2006 Volvo XC90 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Volvo XC90
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2006 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.
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...
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.
2006 Volvo XC90 QuestionsNo switches work- radio, windows, sunroof, doors, inside lights want come on (2 answers)
I allowed someone to take out factory radio to install store brought. Now I can't control driver and passenger windows. My sunroof control doesn't work. My air nor heat want come on. My interior lights want come on when doors open. I also can't use my key pad to lock and unlock doors....
Even if I go through puddles very slowly, I still lose the power steering. I had it looked at by my volvo repair guy and he said the power steering line looks good and doesn't know why it happens.
2006 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.
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.
The outer tie rod ball joint may fatigue and fracture. The driver may notice the vehicle is difficult to maneuver, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the outer tie rod ends to correct this concern. The Volvo recall number is R157.