Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...

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XC40Warwick
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Re: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...

Post by XC40Warwick » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:13 pm

RichardXC wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:17 pm
XC40Warwick wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:46 am
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 am well aware of the pandemic - and it may even be a reason for hoping a new car would be reliable...

I thought I would make other owners aware of the problem, but I should have known the subject would attract its fair share of apologists.
I wasn't the idiot who carried on driving after it had thrown warnings to stop .... things break sometimes, get over it.
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RichardXC
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Re: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...

Post by RichardXC » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:33 pm

XC40Warwick wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:13 pm
RichardXC wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:17 pm
XC40Warwick wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:46 am
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 am well aware of the pandemic - and it may even be a reason for hoping a new car would be reliable...

I thought I would make other owners aware of the problem, but I should have known the subject would attract its fair share of apologists.
I wasn't the idiot who carried on driving after it had thrown warnings to stop .... things break sometimes, get over it.
I am over it, thanks. And thanks for calling me an idiot.

Seriously, your pompous "I've done 30,000 faultless miles" attitude is laughable.

But crack on.

XC40Warwick
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Re: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...

Post by XC40Warwick » Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:40 am

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 you can enjoy what is usually a great car.
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RichardXC
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Re: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...

Post by RichardXC » Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:53 am

XC40Warwick wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:40 am
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 you can enjoy what is usually a great car.
Life is too short to bother responding to any more of your self-satisfied smugness.

Enjoy your day.

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

Post by XC40Warwick » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:01 am

"virtual hugs" xx
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Re: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...

Post by Chris John » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:03 pm

Get a room you two!
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Re: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...

Post by Dermottdog » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:48 pm

Well let’s all calm down a bit. We’re all on this site for the same reasons - to help each other out running a car that’s technically challenging (at least for me). We all have different opinions and different ways to express those opinions. Respect for each other is a must.

I expect someone will now post ‘Thanks Dad’.🙂
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Re: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...

Post by RichardXC » Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:11 pm

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

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

Post by pjm007 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:07 pm

Dermottdog wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:48 pm
Well let’s all calm down a bit. We’re all on this site for the same reasons - to help each other out running a car that’s technically challenging (at least for me). We all have different opinions and different ways to express those opinions. Respect for each other is a must.

I expect someone will now post ‘Thanks Dad’.🙂

Well said Dermottdog. I am also a Dad type. :lol:
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Re: Failed Auxiliary Drive Belt - after 529 miles...

Post by Ian333 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:03 am

RichardXC wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:11 pm
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
Oh no...! Let’s not get started on Brexit :shock: :lol:
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