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Volvo XC90, Suspension, Transmission, SUV
#798 of 900 re: XC90 Transmission [eldags]
Oct 08, 2011 (12:33 am)
I have the same problem as everybody else has with their transmission. My car is a 2005 XC90 T6. The transmisson is slipping very badly even at only 65,000 miles. It will require major repairs.
What is the good advice for the needed repairs as the car has been recently been imported from the US to Vancouver, CANADA. Will Volvo Canada paid for any of the repair bill?
Thanks for any advice that will be useful for me to deal with this problem.
#799 of 900 re: XC90 Transmission [sara36]
Oct 10, 2011 (1:58 pm)
About 8 months ago I had the light on my warning window come on and read "service transmission required" then the volvo acted like it didn't want to pull. I turned the car off and restarted it ant it drove fine, although the light was still on. I contacted volvo of america, did some research and found out that if i took it my volvo dealer where they can check it out take a picture of the warning light and do some other required things that volvo of america would pay for a new transmission. My volvo xc90 is out of warranty but volvo of america still paid for it because there is something wrong with the size of it and it cant fully function for the car. So, in the end I got a new bigger transmission, new radiator, new hoses and lines.
I hope this helps you. But you can get a new transmission without having to pay $9000.00 for it.
#800 of 900 back to volvo again.
Oct 10, 2011 (4:04 pm)
To recap, three weeks ago, my trans went and volvo gave me a free one. three days after getting it back, the trans cooler line popped off, and leaked fluid all over my driveway. Got it back again, and now there is a clunking noise, and cv joint grease all over the wheel well. I found a rip in the upper cv boot. (cv axle was replaced 4 weeks ago). The car is also very loud now compared to before the trans replace. It sounds the same at idle, but when giving it gas, its much louder now. The car goes back to volvo on wed to fix the boot.
#801 of 900 dropped of the xc90 today
Oct 12, 2011 (7:14 pm)
They gave me a brand new c70 as a loner. Love it.
#802 of 900 Re: Rebuilt Transmission [lemon2004]
Oct 15, 2011 (2:28 pm)
Hello my name is cecilia and I have placed a report on Rip- Off Report regarding the problems I have with my Volvo xc90 and my transmission. I would appreciate if you would read my statement on this problem I have with my transmission. This is the site... www.ripoffreport.com/auto-manufactures/volvo-cars-of-north/volvo-cars-of-north-a- merica-i-76718.htm. I feel like if more people report these problems that volvo will have to respond
#805 of 900 re: XC90 Transmission [bmbibber]
Oct 28, 2011 (9:27 am)
Ow...so sorry to read what happened to you. I bought a new 2004 XC 90----and....by 50,000+ miles I was on my THIRD transmission (and I drive in the city---not off roading). Yes, the transmissions on the early XC 90's were absolute turkeys. I wanted to keep my XC 90 much longer than I did---but I knew the transmission problem would happen again so I was forced to sell it. I lost money selling it as the transmission problem was a well documented problem I soon discovered---I was FAR from alone. Unfortunately, based on statistics---you're probably going to keep having to put in new transmissions if you keep that car. And I was lucky as I had bought the extended warranty for $3000 which covered my perennial problems on that car---although the scumbags (sorry---I wish I could be nice!) at Volvo of Santa Monica have not properly reimbursed my pro rated amount due me on my warranty as I finally gave up on my car and turned it in with my warrant still in effect---I knew it would happen again as the transmission was already starting to make noises again. Good luck. It was a beautiful car----if only the transmissions had worked..... (note: I bought an XC 60---but not from Santa Monica Volvo) and it's a great car---).
#806 of 900 It Finally Happened at 123k...
Nov 03, 2011 (6:08 pm)
...after we had replaced a solenoid at 88k. I am so upset. My Volvo guru has it and said that it'll be 3k to fix- with a 12k 12 month warranty!!!! Worst part is that we tried to trade it in two days beforehand and they would only give us 6k. Bought the car for 30k four years ago so upside down as values tanked. If I pay this, it will bring the GRAND total of repairs in the last 4 months to...ready....$8000. Should have known when I bought it from a Honda dealership- at 45k miles and a lease return...any other brand would have been a certified pre-owned- I would almost bet the farm that the previous lessee had a tranny failure. Even Volvo doesn't want their crap. Don't know if I should just park it and buy a new car (back to Honda/Acura I go) and pay double payments for a year and a half or fix it and wonder what the thousand bucks I spend on it next month will go to. More of a vent than anything but so upset, so screwed...so NOT Volvo For Life.
#807 of 900 Re: It Finally Happened at 123k... [mtnmommy]
Nov 03, 2011 (6:17 pm)
If you have a Volvo XC 90 and it's from one of the years with bad transmissions----just dump it. As I wrote in this forum, I was on my third transmission in approximately 55,000 miles and I only drive normal highways. I loved the look of that Volvo but---and planned to keep it for a long time----but couldn't risk a fourth and five transmission failure which I was sure would happen.