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    At Christmas 2008 I took my XC70 deer hunting and got a onepoint buck. Unfortunately, the collision did neither the deer nor my "new" Volvo any good. This past week--after waiting 4 months for...
  2. Thread: DRL question

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    On December 30, 2008 I hid a deer at highway...

    On December 30, 2008 I hid a deer at highway speed. It did neither the deer nor my 2007 XC70 any good. The body shop has received all of the parts required to repair the bumper, hood and cross...
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    I clip Bungee cords to these anchors to keep...

    I clip Bungee cords to these anchors to keep things like windshield washer fluid jugs under control.

    Gordon
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    In a letter dated February 18, 2004, Volvo Canada has informed me that my V70 XC is the object of a recall designed to correct a defect related to the rear left and right brake light relays.

    The...
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    I watched my mechanic install a block heater on my 2002 V70XC.  It was placed on the firewall side of the engine near the passenger end of the block.  The experience confirmed that my...
  6. Thread: Cruise control

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    Had the same problem this past spring. On several occasions I could not set the Cruise with + even thought the dash showed it to be operating.

    The solution applied by my Volvo Dealer involved...
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    I was looking for recalls on my V70 XC and came across the following post at <<http://consumeraffairs.com/automotive/volvo_fires.html>>

    Toby of Green Pond NJ writes (7/19/02):

    Our 2000 Volvo...
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    Very interesting post.  I just came in from looking at the back seat of my 2002 V70XC and I discovered that I too have two positions, one a little less upright than the other.  

    There...
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    Here in Ottawa, salt is placed on the roads to melt the snow and ice and presumably, to make the driving easier and safer.   Unfortunately, there is a transition phase between snow covered and...
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    Mine is a Koolatron for which I got an adapter so I could use household current.

    Since the literature indicates that the Battery Saver protects against complete battery failure, I would be...
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    And I thought my rear wiper problem on my 2002 v70xc was unique.  I guess it is worth making a trip to the dealer.

    Gordon
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    As some of you may know, the Owner's Manual (p. 37) indicates that the Auxilliary Sockets in the front and rear may be used with certain...
  13. Thread: Xc70 mpg

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    Just returned from my third 1,500 km (100 km) road trip since I bought my car in October 2002. The onboard computer shows that for 20,115 Km...
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    Why does the website for the Online Technical Bookstore (http://www.volvotechinfo.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.main) not include the V70XC?

    Gordon in Ottawa
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    I just had my 2002 V70XC in for its 12,000Km service. I specifically asked about "Flare" and was told that software updates are determined by VIN. Since my VIN ended in 079060 there was no software...
  16. Thread: Fuel tank

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    On my recent trip to eastern Canada I had an opportunity to put 70.36 liters and 73.38 liters into the "70 liter" tank on my V70-XC 2002.

    gb
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    My V70-XC (2002) and I have just returned from a trip to eastern Canada (Maritimes) and on the way I discovered that with the Cruise set at 120 Km/h I only traversed 113 Km in an hour.  This...
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