2008 Volvo S60 engine NHTSA complaints: Vehicle Speed Control

NHTSA — Vehicle Speed Control Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,475 miles

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2008 Volvo S60 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 302014


  • 123,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Volvo S60. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. After restarting the engine the vehicle operated normally. The vehicle stalled a second time while the contact was sitting at a traffic stop. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the motor throttle was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 123,000.

- Conley , GA, USA

problem #3

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

problem #2

Oct 192010


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Volvo S60. When the vehicle stopped with the contacts foot on the brake pedal, the vehicle surged forward, resulting in a crash. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure occurred three times, resulting in a minor crash on one occasion, which a police report was filed. No injuries were reported. The failure and current mileages were 22,000.

- Chapel Hill, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 312010


  • 30,000 miles
I have a 2008 Volvo S60 2.5 car. The driver's floor mat has two clips in the floor to secure it, but will not remain in place. It has come loose multiple times and slides under the gas pedal. I notice it only when I have difficulty/am unable to depress the gas pedal. I brought this to the attention of my deal Volvo of calabasas in late March 2010. They stated that the clips were properly installed. Almost immediately thereafter the driver's floor mat again came loose and again became lodged under the gas pedal, preventing it from operating properly. If the retention clips are properly installed, then I am concerned that the design may be defective. No injury or accident has occurred, but I want the NHTSA to be aware of this potential issue.

- Calabasas, CA, USA

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