Question about 2001 Volvo S60
Reported performance reduced, engine service required and engine service urgent warnings to dealer. during servicing they reported no faults found. 3 days later, performance reduced warning and limp mode again. however, after leaving the car 2 days, the message disappeared and the engine is idling properly.
i have read that this model was recalled due to a faulty electronic thottle module (causing the above) but it could also be dirty plugs or collapsed turbo vacuum pump. needless to say i have limited confidence in my dealer to sort this without a further large bill. any ideas?
I had exactly the same problem on my UK 2001 S60.
It was caused by the throttle control housing gaskets not being serviced properly and consequently the entire housing had to be replaced - not a cheap job -and a valuable lesson learned - use a reputable volvo specialist to service your volvo - I didn't and I learnt the hard why! only a volvo specilaist would have known about this I went to several other main street garages & none of them could even diagnose the problem let alone fix it. Although they did do numerous other things first before they gave up - ie replaced titanium spark plugs.
Before it stoppped running altogther and went into "limp home mode" there were tell-tale engine/throttle surges when the car was idle, but in gear.
It is now running "like new" & I will never get another garage to service it, as this could have been avoided - however they can also wear out after about 10years - so my bad services just made it happen sooner!
I hope this helps!
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
I have a 2000 s60 2.0t and got the software update due to the recall. it apparently was some kind of safety measure when a fault of some kind occurred but it nearly got someone killed while overtaking and thats why the recall happened. sounds like the same issue but i could be wrong.
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