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Volvo XC90, Suspension, Transmission, SUV
#192 of 920 Re: XC90 Transmission [elliott5]
Mar 28, 2009 (12:08 pm)
Hello: I am an XC90 owner in Ottawa, ON Canada and had to have my driveshaft replaced while on holidays in North Conway, NH this past January 2009. I have had my transmission flushed, filter changed and new fluid(only volvo tranny fluid) put in. Mister transmission did the work and said that there were no metal filings in the fluid and that all looked good. They also indicated that doing the transmission fluid change was crucial to the life of the transmission. Taxis that have this work done annually get an extra 200,000 kilometres (120,000 miles) extra life out of the trannys that have the fluid changed every 50,000 km or 30,000 miles.
The fluid change costs around 350.00 Canadian but is sure cheaper than a $7,000 dollar transmission.
The transmission specialists also indicated that keeping your tire pressures at the proper pressure takes pressure off of the tranny as well. I use nitrogen in my tires because it is not affected by temperature change and as a result, tire pressure stays perfect.
I hope this information is helpful. I have also been told that the radiator can cause tranny problems so have this checked out as well. Make sure the rad is in good condition and no rusty lines etc.
All the best.
#193 of 920 Re: Bad tranny [elliott5]
Mar 28, 2009 (11:54 pm)
Volvo australia have now agreed to pay for my new trannie and I pay for the labour approx. $1200. not ideal but better then $4800 more out of my pocket. They have also offered a 12 month warranty but if its new technology as they advise why only 12 mths I ask? They still refuse to say its a worldwide problem with the transmission but then I cant find another mum at school with a trannie problem and there are about 12 of us....Just my luck. Volvo still insist you dont need to service the transmission but its sounds like its good insurance to do this. Volvo offered to trade mine but I couldnt think of taking the risk with a new one. I'm gonna drive this new trannie into the ground for the next 11 months and then get rid of it. Think I'll buy a merc next time.
#194 of 920 Thanks for saving me -
Apr 03, 2009 (2:52 pm)
I bought a Nissan Murano '05 a couple of years ago and had to replace the transmission at 68k miles. Very similar to these stories. Now I'm looking to get rid of it and was considering this Volvo for reliability and because I love the design. But thanks to your info on this forum - I won't even waste my time. Thanks for saving me the heartache of a repeat situation!
#195 of 920 Re: Thanks for saving me - [m0mzilla]
Apr 03, 2009 (6:54 pm)
Just don't buy a T6. Any other XC90 is fine.
#196 of 920 Re: 2005 XC90 T6 transmission... [carguy85]
Apr 14, 2009 (7:59 pm)
I just got the bad news from my mechanic. My 2005 T6 just killed its second trans. the first went out at 68K. After much yelling with the dealer and volvo, only payed for installation labor on the this second trans and a new radiator/cooler. They gave me gave me 12 months and 12K miles warranty on this trans. So, here I am 14 months and 10k miles with noises and will not go up the gutter from the street to my driveway. I am new to this forum and trying to gather all input. Anyone knows if their is some aftermarket retrofit or upgrade for this underrated trans. or any creative weekend mechanics with suggestions? I considered the new V8 XC90 three months but the dealer offered me a very low trade in value. I walked out immediately.
#197 of 920 Re: 2005 XC90 T6 transmission... [lilsam]
Apr 15, 2009 (3:05 am)
A couple of suggestions, contact the Attorney General for your state, Consumer Protection, and also the National Transporation Safety Board-all can file complaints on line. I would also do the complaint on line with Volvo-just so you have it all in writing, which is VERY important for you.
Then I would wait a week or two and see what happens. For some reason, thankfully, Volvo just paid for a brand new transmission in mine, and supposedly, and I say supposedly as we are not there when the new tranny goes in, this is the latest and upgraded transmission. We'll see and time will tell. I only just got mine back a week ago-took my daughter back to college with it, and just trying to notice anything that seems amiss. See if that helps. I would also state that you heard Volvo is starting to replaced those horrible transmissions with a brand new upgraded one for free. Refer to me if you need to, and tell them the dealer was Gengras in East Hartford, CT.
I really hope this helps you!!!!
Good luck and keep me posted if you need anything else. File complaints with anyone and everything, keep going, the squeeky wheel gets the grease!!!!
#198 of 920 Re: 2005 XC90 T6 transmission... [lilsam]
Apr 15, 2009 (6:17 am)
How often did ypu have the transmission fluid changed?
#199 of 920 Re: 2005 XC90 T6 transmission... [laws65]
Apr 15, 2009 (6:25 am)
Laws65 - - - I haven't heard about dealers replacing the 4 speed GM tranny with anything else. What are they using; the 6 speed AW in all 3.2 and 4.4 XC90s? Thanks!
#200 of 920 Re: 2005 XC90 T6 transmission... [carguy85]
Apr 15, 2009 (7:25 pm)
right this moment I am looking through the service records. This car was under the dealers service schedules. . I made sure the car was taken in for all the scheduled services as well as within a couple of days of the the idiot display that says "time for service". Shame on me to think they would tell me of a change in the schedule due to the replaced trans. You would think they would have programed it into the computer that displays " time for service".
#201 of 920 Transmission on newer XC90 T6
Apr 18, 2009 (2:31 pm)
Thank you all for this forum. I am considering purchasing new XC90. Is there a problem with transmission in newer models or has Volvo corrected this issue? Is it too early to tell?