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    Volvo's sense of business strategy

    So let's see if I understand Volvo's business strategy. First, stall, stall, stall on the ETM stalling problem so that they piss off a huge number of formerly loyal Volvo owners who vow never to buy...
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    Mota37 misses the point completely

    Mota37, you missed the point completely. Volvo markets themselves as a very reputable company that cares dearly about safety. But then they do things completely contrary to that. They recently...
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    Goodbye All

    Goodbye All. I sold my 99 S70 last night, and it will be my last Volvo. With 67K miles, the car still had shown no signs of an ETM failure and had very few other problems, but I felt it was time to...
  4. Poll: What this poll does not capture

    I've been thinking that this poll doesn't capture is how many disgruntled Volvo owners share their stories with prospective buyers. Friends of mine know that I am (or at least used to be) a Volvo...
  5. Poll: I see that VCNA must have voted in the poll...

    ...either that, or some joker is trying to reduce the validity of the poll.

    Would any rational person really be "significantly more likely" to buy cars from an auto manufacturer that knowingly...
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    bump--Just trying to keep this highly visible for awhile.

    Shane
  7. Please take poll on ETM problems and future new Volvo purchases

    Please see and participate in the the poll on ETM failures and new Volvo purchases over in the 1997-2000 XC forum here. It is important that ALL Volvo enthusiast give feedback on this. Thanks. ...
  8. Please take poll on ETM problems and future new Volvo purchases

    Please see and participate in the the poll on ETM failures and new Volvo purchases over in the 1997-2000 XC forum here. It is important that ALL Volvo enthusiast give feedback on this. Thanks. ...
  9. Poll: Why have only 30 people voted in this poll?

    Why have only 30 people voted in this poll? Is that all that care about how Volvo is handling the ETM problem? Perhaps it's rationale after all for Volvo to tell its owners to go stuff it if such a...
  10. Poll: Survey: ETM failures and future Volvo purchases

    Many of you may know about the problems that many 1999 to 2001 Volvos are having with failures of the Electronic Throttle Module (ETM). An ETM failure can cause the car to unexpectedly stall and...
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    Someone mentioned before that they got the part...

    Someone mentioned before that they got the part from FCP Groton for below $500. I haven't checked their current price.
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    Poll: Would it be too late to add a question?

    Would it be too late to add a question? I think it might be relevant to know whether the cars were turbo or non-turbo. Apparently, one of the hypotheses of failure cause involves pressure that...
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    There is a cheap fix

    There is a cheap fix for this, in which remove the door, drill two holes through the broken weld, and then bolt the door stay mount back to the A pillar. I can't recall where it is, but there is a...
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    BTW, we need to be sure Volvo is monitoring this thread

    Would someone who has the relevant contact information at Volvo please forward this thread address to them? They need to know what is awaiting them if they don't own up to the problem.

    Shane
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    As we think about the odds of success, read the following

    I posted the below at the brickboard in response to a post mentioning the recent headlight recall for the 1999+ S70s. I think it is somewhat relevant to the discussion going on on this board about...
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