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#2346 of 2415 Re: engine performance reduced light [jdh339]
Oct 14, 2009 (6:15 pm)
2002 Volvo S80 with 73,000 miles: This exact same thing just happened to me. I was doing around 45MPH and the engine died and the message came up with “”engine performance reduced”
I pulled over and shut it off… waited a few minutes and tried again and it was like nothing ever happened…. Ran fine.
I was thinking maybe bad gas or clogged fuel injectors?? I was checking the web to look up this message to try to determine root cause…
If you find out what caused this, I would sure like to know (or maybe its time for a trade in)
#2347 of 2415 Re: engine performance reduced light [coldshot1]
Oct 16, 2009 (10:07 am)
2 possibilities, Electronic throttle malfunction of Mass Airflow Sensor malfunction.
You should have your dealer look at the data.
#2348 of 2415 Volvo Reliabilty
Oct 25, 2009 (5:42 am)
I'm considering getting a 2010 S80 AWD T6. How reliable are Volvos these days?
The last Volvo I has was a 850R which aside from the low profile tires blowing out every 5,000 miles it was a very reliable car.
I'm coming from a BMW 528i that has had its share of problems. Stranded me on the road once and some smaller tire/electronic problems.
#2349 of 2415 Re: Volvo Reliabilty [raythomas]
Oct 25, 2009 (5:52 am)
I'm at my last month of a 2 year lease 2008 S80. Not a single problem. Ironically I'm looking into leasing a BMW 528i. What year was you BMW that you had the problems with?
#2350 of 2415 Re: Volvo Reliabilty [harry28]
Oct 25, 2009 (6:08 am)
It's a 2008. 24 month lease and at 6 months old it stranded me on the road when the electronic transmission went out. Something to do with the control board they told me. Also my friend had a 535ix wagon 2007 that the sunroof wouldn't close on 2 different occasions and spent a few days in the shop each time. He now has a Lexus GS but has said the BMW is better driving car.
That said they are running incredible lease deals on the 5 series right now since they are redesigning it for next year. BMW makes the best handling cars in the world. I've own many cars and for a sedan it is an incredible car if you can put up with the quirks.
#2351 of 2415 Re: Volvo Reliabilty [raythomas]
Oct 25, 2009 (7:17 am)
I love my 09 S80 T6 AWD, been driving it 13,000 miles, tho lately been having a whirring sound in the transmission going up hills, will have it checked out soon. Other than that, it has been great. Previously, I had 07 BMW 525xi for three years, never had a problem, other than tight steering and bumpy ride that led me to choose the S80 this time. No regrets for the ride quality.
#2352 of 2415 Re: Volvo Reliabilty [raythomas]
Oct 25, 2009 (8:39 am)
I would consider Volvo a reliable car. I have a 2000 S80, 180,000 miles and no major problems to date.
#2353 of 2415 Re: Volvo Reliabilty [raythomas]
Oct 25, 2009 (6:37 pm)
The new Volvo warrantee is what could lean you to a new Volvo if the S80 has the coverage.
I just traded in my 2002 S80 for a 2009 C30 T5 and the warrantee covers everything except for gas and tires for 5 years 60,000 miles.
The one I bought was a loaner and had 4,000 miles but they took off $6000 off the price. This C30 is a fast, great handling little car that is really fun to drive.
My S80 had some problems in the past but covered with the warrantee… This was my 2nd S80 and for the most part, both very reliable…Gotta love a warrantee!!!
Also had a 1995 940 Turbo that had 175,000 miles and only replaced the radiator ... Volvo's run forever if you keep the oil changed....
#2354 of 2415 Re: Volvo Reliabilty [dasa1]
Oct 26, 2009 (4:22 pm)
I drive a 2008 528 with Sports Package- never an issue, handles like a dream, The 5 series is rock solid but the 528 engine is a little timid from a standing start. On the open road the car just eats up the miles. If you drive a lot- I highly recommend any version of it.
#2355 of 2415 2006 S80 2.5T @ 96K Km (Canadian Car)
Nov 14, 2009 (6:54 am)
What to look for/be careful about? I come from a generation of owning Japanese cars - the only American car I owned, gave me no end of trouble. I am attracted to Volvo for ride comfort, ease of entry and exit, space (family of four) and a dash of driving fun. Too much to ask? Why do people buy a Volvo nowadays when all cars are equally safe?
Thanks all. Also, I would not mind somebody trying to knock some sense into me.