hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,487 miles

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2001 Volvo XC70 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Volvo XC70 Owner Comments

problem #1

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

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