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The car will not start, all of the software lights, warning

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The car will not start, all of the software lights, warning lights have come on. The AA came out yesterday and found 17 faults and reset the software. Had the car 2 weeks!
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: The warning lights
JA: What is the model of your '17 Volvo?
Customer: V40 d2
JA: Are you fixing your V40 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i had the aa out and they deleted the errors but it’s came back a day later
JA: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no I don’t think so

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Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Hi, my name is Kev

Hi, Kev I hope you are well. what happens when attempting to start?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
It comes up with brake system failure, pedestrian protection , dstc , air bags . So it won’t start.

ok, and what did the aa do? just clear the faults? where did you purchase from?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Yeah just cleared the faults and it was fine for a day. Then just came back. I bought the car 3 weeks ago but it had a new Volvo battery and new software update.

ok, do you know the faults that are stored? did the car come from a dealer?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Sorry don’t know what you mean .
No it was a private sale . Only done 60k miles though

ok .so when these warnings come on they are there because an issue has been detected .this fault being detected stores fault codes .these codes are stored in the computer memory and it's these that your aa man is clearing to reset the car. we use these codes to give us an idea as to whats going on

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
what do you suggest I do please as there’s can’t be all theses faults .

no, it's likely there is a communication error or power issue affecting multiple systems. This is a very difficult issue to diagnose without being at the vehicle as you aa man found and he had the car in front of him .the car needs to be connected to a diagnostic tool to read the faults and actually try to diagnose the cause rather than deleting the faults

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