hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,890 miles

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2006 Volvo S60 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2006 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 052013

S60 5-cyl

  • 89,436 miles


I have made a recent complaint regarding safety concerns with a faulty ETM (electronic throttle module) on my vehicle. I dropped it off at my local authorized dealer for Volvo and I did not tell them that the car produced an error code P2135 / ECM-9200 -- throttle position sensor --faulty signal, because I wanted to see what error codes they would pull off. It is my understand even if I reset the 'check engine' light the dealer is able to pull the codes of the computer. Well in this case the dealer called me today and advised me that no codes could be pulled but wanted to know if the person working on my car could take it home with him and take a reader. I said no, but I did not take my car there because I want something for free. I am beyond frustrated with the Volvo because of the faulty design. What will it take next time for me to be on the freeway and driving and the error to be displayed and cause me to drop my speed down and get into an accident? I fear that day will come someday if not me someone else.

- Des Moines , IA, USA

problem #2

Jun 182013

S60 5-cyl

  • 89,234 miles
ETM fails causing me to limp home or has erratic throttle behavior, had repaired basically they just stated it had to be cleaned but the injectors where fine. After spending over $600 dollars now they are stating I need to spend another $600 on the part to replace because the motor is causing it to fail. I am usually driving down the road and then a message will display ┐reduce engine performance causing me to go from 65 down to 40 miles per hour and I fear that one day it is going to cause and accident due to a mechanical failure on behalf of Volvo ETM fiasco. Volvo has known this is a faulty design because back in 1999 to 2002 there was a recall and they were issued a 10 year warranty or 200,000 mile warranty after repeat failures. I am filing a complaint based on safety concerns and demand a recall and based on the same issue ┐┐faulty design┐┐ and Volvo has known this continues to be a problem. 2006 seem to have a very high repair and this so happens to be one of those cars. Thanks!

- Des Moines , IA, USA

problem #1

Jul 282012


  • 76,000 miles
I was driving my 2006 Volvo S60 and the engine shut off without warning. The electrical system shut off and I was not even able to put the flashers on so that other drivers could know that there was a problem. I was able to pull the car to the side of the road (with difficulty since the power steering no longer worked) and put the car in park and restart it.

- Holland, PA, USA

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