2008 Volvo XC90 Repair and Maintenance

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

2008 Volvo XC90 Problems

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.

Oil May Leak From AWD Differential Housing

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

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2008 Volvo XC90 Questions

Air compressor failure, going on 4th time in 2 years - HELP. (1 answer)

My air compressor has gone out 3 times in the last two years. It's failing for the 4th time and this last one was put in by Volvo mechanic 2 months ago. It has to be something other than the compressor - Volvo has installed 2 out of 3; will do the 4th one as well. What can be making the co...

What's the cause when you can't accelerate past 25mp (1 answer)

Has anyone had trouble with low beam headlamps going out? (1 answer)

I have replaced the bulb twice in 3 days time and it went out again.

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2008 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.

Engine Mount Bracket May Break

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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