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by blastpipe
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Snow setting for Geartronic XC40 B4 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Snow setting for Geartronic XC40 B4 2021

Tyres tyres tyres.. Get a decent set of winter tyres first... Or all season of in most of UK. There is no snow mode in the XC40. Off road mode is not for use on roads it says in the owners handbook and as discussed previously on similar threads. I believe eco mode represents a good mode for use on s...
by blastpipe
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: XC40 2.0 B4 FWD mpg issues
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: XC40 2.0 B4 FWD mpg issues

I have a T4 and the MPG increased considerably once it had a few thousand miles on the clock. I get well more mpg than you are seeing...but then mine has fallen off a cliff now due to lockdown. The lockdown is not a representative period to be assessing your mpg...car usage has dropped...electrical ...
by blastpipe
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Blue dash warning
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Blue dash warning

I can see it in the manual....but the manual doesn't actually say what the symbol means..it is something to do with the road signs though On other forums I've seen it mentioned as symbol "denoting expressway/road reserved for motor vehicles." It seems to be a more EU focussed symbol not really appli...
by blastpipe
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Spare wheel
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Spare wheel

I've got a spare wheel in my XC40. Only a space saver but better than nowt.
by blastpipe
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Dash cam recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Dash cam recommendations

I believe you will have sensitive electronics by the rear view mirror so you need to tread carefully.

There are numerous threads on the subject already. I'm sure you'll find them an interesting read.

Got my camera from Aldi - very happy with it.
by blastpipe
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Can’t clear message
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Can’t clear message

Choose something else from the sensus menu and it will take the place of the thing at the bottom...well usually

Are there any messages on your VOC app on your phone?
by blastpipe
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Maintenance required after 8 months ?
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Maintenance required after 8 months ?

Yes if the PDI wasn't done correctly by your supplying dealer.

Service interval on time is 12M. It flags up at around M11.

Have a moan to your dealer and get them to correct it.
by blastpipe
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Blind spots.
Replies: 26
Views: 2993

Re: Blind spots.

I've often wondered why the rear view mirror hasn't been replaced by a screen with a camera in the centre rear light assembly. No blind spots then! Did it with my first caravan after I got fed up of drivers racing up close hidden behind the caravan and swinging out just as I indicate to move out! Y...
by blastpipe
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Ordering an extra key fob
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Ordering an extra key fob

I've seen reports that they are discounted at £75 currently
by blastpipe
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Beware - My signal blocking pouch failed.
Replies: 17
Views: 628

Re: Beware - My signal blocking pouch failed.

I don't understand why would you need RFID blocking pouch for keys? The keyless entry has range of about one meter so unless you keep the keep directly next to your car, what is the point? The remote unlock (physical buttons on keys) use radio signal with higher range, but RFID blocking won't prote...