2006 Volvo XC90 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Volvo XC90

2006 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.

Software Upgrades Will Fix Audio System Problems

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.

Software Upgrades Will Fix Climate Control System Problems

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.

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2006 Volvo XC90 Questions

What maintinence need done at 180000 miles (2 answers)

Why does my car lose power steering every time it rains. (1 answer)

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.

How might I determine if there is a drain on the battery or if defective? (1 answer)

A new battery was put in less than a year ago and thankfully still under warranty. It recently went dead without any warning lights until the very last minute and it went dead. Took it to a mechanic who put in the new battery he tested and said it was good but to give it a 10 hour charge (4 amp...

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2006 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.

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.

 

One or Both Tie Rod Ends May Fail

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.

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2006 Volvo XC90 Reviews

Absolute garbage. On all fronts. And Volvo USA? Don't waist your time. If you're reading this then it's probably too late. You've bought one (GOD HELP YOU) it's falling apart like a Yugo, or, you've now found out that the bolt that doesn't come off from the idler pulley on the belt and it costs $1,850 to replace a $60 item. Yes, to add to the horror, new timing chain cover because the routine j...
Yes, this vehicle is expensive to maintain. Yes there are a few computer glitches now and then, but every car is never perfect all the time. Look at Mercedes Benz for example. What a nightmare they are compared to the much more reliable Volvo. I know I have owned both. Volvo is expensive, but it all comes down to, "What is your life worth?" All in all, style, safety and pure pleasure of driving...
Have had this car for 4 years now, 32,000 miles. No problems with it so far. It has only been serviced by the dealer other than occasioanl oil and filter changes. I run with synthetic, Mobil 1. Mechanically sound, handles well enough. Feel very safe in this car and the T5 engine is solid. MPG averages in the 16-17 mostly urban driving, can get up to 21-22 on Hwy. Remains a handsome car...

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