2005 Volvo XC90 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Volvo XC90
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2005 Volvo XC90 ProblemsTransmission 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.
Problems with the audio system have been reported. There are software upgrades available that will address certain issues. Problems unrelated to software issues will require standard repair procedures.
There have been problems with the climate control system not working at times. Volvo has made a Software upgrade for the AC control module is available that can correct certain climate control system faults.
2005 Volvo XC90 QuestionsHow much does it cost to fix the reverse in a 2005 Volvo xc90 ? (1 answer)
The car drives great but will not go in reverse.
2005 Volvo XC90 RecallsVolvo 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.
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.
While performing battery maintenance, the crank handle for the jack can be misplaced under the battery retaining bracket, which could short circuit the battery, increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will inspect and ensure proper placement of the jack handle and install a warning label to the battery retaining bracket. This recall is expected to begin on July 2, 2007. The Volvo recall number is SC179.