My car is a turd.

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mistercesq
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My car is a turd.

Post by mistercesq » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:50 pm

I seriously regret buying an XC40 (First Edition T5) it is by far the most unreliable car I have ever owned. To date I have encountered the following issues:

1) Loose under tray (twice).
2) Loose door trim which had a nice gap for children to stick their fingers down.
3) Windscreen wipers stopped working in the rain.
4) The pilot assist is unusable as it tries to make you crash into the car in the lane to left of you. (Not fixed despite being taken to the dealer)
5) The sunroof makes a loud knocking sound constantly when it is windy (when it is closed) This is not fixed despite being taken to the dealer.
6) Today the passenger side of the dual zone climate control has decided it wants to be on full heat all the time and cannot be adjusted. The drivers side still works normally.

Honestly if you are looking to buy one in my opinion DONT!!!!!

If anyone wants to buy my steaming heap of sh1te please message me.


senwar
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Re: My car is a turd.

Post by senwar » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:15 pm

Sorry to hear of your disappointment.

Have you asked Volvo about buying back, given they're holding value (FE's)?

With regards to number 5 - I think I have a similar noise - sounds like a 'flapping' noise and I'm sure its linked to a faulty seal but I've also had it checked to no avail
XC40 FE | D4 | Osmium Grey |19" wheels


mistercesq
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Re: My car is a turd.

Post by mistercesq » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:19 pm

Hi Senwar, that is exactly the noise I have. We went down to Cornwall a few weeks ago and it drove me mad the whole way down. Im really pedantic about rattles so the XC40 and I are not getting on very well! Good idea about the buyback as the values do seem to be incredibly strong.


senwar
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Re: My car is a turd.

Post by senwar » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:33 pm

Must be honest, the noise is very annoying and does spoil my own enjoyment of the car. Thankfully I love it otherwise, so can imagine how it would impact you with additional issues.

Good luck with what you do. I know this doesn't make it better but it definitely seems to be isolated cases of gremlin vehicles.
XC40 FE | D4 | Osmium Grey |19" wheels


hdasmith
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Location: UK

Re: My car is a turd.

Post by hdasmith » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:43 pm

I’ve had the door seal noise a couple of times. I’ve worked out it’s when the door isn’t shut firmly.
Inscription Pro | Pine Grey | Amber Leather | D3 FWD Manual
Ordered 11th May 2018
Delivered 6th November 2018


VolvoJ
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Re: My car is a turd.

Post by VolvoJ » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:41 am

that is awful mistercesq , in that case i would also do everything to claim a refund
hope it's not the case for our car (may 2019)
XC40 T4 Momentum on the way (May 2019) for the missus
Myself driving a new Peugeot 5008


mistercesq
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Re: My car is a turd.

Post by mistercesq » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:25 pm

Im in touch with the Chief Executive's office so we will see what progress we make!


early adopter
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Re: My car is a turd.

Post by early adopter » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:03 pm

I'm really sorry to hear you've got a lemon (or a turd :lol: )

There have been a few on here with quality problems.

To give a bit of balance, I got one of the first XC40's, a D4 First Edition, March 2018. Now over a year old, 17,000 miles and faultless. First service complete too.

Compares very well with my previous car, a Lexus NX and an Audi A6, both of which had a warranty claim in the first year.


PC40
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Re: My car is a turd.

Post by PC40 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:31 pm

I’m also sorry that you’ve had problems.

I’ve had no problems in the last year. 12,000 miles and 1st service due next week but no problems to report.
XC40 T5 First Edition|Bursting Blue |delivered end of March 2018


Db55
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Re: My car is a turd.

Post by Db55 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:20 am

I’m really sorry to hear that you’ve had trouble with your first edition, I’ve been lucky to have owned mine since September 18(68reg) and so far no problem whatsoever. I really do hope you get sorted as I honestly think that these cars are as good as the reviews say! .
It could be worse and you could have bought a landrover!!.
T5 FE, osmium grey


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