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When resetting the engine service light on volvo s60 code 042 appears what does this mean

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Brake lights and cruise control are not set properly.
Easy check - are your brake lights coming on with just the usual light touch of the pedal? If not, then the microswitch that senses that your foot is on the brake needs to be adjusted or replaced

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Have a 2006 s80. Serviced last month. Got oil and filter changed. Check engine light came on a day before oil change. which it did last year and shut off after the oil change. This time it stayed on.

042 is brake position sensor code. That sensor is used primarily to cancel the cruise control but may also be used for abs, if your car is equipped. Can you get an odb scan to see why the check engine light is on? The engine light does not indicate oil changes, so something else is wrong. We need that code, which starts with P and has four digits after the P.

Jun 23, 2017 | Volvo S80 Cars & Trucks

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I have a 2007 Volvo s60, the first message we got said coolant low, so we added coolant and know it says engine system service required with an error code 042. Any help would be greatly appreciated

disconnect bettery and join the cables together ,leave 10 mins and reconnect and see what happens
P0042 HO2S Heated Oxygen Sensor -Control Circuit (Bank 1 Sensor 3)
this is a universal code the volvo code list doesnt list this number

Jan 08, 2017 | 2007 Volvo S60

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What makes the Volvo S60 2T to vibrate when accelerating with an Engine light on and less power.

The engine light on means codes have been set. Read the codes and you may find an answer. Many parts stores will read the codes for free.

Aug 08, 2016 | 2007 Volvo S60 T5 Sedan

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What are codes 167 and 042 on diagnostics

167- no change in throttle position sensor range
042- rich condition
...sounds like the throttle position sensor is going bad, unable to measure correct amount fuel per acceleration; sending too much- resulting in a rich (too much fuel) condition.
engine light may begin to flash alerting you that too much fuel consumed at this rate can damage the catalytic converter

Aug 30, 2011 | 2008 Volvo S60

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Brake lights and cruise control are not set properly.
Easy check - are your brake lights coming on with just the usual light touch of the pedal? If not, then the microswitch that senses that your foot is on the brake needs to be adjusted or replaced.

Aug 01, 2009 | 2002 Volvo S60

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Volvo S60 2001 warning light, Engine System Service Required comes on. Just had a tune up at 78,000 but not @ Volvo. How do I turn off the light.

  1. Turn the igntion to position I
  2. Press and Hold the Trip Odometer Reset Button
  3. Turn the ignition to position II and hold until the triangle with the ! mark inside flashes (yellow)
  4. Turn ignition off, then back on to confirm reset accepted.

Jul 04, 2009 | 2004 Volvo S60

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My s60 has just been serviced 6 weeks ago .the warning light is now on amber and says that the engine system service is required ,what does thios mean ?

The dealer (or whoever you took your car to) forgot to reset the maintenance reminder light. Take it back and have them do it.

Hope this helps.

Bilal Hassan
Clarksville, MD

Jun 11, 2009 | 2002 Volvo S60

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Catalytic converter check engine light 2001 s60 volvo

usually if you start to hear a rumble, and by rumble i mean it sounds like a bunch of pieces of metal are clanking around in your exhaust then the catalytic converter needs to be repaired. It could also be the oxygen sensor which is located on top of the converter. Volvo did an interesting job of having them sit on top of each other.

May 27, 2009 | 2001 Volvo S60

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I have engine service required message and fault code 042

P0042 : Heated oxygen sensor (HO2S)bank1, heater control -circuit malfunction.

The code is telling you one of the oxygen sensors or the wiring to it is faulty.

Apr 08, 2009 | 2005 Volvo XC90

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