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by Silver Moose
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Automatic hazard warning flashers
Replies: 6
Views: 1330

Re: Automatic hazard warning flashers

No longer have the XC40 as I changed to V60CC but just popped in & spotted this thread. It could *possibly* be a Volvo fault as I've had hazards come on for no obvious reasons a couple of times in my V60. I intend to monitor it & try to keep as open mind as possible - I certainly wasn't braking hard...
by Silver Moose
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Volvo accident repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1956

Re: Volvo accident repair

I have never heard of an increased excess because of an uninsured third party. I think you've mis-read, OP said it was due to using a repairer not on their approved list. Too late for OP but......there's a number every Volvo owner should have stored in their phone. Insurance repairs are so lucrativ...
by Silver Moose
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: B4/B5 'mild hybrids'; why?
Replies: 12
Views: 2927

Re: B4/B5 'mild hybrids'; why?

P.S: As well as the ACC argument for autos, the remote start is a HUGE plus point for me. Would never be without it now.
by Silver Moose
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: B4/B5 'mild hybrids'; why?
Replies: 12
Views: 2927

Re: B4/B5 'mild hybrids'; why?

I have B5 in my V60 & it's smoother than a very smooth smooth thing. Early days to tell whether it helps economy much but I highly suspect it would for start/stop town drivers and/or rural drivers in the twisties in eco mode. I've kept off eco for running in but it seems to me (though I might be ima...
by Silver Moose
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Ready to buy...
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Ready to buy...

It's difficult to recommend engines as it's very personal and, as you say, depends on what you're changing from. FWIW I thought the T4 was ideally suited to the car as anything more could easily overwhelm it - though, with the R Design's tighter chassis, maybe you could enjoy the full potential of t...
by Silver Moose
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Ready to buy...
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Ready to buy...

Are you dead set on R Design? Bit of a minefield with one year old cars as you have to wonder why their owners got rid of them. I can at least tell you that my 18 month old Inscription Pro was flawless from new & was screwed together beautifully. I've nothing to gain from recommending this.......jus...
by Silver Moose
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Sat Nav in Driver Display
Replies: 9
Views: 1798

Re: Sat Nav in Driver Display

Yes, very odd. I took delivery of my 2021 V60 on 29/9 and I have the option. Hardware is different on my car but....firmware shouldn't be that different. I would say this is a glitch & worth updating firmware. It may take an hour or more so: 1) You may need to take a firm stand with your dealer, and...
by Silver Moose
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Servicing Plan maintenance records
Replies: 14
Views: 2705

Re: Servicing Plan maintenance records

Something I forgot to mention is that Volvo can tell you if the relevant updates have been carried out. My story is that I absolutely knew my update hadn't been carried out because there should have been some visible changes. Service department desperately tried to fob me off with assurances it had...
by Silver Moose
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Servicing Plan maintenance records
Replies: 14
Views: 2705

Re: Servicing Plan maintenance records

Something I forgot to mention is that Volvo can tell you if the relevant updates have been carried out. My story is that I absolutely knew my update hadn't been carried out because there should have been some visible changes. Service department desperately tried to fob me off with assurances it had ...
by Silver Moose
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Servicing Plan maintenance records
Replies: 14
Views: 2705

Re: Servicing Plan maintenance records

Further to the above: The dealer has now said I should have received service record sheet but it was mistakenly stapled to the invoice that goes to Volvo. I did get a pdf copy though. So some progress however, I note there is no certification anywhere of the software update which the service depart...