really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37 miles

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2005 Volvo S60 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 102005

S60 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37 miles


Picked up my brand new 2005 (4 miles on odometer) Volvo S60 on June 9 at dealer. While driving to work the next am, and with 37 miles on the odometer, I approached an intersection. I braked normally and came to a stop. Without warning, the engine raced and the car drove into the intersection. My foot was still on the brake. I narrowly missed an on coming vehicle. I regained control and got the vehicle off the road. The car seemed to operate normally and I tried several stops and starts without problem. I continued towards work and about 5 miles later the same thing happened at another intersection. Without warning the engine raced (tach shot up) and the car took off on its own. I contacted Volvo and had the car towed away. Volvo later told me the main engine computer registered a fault code caused by a "loose wire". I asked for details and the fault code number but Volvo did not respond. The dealer claimed they fixed the problem. I request your help to resolve this dangerous situation. This car may be defective or there may be a systemic design or manufacture defect that endagers Volvo drivers. I am reminded of the Audi 5000 problem. My problem sounds the same.

- Wescosville, PA, USA

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