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XC60 Issues List (faults and user problems)

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View Poll Results: select all issues you have had with your xc60
dpf sensor (acceleration issue) 41 15.02%
alarm sensor 19 6.96%
satnav camera loading (sensus models) 3 1.10%
satnav disk update (receiving updates) 12 4.40%
flat battery 31 11.36%
apple connectivity 14 5.13%
bluetooth connectivity 28 10.26%
blis 21 7.69%
volvo on-call 3 1.10%
excessive wind noise 46 16.85%
other (pls reply to thread and specify) 73 26.74%
none 77 28.21%
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Old Feb 15th, 2019, 18:38   #91
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My "other" issue is the stop/start which has only operated twice in 3 months. I will have to take it up with the local agents.
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Old Mar 11th, 2019, 20:38   #92
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My "other" issue is the stop/start which has only operated twice in 3 months. I will have to take it up with the local agents.
Have you interrogated the infotainment Drive-E screen to find out why? My stop/start is usually inactive because of 'electrical' issues, either 'the battery being too cold or charging', although it was working today for the first time in about a month!
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Old Apr 25th, 2019, 19:09   #93
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If battery power is low the S/S system switches off, it did in my last car anyway.......
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Old Apr 25th, 2019, 19:16   #94
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Throttle body actuator. xc60 with VEA 2 litre engine. Seizes up with soot and makes a nasty noise on start up and switch off. motorway miles and decent runs made no difference. considered ignoring it as my mpg went up to 49mpg !
300 part but sourced second hand unit from a 2018 car.
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Old Jun 1st, 2019, 13:57   #95
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Gearbox started feeling a bit notchy and then started crunching when changing up into 3rd.
Had the oil changed today and it came out looking like metallic paint!!!!!
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Old Jun 7th, 2019, 21:36   #96
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I have exclusively owned and driven Volvo's for the past 23 years thanks to an ABS failure in a famous German brand vehicle in an emergency situation which almost cost me my life.

This thread is the "bitching tread" - only people who have had issues post on here and it creates a very skewed negative impression of the brand ... BUT ... the relatively small sample of people who post here as a percentage of Volvo owners is NOT statistically relevant.

It does not mean that I have not had my fair share of issues with my Volvo's, but then these issues were no worse and in fact almost always less or less severe than the issues friends and colleagues experienced on their German or exclusive Japanese brand vehicles.

My current concern is a diff whine on my XC60 - but considering that this XC60 was designed and built when Volvo was owned by Ford, and the underpinnings of the XC60 is the same as the Freelander 2 in which - according to the forums for that car - diff noise and diff failures are quite common, I cannot really blame Volvo

One swallow does not make a summer - isolated failures occur on ALL brands
and not only on Volvo's ... and the sample size of this forum is statistically insignificant!

(PS - this post is deliberate to invoke discussion!)

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