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Cruise Control Problems of Volvo V70



Volvo V70 owners have reported 11 problems related to cruise control (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2000 Volvo V70 1
Failure Date: 05/20/2010

Why aren't you doing anything about Volvo building crap? they should be in jail. Etm - design was unacceptable from a day one. The etm is causing surging, stalling and many other symptoms. Once Volvo started to replace some of them, they used new ones with exactly the same flawed design. Abs module - is known for causing loss of braking power, early brake pads wear and damaging transmission. Front brake calipers - rust on calipers is squeezing rubber boots around sliding pins. Damage to rotors, pads and wheel bearings. Front lights low beams - unacceptable light output. Front seat belts - are cutting into side trim and side trim is cutting into seat belts. Wind shield wipers - highest speed is useless in heavy rain. Cruise control - rpm surges while going 55mph and turning on the cruise control. Do something!.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Volvo V70 2
Failure Date: 12/05/2005

On eight different occasions while driving on the freeway at 65 - 75 mph with cruise control on, my Volvo V70xc, 2001, has experienced unrecoverable reduced power to idle. I had to make emergency lane changes to get to the side of the road before the car completely stopped. I found if I turned off the ignition and started it again it would run normally. I think there is something wrong with the electronic throttle control module. The "check engine" light comes on intermittantly.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Volvo V70 3
Failure Date: 10/17/2005

Contact stated while driving a message appeared that read engine system service required which internally made the cruise control fail. He took the vehicle to Volvo, and also a private mechanic. The problem was the electronic throttle module . The vehicle repairs will be at the contact's expense. The consequence of not having this repair made could result in the vehicle lurching forward at any speed or it could cause the vehicle to stall out at any time. He is currently not experiencing any problems, however the vehicle is parked at this time. Updated 11/30/2005 - Volvo cover the cost of the new part and has extended the warranty on the part to 200000 miles or 10 years.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Volvo V70 4
Failure Date: 08/26/2005

Volvo V70 2001 when using cruise control accelerates on its on to excessive speeds and does not respond to either braking or turning off cruise control.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2000 Volvo V70 5
Failure Date: 08/08/2005

My 2000 V70 Volvo's ets system broke down this summer, having been on the road for approx. 5 hrs. I was traveling home on 95 from NY, & I was on the DC beltway (495) when the incident occurred. I was in the center lane, going with the pace of traffic (or a little slower - I had my 23-month-old son in the car with me), when the car started buckling a little bit. About . 10 mile later, the cruise control wouldn't work, & I could no longer accelerate. I was quickly decelerating from 60+ mph down to 20. The shoulders were not available to me as there was construction on the sides, but I was fortunate enough that the car would just go fast enough & traffic was just light enough that I could move to the closest exit - about a . 5 miles from the breakdown. My car only has 75k miles - nearly brand new for a Volvo - so you can imagine my shock when I found myself broken down in the middle of DC with a 5-year-old car. A 107-mile tow back to richmond ($300), plus the $1000 for the fix which included the heavily recommended computer upgrade, & I am still leary of the car's future performance. (apparently the dealer knows that this problem can happen again if you don't upgrade the computer system). This situation turned out to be a relatively safe one for my family, but it could have easily turned disastrous - if not deadly. I could have easily been rear-ended by a fast-moving vehicle on the beltway since shoulders of the road were not an option. Cars were whizzing past me at 70 mph - I cannot bear to imagine what would have happened if impacted at such high speeds - especially with my son in the car. This ets problem needs to be addressed immediately - especially since so many parents bought Volvos to transport their precious babies based on their reputation of safety. Also: the car had not had its 60k service at the time of the incident (completed mid- August, as well as the 75k service). We are the 3rd owner of the car. We bought at auction in PA.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1999 Volvo V70 6
Failure Date: 06/19/2005

1999 Volvo V70r awd, 56958 miles 1. No noticeable events leading up to near crash except for when using cruise control vehicle had a tendency to not hold steady speed. It seemed to want to hunt above and below set speed in order to maintain set speed. 2. Stopped at a stop sign waiting to cross a busy highway, started to proceed when clear and vehicle hesitated for 2 or 4 seconds and then regained normal acceleration. Nearly hit broadside because of hesitation of engine. Within 20 miles etm light went on and car went into limp-in mode. Vehicle required several minutes to accelerate to 30 mph and would not exceed that speed. I was 130 miles from home and was required to haul it back on a flat bed because it is an awd. 3. Replaced throttle body #8644347, software #9438298-3 2518 and gasket #8636753 to correct problem. Cost was approximately $1200 not including towing. Yes the old part is available for your inspection.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1999 Volvo V70 7
Failure Date: 04/01/2005

1999 Volvo V70 station wagon glt. The vehicle suddenly lost power and speed. Consumer was just driving and it started losing power. When putting pressure on the gas pedal it started bucking. When consumer first contacted the dealer he told him that if consumer left vehicle sitting for a while it would start back. Dealership claimed it was the electronic throttle control module. This part was replaced on 4-1-05, and later failed on 7-29-05. The dealership replaced it again at no charge. There have been some other electrical problems. Consumer had not picked up the vehicle from the dealership as of yet. Before these incidents occurred the cruise control quit working, the electronic throttle system light and engine warning light came on.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Volvo V70 8
Failure Date: 01/23/2005

Car hesitates, reduces performance, and stalls during operation, cruise control also becomes inactive.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Volvo V70 9
Failure Date: 08/10/2004

During acceleration when cruise control is engaged but not exclusively the vehicle loses power. As a result, consumer has to pull over to the side of the road and restart the vehicle.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1999 Volvo V70 10
Failure Date: 06/01/2004

Failure of the electronic throttle module resiulted in erratic throttle response. Surging on idle was causing problems if brake was not applied strongly enough. Cruise control was also erratic in function. Took to the dealer for replacement @ $1200. 00. They gave no indication that this was a chronic problem. I only discovered the chronic nature of the problem on a bulletin board web site for Volvo's.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1999 Volvo V70 11
Failure Date: 08/22/1999

I was on highiway 5 in san diego. I set the cruise control at 65mph. When I approached a congested area, I manually pushed the cruise control switch to the "off" position. With the cruise control in the "off" position I continued driving through the congested area. As I was leaving the congested area, I decided this would be an ideal time to push the cruise control switch into the "on" position, in preparation for driving at the higher allowed 65mph speed limit. While travelling at 30mph I pushed the cruise control switch into the "on" position. As the car was new to me, I did not recognize that there is no clear detent signifying the "on" position. Unknowningly I 'overpushed' the switch from the "off" position, pass the "on" position, into the "resume" position (thinking that this ought to be the "on" position). I removed my finger from the switch and immediately the car began accelerating (I later came to realize it was accelerating to 65mph, the setting prior to the switch being turned off). My complaint is that when I pushed the switch into the "off" positon, all prior cruise control settings should have been eradicated (as it does in my gm truck and previous cars I drove). A driver, as I did, not knowing that the cruise control memory does not clear when the switch is pushed into the "off" position, could experience an uncontrolled acceleration and a resulting collision when the switch is pushed beyond the "on" position. An individual, as I, having driven a gm vehicle with factory installed cruise control control is used to having the "off" position separating the "resume" and "on" positions so that the operator must select a distinct, exclusive motion for "off" "on" and "resume".