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May I ask those guys with this mirror problem...
It seems that soon or later will happen to every car. What can be done as pre-"treatment" to prevent this to happen?
To apply some glue around, or some sticky tape or something else?...
What are your suggestions?
 

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May I ask those guys with this mirror problem...
It seems that soon or later will happen to every car. What can be done as pre-"treatment" to prevent this to happen?
To apply some glue around, or some sticky tape or something else?...
What are your suggestions?
Just leave it. Glue or sticky tape will just ruin the aesthetic of the rimless mirror. If/When it falls off clean both parts with alcohol wipes to remove any dirt/grease/remains of old glue... then use some heavy duty 3M pads to stick it back in place.
 

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Ive been thinking about the primer delaminating from the glass, might be worth asking a friendly "autoglass" type chappie for a quick spread, or buy a 30ml pot from a source including a well known action site before the new adhesive is applied. The same delamination fault is prevalent on many range rover front screens, un-noticed it can cause upwards of 10k's worth of damage, makes our mirror issue fairly trivial!!
 

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Does anyone know if it also performs any optical or protective function. Just wondering before I apply any adhesive to the now-exposed back of the glass?
 

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I spotted discolouration/dark spots (almost like peeled away foil) around the edge of the rimless mirror in my 2013 D4 around a year after I bought the car in 2015. I made a Volvo dealer aware of it when the car was in for warranty work (door seal replacement). They replaced the mirror as part of the work - but the replacement mirror has a rim around it. When I asked about the difference, I was told that it was a design change to address problems with the mirror glass dis-bonding from the mirror. Pics of new mirror below.



Same problem on 18 plate V40 T2 Rdesign with 24k miles.
Spoke with local dealer and replaced complete mirror under 100% Goodwill from Volvo. No charge.
 

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Just to add that I bought a mirror from Phoenix and fitted it a few days ago.
Used a hair dryer (as recommended) to ensure the adhesive pad worked effectively and it's all good so far.
Very pleased with the design, fit and instructions. (y)
 

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Recently had the same problem with the rear view mirror glass dropping off after a night of cold weather. As this appears common I think there is a design fault here. My v40 is a 2017 plate. Main dealer charged £130 for fitting a replacement. I wonder if the manufacturer should compensate.
 

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Recently had the same problem with the rear view mirror glass dropping off after a night of cold weather. As this appears common I think there is a design fault here. My v40 is a 2017 plate. Main dealer charged £130 for fitting a replacement. I wonder if the manufacturer should compensate.
It isn't a design fault - it just happens to lots of cars. I owned a V40 for 5 years and it never once fell off, even during the "beast from the east" when temperatures in Scotland fell as low as -26

Sometimes you get lucky and other times you don't
 
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