hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
510,000 miles

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2001 Volvo XC70 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Volvo XC70 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 132005

XC70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 510,000 miles


Recently while driving my elderly mother in my 2001 Volvo xc 70 from Oregon to California we had a very unpleasant experience that could have cost us our lives. All of a sudden we lost total power in 70+ mph traffic, had to sit on a very busy freeway for 2 hours in 100 degree heat (unable to run the air conditioner) unable to get out of the vehicle due to heavy truck traffic flying past us. My dear mother and I were finally rescued and towed to safety some 70 miles to the nearest Volvo dealer. There we were told that our ETM had failed. I am concerned about this very dangerous problem as I have now been told that the part that they replaced (a $1200 repair) is simply another of the same known faulty part. My ETM faild at only 50,000 miles and could have caused a major fatality. We were really lucky but what happens next time? from NHTSA web site.

- Medford, OR, USA

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