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#935 of 2415 2001 volvo S80
May 01, 2002 (5:09 pm)
my car has been towed for the second time from the front of my home, because it would not start. the dealer replaced the battery, the first time. This time the car is on week 2 at the dealership and no word about how the electrical problem will be solved. In Georgia after the second try to repair an electrical problem the car qualifies for the lemon law. has anyone had this problem.
May 03, 2002 (12:12 pm)
I took possesion of a new Volvo S80 this week. I have the premium stereo system. Now what's driving me crazy, is that although it has an in-dash CD changer holding 4 CD's, I believe it also has the ability to switch to a separate external CD changer that holds a dozen or so more CD's. And while the CD changer cartridge was in my glovebox, for the life of me I can't figure out where to plug it in! Can't find the changer in the trunk, the glovebox, anywhere... Am I overlooking the obvious? Or did the factory leave it out?
#937 of 2415 S80 CD changer
May 04, 2002 (3:59 pm)
Look behind the trim panel on the left side of the trunk. It removes easily with a quarter-turn plastic fastener. Turn and pull toward you. You will find a power distribution panel with relays and fuses, and perhaps a changer as well.
#938 of 2415 75th Anniversary Edition S80 T6
May 05, 2002 (12:35 pm)
I just ordered the above vehicle. The first time I tested a S80 2.9 I didn't like the seats or the power. So I looked elsewhere. A month or so later I went back and tested a T6. Very comfortable and fun to drive (much better seats). The same day I tested a BMW 530i. A great car and also fun to drive, but I felt more at home in the Volvo. This will be my 3rd Volvo (240, and 850 wagon). If you haven't checked out what the put in this anniversary edition you should. Basicaly it is the S80 Executive with a bench rear seat. Now I just have to wait to pick it up in Goteborg in June. I agree with those that say don't buy a car in it's first year. Also don't keep knocking a car for it's first year problems.
#939 of 2415 depressed S80 owner
May 06, 2002 (2:13 pm)
My S80 is now in the dealership on week #3. service mgr. claims they are still doing test. this is a new car only 18,000 miles. The car has been towed 2 times from my house to the same volvo dealership. The first time the battery was replaced, this time volvo has replaced a part on the engine...whats up with getting my car to run and start. I am really getting real upset with this total process and this S80.
#940 of 2415 Can't believe they haven't fixed it.
May 06, 2002 (3:17 pm)
It's either a lemon car, or a lemon dealership service. I know the S80 has taken it's lumps on reliability, but hardstarting/not starting was never one of them. Maybe you should try another service dept. or dealer.
May 07, 2002 (5:45 am)
The problem you describe with your S80 is the same symptom I had with my 1999 S70. As I have posted on these froums before, my Volvo left me stranded at least three times, and required towing to the dealership. You might still see this syndrome described on Brickboard.com as the "lawnmower syndrome". As described, it can be caused by running the car for a very short period of time, like pulling the car out of the garage to get your lawnmower out; it is related to engine design. I was never sure if this was just Volvo urban legend, or pure BS. After the third time stranded I traded Volvo, but in subsequent discussions with Volvo owners and mechanics, it is symptomatic of ignition, compression, and/or fuel system/injector problems (given that the battery is new and electrical and computer systems are intact). It is difficult to trace and fix the problem, and left me with a bad feeling every time I approached the car. I suggest that you find another Volvo Dealer, or independent Volvo Technician, to troubleshoot (a second opinion). I'm not suggesting that your dealer is dishonest, but any one of the problems I listed is expensive, and time consuming, to fix. Aso, I have seen in this forum a problem described related to a low hanging vent pipe? (something easily damaged on prior year S80s when bottoming out or hitting a curb). Not sure if this is related.
#942 of 2415 maintenance SCOTTC3
May 07, 2002 (6:42 pm)
Hey, scottc3. Since you do your own maintenance where is the orifice in the PVC system?? Were you able to find a manual for your 2000 S80T6??
Tires:I have the 17'' Mich's on my 2000 S80T6. Changed two tires at 45,000 mile. Mainly because one was run flat and ruined. The new ones are on the front the originals on the back at 58,000 miles. they are a little over 3/32 and I will probility replace them in August. Who is telling who that 35,000 miles is normal!!
#943 of 2415 new transmission in my '99 S80
May 09, 2002 (11:28 am)
Mooer's Volvo in Richmond, Virginia put a new transmission in my 1999 S80 after several trips to their repair shop; my 5th light bulb went out in less than a year...I paid $60 for new wiring for my headlights...they say that it is not a recall, but numerous people have had this problem and it was suggested that it would help the problem. I am dumping this car before my warranty runs out...I can't afford the repair bills when the warranty runs out.
May 10, 2002 (9:33 am)
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