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by RichardXC
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...
Replies: 23
Views: 1384

Re: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...

As an update on the actual issue, I can inform everyone that we are still waiting for the part to arrive from Sweden. I'm blaming Brexit for that delay. :D
by RichardXC
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...
Replies: 23
Views: 1384

Re: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...

I was just telling others for their peace of mind that not all XC40's have mechanical faults. Just because the dealer didn't give you a virtual hug and offer to service it for free next time you criticise them. They have responded in a reasonable manner. I hope they resolve it for you quickly so yo...
by RichardXC
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...
Replies: 23
Views: 1384

Re: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...

Sometimes components have faults during manufacture. Volvo seem to have been perfectly reasonable, they have to order the parts and wait for them to be delivered. There is also a global pandemic happening remember :) My XC40 now has 30k miles and I have not had any mechanical issues. Good grief. I ...
by RichardXC
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...
Replies: 23
Views: 1384

Re: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...

Sometimes components have faults during manufacture. Volvo seem to have been perfectly reasonable, they have to order the parts and wait for them to be delivered. There is also a global pandemic happening remember :) My XC40 now has 30k miles and I have not had any mechanical issues. Good grief. I ...
by RichardXC
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...
Replies: 23
Views: 1384

Re: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...

I'm not sure, but I imagine the tensioner failed which caused the belt to fail.

As for the dealer - the usual story... I have to chase for information and the only thing they said was "We are waiting for a part...". No apology, recognition of the issue, or anything else.
by RichardXC
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...
Replies: 23
Views: 1384

Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...

We collected our B4 Inscription Pro in September or October 2020. Since then, the car has barely done any miles due to lockdowns etc. In fact, it's done 529 miles. Yesterday I used it to take an elderly relative to get a Covid jab and on the way home, whilst on the motorway, a couple of warning mess...
by RichardXC
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Inscription Pro seats MY21
Replies: 9
Views: 1582

Re: Inscription Pro seats MY21

No complaints about the seats in MY21 (September 2021) Inscription Pro. As expected, the seats are excellent - although I'm yet to go on any very long journeys due to the current situation. I am considerably heavier than you.
by RichardXC
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Navigation package
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: Navigation package

I reckon the built in system is a better option all around. Quite apart from the improved display, you will also get voice control, instructions in the centre display and several other features that make the Volvo system safer to operate. Poor advice from the salesperson, demonstrating a lack of pro...
by RichardXC
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Can you drive the T5 sedately?
Replies: 19
Views: 2129

Re: Can you drive the T5 sedately?

NellyD5 wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:56 pm
The only way to drive an XC 40 is sedately. Handling is awful. No grip whatsoever, zero road feel and the brakes are terrible
Nonsense.
by RichardXC
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Main Volvo XC40 chat
Topic: Volvo smart repair on car purchase
Replies: 5
Views: 473

Re: Volvo smart repair on car purchase

The servicing offer is a no-brainer - assuming you are planning to keep the car for 5 years.