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Hi Everyone. I am a new member to the forum. I am from the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. And I recently bought myself a Volvo 850 T5 StationWagon to replace the previous vehicle - a national car.

It hasn't even been a week yet. Bought it for RM65K, and have sent the car backto the dealer once for small faults (Electronic Display bulb), topup of Power Steering Oil and greasing of 'something' at both front tyres to stop it to squeal when taking sharp corners to get to my parking spot (four levels underground!)

I informed the chief mechanic there that I could smell petrol everytime i park and step out of the vehicle, and he informed me that it could be the breather 'hole' but nothing to worry about. Huh?

This morning, at idle speed, while waiting at the traffic lights, the car experienced a mild jerk, and suddenly, the LAMBDA light switched on. I remembered in the morning, more white smoke appeared from the exhaust pipe, than normally.

Can anyone help to explain the cause? Or the estimations for the costs of repairs?

Thanks.
 

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The Lamba light mighgt be a bad o2 sensor.If you just bought it take it back again and have them fix it.Check with your local Volvo dealer there and have them run your VIN# and check for recalls.Here in the U.S. there is a recall for leaking fuel tanks.Im not sure if the recall is over there as well.But won't hurt to have the dealer check for recalls.
 

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Here's the best part. When I handed the keys to the chief mechanic, he was convinced that it was 'just something small', don't worry. At the end of the day, when I went to collect the car, he had little frowns on the face and the smiles were lesser. Apparently, they had to 'service' the sensor. (Uik?) By the little frown on his face, I could only imagine the kinda work they had to labor into it, and not charge me anything at the end of the day. Hehe. Well, the deal was for a one-month goodwill, so i am definitely going to send back the car, if any other light switches on aside from the petrol or the cabin lights. HAHA! Anyway, I called him this morning about the VIN# and the recall for the leaking fuel tanks. He insisted "Aiyah. Dooooon wollly aaaahhh..." (Trans: "Don't worry") Fine. Do you have any idea where on the net that I could check about the recalled VIN#s on the leaking fuel tanks? I'll do the checking myself.
 

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Im not sure if you can do it your self online.Im don't know of any site you can do it on.The dealer you bought it from was it a Volvo dealer?They should have show it to you that there is no recall's or if there is.If they won't do it call another one.
 

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Yes, the dealer is a specialist in used Volvos. But I don't think they sell new ones, so probably they're not actually authorised dealers by Volvo. One more thing, would you recommend I sign up for Essential Service? http://www.volvocars.com.my/Volvo+Owners/EssentialService/ I am sure they'll provide a good job, but then again, why pay RM1K at the authorised dealers when I can pay just RM350 at the (ex-Volvo) Specialist Centres, right? The service is generally the same, in fact people here reccommend more of the latter, than the former. Interesting fact.
 

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Looks pretty good but get more info on exactly what they cover and do.Make sure you read the fine print.If they are just inspecting everything almost every oil cjange place inspects the same thing when getting the oil changed.
 
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