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#900 of 1505 CAN WE GET AN OCEAN RACE FORUM??
Nov 02, 2006 (8:48 pm)
2006 Volvo Ocean Race XC90s and XC70s..... GORGEOUS, powerful vehicles, fully loaded, NOT cheap price tags. There were only 600 VOR XC70s made, and 800 XC90's. I don't think they are all just in the U.S, but not sure on this.
Island2 seems to have had lots of issues with his/her XC90. Actually, there SHOULD just be 799 XC90's out there, unless Volvo re-sold number 612? They took it when it was obviously just about a legal lemon, and gave me another one in exchange. I purchased the vehicle late in March... by mid May, it had FOUR non-start battery issues, and Volvo was clueless as to why. NOW MY SECOND VOR XC90... less than 6,000 miles and it's been at dealership for three days so far - - SAME BATTERY ISSUE!
I've also read of one apparent XC70 lemon - so far.
Since these are limited edition vehicles, would it be possible to set up some little forum for VOR owners? It'd be real helpful to hear of other's complaints and/or compliments on these vehicles.
#901 of 1505 '05 XC90 Gearshift stuck in "P" position & other problems
Nov 03, 2006 (10:33 am)
Stuck in Park position and many other problemsHello: Anyone out there ever start their car and they cannot get the gear shift out of park? 2005 XC90. Just had the car towed to local Volvo dealer 3rd time. (car is 19 mos old-missed lemon law). I think it is related to other problems I have had since September. I keep getting the message "Brake Assist Required" and "Anti Skid Service Required". They tell me they have re-set the computer and replaced a brake sensor at the pedal. But now, I still am getting the msgs and the car will not move from the "P" position. Somehow I think it is all related. Also since the spring, I get a very loud grinding noise when backing and my foot is on the brake while the wheels are turned. They first blew me off and said it was the power steering and that I was turning my wheels too much. Well I'm not stupid and I don't turn my wheels very tight. The noise is extremely louder now so they checked out the braked. Now they've decided my brakes are "glazed over" and I need a brake job. Said since the vehicle had 18,000 miles not under warranty for brakes. I argued I've always had the noise. Got nowhere. Still haven't had the brake job, want to get a second opinion on that one. Send long letter to Volvo, so far my car is still at the dealer. Would love to get rid of this car!
#902 of 1505 Re: Volvo CX90 Reliability [bethanybreeze]
Nov 03, 2006 (4:28 pm)
Those 2 XC90 with the same mysterious problem have another thing in common: You as the owner...
A VOR is the same car as the other XC70 or 90 but with different colours and fabrics and leather inside. Hardly something to make them more or less reliable than the others..
What do you think happen when a manufacturer takes a car back for whatever reason??
a) They send it to the moon?
b) They use a giant laser beam to make it disappear?
c) They use it as land fill?
My wife and I owned 6 Volvo's since 1988. Never had one drained the battery overnight for no reason. Wait, I've owned cars for over 30 years now, the only car who would do that was my 1968 Toyota Crown; but we were then in 1978.
And Toyota refused to take it back...
#903 of 1505 Re: Volvo CX90 Reliability [guyf]
Nov 04, 2006 (12:27 pm)
Never claimed the battery drained overnight, guyf. It doesn't. Drive those newer Volvos every single day? Do you always lock them?
Blame me all you want.... it's a Volvo defect and I know it.
#904 of 1505 Re: Volvo CX90 Reliability [bethanybreeze]
Nov 05, 2006 (7:00 am)
No, we don't get to drive them everyday. My car sit's for days at the airport parking when I travel on business at starts right up when I turn the key; even in sub zero weather.
"Do you always lock them?" Most of the time yes, but quite often I leave it unlocked in my driveway. I'm not sure I get the point of the question however..
#905 of 1505 Re: Volvo CX90 Reliability [guyf]
Nov 05, 2006 (8:51 am)
Mine has also sat at airport parking for several days and survived just fine - the outdoor temperature has no effect. As for it being unlocked in your driveway, I'd have to wonder just how many consecutive hours it sits there.
It's certainly understandable you don't get the point of my question - Volvo hasn't caught onto it yet either.
#906 of 1505 Re: Volvo CX90 Reliability 
Nov 05, 2006 (6:08 pm)
"It's certainly understandable you don't get the point of my question - Volvo hasn't caught onto it yet either."
So, what does having the car locked or unlocked has to do with the issue???
#907 of 1505 no probs here yet cept rattle in pass door handle
Nov 06, 2006 (10:05 am)
I think the fan in the ventilation system will stay on if you don't lock it...? Something along those lines? Mine seems to hum in the dash after I turn it off... tried locking it once while I was still in it, and the noise stopped upon locking. and for what it's worth, my 07 has been FANTASTIC so far (all 3k miles of it lol)
#908 of 1505 Re: no probs here yet cept rattle in pass door handle [zkaudio]
Nov 06, 2006 (11:33 am)
What you are referring to might actually be two different things, but yes, the fan will sometimes stay on for a brief while after the car has been turned off - it is designed that way. As for your hum..... can you hear it even when the car's been turned off for more than a few minutes? I'm very curious!
#909 of 1505 Re: Volvo CX90 Reliability [guyfr]
Nov 06, 2006 (11:54 am)
Gee, I guess I have to wait for Volvo to figure that one out! Those 'special' corporate techs are the experts, right?!