Premature automatic transmission failure is common. Diagnoses of the fault will be necessary to determine if repair or replacement is the proper repair.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Volvo XC90 Transmission Failure Common
Volvo XC90 Problem
Average Mileage: 88,327 mi (13,000 mi - 186,000 mi)
Visitor, 2005 Volvo XC90, 60,000 mi
I bought this car used with just over 50,000 miles on it. I had it for not quite 3 months before it needed a new transmission. Out of warranty, so had no choice but to spend $4000 on a rebuilt transmission. Two years later, no problems until today. I've only put 7,000 miles on it in two and a half years. I had the "urgent transmission" check engine light come on today...very nervous to take it into the shop today...
Visitor, 2004 Volvo XC90, 60,000 mi
Burnt foamy fluid. Vehicle shudders when accelerating. Erratic pump noise.
Visitor, 2004 Volvo XC90, 88,000 mi
Transmission seems to be failing. The dealer says I will probably need a new transmission. I had always heard Volvos lasted forever and were high quality. My ABS module has also failed and needs to be replaced.
Visitor, 2004 Volvo XC90, 102,000 mi
Transmission failed and had to be replaced.
Visitor, 2004 Volvo XC90, 59,500 mi
trans kept slipping in all gears. when I limpped into the dealer they were suprized I made it! Thsat's when I was told that this is a known problem with this 6 speed GM transmission. All parts and labor were covered by Volvo!
Visitor, 2004 Volvo XC90, 186,000 mi
Transmission is smoking when you try to put the vehicle into reverse
Visitor, 2013 Volvo XC90, 13,000 mi
Tramission software problem already. Dealor unsure of how to fix. Awesome!
Visitor, 2005 Volvo XC90
Transmission slips out of awd to 2 wd with a clank. i get messages to check anti-slip and brake failure along with transmission service required
Visitor, 2004 Volvo XC90, 100,000 mi
Transmission broke after just six months bought this car. Approx cost 3,000 dollars I regret buying a Volvo
Visitor, 2005 Volvo XC90, 70,000 mi
Gearbox failed whilst travelling on expressway after accelerating to pass another vehicle the trans failed, A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION,THE warning light on the dash started flashing urgent trans service required. This happened on Christmas eve; had vehicle towed to my service guy because of holiday period it is hard to get answers on cost of repairs etc. What i have read on the internet is appalling .VOLVO should be accountable ,I like most others purchased because of Volvos reputation for reliability. Our vehicle has been regularly serviced as per log book ,it has never been off road, does not have a tow bar and up until this issue has performed well,to say the least we are more than shocked and still waiting on a quote for repairs. Any suggestions ??.