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Old 04-04-2011, 01:12 PM
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Question Frequently Asked Questions For New Volvo Owners...

I see a lot of questions asked over and over again from new site members. I am going to fill this post with these questions as they arise "again". If you have any suggestions or additions, feel free to post to it. I will come back from time to time to clean it up a little.
  • MILEAGE: How many miles can I expect to put on my Volvo?
    If the oil is changed regularlly, you can easily put over 300,000 miles on your engine. The only motors that I know of that did not last as long were the V-6 motors in the Bertone.
    https://volvoforums.com/forum/genera...ge-club-51363/
 

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good idea of providing the proper information for those who have doubts regarding their new model...if once they are visiting this page no problem of asking new questions.....unfortunately if they still have any more.....again the thread need to be updated.......
 
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:10 AM
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It's updated often.
 
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Default Maintenance Required by Owner-Clearing Sunroof Drains bi annually

That should be required reading by ANYONE who owns a Volvo with a Sunroof , because it is NOT mentioned in the owners manual. Is Not covered by warranty or the extended warranty.

It often catches newbie car owners off-guard because many of us own other cars whose sunroofs are NOT designed the same way Volvo has designed theirs. Plus if you park in sheltered / garaged parking normally and perhaps go on vacation when car is not parked under shelter you may experience problems if your drains are not clear and you experience heavy rains.
 
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That should be required reading by ANYONE who owns a Volvo with a Sunroof , because it is NOT mentioned in the owners manual. Is Not covered by warranty or the extended warranty.
 
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I was wondering My brakes on my car feel soft some times and sometimes the pedal goes to the floor. I was going to try and flush the brake system and then put in all new fluid. But the book says to use Dot 4 brake fluid I have only seen dot3 and dot 5 anyone know where I can get dot 4?
 
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Jermaine - go to Auto Zone - they have Prestone Dot 4 readily available. Most auto stores do.
 
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Default On their website

There is an immediate response for the RADIO CODE after completing this form:

http://www.volvocars.com/us/footer/c...e-request.aspx
 
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:32 PM
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That will only work if you have the ORIGINAL radio installed in the car you are trying to get the code for.
 
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2015 S60 inside of the glove box.
Can anyone shed some light on the purpose of this gadget?
 
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Originally Posted by fnkychkn View Post

2015 S60 inside of the glove box.
Can anyone shed some light on the purpose of this gadget?
Anyone?
 
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Originally Posted by fnkychkn View Post
Anyone?
Does the object on the front come out? Is it a key? If so it is likely a valet key. If it does not come out, I am not sure what it could be. Just putting an idea out there to try to help out.
 
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Originally Posted by fnkychkn View Post
Anyone?
Sim card
 
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Lots of fluids meet both DOT 3 and 4 specs. Castrol LMA was my favorite. Just read the labels carefully.
 
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Default Used 2017 cx90 should I buy?

hello, I've never owned a Volvo and am looking in purchasing a used 2017 cx90. It's a 4 cly with T6. Are the newer models built as well as the older? Would you recommend? The one I want comes with a 7yr/100k warranty. Any help would be appreciated.
 
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