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      Rear doors gather way too much snow/dirt, design flaw?

      I drive an 2018 XC60 T6.

      Has anyone else noticed that the rear doors gather WAY too much dirt, snow, etc.. to the point the buildup is inches thick. Check out this after driving around town (yes we get snow here), left side is all the dirty snow, grime, and the right side is after I cleaned it. I've never had this happen in other SUV's we've owned. Such a bad design. Common Volvo.



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      Yes, we think it is design flaw. A taller weather strip would block the gap between door edge and frame.
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      Damn.. that's really horrible. Our 2013 has never done that.
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      I'm also getting that on my 2019 I have the car for 3 months so far

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      Agreed. It really is terrible.

      I live on a working farm so you can imagine the crap (pun intended) that gathers on mine.




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      Wow, definitely a design flaw. One of my cars has the side doors extend down past the threshold of the door so you don't brush your pants on the car getting in and out.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Wayne T5 View Post
      Wow, definitely a design flaw. One of my cars has the side doors extend down past the threshold of the door so you don't brush your pants on the car getting in and out.
      XC60 door is like this too. Just need a bigger weather strip. They should add it for free, to be fair.

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      Got some parts from China for this flaw. Still waiting for shipping though.


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      Same issue on 2019 XC60

      It's a definite design flaw, or a flaw in the strength of the door gasket. It's disgusting that we have to wipe road slime off an INTERIOR surface of the vehicle. And you better do it frequently or the grime will solidify.

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      Quote Originally Posted by hoverlx View Post
      Got some parts from China for this flaw. Still waiting for shipping though.

      Wow. I still can't believe this made it past production. Seems like a pretty bad design flaw. Having to buy another part for something that is pretty basic seems ridiculous. That part does look promising. Volvo should be giving that free to all owners to solve the issue. I've sent a note to Volvo HQ, though I'm not expecting miracles from them. Let's see. What a pain having to wipe this out all the time. Something that should be a non-starter to begin with.

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      Part#, from? can you share?
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      I still prefer to rubber weather strips glued to wheel arch, and completely hide behind the door.

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      Quote Originally Posted by hoverlx View Post
      Got some parts from China for this flaw. Still waiting for shipping though.

      Hey can you share the site ordered from and part number? Considering doing the same

      Thanks!

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      Quote Originally Posted by FusionRedXC60 View Post
      I still prefer to rubber weather strips glued to wheel arch, and completely hide behind the door.
      FusionRedXC60: I would also prefer this method. Did you do this? I'd love to see how you did this. Thanks.

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      Quote Originally Posted by shamusom View Post
      FusionRedXC60: I would also prefer this method. Did you do this? I'd love to see how you did this. Thanks.
      I agree - that plastic thing looks cheap and ugly

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      I wonder if Volvo would ever do anything to rectify this situation? I guess enough people would have to complain about it. We could start a petition a signed poll.

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      Definitely agree, just got a 2019 XC60 3 weeks ago and had the first encounter with this after a winter storm. Major design oversight.


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      Interesting. In the SPA xc90, there is a little bit extra material that looks like a fender extension, so the door doesn't go all the way there. Perhaps a fender well extension compatible for xc60 can be made to rectify that?

      This is how far the door panel goes in the SPA xc90; I didn't realize it was different enough.
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      Wow would not have noticed this on my black car if it wasn't for this thread. It's not as noticeable on dark colours but there's definitely a thick film of dirt there.

      I wonder how bad this is for the bodywork if left uncared for.

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      Nothing that an occasional 2 second wipe with a wet paper towel can't cure.
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      Wow. I never noticed until today. I went through the car wash & noticed the guy taking some heavy dirt & grime off the inside of the right side rear door. He did not speak much English but I understood enough to know he was asking how all that dirt built up. Then I saw this thread tonite.
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      One option would be to spray the edge with something like jigaloo to make things harder to stick to the edge.

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      Quote Originally Posted by xgman View Post
      Nothing that an occasional 2 second wipe with a wet paper towel can't cure.
      Even though it's an interior part... it's still painted. Please use microfiber towels and some sort of cleaning solution.
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      Quote Originally Posted by luckydog2006 View Post
      One option would be to spray the edge with something like jigaloo to make things harder to stick to the edge.

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      That's why I always make sure to Ceramic Coat the door jams on all my cars. A Silica Spray like Hydrosilex ReCharge, Adams Ceramic Boost or CarPro Reload will do the job. I've noticed that barely anything sticks. Just had a loaner XC60 and the rear door jam was horrible compared to ours which hadn't even been washed in more than a month.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Magic Marker View Post
      Even though it's an interior part... it's still painted. Please use microfiber towels and some sort of cleaning solution.
      Its really not an interior part. That thing is totally exposed to the outside world. The seal separating inside and outside is closer in. But yeah don't use paper towels.

      I just run the power washer over it when I was mine.

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      Actually this one looks nicer - might order a set:

      https://www.aliexpress.com/item/for-...AbTest=ae803_5

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      Quote Originally Posted by spas1 View Post
      Actually this one looks nicer - might order a set:
      I like that they go creative with the description of the color match;
      "flame shadow blue", "cowbow blue", "lava red"...
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      Just pulled the trigger on a set of pine grey. I’m not confident Volvo will fix this design flaw on their own, so I’m not hoping for an official fix. Will post once I put them on.


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      Quote Originally Posted by spas1 View Post
      Actually this one looks nicer - might order a set:

      https://www.aliexpress.com/item/for-...AbTest=ae803_5
      Has anyone installed these? How was the installation process? Do you have to drill into the body somewhere? Just curious.

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      From the pics it looks like you drill the plastic fender liner and attach them with screws.. Much like the mud flaps..

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      Quote Originally Posted by shamusom View Post
      Has anyone installed these? How was the installation process? Do you have to drill into the body somewhere? Just curious.
      May not have to drill since there are existing screw holes in the wheel protector area. It looks like they match.


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      Quote Originally Posted by spas1 View Post
      Actually this one looks nicer - might order a set:

      https://www.aliexpress.com/item/for-...AbTest=ae803_5
      "Gift installation tool"

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      Quote Originally Posted by spas1 View Post
      Actually this one looks nicer - might order a set:

      https://www.aliexpress.com/item/for-...AbTest=ae803_5
      I just ordered the black version to install on my Crystal White T6. I will post pics of the install and finished product once it arrives...

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      Quote Originally Posted by spas1 View Post
      I just ordered the black version to install on my Crystal White T6. I will post pics of the install and finished product once it arrives...
      Can't wait to see the pics, and how you found the installation process. I wonder if doing this would void some sort of warranty for rust perforation, etc.?

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