Volvo Extends Warranty on ETM Due to High Failure Rate on Volvo S80

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: 144,126 (90,000–210,000)
Engines affected: 2.8L 6 Cylinder Turbo, 2.9L 6 Cylinder, 2.9L 6 Cylinder Turbo, Turbo, w/o Turbo
5 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2005
37 people reported this problem
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I have a 2001 Volvo S80 T6 with 128,000 miles.This car has a problem with the gas pedal. once in a while the gas pedal stops working , if you try to accelerate the gas pedal goes limp. The only way you get the gas pedal to work again is by turning the car off and then on and then its back to normal but its just a matter of time for it to happen again. I have replaced the gas pedal thinking that was going to resolve this problem but it didn't. I will call the dealer and find out if this is a common problem
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.
Doors lock and unlock on it's own. Key to the door stopped working. Windows go up and down on it's own.
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.
Car does not accelerate.
EMT failure
I bought the car in 2013 with about 154K on it is my car still inside the repair window? Outside of the oil leaks also it's been a ok car,,,,not the best Volvo,,,that honor goes to a 740 xl that lasted three kids, three new drivers and but for me just wanting to get a newer volvo I should have kept it and just fixed the drivers seat
The car was throwing a code. It is the Throttle body per the code. I have not had this fixed yet. looking at recall information and wondering if it is still in effect.
The car is new for me I've only had it a few months and now I'm having this problem I took the car to Volvo for a diagnostic test they said the throttle module was failing and it would cost me over a thousand dollars to fix
My car just started that sometimes when I start it it begins to act like it's going to stall out
My ETM is smoking. I can't get my car to pass emissions because all repairs have been made accept the ETM
I replsced the module
My car sometimes won't start. Sometimes when I try and start it, the engine will shake and then turn off. The lights on my dash will light up. In order to get my car started again I would have to disconnect the batt err you and then connect it again.
Lost the power so frequently etm not work properly
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.