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#868 of 1503 Re: Rattle noise from second row seat [elias]
Sep 26, 2006 (10:06 pm)
The noise is continues.... even the Volvo repair adviser heard it when we drove around... they took out the whole second seat without finding the problem... so... i give up now...
#869 of 1503 2005 Volvo XC90 problems
Sep 28, 2006 (12:10 am)
The Volvo dealer would not even buy our fully loaded 2005 XC90 T6, that is what a piece of junk the XC90s are and Volvo knows it!
We have 6 cars including Ferraris, Hondas, Jeeps, Pontiacs. Volvo buyer beware, the only thing good about the XC90 is the ride quality. However ride quality does not matter when the driveshaft fails(twice), the left front strut fails(twice), tires wore out at 20k miles, and the left front axel seal failed which leaked all the oil out. Not to mention little things like the defroster barely works(and also failed) and the seat heaters mysteriously turn on. Then there are the interior ergonometric issues - try taking a family to McDonalds, there is no place to put stuff. I emailed Volvo a 65 item list, and suggested they require their engineers to drive a Toyota or Honda for 6 months of ergonometric research before starting the next interior redesign.
We put up with the XC90(for 35,000 miles and 18mo), the final straw was when we were leaving for a family vacation and the axel seal failed – leaving us stranded on the freeway. I would not trust this car any farther than I could throw it. After we were stranded, my wife and I went out the next day and purchased a Toyota Sequoia. We are now in HEAVEN – everything works, nothing breaks.
#870 of 1503 Re: Rattle noise from second row seat [mingchih]
Sep 28, 2006 (4:33 pm)
I also have a rattle from the second seat area. I have tried to get it fixed at 7.5K and 15K service. They said they could not hear it at either service. After the 7.5K I drove the tech around and he heard it but I did not want to leave the car to they tried again at 15K with no luck. You can hear the noise when going over RR tracks or minor bumps in road. I hear it all the time and I don't have good hears. Present plan is to drive the tech around WHEN I take it in for the 22.5K service.
Sep 28, 2006 (10:12 pm)
man I have the rattle too... 07, xc90 it sounds like it's coming from the door handles... i hearit in the passenger door and in the rear somewhere... I assume the driver side door handle in the back seat... sometimes the speakers make it rattle even.
#872 of 1503 Re: rattle [zkaudio]
Sep 29, 2006 (3:39 am)
I heard a similar rattle this weekend. I think one of the rear seats was not completely locked. I moved each seat and backrest forward and then back and the rattle went away.
#873 of 1503 Re: Many, many problems [volvoalabama]
Sep 29, 2006 (8:55 am)
I too have experienced many, many problems with my XC-90. Mine is a 2006 V8. The regional mgr. has told me they will replace it as a lemon since it was in the shop for 35 days in the first 7 months I had it, but they are dragging their feet, apparently to take it to the point (18 months) where they won't have to take it back. It is now making the turning left noise (I think the same one I've been reading about here) and it has a PUTRID smell at times for a few minutes after starting. When I start it, the cooling fan races at 100% for a couple minutes, so loud that if you're standing outside the car talking you can barely hear. The A/C's gone out twice, and the fan and smell problem started after they fixed it. They've already replaced the entire computer systems in the car, engine contol module, central electrical unit for the engine and transmission, software control module, etc. When I took it in the first time for the smell, they told me they found a dead rat (rat, not mouse) in there. Although I couldn't figure out how this could happen, I believed them and the smell was gone for a while. The smell is back now, and my brother-in-law mechanic says no way, they were pulling my leg. I can drive for hours stopping and starting at different places, then all of a sudden the next time I start it the smell will be so bad I have to open the window until it goes away. Anyone else experience this? Could it be mold? An attorney told me (I'm a court reporter in Nevada) that they will give me a new next year model and just sub it out. The regional guy wants me to pay usage for the time I've had it to the tune of $500 a month, and then he will credit me for my down and monthly payments. I told the attorney, and he said if you do mileage at all it should be IRS standard of 38 cents per mile. The regional guy said he didn't know about that but he would cut the usage fee in half. He's also not rolling it into my old loan but telling me no way the bank will accept a substitution of collateral so I need to get a new loan (at a higher rate) and essentially buy a new car and use the credit as a down. The attorney says why would the bank not want a newer car to replace an older one for collateral.
This is all very frustrating. I am very unhappy with Volvo at this point and not even sure I should get a new one. The JD Power list of reliability in cars has Volvo way down near the bottom of the list (about six or seven makes under Found On Road Dead [Ford]) They never showed me that when I bought the car, just the list that said it had such great value retention.
I never thought I'd buy a 50,000 dollar car, and now I have and it's had more problems in the first 10 months now than any car I've ever bought has had in the first several years of owning them. How ridiculous is that??
#874 of 1503 Re: Rattle noise from second row seat [gambiaman]
Sep 29, 2006 (11:14 pm)
Please let me know if they will be able to find and fix the noise
#875 of 1503 Re: Rattle noise from second row seat [mingchih]
Oct 02, 2006 (5:38 pm)
I also have the '06 XC90 2.5T I have the same noise only in the one seat on the passenger side (second row) and had someone else drive while I sat in the middle of the second row. It does sound like it's coming from under the seatbelt base (passenger side)
I have noticed though that it does not make this noise when the seat is folded down flat(have kids that use the third row so I sometimes leave seat folded flat for easier entry)and it doesn't make the noise if someone is sitting in the seat or have a heavy bag or box on the seat. It also seems to stop if the seat is upright but pulled all the way forward in the track. It is a mystery and annoying because most of the time I'm driving with the second row in the normal configuration and it's a constant rattling!!
#876 of 1503 Re: 2005 XC90 Electrical Recall Problems [jratto]
Oct 02, 2006 (7:09 pm)
No. Problem was it would not start in morning. After almost three weeks at dealer this time (and untold thousands in warranty service costs), they are about 50% confident that problem lay with the DVD rear seat entertainment system, which was replaced - all this was done under warranty, and as soon as dealer had a spare loaner, we had one. I must say that despite prior bad experiences with some aspects of Volvo service, dealer treated me very well on this one. Still car will soon be leaving our family. Bottom line is that because this is intermittent problem, they cannot be sure they have fixed it.
#877 of 1503 Re: 2005 XC90 Electrical Recall Problems [volvoalabama]
Oct 02, 2006 (7:11 pm)
See post # 876. Our repairing dealer treated us much better than that. And on a car this new you should never have to pay for a new battery - that's a warranty replacement when this happens. Have your dealer call in the Volvo Field Service Rep - they are pretty good.