NOTE: I also posted this in an SPA XC-90 forum before I realized that it has broader interest.
Our 2015 XC-60 T6 Drive-E FWD now has 73.5K miles and is running great. It is off warranty, but we bought the Steingold extension. Because of recent great reliability, and concentrating on a new Tesla Model 3, I have not been very active on Sweedspeed. Our engine Burns very little oil, which I can accurately check via the real dipstick (see post in XC60 forum stickies). I added an LED indicator to show when the supercharger clutch is engaged, thereby can minimize supercharger use by running in ECO mode and taking it easy. Early, there was a major problem with a short of the CanBus in the power steering pump, but never any engine issues other than the lame electronic dipstick, which has been improved in later years, I understand.
Could someone please answer the following questions:
1. There are several posts in an SPA XC-90 thread about the longevity of this engine that mention a spark plug recall for the twin-charged 2L engine, but we were never notified. We just got one for the seatbelt issue, so are still in the loop. How can I check on recalls that should have been done for our specific VIN?
2. There is not even a dipstick to check ATF level or color. The Manual says it only needs to be changed if you tow a trailer. This has always been a hot topic. Has any consensus been reached on whether or not (and how) to change the ATF of the 8-speed Aisin?
3. Why do rear brake pads wear twice as fast as front and what can one do to improve that?