I'm now up to 42,000km (25,200 miles) and everything's OK.
But unfortunately the nearest Volvo representative near where I live is insisting to change things such as : spark plugs at 42,000Km (less than 25,000 miles) when the owners manual says 120,000Km (72,000mi) at well over 100$ X hour and also insist on checking different components where the owner's manual does not suggest these practices for now!!!
We're just happy that we still like the car, and like its comfort and handling.
I'm now at 50,000km (30,000 miles) and everything is A-OK.
I'm now at 60,000km. The car is running great. And important; no problems as of yet.
Just that the Bluetouth doesn't want to read my phone directory on my new Nokia phone, but that's it.
Update from the owner of this C-30 2010.
On May 17 2012, I got rid of it because of technical electrical problems (it would send me a message that the anti-lock brakes were malfunctioning. Then the system crashed as I was going 110Km/h (65 mph) on the freeway, with no more power! And this happened many times).
I had it in my Volvo dealer a few times after, but it continued to do the same thing! They knew what the problem was, but just couldn't fix it.
And Volvo Canada didn't seem to care much about it, except to tell me that if I had the problem again, to call Volvo and have it towed to a certified dealership!!
So at 76,000 km, before the warranty expired at 80,000 km, I traded it in at high cost (dealers from other cities knew about electrical problems and didn't want it at all) for a Hyundai Sonata 2012 that I love, which doesn't have any of those dangerous technical problems, and is much cheaper to buy and maintain, and also has a much better warranty.
I got rid of my 2010 C30 in April of 2012 because of electrical problems that even technicians from the Toronto Volvo plant couldn't figure out how to fix for good. The bigger problem was that the power would cut off while I was driving along on the highway.
And the electrical signals would inform me that I had problems with my brake system??
So before the warranty went out, I traded it in at great loss for a Sonata. Now we feel safe again.
* This was my third Volvo, and it seems that the electronic problems with the newer models are much more frequent than with the older ones.
Just a shame that a Hyundai Sonata isn't actually as safe as a Volvo S60 if you actually had a crash... Oh well, you have a longer warranty. I'm sorry to hear your C30 had a problem, though reading your other reports, it's the ONLY one it had. Of course your newer, lower mileage Hyundai feels better; let's see how it fares a few years down the road. I know of two people that did the same as you and traded their Volvos in for a Hyundai. They are both in Volvos again now!
Don't forget to refresh the transmission fluid every 30-40k miles (50-60k km) or so. Those transmissions are sensitive to fluid quality, and Volvo messed up not requiring a fluid change.
I was the owner of this 2010 C30. I got rid of it in May of 2012, because of all kinds of electronic problems that were cutting off the power and forcing me to cruise off the highway at speeds of 110 Kph.
Volvo Canada didn't help much, sending a special machine to my local Volvo dealer. Found the problem, but just couldn't find the source.
So before I got into an accident because of this dangerous problem, and Volvo Canada saying, if it happens again, call us, I decided to get rid of it, even if we liked it a lot. Our lives are worth more.
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