Did you know? 🤔
Logged in users can get email notification of topic replies Log in or register (free).
Amazon Link Buy your stuff using this and it helps MVS!

Electronic modules and thunderstorms

Discussion on the exciting new 2017 Volvo cars built on the SPA platform.
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:18 am
Year and Model: 2018 V90
Location: Whashington DC
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
United States of America

Electronic modules and thunderstorms

Post by GilbertR » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:30 am

Our 2018 V90 purchased in 2017 for its beautiful styling has shown some weakness on the electronics side: need to reboot or upgrade the main software a number of times. What we experienced is hard to believe: in one year interval , the driver side window rolled down by itself under thunderstorm conditions (no direct lightning strike)
No consequence the first time but the recent down pour in Wash. DC got the car drenched inside and within 24 hrs impossible to move it out of our driveway.
Has any body experienced such an occurrence? Hard to believe, but guaranteed truthful. Now we are in a fight with Volvo re warranty.
I heard from my service manager that it happened on an XC90.

User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 9839
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2002 11:03 am
Year and Model: 850 T5, 1997
Location: Denver, Colorado, US
Has thanked: 372 times
Been thanked: 139 times
United States of America

Re: Electronic modules and thunderstorms

Post by matthew1 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:40 am

Sorry to hear of this. That's terrible.

Please post photos, let me know if you need help doing that. The more the better.

Photos provide a good deal of legitimacy.

Help keep MVS on the web -> click sponsors' links here on MVS when you buy from them.
Also -> Amazon link
. Click that when you go to buy something on Amazon and MVS gets a kickback.

1997 850 T5, MSD ignition coil, Hallman manual boost controller, injectors, R bumper, OMP strut brace [gone]
2004 V70 R [gone]

Post Reply