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#488 of 905 05 Volvo XC90 - Transmission slipping
Jan 25, 2010 (7:51 am)
The transmission in my 2005 XC90 has been "slipping" since July! I have taken it to me Volvo dealership and they confirm that it is slipping in low gear but they say they can't do anything until the system shows a failure "code". Has anyone heard of Volvo fixing a car before the transmission failure code shows up? We all know it's going to happen....I just don't want to be stranded somewhere with my 4 year old in tow!
#489 of 905 Re: 05 Volvo XC90 - Transmission slipping [kschnitz]
Jan 25, 2010 (8:18 am)
Yes, I took mine in prior to the light coming on BUT mine was under warranty. So that may be the difference. I took it in for something else and and mentioned that the car was slipping. He said he would take a look and "run it through some tests." I don't know what the tests were but next thing I know I was getting the transmission replaced.
#490 of 905 XC90 Transmission GOING GOING...GONE
Jan 26, 2010 (12:37 pm)
I have an '05 Volvo XC90 with almost 80k miles. The "check engine" light came on and I took it to my local mechanic and he diagnosed "turbo" failure and said he thought Volvo would cover that....
Took the car to Volvo and they diagnosed it with....transmission failure.
I have had to get a new transmission and it was difficult to get them to agree to pay for it because I had had all my "work" done elsewhere.
They are paying for the transmission, but after looking at all the others in the same situation this car is soon to be sold....with a new transmission.
#491 of 905 Re: 05 Volvo XC90 - Transmission slipping [kschnitz]
Jan 28, 2010 (7:47 am)
My new 2010 Volvo XC90 has a similar problem. I have now driven about 1,800 miles. PROBLEM: From stop the transmission "slips" as I accelerate, then shifts into higher gear and all is fine. This happens every time I start from stop. The service rep & head of service dept. says it is normal..and I was told the transmission is computer controlled and needed to adjust to my driving habits. I am a BIT doubtful.
Another problem is the annoying engine vibration when I am in stopped at a light or stop sign. The engine vibrates slightly until I accelerate then runs smoothly. Again I was told that this is normal. Again, I don't think so.
#492 of 905 Re: 05 Volvo XC90 - Transmission slipping [billymac6]
Jan 28, 2010 (8:02 am)
I am sorry to hear this but am concerned because ever since I received my new transmission, this has been occuring (see earlier posts). I had not heard of anyone else having this problem on this board.
Though I have brought it back to Volvo three times for this and have had two ride-a-longs with Volvo mechanics, they continue to tell me that is the computer that controls the shifting. They can not change it since it is set at the factory. They told me my only work-a-round was to shift the car manually if I didn't like it. Great!
#493 of 905 Transmission needing replaced for 2nd time
Jan 31, 2010 (3:47 pm)
Here's just another Volvo XC90 I can add to the list that's had horrible transmission issues. I bought my 2003 XC90 T6 in April of 06. Five months later, the transmission needed replaced with only about 35,000 miles. Luckily it was under warranty at the time. Fast forward to January 2010 about a week and a half ago. My 'service transmission required' light comes on, so I take it to Volvo dealership to get checked out. Said the seal that connects to bevel gear is damaged and will also need a new transmission as well....if I pay $8000!! It has 104000 miles on it now...just 4000 over my warranty go figure! The fact that Volvo discontinued that certain model because of this issue and didn't take the responsibility to have a recall for it angers me to no end. Volvo should be ashamed of theirselves for making such crappy, unreliable cars and then not take responsibility for manufacturing errors. I have always gotten regular maintance done on it as required at a Volvo dealership. Not to mention, I've had to take that thing in about every 3 to 4 months for numerous other issues for things that needed fixed. I can guarantee that I nor anyone in my family will every own another Volvo
#494 of 905 2010 XC90 Transmission problems
Jan 31, 2010 (4:03 pm)
Has anyone with a new 2010 Volvo XC90 had problems with transmission slipping at beginning acceleration from stop?
The dealer says this is normal...hmmm.
and the vibration while brake stopped with motor running?...hmmmm
#495 of 905 05 XC90 Transmission
Jan 31, 2010 (4:42 pm)
I have taken my XC90 in 4 times now with the urgent transmission service light the dealer has reset the light a couple times and once did a computer update saying the computer just needed updating. Two days ago I picked it up after the computer update and drove it maybe 10 miles and same things happened again with the transmission service light coming on and slipping out of gear from a stop and I took it straight back to the dealer. The mechanic took it for a drive told me it was unsafe and said now they will contact Volvo. I am now waiting for a decision from Volvo to see what they decide.
#496 of 905 Volvo reply to 2005 xc90 transmission
Feb 03, 2010 (4:01 pm)
I posted a couple of time stating my transmission failure and this last time I took my XC90 in the dealership said they would contact Volvo now and see what they would do regarding paying for the transmission. I just heard from the dealer and Volvo said they would pay for half which results in me paying $2700.00 Would anyone please let me know if they would settle for this or would try to get Volvo to pay for the entire transmission.
#497 of 905 Re: Volvo reply to 2005 xc90 transmission [joeiwms]
Feb 03, 2010 (5:12 pm)
This is exactly what happened to me. The entire time I remained calm and pleasing to both Volvo and the dealership. After I was offered half of the repairs I contacted me rep at Volvo corporate and asked how the decision was made. I explained to her thar I was very aware of them taking care of many identical transmission problems at 100 percent. Basically I just acted appreciative of what they had offered but how the decision was made.
Volvo corporate called back the next day and said to just take the car into our local Volvo dealership and they would take care of 100 percent of the transmision replacement as well as the axle and anything else involved.