I need to understand how to interpret Volvo's Service and Maintenance recommendation for brake fluid replacement.
The official Volvo guideline for late model XC70s is: "Recommended to replace every 3 years or 40,000 miles (if driven in mountainous areas or humid climates - every one year) AT OWNER'S REQUEST." That last bit, AT OWNER'S REQUEST, is driving me nuts. Is the suggestion to replace at 3 years subject to the discretion of the owner? Or, is there some other interpretation? Perhaps the text was edited incorrectly. Should it read: "Recommended to replace every 3 years or 40,000 miles (if driven in mountainous areas or humid climates - every one year at owner's request)?
I called Volvo Customer Service and received no clarification from the rep. Even though I exclaimed "Volvo WROTE the damn manual!", the rep explained she could not comment on anything technical. She referred me to the dealer service manager. Only problem is, the service manager didn't write the manual either.
What's the big deal? Just change the fluid at least every 3 years ...
Well policy matters when it's suddenly an issue of warranty compliance or when it's an issue of a dealer meeting an obligation. For example, a dealer is required to perform all maintenance specified by the maintenance schedule for any vehicle sold as CPO. In both cases the maintenance guideline needs to be clear. To me, it isn't.
Anyone have a different take on this??