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by XC40Warwick
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Paint Quality, Airco & Other Things
Replies: 13
Views: 1632

Re: Paint Quality, Airco & Other Things

Having had the unfortunate issue of having a brand new car repainted (Vauxhall not a Volvo), it proved to be the wrong thing to do. On reflection I should have rejected the car but it was 20 years ago and it appeared to be almost impossible in those days. I would reject the car on the grounds of the...
by XC40Warwick
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Panoramic roof - wet inside
Replies: 26
Views: 8649

Re: Panoramic roof - wet inside

So much for the OP only trusting factory fitted for adhesives and seals! XC40Warwick - Good to hear of your positive experience with the Northampton dealer. I bought from them and received very good service and will be going to them for services etc. even though I have two other dealers much closer...
by XC40Warwick
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Brake pad wear sensor - or lack of !
Replies: 11
Views: 2349

Re: Brake pad wear sensor - or lack of !

Depends on driving I suppose but pads should last at least 30k miles, so 28k isn't unreasonable. I'm not too worried about lack of sensors, many cars have them, many don't. They can give a false sense of security if the wear is uneven. I'd be more worried why your first service didn't pick up the w...
by XC40Warwick
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: MPG - Again :-)
Replies: 216
Views: 52884

Re: MPG - Again :-)

Out of curiousity what mileage did you get out of your initial set of tyres? Presume this was your first service, 12 months doesn't seem a long life. [/quote] I managed to get 28k miles out of the first set - 2 years. it was the FE demonstrator for Bells in Northampton so I got it after six months. ...
by XC40Warwick
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: MPG - Again :-)
Replies: 216
Views: 52884

Re: MPG - Again :-)

I was averaging 6.4l/100km = 44 MPG but since my latest service and a new set of tyres (same brand/spec as before) it has increased to 6.8l/100km = 41.5 MPG
by XC40Warwick
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Brake pad wear sensor - or lack of !
Replies: 11
Views: 2349

Brake pad wear sensor - or lack of !

Had my XC40 serviced at the Volvo garage in Northampton. Service was great until they informed me that the rear pads were worn 96% ..... My response was that I would have expected the indicator to tell me there was excessive wear, they told me the XC40 has no pad wear sensors fitted. It was also sug...
by XC40Warwick
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Panoramic roof - wet inside
Replies: 26
Views: 8649

Re: Panoramic roof - wet inside

Quick Update - I was at the Volvo dealer in Northampton (very nice, friendly and helpful), they spent an hour after the service investigating the water sitting under the passenger seat. They have concluded it's the windscreen bonding that has an issue. As I live between the UK and France its booked ...
by XC40Warwick
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Panoramic roof - wet inside
Replies: 26
Views: 8649

Re: Panoramic roof - wet inside

Just found water under my passenger seat - not the footwell as others have found. Have checked the sunroof drains are working, tested with a jug of water and it disappeared down the drains on both sides and appeared under the car (making gurgling noises)- So i *think* its not a blocked drain pipe. T...
by XC40Warwick
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Pillow/Neck cushion
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

Re: Pillow/Neck cushion

I bought one and the passenger loves it - stops their head rolling off the head restraint if they doze off
by XC40Warwick
Tue May 21, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Driving in France - headlamp adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 1604

Re: Driving in France - headlamp adjustment

Previous thread: Re: Driving in Europe Post by Whiterdesign » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:21 pm Even if you don’t have adaptive shadow technology, due to the way the LED lights are set they will not dazzle they have a sharp cut off beam. So there is no setting for left or right hand drive. If you go onto Vol...