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2003 Volvo XC70 lights problems

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2003 Volvo XC70 Owner Comments

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Sep 102010


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Shortly after buying my 2003 Volvo 70xc I read that black cars have a troubling higher rate of accidents. I had unfortunately purchased a black Volvo. I noticed that there is no chrome anywhere on the body, including the rear. There are no side lights, no door lights (my 1993 has door lights when the door opens to alert other drivers that there is a door open), nothing to help with safety issues, yet they advertise as being such a safe car. Having outside indicators on a black car is safety 101. I think that Volvo should be made to add outside safety features to this model.

- Malden On Hudson, NY, USA

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