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Old Jul 15th, 2022, 11:52   #1
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Thumbs up Volvo extended warranty

Haven't had to use my extended warranty much until recently.

So far, its covered broken rear spring (463 for both), angle gear gearbox replacement (1500ish) and yesterday, I got approval for both rear tailgate power struts (750ish) and the drivers door window controls (not sure how much for that)

It might be pricey (now 757 / year) but I've definitely had my money's worth from it

No further on with the rear rain leak but hopefully have some progress in a week or two
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Old Jul 15th, 2022, 13:20   #2
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That's impressive value for money, although a little worrying if you hadn't had it.

I extended for one year and never used it so never bothered after that. Fortunately I've not had any issues.
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Old Jul 15th, 2022, 15:57   #3
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Yes, a few issues that shouldn't really be happening on a 6 year old car. I've had it 5.5 years so know most of the history.

TBH, I really wasn't bothered about the window switch lighting but thought I'd ask.

The tailgate struts are a major bonus given the cost. If they hadn't been covered, I'd likely have converted to gas struts.

Springs are just a consumable so I really didn't expect it to be covered so again a bonus.

The angle gear gearbox is definitely not good. I'm not sure if the replacement is a better design or if it'll fail eventually. The original lasted 86k. I'm pretty sure I won't have this car in another 86k but may replace with a newer XC60. I wonder if they have a similarly weak part in that area?
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Old Aug 3rd, 2022, 07:04   #4
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So, drivers door window switches and tailgate struts replaced yesterday. Would have been 960 but all covered by Volvo warranty

As for the rain leak, I'm pretty sure it's the shark fin. I've temporarily sealed around it with electrical tape and so far no more water. Will give it a bit longer as there's not been much rain recently. Assuming it stays dry, I'll get a new seal fitted as it's only half an hour labour and 26 for the seal
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To be honest I've never heard of the angle gear unit failing so hopefully it's a one off
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Old Aug 3rd, 2022, 11:27   #6
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To be honest I've never heard of the angle gear unit failing so hopefully it's a one off
If you search there seems to be quite a lot of instances although more with older models

I'll probably be changing the car next year so don't think I need to worry about it
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Old Aug 4th, 2022, 17:06   #7
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If you search there seems to be quite a lot of instances although more with older models

I'll probably be changing the car next year so don't think I need to worry about it
Sorry was meaning our age of vehicles. I've heard of it happening quite a lot to older XC90s etc
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Old Aug 5th, 2022, 19:50   #8
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I was never given the chance to extend the Volvo warranty on my 2016MY XC60. The main dealership I bought it from were utter rubbish. I wanted a bit of peace of mind once the 3 years was up. I chose an aftermarket warranty company and it was around 1k for 3 years cover with any work needed being done at main dealerships. I've only had to call on it once so far. All I have to do is ensure it is serviced as per manufacturers recommendations and that goes without saying. If I can afford, yes I will continue with the cover.
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Old Aug 5th, 2022, 20:58   #9
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Volvo warranty is definitely a lot more expensive. I'll have been around 1800 for 3 years cover but I've had about 3k in claims so has been worthwhile.
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