Took a 2000 Volvo S80 T-6 in for repair. Car had bad idle, brake booster not working, cruise control disabled, stalling out occasionally, poor acceleration, ect. A few hours later my wife received a phone call informing her that there were an estimated 5,000 dollars or more in repairs. The list was as follows:
Flame Box Replacement: $982
Throttle Module: $1051
Coil Packs And Plugs: $861
Mass Air Flow Sensor: $433
Boost Pressure Sensors: $363
Turbo Pipes: $395
Brake Booster: $109
When my wife informed me, I was skeptical being as I had already replaced the mass air flow sensor (with the exact same Bosh part). So, when I returned to Volvo Of Memphis I asked the mechanic to explain the problems, which he agreed in a bit of a perturbed fashion. I thanked him and paid their $120 diagnostic fee.
After a bit of easy deliberation I narrowed my list down to a few most likely possibilities, the Throttle Module being the priority of them all. I did one google search and BAM! A mass of complaints of Volvo electronic throttle modules. I even found out that Volvo has several lawsuits against them for the matter, and the part had been recalled. So its not a new issue with them I'm guessing. Unfortunately, my particular S80 had already been taken in for the recall by a prior owner. In my search I also found out how to clean the module. So with a little help from You Tube and a can of carburetor cleaner, the Volvo is running well and I'm not out 5,000.
My point of this whole review is it seems impossible that this dealership would not know of this sort of problem. Especially one that had this much effect on their products reputation. Were they trying to rip me off, or are they really that lazy to figure out a problem. I'll let you be the judge of that.