Volvo is a Swedish car maker that got its start making ball bearings. They've come a long way from those humble beginnings. Today their reputation for making quality compact executive vehicles is known throughout the world. With their S60 and the V60 second generation model produced from 2010 onward, Volvo has a dedicated customer base, which isn't to say that their cars don't experience mechanical failings from time to time.
Weak Battery After Being Parked For Long Periods Of Time: It has been reported that after their 2nd generation Volvo S60/V60 has been sitting for a period of two or three days, the low battery indicator light comes on. Sometimes this also requires that the car be jump started.
Wind Noise at 50mph: Some 2nd generation Volvo S60/V60 owners have reported that a loud wind noise comes from the front and back of the side doors as they near speeds of fifty miles per hour.
Active Cruise Control Problems: The cruise control seems to stop working at certain times and the parking brake or emergency brake also engages itself when the car slows down, but not before it has come to a complete stop.
Hard Transmission Shift Into Drive: A shift into drive has resulted in loud thumping noises from the transmission for some 2nd generation Volvo S60/V60s. This problem does not occur with every shift into drive and it is difficult to determine what factors are the cause of the hard shift.
Instrument Cluster Brightness Problems: One problem that Volvo S60 and V60 owners have experienced is the brightness of the instrument cluster panel of their vehicles. The sensors seem to be giving false signals that cause the brightness to adjust when there is no need.
If you are the owner of a 2nd generation Volvo S60/V60 and are experiencing any of the problems outlined above, be sure to take your vehicle into a nearby import auto repair shop for analysis.
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