Volvo XC90 Repair and Maintenance

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

Volvo XC90 Problems

Premature automatic transmission failure is common. Diagnoses of the fault will be necessary to determine if repair or replacement is the proper repair.

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.

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

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Volvo XC90 Questions

It will fold to the 45 degree position but at that point, will not fold any further. The wire on the plastic release handle on the rear of the seatback came loose from the plastic bracket so I used pliers to pull on the wire but the brake would still not release. Is there a way I can bypass this ...

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Volvo XC90 Recalls

Power steering fluid may leak from the pipe connection at the steering gear valve housing. This could lead to a sudden loss of power steering, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the oil pipes on the power steering rack to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on May 31, 2011. The Volvo recall number is R242.

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.

The fuel line may leak at a connector near the right front wheel area. A fuel leak near an ignition source is a fire hazard. Dealers will inspect the fuel line date code and replace the line if it falls in the affected date range. The Volvo recall number is R224. This recall began on April 23, 2010.

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Volvo XC90 Reviews

Absolute garbage. On all fronts. And Volvo USA? Don't waist your time. If you're reading this then it's probably too late. You've bought one (GOD HELP YOU) it's falling apart like a Yugo, or, you've now found out that the bolt that doesn't come off from the idler pulley on the belt and it costs $1,850 to replace a $60 item. Yes, to add to the horror, new timing chain cover because the routine j...

Do I keep it or cost my losses now? Volvo XC90 less than 5 years old. Brought to the dealership for a brake job and diagnostics on the CEL and an occasional clunking sound from front end. The results: $225 for replacement of front brake pads, (and recommendation for new rotors at an additional $430 since they do not turn rotors), $129 for a Break Fluid Flush, $474 to replace the Emission Evap P...

I just spent $1200 last week for suspension problems, this week it needs a transmission. I was quoted $6000 to $6500. I'm totally disappointed. The car is 6 years old

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