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Volvo C70, Coupe
Jun 25, 2008 (9:58 am)
I am a new 2003 C70 owner and find that when I make any kind of a sharp turn -- lets say backing out of a parking space and cutting hard -- either left or right, there is this terrible noise like the entire front end is going to drop out. I have returned it to the dealer (used car dealer not Volvo) who says its just needed to be "greased". When they got done greasing, it still shoulds the same. Only happens on sharp cutting of the wheel -- everything is fine for normal turns. Has anyone else had this problem??
#1555 of 1649 Re: front end noise [scarveles]
Jun 25, 2008 (10:21 am)
I have a 99 C70 which had the same problem (guessing it is the same body type as the 2003) after going to the dealer for the 3rd time, they told me that in that model year the when you turn the wheels all the way the tire touches the inner side of the fender and makes the noise, so they use to grease the inner part of the fender (where the tires are) which is really a stupid idea, so I've leaned not to turn it all they way. it is a design flow that i was told it is fixed in the following years, but maybe not!
#1556 of 1649 front end noise
Jun 25, 2008 (10:39 am)
Well, I know the steering stops for the '98+ S70/C70/V70 models have to be periodically greased. I'm not sure of all the model years affected, but I'd guess since Volvo didn't change their design much until recently, it still applies. It is a grinding noise you will hear while making slow maneuvers like parallel parking, as you described, scarveles.
However, what bob's dealer says is NOT the same thing. I don't know if they made that up or what. But they don't touch the fenders, they touch the steering stops, but that's what steering stops are there for, after all (hence the name).
Scarveles, maybe the indy dealer you bought from doesn't know exactly what to grease. I would take it to a volvo dealer or an indy mechanic who KNOWS volvos and have it serviced. Just tell them you'd like the steering stops greased. They should know exactly what you are talking about. If the noise doesn't go away, then you have another problem that needs to be addressed.
#1557 of 1649 Re: front end noise [qbrozen]
Jun 25, 2008 (3:02 pm)
However, what bob's dealer says is NOT the same thing. I don't know if they made that up or what. But they don't touch the fenders
Actually, it is entirelly possible for the tires to touch the inside of the fender well under full turning.
Especially if you diverge from the factory tire size.
#1558 of 1649 Re: front end noise [volvomax]
Jun 26, 2008 (10:21 am)
yes, with the wrong tires, it could happen. But since he said something about it being a factory defect, I assume he's running stock-sized wheels and tires (although I could be wrong, of course).
Also, I don't think rubbing the fenders should give what is described as such an ungodly noise. If it did, the damage should be apparent.
#1559 of 1649 New Owner with Questions
Jul 01, 2008 (7:55 am)
Long time reader, first time poster -- I always wanted to say that!
I’m a new owner of a 2008 Volvo C70, and thus far I’m fairly happy. I did have my share of work trying to get the vehicle, but this post wasn’t meant to be a whine…
For the people that care, it’s
Off Black Interior
For 39311.60 Net Cap Cost Lease – Purchased on 6/30/2008
Now for my questions…
Am I suppose to get two key remotes (key fobs) as indicated on the User Manual (p.112), regardless if I got the Keyless drive feature from my Convenience Package (one dealership saids yes, the other saids no, Volvo Customer Service saids yes, and now I’m confused – but I don’t want to be surprised and have to buy a new one when the lease is up)?
I got a tire repair kit (version 1), based on the User Manual (p.186), am I suppose to get some sort of toolkit as well (not the jack, but the wrench to take the tire off)?
#1560 of 1649 Re: New Owner with Questions [asianguy333]
Jul 01, 2008 (10:11 am)
Congrats on the new car!
Yes, you are supposed to get 2 keyfobs.
No, you don't get a tool kit if you have the tire repair kit.
The tire is repaired on the car.
#1561 of 1649 Re: New Owner with Questions [asianguy333]
Jul 02, 2008 (4:43 am)
Congrats on the new car!
Fully loaded, isn't it??
Hope you're gonna love it.
About your questions:
In my country the car always comes with 2 fobs, regardless of key or keyless.
And in case of a tire repair kit: no, you don't get any tools (neither jack nor wrench)
Nevertheless: Enjoy your rides
#1562 of 1649 Re: OSD Delivery Trip [jschiltz]
Jul 03, 2008 (4:47 pm)
Sorry that I'm late to the game here. I did overseas delivery on my wife's 2004 XC90 (I have a 2000 C70 w/135k miles). I did not take any of the tours that they had. Instead I did about 1800 miles driving from the factory to Prague, Vienna, Budapest. Then up through Koln and dropped the car off in Belgium (100euro fee) to be shipped back. The OSD program by Volvo is probably one of the richest offered. Volvo takes very good care of you while you are there and everything was incredibly easy. I would highly recommend you do the pre-made tours if you haven't been there.
I got stuck twice (almost ran out of gas, and got a cracked windshield on the autobahn) and the 800-numbers they give you for assistance is TREMENDOUS. I pulled into an all Diesel/Kerosine mega plex at 11:30 at night far North from Dresden with 15 miles til my tank was empty. I got a help desk person on the phone who located a gas station, asked them to stay open, and directed me to them. I really can't say enough about their customer service while over there. They take care of everyone during OSD.
I will be doing OSD with an Audi in April of 2009 but will have to foot my own airfare. BMW, Audi, Saab can't hold a candle to Volov's OSD program.
#1563 of 1649 C70 17" Tires
Jul 03, 2008 (4:52 pm)
Sorry for being late to the game on this post. I've never had Pierelli's but this forum was huge in making sure I never got them for my 2000 C70. Mine came with the Michelin Pilots and during my 135k miles I've had 3 sets.
Michelin (adequate) lasted 40k (~$225)
Bridgestone Protenzas (noisy for first 5k but awesome in the rain) 40k (~$175)
Falken ZIEX (AWESOME) 40k (~$120)
Falken blew everything away and is actually decent in snow which is big for me just outside of Chicago.