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Volvo XC90, Suspension, Transmission, SUV
#448 of 900 Re: 2004, XC90 T6 [premach]
Dec 02, 2009 (7:18 pm)
I'm in the USA, Ct. to be exact, so I'm not sure if all my tactics will work for you. I would still reach out to the National Transportation Safety Board, and Volvo complaints on line. As stated by many others, as well as myself, Volvo is doing "Good Will" gestures of either full tranny payment or partial-anything is better than nothing at all. Good luck and keep us all posted on how you do! I wish you the best of luck!
#449 of 900 problem with transmission
Dec 04, 2009 (6:25 pm)
Hi i got a big problem i need to dismantle or fix a transmission for a VOLVO XC90 i need a diagram of everypart of the motor or transmission i will really appreciated if anyone can help me on this matter im searching everywhere no sucess thanks :
#450 of 900 Re: 2004, XC90 T6 [premach]
Dec 06, 2009 (6:26 pm)
Hi premach. Just contact: Baywash Auto: 2880 Sixth Line, Collingwood,ON. Very reasonable and dependable family run operation.
#451 of 900 XC90 transmission problems
Dec 08, 2009 (8:57 pm)
My service transmission urgent light came on 3 days ago. After reading all of the messages on this site and others, I was very discouraged. I have a 2004 Volvo XC90 with 97,300 miles. I bought the car 2 1/2 years ago. It was pre-owned when I bought it. My husband towed it to the nearest dealership 2 1/2 hours away today, and was told it would need a new transmission and radiator -- $6500.00. I called Volvo USA and spoke with a wonderful customer service rep. who said she would open a file and let me know something within a couple of days. Two hours later she called to say that Volvo would pay 100% of the repair cost! There are a lot of stories on here that did not turn out well, so I wanted to post one that had. Hope this gives encouragement to others on this message board looking for some answers.
#452 of 900 Re: ended up being a mis-firing solenoid [jbs05]
Dec 08, 2009 (9:13 pm)
Hi jbs 095-
My warranty was offered to me by Citibank, who holds our loan. I researched the tranny problems after I had a fluid spill last Dec in the middle of a raging snowstorm, and they scared the bejeezus out of me. I got the offer in the mail about a week later, which gave me 45 k of coverage for approx $3500 and figured that if it covered the tranny, and a new one would cost $6500, that I'd come out ahead or at least have the peace of mind at 0% financing, which I would never get if I had to charge a new tranny. So I bit, and the tranny repairs I just experienced ran $2000 from my Volvo guy. Because I envision still that I will need a complete new tranny at some point in time, I will keep renewing. I've heard of other people getting them through their insurance companies as well. Volvo USA probably would not have covered the solenoid, and because we're a good hour from any dealership and I love my Volvo guy, it just seemed easier. Peace of mind is priceless, especially for $160 bucks a month.
#453 of 900 Re: Laws65 made her email public today [verot6]
Dec 19, 2009 (1:59 pm)
I'm reading about all the problems xc90 owners are having and I'm afraid that I might fall into their nightmare. So I would like to prepare myself. I have downloaded all the recalls from safecar.gov on the xc90 and I would like the info or contact person at Volvo USA corp.
I would like to tip my hat to you and mr Green for all the help you have been providing to the people on the Edmunds car forum.
2004 xc90 appx. 95K miles
#454 of 900 Re: XC90 transmission problems [djdowns]
Dec 19, 2009 (2:38 pm)
do you have the contact at Volvo Corp. or the # you called? This fourm is scaring me, that we bought the wrong car?
#455 of 900 03 XC90 T6 Transmission and Radiator Failure at 83K
Dec 20, 2009 (11:54 am)
On December 10, 2009, the dreaded Transmission Service Urgent message appeared on my console. Luckily, and just barely, I was able to limp the car home. The next morning, I called Volvo North America, LLC (800-458-1552) asking for their Goodwill consideration for the repairs. They were very sympathetic and opened a file.
I then had the car towed to my local service department: Nalley Volvo in Marietta, GA. Upon arrival, I explained to the service advisor that I knew about the history of transmission failure on this vehicle (only because I had stumbled upon this forum; but, not before I bought the car—darn it), and that I had already contacted Volvo NA for assistance.
I waited for 2 hours while they diagnosed the problems. Once, they came back to me asking for permission to perform a $250 diagnostic test to determine if glycol was present in the transmission fluid. It was. The final verdict was that the car needed a new radiator and a new transmission!
Anyway, this story has a happy ending, because the repairs were almost entirely covered under Goodwill or Warranty, which is how they listed it on the invoice. However, I did “participate” in $952.45 of the repair costs, which I considered a bargain.
Although I did not ask (I know not to look a gift horse in the mouth), I am sure that the repairs were easily $10,000. The parts list alone was a full page long, and the labor hours must have been in the double digits.
Also, my Volvo is not under warranty. It is a pre-owned, trade-in that I purchased from a Toyota dealership. So, go figure. Miracles do happen.
Anyway, after this scare, and knowing what I now know about the vehicle, I am looking to purchase an extended warranty for when this happens again. Does anyone out there know of a good, honest company in this business?
#456 of 900 Re: 03 XC90 T6 Transmission and Radiator Failure at 83K [shaforgacs]
Dec 20, 2009 (7:21 pm)
I will be going thru the same thing Mon. and I already made calls to warranty co. and the price was coming back around $2,000 - 3,000 for 36 mts. thank you for your story. everyone pray for me I'll ley you know what happens
#457 of 900 And the results are in!!!
Dec 22, 2009 (7:05 pm)
I drove to the dealer and 5 hrs later I was told that I need a new tran. and it cost me $150 for the info. I've given them all the main. records and I'm waiting to hear from them.