On the heels of the oil consumption issues we continue to see with Audi and Subaru, we are now fielding calls on the 1 800 LEMON LAW hotline from Volvo XC drivers who are seeing their low oil lights lighting up with regularity.
The Volvo oil consumption issue has caught up with mostly Volvo XC60 and XC90 drivers who are complaining of dry dipsticks and repeated oil messages. If you are suffering with a Volvo oil consumption problem, the matter should not be treated lightly. Make sure you return to a Volvo authorized dealer as soon as possible to discuss the problem with your service adviser. Chances are you may be asked to return every 1,000 miles for an oil consumption test. They may also ask for a copy of your oil change records. (It is essential that you keep all oil change records in your glove compartment or in an easy-to-find file. They are first thing dealers ask for when they are investigating oil consumption or engine sludge cases.)
If you are returning regularly to a Volvo authorized dealer to address this oil consumption issue, or if parts are being replaced to fix the issue, hang on to your repair invoices. If you are in three or more times for the Volvo oil consumption problem under warranty, fill out our Get Rid of Your Lemon form so we can review your situation and determine if/how we can help. If we can help, potential remedies could include a new car, a complete repurchase or significant monetary compensation, even if the car is fixed. And best of all, the legal help is 100% cost-free.
If your Volvo is leaving you high and dry, take action and use the Lemon law to get back on the road to recovery.