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On my 2005 Volvo S40, the pump electronic module (pem) went bad. After being told how expensive the repair was going to be, i checked online and found that there is an official recall on this part. I called 1-800 Volvo number and was told that my car was not included in the recall.

I like the car but the service is terrible. Please
1) retweet my tweet about the issue: https://twitter.com/MarcMouries/status/682230027325444096
2) like my post on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/VolvocarsUS/posts/10153878179174489

If you own a 2005 Volvo S40, check your VIN on https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/

If it says your car is not included in the recall, please call the National Highway Transport Safety Administration to file a complaint. http://www.nhtsa.gov
 

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$1000?

 

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1000 dollars is insane. The job is very easy to do yourself without any mechanic knowledge. I keep a extra Pem for replacement (paid 10 dollars). Check ebay for a good used one that can easily let you know if it fixed your problem and you can return it.
 

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That recall only dealt with cars in the rust belt section of America. Where are you located? (state)

If it's back near the left side tire, then it could be back. The replacement area was under the back left seat cushion. Also, you don't have to be a mechanic to see where it is installed. Some forms of the recall even tell you where it was, and where it would be relocated. Take your back seat cushion off. If you see a shiny metal box with wires, yours has been relocated.

Also, why did they say you are not covered under the recall?

According to your Facebook, you're from Virginia. That state isn't listed for the recall.... I don't see the issue. Unless something else happened, don't bash Volvo on your social media account and accuse them of wanted money just because you aren't included on the plainly written recall notice from the NHTSA.

ON CERTAIN VEHICLES SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, REOCCURRING, LONG-TERM EXPOSURE TO CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS SUCH AS SALTY-WET CONDITIONS, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE PUMP ELECTRONIC MODULE (PEM) TO BECOME CORRODED INTERNALLY. THIS CAN CAUSE A FAULTY SIGNAL TO THE FUEL PUMP, RESULTING IN LOW OR NO FUEL PRESSURE TO THE ENGINE.

It sucks that almost every state around you has the recall, but there has to be a cut off at some point. You may have a case if you bought the car from one of those states.
 

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Listen to hans gruber. For a consumer such as yourself the xemodex deal is the way to go.

You aren't included in the recall & the extended warranty that went for 10 years & unlimited mileage has expired. Can't be too mad.
 

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it shouldnt be under the drivers seat. I just checked mine because i have a 2005 s40, and my VIN doesnt show that my vehicle qualifies for the recall but my VIN does fall between -- 072090 -- and it has been relocated to underneath the rear lefthand side seat. It was stuck on with some Velcro. AND, IIRC the pump module was originally on the right rear of the car (to the right of the gas tank, according to the recall) just in front of the right rear wheel well?

here: http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?145644-Letter-about-PEM-warrenty&highlight=pem

excerpt from this^ thread.
Here is what I found in Vida. I did a search on MY07, you did not indicate your model year. Its listed as a bulletin for the Pump Electronic Module and not sure if moving the module is what your letter is about. Anyway, the bulletin indicates the location and what it is. There were four pages and the fourth was blank.

Hope this helps,




If its under the driver rear seat then you don't need the recall.

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here are some more related threads.
http://forums.swedespeed.com/showth...tart-after-replacing-FPS&highlight=PEM+recall
http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?177604-P0089-and-P0090-codes-V50

Yeah i also think its a good idea to check if the service has been done... Your car must be registered in one of the states listed in the recall, weird that WV is included but VA. isn't. Anyway before telling people to think twice about the integrity of any company, make sure you're correct (not saying your wrong, im just skeptical) Either way, that really sucks if you'll have to pay full price to have it done, and in that case, I feel your pain. Oh, and also don't forget to hashtag Ford Motor Company in your tweets, guess whose name is on the PEM, lol, lets blame Ford too!
And you should Check your PCV hose too, although its been over 10 years, If that also has not been done then maybe just sell the car while your ahead.
Also, look at the bright side, at least your ignition switch didn't try to kill you, #124 deaths, Chevy.

okay, im sorry for the rant, I do genuinely hope you get the issue resolved.
 

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I meant the driver side rear passenger seat. That's where mine is. And you can buy them rebuilt on ebay for like 90 bucks and do it yourself. It's like a 5 minute job.

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The PEM should be programmed with software by the dealer. You'll notice the xemodex units require you to include your VIN or old unit so they can pre-program them. Many people have reported the car will run on a used unit with no programming. This isn't the "correct" way of doing it however.
Not sure of the exact consequence though. Perhaps some sort of communication error or similar.
 

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I've read that you don't have to have it programmed. I thought I had a fuel delivery problem and looked into this and everything I found said it doesn't have to be programmed.

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Interesting. I'm not sure xemodex is any cheaper than buying a (good) used PEM and having the dealer reprogram. In fact, for the early style xemodex seems significantly more expensive.
 
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