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V50 S40 Recall

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Old May 2nd, 2012, 19:02   #51
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I don't mean this to sound stupid, but if I phoned/emailed my most local Volvo dealer with Reg and chassis number, should they be able to tell me if all warranty work etc has been done?

It's a 2005 car, but you never know if the previous owner didn't bother getting the fixes.


Yes, with the chassis number they can tell you if you have any outstanding 'Recalls' that are available for your particular car.

Recalls are however different to 'Warranty' just for clarity.

Warranty work is for things that go wrong with a vehicle within a certain period - Volvo normal warranty period being 3yrs. There are other manufacturers that offer better warranties such as Kia who give 7yr warranties on new vehicles.

Recalls are things that go wrong with the vehicle that are either safety related or due to poor manufacturing and Volvo has decided to do a recall on the part/parts affected. Recalls when issued are not time/mileage related unlike Warranty work.

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Thanks for that.

Definitely cannot hurt then dropping them an email
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Thanks for that.

Definitely cannot hurt then dropping them an email
It is well worth a call or an email that's for sure.

The current service deal is good too, Volvo will conduct a service as well as plug your car into the computer and if any module on the car requires a softwarre update then it will be done, then to top it off you get 1yr Volvo breakdown aassistance thrown in too.

You can also ask for you car to have a safety check done (free), this will also give you the plug into the computer and updates if required.

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That seems a very good deal actually!

How much would it normally be to have the car plugged in to check for updates?


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Booked in to get the Free Safety Check, and the lady I have been in contact with also said they will plug the machine in and update anything needed for free!! Which is a bonus.

The car doesn't require any recall work either.


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What year v50 are being recalled thanks
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What year v50 are being recalled thanks
it isnt years it is a certain range of chassis numbers , only a call to your dealer can tell you if yours is affected .
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What year v50 are being recalled thanks
Just enter details here: LINKY!

You can find all the recalls for all V50's or indeed all cars!

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Default My Volvo is being recalled for new clutch master cylinder...

Received a letter in post today from Volvo/VOSA saying that I am getting a free clutch master cylinder fitted as there could possibly be a problem with it.

1 - I will never turn down free things.
2 - I'm impressed that they sent me a letter and found out that I own the car.
3 - Anyone else got this letter today/week?
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2 - I'm impressed that they sent me a letter and found out that I own the car.
It's hardly rocket-science. They get the info from DVLC. Easy-peasy.

And they jolly well should do the work for free - another example of (Ford-sourced?) cheap components causing problems.

And yes, we got this letter a while ago. I've had more recalls on this car (08 reg V50 2.0D SE) than any other car I've owned. Am I impressed by Volvo's commitment to its customers? No - because they should have built the cars properly in the first place!
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