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I live in a rainy climate(Seattle) and never had issues previously. However, this morning I discovered water all over the center console, dripping from around the driver side reading lamp.

I'm not sure where to take this, exactly. The car is a 2011 XC60 R, no warranty. A bit apprehensive of going to a dealer and getting a $2000 quote. Should I call around local body shops? Is there anything I can do myself? (Perhaps something is clogged)
 

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I would start by checking the channels around the moonroof.
 

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AS Voytech said check the roof drains on both sides in front of the roof. I had the same, took it in and the dealer found a bad seal on my windshield and replaced it, apparently the was an issue with sealant at some point at the factory.
 

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My 2015.5 leaked where the electronic package meets the top of the windshield (city safety, auto cruise, etc). Don't know if the 2011 had this control module, but I thought it was coming from the moonroof.
Dealer replaced the windshield under warranty. Problem solved.
 

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After a hard rain shower, I see water all over the center console electronics of my 2010 XC60.
In my case, the water is dripping down from the plastic molding around where the rear view mirror attaches to the windshield.
My independent mechanic (a Volvo specialist) checked the drains in the A pillars and followed a service bulletin (TJ28614) to widen the A pillar drain pipes. He reported that the drains were NOT clogged.

It rained again recently, and the water drip is back.
Now that I read this discussion, I realize my problem might be a bad windshield seal. (When I spoke to the Volvo dealer on the phone, they mentioned something about a “pressure test” of the windshield?)

Or it could be the faulty sunroof construction that Martin explains so thoroughly at http://www.gunneby.se/xc60/Leaking sunroof on Volvo XC60.pdf).

In his notes my mechanic mentions another service bulletin (TJ29618), which involves removing the headliner and lower sunroof mechanism and installing a new seal at the front of the sunroof tray. His estimate to do that work is about $1000.

So that’s 3 possible sources of the problem.
In any case, I am amazed that Volvo doesn’t have a safety recall on these issues…
With water entering the cabin and landing on the front console, it could wreak havoc to the electronics and make the car unsafe.

Any suggestions?
 

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Had the same problem last week.After being checked at dealer they told me is the windshield and not sunroof.
The good news after their contact with volvo hq is that they will take out and refit the windshield at no cost despite the car being 8 years old with 50k miles
Seems volvo is well aware of the issue
 

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I live in a rainy climate(Seattle) and never had issues previously. However, this morning I discovered water all over the center console, dripping from around the driver side reading lamp.

I'm not sure where to take this, exactly. The car is a 2011 XC60 R, no warranty. A bit apprehensive of going to a dealer and getting a $2000 quote. Should I call around local body shops? Is there anything I can do myself? (Perhaps something is clogged)
This is a common problem for Volvo's. I had it with my s40 and briefly had it with my XC60. The sunroof drains tend to clog/get filled with debris. The dealer wanted to charge me $1300 just to look at this. My local mechanic fixed it for $90.
 
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