Help needed: 2000 S80 T6 stalled

Discussion in 'Volvo S80' started by Cynthia, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. Cynthia

    Cynthia Guest

    Hi all,

    My 2000 S80 died today as I was pulling into a parking lot. I was
    doing about 10-15 mph (in the lot) when it happened. Lost steering,
    brakes, etc. It just flat out died. No sputtering. So, I
    immediately took it in to my Volvo dealership -- generally very good
    guys. They thought it might be a battery problem due to something
    that happened last week (door open and key in ignition in 2 position
    for about 3-4 minutes as I loaded car and chatted....when I got back
    into car, I saw a "low battery" warning on the console and car
    wouldn't start. It did after I turned key to full off position and
    restarted....low battery message went away).

    So. They found no fault codes, and tested battery, and apparently
    nothing wrong. They did note that some of the software is out of date
    (!) and could use upgrading, one of the upgrades does address an
    "intermittent" stalling problem. I haven't had an intermittent
    stalling problem, only today :)
    Wouldn't I have seen this earlier? The car is about 4.5 years old.

    Any ideas on what this might be? I am obviously concerned about
    driving a car that can stall out on me.

    Thanks in advance for your help, and time.
    Cynthia, Feb 6, 2004
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  2. Cynthia

    Spanky Guest

    Any car can stall out on you, don't try to fool yourself. With newer cars
    it's particularly important to keep the electrical system in good shape.
    Don't run the battery down and replace it when it starts showing signs of
    age. I've had my S80 for over 4 years and it still has the factory battery
    and has never stalled out on me.

    It has never been drawn flat except one time when the guys at the tire store
    figured it was a good idea to crank my stereo while they did the tire
    change. What idiots, I leave the car with them for 1 hour and they draw the
    battery flat, something I've never done in 4 years of ownership. I guess
    they didn't realize the upgraded stereo has something like 12 speakers and
    can kick out some serious bass. It didn't help any that the CD I had in the
    deck was trance and had a really heavy bass line. Plus, since they opened
    all the doors (to let the sound out) the courtesy lights were all on.
    Spanky, Feb 9, 2004
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