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Volvo XC90, Suspension, Transmission, SUV
#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.
#498 of 905 XC90 T6 Transmission & such failure!
Feb 03, 2010 (9:56 pm)
I need help. My beloved suv that I bought almost 2 yrs ago decided to stranden me on the side of the road a week ago. Prior to this I started to hear a noise in the motor (so I thought) the week prior, the vehicle didn't have as much power and I was going through the gas something terrible. It was just starting to feel like something was almost slipping once in awhile, but nothing major and it didn't happen all the time. All of a sudden it felt like something just gave away and then the grinding started. Pulled over and put it into Park and that's how it went downhill from there. So, here are my questions. Isn't there some sort of 100k warranty on the motor or transmission on these vehicles, considering the "High Quality" vehicle they are suppose to be? Is there anything I can go or get from a Volvo dealer to help pitch in on the Outrageous cost it will take to repair it? I only have 95k miles on the darn thing and had it less than 2 years now. Honestly, this is a bunch of garbage. I'm without a vehicle and don't have the $6500-$8000 to fix it right now...who does? Looking for any advice from anyone. Thanks for listening.
#499 of 905 Transmission is just the begining!!!
Feb 05, 2010 (4:17 pm)
I own a '03 T6! I replaced the tranny at 43k miles in '07. I just replaced the tranny again this past week at 84K miles. The first replacement they did for me was a nightmare! They fought me hard on it and ended up paying for half of the total replacement cost. This past week when I had it replaced the guys at Ken Garff (Jon Mayer, parts Manager) were super good about replacing it. Not only did they replace the tranny but they also replaced the radiator as well as a number of smaller things at no cost to this Cat!
My initial contact with them the second time around was much more pleasant than the first time. All in all, I'm pretty sure Volvo is very aware of the faulty GM tranny they put in the T6's. The guys at Ken Garff told me they were going to recalibrate the software for the torque that the T6 puts out in attempt to reduce the wear and tear on the tranny.
I bought the Volvo because my wife is hauling my 3 young children around and I wanted to get her a solid and safe car. I was told the Volvo was bullet proof! After owning this XC90 I can honestly say I would be hard pressed to purchase another newer Volvo!
I think the domestic companies (Ford in this case) get their hands on the engineering and parts in the Volvo and the car goes to crap. If I wanted domestic, I would have purchased a Jeep! But, I think they know that. That is why they are mucking up what the Swedes did pretty well.
My other ride is a Jeep. I am a patriot, just please let the Swedes continue on with their parts and design of a great car.
Feb 05, 2010 (4:21 pm)
I'm so sorry to hear of your disaster! It sounds to me like the tranny went out and could have therefore seized the engine. Were you traveling at high speeds when this all happened? Was the tachometer registering at above normal RPM's when you were driving steady? If it started because of the tranny, I would certainly get in touch with your local dealer and speak with them.
#501 of 905 Any Transmission Rebuilder To Recommend?
Feb 07, 2010 (8:26 pm)
I'm from Asia and the local distributor is not supporting the replacement for the transmission for the T6 the way its unfolding in USA.
As precautionary measure, I'm searching for rebuilders to supply rebuild kits and parts to strengthen the GM transmission found the the XC90 T6.
Anyone with contact or recommendations do drop me a message, many thanks!
#502 of 905 Re: Volvo reply to 2005 xc90 transmission [jnjdennis]
Feb 25, 2010 (7:28 pm)
We are having the same problem. I was wondering if you have a number for corporate. Our dealer is not willing to give anything like that out or work with us on the 2 transmission replacement cost, and they have been one's that have done all the repairs and maintenance on our car. Thank You for any help you can give us.
#503 of 905 Re: Volvo reply to 2005 xc90 transmission [idaspud66]
Feb 26, 2010 (7:55 am)
The number for Volvo corporate is 1-800-458-1552. I hope this helps. I was told when you call to be nice and also say you would or plan to buy Volvo in the future. Otherwise if you are a dissatisfied customer and would never return to Volvo they are less likely to take you into consideration.
#504 of 905 Re: Volvo reply to 2005 xc90 transmission [idaspud66]
Feb 26, 2010 (7:58 am)
Also make sure to let them know you have done ALL your maintenance with the dealer. They take that into consideration as well. Your dealer should have reported your problem to the local rep and they would take each case into consideration.
Feb 27, 2010 (8:55 pm)
I just bought a XC90 t6 from a used car dealer. Three weeks later my transmission failed! I am so mad! I traded in a good running car and they gave me a car with a failing transmission. Three weeks after I bought it the service transmission light came on. Later that day the car started shuttering and 3rd gear would not engage. Now my car is sitting at the dealer, waiting for them to see what the problem is. I know it is the transmission and pray they fix it. I have a family of 7, 2 of witch are developmentally disabled that live in my home that I take care of. Now I have no way to take everyone out and hope that I do not loose my job over it. My heart goes out to all that have suffered the way I am at this time.
#506 of 905 Re: transmission failed [sadaboutxc90]
Feb 27, 2010 (9:28 pm)
Sorry to hear of your troubles. Depending on the state you live in and the price you paid for it, there is a state law of a certain number of days of warranty-Connecticut is 30 or 60 days-again depending on the price and age of car-I believe.
There have been over a dozen of us that have professionally appealed to certain parties and thankfully received new transmissions at no cost. I'll hope the best for you and your family and if you look at my prior posts, I've outlined what you can do-as my goal is to empower others and hope Volvo helps us all.
Best of luck and feel free to reply should you need more help.