Volvo XC40 Forum banner
1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
2021 XC40 Recharge
Joined
·
230 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just noticed that underneath my XC40 Recharge, the plastic has some stress induced cracks forming on both left and right side toward the front. I don't know if it was from a service person or a another cause. Also, one of the screws wasn't fully tightened. There is about a 1 or 2 mm gap to the washer.

Anyone else have an issue like this?
839
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
50 Posts
I just noticed that underneath my XC40 Recharge, the plastic has some stress induced cracks forming on both left and right side toward the front. I don't know if it was from a service person or a another cause. Also, one of the screws wasn't fully tightened. There is about a 1 or 2 mm gap to the washer.

Anyone else have an issue like this?
View attachment 839
I went and looked at mine this morning - but didn't see any damage or loose screws.
 

·
Registered
2021 XC40 Recharge
Joined
·
230 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Update: I stopped at the service center and they put it on the lift for us to investigate. It was easy to see that the cracks must have been caused by someone who misaligned the lift arms. Very easy error to do because ICE Volvo's have the lift points in a different spot. They're ordering me a new liner.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
50 Posts
Update: I stopped at the service center and they put it on the lift for us to investigate. It was easy to see that the cracks must have been caused by someone who misaligned the lift arms. Very easy error to do because ICE Volvo's have the lift points in a different spot. They're ordering me a new liner.
So do they think this was done during assembly or something?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
102 Posts
I have the same thing. The picture below is from drivers side door area. Looks like the broken plastic is right near the metal lift point (at least that’s what I think it is) under the drivers side door. Area under all for doors has similar lift points and plastic indentation…

840
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
102 Posts
Could be, but the plastic seems indented around the same four points near the lift points on all the corners of the car… is the liner functional? Any downside to not fixing it?
 

·
Registered
2021 XC40 P8 - Bursting Blue
Joined
·
261 Posts
Could be, but the plastic seems indented around the same four points near the lift points on all the corners of the car… is the liner functional? Any downside to not fixing it?
Maybe someone put it on a lift using the wrong lift points or adapter(?)?

I don't exactly know what all these panels are for, but I'm sure it's some combination of protecting the mechanicals under the hood and reducing drag. Personally, I'd talk to your dealer, if it's clearly some error on the part of someone putting it on the lift, they should be liable.
 

·
Registered
2021 XC40 P8 - Bursting Blue
Joined
·
261 Posts
Edit - I may have misinterpreted the location of your photos.

From what I can tell, your marks are in front of the wheel. I found this bit in the owners manual, which is more like what I've seen before on other cars - between the wheels - so perhaps someone messed up lifting your car.

 

·
Registered
2021 Glacier Silver XC40 Recharge P8
Joined
·
182 Posts
As I recall, there were reports of this happening earlier this yea, so I made sure to check the underside of my P8 when I took delivery in early July. (I had none).
 

·
Registered
2021 XC40 Recharge
Joined
·
230 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Yes, check for cracks underneath your vehicle after any service performed if you know it was on a lift. Mine was cracked because the attendant was a bit sloppy and missed the lift points by a few inches. It's all good after they ordered and replaced the parts.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
Yes, check for cracks underneath your vehicle after any service performed if you know it was on a lift. Mine was cracked because the attendant was a bit sloppy and missed the lift points by a few inches. It's all good after they ordered and replaced the parts.
I see. Is this a different lift point setup than the ICE XC40 due to the battery frame or something?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,206 Posts
Is there a reason cars have plastic underneath vs something stronger and more able to survive impacts. I assume weight is an issue but considering how many bouncing rocks happen …

Anyone know how thick/strong the batteries bottom sheet is?
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top