Good luck with that line - if I was Volvo I'd say "well what about the C30?"
It is a known and common issue with all Volvos of a certain era. You may get some goodwill.
I have a 2012 V60 and a 2013 V40, and between them 4 locks have gone. I've been lucky so far - 2 done under warranty, the 3rd taken apart by a very good mechanic and a £5 motor replaced, the 4th (in my V60) is in the garage with the same mechanic as I type, but the prognosis is not so good....fear I may finally have to suck up the cost of a new lock!
Our V40 Cross country just had the rear drivers side door lock replaced the door refused to open from both outside and inside, our car has just clocked up 30200 miles, took it to Volvo, the policy for replacement was 50% cost, but still not happy to pay the other 50% that's £ 155, on a car that done so little miles, to have such a serious fault, if you cant get out its a very serious safety issue, Volvo should change it from a policy to a full recall, !!! or if not a recall for car that don't need it at least, a free replacement if it happens
thinking of contacting Ripoffbritten on the BBC, Which Magazine, see if we can get a refund !!
Apologies for not being super technical, but the bit that fails, and seems to have an average life of 5 years, is a little motor which costs £2.25 to replace.
The individual motors are only available at present for some MYs and some locks (depending on whether LHD/RHD, near/offside etc) but more are becoming available.
The one I had fail this week (drivers side, RHD V60, early MY13) was one of the few with no motors available
The motors typically fail gradually....an isolated failure becomes 50/50, then occasionally works, then dies. If that happens, find an Indy who is prepared to look for an just replace the motor.
Bought a 2014 D2 R-Design on Tuesday and tot this message on the dash this morning :frown2:
Please tell me it's a quick and free fix that does not require Volvo dealership charging as all my cash has gone into buying the car!
wondering if these new solarchargers (fitted via cigar lighter) would be safefor an onle 1.8 2001 volvo v40
I understand there may be an issue with certain types of these chargers and older V40s
I own a Buick Regal as a major car.
Sold my VW Golf 2010 and looking for a replacement.
Both the V40 T5 and S60 T5 ( kinetic models ) are at the same price
Any advice will be appreciated.
1. What to choose ?
2. Will be a facelift soon to these models ?
I have been wondering, and maybe someone here has tested it out. Now I know Sport auto shifting does not give more power to the car, but...here is what I am wondering.
D3 or D4, it's a diesel, and diesel's like low revs, and all the torque is at low revs.
So in actual fact, being in Sport mode...
I just bought a 2019 V40 inscription, great car. I normally just leave the car with the AC on in auto climate mode. I notice the A/C is making a strange hissing / sloshing sound. This sound appears to be coming from behind the dash (drivers side) RHD. Hard to tell if the AC is working due...