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Rifleman
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3 month service/check up

Post by Rifleman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:22 pm

My XC40 goes in for the recall notice software update plus it's 3 month check-up tomorrow.

I'm very happy with the car and can't think of any major faults to report. I've gone through a few of the threads to see what faults crop up regularly and I'm free of most of them.

I have a few niggles but the only real complaints I share with others are:-
a) Pilot Assist positions car way too far to the left rather than central between the lines. Too scary to use on motorways, especially when passing HGVs, always have to manually correct to avoid my door mirrors getting knocked off!
b) Reversing lamps inadequate/useless
c) Internal mood lighting completely ineffective.

I was wondering if anyone has had their Pilot Assist re-calibrated and if so did it solve your problem?
Anyone have suggestions on what else I should check gets done during the check up?

TIA.
XC40 | First Edition | 2.0 D4 AWD | Bursting Blue | 19" wheels | Ordered 11/03/18 | Delivered 19th October 2018.


rhaleuk
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Re: 3 month service/check up

Post by rhaleuk » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:31 pm

Hi. Basically same story as you. Just had the three month check and software update this week. I don't mind the lighting or the reversing lamp but I 100% agree with the auto pilot being tuned too far left. It does stop me using it which seems a shame. Thus I'd like to know about the re-calibration too.
XC40 D4 Auto First Edition, Crystal White, Lava Orange, 20" Alloys, Polestar - Ordered 14/3/18 - Delivery 6/10/18


Rifleman
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Re: 3 month service/check up

Post by Rifleman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:30 pm

rhaleuk wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Hi. Basically same story as you. Just had the three month check and software update this week. I don't mind the lighting or the reversing lamp but I 100% agree with the auto pilot being tuned too far left. It does stop me using it which seems a shame. Thus I'd like to know about the re-calibration too.
Re-calibration seems to have worked. Took the car out today for a short spin down the motorway. Now sits dead center between the lines. Nothing they could do about the lighting though...
XC40 | First Edition | 2.0 D4 AWD | Bursting Blue | 19" wheels | Ordered 11/03/18 | Delivered 19th October 2018.


scottpcs
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Re: 3 month service/check up

Post by scottpcs » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:34 pm

Rifleman wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:30 pm
rhaleuk wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Hi. Basically same story as you. Just had the three month check and software update this week. I don't mind the lighting or the reversing lamp but I 100% agree with the auto pilot being tuned too far left. It does stop me using it which seems a shame. Thus I'd like to know about the re-calibration too.
Re-calibration seems to have worked. Took the car out today for a short spin down the motorway. Now sits dead center between the lines. Nothing they could do about the lighting though...
How did you get the dealer to do the re-calibration Rifleman as my dealer is sticking to the 'they all do that sir' line of conversation and that unless Volvo send them a bulletin of some sort then they can't do anything about it.

I have just last week had the software update done for the Sensus and driver display but I haven't yet had chance to see if it's affected any other part of the car's electronics. I'm guessing a re-calibration of the auto pilot is a separate thing?
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Rifleman
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Re: 3 month service/check up

Post by Rifleman » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:07 pm

scottpcs wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:34 pm
Rifleman wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:30 pm
rhaleuk wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Hi. Basically same story as you. Just had the three month check and software update this week. I don't mind the lighting or the reversing lamp but I 100% agree with the auto pilot being tuned too far left. It does stop me using it which seems a shame. Thus I'd like to know about the re-calibration too.
Re-calibration seems to have worked. Took the car out today for a short spin down the motorway. Now sits dead center between the lines. Nothing they could do about the lighting though...
How did you get the dealer to do the re-calibration Rifleman as my dealer is sticking to the 'they all do that sir' line of conversation and that unless Volvo send them a bulletin of some sort then they can't do anything about it.

I have just last week had the software update done for the Sensus and driver display but I haven't yet had chance to see if it's affected any other part of the car's electronics. I'm guessing a re-calibration of the auto pilot is a separate thing?
There was no quibble from the dealer and obviously didn't take long as they only had the car for 4hrs including an hours pick-up/drop-off time. The item is shown on the service report as "Calibrated pilot with VIDA **" and as I said it seems to have done the trick.
XC40 | First Edition | 2.0 D4 AWD | Bursting Blue | 19" wheels | Ordered 11/03/18 | Delivered 19th October 2018.


rhaleuk
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Re: 3 month service/check up

Post by rhaleuk » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:40 pm

Thank you Rifleman for giving us your feedback and experience.
XC40 D4 Auto First Edition, Crystal White, Lava Orange, 20" Alloys, Polestar - Ordered 14/3/18 - Delivery 6/10/18


morrishey
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Re: 3 month service/check up

Post by morrishey » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:38 pm

I had my 3 month QA check last week and asked them to look at the pilot-assist alignment as mine too was uncomfortably close to the left side of the lane. They must have done something to it, as it has been perfect ever since.
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Ordered 15th March. Delivery, originally June, delivered 26th October.


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