As some of us may have heard, the NHTSA (National Highway and Traffic
Safety Administration) is currently investigating Volvo regarding the
electronic throttle module defects that have plagued the 99-01 models.
It is possible for the investigation to result in a recall.
However, despite the fact that this has been a chronic problem for MANY
volvo owners, the NHTSA has only received 136 complaints!! (One of
which involved an accident with 2 injuries.)
If you have had a problem with the electronic throttle module in your
volvo, report it to the the NHTSA, either by calling 1-888-327-4236, or
by using the form at this website: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/
If you know somebody that has had this problem, pass this information
on to them as well.
The problem can also be reported to Volvo at 1-800-458-1552, but
reporting it to the NHTSA is more urgent, I would say.