Having a problem with your Volvo Electronic Throttle Module (ETM)?
The MatthewsVolvoSite Electronic Throttle Module (ETM) Page is the best place to start when researching ETM issues. It covers the cause of the ETM problem, Volvo’s response, and what you can do to avoid getting ripped off on an ETM repair at the dealer.
Because the Volvo Electronic Throttle Module (ETM) is known to have a higher-than-normal failure rate, Volvo has extended the warranty of selected ETMs to 10 years/200,000 miles. The repair cost to fix this problem should be between $100 and $150 for labor.
There were eight model years affected by this issue, from 2001 to 2008. The problem crops up anywhere between 16,000 and 224,000 miles, and at an average odometer reading of 137,695 on engines that include 2.3L 5 Cylinder Turbo, 2.4L 5 Cylinder, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Turbo.
The most common way for drivers to learn they have an issue with their Volvo ETM is when the check engine light comes on. Diagnosis and testing typically turns up a code that might include p2135 or p0221. Symptoms might include the engine idling roughly, stalling, hesitating, or stopping, a “reduced engine performance” indicator and top speed limited, difficultly starting,