Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Volvo XC40 estate?
It may be an SUV, but forward visibility is never really an issue thanks to large windows and a commanding seating position. However, despite big door mirrors and standard rear parking sensors, the rear pillar can obscure some obstacles, so check the extremities for any scuffs and dents picked up in tight supermarket car parks and urban rat runs. Also, check the alloy wheels for any kerb damage and that the tailgate operates correctly, if it's electric.
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The rear seatbacks might not remain in the upright position, because the lock strikers might be missing on both sides of the bench. The small number of examples built between 20-21 June 2018 that are affected by this recall will need to have these strikers fitted to resolve the issue. Any Volvo dealer will be able to do this for you free of charge.
One of the nuts securing the brake booster (that's part of the vehicle's braking system) could be missing on a small number of examples made between 29 November 2019 and 21 February 2020. Speak to a Volvo dealer to find out if your XC40 is affected by this.