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Volvo XC90, Suspension, Transmission, SUV
#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.
#658 of 900 Re: 2005 Volvo XC90 T6 [crys0125]
Jan 14, 2011 (4:48 pm)
I'm going through it again right now. Replaced tranny at 79500 and now (89000) they tell me the axle is leaking oil into the tranny. My cost totally. I found out that even though we have 7 Volvos from 1978 to today, Loyalty is based on service and we do not use certified Volvo service because it is 20 to 25% higher than the Volvo guy we use. Very disappointed.
#659 of 900 2005 XC 90 tranny
Jan 14, 2011 (4:49 pm)
Would love feedback
#660 of 900 Re: Volvo came through! [crys0125]
Jan 15, 2011 (9:35 am)
I'm going through Volvo Of Houston in Houston Texas. Unfortunantly they have stuck to their offer of 75%. SUCKS! My part will be about 1400-1800. The story I was given was that it is up to the Rgeional guy to make the decision. I tell you what. I'm pretty bumed about the whole deal. I loved Volvos and I'm pretty turned off of Volvo now as a whole. I was impressed that Volvo was picking up the tab for what is ovious a poor design. I can understand a slip in design every now and then and then making up for it as needed. My first Volvo was a 97 850R that I bought from this dealer (Nil's Siefeldt then) and every since then I was impressed by the service and quality of Volvo. This is my third Volvo, and sadly I believe it will be my last, due to the way the "Regional guy" decided to handle my case. No loaner either. I'm stuck without a car to haul myself or my kids (I have 4 of them, so I need the room) around in for 2 weeks, and probably every bit of 1800.00. Good luck to everyone on getting what they need to resore their faith and confidence in Volvo. Mine is gone.
#661 of 900 T6 AUTO TRANSMISSION CLUTCH PLATES
Jan 16, 2011 (5:36 am)
I recently purchased a 2006 XC90 T6 auto from a reputable dealer in Brookvale, NSW with 77000km on the clock. Two days later, I got the Transmission Service Urgent Light appear. I took the car back and the dealer and the car was taken to an Auto Electrician who was unable to find the problem. The dealer stated that the problem was probably a glitch in one of the sensors but was now fixed. The following day the light re appeared and so I again took the car back and insisted that the transmission be checked. The car was taken to Col Voss Transmissions and he down-loaded the code that is generated when the warning is activated. This car was then checked and it was found to have a shot 4th gear. Col Voss stated that the T6 transmissions are a real problem because of the poor quality of the auto tansmission clutch plate. The transmission is currently in the process of being re-built. The Volvo clutch plate is to be scrapped and replaced with a heavy duty one that is guaranteed for 3 years. So if you have to replace a transmission get a heavy duty clutch plate fitted to avoid having the same problem again.
#662 of 900 Symptons of a bad tranny
Jan 17, 2011 (7:03 pm)
Seems my tranny is acting up, or so I think. No lights coming on, but there are some clunking and cracking noises occurring, particularly in this cold spell (-20C, 0 F). It started with some light clunking, knocking, and seems to be getting louder. Thought it might be lose wheel nuts, ice build up on the rims, etc, but no such luck. What have your symptoms been with your trannies as they approached the end of their useful lives?
The previous item discusses a heavy duty clutch plate to resolve the issue. I spoke with a Volvo rep who stated that the engine T6 (high rpm) is mated to a low rpm tranny causing premature failure through shearing, etc. Perhaps this heavy duty plate will last (or cause something else to wear, worse??) Any thoughts? If I have to fix mine, I would like to try the heavy duty plate.
Cheers, happy trucking.....
#663 of 900 T6 tranny replace
Jan 17, 2011 (7:09 pm)
One last question: From previous posts, it seemed like the worst case was the 2003-2005 T6 units, although I see the V8's are bad too! Not sure, but how different is the setup in a 2006 or 2007 vs the 03-05 years? If not very different, why can't the trannies/cooling systems be switched for the newer ones - I am thinking this is something Volvo does not even want to entertain as it would likely be more costly. However, are they not all the same T6 engines, bolting pattens, frame setup, etc? How difficult can it be?