Problem Description and Possible Solution
The sun visor can break at the hinge area, causing the visor to fall down. This break can also cause the interior lights to stay on all the time, draining the battery. Disconnecting the visor will stop the lights from draining the battery, but the visor will need to be replaced to address this problem properly.
Average mileage: 77,437 (28,000–149,000)
26 people reported this problem
After this happened to me, I took the light out of the visor so the battery won't drain anymore. Because even replacement visors break easily, I ended up velcroing the visor up, which works well and is an inexpensive fix.
My battery kept draining couldn't figure out what it was. Got a new battery and a jumper machine for my car. My husband noticed one night that a light was peeking from my closed visor on the drivers side . I had to leave it open, try to wiggle it so it turned off, wouldn't stay off in closed position . Light would be off , I'd go out hours later and it was on. I took the bulb out, hope this does the trick. Will never buy a Volvo again.
Happened to driver side at 85,000 miles, and now again @ 123,000 miles. Drained battery both times.
I noticed that my daughters interior light was always on at night when I locked-up the house for the family. So I went to check it out and the passengers visor was never engaged into its resting location causing the visor mirror to stay on. Moved back into place....and the damn thing fell off. Still have not replaced - busy fixing to many other issues on this car. A fathers worst nightmare...bought my daughter her sweet 16 convertible - and in 6 months have shelled out $2200 in repairs. <<sigh>>
Both of my sunvisors have broke off. Before this happened however the drivers side wouldnt stay up and they just broke off one day. Also my battery had a slow drain and I had to continually jump start my car I got a new battery and around the same time the drain stopped that is when the visors broke.