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Old 08-04-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
Tim Summers
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T Issues

I have several issues with my 2001 S60 2.4T. Some are minor annoyances to
which I have learned to adapt my driving; others are to be expected,
although perhaps not in the ways manifested; and a couple issues have
surfaced recently that have me concerned. I would appreciate comments or
suggestions related to any or all of these issues:

1. Front tires rub the wheel wells near maximum turning radius. I bought
the 17" wheel package that included wider tires, so I suspect that the car
isn't quite engineered for this option or that wide of a tire -- or is this
an issue with all of the tire options? I've adapted by anticipating a wider
turning radius as I maneuver the vehicle to avoid rubbing.

2. Car "slams" into gear if accelerating too soon coming out of a turn. It
doesn't happen every time, but I think I've identified several factors,
including temperature, duration of braking prior to the turn, and speed.
The symptom is that if I brake before a turn, ease up on the brake entering
the turn, then jump immediately to the accelerator, the car will sometimes
thud and shudder as it engages the appropriate gear. My understanding from
the manual is that to prolong clutch life, the car is taken out of gear when
braking (not sure what parameters are around this), so I have imagined that
too rapid of a transition from brake to accelerator under certain
circumstances is what is causing the car to slam into gear. I have found
that if I essentially roll through the turn, giving the car a second or two
between brake and accelerator, I do not encounter this issue. This has also
occurred several times when in creeping traffic, where I might be using
variable pressure on the brake pedal as I inch forward slowly. Does this
make sense, or have I created an elaborate fiction to explain away a defect?

3. Intermittent position light failure. This vehicle seems to be especially
hard on its bulbs. I imagined the intermittent nature of this problem was
due to a broken filament that managed to somehow reconnect, perhaps through
vibration, and becoming temporarily fused to complete the circuit. I had
one bulb that routinely would fail and heal itself, until it finally did
expire. The dealer replaced all of the bulbs. Perhaps two or three months
later, I had another couple failure/self-healing cycles -- and haven't had a
problem since!

4. Door locks do not always engage. This has been an intermittent problem
with only the rear passenger side door. I first believed that maybe the
electronic motor failed, but after manually lifting and depressing the lock
plunger, it began again to respond to the key fob and cabin button. It has
stopped working on several other occasions, but manipulating the plunger a
few times will resume operation. I imagined it might be a lubrication
issue, but the plunger seems to move freely without binding.

5. Cruise Control intermittently disengages when set. I have become quite
adept at turning on the cruise control and setting the speed in one fluid
motion. One day, I set the cruise and the car began to slow down. I looked
and saw that the cruise control was not on. Furthermore, it could not be
turned on -- it was completely non-responsive. My first assumption was that
the cruise control assembly on the steering wheel had simply failed.
However, after turning the car off and restarting it, the cruise control was
active again. Since then, this failure occurs about 20 - 30% of the time,
but I have not been able to notice any patterns. It does, however, seem to
happen with less frequency if I wait 3-4 second after turning the cruise
control before setting it. What happens is that the cruise control
indicator will illuminate when cruise control is turned on; however, as soon
as I set the cruise speed, the indicator goes off and this sub-system is
dead, until resetting by turning the car off. I had it in to the dealer for
this problem, and they indicated that the computer did not log any events
when this happens.

6. Engine System Service Required indicator; rough idle; stall on restart.
As described here, this problem appears to be directly related to the cruise
control issue noted above, as the timing was spot on with attempting to set
the cruise control. The situation occurred today and began as noted above:
I turned on the cruise and set it. However, for the first time, just as the
cruise control disengaged and failed, I immediately got the message Engine
System Service Required. I was on the interstate at the time, and noted no
problems with the performance of the vehicle. Engine temperature was
nominal and no other indicators suggested problems involving oil pressure,
voltage, etc. No problems were detected until I left the interstate and
came to about my 4th stop on secondary roads. At that point, the engine
started to idle very roughly and I feared it would stall. Disengaging the
A/C allowed the idle to stabilize and I continued on to my final
destination. When I arrived and turned off the car, I full well expected
the problem to disappear as readily as the cruise control issue has after
being reset. However, it did not. The car starts with the Engine System
Service Required, it idles rough, and even with the A/C disengaged, the
engine stalls at idle.

-----

Tim Summers


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Old 08-05-2005, 07:01   #2 (permalink)
Mike F
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Re: 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T Issues

Tim Summers wrote:
>
> I have several issues with my 2001 S60 2.4T. Some are minor annoyances to
> which I have learned to adapt my driving; others are to be expected,
> although perhaps not in the ways manifested; and a couple issues have
> surfaced recently that have me concerned. I would appreciate comments or
> suggestions related to any or all of these issues:
>
> 1. Front tires rub the wheel wells near maximum turning radius. I bought
> the 17" wheel package that included wider tires, so I suspect that the car
> isn't quite engineered for this option or that wide of a tire -- or is this
> an issue with all of the tire options? I've adapted by anticipating a wider
> turning radius as I maneuver the vehicle to avoid rubbing.
>
> 2. Car "slams" into gear if accelerating too soon coming out of a turn. It
> doesn't happen every time, but I think I've identified several factors,
> including temperature, duration of braking prior to the turn, and speed.
> The symptom is that if I brake before a turn, ease up on the brake entering
> the turn, then jump immediately to the accelerator, the car will sometimes
> thud and shudder as it engages the appropriate gear. My understanding from
> the manual is that to prolong clutch life, the car is taken out of gear when
> braking (not sure what parameters are around this), so I have imagined that
> too rapid of a transition from brake to accelerator under certain
> circumstances is what is causing the car to slam into gear. I have found
> that if I essentially roll through the turn, giving the car a second or two
> between brake and accelerator, I do not encounter this issue. This has also
> occurred several times when in creeping traffic, where I might be using
> variable pressure on the brake pedal as I inch forward slowly. Does this
> make sense, or have I created an elaborate fiction to explain away a defect?
>
> 3. Intermittent position light failure. This vehicle seems to be especially
> hard on its bulbs. I imagined the intermittent nature of this problem was
> due to a broken filament that managed to somehow reconnect, perhaps through
> vibration, and becoming temporarily fused to complete the circuit. I had
> one bulb that routinely would fail and heal itself, until it finally did
> expire. The dealer replaced all of the bulbs. Perhaps two or three months
> later, I had another couple failure/self-healing cycles -- and haven't had a
> problem since!
>
> 4. Door locks do not always engage. This has been an intermittent problem
> with only the rear passenger side door. I first believed that maybe the
> electronic motor failed, but after manually lifting and depressing the lock
> plunger, it began again to respond to the key fob and cabin button. It has
> stopped working on several other occasions, but manipulating the plunger a
> few times will resume operation. I imagined it might be a lubrication
> issue, but the plunger seems to move freely without binding.
>
> 5. Cruise Control intermittently disengages when set. I have become quite
> adept at turning on the cruise control and setting the speed in one fluid
> motion. One day, I set the cruise and the car began to slow down. I looked
> and saw that the cruise control was not on. Furthermore, it could not be
> turned on -- it was completely non-responsive. My first assumption was that
> the cruise control assembly on the steering wheel had simply failed.
> However, after turning the car off and restarting it, the cruise control was
> active again. Since then, this failure occurs about 20 - 30% of the time,
> but I have not been able to notice any patterns. It does, however, seem to
> happen with less frequency if I wait 3-4 second after turning the cruise
> control before setting it. What happens is that the cruise control
> indicator will illuminate when cruise control is turned on; however, as soon
> as I set the cruise speed, the indicator goes off and this sub-system is
> dead, until resetting by turning the car off. I had it in to the dealer for
> this problem, and they indicated that the computer did not log any events
> when this happens.
>
> 6. Engine System Service Required indicator; rough idle; stall on restart.
> As described here, this problem appears to be directly related to the cruise
> control issue noted above, as the timing was spot on with attempting to set
> the cruise control. The situation occurred today and began as noted above:
> I turned on the cruise and set it. However, for the first time, just as the
> cruise control disengaged and failed, I immediately got the message Engine
> System Service Required. I was on the interstate at the time, and noted no
> problems with the performance of the vehicle. Engine temperature was
> nominal and no other indicators suggested problems involving oil pressure,
> voltage, etc. No problems were detected until I left the interstate and
> came to about my 4th stop on secondary roads. At that point, the engine
> started to idle very roughly and I feared it would stall. Disengaging the
> A/C allowed the idle to stabilize and I continued on to my final
> destination. When I arrived and turned off the car, I full well expected
> the problem to disappear as readily as the cruise control issue has after
> being reset. However, it did not. The car starts with the Engine System
> Service Required, it idles rough, and even with the A/C disengaged, the
> engine stalls at idle.
>
> -----
>
> Tim Summers


1. This is fairly normal on a lot of cars as car makers try to jam the
biggest tires (for style) into the smallest wheel wells (for interior
room). Even my 98s with only 205/55R16s have this problem. The rubbing
is minor, so I don't worry about it.

2. There is probably a software download for this problem.

3. Volvos are notorious for this problems. The bulb failure relays
have shunts that the computer uses to measure current into the bulbs.
These can cause problems in addition to the bulbs.

4. The P2 platform Volvos (S80, new style V70, S60) very commonly have
this problem. Replacing the offending door lock is the cure.

5&6. Symptoms of a failing electronic throttle module. When the
computer detects a problem with the throttle module, then the cruise is
disabled (since it uses the throttle module). This is very common on
all 1999-2001 Volvos.
http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/050801/volvo...tion.html?.v=2

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Old 08-07-2005, 10:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T Issues

In article <qpvIe.223182$_o.30110@attbi_s71>, tcsummers@insightbb.com
says...
> I have several issues with my 2001 S60 2.4T. Some are minor annoyances to
> which I have learned to adapt my driving; others are to be expected,
> although perhaps not in the ways manifested; and a couple issues have
> surfaced recently that have me concerned. I would appreciate comments or
> suggestions related to any or all of these issues:


First of all, may I say that you are definitely NOT alone. We have had
very similar and painful experiences with our 2001 V70 2,4T. Most of the
issues have been sorted, and may I add with a great deal of negotiating
with several instances in Volvo organisation.

Some of the issues are still being disputed and I will not go into the
details at this point, since I'm expecting still some compensation...

> 1. Front tires rub the wheel wells near maximum turning radius...


No idea.

> 2. Car "slams" into gear if accelerating too soon coming out of a turn...


Again, this one didn't concern us.

> 3. Intermittent position light failure. This vehicle seems to be especially
> hard on its bulbs...


Had to replace a few, but we wouldn't call this a problem. Not yet :)

> 4. Door locks do not always engage. This has been an intermittent problem
> with only the rear passenger side door. I first believed that maybe the
> electronic motor failed, but after manually lifting and depressing the lock
> plunger, it began again to respond to the key fob and cabin button. It has
> stopped working on several other occasions, but manipulating the plunger a
> few times will resume operation. I imagined it might be a lubrication
> issue, but the plunger seems to move freely without binding.


Like I have written here earlier, we had a software bug, which caused
all kinds of malfunctions at the rear end of the car. Doors being a real
pain in the ass. Ever since the software update, everything has been
100% ok.

> 5. Cruise Control intermittently disengages when set. I have become quite
> adept at turning on the cruise control and setting the speed in one fluid
> motion. One day, I set the cruise and the car began to slow down. I looked
> and saw that the cruise control was not on. Furthermore, it could not be
> turned on -- it was completely non-responsive. My first assumption was that
> the cruise control assembly on the steering wheel had simply failed.
> However, after turning the car off and restarting it, the cruise control was
> active again. Since then, this failure occurs about 20 - 30% of the time,
> but I have not been able to notice any patterns. It does, however, seem to
> happen with less frequency if I wait 3-4 second after turning the cruise
> control before setting it. What happens is that the cruise control
> indicator will illuminate when cruise control is turned on; however, as soon
> as I set the cruise speed, the indicator goes off and this sub-system is
> dead, until resetting by turning the car off. I had it in to the dealer for
> this problem, and they indicated that the computer did not log any events
> when this happens.


Had this one VERY recently. Cruise control disengages, because it is
programmed to do so, when there is another severe problem in your car.
It's a safety measure. In our car, we had to replace (sorry, but English
is not my mother tongue and thus I'm not 100% sure of all the technical
vocabulary) "what used to be a carburretor". I guess it translates
something like a "valvebox" or something like that. Cost around 660
euros in Finland.

FURTHERMORE, we had to replave an airmass detector (350 euros), since it
was giving weird feedback to the computer, thus engine running was far
from being optimal. We calculated that the car had consumed well over
1000 liters more fuel during its 4 years or only 45000 kms. Think about
that. After replacing both of these components, the consumption went
down almost 2 liters per 100 kms. If you use gallons, miles etc. please
calculate these by yourself.

Goes without saying that this was very expensive service we had about
two weeks ago. The process is still up in the air and we are still
waiting for compensation from Volvo, since these kinds of components
should last longer. At least that's our view.

> 6. Engine System Service Required indicator; rough idle; stall on restart..
> As described here, this problem appears to be directly related to the cruise
> control issue noted above, as the timing was spot on with attempting to set
> the cruise control. The situation occurred today and began as noted above:
> I turned on the cruise and set it. However, for the first time, just as the
> cruise control disengaged and failed, I immediately got the message Engine
> System Service Required. I was on the interstate at the time, and noted no
> problems with the performance of the vehicle. Engine temperature was
> nominal and no other indicators suggested problems involving oil pressure,
> voltage, etc. No problems were detected until I left the interstate and
> came to about my 4th stop on secondary roads. At that point, the engine
> started to idle very roughly and I feared it would stall. Disengaging the
> A/C allowed the idle to stabilize and I continued on to my final
> destination. When I arrived and turned off the car, I full well expected
> the problem to disappear as readily as the cruise control issue has after
> being reset. However, it did not. The car starts with the Engine System
> Service Required, it idles rough, and even with the A/C disengaged, the
> engine stalls at idle.


We had similar experiences while doing "the Ultimate Midsummer Tour in
Southern Germany" this summer. All I can say now, is that this had to do
with faulty airmass detector or "valvebox".

On top of everything else, we also experinced a broken gearbox!!!!
Believe it or not, but it had to be replaced just after mentioned 45000
kms. First the oil inside the box burned completely, but the pro staff
in Volvo Finland was able to give some first aid by washing it by oil.
It's bloody expensive and after 12 liters the bill was over 240 euros
only for the oil!

700 kms later the whole box just let go, and it obviously had to be
replaced. Here's the good part: Volvo paid the box (3400 euros) and we
paid the labour and enother set of oil - 598 euros. If it wasn't a known
problem, I would very much doubt that they would have compensated it
fully. I also do not believe in shouting and pointing firngers, but a
constructive negotiation, so I guess my tactics worked here

As you can see, there were all kinds of problems. Three major ones at
the same time, and luckily they are all sorted out now. Thanks for the
super nice and great staff at Volvo Finland, who worked overtime to fix
our car. By the way, according to them, our car was "in extremely bad
condition" when it arrived at their garage first time. That's pretty
honest and I do appreciate their comments.

All in all, I would advice you to take your car into an authorized Volvo
dealer and tell them to get to the bottom of your problems. I bet 100
bucks that you have two similar components replaced in your car.

First they may say that there's nothing wrong. Happened to us, too,
since the garage's computer didn't indicate ANY FAULTS what so ever,
when connected. Luckily there was this head of all gurus, who knew how
to use brains and he found all the faults.

Good luck and please give us posted, what happened to you. I'm dying to
learn more about these V70s/S60s etc. and ESPECIALLY yearmodels 2001!!

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Kytis

"Isän tärkein tehtävä on kasvattaa tyttärensä niin,
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Old 08-07-2005, 10:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T Issues

Tim Summers wrote:
> I have several issues with my 2001 S60 2.4T. Some are minor annoyances to
> which I have learned to adapt my driving; others are to be expected,
> although perhaps not in the ways manifested; and a couple issues have
> surfaced recently that have me concerned. I would appreciate comments or
> suggestions related to any or all of these issues:
>
> 1. Front tires rub the wheel wells near maximum turning radius. I bought
> the 17" wheel package that included wider tires, so I suspect that the car
> isn't quite engineered for this option or that wide of a tire -- or is this
> an issue with all of the tire options? I've adapted by anticipating a wider
> turning radius as I maneuver the vehicle to avoid rubbing.
>
> 2. Car "slams" into gear if accelerating too soon coming out of a turn. It
> doesn't happen every time, but I think I've identified several factors,
> including temperature, duration of braking prior to the turn, and speed.
> The symptom is that if I brake before a turn, ease up on the brake entering
> the turn, then jump immediately to the accelerator, the car will sometimes
> thud and shudder as it engages the appropriate gear. My understanding from
> the manual is that to prolong clutch life, the car is taken out of gear when
> braking (not sure what parameters are around this), so I have imagined that
> too rapid of a transition from brake to accelerator under certain
> circumstances is what is causing the car to slam into gear. I have found
> that if I essentially roll through the turn, giving the car a second or two
> between brake and accelerator, I do not encounter this issue. This has also
> occurred several times when in creeping traffic, where I might be using
> variable pressure on the brake pedal as I inch forward slowly. Does this
> make sense, or have I created an elaborate fiction to explain away a defect?
>
> 3. Intermittent position light failure. This vehicle seems to be especially
> hard on its bulbs. I imagined the intermittent nature of this problem was
> due to a broken filament that managed to somehow reconnect, perhaps through
> vibration, and becoming temporarily fused to complete the circuit. I had
> one bulb that routinely would fail and heal itself, until it finally did
> expire. The dealer replaced all of the bulbs. Perhaps two or three months
> later, I had another couple failure/self-healing cycles -- and haven't had a
> problem since!
>
> 4. Door locks do not always engage. This has been an intermittent problem
> with only the rear passenger side door. I first believed that maybe the
> electronic motor failed, but after manually lifting and depressing the lock
> plunger, it began again to respond to the key fob and cabin button. It has
> stopped working on several other occasions, but manipulating the plunger a
> few times will resume operation. I imagined it might be a lubrication
> issue, but the plunger seems to move freely without binding.
>
> 5. Cruise Control intermittently disengages when set. I have become quite
> adept at turning on the cruise control and setting the speed in one fluid
> motion. One day, I set the cruise and the car began to slow down. I looked
> and saw that the cruise control was not on. Furthermore, it could not be
> turned on -- it was completely non-responsive. My first assumption was that
> the cruise control assembly on the steering wheel had simply failed.
> However, after turning the car off and restarting it, the cruise control was
> active again. Since then, this failure occurs about 20 - 30% of the time,
> but I have not been able to notice any patterns. It does, however, seem to
> happen with less frequency if I wait 3-4 second after turning the cruise
> control before setting it. What happens is that the cruise control
> indicator will illuminate when cruise control is turned on; however, as soon
> as I set the cruise speed, the indicator goes off and this sub-system is
> dead, until resetting by turning the car off. I had it in to the dealer for
> this problem, and they indicated that the computer did not log any events
> when this happens.
>
> 6. Engine System Service Required indicator; rough idle; stall on restart.
> As described here, this problem appears to be directly related to the cruise
> control issue noted above, as the timing was spot on with attempting to set
> the cruise control. The situation occurred today and began as noted above:
> I turned on the cruise and set it. However, for the first time, just as the
> cruise control disengaged and failed, I immediately got the message Engine
> System Service Required. I was on the interstate at the time, and noted no
> problems with the performance of the vehicle. Engine temperature was
> nominal and no other indicators suggested problems involving oil pressure,
> voltage, etc. No problems were detected until I left the interstate and
> came to about my 4th stop on secondary roads. At that point, the engine
> started to idle very roughly and I feared it would stall. Disengaging the
> A/C allowed the idle to stabilize and I continued on to my final
> destination. When I arrived and turned off the car, I full well expected
> the problem to disappear as readily as the cruise control issue has after
> being reset. However, it did not. The car starts with the Engine System
> Service Required, it idles rough, and even with the A/C disengaged, the
> engine stalls at idle.
>
> -----
>
> Tim Summers
>
>

1:) There is a limiter kit that can be installed to correct the rubbing
2:) Software upgrades for the ECM & TCM
3:) Normal bulbs going out
4:) The door lock is @ fault & need to be replaced
5:) most likely due to your next complaint the pedal position sensor is
@ fault codes ECM 9400 & BCM 0103
6:) There are codes stored in many of your cars control units that will
determine the exact cause of your complaint
7:) If your car is still under warranty return to your local Volvo
dealer & have them find out what is going on

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Is for the New York City Firemen who lost their lives on September 11,2001.
The official count is 343, but there was also a volunteer who lost his life
aiding in the initial rescue efforts. And I will never forget them as
long as I live,
nor should any American.
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Old 08-07-2005, 14:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T Issues

"Kytis" wrote:

"...(sorry, but English is not my mother tongue and thus I'm not 100% sure
of all the technical vocabulary)..."


I would never have guessed that you weren't a native English speaker. Most
people in the US can't write that well.

I think the term you were trying to recall is "throttle body." Or maybe
"throttle control module."

We've had problems with our '01 S60 2.4T, most of which were dealt with
under warranty. I have to admit the list in this thread seems somewhat worse
than ours. The continuing question: Why should owners of a car as expensive
as the S60/V70 have so many problems that buyers of much less expensive (but
nearly as complex) Hondas and Toyotas do not experience? Why can't Volvo
"get their act together"?

Let's hope all the fixes we've had to pay for so far have taken care of the
major problems and we have many trouble-free miles ahead!


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Old 08-08-2005, 02:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T Issues

In article <42F633C7.2090306@hotmail.net>, Glenn@hotmail.net says...


> 6:) There are codes stored in many of your cars control units that will
> determine the exact cause of your complaint


Believe it or not, but there were absolutely no codes stored in our car,
when the computer clearly indicated "transmission, service immediately".
Luckily this guru of gurus used his head and found what was wrong.

A man should not always trust simply on computers... :o)

> 7:) If your car is still under warranty return to your local Volvo
> dealer & have them find out what is going on


And if not, good luck. Apparently there are quite a few teething
problems in 2001 V70s, but it's a completely different ball game to have
Volvo confess them. Of course, if there are too many complaints, they
will do a recall on certain components, as they did with the engine fan.
Which by the way failed us, as well!

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"Isän tärkein tehtävä on kasvattaa tyttärensä niin,
ettei hän huoli paskaa jätkää miehekseen" J.Sarasvuo
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Old 08-08-2005, 08:02   #7 (permalink)
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In article <5euJe.77159$ro.56827@fed1read02>, whelply@cox.net says...

> I would never have guessed that you weren't a native English speaker. Most
> people in the US can't write that well.


Thanks for your kinds words :o)

> I think the term you were trying to recall is "throttle body." Or maybe
> "throttle control module."


After re-checking the invoice, the component I so desperately tried to
translate is in deed ETM, Electronic Throttle Module.

> We've had problems with our '01 S60 2.4T, most of which were dealt with
> under warranty. I have to admit the list in this thread seems somewhat worse
> than ours. The continuing question: Why should owners of a car as expensive
> as the S60/V70 have so many problems that buyers of much less expensive (but
> nearly as complex) Hondas and Toyotas do not experience? Why can't Volvo
> "get their act together"?


That really is an important question, and we have been using this
sentence in our negotiations with Volvo. I would understand all the
failures and malfunctions if we bought a Lada or some other piece of
s**t, but not when we invest 50000 euros in a brand new V70 2,4T.

> Let's hope all the fixes we've had to pay for so far have taken care of the
> major problems and we have many trouble-free miles ahead!


And then comes the new improved version or the next generation of cars
with their own set of problems. And we end-users are once again the
ones, who have to find all these teething problems in a hard way.
Unfortunately this seems to be the trend of modern era, but let's keep
in mind, that all brands have their own similar hiccups.

Opel comes first in my mind with their camshaft belt replacement every
30,000 kms. Initially it was supposed to last 60,000 kms (which is not
much, when you compare the competitors) and then after they started to
break in masses, the recommendation was to change it every 30,000 km.
Guess if customers got pissed off and Opel lost the court case. At least
this happened in Finland. Don't know if people in other countries pushed
the dealer this far...
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Old 08-08-2005, 12:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T Issues

Since there is currently an investigation by the NHTSA into volvo's
problems with the electronic throttle module (which coiuld potentially
result in a recall), everybody with these problems should make sure to
report them to the NHTSA, either by using the form at
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/, or by calling 1-888-DASH-2-DOT
(1-888-327-4236).

Good luck,
Wes

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Old 08-08-2005, 12:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T Issues

In article <1123525253.786255.63700@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
wpegden@hotpop.com says...
> Since there is currently an investigation by the NHTSA into volvo's
> problems with the electronic throttle module (which coiuld potentially
> result in a recall), everybody with these problems should make sure to
> report them to the NHTSA, either by using the form at
> http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/, or by calling 1-888-DASH-2-DOT
> (1-888-327-4236).
>
> Good luck,
> Wes


Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I just emailed a long and detailed reclamation report to my dealer and
after reading your post, I added that info as well. Let's see what the
ourcome will be.

Cheers mate!
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Old 08-08-2005, 21:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 Volvo S60 2.4T Issues

"Kytis" <suomi.rules@world.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.1d6171d1e6e49048989774@news.tiscali.de...

>> Let's hope all the fixes we've had to pay for so far have taken care of
>> the
>> major problems and we have many trouble-free miles ahead!


> Unfortunately this seems to be the trend of modern era, but let's keep
> in mind, that all brands have their own similar hiccups...


Respectfully, I have to disagree. In my personal experience, taking into
account the last eight (8) cars I've had, the Japanese brands are much more
reliable. While not perfect, Japanese brands generally do NOT "have their
own similar hiccups." I believe consumer data (e.g., Consumer Reports
magazine here, as well as the J. D. Powers Initial Quality Survey, and
others) will confirm this. We have never had such a troublesome car as this
S60.

Now, yes, I know the complaint that Japanesse cars have no "soul" (whatever
that really means). While it's no Porsche or Jaguar, my current enthusiasm
(I rarely drive the Volvo, my wife's car) is my '04 Subaru Forester 2.5XT.
Almost 30,000 absolutely trouble-free miles, over nearly two years. And with
210 HP (word on the street is that it's more like 230 on a dyno), it really
goes, handles very well for a small SUV, rides decently, and has "5 stars"
for both front and side impacts. Why can't I buy a Volvo like that?! True,
the V50 is very close in mechanical specs. Now, if they just solve the
reliability issues...

HW


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