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#914 of 1505 Is Your VIN inside your driver's door?
Nov 07, 2006 (9:19 am)
Hey Volvo owners! While having my 2006 XC90's battery checked here yesterday, my service tech seemed quite surprised that he couldn't find my VIN (vehicle identification number) anywhere in the drivers' door area.
I did some investigating and then contacted my Volvo dealership an hour or two ago. My service manager told me he checked and found NONE of the '06 stock there had VIN numbers in the drivers' door.
Problem? Apparently so. Department of Transportation (NHTSA) has long required "certified" imports to display a sticker on or near the drivers' door stating that the import has been tested to meet US federal & safety standards - and this sticker would include specific information such as the VIN number.
Currently, NHTSA is checking into an '07 Volvo I have here which does not have this sticker on it, and an employee there wants to know if my XC90 has one on it (when I get it back from Volvo repair shop).
Does yours? If not, please contact NHTSA and let them know! Or feel free to email me and I can provide contact name and phone number.
Just a note: 2007 models may show VIN plates on all the doors which simply say Volvo and VIN. This is there for a totally seperate reason (rated in high-theft catagory), and these plates do NOT serve as the federally required import sticker!
Care to check next time you're out there?
#915 of 1505 Re: Is Your VIN inside your driver's door? [bethanybreeze]
Nov 07, 2006 (10:38 am)
So it's the stickers, or lack thereof that is causing the mechanical problems!
#916 of 1505 Re: Is Your VIN inside your driver's door? [bethanybreeze]
Nov 07, 2006 (10:54 am)
The rule is that it has to be on the "B" pillar.
Open the LR door, you will find it on the back side of the "B" pillar.
#917 of 1505 Re: Is Your VIN inside your driver's door? [volvomax]
Nov 07, 2006 (11:07 am)
Hey, I'm only going on NHTSA telling it should be on the driver's door. Excuse me for asking, but what the heck is a "B" pillar? I did not find any sticker inside any door of the Volvo here.
#918 of 1505 Re: Is Your VIN inside your driver's door? [bethanybreeze]
Nov 07, 2006 (3:35 pm)
Why don't you ask your friend at the NHTSA???
#919 of 1505 Reliability
Nov 09, 2006 (9:35 am)
On my 2005 XC90 AWD V8, there were several problems last year with the car stalling and occasional warning lights. After several extensive dealer visits the problem(s) appear resolved. This required replacing the fuel sending unit, computer that controls the sending unit, wiring harness that connects the computer to the sending unit and the fuel pump. What really helped was having the vehicle strand the service tech on the side of a busy freeway while diagnosing the problem. Since then the vehicle has performed very well and been a hallmark of reliability.
#920 of 1505 Re: Is Your VIN inside your driver's door? [bethanybreeze]
Nov 10, 2006 (1:19 pm)
the "B" pillar is the pillar between the driver and rear doors.
#921 of 1505 So where's BethanyBreeze now?
Nov 12, 2006 (10:37 am)
I've been holding my breath for 5 days to find out what was wrong with the 2 XC90, not to mention the continuing saga of the VIN door sticker scandal.
I guess she (he?) found out the problem with the car was sitting in the driver seat....
#922 of 1505 Replacing the Radio
Nov 16, 2006 (4:38 pm)
I have a 2004 XC-90 and I'm looking at replacing the radio. Has anyone out there attempted this?
#923 of 1505 Re: no probs here yet cept rattle in pass door handle [bethanybreeze]
Nov 16, 2006 (4:47 pm)
I have a 2004 T6. The fan will come on at various times to reduce condensation in the ventilation system. We used to live in Florida (high humidity) so this was a good thing. In 04, the factory default was to have this function turned off which resulted in a musty smell, which is how I learned this bit of information. This will, however, drain your battery if you don't use the car that much.