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I was experiencing issues with the app not working properly. Only the lock/unlock feature was working, and only about 50% of the time. I reinstalled the app and reset the car, now the app is 100% functional.

Only issue I've had since is that the image of the car in the driver display and infotainment screen changed to a different color. This happened the day after reset while driving. Not sure if it's related but can't figure out how to fix it.
 

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Alas you cannot say 100% functional until it has been that way for a long time.

Mine is 100% functional over half the time!! Works perfectly then some days nope then spontaneously returns.

Sounds like you have an IHU issue. Search on here. Solutions go from console reboots all the way to new IHUs.
 

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I was experiencing issues with the app not working properly. Only the lock/unlock feature was working, and only about 50% of the time. I reinstalled the app and reset the car, now the app is 100% functional.

Only issue I've had since is that the image of the car in the driver display and infotainment screen changed to a different color. This happened the day after reset while driving. Not sure if it's related but can't figure out how to fix it.
Interesting - as far as I know the displays in the car only show a generic light-coloured car (silver? White?) and are not body colour. What colour is your car, and what colour do you think your car’s displays were showing before and after this re-set that you did? AFAIK only the app shows the car in the correct colour, but I could be wrong.
 

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Interesting - as far as I know the displays in the car only show a generic light-coloured car (silver? White?) and are not body colour. What colour is your car, and what colour do you think your car’s displays were showing before and after this re-set that you did? AFAIK only the app shows the car in the correct colour, but I could be wrong.
Here in USA our APP shows the color of the car.
 

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Here in USA our APP shows the color of the car.
Maybe I wasn’t clear, but that’s what I said (or intended to say) - the app shows the actual colour of the car...I was asking the original poster whether they thought their car’s centre screen and instrument screen showed the car in body colour, because as far as I know the displays IN THE CAR (not the APP) show as being a generic silver/white image. But the original poster seemed to imply that their car’s central screen and instrument display previously displayed the actual car colour, then after an update, “changed to a different color”
 

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Alas you cannot say 100% functional until it has been that way for a long time.

Mine is 100% functional over half the time!! Works perfectly then some days nope then spontaneously returns.

Sounds like you have an IHU issue. Search on here. Solutions go from console reboots all the way to new IHUs.
Oh man, I just got this car 2 weeks ago. Hope this gets fixed soon.
Interesting - as far as I know the displays in the car only show a generic light-coloured car (silver? White?) and are not body colour. What colour is your car, and what colour do you think your car’s displays were showing before and after this re-set that you did? AFAIK only the app shows the car in the correct colour, but I could be wrong.
It's denim blue. Was showing denim blue before
Maybe I wasn’t clear, but that’s what I said (or intended to say) - the app shows the actual colour of the car...I was asking the original poster whether they thought their car’s centre screen and instrument screen showed the car in body colour, because as far as I know the displays IN THE CAR (not the APP) show as being a generic silver/white image. But the original poster seemed to imply that their car’s central screen and instrument display previously displayed the actual car colour, then after an update, “changed to a different color”
Was showing the denim blue that my car actually is, now showing the silvery white color
 

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Alas even when it is fully functional the app does not do much.

It would be nice if it were fixed soon but it does not feel like core functionality at least as it is.

I would rather they fix problems folks are having with the IHU, the rusting of breaks, the communication module problems or make the ota update system more robust than make my voc work more consistently.

However more time and discussion has been spent on the voc by the community than any other subject.

It feels like hundreds of service center hours have been spent working to get voc working while people with problems that stop their cars being functional have to wait for appointments.

All this means I am definitely in the minority thinking voc is relatively unimportant :)
 

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That said good luck getting it fixed. :)
 

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Alas even when it is fully functional the app does not do much.

It would be nice if it were fixed soon but it does not feel like core functionality at least as it is.

I would rather they fix problems folks are having with the IHU, the rusting of breaks, the communication module problems or make the ota update system more robust than make my voc work more consistently.

However more time and discussion has been spent on the voc by the community than any other subject.

It feels like hundreds of service center hours have been spent working to get voc working while people with problems that stop their cars being functional have to wait for appointments.

All this means I am definitely in the minority thinking voc is relatively unimportant :)
Holy moly! I was not aware of all these problems. I just picked up my '22 ultimate 2 weeks ago.
 

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Every car has problems. No mass produce complex machinery works for every person. The important question is how many people are having each problem.

Alas we have no access to that information :(

My car has been relatively perfect (apart from voc) and occasionally odd behaviors. But I do not know of any advanced computer devices that never have odd behaviors.
 

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That is true. The issue is, how much catastrophic failure is acceptable. My own experience has been similar to yours, but when I read these posts about cars spontaneously bricking or losing power while being driven, I become very concerned. It makes it difficult to trust the car’s reliability, a luxury I enjoy with every previous Volvo.
 

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That is true. The issue is, how much catastrophic failure is acceptable. My own experience has been similar to yours, but when I read these posts about cars spontaneously bricking or losing power while being driven, I become very concerned. It makes it difficult to trust the car’s reliability, a luxury I enjoy with every previous Volvo.
Agreed. Of course in general people with problems are drawn to boards. So the anecdotal evidence we get is very non statistical but it is all we have.

Does anyone know how many P8s have been sold? That would be a start in knowing what is going on.
 

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By problems I meant problems with their cars :) or questions.
 

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The 5.6.1 App appears to have added the inside temp. of the car (assuming its accurate)
The V1.7 appears to be "still" calibrating - charging to 90% shows 91% on App, and 91% on Car
75% of the time:
- SOC shows up, the preset timer works and the manual trigger of temp. works

Before the existence/experience of Apps, I was just fine. But once App was introduced, it does add to a level of benefit/convenience, HOWEVER it also added a level of "obsession" to hold it with the highest level of expectation simply because we live in a world of "touch and swipe" and BAM... world information is right at your fingertips.

In short, for anyone rolling out "an App" regardless of purpose -- the expectation is indeed for it to function at 100%, intuitive, user-friendly...... even just to LOOK at it, regardless the accuracy, it still needs to show "something" !


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Temperature works for you!!!

Never appeared for me :)

Bet you hit the word that describes the voc experience the best. Obsession. :)
 

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Temp only worked once for me - when I opened the app while sitting in the car. It hasn't worked when the car is off and locked.
 

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I'm also looking forward to the VOC app being able to show where my car is parked on a map. I got used to this on our Tesla and no longer use a parking app.
 

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I'm also looking forward to the VOC app being able to show where my car is parked on a map. I got used to this on our Tesla and no longer use a parking app.
That's one of the things I want the VOC app for as well, from an anti-theft point of view too, or at least finding the car if it was stolen. I've resorted to a hidden mobile phone that I can track remotely.
 

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In response to @ChefT original post, does anyone else have the car showing up as the correct colour on the car’s central screen or driver’s display? @ChefT said their car was showing it as Denim Blue originally but now just silver/white. I thought ALL cars just showed it as silver/white on the car’s screens. Might have to do a poll... @ChefT are you 100% certain the car showed up as Denim Blue on the car’s screens or are you getting it confused with the phone app?
 
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