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V40 (64 plate) Engine cracked

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Old Dec 26th, 2017, 19:13   #21
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I wonder if making a minimal contribution would enable a warranty for the new part. Making a 100.00 voluntary payment would be well worth it to secure a years warranty. Below is an excerpt from an email I received from VolvoUK Customer Relations:



Would be interesting to know if making a small donation would validate the warranty.
Wishful thinking. No chance a 100 contribution will activate a full warranty on a 6k engine.
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Old Dec 26th, 2017, 20:16   #22
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I wonder where the cutoff is then. They wanted me to put in 20% just before they said they would pay in full. 20% contribution would've activated the warranty.
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I wonder where the cutoff is then. They wanted me to put in 20% just before they said they would pay in full. 20% contribution would've activated the warranty.
Maybe it is 20% then? Certainly won't be 100 . TBH you have had a great result and I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old Feb 15th, 2018, 08:06   #24
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Another quality PSA engine right there.......
I guess thats what happens when you have a go at building an engine that conforms to EU (well international) standards as opposed to doing a VW Audi group...Maybe if they had tested it on monkeys it would be more reliable?
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Old Sep 21st, 2018, 10:09   #25
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Hi Jason. I have a similar issue. I am about to phone Volvo Customer Relations to discuss but don't expect any good outcome. Could you give me some more detail of how you contacted Volvo Sweden via Twitter in your case? I tried to send you a PM but the forum would not let me do that. Thanks. Dave
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Old Jan 6th, 2019, 18:52   #26
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Hi, I am also having same issue on my 2014 v40 D2. Have had various things checked e.g water pump, new thermostat and now being advised it is likely that there is a hole or crack within engine/head gasket which is causing air lock. My car is not under warranty but should not be having such issues on a four year old 55k mileage car! Any help or advice appreciated. Is it worth contacting Volvo to report issue as a clearly common engineering fault? I have found 3 other people on this forum who have had same issues. Thanks
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Old Jan 31st, 2019, 17:40   #27
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Interesting to read the number of v40 owners having what seems to be an identical problem, ie, engine block coolant seepage. Just had a call that 700 needs to be spent to have the head removed to confirm it needs a new engine. I bought 3 of these models around the same time, 2015 (and still have them). There is clearly a manufacturing fault within the forged metal compound of the engine block for this to be happening on so many vehicles. I am in discussions with Volvo as I write and am determined to hold the manufacturer to account, even if it means litigation. Will keep the forum posted on the outcome.
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