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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Engine Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,034 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.

2001 Volvo XC70 engine problems

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2001 Volvo XC70 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 192005

XC70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles


The engine on our 2001 Volvo xc periodically begins to buck and then goes into limp home mode with the "reduced engine performance" error message displayed.

- Dunstable, MA, USA

problem #2

Nov 152002


  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
2001 Volvo XC70: Engine stopped running during normal operations driving down a divided highway. There were 4 separate incidents over about a an 18 month time period time from approximately Nov 2002 to May 2004. The car's engine needed to be turned off and the car placed in neutral, and then restarted. It would often take 2 - 3 attempts to get the car started. No accidents occurred, and it ended up just being an inconvenience, but only because there was never any traffic on the road. It was taken to the Volvo dealership twice. Inspected by the mechanics, but I was told that since the car was restarted that the codes had cleared so there was nothing that could be done. I would need to bring the car in while the problem occurred--an obvious problem since the car would not run, so I could not bring it in.

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 092004

XC70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,103 miles
On September 10, 2004, my Volvo xc-70 (2001) stalled without warning while I was driving 55 mph on 695 West in baltimore just before the exit for I-83N (exit 24). I was almost hit by a semi and several other cars. My car had to be towed and the electronic throttle body was replaced. However, on December 1, 2004, the same problem occurred when my car stalled at an intersection but we were able to restart it. The electronic throttle was repaired again.

- Millersville, MD, USA

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