Volvo XC70 owners have reported 4 problems related to cruise control (under the vehicle speed control category).
After driving for about 20 minutes in 77f, sunny, dry conditions, I'd come off the freeway and stopped for about 15 seconds at a light to make a left turn. When I started making the left, someone blew through the red light to turn right coming from the opposite direction right in front of me. I let off the throttle but the throttle did not release. I was going about 15-20mph with the engine around 2,000rpm in, most likely, third gear. Since I was at low speed, I promptly tried gently tipping in the throttle to see if I could close but it did not so I immediately put the transmission in neutral. The motor revved up to about 4,000rpm which is a natural idle for this motor if the transmission is in gear and the motor is under load at 2,000rpm. After seeing it rev up, I put it back in drive and it jerked into gear because the vehicle was still on throttle. Suddenly the throttle cut and it returned to the normal pedal travel vs. Acceleration response relation. It felt as though the car had cruise control on. I could make it go faster but the motor wouldn't rotate any slower than about 2,000rpm.
See all problems of the 2007 Volvo XC70.
2001 Volvo v70xc with vehicle speed control malfunction. Customer states the vehicle lost all power when they hit the cruise control resume button. Dealer cleaned the etm and dealer told the consumer the problem was intermittent.
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I was travelling at 75 on the interstate when the car suddenly lost power down to 10 miles per hour and wouldn't exceed that speed. I finally was able to get off the interstate. It happened several times again as I was returning to colorado springs. I have a Volvo v70xc 2001. I had to have the computer replaced at a cost of almost $1000. The situation was very dangerous.
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Vehicle stalled/died, and lost power due to throttle body failure. While driving the consumer noticed that the vehicle was not holding at a constant speed. This occurred whether the consumer used the cruise control or manually operated the accelerator pedal. The consumer contacted the dealer who determined that eh problem was the throttle body.