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The grille on my 2003 V40 is falling part. The car has not been hit or in an accident. I suspect the plastic in the grille is unable to handle Southern Heat and Sun. Has anyone else had this problem and have you been able to get Volvo to replace the grille. I have about 2 more months on the original factory warrantee and looking for any information to help me get this replaced at no charge.
 

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Re: Grille Falling Apart - Any one else have this problem? (javelinmania)

No, not on my wife's car but I have refrained from lifting the hood by reaching into the grill itself. Heard a slight cracking sound the last time I did it. There is enough room under the lip to get your fingers in to release the catch. If all the pieces are still there, Devcon makes a two part epoxy called Plastic Welder that works really great on all "hard" plastics.......Jack
 

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Re: Grille Falling Apart - Any one else have this problem? (crabs2go)

Thanks for responding. I was hoping that this was a common problem and that with enough amunition, I would be successful in getting Volvo to replace it. Since no one else has responded with the same problem, I have little hope Volvo will replace it - therefore, I won't make a big stink of it. I have used Epoxy with success on a grille in a 1968 AMC Javelin. Unfortunately, I don't have all the pieces to completely restore the Volvo grille. I will start looking in the Junk Yards & EBAY for Grilles.
 

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Re: Grille Falling Apart - Any one else have this problem? (javelinmania)

If the grille is really falling apart on its own and you're in warranty, I would ask Volvo to replace it.... They might surprise you.... What do you have to lose by asking <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Grille Falling Apart - Any one else have this problem? (dugums)

i haev a an s40 aftermarket grill for sale if your interested pm me.
 
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