2008 Volvo S60 drivetrain NHTSA complaints: Power Train

NHTSA — Power Train Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,950 miles

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2008 Volvo S60 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 142014


  • 87,000 miles


My car seems to be stalling. I talked to several mechanics and they said it may be the throttle. The car seems to stall as I attempt to accelerate. After I continue to accelerate it does improve, but once I stop or need to reduce my speed as I begin to re-accelerate it seems sluggish. From my understanding this may be an issue with the throttle. I don't let my car idle unless I am stopped in traffic and don't accelerate forcefully. I will be taking it in for servicing soon as was told there was a throttle issue with the Volvo. I am just not sure if there has been a recall.

- Brandon, MS, USA

problem #1

Nov 062012

S60 5-cyl

  • 42,900 miles
On the above date I started my vehicle and put the vehicle in reverse to pull out of parking space. Immediately after releasing my foot from the brake and before touching the gas pedal, the car accelerated in reverse so fast that I bounced off a cement pole in the middle of the parking lot. The force was so great that the vehicle bounced three times before I was able to stop it which I did by applying the brake and being blocked by the pole. After I came to a stop I realized that it was in fact the pole that had stopped my car. I was also blocking the parking lot so I put my foot back on brake and put the car in drive to get out of way of other motorists and to assess damage to the rear of my vehicle. At this point, to my surprise, as I took my foot off the brake and before I could touch the accelerator, the vehicle did the same thing in drive as it had done in reverse and I went hurling toward a very busy four lane street. I applied foot brake and pulled emergency brake and was still not able to stop due to the force of acceleration. Thankfully I hit the cement parking marker and a divider which raised my car off ground so that the front wheels we in the air. Never once did my foot touch the accelerator of the vehicle nor was their anything else touching the accelerator.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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