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#805 of 920 re: XC90 Transmission [bmbibber]
Oct 28, 2011 (8:27 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 920 It Finally Happened at 123k...
Nov 03, 2011 (5:08 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 920 Re: It Finally Happened at 123k... [mtnmommy]
Nov 03, 2011 (5:17 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.
#808 of 920 Need advice on my 2004 XC90
Nov 21, 2011 (5:47 pm)
I need some advice. I have a 2004 XC90 T6 AWD with approximately 65,000 miles on it. I have been told by the service manager of my local Volvo dealer that Volvo would likely replace my transmission if it failed. I guess it's not guaranteed. Due to the uncertainty, I have thought about selling or trading it in. I like my SUV; however, I want to be prudent about it. Also, are the newer XC90 or xc60s more reliable than my model year? Thanks for your advice.
#809 of 920 Re: Need advice on my 2004 XC90 [jpb610]
Nov 21, 2011 (5:58 pm)
As I pointed out on my 2004 XC 90, I was on my THIRD transmission buy 55,000 miles----.
If the dealer is going to fix it at their cost---that's great----maybe Volvo is taking responsibility for selling a model with a faulty transmission that CAN'T be rectified as it was not designed properly, so they just keep putting new transmissions in.
I had planned to keep my XC90 for a lot more years than I did but sold it ONLY because the transmission was going to be a permanent problem----(three by 55,000 miles---come on!).
I have an XC60 now and it's a dream---but as for your XC 90---sell it before you need a new transmission. Unfortunately the resale has already taken a hit.
#810 of 920 Re: Need advice on my 2004 XC90 [jpb610]
Nov 23, 2011 (2:02 pm)
I own a 2006 2.5T xc90 with 70,000 miles, and it has been a great car. The 2.5T and all other volvo 5 cylinder engines have a great reputation for reliability and longevity. But 2006 was the last year for the 2.5T in the xc90. Most of the bugs were 'worked-out' on the xc90 by 2006. The v8 and 3.2 engines have turned out to be good engines--with good transmissions. The earliest v8's in 2005 had some counterbalance shaft bearing failures--problem solved in later models-- and the early 3.2 engines in 2007 had some oil seal problems--also solved in later years. The 2012 xc90 only has the 3.2 engine available, and if I were in the market for a new car, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one.
Love my xc90.
#812 of 920 2005 Volvo XC90 'Transmission Service Urgent'
Nov 28, 2011 (8:52 pm)
Hello there. I desperately need some advise. I own a 2005 Volvo XC90 purchased in 2009 in NJ. It wasn't bought from a Volvo dealership so I don't know if I am covered in anything. As many of you there, my transmission gave out at 86,000 miles and tech at Volvo Dealership insisted that I need a new transmission which will cost about $7000. I didn't know that this type of car between year 2003 to 2005 had such a big problem with transmission till I almost went on a head on collision and did some internet researching when I got home. My problem now is getting the money to get it fix. I surely can't afford to spend $7000. I am single mother with a child to support.
I have read several post that Volvo will cover the cost if the car is under 100,000 miles with regular maintenance service. Does anyone there with the same car, year and model with the same issue as mine and had it resolve without paying a dime? I would greatly appreciate it if you can respond to my inquiry and tell me how you went about resolving it with Volvo USA. Thank You
#813 of 920 Re: Need advice on my 2004 XC90 [tostik]
Dec 02, 2011 (3:26 pm)
I just bought a 2006 2.5t xc90 with 70,000 and am in love! Paid only $17k from a mazda dealership and had it inspected by a volvo dealership before I bought it. Volvo dealership said the 2.5t is bulletproof if you keep up with the maintenance.
#814 of 920 Re: Need advice on my 2004 XC90 [hoosiervolvo]
Dec 02, 2011 (3:39 pm)
I have bad news for you. Volvo lied to you. Those XC 90's have a radiator problem that destroys the transmission. Mine was replaced a year ago at about 75,000 miles. You need to go back and challenge the lying guys at Volvo and get your money back from the dealer. Volvo knows about the problem but continues to stonewall!