1st Generation Volvo XC60 Loss of Power

The Volvo XC60 is a compact luxury SUV with a spacious interior and top of the line auto parts. Volvo’s take on the sport utility vehicle includes all of the standard safety features found on their sedans, plus the versatility of a crossover. The Volvo XC60 comes in a variety of trims, with either four-wheel or all-wheel drive. These vehicles are mechanically sound and known for their durability and dependability. But as reliable as these vehicles are, they do have some mechanical problems.

Often times while accelerating, some Volvo drivers notice a sudden loss of power around 3000 rpm. At first, this might occur only intermittently, but then occur more frequently over time. While the driver is attempting to accelerate, for example to pass another vehicle, the engine revs up to about 3000 rpm’s but then experiences a plateau no matter how hard the accelerator is pressed. The check engine light may or may not be illuminated.

There are several reasons behind this occurrence and for this reason we do not recommend attempting to isolate the cause of the issue at home. Loss of power is often associated with a clogged oxygen sensor, or a dirty fuel filter. But, it may also be the result of a programming issue in your vehicle’s software. Only an upgrade from a licensed Swedish import mechanic will solve this type of issue.

If you encounter frequent loss of power upon accelerator in your Volvo XC60, the best course of action is to take it to a service center that specializes in repairing Volvo automobiles. Often, these trained Volvo specialists can examine your vehicle more quickly than a Volvo dealership and recommend the correct repairs at a fair price.

Search for a local, independent Volvo repair shop with Volvo mechanics that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense.