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Volvo Recall 181 on 2003-2004 V70 : Fuel Pressure Sensor

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IMPORTANT RECALL NOTICE

May 25, 2007

To all Volvo Retailers and Employees:

RE: Recall 181, certain model year(s) 2003-2004 S60/V70 Fuel Pressure Sensors

Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (Volvo) has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety

Administration and Transport Canada that we will perform a Voluntary Safety Recall to replace

the Fuel Pressure Sensor on certain model year 2003 and 2004 Volvo S60/V70 vehicles.

The fuel pressure sensor (FPS) located on the left side of the fuel rail, may at times transmit

incorrect signals regarding the fuel pressure to the Engine Control Module (ECM). If the signal is

outside of the pre-programmed allowable limits, a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) may be set

and the Check Engine Light (CEL) will come on.

Engine misfire may occur during driving that in turn can reduce the engine torque, in the worst

case scenario the engine may stall without warning.

Detail See: http://ss.otheron.com/rkelly/video/R181+Re...ter+-+FINAL.pdf

Doug H

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i was having a bunch of misfire codes and a cel for fuel pressure sensor.

i brought up the recall which they knew nothing of and after looking into it they said the R's are not part of this. i tried arguing but since i was getting my trunk wiring harness replaced under VIP i got a new sensor for free anyway.

the message thing said my trunk was open when it clearly was not. they ripped out the hole harness and found a wire had been worn through at the bend point. part 8645685-2 121.51$ for anybody this happens to.

the pressure sensor is part 30756097-9 192.59usd. it would be simple for a DIY.

remove the air box and a couple of the screws in the plug cover. the sensor is on the side there. one clip and bingo. if you wanted the easiest but more work would be to remove the charge pipe, then the cover for easy access.

car definitely drives better under acceleration now.

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Check engine light just came on :)

Any ideas on how to identify the problem on the 4th of July?

Do you have access to a code reader? Call a local Advanced Auto and see if they are open today and could read your code?

Doug H

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Do you have access to a code reader? Call a local Advanced Auto and see if they are open today and could read your code?

Doug H

Advanced Auto read it:

Fuel Pressure Sensors stored error code 0193.

The check engine light hasn't come on since early this morning. I didn't see 0193 code in the recall and from what the Advanced Auto guy said, the check engine light should not come off until the car is serviced :(

Any ideas as to why the stored error code is different and the check engine light is no longer on?

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Advanced Auto read it:

Fuel Pressure Sensors stored error code 0193.

The check engine light hasn't come on since early this morning. I didn't see 0193 code in the recall and from what the Advanced Auto guy said, the check engine light should not come off until the car is serviced :(

Any ideas as to why the stored error code is different and the check engine light is no longer on?

0193 is Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit High Input which is probably the pressure sensor under the recall. The reason the check engine light is no longer on is because as stated in the Recall "the fuel pressure sensor may at times transmit an incorrect signal to the Engine Control Module (ECM)." The sensor is intermittent and works correctly and then transmits the incorrect signal other times.

Doug H

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The sensor is intermittent and works correctly and then transmits the incorrect signal other times.

Doug H

Thanks Doug, you da man :(

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Is this just a covered repair, if you have a problem, or will Volvo be contacting us to come in and have this item fixed?

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Is this just a covered repair, if you have a problem, or will Volvo be contacting us to come in and have this item fixed?

I am having mine done next Tuesday. I just called and made an appointment and I am not currently having a problem.

Doug H

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I am having mine done next Tuesday. I just called and made an appointment and I am not currently having a problem.

Doug,

I've had a quick search - is this a USA & CAN & LHD related recall only?

No one seems to know about it at home back in AUS...

Thx

Trent

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Doug,

I've had a quick search - is this a USA & CAN & LHD related recall only?

No one seems to know about it at home back in AUS...

Thx

Trent

Typically Recalls are US based because the NHTSA has the authority to direct Auto manufacture to perform a recall. I do not know if CAN, Europe & AUS have similar Government organizations. Many times an Auto manufacture will voluntarily perform a Recall to avoid being directed by NHTSA in order to not have an official record of the problem. Since this is a Service Manager Bulletin it appears it is a Volvo voluntary recall by VCNA in the US which may or may not be applicable to other countries. B)

Doug H

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Had the recall done at Herb Gordon Volvo yesterday, loaner car was provided, free car wash and everything was no charge. :lol:

Service ticket reads:

Perform Recall #181-Fuel Pressure Sensor

Recall Completed

983706-3 Cable Tie 1

30756097-9 Pressure Sensor

Doug H

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Well I just got this recall done on an 03 V70...after losing power while doing 70mph on the highway. "worst case scenario" aye volvo. My servive ticket reads "Recall 181 complete, replaced MAP sensor, reset codes."

Why the difference here from what others have had replaced? It's the correct recall notice (I showed a copy of the recall bulletin to the confused service rep), is this just another term for the fuel pressure sensor and related ties? BTW this is a V70 i took in, not a v70R....is that the difference?

Oh they also politely informed me , "well we're not scheduling any new appointments until the 30th" To which I of course replied, just as politely ;) that I was not there to make an appointment....

2 hrs later I had a done job.

Erik

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My official recall letter showed up yesterday. Fortunately, I already had it taken care of at Herb Gordon Volvo.

Doug H

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I went to my dealer this morning to get the recall performed. I called for the appointment 4 days ago. When I arrived, I was told that they don't have the recalled part and claim that there is now a national backorder for the replacement part. Of course, they were too lazy to call me and tell me this, so I wasted my morning for nothing.

Call your dealer and verify that they have the part in stock before you go in.

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UPDATE:

My dealer just called to apologize. The new part that they said was on back order was for the non-turbo engines. The part for our cars is available and they had it in stock. Back I go on Monday.

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More Information: NOTE: ENGINE CODE 52 is the R engine

"Reference Bulletin SMB 23-181, TNN 23-181

etc. etc. etc.

NOTE: NOT ALL VEHICLES WITHIN THE CHASSIS LIMITATIONS ABOVE ARE AFFECTED. RETAILER MUST CONFIRM VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY IN VRC2 PRIOR TO BEGINING RECALL REPAIRS"

Interestingly, my service guy has said my car is covered by the recall but the system is not accepting it as one that needs it. He has all the paperwork and is not sure why it is not accepting mine. Hopefully I can write back with some good news soon.

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i was having a bunch of misfire codes and a cel for fuel pressure sensor.i brought up the recall which they knew nothing of and after looking into it they said the R's are not part of this. i tried arguing but since i was getting my trunk wiring harness replaced under VIP i got a new sensor for free anyway.the message thing said my trunk was open when it clearly was not. they ripped out the hole harness and found a wire had been worn through at the bend point. part 8645685-2 121.51$ for anybody this happens to. the pressure sensor is part 30756097-9 192.59usd. it would be simple for a DIY. remove the air box and a couple of the screws in the plug cover. the sensor is on the side there. one clip and bingo. if you wanted the easiest but more work would be to remove the charge pipe, then the cover for easy access.car definitely drives better under acceleration now.
My car is been having the same symptems and i took it to volvo today. they told me that my car does not qualify for the recall... i am pissed! the car dies without warning in the highway... the tech said that it could be the main computer... can it be true? i'm looking for some answers to what the problem could be.... please help...! let me know if you had the same problem at the dealer and how it was resolved...thanx :o :angry: :angry:
Typically Recalls are US based because the NHTSA has the authority to direct Auto manufacture to perform a recall. I do not know if CAN, Europe & AUS have similar Government organizations. Many times an Auto manufacture will voluntarily perform a Recall to avoid being directed by NHTSA in order to not have an official record of the problem. Since this is a Service Manager Bulletin it appears it is a Volvo voluntary recall by VCNA in the US which may or may not be applicable to other countries. :) Doug H
What other thing can be wrong if the pressure sensor is not the problem? they told me at the dealership that it can be the ecm... you crazy i said... that's a big one..!let me know of any other problems that can cause this power loss and shut off of the engine..

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Is this the same as the fuel pressure regulator. I believe I have this problem and my car falls just outside of the chasis range. How can I make sure that while my car is outside this range the bad part was not in my car. The dealer tells me its the fuel pressure regulator and is charging me $400 to repair.

IMPORTANT RECALL NOTICE

May 25, 2007

To all Volvo Retailers and Employees:

RE: Recall 181, certain model year(s) 2003-2004 S60/V70 Fuel Pressure Sensors

Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (Volvo) has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety

Administration and Transport Canada that we will perform a Voluntary Safety Recall to replace

the Fuel Pressure Sensor on certain model year 2003 and 2004 Volvo S60/V70 vehicles.

The fuel pressure sensor (FPS) located on the left side of the fuel rail, may at times transmit

incorrect signals regarding the fuel pressure to the Engine Control Module (ECM). If the signal is

outside of the pre-programmed allowable limits, a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) may be set

and the Check Engine Light (CEL) will come on.

Engine misfire may occur during driving that in turn can reduce the engine torque, in the worst

case scenario the engine may stall without warning.

Detail See: http://ss.otheron.com/rkelly/video/R181+Re...ter+-+FINAL.pdf

Doug H

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The recall is for the Fuel Pressure Sensor which is different from the Fuel Pressure Regulator.

Doug H

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I need to replace my pressure sensor and would like to know if any one ( Doug? ) has more specific instructions or pictures of the unit and its location, as I have started to remove the air box but have not purchased the new part yet and don't know exactly what I am looking for.

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I need to replace my pressure sensor and would like to know if any one ( Doug? ) has more specific instructions or pictures of the unit and its location, as I have started to remove the air box but have not purchased the new part yet and don't know exactly what I am looking for.

You can see photo here: http://www.v70r.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=12205&hl . It is located on the right side of the motor under the fuel rail cover.

Doug H

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