hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,582 miles

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2001 Volvo S80 fuel system problems

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2001 Volvo S80 Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 272011


  • miles


The contact owns a 2001 Volvo S80. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V483000 (fuel system; gasoline; delivery; fuel pump) and was told that the vehicle could not be repaired under the recall because it had been ten years since the vehicle was manufactured. The recall was issued December 7, 2009. The contact had not experienced a failure. The current mileage was 65,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #5

Jan 212009


  • 71,000 miles
Upper strut bushings cracked front lower control arm bushings front link rods rear link rods flame trap box leaking oil this 2001 S80 Volvo is a piece of junk tried to have this Volvo work done per the extended warr ultimate I have a piece of junk.

- Eatonville, WA, USA

problem #4

Oct 182005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,988 miles
Week of 10/10/05 as traveling uphill, my car sputtered and loss power. After nearly being rear ended on the busy road, I was able to limb my car into a parking lot and turn off the engine. After a few minutes, I was able to restart my car and continue driving. Today, 10/18/05, as I was entering I-85, my car once again sputtered and stalled. The entrance ramp was downhill, so I was able to coast into the emergency lane as tractor trailers and cars whizzed by me. I restarted the car after a few minutes of being turned off. I went to a mechanic friend and he told me that it was probably the ETM and if it was not, it would be the next time the car breaks down. He could not repair it. He estimated the dealership would charge me $1200. He reported that he sees this at least once a month in Volvo. I took the car to the dealer. An hour and a half later, I was informed my ETM needed to be replaced and the cost would be $1150. I relunctantly agreed to the repair. I have researched the ETM problem over the internet and have learned that Volvo knew of this problem years before they sold the car to me. At a personal level, I had to pay for a defective part that Volvo has known it has a 94%-100% failure rate! at a much higher level, Volvo is risking people lives by not informing or voluntarily recalling this defective part. Cars stall unexpectively. I was fortunate that I was not on the interstate yet. Otherwise, the outcome could have been deadly.

- Greer, SC, USA

problem #3

Sep 232005

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,642 miles


I own a 2001 Volvo S 80. It died on the highway in the middle of busy rush hour traffic. Had it towed to Volvo and repaired. Need a new throttle body and mass air flow sensor. Very expensive repair and was told off the record that this part failure has been much more common than it should be. I am notifying you so that you will look into manner. Seems this should be a recall item. Thank you.

- Springfield, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 302005

S80 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,861 miles
2001 Volvo S80 sedan traveling at 70 mph on us 75 (limited access expressway) in dallas tx. Sudden loss of fuel supply caused the car to decelerate to 15 mph and would not respond to the accelerator. Managed to get car to the side of the road narrowly avoiding two collisions. Car was towed to the dealer where the throttle body was replaced at a cost of $1048. I reported the repair to Volvo cars of America and also gave the dealer service manager copies of complaints logged on the internet by owners experiencing the same problem. No response from either vcoa or the dealer.

- Mckinney, TX, USA

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problem #1

Apr 262005

S80 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
1.my wife has a 2001 Volvo S80 T6. The car just died on her at 65 mph on a major freeway. She was lucky to get it on the shoulder and was stranded. 2. the failure as stated by Volvo is the throtte module. 3. doing research I have found that this is major failure on Volvo and Volvo continues to deny the problem. There is alott of supporting articles and several class action law suits in the works. The dealer states it will cost $907 to fix. Still not fixed!!!!

- Mt. Holly, NC, USA

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