You mention that you just out of warranty period. So your engine is VEA and not FORD/PSA (petrol or diesel). Until now there is no issue recorded for these engines regarding cracked blocks or damaged gaskets. Form the other hand is not good sign any lost of coolant... Also i have arranged to visit the VOLVO service to check my car next week.Hello all!
Pretty ominous reading here!!
Sounds like I'm in a similar position to most here. My car is literally just out of warrenty and I'm getting low engine coolant warnings...
Ive got it booked into the main dealer next week to try and diagnose the problem. After reading this thread, I feel like I've already diagnosed it myself...
I've grown up with volvos all my life and not one has had this problem. Very very disappointing. I dare not think how many thousands of pounds I'm about to lose here!!!
Ops, I probably should have provided a bit more information! I have a 15 plate r design D2 with 50,000 miles - I'm not sure what engine is in the car, but I suspect it's probably the Ford / PSA? When I bought the car, it came with the Volvo SELEKT 1 year warranty that expired in March and I've since had these problems in April.You mention that you just out of warranty period. So your engine is VEA and not FORD/PSA (petrol or diesel). Until now there is no issue recorded for these engines regarding cracked blocks or damaged gaskets. Form the other hand is not good sign any lost of coolant... Also i have arranged to visit the VOLVO service to check my car next week.
Nobody actually cares what engine manufacturer is under the hood. We bought VOLVO and they are responsible for quality. After so many failures in so few km-miles , i would accept that VOLVO at least would cover the total cost either head gasket or engine replacement....Hi All, new to the forum here but with an apparently old issue with the V40 D2 1.6 by PSA.
It started as a simple warning at 65’000km about low coolant level and later evolved into pressure being built up into the cooling system, causing the fluid level to decrease significantly. After a few trips to my Volvo dealer here in Switzerland (which initially claimed it’s normal) they agreed to investigate it further and found a leakage in the head gasket. Later on, while actually replacing it, they found out the engine block was also cracked and I ended up getting the whole engine replaced. Luckily it was all covered under warranty (5y) and I have received very efficient service from the dealer.
My question remains: how can we trust an engine which fails after so few Kms? I’ve never heard of a head gasket being replaced in a practically new car (mine is 2015) before this.
Is anyone aware whether Volvo/PSA have fixed the problem in their later versions of the same engine? We may have got a gasket or engine replaced, but by the laws of engineering we can expect the same failure to occur again in the next 60-70’000 km.
Dear my friend,That‘s good to hear sfbell2! Do you mind if I ask if that was an offer from Volvo or you had to push for it?
Has anyone contacted Volvo directly for a statement? I honestly would like to keep this car for a few more years but I‘m afraid the issue will pop up again and this time out of warranty.
please could you check dm,Dear my friend,
I am sorry for bad news that but you will probably have the same problem again. You probably read my case in page 1. I took deal offered by Volvo and the engine was replaced free of charge for the second time.
Unfortunately, the third one is on the way. I had a warning saying that oil level was low two days ago at 74.000km. It is the same as my previous issue. It started with the "low oil.After a couple of months, I had the warning for coolant.
As soon as I checked the level of oil, I noticed that the level was normal but the viscosity is very high. Also there was a decrease in the level of coolant when comparing to the level one month ago. I think there is a water in the oil due to the leakage. I will probably have warning for coolant in the forthcoming days.
The most important point for me to learn about permanent solution. Otherwise, I have to pay once in a year to have my car repaired. It is obvious that it is not a solution to replace the engine. By the way, I read that installing a new exhaust manifold gasket was a solution. But, this is not the solution. A new one was installed prior to my second issue.Nevertheless, the same problem occured twice after the installation.
As a result, I do not believe that Volvo take a responsibility free of charge and will ask me to pay huge cost especially after the document which I signed. Accordingly, I will go to a service except Volvo and I will have my car repaired. I kindly ask you to share your solutions if there is one applied to your car.
Thanks in advance for your help.
hi, so sorry to read of your problem with Volvo. If i had noticed their was no temperature gauge in my 2016 v40 i would NOT have bought it, indeed i have commented many times inI'm not so sure. Even without any diagnostics, a competent mechanic should be able to identify loss of coolant and the cooling system being pressurised as primary symptoms of head gasket failure. It does strike me as them ignoring the problem so they don''t have to go through the hassle of doing warranty work (that Volvo pays them less for per hour than they can charge paying customers) so they can then charge full price once the warranty has expired.
Other examples of this attitude from dealer workshop staff have been the cases of sticking clutch pedal/clutch slave cylinder failure where they have danced round the houses greasing shafts replacing pedal boxes and springs rather than fixing the well-known real cause because of the amount of work and time it takes which ends up losing them money as warranty work compared what they can charge a customer per hour for the same job.
<dons tinfoil hat>
Even more cynically, I've often wondered if the dealerships get black marks from Volvo UK when they make expensive warranty claims, which would be another incentive to try and put it off until the warranty expires (for example, in this case, they have potentially saved Volvo UK 60% of the cost of replacing an engine).