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#1306 of 2415 2002 S80 T6 - couple of questions
Sep 14, 2003 (2:01 pm)
1) Have car in currently waiting for a part (control arm and bushing). This piece apparently became bent enough to cause some rubbing when I initially put the car in gear or put some torque on it when just starting out. Is this covered under warranty. Have 24,500 miles on car and have extended warranty.
2) 30,000 mile maintenance - should I follow the mfg. recommendations on all items to be done or checked? If so, what would you expect the ballpark bill for this service to be?
3) Does Volvo reguire that Volvo dealers all follow some sort of pricing guidelines for work performed or can Volvo dealers charge whatever they choose?
#1307 of 2415 #1300 S80 vibration problem
Sep 14, 2003 (10:54 pm)
I don't know if I had the exact same problem you're describing. My 1999 S80 2.9 hesitated and shifted roughly when I shifted from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd at high rpm (flooring it), especially under high torque condition (uphill start with full acceleration). The problem started at 35k miles.
At the point where you would expect it to shift, it hesitated and vibrated a little bit before it would go on the next higher gear.
I had an excellent dealer which is Lawrence Volvo at Walnut Creek, CA. My very knowledgeable and friendly service advisor Paolo was able to duplicate the problem right away. He called Volvo and Volvo suggested a solenoid replacement. He explained that it would be a waste of time to replace just the solenoid so Volvo agreed to a full tranmission replacement. He ordered the parts and got the work done in 2 days under warranty. Ever since the tranny was replaced, I'm at 70k miles now and I've never had the problem again. !
Sep 15, 2003 (8:22 am)
1 depends on what caused it to bend.
If you hit something, no its not covered.
If its a defect then its covered.
2 Do the 30K. Plug replacement, tire rotation, filter replacement all worthwhile.
3 There are 2 components to service pricing.
One is the parts cost, which is set by Volvo, plus the dealer markup. Second is the labor time for each operation. Also set by Volvo. Each dealer has there own hourly rate.
If Volvo says that it takes 1.0 hrs to replace a control arm then you pay 1 hrs labor the dealers rate.
Volvo doesn't get involved in what the dealers charge for service.
#1309 of 2415 Emissions Service Indicator
Sep 16, 2003 (12:28 pm)
My Volvo dealer has been unable to solve this problem since February on my 2000 S-80, T-6. My "Check Engine" light comes on along with the message "Emission System Service Required". He has replaced the Oxygen Sensor three times and the Mass Air Flow Sensor once. Within 50 miles, however, the "Check Engine" light and the message come back on. Otherwise the car is fine. I have about 48,000 miles. Has anyone had a similar experience?
#1310 of 2415 T6 - Premier
Sep 16, 2003 (3:38 pm)
I was at the dealership and saw something about Premier model. Has this been around or new for 04?
Sep 17, 2003 (6:07 am)
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Sep 17, 2003 (8:39 am)
Has been around for a cople of years.
It used to be called the Executive, and last year it was the 75th Anniversary model.
Basically, you get 2 TV's mounted in the headrests, a DVD player, an optional refigerator and a few other toys.
#1313 of 2415 wheres the warranty?
Sep 21, 2003 (8:02 pm)
I just missed the discussions on warranties unfortunately. However, I am wondering where I can purchase warranties if I don't go with the CPO from dealership. BTW, I am looking at buying a 99 S80T. I like them alot but I am thinking after reading several posts I should get either a CPO or the gold warranty I have heard of? Can someone point me in the right direction. I am located in Minnesota.
Sep 22, 2003 (5:39 am)
Welcome to Town Hall, djdanger. You might want to check out the Finance, Warranty & Insurance message board, where others are talking about warranty purchases. There's even a discussion dedicated to Extended Warranties. Good luck!
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#1315 of 2415 "Bulb Failure Position Light"
Sep 23, 2003 (12:31 pm)
I have had this message for several months now. It was related to the white lights above the license plate. I changed it and still have the message. Other than taking it to a dealer -- over an hour away and horrible hours -- any ideas?