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2008 Volvo XC90 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Volvo XC90

2008 Volvo XC90 Problems

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

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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2008 Volvo XC90 Questions

My bofriend bought me this car in december. It is a 2008 XC90 V8 volvo. For some reason we cannot get the back end opened. When we first got the volvo there was no problem with it but now we are having to put everything over the back seats. Is there anotherway of opening the back up? Also I wante...

wet ( when it is raining). When it is dry ; the breaks work just fine ?

When the car starts it takes a while to cool. When in traffic and sitting idle the car temprature goes up. When you press the gas after a few seconds the car begins to cool again. Never really getting cold. Check the freon level to see if it needs to be recharge, level is fine. Compressor is...

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2008 Volvo XC90 Recalls

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.

One hundred and two vehicles may have been assembled with incorrect bolts securing the engine mount. The aluminum engine mount bracket could break, resulting in excess engine movement. This could lead to an engine stalling condition, increasing the risk of a crash. Owners of the affected vehicles have been contacted and dealers will perform the necessary repairs. The Volvo recall number is 197.

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