hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,707 miles

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2005 Volvo V70 engine problems

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2005 Volvo V70 Owner Comments

problem #4

May 122015


  • 124,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Volvo V70. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the throttle body modulator failed. The vehicle was repaired but the failure continued to occur. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who diagnosed that the fuel sensor gauge failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 124,000.

- Port Townsend, WA, USA

problem #3

Sep 212005

V70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,719 miles
Since mid July, 05 car has had an intermittent stalling problem. When you stop, after the car is at operating temp. It will seek idle, run up to about 1,000 RPM & either drop to below 500 RPM or stall out. It does this on several makes of premium gas, mobil, shell, texico/amaco, and or marathon. It will restart easily and then does not lose idle again for some time. I had it checked by dealership, and they find the mass air sensor and throttle module are bad. Cost to cure is $1,500. I do not think a car with 64K miles should need this type of expense. I think a car that stalls in traffic without any warning is a hazard. I have contacted Volvo, and they are sorry but can do nothing about it at this time. They are replacing or making adjustment to cost in sweden at this time per "brickboard" the Volvo web site on throttle modules. I have asked for original parts, and will save them.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 152005

V70 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,045 miles
My car is a 2005 Volvo V70R purchased new in July 2005. Three weeks ago, with no warning, the car suddenly lost power, but kept running with great hesitation (I was driving at only 30 mph at the time). Towed to dealer and throttle sensor replaced under warranty. Yesterday (9/15), the same thing happened again, after only about 250 miles of driving. Car was towed to dealer again am I awaiting word. In both cases an error message "decreased engine performance" was displayed. There was no advance warning. In both cases, I was driving at about 30 mph on a secondary road. These 2 instances have caused me to lose confidence in the car, especially to drive on highway.

- Cheshire, CT, USA

problem #1

May 312005

V70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65 miles
The vehicle is a 2000 Volvo AWD cross country. The car while at highway speed decelerated abruptly and nearly caused a rear end impact on the back of my car. This also happened earlier on a vacation trip in May 2005. I was told by a friend and the dealership that sold us the car to us (new) that there was a class action suit for the reasons causing our problem regarding the atc computer /throttle control. Having spent over 1500 dollars for the repair it appears that the dealer will not reimburse us for the recall costs and also did not indicate or assure us that the cause of the problem would be taken care of by the repair. The car problems we experienced where described in an issue of Volvo club magazine.

- Golden, CO, USA

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