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

Volvo S60 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2001, 2002

Engines Affected: 2.3L 5 Cylinder Turbo, 2.4L 5 Cylinder, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo

Average Mileage: 140,000 mi (106,000 mi - 200,000 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 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.

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  • Visitor, , 2.4L 5 Cylinder, 124,000 mi

    Car was hesitating intermittently and unpredictably varioius speeds. ETM replaced under extended warranty and problem solved.

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  • bobinyelm, , 2.3L 5 Cylinder Turbo, 106,000 mi

    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.

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