2005 volvo s80 awd 101k miles stalls while driving but will restart instantly. then seems to run fine for a day and happens again. Almost caused a severe accident. Please advise, Thanks
Country: United StatesMake: VolvoModel: s80 awdYear: 2005
Nothing. Stalls intermittently no warning or pattern but instantly restarts and seems to run fine.
Hello,My name is XXXXX XXXXX X am a Volvo dealership technician. I am going to try to help you with your question. Is the check engine light or any warning message on?
no check engine light on, no warning message that my wife remembers
Well even without the engine light or other warning message, a fault code could still be stored that can help with diagnosis. Those cars had some common problems with the fuel pressure sensor failing and causing the car to stall. This will usually set a code but no warning light or message. A Volvo dealership will be needed to access the code(s).
There have also been some problems with the fuel pumps. There is a recall on some pumps, so this might be replaced for free actually. If you send me your VIN, I can check for any open recalls.
vin# yv1th5592151407294 Can a generic obd2 scan tool retrieve the fault codes?
Can you recheck the VIN. It's not coming up as a valid VIN.
A generic one might pull a generic code that I can cross reference to a Volvo specific one
Okay, unfortunately you have no open recalls so you won't be able to have the pump replaced for free. This sounds like the fuel pressure sensor to me. If you have a generic scanner, you can try to scan it and send me the code and I'll see if it crosses with a Volvo code.
I will retrieve code tomorrow if it comes up with what you said i will accept answer so you can get paid. Thanks
I will retrieve code tomorrow if it comes up with what you said i will accept answer so you can get paid. Andy is that fair? Any way to check fuel pressure sensor? I assume it is on the fuel rail? If I pay now will you still answer questions and try to resolve if not fixed? thanks
You can accept now or tomorrow. Either way, you can still post here and I won't ditch you. If you are more comfortable accepting tomorrow, that is fine with me. We check the sensor by reading off the pressure seen by the ECM and comparing it with a gauge attached to the service port on the fuel rail. I doubt the generic scanner will be able to read fuel pressure. And every time I've had a car come in for stalling with a fuel pressure sensor code, it was reading fine in the shop. I've replaced quite a few sensors and haven't had one come back.