Last post on Sep 22, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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Volvo XC60, SUV
#32 of 41 Re: PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp [santacruz4]
Apr 19, 2012 (9:08 am)
Legally? Probably not. Try painting over it in black?
It's pretty much out of my field of view so it doesn't bother me at all.
#33 of 41 Battery Problems
May 16, 2012 (6:06 am)
Has anyone out there had problems with the electronics on this car? My XC60 is almost two years old, and my battery has died twice, the first time after I went on vacation and the car was in the garage for a week. The second time was just this weekend when it sat for only 4 days. I drive this car 20 miles/day to and from work, so it's not like it's sitting all the time. The first time, when I told the Volvo dealer about it, they tried to pass it off as my not driving it every day. I just laughed and said "Are you telling me that I should expect a dead battery every time I don't drive the car for a day or so? Surely a battery should hold a charge longer than that!" They just hemmed and hawed, and re-charged the battery. But now that it's happened a second time, I want to know if anyone else has had this problem, and whether they got any satisfaction under the "Safe and Secure" program? Thanks!
#34 of 41 Re: Battery Problems [jcarpi]
Jul 26, 2012 (9:00 am)
Same thing happened to me and a co-worker. I have a 2010 XC60 and she has a 2011 S60. But for me the issue has since been resolved.
I was gone for 6 days and the battery did not have enough power to start the car. My co-worker was gone for 5 days and her battery was completely dead.
I had my battery checked by two dealers. The first said that the battery checked out fine but there was a software upgrade needed which was done. The second deals also said the battery was fine but that it was only charged to 50% capacity. They charged to 100% capacity. They suggested to make sure the battery was fully charged before letting it sit for a while.
I recently just got back from a 16 day trip and my XC60 started with no issues. The only thing that has changed was the software upgrade and I did not have my iPhone USB cord plugged in. I mention the USB cord because when my battery died after 6 days, I did have the cord plugged in. My coworker also had her USB cord plugged in when her battery died.
So.. I am not sure if it was making sure the battery was full charged, software upgrade or the USB cord not plugged in that made a difference. Maybe a combination of all. Just in case I now carry a portable jump starter in my car.
My coworker also had a software upgrade on her car but she has not left her car sitting for more than a couple days yet. So we do not know if anything has changed.
#35 of 41 Lockable underfloor storage
Jan 20, 2013 (10:04 pm)
I havent been able to find where the underfloor lockable storage is. Sales and Service didn't l ow anything about it. Can anyone tell me where it is?
#36 of 41 Insurance, Cost
Jan 22, 2013 (5:04 pm)
I try the xc60 t6 premium plus and I was surprise when I call my insurance company, that I will pay the same as my CRV.
Question; for those who own the xc60, what do you thing of the cost of this car. I would love to have an idea. Thank you
#37 of 41 Re: Lockable underfloor storage [twindy1]
Feb 21, 2013 (12:17 pm)
Called Volvo a second time. The cargo floor has hidden storage which can not be accessed when the tailgate is closed. Apparently there is some kind of lip that prevents the floor from being opened when the tailgate is closed. There isn't an actual lock.
#38 of 41 Roof leak / gas mileage?
Mar 16, 2013 (1:22 pm)
Hello. Just purchased a 2010 with 44k XC 60 T6.
It's been back at the dealer over a week now with a leak in the roof. It leaks after rain, etc. I discovered the leak about a week after my purchase. (I'm assuming it wasn't a new leak, so curious on how long it has been happening.)
1. Will this type of leak affect the inside of the car? I'm not sure how long it was going on, even if it gets fixed, will it have hurt the car long-term?
Also, the MPG seems low - it's about 18 average, with half highway/city.
2. Is that average for a T6?
I'm less than a month for my purchase, would a return be recommended? I purchased Volvo for reliability, so I wouldn't have to worry about this type of stuff. Any advice would be appreciated. I'm not sure what to believe.
#39 of 41 Re: Roof leak / gas mileage? [c_hill]
May 22, 2013 (11:05 am)
I know it's a little late, but I owned a 2012 for a few months. I had the R-type T6, and averaged around 17 city and got well over 22 on the highway. For a twin turbo with this much weight, I'd say 18 is excellent. Turbos are not terribly fuel efficient, (I had two Saab wagons that were smaller but didn't get much better mileage, both turbos) but I think anything over 15 in city is great and over 25 highway. It ain't no Prius. Put it this way, I just switched to an Acura MDX and I can't even squeak 13 in city! Yikes!
Did you get your leak fixed? Have them pull the ceiling liner and check it if you're worried. Best of luck.
#40 of 41 seat height from roadway
Sep 22, 2013 (4:34 pm)
My short 85 year old mother had a wreck yesterday and we are car shopping. I am interested in a crossover type vehicle that is low enough that she can get into it without climbing up but higher than a standard sedan so that she can get out without having to pull herself up when she gets out. What is the height of the driver's seat from the roadway of the 2013/2014 FWD XC 60?
#41 of 41 Re: seat height from roadway [bulldogdiver]
Sep 22, 2013 (5:16 pm)
I have a 2011 T6. With the power seat all the way down it's about 26 inches. All the way up it's about 30 inches. That's with the seat-front and seat-back settings both at the lowest and highest. The contours of the seat front-to-back and side-to-side vary in height about an inch. I'd assume it's close to that for a 2013/14.