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Fixer,

There is definitely an overfill shunt at the top of the fuel filler neck. This does prevent fuel overflow from getting on the driver and body of the car, where it can cause harm. There is nothing wrong with your car, as this is a preventative safety device.

Two things you should note about filling up any car. It is widely agreed upon by automotive techs that you should never try to fill the tank after the automatic pump stops. This can damage internal parts of the fuel system, and cause wasted fuel. The rubber vapor retention collar in your case, most likely caused backpressure, causing the fuel to overflow.

The second thing, particularly with new Volvo's, is that you must make sure that the fuel cap is on tight after you are done fueling or you will get a warning message. When you twist the cap on, it will click repeatedly when it is secure.

I hope this helps!

-Drew

[This message has been edited by InDy (edited 03-01-2001).]
 
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