hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
137,667 miles

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2004 Volvo S80 engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Volvo S80 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 222015


  • 125,000 miles


Car began overheating and eventually overheated and ruined engine later mechanic discovered thermostat wasnt working properly so no indication as to vehicle tempurature. Car was on freeway and stopped coming off freeway. Head gasket blew also as well as bad transmission

- Buena Park, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 222015

S80 5-cyl

  • 123,000 miles
Vehicle has been hesitant, sputtering and surging when stopped or increasing speed. When stopped the vehicle surges and moves. This can be very dangerous, as we can hit a vehicle in front of us. The ETM has been cleaned by collins auto in SC. They told us that it needed to be replaced with a few thousand miles. There is build up in the throttle body and this is due to the oil change interval (7500 miles) which is recommended by Volvo. This is a safety issue and a part defect which Volvo should fix and replace at their cost.

- Clover, SC, USA

problem #1

Mar 012014


  • 165,000 miles
Broken key can cause vehicle key switch to turn off unexpectedly while driving. The following is my interaction with Volvo, I have heard nothing from them since March. Advise how and I will send you a picture of this condition. Customercare web form - 3/19/2014 7:08 pm response by email ([xxx]) (03/20/2014 09:09 am) dear dick, thank you for your email. Your comments have been documented and I forwarded to our headquarters in sweden. Of course there's no telling what will be done with this information, but I thank you for taking the time to write. [xxx] Volvo customer care 1-800-458-1552 X [xxx] auto-response by (administrator) (03/19/2014 08:08 pm) thank you for contacting Volvo cars of North America's customer care center. Our team is looking into your email right now and will respond to you within 24 hours. If you would prefer to speak to a Volvo representative, please call us during our regular business hours listed below. Please refer to this id#140319-000156. This will help us quickly locate and review your correspondence. Customer by css web ([xxx]) (03/19/2014 08:08 pm) after this vehicle's engine shut off several times while zipping along the interstate I resolved to figure out why and found the following condition would cause it to do so. I have a number of keys on the keyring and the spring which normally holds the key out straight from its holder is broken. When the key/holder is inserted back side up and then rotated to the run position the body of the holder eventually folds half way in against the column, with the other keys on the ring pulling it downwards. After enough bumps in the road the downward force rotates the key out of the run position. If the key/holder is inserted buttons side up this does not occur. Thought you'd like to know about this scenario before the GM litigators get wind of it. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Marion, CT, USA

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