The stability system consists of a number of functions designed help reduce wheel spin, counteract skidding, and to generally help improve directional stability. NOTEA pulsating sound will be audible when the system is actively operating and is normal. Traction control (TC)This function is designed to help reduce wheel spin by transferring power from a drive […]
MVS Volvo Newsletter March 2019 Want these to come to you? Subscribe to the MVS Newsletter here. Volvo News Volvo Announces Polestar 2 Good quick overview of Volvo… er… Polestar’s second vehicle, and how it competes with the Tesla Model 3. Here’s the MVS rundown of Polestar 2 vs. Model 3. Volvo Goes Full “Big […]
Yikes. I don’t like this. Today it’s 112 MPH, tomorrow it’s [?]. Yes, I’m a “slippery slope” argument guy. Volvo Cars said on Monday it will introduce a 180 km per hour (112 mph) speed limiter on all new vehicles as the Swedish automaker seeks to burnish its safety credentials and meet a pledge to […]
Here’s an interesting take on the degree of theft-proofness of Volvo cars, by a “former tow truck driver and professional thief (Repo man)” TerrDawg. TerrDawg » As a former tow truck driver and professional thief (Repo man) the one car in the 80’s and 90’s we absolutely hated was Volvos … The lock out kit included […]
S60, S90, V60, XC60 and XC90 Go In For Belt Fix Automotive News: “Volvo is recalling about 74,000 U.S. vehicles for an issue that might cause a seat belt to inadequately restrain passengers in a crash. The recall impacts each Volvo S60, S90, V60, XC60 and XC90 vehicles from the 2016-17 model years, Volvo spokesman […]
Volvo XC90 receives top five star rating in Euro NCAP assessment The Auto Channel (blog) GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN — September 3, 2015: The Volvo XC90 has been awarded five stars and achieved top ratings in its 2015 Euro NCAP tests. Volvo Canada Announces August Sales PaddockTalk Year to date, Volvo Canada has sold a total of […]
In certain vehicles equipped with seven seats, the side-curtain airbag for third-row passengers may not fully inflate. The defect increases risk of injury in a crash, however the issue has not been blamed for any injuries or deaths.The company first became aware of the failures during routine crash testing for the European New Car Assessment […]
MVS Volvo Forums member (now Contributor) ALF1 drops the knowhow for a fix that’ll save you about $300, or much more if you’re going to purchase a new yaw sensor.
Folks – The Active Yaw Control Sensor (found under the passenger seat and carpet) is a very expensive repair whether you purchase a new unit or send yours off to be re-manufactured by Xemodex or BBA Reman or try to get a used one.
Although I have swapped seats between vehicles, it was not until very recently that I learned of the “seatbelt release tab”. I do not believe it has been mentioned previously in any of the seat-related posts I have read on this forum. I discovered it courtesy of Bob Elwood’s seat recovering directions. It is present on the V70, but alas, I do not believe on the 850. Instead of removing the seatbelt anchoring torx bolt, one simply has to depress a small nub with a screwdriver to slide the seatbelt strap out of its connection point on the seat. This miraculous device saves lots of time and frustration since there is precious little room to swing a wrench to get the seatbelt off otherwise.
If you are removing seats in a V70, this little latch can save you quite a bit of time and frustration.