Volvo Extends Warranty on ETM Due to High Failure Rate on Volvo S60

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The Electronic Throttle Module (ETM) has a higher than normal failure rate. Volvo has extended the warranty on some of the ETMs to 10 years/200,000 miles

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 145,450 (84,601–224,000)
Engines affected: 2.3L 5 Cylinder Turbo, 2.4L 5 Cylinder, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Turbo
6 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2008
26 people reported this problem
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I've been dealing with mckivitt volvo in san Leandro back in forth for the last 3 years, that dealership has charged me over $1,000 ea visit. Now it's my ETM sensor, I only have 84,601 miles on 2002 s60, they are charging me $1,100 to clean or$1800 to replace it. They haven't mentioned any of this being recalled. I've replace the OCM, ECM, oxygen sensors, control arms, not to mention how many bulbs I've replaced. Im told oh, you've only been here a couple of times in 25,000 miles. WTH. This is so wrong I've found myself car less now, because I can't afford this car and volvo hasn't helped me with any thing besides replacement of fuel injection. I need HELP PLEASE!!
Engine runs rough with engine light on. ETM failure. replaced with xemodex aftermaket ETM. runs good. What fails is the variable resistor potentioneter that measures the butterfly valve position. the Xemodex has designed this out and uses a magnetic sensor which does not fail. theirs is guarranteed for life.
It was all kind of thnigs
Mechanic says throttle control module is going bad, $1200 to fix.
Misfire idle
Car was hesitating intermittently and unpredictably varioius speeds. ETM replaced under extended warranty and problem solved.
Car felt like someone was jabbing the throttle rapidly.
Car drove in a "jerky" manner unless throttle was aggressively applied.
Idle was smooth.
Dealer found NO codes, but upon doing a cleaning procedure found internal binding and replaced under extended warranty.
ETM Replacement
The reduce performance light comes on and car losses power. Had the etm replaced and the same thing is happening.
Low engine performance message coupled with loss of power to engine.
Sputtering.. Loss of throttle..still have problem
Reduced engine performance car would not go more than 5mph and kept stalling check engine light. Etm needs replaced at $1050.00
TOOK OUR 2001 XC70 TO HAVE A CODE READ, RESULT NEEDS NEW ETM AND MAP SENSOR. TODAY 11/17/14 WOULD NOT START UP AGAIN AT LUNCH TIME. PROBLEM ISN'T FIXED YET. DEALER WANTS $912.00