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My volvo xc70 2012 is running fine except when the weather…

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My volvo xc70 2012...

My volvo xc70 2012 is running fine except when the weather gets cold and there is a frost outside the windshief freezes up with moisture that freezes up to ice. The wind shield wipers do no help because there is no frost on the outside of the car - only on the surface of the windshield. what could be causing this and what can I do about it.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? Do you know if there is power to the wiper motor?

It is not the wiper - because there is no moisture on the outside of the windshield only on the inside surface of the windshield. It freezes to the point that a scraper is needed to clear the ice and the defroster takes time to clear it further.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your XC70 yourself? What have you tried so far?

We have tried to locate a leak that would enable cold air into the car. It is not a stream of water but the entire windshield that becomes a sheet of ice.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No - we just want the freezing on the inside to stop so we have to locate the source and so far we have not been able to do that.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Volvo
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Normally when the inside of the windows frosts up, this means there is very high humidity inside the vehicle from a leak into the cab. After a hard rain do you notice any water in the vehicle or wet floors?

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