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#1443 of 1503 Question about Volvo Ocean Race's value
Apr 17, 2010 (12:00 pm)
Question I am hoping someone here can answer for us...
We own a 2006 XC90; it's a Limited Edition Volvo Ocean Race. Recently we had minor repair work done to one of the side doors. The repair shop told us we would need to get a (ie., ONE) new VOR decal for the front outside part of the door. We questioned if it was even possible to replace it, since the decal did say 2005-06 on it. After being reassured that all would be just fine, we got the car returned, and lo and behold, we discovered that BOTH side decals were replaced (one charge of nearly $60... looks like they are sold in packs of 2 decals?). Problem is, these replacement decals are the ones used in the newer Ocean Race Edition. They now say "Around the World" on them, not "2005-06".
While this may not seem like anything worth writing about, we are furious at the repair shop for not even telling us this part - and very curious what impact, if any, this modification will have on the value of our 2005-06 very well maintained VOR XC90. Any info or advise would be most appreciated!
#1444 of 1503 Re: Timing belt replacement for 2004 XC90? [volvomax]
Apr 18, 2010 (3:43 pm)
I have a 2004 Volvo XC90 and the dealership is telling me that I should have the timing belt replaced at a cost of $850. I have about 110,000 miles on it and they have said it should be replaced at 105,000. My question is, is it safe to go outside of the Volvo dealership to any other repair business to have the work done and probably save a great deal of money?
#1445 of 1503 Jerking and electrical failure
Apr 27, 2010 (11:36 pm)
Wondering if anyone is having this same problem....while driving my volvo starts jerking and then all of the electrical systems go out - all the interior dash light go off, signal lights, and hazards will not work. I get a message about brake failure and then SRS airbag service. Once you stop the car and restart it functions normally with just the SRS message remaining. It happened for the first time last year and the volvo dealership was unable to find anything wrong. It has now happened two more times with about 3 1/2 weeks in between these two recent episodes. It is currently at the service shop but so far they can't find anything wrong and cannot replicate the problem. Has this happened to anyone???
#1446 of 1503 Re: Jerking and electrical failure [hcnurse]
May 17, 2010 (4:44 pm)
We are having the same problem, and haven't been able to find anything wrong with it so far. Have you found out any new information since it's been in the shop?
May 18, 2010 (10:15 pm)
I just bought a 2007 v8 w/ nav xc90. Price was 24K. The test ride was great. The vehicle is beautiful. The vehicle is being sold by a VOLVO dealer and the vehicle is a Certified Pre-Own. The carfax report is squeaky clean with the exception of the high mileage (64K). The price is great (24K). Part of me feels like all my homework and research paid off. The other part of me feels like the house never loses and I am going to get screwed.
Thoughts? Am I being paranoid? Should I just enjoy the car?
#1448 of 1503 Re: XC90 2007 [fjgj99]
May 18, 2010 (11:49 pm)
If it makes you feel any better, we did the same thing except the mileage was about 26,000. We opted for the extended warranty based on the recommendation of our mechanic who LOVES these cars. He recommended the warranty based on the fact that the computer components are costly if they should fail. BTW, he only works on BMWs and Volvos.
We bought our 2006 V8 in January '09; I believe it was a lease return. We now have about 49,000 miles on it and are happy so far....I hope this helps. Enjoy it! You just got a new ride!
#1449 of 1503 Re: XC90 2007 [fjgj99]
May 19, 2010 (7:28 am)
I have that same year, with V8 with 52K miles. We are about to replace the original tires. Besides the minimul leg room in the second and third row, it has been a great car. It rides well and I don't mind trips. Only issue we have had was a musty smell from the AC after it has been off. We also had the bluetooth installed and it is great. Does it come with a good warranty?
#1450 of 1503 Transmission problems
May 19, 2010 (3:52 pm)
We found out today that our 03 Volvo XC 90 with 68,000 miles needs a new transmission and recommended new radiator as well to take care of metal shavings....all to the tune
of $ 8000 . Do we look like we have "stupid" written across our face? We thought Volvo's were indestructible. Thanks for the blogs, it shows that Volvo knew there was a problem but didn't want a recall. Information is power, hope it helps when dealing with the Volvo dealer to repair.
#1451 of 1503 2003 XC90 CV joint grease mixing with trans fluid
May 20, 2010 (3:33 pm)
My independent Volvo repair reported that my car has CV joint grease mixing with the transmission fluid. He found transmission fluid leaking out of the wheel end of the axle. He suspects plug at inner end of axle came loose. Anyone else had a similar issue? Would love to get Volvo to repair it for me at their cost. Car only has 57K miles.
#1452 of 1503 Re: Lower rear tail lights
May 23, 2010 (2:37 pm)
Does anyone out there have knowledge about the tail light unit. The outer plastic is broken (my son swears he knows nothing about this) and after a whole was drilled to let the water drip out the bulb needs to be replaced. My husband can not figure out how to remove the bottom light unit. Does the upper portion of light have to be removed to remove the lower? Any suggestions?