NHTSA Investigates Volvo Throttle Malfunctions

Volvo could be in for a recall of more than 250,000 vehicles if the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) finds an electronic throttle module found on several Volvo models is faulty. After receiving 16 complaints of loss of speed and steering problems, the NHTSA, last week, opened a preliminary evaluation to investigate the part, use on the Ford brand's C70, S60, S70, S80, V70 and V70XC models, from 1999 to 2001. The preliminary report stated that a replacement part offered by Volvo also failed, and that one accident and two injuries may have been caused by the defect.

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