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Volvo XC90, Suspension, Transmission, SUV
#218 of 920 Re: Class action against Volvo regarding T6 [laws65]
May 11, 2009 (4:12 pm)
I bought my 2003 XC90 in March 2006 55,000miles. 6 months later 72,000 miles the transmission failed and was replaced. Volvo split the cost with me thanks to my long-time mechanic. This past weekend, at 107,000 miles, the transmission urgent message came up on the New York Turnpike while driving my daughter home from college. The car is now sitting in East Greenbush, NY while I have returned to Columbus, OH. I have not decided what to do about fixing the car. I am tempted to just let it rust. I do not want to pay any part of this and I am in favor and will participate in a class action lawsuit.
Lisa - I will email you to find out your methods. Thanks all for sharing the information.
#219 of 920 Re: Class action against Volvo regarding T6 [mollywm]
May 11, 2009 (4:19 pm)
I think we should all keep each others names and emails handy-as we may need them. First and foremost, I'm very sorry you've had to go through this again. I debated the same thing, let the bank take it and put in a $7k transmission. Please email me at laws65sbcglobal.net and I can definitely let you know what I did to get it paid for by Volvo. I'd be happy to help in anyway that I can.
#220 of 920 Re: 2005 XC90 T6 transmission... [laws65]
May 11, 2009 (4:28 pm)
Thanks Lisa. This is tremendous help. I will write the letters as suggested and be another squeaky wheel. I should have mentioned in my first post, I have maintained the car at a Volvo certified mechanic; it has received every service suggested. This should not have happened.
#221 of 920 Re: 2005 XC90 T6 transmission... [carguy85]
May 11, 2009 (4:42 pm)
I actually only heard a "new and updated" transmission. I couldn't get more details than that, which is a little sketchy. I must say after driving it for a month with the new tranny, there is a definite dead spot going up hills when the tranny won't engage....I don't have much faith.
#222 of 920 Re: 2005 XC90 T6 transmission... [mollywm]
May 11, 2009 (4:43 pm)
No, it shouldn't have happened! So, go be squeeky, have faith in yourself, and keep plugging away. I'll let you know what else I hear!
#224 of 920 Re: 2005 XC90 T6 transmission... Office of Defects & Investigations [rosanchez76]
May 14, 2009 (8:14 pm)
I have not filled out the form mentioned by rosanchez76 -- http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm,-- but I will. It looks like a relatively short form. The more of us who report the problem, the more chance we will get attention.
#225 of 920 Re: 2005 XC90 T6 transmission... Office of Defects & Investigations [rosanchez76]
May 15, 2009 (3:16 am)
Form for NTSB is very short, took less than five minutes to fill out. If your not sure what to put for any of the drop downs, let me know, and I'll be glad to help.
The more of us that fill this out the more the National Transportation Safety Board will be aware of this major defect!
#226 of 920 Re: 2004 T6 Transmission Rebuild [jacostello]
May 18, 2009 (10:35 pm)
Could you send me the pic or pdf? i tried downloading the pictures but can't read the text in the pictures.