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Volvo Electronic Throttle Module (ETM) Page

Volvo Electronic Throttle Module (ETM) repair issues on Matthews Volvo Site

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,


Imran Ali says:

Hi All,

I had my Volvo XC90 2004, diesel 2.4 serviced from Kwik fit. Straight after that we started to get error “engine service required”, the car loses acceleration but then picks up again. The messgae comes and disappears hence it is an intermittent issue. But sometimes it fails to pick up at roundabouts which could cause an accident.

we have taken it back and mechanic has failed to find any errors. I think Kwik fit has done something which has caused this problem. Please could someone help.


Lowell Shoaf says:

I have a 2001 S60 T5 and I am having cruise control issues. What is happening is that sometimes when I start my car and need to activate the cruise control it works perfectly fine, and then there are times that the cruise light will not come on when I engage the steering wheel switch? What I tried today was when the cruse did not engage I stopped the car, turned off the ignition and restarted the car the cruise worked fine, but this condition is getting worse. I think this is a sign that my cruise control system is failing. Does anyone have any ideas how to correct or fix this problem?

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