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#46 of 55 New Campaign Notice Received 8/6/07
Aug 06, 2007 (2:33 pm)
Just received this notice today saying Volvo has developed improved components to help ensure continued satisfaction with my C70.It is campaign 175A, 175B and 175C.
1 - Retaining clips for retractable top mechanism will be inspected.
2 - Wiring harness in retractable hardtop will be rerouted to prevent chafing and improve functionality.
3 - Replacement of the trunck lid seal will improve the opening and closing performance of the trunk lid.
4 - A fault in the Supplemental Restraint Sysyem (SRS)control unit may not allow software downloads to be performed. To correct this, the SRS control unit will be replaced.
5 - The installation of a protective moulding will prevent a cable harness from coming in contact with the edge of a support bracket in the floor.
6 - The hinge bolts for the trunk lid hooks may be incorrectly tightened. The bolts will be inspected, and if necessary, tightened to the correct torque.
Statement says as usual your C70 may have some of the components already installed from the factory, not every action may apply. Please speak to your authorized VOLVO retailer for details.
My dealer said they have what improvments I need in stock and will do the campaign requirements this Thursday. Said it should take about three hours for mine. I will update after visit to them.I bought my 2006 C70 in June of 2006.
Sorry to take up so much space, but check with your dealer and give them your VIN number and they can see what is needed for your vehicle.
#47 of 55 Re: New Campaign Notice Received 8/6/07 [tom007]
Aug 07, 2007 (6:39 am)
I got a recall notice yesterday. I read it quickly but it involves the door assembly and the door latch. I guess the door can open and you can fly out if you get in the wrong type of accident and you don't have your seatbelt on. Didn't seem all that significant for those that wear seatbelts.
#48 of 55 Re: New Campaign Notice Received 8/6/07 [johnh7]
Aug 07, 2007 (6:52 am)
I haven't received that one as of today but I will ask dealer about it Thursday while my car is in shop. Thanks for update.
#49 of 55 Re: New Campaign Notice Received 8/6/07 [tom007]
Aug 07, 2007 (9:15 am)
I just got both letters (in the same envelope) yesterday. I think that at least some of the "C70 improvement" items were already done, or corrected, on my car before I took delivery (late January 2007), but we'll see. My concern with some of the items is that things will be messed up in the process of dealing with the recall.
#50 of 55 Re: New Campaign Notice Received 8/6/07 [rschleicher]
Aug 07, 2007 (10:22 am)
I know what you mean. Sometimes it is better to leave well enough alone. That gasket around the trunk goes everywhere and I am going to ask them if it is necessary to replace it when nothing has been leaking etc. The SRS module they will be replacing might be a necessity, but my car which is 14 months old now only has 5,600 miles so maybe they will leave well enough alone.
I imagine yours coming as late as it did probably has most of the items done at factory. I still have not received the letter about the door. Maybe they changed something on the 2007 that did not work out too well. Time will tell.
#51 of 55 screeming brakes
Nov 26, 2007 (6:15 pm)
I have a c70 2006 delivered in Co USA and shipped it to the caribbean. In the morning when we drive backwards from the driveway the brakes make a loud screeming noise. Car went into service twice for this, without result. It is the only c70 on the island, so they don't have any experience with it. Also, both rear compartment doors don't close anymore because the little hooks are broken. Since we never use these compartments they are never used, still the things broke off.
#52 of 55 Re: NEW C70 Recall [lemenn]
Feb 01, 2008 (1:01 pm)
Whare would I find that service bulletin on the convertible top. Mine started to give me a problem - first the sound that you would normally get announce completion of the raising or lowering cycle stopped. Then the last time when the top was put down the boot cover remained open on one corner about an inch.
I'm told now a controller has to be replaced to solve a starting prooblem. It would be helpful if there was a site that I could look at all of the volvo tsbs and recalls for this model. I had my last Volvo for 17 years. Now it seems like with this car it's fix or repair every month. Convertible looks great but even my Volvo repair guy said stay away from the C70. We were Volvo for Life people But now we have a new Volvo slogan - Never Again.
A site where I could find all of the TSPs and recalls for this model would be very helpful. Thanks in advance for your help.
All the best,
#53 of 55 Convertible Top Noise
Feb 22, 2008 (11:02 am)
I have an '07 C70 that I took in for its first service several weeks ago. The service dept did a search and found that there were several "recalls" for the car and included them with the service. One of the fixes was to put a 2" piece of clear tape (maybe twice the thickness of scotch tape) on the weather stripping at each side where the top touches the windshield - apparently there were problems with the weather stripping wearing at this point. When I drove the car out I immediately noticed that the top (over my left shoulder) had a lot of body noise when my speed was at or below 20mph. I took it back that day and asked what they did that would have caused the noise to start; their answer - nothing that they knew of. Since it was near the end of the day on a Friday they said I should drive it a while and see if the noise went away. I drove it for two weeks and took it back. When I picked it up they said that it was fixed. They took off the tape and the noise vanished. Apparently the good news is that the tolerances are so tight on the top that even a piece of tape stresses it.
#54 of 55 Re: Convertible Top Noise [mon2rey]
May 30, 2008 (12:40 pm)
I had a similar noise issue with my 2008 C70. The tech explained that the issue was supposed to have been fixed with the 2008 models, and that he had to go to a 2007 TNN (83-39) to figure out how to fix it. I hope the fix is a permanent one, and now I wonder what other 2007 issues still were not resolved for the 2008 model year.
#55 of 55 Adjust the xenon headlights yourself ??
Jul 30, 2008 (2:37 pm)
Hi, I've an '7 C70, and finally got the Pasadena, CA dealer to find out how to adjust the too-low xenon headlights (via Volvo USA). They just raised them to the "highest allowed setting", which gets me some light-flashing from oncomming drivers occasionally (but a great view of overpasses when they're at a distance). Has anyone figured out how to adjust them themselves? I'd rather try some different settings without dealer visits. There's 2 adjusting nuts per light, one is capped. I heard there was some software involved too.