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Volvo S80, Sedan
#2104 of 2415 Re: 2003 Volvo S80 suspension [lnt]
Jun 07, 2007 (12:29 pm)
You need to ask CR about all those black dots. I am not aware of any real suspension problems even with the earlier model years, and by 2003 Volvo S80 has become very reliable.
And when it comes to the paint and body integrity - I truly have no idea what they are talking about. You need to see and ride my 2000 S80 with 138K miles on it to understand what I mean. It looks very good, and it still feels solid like a tank.
But it just my anecdotal evidence.
#2106 of 2415 year 2000 volvo s80
Jun 30, 2007 (7:29 am)
I live in Nigeria and have fallen in love with the volvo s80. I want to buy a used model from year 2000,hqwever I need unbiased advice before I make a purchase can some one help?
#2107 of 2415 Volvo S80 Brake light bulb warning message
Aug 05, 2007 (7:57 pm)
I have a 2001 Volvo S80. When the brake pedal is press the light located by the back rear widow comes on. However, both the left and right buld located in the lower red lenses does not.
Both bulbs are in good condition and all fuses are good.
Is there a brake light module? Please advised
#2108 of 2415 S80 Electrical Issues after replacing the battery
Aug 06, 2007 (10:33 am)
S80 Electrical Issues after replacing the batteryThe battery recently ran down, and was jumped. The car ran fine and everything at the time seemed to be working.
Once we replaced the battery with a new one from the Volvo dealership, the AC/heater does not work at all, neither does any of the consol buttons or lights. This included the display of what gear we are in.
Checked fuses and all are good.
All I could think of is that the computer somehow needs to be reset?!
#2109 of 2415 Re: S80 Electrical Issues after replacing the battery [jrogan]
Aug 06, 2007 (12:49 pm)
Yes,the car needs to be re-booted.
Once you reconnect the battery, lock the car w/ the remote. Wait a couple of sec and then unlock the car w/ the remote.
Everything should work.
#2110 of 2415 Re: year 2000 volvo s80 [nautilus]
Aug 08, 2007 (11:09 pm)
I owned a volvo S70 when the lease was about to run up I talked with the Volvo mechanics about an S80, they said, if you have no problem seeing us weekly it is a great car. Stay away it is trouble.
#2111 of 2415 Re: S80 died suddenly in middle of drive [elvia]
Aug 12, 2007 (7:03 am)
yes it did
#2112 of 2415 2001 S80 T6 Non Linear Acceleration
Aug 13, 2007 (9:28 pm)
Okay, I've searched this forum and did a Google search also. in my 2001 S80 T6, I never opened her up since I bought it a month ago. Roads were clear and I decided to punch the accelerator and open her up. I accelerated from a stop light all the way to about 65-70 MPH. During the acceleration I felt a rocking back and forth feeling thoroughout all the gears not drastic but seat of the pants feeling. It felt like the transmission was trying to keep up with the engine. It felt like it was downshifting then upshifting. Acceleration was brisk but not smooth or linear. Maybe a better way to describe it is if you were driving a manual trans, it's like pressing the clutch slowly, shifing gears slowly, and the gear catching on slowly, but you are flooring it. I was not using the shiftronic and STC was on. Any ideas?
#2113 of 2415 Recall work came with surprises
Aug 23, 2007 (9:35 pm)
Recently took my 01 S80 in to Borton Volvo in Minneapolis to get the software update to fix the "Limp Home Mode" issue and got a call at work a couple hours later from my service person saying that the computer module in the front passenger door had a fatal error and the window had stopped working. The fatal error showed up in a dump of codes from the computer, after which they discovered the problems with the window. I approved the work because I needed the window and lock to work, but I'm wondering if this error was actually related to the Limp Home fix. The window and lock were working fine when I was driving around the day before taking the car in. The cost for the new door module was nearly $500 for parts and labor, and I'm feeling like I've been had. BTW - after "fixing" my door, the auto-up/auto-down still wasn't working.
Has this happened to anyone else? Am I right to be suspicious?