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#1448 of 1505 Re: XC90 2007 [fjgj99]
May 18, 2010 (10:49 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 1505 Re: XC90 2007 [fjgj99]
May 19, 2010 (6:28 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 1505 Transmission problems
May 19, 2010 (2:52 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 1505 2003 XC90 CV joint grease mixing with trans fluid
May 20, 2010 (2:33 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 1505 Re: Lower rear tail lights
May 23, 2010 (1:37 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?
#1453 of 1505 Re: Transmission problems [oilkat]
May 24, 2010 (2:11 pm)
Did you have any success with Volvo Customer Relations?
#1454 of 1505 Re: Jerking and electrical failure [tj76798]
May 24, 2010 (2:33 pm)
yes...they conveniently found an intermittent fault in the central electronic module. they did not find this fault last year when it happened the first time. Had the CEM replaced about 2 weeks and no problems so far.
#1455 of 1505 Re: XC90 2007 [bryangmd]
May 25, 2010 (6:59 am)
RE: musty odor. I had the same problem; Volvo dealer was going to charge $140 for some "environmental" service. Took to a Volvo specialist; he replaced the pollen filter ($39.95) and showed me how to use Lysol spray (to kill mildew and bacteria) and spray it into the air intake area (gotta pop the hood for that), with recirculation turned OFF and AC running full blast, and it took care of the odor problem! He suggested I do it a few times, and I have. Hope this helps.
#1456 of 1505 Re: XC90 2007 [bryangmd]
May 30, 2010 (8:02 am)
Hey...thanks for the feedback. I get that musty smell too...Yes, the warranty is good up to 100K miles (which I have 37K) or 6 years from service date (which I have 2 3/4 years left). I am definitely not going to exceed the mileage. I love the car so far.
#1457 of 1505 Re: Lower rear tail lights [barbara16]
Jun 04, 2010 (12:33 pm)
It's in the manual. You use a small flat tipped screwdriver on one side of the lens and apply pressue toward the lens and it pops out.