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#1473 of 1503 2005 XC90 multiple problems
Jul 20, 2011 (2:09 pm)
My 2005 XC90 may be a lemon - 3 sets of tires before 100K miles, 1st set lasted 20K miles.
replaced both rear whell bearings at about 60K miles.
currently at 110K miles - per my local Volvo Dealer - radio / ECM need replacement ($900), front main bearing leaks oil, timing belt needs replacement, front tie rods bad, breather box bad - $3000 repair cost, and the list goes on.
I expected far more from this car - parts are "Volvo Only" - very expensive
I am concerned about the overall mechanical quality of this vehichle - ready to blow it up.
I don't know if I should invest $3k in this car or get rid of it.
Anyone with similar problems?
#1474 of 1503 Re: 2005 XC90 multiple problems [raycouz]
Jul 20, 2011 (3:34 pm)
Ours was a v8. Notice past tense. Lost oil between servicing and although I should have gotten oil in sooner, it seized before I got it to the dealer. There was no apparent oil leak in the driveway so I'm not sure where the oil went. Also needed front end bushings and one mechanic thought the transmission might have been going too. It was on it's way to auction, still drivable, and the timing chain broke. Totally dead. We got 3500 from a salvage guy probably because it had brand new michelins and the body was in great shape.
Car broke my heart because I loved driving it. We were also on our 3rd or 4th set of tires. Had other under carriage repairs. If the car was running I think we might have gotten between 10-12k for it. You'll have to decide when it isn't worth putting more money in. Good luck!
#1475 of 1503 Re: Driver seat plastic trim [jazzcola1]
Jul 25, 2011 (3:47 pm)
File a lemon law complaint with your state and try to get out from under the nightmare. SOON
#1476 of 1503 XC90 '05 stereo malfunction- I know this has happened to some of you!
Aug 10, 2011 (2:11 pm)
So- besides the cracked seat sides, malfunctioning windows and sunroof, speaker screen fall-off, and, of course, the ever-loving transmission problems- we now have a stereo malfunction. I searched the forum for matching problems and promptly lost them to no avail. On the first day, the stereo would not turn on until you pressed it twice, and then would only display the "High Performance Sound" message and shut off. Then, two days in a row, I must have crested my driveway in a certain manner because it magically came on for no reason. The last time it did that, as I arrived at my destination and removed the key- the stereo kept playing for approximately 60 seconds! I love this car but it's beginning to feel like an abusive relationship where I should be calling a hotline. Have an appt with my Volvo guy tomorrow- but afraid he will be stumped too. Help?
Oct 09, 2011 (12:47 pm)
I have a '03 XC 90 and the interior/ exterior lights seem to brighten and dim as the engine revs by itself. I have changed out the mass air flow sensor but the problem persist. Any suggestions?
#1479 of 1503 2005 xc90 v8 timing belt
Nov 15, 2011 (3:32 pm)
Does 2005 xc90 v8 need timing belt change? If so, in what mileage should the belt be changed? Some people saying that it has timing chain instead of belt. For my understanding, timing belt does not need to change.
#1480 of 1503 Axel problem Volvo XC90
Nov 26, 2011 (11:43 pm)
I have a 2003 xc90. It has 75k on it. Im the only owner and its been serviced at the dealer only As I was driving down the highway this evening the front left wheel basically fell off. Luckily we werent going that fast and we are all ok, but we were stuck in the middle of the highway with rushing by at 50mph.
Hard to say exactly what happened because we didn't hit any potholes etc, but the firemen (who had to shut the road down to allow us to get the car towed, and who cleaned up all the transmission fluid that was split all over the road) and the tow truck operator thought that the front axel had detached from the transmission and that the ball joint then broken off. Looking at all these posts about xc90 tie rod problems and transmission/axel problems, does anyone have a similar experience or knowledge of what could have happened here ?
#1481 of 1503 Re: Axel problem Volvo XC90 [dunvegan]
Nov 29, 2011 (2:26 am)
havent had this problem YET, volvo did have a recall on certain suspension nut, check NHTSA, report to them. Just wondering, did your car have a loud clunking noise when wheel turned all the way right? kind of like a joint or something, very loud and startling. Also did it have a noise when going over speed bumps, somewhere in suspension?
#1482 of 1503 Re: Steering / engine noise [stevefranco]
Dec 13, 2011 (9:24 pm)
I have that issue with my '05 as well.