2008 Volvo XC90 Repair and Maintenance

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

2008 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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2008 Volvo XC90 Questions

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.

I was wondering if there is a way to open the back end up without remote key? (2 answers)

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...

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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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