hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,500 miles

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2001 Volvo V70 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 072006

V70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,500 miles


2001 Volvo V70 surges while underway, surges and stalls at idle, goes into reduced performance mode (20 mph or less). Car runs normally when cold (up to 1 mile after starting in morning), then begins to surge and fail. Need to pull over to shoulder, stop engine for 3 minutes, and restart. If engine is stopped for less than 3 minutes, it restarts in 20 mph mode. This has happened daily for 2 weeks. Independent mechanic replaced ignition coil based on obd code, but problem recurred the next day. Have appointment with Volvo service department 11/22/06.

- Arnold, MD, USA

problem #2

May 212006

V70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
Surging, missing, skipping while idling in gear. It may surge, miss, skip while out of gear, but it is hard to detect. I have had the ETM software update and then they cleaned it. The dealer does not know what to do with it now and it is still happening. They have not yet done the Volvo campaign to replace faulty ETM's because the guidelines are strict. (someone has to die first, then they will replace it) this has been going on for over three months now.

- Mclean, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 162001


  • miles
While trying to make a left turn vehicle it stalled without warning. Indicator lights flashed across dash, and vehicle stalled. Contacted dealer, and couldn't find cause.

- Ambler, PA, USA

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