2007 Volvo XC90 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 Volvo XC90
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2007 Volvo XC90 ProblemsHard Shifting, Erratic Shifting and Other Transmission Issues
Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo XC90 transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation all together to name a few.
If the issue is minor, a transmission software update may address this issue so if available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made. After a software update or repair, the shift adaptation needs to be reset. A good quality Volvo repair shop will know how to perform this task.
There are several technical service bulletins (TSB's) available from Volvo that address these shifting issues and they should be consulted by the repair shop during the automatic transmission diagnostic process.
Regular servicing of the transmission fluid can help with preventing transmission failure, but not in all cases. Follow the suggested fluid replacement interval recommended by Volvo. You will find this in your owners manual, or find it here: http://bit.ly/Volvo_Owners_Manuals
Premature automatic transmission failure is common. Diagnoses of the fault will be necessary to determine if repair or replacement is the proper repair.
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.
2007 Volvo XC90 QuestionsIt has a fuel cap problem, but I put a new one and it still says the same thing. (2 answers)
During driving and when the gears are shifting, there is some jerking motion. The shifting of gears isn't smooth. The problem occurs consistently. I tried changing to premium gas but still the same issue. The vehicle went through a complete service at 72,500 miles recently (air filter, cab...
2007 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.
The climate control system may not work from the time of startup due a software issue. If the defroster does not function, a loss of visibility may occur for the driver, causing a safety issue. Dealers will reprogram the software for the climate control module. The Volvo recall number is 185. This recall began on January 8, 2011