The Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light May Illuminate on Volvo S60

The anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning light and/or other dash warning lights may illuminate due to a failed ABS Control Module. Replacement of the failed module is generally required to correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 110,427 (15,500–178,000)
9 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
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2004 Volvo S60 147,895 mi,
My VOLVO DASH LIGHTS: ANTI-SKID SERVICE REQIURED
2005 Volvo S60 71,000 mi,
ABS light comes on and off
2003 Volvo S60 110,000 mi,
My ABS module has gone bad. My ABS light is on and the breaks are locking up on me.
2002 Volvo S60 120,000 mi,
I fixed my ABS controller by getting a used one from VOVO AUTO PARTS I had a garage take the old one out and got a matching one with the same number and had it put in. No computer work . Just had to clear the codes. Only $250 verses $1300.
2002 Volvo S60 137,800 mi,
ABS,CEL,TRAC CONT.,LIGHTS CAME ON, AND STOP SAFLEY WAS FLASHING ON MESSAGE BOARD. I TOOK IT TO A VOLVO SERVICE DEPT. FOR DIAG. TEST. THE SAID IT NEEDED A NEW BRAKE CONTROL MODULE FOR $1785.00 PLUS SOFTWARE AND REPROGRAM.THEY ALSO SAID A USED ONE WILL NOT WORK BECAUSE THEY ARE VIN SPECFICIC. I WENT ON LINE LOOKING FOR SOME HELP. I FOUND MATTS VOLVO SITE. I E-MAILED HIM TO SEE IF HE COULD REBUILD MINE. HE DOSNT REBUILD THAT MODULE,BUT REBUILDS ALMOST ANY OTHER YEAR. HE RECOMENDED A COMPANY OUT OF CANADA CALLED XEMODEX I SENT THEM MY MODULE FOR A REBUILD. THE COST WAS $399.00 INCLUDING SHIPPING. IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING SO FAR, IT COMES WITH A LIFETIME GUARANTEE
2006 Volvo S60 80,000 mi,
ABS light had gone on and off for a while. My service guy mentioned that it really needed to be replaced, as if it didn't, ultimately, the car engine would stop. The car ran fine, brakes worked fine. At around the same time, my transmission was working strangely. Car would double shift on it's own, or at takeoff, would hesitate, as if in neutral. Yesterday, sounded like something broke - and it's not driveable at all. Having it towed this afternoon to get fixed. I could go 2-3000 RPM, and still only go a mile or two and hour. Not happy.
2003 Volvo S60 106,100 mi,
I have the same exact problem as #6 Report. How did the owner reprogam the BCM after it was purchased from XEMODEX? My dealer says it will cost me $1,400 to replace.
abs module failed ,while parked,and having problem with dashboard cluster,and low power while take off. VOLVO want $1800 to fix,can afford, will drive as is
2004 Volvo S60 59,040 mi,
S60 AWD 2.5 Turbo. This car is such a problem automobile. Faulty ABS control unit replaced at 59,040 miles. Exactly five months later, the same light comes on again. The light bulbs are always going out. I will never buy another Volvo.
2006 Volvo S60 116,000 mi,
ABS Service Light came on and Alarm warning system needs repair
odometer is inter cruise ctl doesn't work abs module doesn't work , head lights came on in the middle of the night with no one in the car
You can have the module fixed, try contacting this company for details: http://bit.ly/8z7rcm
2004 Volvo S60 102,000 mi,
The Anti-Lock brake system light keep coming on i took my car to four different mechanics and they detect no problem.
2008 Volvo S60 89,000 mi,
I had the brake control module replaced at Lawrence Volvo in Walnut Creek, CA about a year ago. The ABS warning light had been coming on and off for about six months when the car died on me in the middle of heavy traffic. $1500 later the dealership said the problem was fixed. Now at 109,00 miles the ABS light is coming on again. I took it back to the dealer because the part was still under warranty. They are telling me now that I need a new brake pump?? This would cost $3200. Not getting it fixed, but I think I am getting the runaround.
I am getting several errors including the ABS lights P0571 P0496 P0507
2006 Volvo S60 70,695 mi,
catastrophic emergency brake failure
2003 Volvo S60 117,500 mi,
Brake failure message. multiple codes found for BCM/CEM. Brake vacuum switch and brake pedal position sensor
2005 Volvo S60 105,633 mi,
Issue was very confusing due to the AWD's AOC pump and pressure sensor also being broken.
2009 Volvo S60 61,000 mi,
Anti skid - abs off intermittently - have appointment with dealer next week. They acted like this is unusual and couldn't even give me a rough cost estimate
2002 Volvo S60 90,000 mi,
The abs module leaked fluid into the computer and I had no brakes. $2800 to replace.