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#1209 of 1649 Recall Notice
Mar 31, 2005 (12:29 am)
Just received a recall letter from Volvo concerning the connections in the headlight switch may deteriorate causing the headlights not to function. Interestingly, the letter was dated January 2005!! The recall involves certain model years 1998-2000 S70, V70, C70 and V70XC. I've had no problems todate with my switch. Has anyone received the recall notice letter or had problems with their headlight switch? Was kinda surprised by the letter since I've seen no mention of it on this or the other Volvo owners board.
On an unrelated subject, was in Sedona last week and saw more C70's there in one day than I see in Houston in a week! On the way back to Phoenix on Saturday, we stopped in Scotsdale at the Main Street Shops and saw a white C70 convert with a tan top. Volvomax, was it yours?
#1210 of 1649 Re: Recall Notice [tmart]
Mar 31, 2005 (7:09 am)
huh. that's interesting. I wonder if I'll get the letter. Geez, a recall on my 7.5 year old car. Go figure. Kinda nice that they're still thinking of us, though.
#1211 of 1649 Re: C70 Clutch [qbrozen]
Mar 31, 2005 (12:39 pm)
Understood. However, I've had many standard shift cars with nary a problem and consider myself a pretty conservative driver so I'm not quick to roll over on a big bill like that. I still haven't heard what specific parts were "worn" but a representative from Volvo is supposed to go the the dealer to inspect it all.
#1212 of 1649 Re: C70 Clutch [mrbillz]
Apr 01, 2005 (7:54 am)
well, that's good you've got them looking into it. hopefully it all works out for ya.
#1213 of 1649 Re: Recall Notice [tmart]
Apr 01, 2005 (10:27 am)
I drive an S60R!
We do sell quite a few C70's though.
The headlight switch was an issue 4 yrs ago, I'm surprised that they are sending a notice now.
#1214 of 1649 Volvomax, Sorry, I thought you had a C70.
Apr 01, 2005 (5:53 pm)
I was surprised too about the recall. The letter, dated only January 2005, came last week while we were in Sedona. I don't recall any posts concerning the switch, four years ago or recently. I remember the headlight bulb and wiring recall, but it didn't involve the actual switch.
#1215 of 1649 Re: Volvomax, Sorry, I thought you had a C70. [tmart]
Apr 05, 2005 (11:08 am)
It was mostly an issue for the S70 and V70.
Not many C70's were built.
#1216 of 1649 Thinking about a used C70
Apr 07, 2005 (12:36 pm)
Hello all... I was greatly disappointed last year when I heard that Volvo was not going to make the C70 Convertible any longer. But then I thought, hey... if I wait a year or two, I could get a great deal on a lease-back. Now that they're starting to show up, I have a couple of questions:
Consumer Reports doesn't have enough data, but has anyone experienced any major problems with the 02-04 C70? I'm really not looking to buy into trouble, but the Volvo's have always been quite reliable, makes one wonder why they stopped making it.
Second big question: Premium Gas!! Now that the prices are getting closer to Europe's costs, I noticed that the C70 asks for Premium fuel. It's noted on the boards that 91 octane is OK though. Any problems with going back to 89 or 87? I've seen posts about the little engine light coming on, and black smoke, etc.
Again, looking to avoid trouble... but the cost of gas can easily overtake the money saved in a used instead of new car.
Thanks for all your help! Keep the top down!!
#1217 of 1649 Re: Thinking about a used C70
Apr 08, 2005 (5:21 am)
For reference, I have a 2000 C70 HT coupe.
Stick with the high octane. With an 18.5 gallon tank you're talking an extra $1.85/$3.70 per fill up on the difference on the other octanes. I commute 25 miles into Chicago every week and only have to fill up twice every three weeks. For me that comes out to about an extra $128 per year (probably more like an extra $200).
Money paid out on my Volvo in the past 5 years (87k miles) due to normal wear and tear...
$800 for a new throttle body
$1,100 for new shocks and struts
$800 for a new brake calliper
Then the normal 7,500 mile checkups and the cost for those.
No issues other than that.
When I was in Europe with our XC90 in 2003, the gas prices were the same per Litre in Euro (i.e. $1.79/gallon was $1.79E/Litre) We are still no where near the European prices.
$1.79 = Price per gallon of 91/93 in November of 2003
1.15 = USD per 1 Euro at that time (2005 rate is 1.28)
3.8 = Litres per 1 US Gallon
So, as you can see - while I was there I was paying around $7-$8 per gallon.
I would recommend getting one. In Chicago they are selling used converts from 00-02 with 26k on them in the $25,000 range.
#1218 of 1649 Craig can't calculate to save his life
Apr 08, 2005 (9:04 am)
Scratch the European Prices.
After thinking about it I got online to see what the prices were in Europe currently. Evidently I did too much drinking over there.
Think the calc now is as follows:
3.8L/1 US gallon
1.28 USD/ Euro
$4.48/gallon (that seems much more reasonable)
Ok...Back to the bottle.