Hey everyone... As the title suggests, this is kind of a wonky problem.
I've been lurking here for a while now. Never had any major problems with my S60 until about a month ago. I bought a certified pre-owned (100,000/5 year warranty) 2012 S60 T5 from a Volvo dealership about two years ago with a little over 60,000 miles on it at the time. I put on a Magnoflow muffler, wheels, and a custom grille as my only "modifications." I went on deployment and have only really "used" my S60 for about a year and put about 15,000 miles on it. Everything has been great; no real major issues at all. I take it in to a dealership for scheduled maintenance, I don't beat the car up (other than taking the occasional hard corner), nor do I punch the throttle 100% every chance I get.
One day I was on the interstate and noticed a ticking sound coming from the engine. I took the off ramp and slowed down to park. By the time I parked, the engine sounded like a diesel using its jay brake. I'm no mechanic, but I know my way around a car... It needed to be towed to Volvo as there was a major engine malfunction. About a week later I get a call from the service department saying the engine was done and it needed replacing. I didn't ask too many questions, but I'm sure that they didn't tear the engine apart at all. They asked me to provide them with my maintenance receipts so that they can make a claim with the warranty. I provided the receipts and shortly thereafter my new engine was "installed."
However, after the BRAND NEW engine (don't forget, this is a legitimate Volvo dealership) was installed, two of the pistons had bad compression. Two weeks later and we're "waiting" for a head gasket from Sweden. Now I think these guys are starting to yank my chain... A lot. But, They did give me a 2017 S60 loaner that has all the bells and whistles and they're not going to charge me at all for it. So it's kind of hard to complain. But I've been without MY car for over a month now.
Any thoughts? Input? Suggestions?
I've been working with the service dept. manager who waived all of the fees for the loaner car (about $0.50/mile[I've already put on about 1,200 miles!]) and haven't had any real luck. I just want my old car back. I miss five cylinders and a sexy exhaust note.