Car dies when slowing on tight turns


#1

I drive a 2004 Volvo v70 (non turbo). It died on me about 3 times in 5 years on tight turns ((switchback). It hadn’t happened for a couple of years but now it has stopped 3 times in the last couple of months. It is very dangerous as the steering stops working and I have to totally stop, put my car in park and restart. I have been lucky nobody has hit me.
Any ideas?


#2

There are 2 recalls for conditions that might lead to stalling. The first is for cracks I the fuel pump. This occurs if the car was used in warm climates for most of its life. The second also involves the fuel system, but deals with solder joints on a circuit board. Check at safercar.gov to see if your car may be involved. The recall numbers are R181 and R220.


#3

You might try having all the software re-installed. The owner below had the same problem you are having and solved it that way.

"I am so glad that I found this forum. My Volvo V70 - 2003 had a similar problem. It would stall at junctions especially when I was turning and braking simultaneously. Two main dealers looked at this and concluded that there was no problem because there were no codes on the car logging system. Finally, after 10 months in and out of main dealers, an independent Volvo specialist solved this for me.

It turns out that there were no hardware faults anywhere on the car, however, there were numerous software issues in several of the control units. The solution was to wipe all the software from these and re-install the lot.

Specifically on my vehicle the garage reinstalled the ECM, TCM and CEM software. (Dont ask me what this means :-), that is what it says on the bill) and I watched the garage download the three software packages from the Volvo system whilst the car was linked to the computer.

The car is now like new. No lumps and bumps in the performance and no hint of a stall at junctions. I have also noticed an improvement in the fuel consumption and the smoothness of the engine on acceleration."

http://volvoforums.com/forum/volvo-v70-13/2004-v70-stalls-while-driving-26288/page2/