Over the course of a year, we’ve driven our 2019 Volvo S60 over 20,000 miles. The S60 has touched 10 states, been on a couple cross-country trips, and gone on multiple weekend trips. Although it hasn’t seen much activity these past few months, our beloved Volvo has traveled a long way.
And it hasn’t disappointed us. Its looks and comfort continue to please us, and we’re satisfied with its technology and the way it handles. The S60 is not the best sport sedan, but it’s also not trying to be that. Instead, it focuses more on delivering an enjoyable experience. But after 20,000, how reliable is the Volvo S60?
Can We Trust the Volvo S60 After 20,000 Miles?
The short answer is yes, but we’ve had a couple of hiccups along the way. The first one was replacing the evaporative emissions tube—which we had to do twice. Although we spent less than two hours at the dealer waiting for it to be fixed, it’s a common problem. The other issue is with the panoramic sunroof, which tends to get jammed when it’s closing. We haven’t been able to fix it yet, but per our Volvo dealer, this is a common issue. We’re not exactly sure how long it will take to repair this, but we hope to find out before our load ends.
We’ve also had a few instances where the automatic emergency braking system activating randomly. An alarm sounds loudly in the cabin as the head-up display shows a blinking red graph of a car crashing. This has happened with and without other cars around. The system cuts power and applies the brakes for a split second, then it shuts off and everything returns to normal. Volvo issued a safety recall regarding the pedestrian automatic emergency braking, but this was only related to the system not engaging as intended. After the recall, we’ve experienced the issue at least twice in the past two months.
Other than these points, the Volvo S60 has been a stable horse. Despite the dealer visits, we haven’t spent a single penny for the repairs and maintenance costs. We’re looking forward to driving the S60 a few more weeks before we wave adios. Stay tuned for our verdict.
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