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: 139,037 (16,000–224,000)
Engines affected: 2.3L 5 Cylinder Turbo, 2.4L 5 Cylinder, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Turbo
8 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
61 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.
Some times hard starting. Very rough idle. Eng light on. Diagnostics says mass air sensor. Bought cleaner, am going to attempt cleaning it myself.
Car was hesitating intermittently and unpredictably varioius speeds. ETM replaced under extended warranty and problem solved.
Car shows "reduced engine performance" and car will not go above 40mph. Gas pedal does little to nothing. I shut it off and turn it on and it seems to work fairly normal again.
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.
Reduced engine performance car would not go more than 5mph and kept stalling check engine light. Etm needs replaced at $1050.00
Car has had all new parts that the dealer stated needed replaced; only the work was done by a private mechanic. Car is still lacking power and idling up/down/rough. Today we had the MAF sensor replaced again since it's under warranty and now the car will turn on, sputter and shut off....... can't even get it out of park. HELP!
Not yet fixed. Looking to find out if this has had the recall repair. I just bought this car second hand.
Warning code appearing at start-up. Volvo dealer confirmed that module was failing.
Car just randomly cuts out when I'm going around corners or stopping at lights the problem just started happening about a week ago I just bought the car it has under 200,000 miles
Seems to have begun around the same time my (recalled/ext warrant) fuel pump began to leak. I do a lot of highway driving. Problem became more severe immediately after warranty repair of fuel pump, but dealer that did repair said they were unrelated and told me I would have to pay $1600 for the repair. Did not tell me about this recall! Thank you! I will speak to Volvo directly about this.
Reduced engine performance message. Has a used throttle body put on was fine for a little bit. Then same issues came back
The reduce performance light comes on and car losses power. Had the etm replaced and the same thing is happening.