Working on Project
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: United Kingdom
We had a very similar experience...
I once owned a Volvo V50 20.D SE Sport. Nice little sports estate.
It had never missed a beat, and was in virtually new condition.
Until that is, we parked at the following spot at Devon Cliffs Holiday park, nr Exmouth in Devon.
Some coordinates for the wary, 50°36'50.09"N, 3°21'58.31"W
Parked up, and the car was fine. When we came back to the car, it would not start.
In fact it was completely dead.
We called Volvo, and they assured us, this would be easily rectified and should not cost more
than a grand. I am not sure why, but that did not reassure me at all. Anyway, we called our
breakdown service to recover the car and have it delivered to our local Volvo dealer, whilst we
picked up our courtesey car.
The recovery guy was really helpful; he said, strange, I pick up at least one car a week from this site.
I can guarantee your car will be fine when you get it outside the gates.
I was a bit sceptical, but then I remembered the service department guy at Volvo reassuring me the
budget would not spiral out of control, and rest assured, it shouldn't cost more than a grand.
So, I sat in the cab with the recovery guy, and just checked to see if he was right.
He drove the car to the gates, and parked up here... 50°37'6.43"N, 3°21'58.38"W
I was staggered. My car sprung to life, and started immediately.
It had never let us down since either. No misfires, no poor starting.
So, the chance of that happening again is quite high actually, particularly if you are parked
at or near the following coordinates 50°36'50.09"N, 3°21'58.31"W
The Volvo V50 has a very similar key to the 159 and Brera too.