Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
You guys aren't mentioning where in the world you are :-)
But almost in all cases if you do anything unofficially to your car, you will void the warranty. Polestar is the only software upgrade you can do that won't affect your warranty. If you are lucky and stay in Germany (and maybe 1 or 2 other close by countries), Heico is approved by Volvo there, but nowhere else.
On the other hand, you can do to your Volvo whatever you want, loose your warranty, and Volvo won't mind, as they don't have to fix your car on their account, as you have to pay for the bill, so in fact they score and still smile.
Current Car (in UAE):
2016 Volvo V40 T5 R-Design, Osmium Grey
Current Car (in South Africa):
2013 Volvo V40 D3 Elite Geartronic, Ice White, sport pack, Nav, keyless entry, 18 inch Taranis, rear styling kit & mods (Polestar, still thinking about it)
2013 V40 T3 Excel Manual, Ice White, Sport Pack, 18 inch Midar