1998 Volvo S90 from North America
While backing my 1998 Volvo S90 into my garage, the car suddenly accelerated. I noticed what was happening and immediately applied the brakes. The car crashed into a platform holding a row of cabinets. The rear end of the car is destroyed and the car is totaled.
I need help dealing with Volvo and/or an attorney.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th March, 2010
13th Mar 2010, 03:46
I think you'll find that you accelerated too hard!!!
12th May 2010, 12:41
A Volvo cannot be totaled unless driving above 120 mph.
The 960/40 and S90 are the same cars. You probably did it yourself without knowing, or the car is having gearbox problems. But I doubt that. Take a look http://www.volvoforums.org.uk/showthread.php?t=23406
26th Mar 2011, 22:51
The S90 wasn't produced in 1996.
11th Apr 2011, 19:36
Your comment really makes no sense. No other reports of this ever happening - period!
19th Dec 2011, 16:46
Sounds false to me.. I have owned two of the 9 series Volvos, and two of the 7 series.. all of which are the same chassis and super-heavy construction. I've backed into a Ford Explorer with mine; destroyed the Explorer's lower door, but only lost a tail light. Unless your garage is three hundred feet long so you can get some actual speed, no way you did anything besides cosmetic damage. Try again.. also how old is the car? Sue who for what because your fifteen year old car had an acceleration surge.
13th Aug 2015, 00:16
One pedal accelerates and one brakes.
I think you may have gotten yourself confused. Reversing into a garage is hard work ;)
2nd Apr 2017, 17:43
What the original poster said CAN happen, and has happened to me on a V70/S70 (a FWD model), but the throttle cable is the same, just shorter. So the throttle cable has a spring loaded kickdown switch built into the cable encased in plastic. Over time and heat cycles, it's possible for the case to break, popping the spring, which shortens the cable length, which is equal to wide open throttle.