2002 Volvo C70 Rear Passenger Roll Bar and Key Problems

  • 2002 VOLVO C70
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 52,000 MILES
Hi, I have two problems that may be connected. They happened when I brought the car home from the shop after having been towed.
1. The key will not come out of the ignition;
2. When I got home from the shop and turned off the ignition, I tried to get the key out and it would not come out but the rear Passenger Roll Bars popped up and are now in a deployed state.
-- I have read on-line that fire departments can have the volvo dealer demonstrate the roll bar deployment so that they can be prepared when responding to an accident. So, I am assuming that it is an easy fix to put the roll bars down. But, the dealer apparently never has seen the problem and tells me that the two roll bar units must be replaced.
-- Do you have any idea why these things happened?
-- How extensive the fixes might be?
-- Who I should take it to be fixed?
-- Whether there is a repair manual available to assist?
Thank you very much!
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Sunday, February 7th, 2010 AT 4:13 PM

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--Well, the Service Manager at the local Volvo dealer, in the San Fernando Valley, didn't know that the roll bars could be reset and told me that the entire units had to be replaced. When I asked him why, he said that he would have to call the factory. A few days later he left a message that the key problem and the roll bar problem would cost around $1,175 to fix.
-- When I took the car to my regular mechanic he said that the roll bars reset so easily that he couldn't charge me for it. It was just a matter of pushing the latch back and pushing the roll bar down until it clicked into place.
--- Then he took apart the center console and said that it looked like a couple cokes had been spilled into the gear shift area and had congealed. He cleaned off the area and reset the cable until the key was released. Now the key comes out of the ignition without any problems. Less than $200 in labor.
--- The only thing that my mechanic lacks is the computer program to diagnose the Volvo's computers. He said that Volvo charges $1,000 per month for the program.
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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 AT 1:06 AM

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