Report: ABS Control Module May Fail
Volvo V70 Problem
Average Mileage: 73,250 mi (32,000 mi - 90,000 mi)
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.
Visitor, 2004 Volvo V70, 90,000 mi
replaced abs control module. affected the dash indicators, shifted only in 2nd gear at some point
Visitor, 2005 Volvo V70, 84,000 mi
Warning light comes on, requires module replacement, costs about $800.
Visitor, 2004 Volvo V70, 32,000 mi
All incidents in year 2011, car is 6 years old with 32,000 miles.
Incident #1 - ABS failure message appeared upon starting car. I drove it around the block, power was noticably supressed like it was in a low gear or the brake was on. Parked, took another car to airport. Came back week later and problem was gone.
Incident #2 - Month later, ABS failure message appeared while driving. Ignored for a mile or so. Brake system failure message appeared. Electrical system failure message appeared. Pulled over. Followed instructions in manual to turn off car, let sit for few minutes, turn on again. Did not clear out problem. The car started fine, but then shut itself off by the count of 3. Towed to dealer. Replaced software for $300. Drove home 7 days later. Worked for a month.
Incident #3 - ABS system failure message came on as I started the car when leaving the mall. Car immediately shut itself down. Waited a few minutes, and it started and stayed running, but power was supressed, all readings (speed, odometer, temp, etc.) were flat lined at 0. Barely made it home, then it wouldn't drive (start, then shut itself down). Towed to new auto mech shop. Replaced BCM (Brake Control Module) for $2000. Drove for 1 month.
Incident #4 - Started car in driveway and it shut itself down by count of three. ABS message appearing again. Tried several times throughout day with same result. Added gas. No help. Towed to mechanic again today. No verdict yet. March 2011