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Volvo XC90, Suspension, Transmission, SUV
#648 of 900 Re: Volvo came through! [kmart5]
Jan 11, 2011 (7:21 am)
This just happened to my 2005 XC90 T6 as well. I have not gotten an error message, but the transmission started slipping hard last night on my way home. I read these posts here and was hopefull that Volvo will do the same for me. My car has 93K miles on it. I just dropped it off at the dealership. They stated they have not heard about anything on the replacing of the transmission but assured me they would have the service manager look into it. Thanks to everyone for posting their experiences. Has anyone had any luck with the new transmission lasting or should I consider getting rid of the car when it is repaired? Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
#649 of 900 Volvo replaced Trans at 80K for free
Jan 11, 2011 (9:34 pm)
Jan 11, 2011... Just bought a used Volvo xc90 t6 turbo with 80K for $8,000 from a "mini cooper" dealer. When we got home we found a paper in the glove box that the previous owner left. It was a sales receipt from a Volvo dealer from 2 months ago. (Volvo had 79K at the time) Apparently the transmission, radiator, hoses, oil lines, hose clamps, and sealing rings were ALL replaced. Under Price it says "Warrenty". So if you are having transmission problems with your Volvo XC90 more then likely it will be covered under warrenty EVEN if your Volvo has 80+ thousand miles. Hopefully the new transmission they put in will last another 80,000 miles!!!
#650 of 900 Re: T6 Transmission [kari4]
Jan 12, 2011 (6:03 pm)
Count me in.....the XC 90 is by far the worst car I have ever owned.....and I have owned 6 Volvos and have driven them all past 250 thousand miles. So I was an apostle until this vehicle. I bought it use, seemly pristine shape with about 59 thousand on it. I have replaced the throttle body, computers, windshield wiper motor among other things. And yes the transmission. Repairs are at about $10,000.
In fact i found out it had two transmissions previously. It appears the radiator can bleed into the transmission frying it.....so if you replace the transmission you need to replace the radiator for good measure. It is a GM transmission--that is---made in Japan--for a car that was owned by Ford, and now the Chinese.
Today i just replaced the ignition lock and switch....(around $650) and also needed the shifter cable and other parts to the gear shift replaced ($712)
The gear shift problem is probably related to the fact that it has had three transmissions....and the car has only has 94,000 on it.
#651 of 900 Re: T6 Transmission [mog1968]
Jan 12, 2011 (6:25 pm)
I emailed Volvo NA and was called by a customer service personnel within 48 hours as they promised . I was advised to bring my car to Escondido Volvo to get evaluated. The transmission problem as you said is due to radiator breaching the transmission where they may find glycol in the transmission and the other breaching point is the axle where they may find grease residue in the transmission. If this is the case, the repair will be done based on "goodwill," which means no cost. I will find out in 5-7 days exactly where I stand. "I'm crossing my fingers."
#652 of 900 2005 Volvo XC90 T6
Jan 12, 2011 (9:24 pm)
So... I got the awesome Transmission Service Urgent message last week. I barely made it up the hill to my house. Had the gas floored and just seemed to creep up the hill. My XC90 usually dominates this hill. So called the Volvo Dealership (Jim Fisher Volvo in Portland), said to bring it in. I wasn't risking driving 30 miles down the I5 to get stranded. So I had it towed. A few days later and a bunch of diagnostics tests... apparently wasn't exhibiting slippage on the road test but when they hooked it up to the computers confirmed internal transmission failure. So.. the guy in the service department was very nice and has kept me updated everyday. Apparently due to known issues this has an extended service contract (warranty). I was told there were 3 levels or options I guess you would call it. 1) the warranty, 2) Volvo corporate, and 3) ME. So, on Monday this was submitted to warranty for review, then it will go to Volvo - I am assuming and hoping that there will be goodwill assistance. Then I guess whatever they don't cover will come to me. Well.. update after tonight.. Whomever they have to call in Atlanta has been closed since yesterday due to the freak snow/ice storm. So no response on assistance yet. Maybe they will be open tomorrow. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they take care of this. I will keep everyone posted as soon as I get word on the decision.
#653 of 900 Re: Volvo came through! [imissmy850r]
Jan 13, 2011 (11:06 am)
I drove my XC90 home Tuesday night with no word from Volvo. The Service guy was real helpful and nice. On my way home the Urgent Transmission Service Message poped up. JOY! I left it at home until the Service guy gave me some feedback. They just called me and offered a 75/25 split to do the replacement. I'm pushing back now in hopes of getting the 100% covereage as the other people on here have stated. I asked the Service Manager to give me a call to discuss. After that I guess I have to call Volvo Corporate. I'll post more updates...
#654 of 900 Re: 2005 Volvo XC90 T6 [crys0125]
Jan 13, 2011 (12:35 pm)
So.. update... apparently my warranty is non-transferrable. When I purchased my XC90 from the dealership per the Volvo Service Center- it was not transferred within 30 days from the previous owner to me. So... no warranty.... Called the local Volvo that has my car and he is going to make some more calls. But said this is odd that it is non-transferrable. So...... I am still waiting. I was told to call the dealership I bought the car from to see why it was not transferred. I am currently waiting for a call from the Finance guy at the dealership.. And the saga continues...
#655 of 900 Re: Volvo came through! [imissmy850r]
Jan 13, 2011 (2:01 pm)
What Volvo dealership are you going through? I am at Jim Fisher in Portland, OR
#656 of 900 2003 volvo xc90 transmission light on
Jan 13, 2011 (3:50 pm)
Fellows i need your help.I picture of a transmission lights up on my dash only if i go over 70mph,then goes off if i re-start the car.I had my local mechanic re set the codes but it comes back on after 70mpg.The car shifts and drives fine.What shall i do.I know if i go to volvo they will try to sell me a transmission<she only has 69,000 miles thanks frank
#657 of 900 Re: 2005 Volvo XC90 T6 [crys0125]
Jan 13, 2011 (10:30 pm)
OK.. new update... Volvo Corporate is picking up parts and labor for new transmission- 100%- YAY!!! But... I have a few sensors that are sending off faults... so, $1500.00 out of my pocket to fix... Boooo!!! But I guess I got off fairly easy. I have about 85k miles so I guess it is to be expected. Good luck to all my fellow horrible transmissions. Don't give up and keep asking! Now lets hope this one last me long enough until I can trade it in..Thanks to Rich at Jim Fisher Volvo in Portland, OR for all his help.