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      Water in tail lights

      Hey all. I have a 2017 S90 and noticed for a month or so that water has been trapped in both tail lights. I was waiting for it to possibly evaporate but it hasn't. In fact, its starting to condensate now. I have an service appointment next week to get it checked out.
      Has anyone else experienced this issue? How can water even get in there? Is the tail light assembly not a sealed unit?
      Hopefully the dealer can do something under warranty. If it's not a sealed unit, maybe there's a gasket they can replace.




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      Water in tail lights

      Is the water inside or just stuck between body panel and lip of light housing? I’ve noticed this happen on my V90, but when I put a towel up under lip it “sucks” the water out. Meaning it’s not inside the housing but kind of just stuck between the body and housing with surface tension.


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      Had both tails replaced in my former ‘18 V90 RD fail due to water. The ‘18 V90 ORE tails have been fine, so probably a run of defective parts got through inspection.
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      never had this on my s90
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      2017 s60 inscription Platinum FWD
      2003 Oldsmobile Aurora.
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      2018 s90 T6 AWD Inscription w/air suspension B&W Brown interior.
      2001, 2002 ,Oldsmobile Aurora.
      1998, 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue.

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      I’ve had this occur on other vehicles. Apparently, it is not unheard of for the seal between the different plastic parts to fail after a period of time.
      Hers: 2019 S60 T5 R-Design FWD | Pebble Gray / Charcoal, Napa Leather | 18” R-Design Wheels | Heated Seats and Steering Wheel | Rubber Floor Mats

      His: 2018 V90 T5 R-Design FWD | Crystal White / Charcoal, Full Napa Leather | 20" R-Design Diamond Cut Wheels | Convenience Package | Laminated Glass | Heated Seats/Steering Wheel | Powered Load Cover | Rubber Floor Mats | Integrated Child Safety Seats


      Former Volvos: 2018 V60 Dynamic, 2008 S80 3.2 (first one with adaptive cruise in US), 2006 XC90 V8, 2004 V70ASR, 2003 V70ASR (OSD and replaced by 04 due to tranny problem with valve body), 03 S80 T6 (OSD), 99 V70 and 98 V70 (twins wagons to match our new born twins), 96 850GTA wagon, 93 940 Wagon (Cloth, no sunoof), 92 240 and 90 240 DL.

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      Mine failed after 6 months, so part defect.
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      '20 GLC 43 AMG
      '05 CLK55 AMG Vert

      Prior Volvo's
      ’18 V90 T6 AWD R-Design | '15.5 XC60 T6 3.0 ORE Plat | '15 V60 T6 3.0 AWD RD Plat
      '15 S60 T6 3.0 RD Plat | ’07 S40 T5

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