hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,994 miles

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2001 Volvo XC70 exhaust system problems

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2001 Volvo XC70 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 092005

XC70 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,487 miles


Hello, the ETM (electronic throttle module) in our 2001 Volvo XC70 failed on my wife in the middle of heavy traffic on Colorado highway 83. She was in the middle lane of three and was traveling about 50 mph. The engine died completely and she had a hard time making it through traffic to the side of the road. She had to let traffic pass before doing so. She had to sit on the shoulder for about 15 minutes before the car would start again. I discussed the heavy failure rate of Volvo etms with mcdonald Volvo of denver, co and told them Volvo was recalling this part in sweden and that at least one class action suit was filed. They said that there was no recall nor would they perform a goodwill replacement. We had to replace it at a cost of $1,090.45. The mileage on our Volvo was 67,487. Do you have any more information regarding the safety issues and the unusually high failure rate of Volvo etms? my wife and I are concerned about our safety in our Volvo. Rurik lubinski.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #1

Jun 022005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,500 miles
Faulty electronic throttle module. I have only 61000 miles on my car and they had to replace this. On most cars this part has lifetime warranty or at least 70,000 miles. I was driving 70mph when my car started suddenly shaking, cruise control stopped working and I had to stop. Manual did not have anything about "performace reduced" error and I called the dealership. They told me that it's throittle and it needs to be replaced. $1200 later dealership is saying that this is not covered by warranty and they would not give me any breaks. I think this wrong for Volvo not to recognize tha there is a problem, extend the warranty, and recall all the bad parts.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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