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#694 of 900 Avoid the 2004 XC90 T6 like the black plague!!!
Mar 17, 2011 (12:33 pm)
So I have owned this truck for 1 year and 3 months. I purchased it at 109,000Km. Thats about 65,000 miles. Thank God I purchased a full extended warranty for this truck. Here is why :
After 5000km of owning it :
DCM Differential control module (2500$)
TCM Transmission control module (850$)
Instrument cluster (1280$)
ECM Engine controle module (1650$)
All needed to be changed. The truck was basically turning itself off while driving on the highway. I videotaped it when it happened and showed the volvo dealership that I wasnt lyeing... Volvo Canada? they were really sorry about the mess, but they basically couldnt care less that their truck basically turned itself into a death trap every time i was driving it.
Then... 2000km down the road, tie rods, steering column, driver's side suspention and ball beiring needed to be replaced (2800$)
And then... another 400km down the road, transmission is leaking fluid from the coolant to the transmission oil. Transmission needs to be replaced. (7800$)
So what's next sell the vehicule? Who the hell would want to buy this peice of crap? Anyways, if you ever see one for sale and think its a good deal and a nice truck, get whoever you are with to slap you in the face and tell you to wake up, NEVER BUY THIS TRUCK!!!!!!!!!
Even Volvo knows its a peice of junk, and they couldnt care less about you!
#695 of 900 Re: Class Action Lawsuit [verot6]
Mar 18, 2011 (2:15 pm)
Please post more information when you are done with the deposition. I have a 2003 XC90 T6, 108K miles, and it is in the shop for a transmission replacement. This will be the third transmission since the warranty expired at 100k. The first time it happened at 102k. The Volvo dealer, who by the way I bought the car from 4 years earlier, told me that there was nothing he could do about it. Well, I could understand that a Dealer may not be willing to put money into fixing this kind of design issues as the one with the 4 speed transmission on the T6. What I do not understand is how Volvo N.A. could expect to retain customers. They have known about the transmission problems for quite a few years and did nothing to fix it. On contrary, Volvo kept selling a faulty product.
#696 of 900 Re: Class Action Lawsuit [verot6]
Mar 26, 2011 (7:50 pm)
I own a 2005 XC90 T6 with about 46K miles and I just received the transmission Service urgent message three days ago. Of course, the dealer indicated it would take $7k to fix the problem. it seems that this is a common theme with this tranny and I agree Volvo should come online and identify this as a recallable issue. My dealer has indicated that it is willing to work something out for me since I have had the vehicle serviced by them I indicated that I was not willing to pay that much. Keep us posted on the Class action lawsuit.
#697 of 900 Re: Class Action Lawsuit [gw_4418]
Mar 27, 2011 (6:47 am)
I found that Class Action was filed by the law firm Levin, Fishbein, Sedran & Berman, from Philadelphia.
Here is the link to the court filing - http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/08/14/CarsVolvo.pdf.
From what I read on the web it seems that a judge has given a "go ahead" on two of the four counts filed against Volvo- II and III. I sincerely hope that this does not stop here. Volvo's attitude has been extremely disappointing in dealing with the problems due to these transmissions.
In the mean time, it seems that there is a some kind of a change in Volvo's response. It took them only 45 minutes to call me back after I posted on their website that I will try to join the class action. They even offered to help me with fixing my transmission. I do not know what the extend of this "help" would be but it is interesting that Volvo reacted so quickly after two years of totally ignoring me.
As far as the cars go, I must say that the transmission is not the only weak link. I had to have the two turbos replaced (it was about $5000 job), the rear self-leveling shocks, the bearings on all wheels and something on the oil system that cost about $1500. It is true that my car had 102K when all of this needed to be done, but still...I have had other cars with more miles on them and not even a 10th of the problems. Also, one thing that bothers me about the replacement transmissions is that they are not new and improved, just rebuilt ones and have one year warranty only. So, will they fail in a few thousand miles too?
Good luck with the Dealer and the transmission.
#698 of 900 Re: Class Action Lawsuit [pvlaytchev]
Mar 27, 2011 (7:28 pm)
Please keep me posted on this as my XC90 is also having transmission problems.
#699 of 900 Re: Volvo came up Short om the Transmission [imissmy850r]
Mar 28, 2011 (10:42 pm)
Here I go again....another transmission is needed on my 2005 XC90. My car was new when I purchased it in late 2004 and serviced by the Volvo in (Richardson, TX) now Volvo of Dallas Dealership. My 1st transmission went out at 76k miles in Aug/Sept 2009. The dealership claimed that my transmission they replaced at 100% was a new transmission. I am now at 128k miles with roughly 52k miles on the new transmission that needs to be replaced. (The car was slow to shift gears and noisey. The transmission pan contains metal debris from the transmission.) I am in discussion with the dealership/corporate office again to pick up the transmission at 100%. However, they only want to pick up the cost of the parts and bill the labor costs to me of $1700. I don't understand why Volvo did not recall these defective cars as they are fully aware of the design flaw in the cars. The maintenance costs (replace transmission multiple times, yearly tire replacement, bearings and etc.) on these vehicles are too expensive for such a pricey car. It was my originally plan to drive a Volvo for life; however, due to Volvo's inability to take ownership of the problems with these cars, I will NOT purchase another Volvo and will trade this one immediately. I am DONE with Volvo for LIFE. And yes, I too will look into going after Volvo in the Class Action lawsuit.
#700 of 900 Re: Does the 2004 Volvo XC90 5-cylinder have same transmission issues? [chesapeake4]
Mar 28, 2011 (11:29 pm)
It appears that you never received a reply. My understanding is that the 5-cylinder model has a completely different drive train, from engine to rear axle. The problem GM transmission is only in the T6.
#701 of 900 Re: Volvo came up Short om the Transmission [baffledtxn]
Mar 29, 2011 (5:44 am)
I was informed by the dealer that as a part of the fix for my transmission they must replace the transmission cooling system. Apparently, this is a common problem with this combination of an engine and transmission and leads to coolant entering the transmission and creating problems. Volvo is willing to pay for 50% of the cost, which still leaves me with $3000 out of pocket. I must say that with the money I have spent during the last two years to keep this car running I could have (perhaps should have) purchased another used 5 cylinder XC 90 easily.
By the way, I was told by the dealer that Volvo does not replace the broken transmissions with news ones; only with rebuilt ones, one year warranty. I guess, given the history of these machines, they are assuring repeat profitable business for their shops, since most of us will be back there very soon.
#702 of 900 Re: Does the 2004 Volvo XC90 5-cylinder have same transmission issues? [oldjim3]
Mar 29, 2011 (5:46 am)
I have heard the same - the only one with such problems is the XC90T6. The V8 and the 5 cylinder cars seem to be spared from this kind of problems.
#703 of 900 Re: Does the 2004 Volvo XC90 5-cylinder have same transmission issues? [pvlaytchev]
Mar 29, 2011 (6:20 am)
I was greatly dissappointed in the Results I had with my Volvo XC90 T6.
Essentially they covered 75% of the cost, no loaner car. My cost was 1684 or something like that. Volvo Customer Service Sent me a Rebate coupon that would send up to 250.00 for parts. You might want to call and see if you can get them to send you the same coupon. They sent the rebate quickly. when all was said and done there was also a 2 year warranty on the transmission. After I read and saw so many issues even after the replacement I sold the car that weekend after I got it back. I don't believe after this I will ever own another Volvo. Not because they didn;t fix my car for free, but because of all the inconsistent results people have had getting their car fixed. Some 100% some 50% some none at all, some 75%, some parts only, Seriously come through with some real method of helping Volvo owners out.
Good luck everyone, I own a BMW now, and love it!