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#283 of 337 Got my new car -- questions??
May 20, 2007 (10:36 am)
Picked up my 2007 Magic Blue C70 T5 with Offblack interior on Thursday. It's great so far (with about 110 miles on it), but I have a couple of questions / concerns:
1) There's a high pitched whistling sound coming from BOTH of the sideview mirrors with the top up or down above about 35 MPH. If you flip in the mirrors it goes away. Has anyone else had this problem, and what's the solution?
2)When lowering the top, it sometimes seems like it's sticking a little when the front section starts to raise up -- it makes a little "pop" sound. Plus, I detected a slight burning odor the first couple of times I lowered the top. Is this normal??
#284 of 337 Re: Got my new car -- questions?? [snowfish]
May 21, 2007 (4:11 am)
Congrats with your new car. Hope you're gonna love it.
About your questions:
1) Except for the "standard" wind rustle, I cannot hear anything whistling. Sorry, can't help you with that.
2) When does the "popping" sound appear: At the moment that the roof lifts, or just before that?
In the first case it might be that the rubbers are sticking and needs lubrication (job for you dealer).
In the second case it might be the clamps (front roof-part to windscreen) that are releasing. This also makes a noise.
I have my C70 for more than 13,000 mls now, went through some troubles regarding the roof, but I never had a burning smell. You might contact your dealer for this also.
BTW, the troubles where all solved
#285 of 337 Re: Got my new car -- questions?? [henkbw]
May 21, 2007 (9:34 am)
I also sometimes hear a little sound like a "popping" at the moment of release of the front edge of the top from the windshield frame. As the above poster stated, this might be due to a little sticking of the seal material, if the roof has been in place for a while. The seal material at the top edge of the windshield frame doesn't seem like rubber to me, but some form of a synthetic that is a bit harder than rubber. It doesn't appear to be lubricated, but perhaps it is. I've noticed some dust build-up on this front seal, and have just tried to keep it clean.
In terms of a burning smell, my guess is that your car is so new that there are still burning smells coming from the engine compartment, that you notice when putting the roof down. I would think you would also smell them after parking your car in an indoors garage. This is due to things like thin grease coatings on engine parts that burn off in the first weeks of use, etc. I noticed this burning small on my car for the first 200-300 miles or so. Of course it may be something more serious in your case, but you might want to give it a little while before worrying too much (as long as you don't see signs of an oil leak, or something like that).
#286 of 337 Re: Got my new car -- questions?? [rschleicher]
May 21, 2007 (5:30 pm)
Thanks for the replies!
I'll give it some time to see if the roof is having any trouble. I don't get any warning messages, and it seems to operate normally, other than the "pop". It sounds like the pop may be coming from the seal between the front panel and the 2nd panel. Maybe it's just a little sticky after sitting on a ship for a few weeks. If the roof mechanism was overheating, there should be a message on the dash according to the manual.
Still haven't figured out the whistling mirrors, but I did find a post regarding an S40 with a similar problem -- I think it said the dealer plugged up the drain holes, but that doesn't sound like a good idea...
#287 of 337 C70 Retractable HT stalling
Jun 11, 2007 (9:37 pm)
We took delivery in Sweden in November 2006 of a silver C70 fully loaded, if you could buy it, we did. But due to the cold, rain, wind etc, never used the retractable HT until we took final delivery in California. In the 4 months we have had the car , we've taken the car in for repair 6 times. The passenger window does not go up and down properly with the retractable HT and now the hard to stalls. It has even gotten stuck twice.
It is now at the dealership and in a non repairable state. I'm so sad because we invested a lot of money and really like Volvo cars in general. We own two other Volvos that work well.
Any one else seen the problem?
#288 of 337 Re: C70 Retractable HT stalling [kathleen4]
Jun 12, 2007 (6:25 am)
sooo... does that mean they are giving you a new car to replace it?
#289 of 337 Re: C70 Retractable HT stalling [kathleen4]
Jun 12, 2007 (7:40 am)
We took delivery of our Zanzibar Gold C70 in Sweden in September, 2006. We have have used the top several hundred times. It has never failed or stalled. We have had minor issues with the passenger window not returning to its closed state after using the top, but to date that hasn't even been of a big enough issue to even bring it in to the dealer.
If you haven't already you need to get a factory rep involved and your car fixed. Be aggressive the C70 is a great car and all can work flawlessly.
#290 of 337 Re: Got my new car -- questions?? [henkbw]
Jun 21, 2007 (12:58 pm)
Congratulation on your new ride. I don't have any of the noises you have, but the rear seat belts flapping almost drove me Boncos while on highway with top down. The little holders they have to put them under are useless, so I just started tucking my belts in behind the arm rest and it is absolutely quiet now at 70 mph top down. I have read about others on forum having the flapping also so have posted two pictures on MY SPACE to show how it is done. Mine is an '06 celestial blue with calcite white interior and as you can see after a year it is still sharp looking.
#291 of 337 Re: C70 Retractable HT stalling [kathleen4]
Jun 23, 2007 (8:33 am)
I have a 2007 Gold C70 I picked up in Sweden in September 2006 and have really enjoyed it. Although my wife wants to drive it much more than I had hoped.
Also had the top start to periodically stall (top in trunk with the trunk lid straight up). After waiting about 10 minutes I was always able to put it back up but not finish opening. Took it to the dealer who found nothing wrong.
After the problem continued I returned to the dealer who had just sent a tech to Volvo training on the top. He adjusted the top and no problems since. They acknowledged that this has been a regular problem for their C70s. Hopefully all the dealers have had similar training.
However, since then the passenger window has not closed with the others. It closes and then reopens about half way. The first time I hadn't noticed it wasn't closed and since I park outside I was glad it didn't rain. I'll get it looked at on the next servicing.
#292 of 337 Re: C70 Retractable HT stalling [syellina]
Jun 23, 2007 (11:19 am)
I too picked up my Celestial Blue C70 on September 6th in Torslanda. I have had to return my car to the dealer twice for the passenger window/door problem. The first time the right front window would go up an down when putting the top back up. The dealer said it was a software programming issue.
Friday I got the car back the second time for both the window and the right front door being hard to close. This time they replaced both the window mechanism and rubber weather stripping.
We'll see if this works out over time. I have had the top down twice since yesterday afternoon with no problems.
Good luck with your car. I absolutely love mine and it the stares it gets with the Swedish front license plate and the top going up an down