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    My old Independent Volvo dealer said that he...

    My old Independent Volvo dealer said that he recommends timing belt replacement at 90-95K, despite the manual's 105K (?) recommendation.
  2. Thread: New ETM Recall

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    Yeah, the attitude of the Service Manager...

    Yeah, the attitude of the Service Manager definitely put me off, especially considering how much the vehicle cost. Volvo was very aware of the high number of ETM failures and had already issued the...
  3. Thread: New ETM Recall

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    Yup, like blaming me for using "Cheap gas" and...

    Yup, like blaming me for using "Cheap gas" and "Failing to properly maintain my air filtration system", when they knew DAMN WELL it was a premature failure of a poorly-designed ETM.

    The other...
  4. Thread: New ETM Recall

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    Simply put: The problem is in the Hardware...

    Simply put: The problem is in the Hardware (ETM). No amount of Software fiddling is going to fix a prematurely worn, poorly designed part.

    Again, Volvo sidesteps the issue of Customer safety.
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    Yes, it should be there. As an original '99...

    Yes, it should be there.

    As an original '99 C70 owner, I NEVER RECEIVED the Official letter.
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    Yup, I got a reliable vehicle that won't...

    Yup, I got a reliable vehicle that won't needlessly, DANGEROUSLY, strand me in the fast lane of the freeway, on a remote highway, or winter mountain pass. I now have a car company that stands WITH...
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    My black C70 HP used to wear the license plate,...

    My black C70 HP used to wear the license plate, MADNESS.

    Now my other car does.
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    I remember a "Dealer Expert Mechanic" at another...

    I remember a "Dealer Expert Mechanic" at another site said that due to all the interactions of all the onboard computers, that it was not a feasible swap.

    Too many computers.
  9. Thread: MAF problems again

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    Isn't that the Ignition ring that communicates...

    Isn't that the Ignition ring that communicates with the Key?

    If communication is lost (as in vehicle theft), it shuts off the engine.
  10. Thread: MAF problems again

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    Sorry, no info on MAF, but fill out the ETM S/W...

    Sorry, no info on MAF, but fill out the ETM S/W survey here:

    http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/chat/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=7751&sid=d697e25cbb4a47da84c1ed2774fdbfd1
  11. 10y/200K for an '00 expires in '09 ... so he's...

    10y/200K for an '00 expires in '09 ... so he's got another 3+ years left on the extended ETM warranty.
  12. Poll: I agree 100%, they are conceiling intermittent...

    I agree 100%, they are conceiling intermittent (resettable) error codes, so you can drive further into the problem (failure mode) before catastrophic failure.

    Originally, they hoped to get...
  13. Poll: http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/chat/phpBB2/viewt...

    http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/chat/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=7365

    http://www.volvoxc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7987
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  14. Thread: ETM failure

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    www.VEXEDvolvo.org Lots of good stuff there. ...

    www.VEXEDvolvo.org Lots of good stuff there.

    ETM failures can be masked by other failure codes, and since Volvo won't honor their ext. warranty UNLESS you have the exact code, you may have some...
  15. Thread: Extended warranty

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    Back when I still had my Volvo, I was told by the...

    Back when I still had my Volvo, I was told by the Dealer Garage that those warranties are NOT honored by authorized shops.

    Who knows, perhaps they were trying to sell me an Authorized Ext....
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    It took exactly 8 weeks for me to receive my ETM...

    It took exactly 8 weeks for me to receive my ETM rebate, you might have a few more days to wait. In my 7th week, I called and checked on the progress of my rebate, and they informed me it had just...
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    This info is probably available on DonW's...

    This info is probably available on DonW's www.VEXEDvolvo.org site. As I recall, the new ETM has 10 wiper fingers rather than 4 wiper fingers.

    It is still the same problematic design, as repeated...
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    Poll: No, '99-'01's use a fly-by-wire TB and they are...

    No, '99-'01's use a fly-by-wire TB and they are in no way upward or downward compatable to any other TB. So many computers communicate to make this component work, one can not bypass it. That is...
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    Well, thanks .... I appreciate that, sincerely....

    Well, thanks .... I appreciate that, sincerely. [thumbup]

    However, I am far from angry, no where near a heart attack and have not yet lost my cool. I am a Vet and have fought hard to protect my...
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    With all due respect ... "lightening up" would...

    With all due respect ... "lightening up" would NOT have gotten us anywhere.

    Ignoring an Egregious design flaw and blaming (insulting) the unsuspecting customer for Volvo's greed and deceipt is...
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    They claim they started mailing them in...

    They claim they started mailing them in mid-December. Lying Bastards.

    Edmonds, we know it has NOTHING to do with alphabetical, as you are near the front, namewise and datewise. There is NO...
  22. Thread: My first Volvo

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    Since you bought a '99-'01 you will have regular...

    Since you bought a '99-'01 you will have regular ETM problems, and since you are coming up on 50K miles, you are a prime candidate for this premature part failure. Why do you think the price was so...
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    After my ETS light went on, I limped home and put...

    After my ETS light went on, I limped home and put the car in the garage.

    After that my symptoms were exactly as described above. Good starter turnover, slow to fire, wouldn't rev up, sputtered,...
  24. Thread: Got my ETM check!

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    Congrats, you are ONLY the 3rd person to report...

    Congrats, you are ONLY the 3rd person to report getting the long awaited "rebate" check.

    Funny how no one seems to be getting their "letter", sounds like another scheme by Volvo to keep everybody...
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    No, I think he meant to include it, just in case...

    No, I think he meant to include it, just in case they do the right thing.
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