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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,000 miles

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2001 Volvo S80 engine problems

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2001 Volvo S80 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 232005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles


On July 23 while driving on interstate at 75 mph the owner noticed the performance reduced light"came on. The cruise control shut off by itself. Then owner pushed the gas, there was a feeling of loss of power. Then, the owner got off on the nearest exit. Stopped for a second, an D the car seemed sluugish.the owner continued on the trip and shut the car off. When the car was turned back on the owner noticed the performance reduced light went off. The owner took it to a mechanic who said that since the light wasn't on the computer would not find the code. The mechanic said go ahead and drive it since no warning lights were showing right now. Then on August 9 while going 75 mph. The "performance reduced light" came on and at the same the time cruise control went off and would not come back on.there was a feeling of loss of power. The owner took it direclty to the mechanic who advised the car was showing a code indicating a problem with the electronic throttle module. So the owner will take the car to the dealership tomorrow. The owner called the dealerhsip who advised that there was no recall and the owner should just bring in the car for inspection. The owner called Volvo and they have advised that they are not helping with the cost of repair becuase there is no recall.did the vehicle completely stall out and die or did it lose power and operate at a reduced speed" reduced speedif no crashes or injuries were there any near-misses caused by the problem" the owner says no near misses yet.the owner will take it to dealer tomorrow. Volvo has advised they will not help pay for repair.has the ETM has never been replaced.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

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