Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Volvo XC60 4x4?
This is one big SUV and, despite the standard reversing cameras, it’s always worth checking the front and rear extremities for any scuffs or dents picked up in supermarket car parks or on the school run. Also look out for kerb damage on the alloy wheels. Check the seats all slide and fold as they should and any electrical operation on the tailgate.
What are the most common problems with a used Volvo XC60 4x4?
In March 2020 Volvo recalled nearly 750,000 vehicles worldwide amid concerns that their autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems are faulty.
The fault - affecting 736,430 cars, 56,368 of which are in the UK - was identified by Danish motoring body FDM during a road test in late 2019. The emergency brake on a Volvo XC60 consistently failed, meaning that the car did not automatically apply the brakes as expected when driven towards a special test pillow that normally would engage the system. The affected cars are safe to use: the regular braking system in these cars is not affected by the AEB issue and has full functionality. It's worth checking that this recall has been applied to the vehicle you're looking at.