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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-01-2017, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Dodgy starter?

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First post here at this nice little forum. I have been searching a bit but havn't been able to find anything, but if I missed it please do point me in the right direction.


So... I bought a brand spaning new V40 D2, 2.0 2016 model 1.5 years ago and it's been running pretty well, but...

Every now and then I'm having some issues with the starter. When I've been out driving, park the car and turn it off. Then when I bet back to it a few minutes later (2-5 or so) and try to start it again it's as if the starter won't work.

When I press the starter it turns over for a split second then goes off with a message in the display that I should press the starter! Today I had to press it three times until it started just fine as if nothing had happened.

It happens relatively seldom but I have noticed it a handful times during the last year or so. Both during summer time and in winter (like today with -3C degrees) so I doubt it's weather related.

I doubt this is a good sign, and I probably should take it to get checked at a Volvo shop, unless you guys know of a easy way to fix this issue?


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A warm welcome to the forum Jesper & congrats on your V40 purchase! A great choice
I think you have actually answered your own question... "I probably should take it to get checked at a Volvo shop"
In my opinion at least, despite the inconvenience of a return to the dealer anything like what you have described during warranty is a problem for Volvo not you!
In my case that would mean anything regardless of if I thought I could fix it myself or not...

So long as you ring and make a booking first I'm sure they'll have a car waiting for you to use while they sort out the starter issue.
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I took the V40 for a warranty check/fix at the dealer today. They didn't find any errors in the computer-logs and they couldn't reproduce the error (probably didn't drive far enough to let it get hot).

They did change the oil filter though, by order from Volvo, and they (me too...) hope that fixed it. I guess Volvo know that something is up with the filters, I wonder what that might be?

Time will show if the problem has been fixed or not.
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I took the V40 for a warranty check/fix at the dealer today. They didn't find any errors in the computer-logs and they couldn't reproduce the error (probably didn't drive far enough to let it get hot).

They did change the oil filter though, by order from Volvo, and they (me too...) hope that fixed it. I guess Volvo know that something is up with the filters, I wonder what that might be?

Time will show if the problem has been fixed or not.
Have to admit to struggling with the concept of an oil filter change fixing an issue with the starter motor
I would be tempted to get my phone out & film any subsequent problems you have with starting so you can show your dealer if it happens again.

I would also have to admit to being slightly annoyed by the concept of "The computer hasn't logged an error so there isn't one" mentality these days
Thankfully it hasn't been an issue with my V40 but I certainly copped that line from Ford a few times with my 2012 Focus Titanium... VERY frustrating!
Despite being unsure of how it would have... I hope they have fixed it for you

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