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Volvo Recall Description: Coolant leakage may result in a fire
Volvo models affected by this Recall: Volvo V40, V40 CC, S60, V60, V70, S80
Recall chassis numbers (VIN) by Volvo Model:

  • V40 CC – YV1MZ4851D2000004 to YV1MZ485BDM990043
  • V40 – YV1MV485BD2000002 to YV1MV485BDM990067
  • S60 – YV1FS485BB2001139 to YV1FS48C1F1369491
  • S80 – YV1AS075BC1134728 to YV148HAS3F1192990
  • V70 – YV1BW4851C1168544 to YV1BW485BF1337417
  • V60 – YV1FW48A1B1001085 to YV1FW48HBEM990120
Build Date of Volvo cars Affected: 06/02/2012 to 22/04/2015
Recall total number of Volvo Cars: 3192
Recall defect descripton: It has been identified that during the engine warm-up process and under certain driving/climate conditions, for instance periods of high acceleration or high engine load immediately after a cold start, in cold climates, there is the possibility for coolant leakage or oil seepage. This can lead to the possibility, in a worst-case scenario, of smoke or a slow developing fire in the engine compartment. However, the driver will receive a warning message on the driver Information Module indicating a low coolant level.
Volvo Recall action: Recall all affected vehicles to modify the coolant bypass valve and install a new exhaust manifold gasket.
Volvo Recall launch date: 26/10/2016
Recall Reference: R/2016/249
 

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Not sure if this is related. Read on www.volvohowto.com :

Volvo Recall Description: Coolant leakage may result in a fire
Volvo models affected by this Recall: Volvo V40, V40 CC, S60, V60, V70, S80
That was on the B4164T Ford EcoBoost petrol engines, and related to the manifold gasket failng. It was covered in this thread from 2016:
http://www.volvov40club.com/forums/15-engine-technical/26049-recall-manifold-gasket.html
The recall involved changing the exhaust manifold gasket and fitting a pressure relief valve into the coolant circuit. It seemed there was a risk of overpressure in the coolant circuit at high engine RPMs when the engine is cold (the thermostat is closed so coolant is not circulating to the radiator or expansion tank). This can potentially cause the exhaust manifold gasket to fail (the coolant circuit extends into the manifold to cool the turbo) which can also cause an oil leak (the turbo's oil feed comes though the manifold as well) leading to major coolant loss and the risk of oil leaking onto the exhaust catching fire.
 

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The issue is global. From what i read - here - in Greek Volvo forum, the PEUGEOT/FORD 1.6 diesel engines who were manufactured a specific period of 2014 appeared with the low coolant level issue.
Have you got any further info on this please? My 2013 D2 1.6 has been sat in the dealership for the last nine months whilst waiting on the ombudsman who ruled in favour of Volvo :frown2:

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Nice information..
No idea
seems "Green Shield Stamps" are back on offer for participitating!!!!
Sorry to all under 65's - ask you Dad or Grandad
 

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half of these heating problems would not happen if volvo saw fit to have a temperature gauge on board .i have come across a kit from tomtop (i have ordered one ,
about $ 14) it looks easy for most people to do. from [email protected], clickour sevicechanels-tomtop.com. click car water temperature kit in search box.
best wishes franko.
 

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Hi Stephen. Any more news on your issue? I seem to have the same issue building with my son's 2015 V40 D2 (4 months out of warranty). A sudden appearance of "low coolant" warning (but no temperature warnings). Took it to Volvo dealer to check hoping for a simple coolant leak to be told it was probably a head gasket failure requiring a 5-6 hour strip of the engine (at £160 per hour) plus at least the same time to reassemble. I am now thinking that when it is stripped down they will say cracked head or block or new engine needed. Should not happen for a 3 year old car on 43,000 miles.
 

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OK, here's the conclusion to my tale of woe.

In short, Marshall Milton Keynes immediately offered me 50% off the price of a new engine after they took the head off and found the block was at fault. I wasn't happy with that as back at around £6K to get it back on the road it was a write off (car being worth £7K or so). After my wrangling with Volvo UK they offered an additional 10% off. That brought the cost down to £5500. The guy in the service department said he could rejig the figured and make it more like £5000.

After much waiting on my case(s) with the Motoring ombudsman, they ruled in favour of Volvo/Marshall. In fact, the ruling read like a speech from the later :|

So after the car had been sat at Marshall Milton Keynes for the best part of 9 months it was time to move on. It went to auction as a non runner and sold for £2600. After the auction house fees, transportation and the garage admin fee (yes they still wanted their 2 hours diagnostic work fee to take the head off and find they had supplied me a lemon of an engine block) I got £2000.

Anyhow, I took the money and put it towards a second hand Kia. 7 Years, 100, 000 mile transferrable warranty. Once bitten twice shy.

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Low coolent warning

iam the same 2014 D2 and at 37000 mile. i got a warning yeasterday saying warning engine coolent low.
Anyone any advice please on what to do.Iam really worried somthing major is wrong. Help
 

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iam the same 2014 D2 and at 37000 mile. i got a warning yeasterday saying warning engine coolent low.
Anyone any advice please on what to do.Iam really worried somthing major is wrong. Help
First thing to do is to top up the coolant, as per the manual. It might just need coolant and could be nothing serious.

If it happens again or keeps happening, then seek the advice of a dealership/garage.
 

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Morning all i had the engine warning light come on as it was overheating , it asked me to reduce my speed then another waring flashed saying stop the car safely and turn off engine , it went to a local garage who checked it out and topped it up with coolant as this light had now come on , this was all sorted they said then my wife drove it home from the garage and the same problem came on again , we took it back where they had replaced the sensor but once again same problem , I then took it to Volvo Taunton motor company where they checked it over and said I had a air block this was again sorted out and within 2 weeks later the same issue again resurfaced, I took it back to Taunton Volvo where they have changed the thermo stat but still same issue , they call me today and say it needs s new head which will cost me £3000 but with discount they will do it fitted for £2500 , my car has done 81000 miles on a 64 plate and this problem seems to be a common fault on the volvo, does Volvo Uk or anyone have any information on what you thinks best for me to do please
 

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It's horror stories like this which made me decide to buy the extended warranty .. especially as I have a 2014 D2.
Shocking this sort of thing can happen with a relatively new car ...
 

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On my vea d2 engine I noticed that my car loose coolant when heating is on, and coolant comes back when heather is off, so if i fill it up when low coolant level comes on after that in nice sunny day i have overfilled coolant tank.. Dont know any solution yet
 

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@knkighty78 if you check the oil and it's coming out milky looking then its the head... when the car is sitting do you notice any puddles are wet spots on the ground under the engine bay? I had a similar issue to this on my old S80 and it turned out to be the water pump had failed and was leaking out coolant which luckily was a much cheaper fix than a new head
 

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Same here my 1.6 diesel 2014 has been giving me engine temperature high and low coolant for 3 months now.I will open the coolant expansion cap after 15 minutes and coolant will get up there so then the dashboard sign will disappear for a while.I ve noticed when I drive the car in short distances the coolant level will drop but much slower compared to when the engine gets warmed up let’s say say after 15 minutes drive over 100 km/h.I have been to four different garages with no luck,waterpump radiator all fine no external leaks head gasket has been tested twice no issues but... from what i was reading in here its the most common thing with this car a cracked engine block caused by poor pse material.Thats what my volvo specialist suggested I should be prepared for.I have heard that Volvo Sweden has done engine replacement (or even repair) under warranty , even after it had expired but I would really like to know how everyone else has treated this and if a repair work on engine block would be worthwhile. Cheers!
 

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Same here my 1.6 diesel 2014 has been giving me engine temperature high and low coolant for 3 months now.I will open the coolant expansion cap after 15 minutes and coolant will get up there so then the dashboard sign will disappear for a while.I ve noticed when I drive the car in short distances the coolant level will drop but much slower compared to when the engine gets warmed up let’s say say after 15 minutes drive over 100 km/h.I have been to four different garages with no luck,waterpump radiator all fine no external leaks head gasket has been tested twice no issues but... from what i was reading in here its the most common thing with this car a cracked engine block caused by poor pse material.Thats what my volvo specialist suggested I should be prepared for.I have heard that Volvo Sweden has done engine replacement (or even repair) under warranty , even after it had expired but I would really like to know how everyone else has treated this and if a repair work on engine block would be worthwhile. Cheers!

I am afraid that your issue is the common that observed in ford/psa diesel engine with engine gasket. Of course VOLVO knowing this but due to high cost of engine repair i think is trying to avoid any recall. Here in Greece also detected same problem in many D2 1.6 (80.000km-100.000Km) unfortunately. My question is why the garages did not detect any issue in your v40....
 

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They all hint that this must be the problem since no other obvipus leak is there it’s just that they want me to get prepared for cashing out anything from 4.000 to 9000 before asking them to
 

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Shame Problem.

D2 Volvo 2014 Reg -- Warning Low Coolant Level.

This happened a couple of times and over time progressively got more and more frequent, each time on inspection the coolant level could be seen just below the level warning sensor.
The bottle was under pressure even after being parked up for hours.
My question is this, "Why does a car of this quality have no means of determining the Engine Temperature?"

Anyway suffice to say that this car will probably be scrapped now, what a shame.

All Leather AC and Alloys plenty of extras … no temperature gauge.
 

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Volvo D2 Low Coolant Level

Shame Problem.

D2 Volvo 2014 Reg -- Warning Low Coolant Level.

This happened a couple of times and over time progressively got more and more frequent, each time on inspection the coolant level could be seen just below the level warning sensor.
The bottle was under pressure even after being parked up for hours.
My question is this, "Why does a car of this quality have no means of determining the Engine Temperature?"

Anyway suffice to say that this car will probably be scrapped now, what a shame.

All Leather AC and Alloys plenty of extras … no temperature gauge.
 
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