2003 Volvo XC90 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Volvo XC90

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2003 Volvo XC90 Problems

Transmission Failure Common

Premature automatic transmission failure is common. Diagnoses of the fault will be necessary to determine if repair or replacement is the proper repair.

Loud Clicking / Chatter Noise From Front Axle

I had a loud clicking or chattering noise that was coming from my left front wheel area on my Volvo. This was somewhat maddening, as it would come and go. When it got so pronounced, I took it to my dealer's mechanic; he heard it, but couldn't pinpoint the exact source. He did rule out wheel bearing failure, and due to its' extreme left location, ruled out any transmission or angle drive issues (which had themselves been recently serviced). Fin...

Oil May Leak From AWD Differential Housing

Oil leaks from the all-wheel drive differential housing have been reported.

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2003 Volvo XC90 Questions

Window Lock and mirror problem (1 answer)

My right window mirror and lock wont work but all the other windows and locks work form the drivers switch .

Is there a relay for the turn signals on the 2003 Volvo xc90 or 2001 Volvo XC70 (1 answer)

My right turn signal blinks fast but all bulbs work . It says right bulb needs replaced but they all work .

The ignition will not turn completely off and release the key now it sometimes (1 answer)

Sometimes will now but won't leave park potion into revers or drive

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2003 Volvo XC90 Recalls

Volvo Recalls Garmin 760 Portable GPS-Equipped Vehicles Due to Overheating Battery

Volvo is recalling all models equipped with Garmin 760 Portable Global Positioning System units because the battery may overheat, which could lead to a fire. Volvo advises owners to stop using the Garmin device immediately and consult the Garmin website to determine if they have a defective unit. The unit's battery will be replaced and a spacer inserted to prevent the problem from reoccurring. This will be performed free of charge.

Vehicles in Warm Weather Climates May Develop a Fuel Leak

When exposed to certain environmental conditions (hot climate and temperature cycling) over time and in combination with varying fuel quality, the fuel pump can develop cracks in the fuel pump flange. If cracks develop, a fuel smell and/or leak may be noted. Any fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pump as necessary to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is R220.

The Windshield Wipers May Fail in Extreme Winter Weather Conditions

If the windshield wipers are activated in extreme winter weather conditions and without lifting the wiper arms and cleaning the windshield prior to moving, the wiper arm can slip on its driveshaft, resulting in an inability to move the wipers from the park position. Inoperative wipers during inclement weather conditions could cause a crash due to reduced visibility. Dealers will replace the wiper arms and retaining nuts to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is R156.

 

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2003 Volvo XC90 Reviews

Bought my 2003 XC90 brand new and have had nothing but problems! I have serviced it through the dealer and have kept it in a garage when not in use.Its now 12 years old with only 66,000 miles and the dealer is telling me that it needs a new engine!!! I will NEVER buy another Volvo
Do not EVER buy this car. I don't think I'll ever get another Volvo. Just spent $6400 to fix the transmission, the leaking seals and on and on.
check engine light is on on the dashboard,whats the remedy

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