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
Car Problem Reports
Volvo S60 Volvo Extends Warranty on ETM Due to High Failure Rate
Volvo S60 Problem
Engines Affected: 2.3L 5 Cylinder Turbo, 2.4L 5 Cylinder, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo
Average Mileage: 143,333 mi (106,000 mi - 200,000 mi)
Visitor, 2002 Volvo S60, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, 200,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 2002 Volvo S60, 2.4L 5 Cylinder, 124,000 mi
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.