Report: Volvo Extends Warranty on ETM Due to High Failure Rate
Volvo S80 Problem
Engine Affected: 2.9L 6 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 136,133 mi (94,000 mi - 168,342 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, 1999 Volvo S80, 2.9L 6 Cylinder, 168,342 mi
Lost the power so frequently etm not work properly
Visitor, 2001 Volvo S80, 2.9L 6 Cylinder, 94,000 mi
Surging without pressing the gas, and pressing the gas and getting no power for a short period. Replaced under the warranty Volvo agreed to extend.
I have had ETM issues twice, the first time at 120,000 miles, the last time at 220,000 miles. I let the dealer fix it the first time, the 2nd time I 'fixed' it myself. My symptoms were a surging idle. I removed the ETM and cleaned the soot build up. I guess I am too late for the extended waranty so I will continue to cleam my ETM every 100,000 miles.
Visitor, 2000 Volvo S80, 2.9L 6 Cylinder, 136,000 mi
Just missed the warranty when it finally went "bad". I think it was an intermittent problem prior to it setting of a bad code. Bought rebuilt replacement for $600 from Xemodex and repaired myself.