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Volvo S60 Hesitation and Idle Issues Due to Failed Mass Airflow Sensor

Volvo S60 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012

Average Mileage: 91,397 mi (55,000 mi - 131,000 mi)


Mass airflow sensor (MAF) failures have been reported, causing engine idle problems, as well as acceleration hesitations. The Check Engine Light will normally illuminate when the MAF starts to fail.

  • Visitor, , 84,000 mi

    Car ran rough went into limp mode. Dealer said codes indicate a MAF problem and replaced it. Car ran fine for two months and then the same issue arose, hesitation and limp mode. This time the codes indicted a Throttle Module problem and that was replaced. And now about three months later I am experiencing engine hesitation again with check engine light, I have not had the codes pulled yet. Thus far I have spent $1,600 and the problem has not been resolved.I now question the need for the parts replacement, I think that the codes were false and the dealer hasn't found the solution to the problem.

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  • Visitor, , 131,000 mi

    P0101 service engine light code.

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  • Visitor, , 74,000 mi

    Check engine light came on. Car would not start. Then car would start, idle, then sputter and die. Had MAF replaced. No change. Had Fuel Pump Module replaced. Then gas gage would not register fuel levels. Had replaced. Now transmission slips and can't accelerate quickly.

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    S60, Non turbo.

    Engine bogs for a few seconds while driving and then picks back up. It is progressivly getting worse and finally cut off while I was driving on the interstate but will not do it when a mechanic is present. I found another website that says it could be a fuel pressure sensor and there is supposed to be a recall but not all S60's are included all though many have the same problem.

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  • Visitor, , 55,000 mi

    We had this problem only owed car a couple of months and this repair was $600. My boss has a volvo and the same thing happened to him.

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    adulating acceleration while engine is idling. Finally engine stalled on highway

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  • Visitor,

    Currently being evaluated.

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  • Visitor, , 70,000 mi

    MAF replaced

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