2007 Volvo XC90 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 Volvo XC90

2007 Volvo XC90 Problems

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.

Oil May Leak From AWD Differential Housing

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

Hard 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

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2007 Volvo XC90 Questions

It has a fuel cap problem, but I put a new one and it still says the same thing. (2 answers)

what is the common cure for a PO190 check engine code for most 2007 Volvo XC90 (2 answers)

When shifting gears(auto), there is some jerking motion. Shifting isnt smooth. (1 answer)

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...

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2007 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.

Climate Control System May Become Non-Functional

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

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2007 Volvo XC90 Reviews

Clogs in the AC Drain Tube have resulted in over $1,000 of additional charges because the clog had to be cleared $125, it caused water to leek in the cabin so I had to dry and clean the driver side carpet $270, and it ruined the A/C Blower Motor $785. I can't understand how the clogging occured and how to prevent it in the future so I'm afraid it will happen again.
I got my 2007 XC90 new in 2007. The first month the air conditioning quit working. It was a computer program problem. The dealer repaired it. About six months later the signal arm on the steering column quit working properly. The signal failed to turn off after making a turn and the headlight high beam would not turn on. After dealer repair it was still difficult to get the signal arm postion j...
I bought my 2007 XC90 in 2009 used. Within months, I was having problems with this car. This is the worst car I have ever had in regards to repairs. My Acura was much more reliable. Almost every time I take my car in for an oil change,something else is wrong. Granted, some of it may be the dealer trying to get more business, but a LOT of things are items I noticed were wrong and knew someth...

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