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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling Problems


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,240 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

engine problem

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2001 Volvo XC70 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 222006

XC70 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,000 miles


2001 Volvo xc 93K miles [xxx] ETM issues. Vehicle has problems with the electronic throttle module. After about 5 miles driving the vehicle does not idle and stalls at intersections or on highway when foot is taken off the throttle. Also goes into limp mode sometimes with reduced performance. Only sets temporary code not permanent. Safety hazard. Updated 07/16/2012 information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Larkspur, CO, USA

problem #1

Sep 112005

XC70 5-cyl

  • 77,480 miles
Suspect failure of electronic throttle control module. Vehicle stalls without warning and does not always restart until vehicle cools. A foreign car service technician looked at the problem and informed me that the current electronic throttle control was not functioning in his opinion. On 9/13/05 I called Volvo service representative B.J. alger at don beyer Volvo, dulles, Virginia who advised me to bring it N for repair immediately. Alger said the problem is under investigation by NHTSA and that Volvo North America would reimburse my payment for the repair if the investigation resulted in a recall. Alger estimated the repair at $1,200.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

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