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by Trafford
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: “Parking brake service required” message
Replies: 14
Views: 2294

Re: “Parking brake service required” message

bying a japanese car would be a better idea, than those VW that are faulty as hell. personal opinion.

I had the LightBulb message, the parking brake and once something about a service.
by Trafford
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: “Parking brake service required” message
Replies: 14
Views: 2294

Re: “Parking brake service required” message

I am not happy, but I get one every two-three months, and it dissappears. Also, most of them seem minor. It is manageable for now
by Trafford
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Busy doing nothing...
Replies: 11
Views: 1673

Re: Busy doing nothing...

Joined Amazon prime video and binge watched Picard. Going to wash and detail the car tomorrow. Ok. Did mine last week. Rear mud flaps arriving tomorrow. Then, I’m going to completely set the car up to my liking. I’ve never been truly happy with the driving position. I will get totally comfortable, ...
by Trafford
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: “Parking brake service required” message
Replies: 14
Views: 2294

Re: “Parking brake service required” message

I had the same message the other day. Disappeared after restarting the car.

I do get messages like that once in a while, they all disappear afterwards.
by Trafford
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: What have you just found out about your XC40.
Replies: 154
Views: 33811

Re: What have you just found out about your XC40.

what are the winglets for? Regulations state the wheels & tyres are not allowed to protrude outside of the bodywork at any point. The winglets are to "extend" the bodywork to stay within these regulations. Many other cars have them - my Ford Fiesta for example. a fantastic idea, we have to admit that
by Trafford
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: What have you just found out about your XC40.
Replies: 154
Views: 33811

Re: What have you just found out about your XC40.

After struggling to wash the top of the car for months - I'm 5' 9' and always needed a step ladder to stand on - I had a brainwave today! I simply open the doors, stand on the sill, and sponge the roof and top of windscreen. Easy, safe and so simple. Just have to remember to shut the doors before t...
by Trafford
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: What have you just found out about your XC40.
Replies: 154
Views: 33811

Re: What have you just found out about your XC40.

I just found out that the sunroof opens only 90% with one click, and needs another click to open 100%
by Trafford
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: What have you just found out about your XC40.
Replies: 154
Views: 33811

Re: What have you just found out about your XC40.

PreservedKillick wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:01 am
I noticed in a reflection from a shop window, that the white ‘Hammer’ running lights turn yellow when indicating.

The rear wheel arches have small ‘winglets’.

The tyres are Pirelli P Zero where I expected then to be Pirelli Scorpions.
what are the winglets for?
by Trafford
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Scratch Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Scratch Repair

I see from your profile that you joined the forum in June 19 - probably thanking delivery of your car around that time. If it were me, on a car less than a year old, I’d be looking at a smart repair from someone like Chipsaway or a similar company. It will cost around £100 or so but at least you wi...
by Trafford
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Scratch Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Scratch Repair

Great advice! Thank you

you mean this, right?

https://www.skandix.de/en/spare-parts/accessories/chemicals-consumables/paint-touch-up-paint-728-thunder-grey-pin-kit/1075723/