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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,500 miles

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2002 Volvo S80 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Volvo S80 Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 172011

S80 6-cyl

  • 79,000 miles


Car surges and hesitates when changing gears, it slows down and accelerates randomly when I push down on the gas. It sticks and won't let me change gears in manual mode and it struggles to change gears in automatic mode. This problem is dangerous, it will decelerate randomly when driving on the highway both with the cruise on and off.

- Murphy, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 302009


  • miles
Electronic throttle module failure in 2002 S80.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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