Accelerator Pedal Sensor Problems of Volvo V70

Volvo V70 owners have reported 2 problems related to accelerator pedal sensor (under the vehicle speed control category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Volvo V70 based on all problems reported for the V70.

car image   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of the 2000 Volvo V70 1
Failure Date: 02/23/2006

The first failure occurred in Aug. 2004, fortunately I do not drive very far, because the car slowed as if it was stalling and then ran sluggish followed by the check engine light. At the time I was alone with my two children who were 20 months and 1 month old and thank god it was a side street because there was no acceleration. As I was on the way to home, the ets light came on. I called the mechanic who looked at it but the codes he came up with had to be fixed by a Volvo dealership mechanic. The price tag for the first fix $1100. The etm was replaced software downloaded and brake pedal sensor was replaced. The mileage at the time 68574. Today luckily I had not even left my driveway, I started my car that all to familiar sputter and the etm light is on again not even 10,000 miles later.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal Sensor problem of the 2001 Volvo V70 2
Failure Date: 09/14/2005

Traveling along i10 I just crossed the la border into texas in my 2001 Volvo cross country with 60,000 miles on it. The car gives me a message of performance reduced and slows to 10 miles an hour. This is considered a limp mode as I learned later. I was in la taking a friend out of new orleans after hurricane katrina. Traffic on i10 was filled with military and semi tractors. I put on my flashers and went 10 miles an hour for some time until I could get to an exit in beaumont, TX. I pulled over on a side street and the car died altogether. I was towed to a service station and hooked up to a computer. I was told it was the throttle body unit and I would need to be towed to houston to the dealer. The following codes were exhibited on my cars computer - ecm-9150 "throttle unit internal fault" ecm 9160 same ecm- 904c "mil requested by throttle unit" ecm 904d "pedal sensor fault" ecm 982a "control module internal fault" and ecm 903f throttle unit internal fault. Both the mechanic in beaumont and the Volvo staff at the dealer admitted they see this often. I called Volvo today and they admitted that an investigation was pending. I want my case noted as myself and my friend I was evacuating from new orleans were in great danger as we limped along i10 in post hurricane traffic. Just the night before we had traveled from baton rouge in the dark over i10 which is an elevated highway over the swaps. I can't imagine what would have happened if we had broken down then. Volvo could not assure me that the new part they put in for nearly $1200 would not fail in the future. I bought the car because I thought it was one of the safest I could drive my family in. I am not so sure at this point if I made a good choice.

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