Last post on Feb 14, 2009 at 1:49 PM
You are in the Volvo C70
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Volvo C70, Interior, Convertible
#8 of 12 Re: May we revive this 'seat mystery' thread... [10scoachrick]
May 16, 2008 (4:08 pm)
My problem was finally resolved (sorta) by the dealer after I raised the issue directly with Volvo Customer Service in Rockleigh, NJ. They had the car for three days while they swapped out the entire guts of the passenger side mirror and reinstalled and/or updated the software. Our problem seemed to be independent of the smartkey - the driver's seat and the passenger side mirror seemed to have two or three favorite positions that didn't correspond with any of the three memory settings we had programmed. It sounds like your problems may include a bad smartkey. The last day that our dealer was holding the car they were waiting for a Volvo rep to verify that it had been properly fixed, but he was delayed with another issue at another dealer so they crossed their fingers and let me take the car. On one occasion the seat went to the correct position but the passenger side mirror did not but I had pressed the unlock button when the car was already unlocked. I'm not sure if that qualifies as a failure but otherwise it has functioned OK. The dealer says that Volvo has only had one other C70 worldwide with the same issue. I recommend calling Volvo Customer Service. It really made the dealer try harder. I love the car. Otherwise I wouldn't have gone to so much trouble! Good luck!
#9 of 12 Re: May we revive this 'seat mystery' thread... [redbuzz]
May 16, 2008 (8:16 pm)
Thanks for the info. Drove the car again tonight(actually DW's car) and the seat went to the fully forward and upright position BOTH times I tried to exit the auto. We are packing for a 1000 mile move and I'm not sure if I'll get back to our Atlanta dealer. Maybe the folks in Austin will have better luck!
BTW, four of our five Volvos have had the memory seat function and the new C70 is the only one to have these problems.
#10 of 12 Re: May we revive this 'seat mystery' thread... [10scoachrick]
Jun 05, 2008 (12:37 pm)
Similar problem just reported to dealer with no resolution offered. 2 key fobs (his and hers) with 2 different settings. Ocassionally "his" setting reverts to "hers" and vise versa. She uses key fob to unlock car, then opens door and the seat moves to "his" setting. He uses his key fob to unlock car, then opens door and seat moves to "her" setting.
Will try 'rebooting" by disconnecting battery for a while then reconnect and start from the beginning??
P.S. she absolutely loves the car as well (except for this nightmare).
#11 of 12 Re: May we revive this 'seat mystery' thread... [10scoachrick]
Jun 05, 2008 (12:39 pm)
Sorry, forgot to mention that our car is a 2008 XC70 but shows the same type of problems.
Feb 14, 2009 (1:49 pm)
I have a 2000 c70. The passenger front seat has come loose on the left side and from what I can see it looks like a bar that has to be lined up. Where can you get a blow up of the seat so I can see how to fix it?