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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,300 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Volvo S80 engine problems

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2002 Volvo S80 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 142009


  • 105,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S80 T6. While driving various lower speeds to include approximately 10 mph, there was hesitation and the vehicle surged forward. The dealer stated that there were no recalls or warranties. The computer diagnosis did not list any failure codes. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 105000 and the current mileage was 106000.

- Lake Wylie , SC, USA

problem #1

Jan 182008

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,600 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Volvo S80. While driving 65 mph, the throttle control and PCV components failed and would not perform correctly. The contact took his vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the throttle control and PCV may have been clogged. The failure could result in serious injury or death. The dealer did not state which one was the cause of the failure. The manufacturer has not been notified. The failure and current mileages were 47,600.

- Netherwood, NJ, USA

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