Auto Defects

1999-2002 Volvo Electronic Throttle Module

Pressure Increases on Volvo to Pay to Replace Faulty ThrottlesAir quality officials press for a warranty extension. The firm also faces a class-action suit.By Myron Levin
Times Staff Writer

May 3, 2005

Defective throttles in 1999-2001 Volvos have been failing at unusually high rates, causing cars to stall, raising air emissions and sticking owners with costly repairs.

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1983-1995 Ford/Lincoln/Mercury Ignition Module Stalling

On December 9, 2002, after five years of litigation, a settlement was reached in a national class action in California, Howard v. Ford Motor Co., that reimbursed owners for ignition module failures that occurred within the first 100,000 miles, and extended the warranty to 100,000 miles for any vehicle still under this mileage.

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Ford Automatic 4 speed

February 2001

Dear Consumer:

Thank you for contacting the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) about the AXOD, AXOD-E, AX4S or AX4N automatic transmission in your vehicle. One or another of these transmissions are used in many vehicles including the Taurus, Sable, Windstar, and Continental. CAS has received numerous complaints on chronic stalling, slippage, harsh or erratic shifting, hesitation, and/or sudden failure.

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