2015 Volvo S60: Daddy, Your Car is Broken
August 20, 2015
At two hours, my commute home was yesterday extraordinarily long. What I really needed was to pull our 2015 Volvo S60 into the driveway and decompress a bit. What greeted me at my sanctuary instead was a four-year-old staring, pointing, and asking "Daddy, what is that thing sticking out of the bottom of your car?"
With a sigh I rolled up the windows, turned off the car and climbed out. Sure enough, there under the front of the S60, still attached by a few tabs that secure it to the car, was a three-foot-or-so wide plastic cover. On closer inspection I found only minimal wear on the side that was hanging down. So this must have just happened. That was a plus.
I poked my head under the car to reinstall the cover. A couple of things were evident. One, this cover allowed access to the bottom side of the radiator but not too much else. Two, and more importantly, all tabs and their associated slots were unharmed. The cover snapped back into place in somewhat flimsy fashion, which might explain why it fell off in the first place. Still it was there. And on my commute back into the office this morning, it stayed in place.
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager