2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test


2012 Volvo S60 T5: Oops, Broke It

July 06, 2011

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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.

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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.

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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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