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Volvo XC90, Suspension, Transmission, SUV
#508 of 900 Re: 2006 XC90 Transmission
Feb 28, 2010 (11:29 pm)
After reading countless posts regarding faulty, defective transmissions, it appears that they all seem to occur in 2005 and earlier modal years.
This would "square" with my understanding that Volvo redesigned the transmission for 2006 which corrected the earlier years inherent weaknesses.
The "track record" satisfaction reports for 2006 appear very good....look at Edmunds ratings which shows that transmissions get high marks or, at least, not a significant issue for 2006 .
Any knowledge or comment on this ?
#509 of 900 Re: Volvo reply to 2005 xc90 transmission [idaspud66]
Mar 01, 2010 (5:23 pm)
I was just wondering if you talked to Volvo corporate and was able to resolve anything yet? I hope they were willing to help pay for some of it.
#510 of 900 Re: 2006 XC90 Transmission [christchurch]
Mar 01, 2010 (5:34 pm)
I found out this is true. Volvo went back to improved to a six gear tronic, something like that-that could handle the tourque of this engine. They even have gotten rid of the turbo's in the v6's stating the car doesn't need it-wonder if that has to do with the standard transmission too.
Hopefully, if Volvo is smart, they are replacing ours with the newer version. I asked and the Volvo salesman didn't know.
#511 of 900 Re: 2010 XC90 Transmission problems [billymac6]
Mar 01, 2010 (5:43 pm)
Very interesting b/c I went to my local Volvo Dealer in CT, where I even worked as a teenager, trying to see what I could get on my 2005 XC90 for a trade in, based on the shape. I test drove the XC70 Cross Country Wagon, as I loved my old one. The transmission did the same thing. It was a V6, non turbo, as I was told it isn't standard anymore as they had too many problems with it. When I stepped on the gas, the car seemed to slip into gear at a higher than expected rpm. When I mentioned it to the salesman, he said, it's the way the newer transmissions are and I'm probably just used to my XC90 one now-what a joke. I'm beginning to wonder if once Volvo switched and switches over more and more of their parts to Ford the bigger the issues will be!
#512 of 900 Re: 2006 XC90 Transmission [laws65]
Mar 01, 2010 (8:44 pm)
Thank you for your post in response to my comment.
Actually, I have found my XC90 to be a terrific vehicle .... wonderful driving characteristics and, of course, the confidence of Volvo safety.
I have only had a few service issues - AWD loss and upper suspension arm replacement beside the typical tire wear,of course. (I am driving on Bridgestones after Pirelli and Michelins) I have also been careful to have tires rotated and balanced and periodic 4 wheel alignments which has really helped.
In sum, the XC90 is perfect for me in comparison to others.
Hope your expience, too, has been and continues to be a good one.
#513 of 900 Re: Class action against Volvo regarding T6 [dcxplant]
Mar 05, 2010 (2:00 pm)
Sign me up for a Class Action!!! We purchased two 2004 XC90s and both have needed new transmissions. The first was covered under warrenty but the second car was not and the dealer fully acknowledges the large amount of transmission failures. Then top it off with the $750 bill just to diagnose the problem and then gave us a $10,000 estimate to repair. Since then I have been inquiring; if you own a 2003 or 2004 XC90 it has had the transmission replaced once or several times! The dealership told us our car was not driveable, "The engine was falling apart". They quoted the value of our car at $1,000-$2,000 in its current condition or $10,000 with repairs. That's the cost of their bill to fix it! I have since taken the car to other experts and had free estimates with a repair bill of $3600.
Sign me up!
#514 of 900 Re: 2010 XC90 Transmission problems [billymac6]
Mar 05, 2010 (2:01 pm)
typical of volvo not to fess up... you need a new transmission
#515 of 900 Re: Class action against Volvo regarding T6 [ashep]
Mar 05, 2010 (2:43 pm)
A friend convinced me to call corporate.
I did. This was over the problem of the "lock-up" when the car should shift from 3rd to second. This only started occuring after the "new" transmission in my car.
I was called back by my Volvo dealer and had another ride-a-long with the Mgr and head mechanic. The head mechanic knew the problem since he has driven with me previously. We were easily able to replicate the problem numerous times. They are now trying to see if this is happening on any other T6 xc90s. If they can't then my car will go in the shop for who knows how long. Luckily I get a loaner.
I have not heard on this board anyone else who has this problem.
#516 of 900 Re: XC90 Rear Differential [csg5]
Mar 06, 2010 (9:36 am)
I am new to this, and somehow could not find if anyone responded to your request for extended warranty info. I have a 2004 XC90 - 64k miles, and I too am thinking about buying an ext warranty. Any luck with advice? Volvo dealership quoted me yesterday a full coverage for $2422 - 3 yr, 36k, with $250 deductible . Sounds high, but I am not up on this subject!! Thanks so much
#517 of 900 update xc90 transmission
Mar 11, 2010 (3:05 pm)
I just got my xc90 back from the dealer with a new tranny, radiator and connecting parts. I just had to pay a $600 "deductable" Just to let everyone know, I had just bought the car from a used car dealer and the tranny died 3 weeks later. I thought there was no way volvo would pay for it. I called my local dealer and at first they said they had not heard of volvo paying. I called up volvo NW headquaters, got my local service departments managers name and said they needed to cantact the regional service rep. Two days later they were putting new stuff in with just my $600 deductable. My car is a 2004 xc90 t6 with 86000K. It will be up for sale soon if anyone is interested. Come on it has a new and improved tranny!!! LOL Fight the power! Get them to cover it!