When I got into my 2000 Volvo the vents were blowing out air. The air wasn't hot or cold, just air. I thought I was crazy. I put put my hand up to check and looked at the keys still in my other hand. Car started and everything was fine. The temo outside was hot, around 70. Can you explain? Thanks

Asked by May 09, 2015 at 07:09 AM about the 2000 Volvo S80 T6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

35,015

Not sure where you had the temperature setting of the car, but since you had just started it, it was just blowing the air from the outside into your car. Did you put on the A/C to MAX and see if the car blew cold air?

I had not started the car. That's what was weird. When I park my car, I have a habit of turning everything off. I don't think I checked anything, just started my car and everything was fine. This happened about a week ago when the temp was very hot. I thought it might be some kind of safety feature. The inside was not hot and stuffy when I got in as it should have been.

35,015

Oh, your original post was kind of confusing. Yes, that's very weird. Your ignition may be getting worn. See if you can pull the keys out before you turn it all the way to the off position. I had a '95 Camry that I could pull the keys out of the ignition with the car still running. I could just start the car and pull them straight out. That shouldn't be a safety feature. If it were, people would have a lot of dead batteries in the desert states.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
30

There's nothing wrong with your car. That's a feature Volvo's have to get rid of condensation in the A/C cannister. I had an 99' Audi A6 which did the same thing. The posts here explain it quite well : http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=361763

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

ty jt i also have this goin on

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

S80

Looking for a Used S80 in your area?

CarGurus has 1,082 nationwide S80 listings starting at $1,750.

ZIP:

Search Volvo S80 Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Volvo S80 Experts

#1 Joneser
Joneser
Reputation 250
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 220
#3 John Leone
John Leone
Reputation 130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volvo S60
137 Great Deals out of 7,996 listings starting at $2,000
Used BMW 5 Series
596 Great Deals out of 15,323 listings starting at $2,495
Used Volvo S40
23 Great Deals out of 1,204 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volvo V70
14 Great Deals out of 443 listings starting at $1,499
Used Audi A6
156 Great Deals out of 7,595 listings starting at $950
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
359 Great Deals out of 22,193 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Accord
966 Great Deals out of 74,583 listings starting at $899
Used Audi A4
321 Great Deals out of 12,085 listings starting at $950
Used Volvo S70
128 listings starting at $4,000
Used Acura TL
295 Great Deals out of 7,395 listings starting at $2,650
Used Volkswagen Passat
238 Great Deals out of 22,132 listings starting at $1,499

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Volvo S80 For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 130 listings starting at $26,500
2015 Volvo S80 For Sale
45 listings starting at $21,990
2014 Volvo S80 For Sale
25 listings starting at $19,999
2013 Volvo S80 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 52 listings starting at $14,795
2012 Volvo S80 For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 42 listings starting at $11,910