hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,608 miles

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2002 Volvo S60 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012009


  • 77,000 miles


Strong fuel smell, especially when standing beside the car. Dealership is unsure what the problem is, but mechanic noticed gas leaking above the tank. There are many people with the same or similar problems (see online Volvo forums), and a nationwide recall might be appropriate. I urge the Agency, and put it on notice, that failure to act might result in an accident that could be fatal.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #1

Apr 182007

S60 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,215 miles
While pulling out of a parking spot 2 months ago, the engine of my 2002 Volvo S60 2.4T w/37,500 miles, began sputtering, and when I got onto a major roadway, the car suddenly went into "limp" mode, whereby it went 5 miles per hour maximum. The sudden change in speed almost resulted in my car getting rear-ended. I took the car to the dealer, cherry hill Volvo in New Jersey, and they diagnosed the problem as pertaining to the electronic throttle module (ETM). The dealer said that the ETM needed to be cleaned, and they proceeded to clean it. A week ago, I found out that NHTSA 06V-441 was issued, which addresses this exact problem. However, I was told by Volvo that my car, since it's a turbo, was not included in the NHTSA list, but it should be.

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

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