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#476 of 920 2005 XC90 T6 transmission service urgent
Jan 13, 2010 (12:58 pm)
I have a 2005 XC90 T6. Recently it was smoking from the tailpipe and I took it to the Volvo dealership and they replaced the breather box. It still smoked when I brought it home so they said it was the turbo and replaced it. About one week later the "service transmissioin urgent" light came on. I took it to another volvo specialist and the reset the light and changed the transmission fluid. I brought it home and about 2 weeks later while driving it lost power and the "service transmission urgent" light came on and now the car smokes and has no power. Any suggestions about these transmissions or these problems?
#477 of 920 Re: 2005 XC90 T6 transmission service urgent [joeiwms]
Jan 13, 2010 (1:35 pm)
I experienced the same problem 3 weeks ago with transmission warning, and now it's at volvo dealer for transmission replacement. I took the matter up to Volvo Canada for free replacement as there is a manufacturing defect with these T6 models, which volvo does not want to agree, but as per volvo technicians it is a manufacturing defect. I am now waiting for their decision and will post the outcome.
#478 of 920 Re: 2005 XC90 T6 transmission service urgent [joeiwms]
Jan 13, 2010 (3:30 pm)
My personal recommendations that have worked for myself and many others in this thread are as follows:
Contact the NTSB-again online
File an email complaint with your state's Attorney General
File an email complaint with your state's Consumer Protection
Mention this website and how Volvo has done "Goodwill" transmissions to others.
Lisa A Souza
#479 of 920 Re: 87k and Transmission Urgent Service Required [bart76]
Jan 14, 2010 (7:12 pm)
Ok, following up as promised...I'm pretty satisfied with the way Volvo handled the case. Guys from the service took one day to check everything and of course transmission was broken, same case as alll others. Because of holidays it took them long time to get approval, total I was 14 days without my car, but I excuse them for that. Once the dealer got approval from headquater on Friday. Tuesday my car was rady. They replaced tranny and radiator. I'd say everybody makes mistakes, as long as they fix them it's fine. I love the car itself, I guess I'll stick with Volvo.
#480 of 920 Re: 87k and Transmission Urgent Service Required [bart76]
Jan 16, 2010 (1:03 am)
That's great news! Did you buy the car new?
#482 of 920 Re: Transmission going out [jimxc90]
Jan 20, 2010 (6:44 pm)
I too have a 04 XC90 Turbo with about 90,000. A week ago the Transmission Service Urgent light came on while I was driving home. I got home and started researching online, found this site and was shocked to learn the massive costs associated with this problem.
On Monday morning I took my car to the dealer. When I arrived I told them that the light came on, and that I had researched the issue online, and asked the tech what the process was for working with Volvo on this issue. He said that we needed to see what was wrong, and then we could make a plan.
Five hours later he called me and told me that yes my transmission needed to be replaced, but he had contacted volvo and they were going to pay for the entire thing, but he couldn't get the part for a week or so. The car was running fine, and he told me I could come get it until the parts came in.
I took the car in yesterday and got it back today. They replaced the transmission, radiator, aux cooler lines and upgraded tcm. The total cost to me was 0 dollars. I did have to pay for a rental car, and I did ask them to do an oil change which I paid for.
My dealership here in Minneapolis was great to work with. I purchased this car used, not from the dealer. I have had some work done at the dealer, but I have had work done other places too. I do not have a Warranty.
If you have any questions please let me know. I was so scared at the thought of $9000 into a car that I bought because I thought it would last forever. I have new faith in Volvo.
#483 of 920 Transmission going out
Jan 21, 2010 (6:07 am)
My concern here is if the transmission goes out again (may be in next 2 or 3 years) will Volvo be kind in enough to chip in? In my case I had to ~$1300 for labor,
#484 of 920 Re: Transmission going out [csg5]
Jan 21, 2010 (9:25 am)
That would be great to know. I asked that earlier in this thread and did not hear of anyone who has had it go out twice. My first one was under warranty in October. I am dreading a second one going out. Maybe since it will then be out of warrranty, they will pay for mine, if pushed.
Anyone have it go the second time and have it paid for? And, on the second time, about how many miles did you have in between breakdowns?