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#5 of 28 2007 S80 starting issue
Oct 23, 2007 (4:53 am)
So I just got this car 1 month ago (800 total miles now). This morning I go out into my garage to start it, and nothing. The key will not even eject. No power, no nothing. I call Volvo roadside, and in the meanwhile decide to pop open the hood, and possibly jump the car. I simply remove the battery cover, and wa la, the lights come on inside the car. I push the start button, and it turns right over.
For lack of a better question, what the heck just happened?
#6 of 28 2000 S80 starting issue
Nov 10, 2008 (4:28 am)
I have an S80 2.9 L . After the car sits for a while, or over night, I need to crank the engine a few seconds, turn it off, and crank again to get it started. Had it to a Volvo dealer, no codes, they did a compression check on the cylinders, and cylinder #6 is a little low (125 psi).instead of 175 psi, like the other cylinders. They said I need a new engine for $9000.00. WTF. Well anyway, the car has 101,000 miles. Is there a check valve in the fuel pump to keep the fuel from bleeding back into the tank? I know most cars have them.
#7 of 28 Re: 2000 S80 starting issue [tombear]
Nov 10, 2008 (4:44 am)
My S80 is having the same problem and the dealership told me that the fuel injectors all need to be replaced because they bleed off after sitting for a prolonged period. The repair comes to a grand total of about 1000 dollars. I have not found anyplace that I can get the in injectors cheaper than this and keep quality parts.
#8 of 28 Re: 2000 S80 starting issue [jpark2]
Nov 10, 2008 (5:12 am)
I have absolutely no confidence in any Volvo dealership I have encountered. (Only 2 in my area). One dealer charged me $1000.00 because my dash lights went out. They just kept replacing modules in the steering column, first the Steering wheel module, then the turn signal switch, then headlight switch, which was the problem. In the process, they broke the steering wheel housing, pinched the wiring harness to the buttons on the steering wheel, ie, cruise control, radio, etc, and when I picked up the car, there was grease all over the interior, steering wheel, headliner, etc. Volvo dealerships are butchers!, however, the can change oil. LOL
#9 of 28 Re: 2000 S80 starting issue [tombear]
Nov 10, 2008 (6:57 pm)
88 bucks each...Autopartswarehouse.com 7 yr warrenty
#10 of 28 Re: 2007 S80 starting issue [emeans39]
Jan 11, 2009 (10:28 am)
Hey are you still having this issue? Exact same thing with me - 2007 S80 3.2V6. 2 of out 10 times, the car locks up "immobilizer failure" and won't do *&!. When I use a jumper pack - it starts right up. One dealer said it was a "starter module" pointing to the space where the electronic key goes - but I don't trust them. It is currently at a higher quality dealership and they are trying to troubleshoot.
Let me know, don't know if this helps or not.
#11 of 28 07 S80 Makes noise after starting Cold
Nov 23, 2009 (11:10 am)
">link titleHi everyone, quick questions to anyone who may have some insite to this issue. I have a 07 S80 3.2L V6 Sedan, it has 16,000 miles on it and just a week ago it started making a bizzare noise after starting, for the first 3 mins or so when it's running, it makes a wrrr sound stops for 3 to 5 seconds then does it again. This is only on a cold start so first thing in the morning or after it's sits for about 7 or 8 hours. The car runs fine otherwise but the noise is strange seems to come from the back of the engine on the drivers side somewhere near the AC compressor.
any input would be appriciated, I'm going to take it to the dealer however I dont want to underplay the issue and wait on something that may be more serious then I think. I do have a soundbit of the noise however can't seem to add it to my posting.
#12 of 28 Re: 07 S80 Makes noise after starting Cold [pjs69]
Dec 22, 2009 (10:01 am)
I have the same noise with my 2006 S80. I mentioned it to the Volvo Service people and they really didn't think much of it. As it has just started, I am not comfortable with ignoring it, especially since my warranty is nearly up. Any ideas?
#13 of 28 2000 Volvo S80 starting issue
Jan 11, 2010 (10:35 am)
In the past year or so, my S80 has had this starting issue. It doesnít matter if itís a hot/cold day rain/dry etc. Iíll get in the car and it doesnít start, everything else works, lights dash, radio etc. everything but the car.
The past 4 times Iíve gotten out, locked the doors and walked away, then I get in around 10-15 minutes later it starts up as if nothing has happened
The dealer had the car for 6 days and because it was starting with him, he couldnít figure out the problem, I was told to bring it in when it doesnít start (no kidding Sherlock)
Am I nuts or has anyone else had this issue?
#14 of 28 Re: 2000 Volvo S80 starting issue [shahe1]
Jan 11, 2010 (5:36 pm)
I've had that problem over 2 years, Volvo had the car for a month and could not figure it out.Probably Immobilizer issue. If you lock and unlock the car 5 times with the remote, it re-sets the immobilizer, see if that helps.