2000 Volvo S80 Q&A
2000 Volvo S80 Question: My 2000 S80 engine suddenly shuts down.
It happens the 3rd times in the last 2 weeks. After driving the car for 45 minutes or more the engine stops and a message comes up on the left side of the dash "El.Power System Service Required" After 15-30 minutes sitting on the side of the road it will start again and goes for another 20-30 min. and do it again. When it starts there is "0" message, no engine light on what so ever. Any idea what could it be? - Zoltan64
In order to properly diagnostic this problem, you might want to bring in to a Volvo specialized repair facility with VIDA (Volvo's dealership scan tool). But it sounds like you have a pending diagnostic trouble code and your S80 has entered into a emergency limp home mode. By cycling your ignition key it temporary resets your limp home mode but the code is still there and urgently needs to be "fixed" Good luck, -Sam - Samsonite79