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Bought a second hand V40 2015 D2 1.6L like a month ago. Since day one had problems with it. To be honest I love everything about the car but in one month I drove it probably 3 days, mostly in the garage to fix it. Started with warning" cooling fluid low" took it for a long test drive, 45 miles later warning" engine overheating, stop slowly".
Went back at garage and they changed : new gear box( had issues in 5th and 6th gear), new thermostat and sensors, new water pump and timing belt, they checked the radiator for cracks and blocks but all was fine. Second day after I got the car back, first noticed the cooling fluid was over the max. At some point no heat was coming in the cockpit, then warning light " cooling fluid low". Car wasn't used for few hours then all was working fine. This morning same thing, started driving, no heat , or when heat starts is just for few minutes then cold. Now I noticed there's also a bad smell in the car that is the first time. Cooling fluid seems fine but no ideea what it can be. So disappointed to send the car back.
 

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Oh dear..Sorry to hear of you experiences.
I must say it does seem that the pre-VEA engined 1.6 D2's are now running into serious problems as they age and mileages increase.
I bought a few months ago now a later 2.0litre VEA engined D2 and really do hope that it proves to be more reliable than the earlier 1.6 D2's seem to be.
I absolutely love my V40 and would hate to have a tale of woe like you have experienced.
Will the dealer have the car back?.Is buying a later engined V40 an option?

Alan
I just returned the Volvo back to the dealership and waiting for the new paperwork to finalize. Felt so bad to give it back as I really really liked it. Will exchange it for a BMW 320M as I can't really count on that V40 .
 
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