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Boot not closing and idle problems

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Old 02-08-2008, 10:43 AM
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I have a 2001 Volvo S80 2.0 Turbo. This morning, I took a bag out of the boot, closed the lid and it refused to catch. I had to drive to work with the bootlid held down by nothing but gravity. Any ideas on why it is not catching in the lock, there is nothing blocking the struts or the rubber seals.

Also, an intermittent problem which I think might be a regular fault of the of the S80. When i am sitting at traffic lights with the car in Drive, occasionally the engine will rev up to 1500 before returning back to a more regular idle. It happens more often when I am trying to reverse into a parking space and using the brake.

Finally, any tips for getting better economy out of the car would be greatly appreciated. Even with a light right foot I am only getting 25 mpg.

Thanks
 
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:46 AM
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Default RE: Boot not closing and idle problems

1. Does your boot lid have the handle that if someone is locked in the trunk they can open it?
If so check and make sure it isn't pulled tight keeping it open.

2.Has your car had all latest software upgrades?

3.25 MPG is pretty good for your car.
 
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:58 AM
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I have a 2001 Volvo S80 2.0 Turbo. This morning, I took a bag out of the boot, closed the lid and it refused to catch. I had to drive to work with the bootlid held down by nothing but gravity. Any ideas on why it is not catching in the lock, there is nothing blocking the struts or the rubber seals.

Also, an intermittent problem which I think might be a regular fault of the of the S80. When i am sitting at traffic lights with the car in Drive, occasionally the engine will rev up to 1500 before returning back to a more regular idle. It happens more often when I am trying to reverse into a parking space and using the brake.

Finally, any tips for getting better economy out of the car would be greatly appreciated. Even with a light right foot I am only getting 25 mpg.

Thanks
The gas mileage on my 2000 Volvo S80 is about 20 for in town and 25-30 for highway, and that's with premium gas. You're getting some great gas mileage out of your car!
 
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