I read this thread voraciously when I was thinking about ordering and then waiting eight months for my XC40 T5 R-Design. I read all the stories and was so worried it would be a lemon. I took possession in early March 2019. I just scheduled my first FSM tonight, as I approach 10k miles. So far, not a single thing has gone wrong. No glitches. No rattles. No squeaks. No leaks. No recalls. No faulty parts. I was skeptical about buying a first-year model, but I'm super impressed. It's been a dream. Minor quibbles: the transmission (or at least the software) SUCKS! Hard shifts. Clunky and inelegant. Seems discordant with the luxury-ish brand and the polish everywhere else. BUT... I see there have been some transmission software updates since March. I'm looking forward to getting eight months worth of software updates next week and seeing if it smooths out the tranny. :-) Supposedly it'll also stop that stupid "Your SiriusXM subscription has expired" message, too. Sheesh. I have very minor annoyances with the touch screen and that stupid Sirius message. But, in general? Probably the happiest I've been with any vehicle during its first year in all my 51 years -- and I've owned a pretty wide range of vehicles in those years.
Traded In: 06 S60R 6MT Sonicama Elevate Exhaust, Phmic, iPD Stg II,Custom DP w/race cat, EST Ultra Flow Intake, Elevate Sways, SNABB Intake Pipe, SS DEM mod, BT, NAV, Miv w/X1
2019 XC40 T5 Inscription: Denim Blue/Blond
Wheels: 20" 5 Spoke Diamond Cut
Packages: Premium, Vision, Heated Seats & Steering Wheel
Options: Premium Sound, Polestar Tune
“Harsh” weather? Hey wait a sec. He lives in Boston. I live in Connecticut. The weather here in New England ain’t that bad. Is that what Hawaiians think of our weather? We have four beautiful seasons. The way the world was meant to be! Snow, rain, hot, humidity....we got it all baby! Anything other than that is a freak of nature. Power to the people. Can I get an Amen?!
My driver’s seat heater has crapped out. Really annoying now that it is getting chilly.
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Tailgate will not close. I push the close button and it goes down about half way and goes back up. There is nothing in the back to obstruct the closing. The tailgate has to be manually pushed down to close, and it seems like I am working against something when manually closing. I will schedule service.
Hey there, I'm living in Germany and am currently driving a XC40 D4 AWD Inscription nearly fully loaded.
Mileage is about 29000 km, it's about 7 months old.
This afternoon all of a sudden this message pops up - Front wipers not working (sorry, don't know what the car says in English since mine speaks German). Switching the car off & on again didn't help. So I had to drive about 10 km through pouring rain to my dealer. On my way there was another message saying the rain sensor is gone too.
Now I'm sitting here, driving a V60 instead and waiting for a diagnosis.
Happy this did not happen in the early morning during my drive from home to work on the Autobahn - it was raining cats and dogs then.
The climate system has decided to malfunction. I'm only getting airflow through the far left and right air vents. Regardless of settings, no airflow coming through the centre vents, floor vents, windshield defrost vents, or passenger vents. My feet were cold on the way home from work in this -15C weather!
The driver's side mirror camera on my 360 view went dark and the mirror refused to retract. A quick "cold boot" lock and unlock seemed to sort the problem out.
AWD D4 R Design Fully loaded UK First Edition Model XC40 Crystal White. Long Term Ownership.
Today while vacuuming the car, saw some white fuzzy clumps under the front passenger seat of my 2019 XC40 RDesign. Upon further inspection found a pool of water under the carpet under the seat. I know no one spilled anything, it's just water. I sponged out nearly a gallon of water but no sure got all of it without removing the entire carpet, maybe even the seat. Anyone have this problem before? Where's the water coming from? My guess it's from the A/C system and it's accumulated under the seat.
I'm right there with you. I have 14K miles and have had the following go wrong:
- Burned out headlight module. To replace they had to remove the front bumper and nicked up the paint in several places. (That was at 2 weeks ownership and 500 miles)
- Center dash speaker rattled from day one. Replacement took several weeks to find part and they scratched up the dash replacing it.
- Broken tailgate handle
- Vibration at speeds above 60 MPH. Road force tire rotation did not fix, then they replaced 1 tire which still did not fix. Learning to just live with it.
- Weird steering issue at highway speeds where sometimes steering seems to "hang" when getting out of a corner and won't self center. They can't reproduce it.
- Warped front rotors (replaced on my own so I didn't have to deal with dealer)
- Brake Failure light (dealer can't reproduce it.)
- Random reboots of the Sensus system (dealer can't reproduce it.)
And every time I go to the dealer for these issues they either can't reproduce or parts are not in stock and they have to order them.
Did the brake failure light happen after replacing the front rotors?
2019 XC40 T4 FWD, Momentum with Premium and Vision Package - Hers
2013 C30 Polestar #141/250, Mototech exhaust, Volvo Skid Plate, RacingBeat RSB, - His
1997 Volvo 850 N/A with 240k, 1 owner, SOLD 2017
2000 C70 Convertible 5sp HPT, SOLD 2011
Jusr regarding the vibration, can you check if your axle bolts are loose? Here is how to check:
Start with front only.
1- Open the center cap on the wheel. Flat screwdriver will work but use cloth to not scratch the wheels
2- Bring 13mm socket.
3- check if the bolt was loose by tighten it not more than 30 degress. If it was loose, don't tighten it.
4- You will need to buy new bolt 10.9 grade because the OEM one is very weak may break if you tighten it again.
I did this on my S90 and both front axle bolts were loose. It caused the car to vibrate. I will buy better bolts in these two days.
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