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VOLVO S80 - 2001 VOLVO S80 Problems & Complaints

 
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by Volvo Car USA LLC

There are 163 complaints filed for the 2001 VOLVO S80

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2001 VOLVO S80. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2001 VOLVO S80, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Electrical System (39) Exterior Lighting (4) Parking Brake (1) Steering (5) Unknown Or Other (3)
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Engine And Engine Cooling (27) Latches Locks Linkages (1)

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TIRES

1/12/2007 - SPRING ARBOR, MI
MY 2001 VOLVO S80 T6 COST ME AROUND $3,500 IN REPAIRS/MAINTENANCE AFTER PURCHASE IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS. THIS CAR HAS SOMETHING GOING WRONG ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER. TO MENTION SOME: FRONT SWAY-BAR LINKS, TURBO CHARGER DRAIN, BAD ALTERNATOR (THAT CAUSE OTHER ELECTRONICS TO MALFUNCTION I.E. THE VEHICLE'S ENTIRE HEATING SYSTEM), IN-CAR SENSOR FAILURE FOR INTERIOR AIR QUALITY , ELECTRONIC THROTTLE MODULE FAILURE THAT CAUSED ME TO HAVE THE VEHICLE TOWED TO THE VOLVO DEALERSHIP FOR $190, CATALYTIC CONVERTER FAILURE, OXYGEN SENSOR FAILURE, THE FRONT STRUTS AND MOUNTS NEED TO BE REPLACED, YET. MAINTENANCE WISE, THE 60K MAINTENANCE, WHICH THE DEALERSHIP NEVER MENTIONED THAT IT HAD BEEN COMPLETED ON THIS VEHICLE ( NO PAPER WORK FOR THE VEHICLE WAS PROVIDED TO ME AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE), THE BRAKES WENT BAD IN TWO WEEKS AFTER PURCHASE, THE TIRES NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, TOTAL COST: AROUND $2,000. I DON'T KNOW WHAT MORE TO EXPECT TO HAVE GONE WRONG ON THIS VEHICLE. THIS CAR HAS PUT ME THROUGH LOTS OF STRESS, WASTE OF TIME, AND LOSS OF MONEY. I BOUGHT THE VEHICLE FOR $14,000 AND HAS PUT IN ALMOST $3,500 AND IT'S NOT EVEN WORTH $17,000 IN THE MARKET AT THIS POINT. VOLVO NEEDS TO HAVE A RECALL ON THEIR SUSPENSION PROBLEMS (STRUTS, SWAY BAR LINKS, BUSHINGS) WHICH HAPPEN QUITE OFTEN AS I HAVE HEARD AND READ ON THE CONSUMER COMPLAINTS ONLINE, AND ALSO FOR THE ALTERNATOR FAILURE AND CAUSE AFTERWARDS. ALSO, IF THE CAR HAD TO BE TOWED BECAUSE OF A RECALL PROBLEM, THEY SHOULD COVER THE COST OF TOW SINCE THE PROBLEM WAS CAUSED BY THEIR RECALL ITEM.

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SUSPENSION: FRONT

1/12/2007 - SPRING ARBOR, MI
MY 2001 VOLVO S80 T6 COST ME AROUND $3,500 IN REPAIRS/MAINTENANCE AFTER PURCHASE IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS. THIS CAR HAS SOMETHING GOING WRONG ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER. TO MENTION SOME: FRONT SWAY-BAR LINKS, TURBO CHARGER DRAIN, BAD ALTERNATOR (THAT CAUSE OTHER ELECTRONICS TO MALFUNCTION I.E. THE VEHICLE'S ENTIRE HEATING SYSTEM), IN-CAR SENSOR FAILURE FOR INTERIOR AIR QUALITY , ELECTRONIC THROTTLE MODULE FAILURE THAT CAUSED ME TO HAVE THE VEHICLE TOWED TO THE VOLVO DEALERSHIP FOR $190, CATALYTIC CONVERTER FAILURE, OXYGEN SENSOR FAILURE, THE FRONT STRUTS AND MOUNTS NEED TO BE REPLACED, YET. MAINTENANCE WISE, THE 60K MAINTENANCE, WHICH THE DEALERSHIP NEVER MENTIONED THAT IT HAD BEEN COMPLETED ON THIS VEHICLE ( NO PAPER WORK FOR THE VEHICLE WAS PROVIDED TO ME AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE), THE BRAKES WENT BAD IN TWO WEEKS AFTER PURCHASE, THE TIRES NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, TOTAL COST: AROUND $2,000. I DON'T KNOW WHAT MORE TO EXPECT TO HAVE GONE WRONG ON THIS VEHICLE. THIS CAR HAS PUT ME THROUGH LOTS OF STRESS, WASTE OF TIME, AND LOSS OF MONEY. I BOUGHT THE VEHICLE FOR $14,000 AND HAS PUT IN ALMOST $3,500 AND IT'S NOT EVEN WORTH $17,000 IN THE MARKET AT THIS POINT. VOLVO NEEDS TO HAVE A RECALL ON THEIR SUSPENSION PROBLEMS (STRUTS, SWAY BAR LINKS, BUSHINGS) WHICH HAPPEN QUITE OFTEN AS I HAVE HEARD AND READ ON THE CONSUMER COMPLAINTS ONLINE, AND ALSO FOR THE ALTERNATOR FAILURE AND CAUSE AFTERWARDS. ALSO, IF THE CAR HAD TO BE TOWED BECAUSE OF A RECALL PROBLEM, THEY SHOULD COVER THE COST OF TOW SINCE THE PROBLEM WAS CAUSED BY THEIR RECALL ITEM.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

1/12/2007 - SPRING ARBOR, MI
MY 2001 VOLVO S80 T6 COST ME AROUND $3,500 IN REPAIRS/MAINTENANCE AFTER PURCHASE IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS. THIS CAR HAS SOMETHING GOING WRONG ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER. TO MENTION SOME: FRONT SWAY-BAR LINKS, TURBO CHARGER DRAIN, BAD ALTERNATOR (THAT CAUSE OTHER ELECTRONICS TO MALFUNCTION I.E. THE VEHICLE'S ENTIRE HEATING SYSTEM), IN-CAR SENSOR FAILURE FOR INTERIOR AIR QUALITY , ELECTRONIC THROTTLE MODULE FAILURE THAT CAUSED ME TO HAVE THE VEHICLE TOWED TO THE VOLVO DEALERSHIP FOR $190, CATALYTIC CONVERTER FAILURE, OXYGEN SENSOR FAILURE, THE FRONT STRUTS AND MOUNTS NEED TO BE REPLACED, YET. MAINTENANCE WISE, THE 60K MAINTENANCE, WHICH THE DEALERSHIP NEVER MENTIONED THAT IT HAD BEEN COMPLETED ON THIS VEHICLE ( NO PAPER WORK FOR THE VEHICLE WAS PROVIDED TO ME AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE), THE BRAKES WENT BAD IN TWO WEEKS AFTER PURCHASE, THE TIRES NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, TOTAL COST: AROUND $2,000. I DON'T KNOW WHAT MORE TO EXPECT TO HAVE GONE WRONG ON THIS VEHICLE. THIS CAR HAS PUT ME THROUGH LOTS OF STRESS, WASTE OF TIME, AND LOSS OF MONEY. I BOUGHT THE VEHICLE FOR $14,000 AND HAS PUT IN ALMOST $3,500 AND IT'S NOT EVEN WORTH $17,000 IN THE MARKET AT THIS POINT. VOLVO NEEDS TO HAVE A RECALL ON THEIR SUSPENSION PROBLEMS (STRUTS, SWAY BAR LINKS, BUSHINGS) WHICH HAPPEN QUITE OFTEN AS I HAVE HEARD AND READ ON THE CONSUMER COMPLAINTS ONLINE, AND ALSO FOR THE ALTERNATOR FAILURE AND CAUSE AFTERWARDS. ALSO, IF THE CAR HAD TO BE TOWED BECAUSE OF A RECALL PROBLEM, THEY SHOULD COVER THE COST OF TOW SINCE THE PROBLEM WAS CAUSED BY THEIR RECALL ITEM.

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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC: FOUNDATION COMPONENTS: DISC: ROTOR

1/12/2007 - SPRING ARBOR, MI
MY 2001 VOLVO S80 T6 COST ME AROUND $3,500 IN REPAIRS/MAINTENANCE AFTER PURCHASE IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS. THIS CAR HAS SOMETHING GOING WRONG ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER. TO MENTION SOME: FRONT SWAY-BAR LINKS, TURBO CHARGER DRAIN, BAD ALTERNATOR (THAT CAUSE OTHER ELECTRONICS TO MALFUNCTION I.E. THE VEHICLE'S ENTIRE HEATING SYSTEM), IN-CAR SENSOR FAILURE FOR INTERIOR AIR QUALITY , ELECTRONIC THROTTLE MODULE FAILURE THAT CAUSED ME TO HAVE THE VEHICLE TOWED TO THE VOLVO DEALERSHIP FOR $190, CATALYTIC CONVERTER FAILURE, OXYGEN SENSOR FAILURE, THE FRONT STRUTS AND MOUNTS NEED TO BE REPLACED, YET. MAINTENANCE WISE, THE 60K MAINTENANCE, WHICH THE DEALERSHIP NEVER MENTIONED THAT IT HAD BEEN COMPLETED ON THIS VEHICLE ( NO PAPER WORK FOR THE VEHICLE WAS PROVIDED TO ME AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE), THE BRAKES WENT BAD IN TWO WEEKS AFTER PURCHASE, THE TIRES NEEDED TO BE REPLACED, TOTAL COST: AROUND $2,000. I DON'T KNOW WHAT MORE TO EXPECT TO HAVE GONE WRONG ON THIS VEHICLE. THIS CAR HAS PUT ME THROUGH LOTS OF STRESS, WASTE OF TIME, AND LOSS OF MONEY. I BOUGHT THE VEHICLE FOR $14,000 AND HAS PUT IN ALMOST $3,500 AND IT'S NOT EVEN WORTH $17,000 IN THE MARKET AT THIS POINT. VOLVO NEEDS TO HAVE A RECALL ON THEIR SUSPENSION PROBLEMS (STRUTS, SWAY BAR LINKS, BUSHINGS) WHICH HAPPEN QUITE OFTEN AS I HAVE HEARD AND READ ON THE CONSUMER COMPLAINTS ONLINE, AND ALSO FOR THE ALTERNATOR FAILURE AND CAUSE AFTERWARDS. ALSO, IF THE CAR HAD TO BE TOWED BECAUSE OF A RECALL PROBLEM, THEY SHOULD COVER THE COST OF TOW SINCE THE PROBLEM WAS CAUSED BY THEIR RECALL ITEM.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

12/20/2006 - SLEEPY HOLLOW, NY
2001 VOLVO S80 T6. VEHICLE STALLS WITHOUT WARNING WHEN ACCELERATOR IS RELEASED AND VEHICLE RETURNS TO IDLE. PROBLEM WAS FIXED ONCE BUT HAS RETURNED. DEALER & VOLVO N.A. SAY THAT SINCE THERE IS NO COMPUTER CODE FOR THE STALL AND THEY CAN'T DUPLICATE IT THERE IS NO CURE. VEHICLE HAS STALLED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS DURING THE LAST 5 MONTHS INCLUDING 12/17/2006 IN HEAVY TRAFFIC THE HOV LANE ON THE LONG ISLAND EXPRESSWAY. HAS ALSO STALLED IN HIGH SPEED TRAFFIC ON I95 IN STAMFORD, CT AND WHILE MAKING TURNS AND GOING THROUGH INTERSECTIONS.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: IGNITION: MODULE

12/12/2006 - WOODSTOCK, GA
I PURCHASED MY VOLVO S80 NOT EVEN 1 YEAR AGO AND I AM EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH MY CAR LOSING ACCELERATION IN TRAFFIC AND IDLING WILDLY. THE PROBLEM HAS BECOME SO SEVERE THAT AT ONE POINT AT A COMPLETE STOP, MY CAR SURGED FORWARD AND HIT THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME! THANK GOODNESS THERE WAS NO DAMAGE OR INJURIES TO MYSELF OR TO THE CAR INVOLVED. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALERSHIP AND WAS INFORMED THE PROBLEM LIES WITH THE THROTTLE. HOWEVER, VOLVO REFUSES TO ISSUE A RECALL AND HIDES BEHIND THE "WARRANTY" SONG AND DANCE EVEN THOUGH THEY AGREE THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE THROTTLES IN THEIR VEHICLES. I DID MUCH RESEARCH (OR SO I THOUGHT) BEFORE PURCHASING MY VEHICLE. I CHOSE VOLVO BECAUSE THEY ADVERTISE THE FACT THAT THEY MANUFACTURE ONE OF THE SAFEST CARS ON THE MARKET. MY WIFE OWNS A VOLVO S60 AND HAS HAD SIMILAR PROBLEMS. I FEAR FOR THE SAFETY OF MY WIFE AND 6 YEAR OLD SON. I PLAN TO GET RID OF THIS DANGEROUS VEHICLE FIRST CHANCE I GET.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

10/8/2006 - PENSACOLA, FL
MY 2001 VOLVO S80 ETM (ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL) FAILED, THIS CAUSED A SUDDEN LOSS OF ENGINE, STEERING, BREAKING AND HEADLIGHT SYSTEMS.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/21/2006 - FULLERTON, CA
FOR 6-12 MONTHS MY WIFE HAS COMPLAINED OF SURGING OR LOSS OF POWER IN OUR 2001 VOLVO T6 S80 (MILEAGE 56,000 MILES). ON 9/10/2006 WHILE DRIVING AT 35/MPH IN TRAFFIC I HAD COMPLETE LOSS OF POWER. I WAS ABLE TO COAST TO RT. SIDE OF HIGHWAY AND RESTART AFTER SHIFTING TO PARK. LOCAL DEALER FOUND NOTHING WRONG. SCARY FOR I-40.

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ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING: ENGINE

7/3/2006 - BROADLANDS, VA
INITIALLY LACK OF ACCELERATION AND SPUTTERING ON ACCELERATION, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND EMISSION SYSTEM ERROR MESSAGE. CODES RESET. THEN PROBLEM RECURRED APPROXIMATELY ONE MONTH LATER. DEALER PROVIDED ETM SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD. APPROXIMATELY 3 WEEKS AFTER DOWNLOAD, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON, WEAK ACCELERATION, HESITATION OR SLIPPING ON SHIFTING.

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POWER TRAIN: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

7/3/2006 - BROADLANDS, VA
INITIALLY LACK OF ACCELERATION AND SPUTTERING ON ACCELERATION, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND EMISSION SYSTEM ERROR MESSAGE. CODES RESET. THEN PROBLEM RECURRED APPROXIMATELY ONE MONTH LATER. DEALER PROVIDED ETM SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD. APPROXIMATELY 3 WEEKS AFTER DOWNLOAD, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON, WEAK ACCELERATION, HESITATION OR SLIPPING ON SHIFTING.

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