failure. Speed reduced, info screen showed reduced performance. After sitting for an hour, car started and was driven to dealer who replaced throttle control mechanism. No further failures have occurred. This complaint is already on file from other vehicle owners.

- Newington, CT, USA

problem #6

Jul 282005

S80 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,141 miles


2001 Volvo S80 4 door sedan. Engine stalling with no warning. Restart but shut-off again. Mileage on second occurrence 71141 on 7/28/05 at a cost of approx. $1500. Mileage on first occurrence 50348 on 12/19/04, covered under warranty. Both times electronic throttle control module was diagnosed.

- Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

problem #5

May 162005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
2001 Volvo S80. The consumer stated that there was an investigation on her vehicle. While driving 40 mph car stalled, this was the second time this happened. The first time was in may and the mechanic said it was a computer glitz. I had the car towed into the dealer, and they it was the electronic throttle module. This was repaired at the cost was $902.09. Icalled the dealership and they knew nothing about this investigation. But did get this information off the internet.

- Altamonte Springs, FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 242004


  • miles
2001 Volvo S80 series developed problems with the steering and the braking system.** answer required***. while exiting a parking lot, the vehicle ceased to operate. The vehicle towed and the consumer was assured the problem had been resolved, however 8 months later the incident happened again. The consumer had several electrical repairs done on the vehicle, such as the interior lights, the power windows, the battery was defective which had to be replaced twice, the alarm would go off for no reason, the head light bulbs and tail light bulbs were replaced. The key would not turn in the ignition, the engine light illuminated, there was a front suspension noise when going over bumps. There was a power steering leak due to a loose hose clamp. The parking brake needed to be adjusted, it did not hold on an incline.

- Potomac, MD, USA

problem #3

Feb 022005

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,225 miles


Cabin temperature sensor failed. The climate control system in my 2001 Volvo S80 began attempting to strongly cool the cabin on a cold day. Dealer informed us that the sensor that detects the temperature in the cabin had failed and was reading 100 degrees in the cabin causing the climate control to attempt to cool the cabin. The part was not covered by the extended warranty. (60K on vehicle)

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 272001

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Manufacturing defect, poor to zero reception on am radio. The problem existed since the beginning purchased car new from dealer. The dealer refused to repair at no cost.

- Campbell, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 192003

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,000 miles
Electronic throttle on 2001 Volvo S80 failed as I attempted to pass someone. Engine was programmed to shut down completely. I was left speeding down the freeway at 70mph without steering!

- Wall, NJ, USA

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