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Volvo building S60 in South Carolina
Kinda old but I didn't know this.
By BRUCE SMITH - Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015
RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Volvo broke ground on its first auto manufacturing plant in North America on Friday and announced that workers at the $500 million plant will build a car still being designed in Sweden.
Volvo North America CEO Lex Kerssemakers said the plant will build the company’s new S-60 sedan as well as another model to be announced later.
“This is the one and only factory where we are going to produce the S-60. Global customers all over the world will drive a car made in this factory,” he said,
The plant is being built off Interstate 26 about 30 miles northwest of Charleston will eventually be capable of making 100,000 cars a year.
Passenger Door Lock Not Working
By Max Meade
So recently my 1998 Volvo S70 lock began to fail on the passenger side front door. My friend was opening the door normally and it made a bit of a clunking noise, and then stopped working.
The mechanics of what is wrong is kind of weird, I'll explain. The lock still seems to be working fine, as in the key fob still actuates the door lock pin that can manually lock the door from the inside and show whether or not the door is locked or not. The problem is, whenever the door seems to be locked or not, it can still be opened from the outside handle. I took the door apart to see if the problem was apparent, and there is definitely something that broke or at least stopped working in the actuator. If I feel around the actuator, I can even find a little thing to pull down on that disengages the passenger door handle, but as soon as the lock is re-locked, it stops working again.
If I can avoid buying a new actuator and someone knows a fix to this problem I would be so appreciative because my Volvo has a long list of repairs that it needs right now.