Though Volvo is typically not known for producing luxury vehicles, the S80, a midsize luxury sedan, has definite advantages over other luxury vehicles in its class. Safety and dependability are of the utmost importance to Volvo, and the design of the S80 has more top of the line safety features that any of its peers. Its dependability is evident as there are a number of S80’s still on the road today.
However dependable most Volvo’s are, some 2nd generation Volvo S80's have minor mechanical problems that are a major inconvenience for some Volvo owners. Leaking from the windshield washer system is one such of these problems. The leaks can be so severe that owners will notice a puddle on the ground the same day that they fill the windshield washer fluid reservoir. Or they may notice that they have to fill it frequently, even though they rarely use the windshield wipers.
Inspection of the windshield washer system for unattached or cracked hoses will reveal if there is an easy fix at hand. However, the location of the reservoir makes it difficult to examine as it is blocked by other engine parts. The problem may be a loose fitting or seal, but it is difficult to tell if you can’t easily see the source of the leak. For this reason, we suggest taking your 2nd generation Volvo S80 to a specialist if you are experiencing this issue.
Your nearby Swedish import service technician has the knowledge and equipment best suited to examine this type of issue. He or she will quickly examine your S80 and recommend the necessary repairs to return your vehicle, good as new.
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