2000 V40 dealer says non volvo break pads cause break warning light

Discussion in 'Volvo V40' started by bcaller, May 12, 2004.

  1. bcaller

    bcaller Guest

    The red Break warning light comes on at least once or twice a day then
    goes out after a day or two. My dealer says that it's because there are
    non volvo rear break pads installed. Sounds like an attempt to avoid
    warranty service to me. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Break
    fluid is topped up and the pads are only 3 months old.
    bcaller, May 12, 2004
  2. bcaller

    Steve S Guest

    By itself, that comment is absolute nonsense. Ask the dealer to
    clarify - wrong parts, poor installation, etc. What did the people
    who installed the brakes say?
    Steve S, May 12, 2004
  3. bcaller

    bcaller Guest

    Thank you Steve S for the reply.

    They are the correct pads for the V40, just not made and installed by
    Volvo. They are installed properly and have been working fine for 6
    Months. The dealer disconnected the battery, I guess to reset something
    internal. I could tell because i had to re-enter the security code for
    the radio and the clock was wrong. He then said that non-Volvo pads
    would wreck the rotors. Gave me back the car and said that everything
    checked out OK. The light is now on all the time. I could use some help
    on how to approach them next time in for this.
    bcaller, May 12, 2004
  4. bcaller

    G Klein Guest

    Have them replace the reservoir for the master cylinder the brake fluid
    level sensor is built in & is causing your complaint if your car is under 4
    years from the delivery date & the mileage is less then 50,000 miles then
    this repair should be covered under warranty

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    G Klein, May 13, 2004
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