2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S60 T5: Oops, Broke It

July 06, 2011


I use interior grab handles to an excessive degree, because I fear getting my hands dirty when I close a trunklid or liftgate. Over the weekend, when I reached up to close our 2012 Volvo S60 T5's trunk for maybe the dozenth (yep, that's a word and good for a 35-point bonus in W.W.F.) time, I heard a crack.

Then, as I tried to bring the trunk lid down, the once sturdy-feeling plastic grab handle dislodged itself from the felt-lined lid.


I managed to kind of snap it back into place, so it looks fixed. But as soon as you put pressure on it to close the lid, it pops out again.


Which leaves me with the problem of having to touch the trunk lid. Which is why I visited the car wash today.

We'll have this matter addressed at the S60's first regularly scheduled service visit, unless we break out the craft glue first.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 1,974 miles

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