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Volvo XC90, Suspension, Transmission, SUV
Mar 04, 2012 (4:48 pm)
I wrote messages 862 and 863 and now I am waiting to the tow truck to once again pick up my 05 xc90 and tow it to European Volvo in Modesto, CA. Picked up my Volvo Tuesday Feb 28, 2012 and drove it a total of 100 miles. It started howling and not shifting. I turned it off and now it won't run at all. There was no charges to me for the 2nd transmission and everything else they installed but no Warranty either. I am very discouraged and doubt if I buy another Volvo ever.
I will keep everyone informed to the next chapter of the piece of junk I now own.
#865 of 905 Re: Rebuilt Transmission [xc90_2nd_owner]
Mar 26, 2012 (10:03 pm)
I too am the second owner of an XC90 T6 who had to have transmission rebuilt 16 months ago at 68,000 miles but radiator was not replaced. Now, at 85,000 miles I am starting to hear knocking sounds. I plan to contact Volvo, North America and make strong case that they need to stand behind their product. Hopefully if enough customers with the same problem come forward, they will need to fix these inferior transmissions.
#866 of 905 Re: Atention! Volvo XC90 transmission failures! [anonymous80]
Apr 14, 2012 (1:30 pm)
How did you get Volvo to pay for this??? I am having my done at a local certified mechanic shop b/c the volvo dealership would not pay for it and they wanted to charge about 7K...the other mechanic will charge 4.5K for a rebuilt one...
please let me know..
#867 of 905 Re: Atention! Volvo XC90 transmission failures! [mattn1]
Apr 14, 2012 (2:14 pm)
Call Volvo headquarters Canada or North America and tell them your transmission is gone(you'll need to get the mechanic to certify this) It is well documented on her so do your reseached beforhand and you should get parts only in Canada and parts/labour in US. You have to get a case # from headoffice and if you are under 100k miles they will cover it...they should even if you are over cause it is their faulty tranny. Don't get the rebuilt hold off and talk to Volvo and you need to strike a deal if the cover the parts cost with a Volvo dealership...I paid $1500 all in for labour so shop around your area after you get an ok. Soem even include a fre dianostic but I had to pay $2oo fopr them to tell me duh it was fried!!! Good luck and let us know how you made out next week.
#868 of 905 Re: Atention! Volvo XC90 transmission failures! [mattn1]
Apr 14, 2012 (4:02 pm)
Excellent question, and one our dealer didn't even know about. I called Volvo North America's HQ in NJ, who told me that I should ask my dealer to invoke the Volvo Goodwill Assistance Program, which they did. My dealer then communicated with Volvo N.A. with my VIN, and photos of my car, transmission, and serial numbers, all of which were emailed to Volvo N.A.'s regional rep for review; I had a replacement transmission approved within 12hrs, whereby Volvo N.A. paid [$5000] for the new transmission, radiator, and all coolant lines and fluids, while I paid [$2000] for the labor. The new one works exceptionally well, and have had no issues with it incidental to the replacement. If questions, look up Traverse Motors, Inc., (in Traverse City, MI) and ask for the service manager, Todd, who is now familiar with the process. All the best.
#869 of 905 Re: Atention! Volvo XC90 transmission failures! [leelanau7]
Apr 18, 2012 (5:06 pm)
I am a second owner of 2004 XC90 TC. My previous owner repaired Trans at 48,000 at a local shop. I thought it could last very long because it has repaired trans. Now, It has 85,000 miles and begins to make weird noise whenever I release gas pedal at lower gear. I can hear that noise when I am at a slope especially. I am scared to check from the dealer. Anyone had similar experience?
Apr 30, 2012 (1:51 pm)
I'm having same problem. At just 65,000 miles transmission and drive shaft shot. Just got off the phone with ex-volvo mechanic. He told me that Volvo knows about the problem and the cars transmission and radiator should be recalled and they know it.
The radiator leaks fluid into the transmission causing the failure... I want in the law suit.
Jun 16, 2012 (6:26 pm)
Just got back from viewing a used 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 with 115,000 miles on it. The car was in pristine condition and had been meticulously maintained exclusively at the dealership by its only owner. They wanted $8,000 for it and we were just about sold.
I took it for a test drive and it was making a relatively loud humming/buzzing noise whenever I gave it a little gas. I had a mechanic look at it and he said the noise was coming from the transaxle and it would most likely need to be replaced. He estimated the cost at $4,000 to $5,000.
After reading some of the comments here, all I can say is NO THANKS!!!!! I don't want to drop 8K for a car, then 5K for repairs, and then 30K miles later have to drop another 5K to perpetually replace one of the main components of the vehicle.
I dodged a bullet on that one!
#872 of 905 Re: I want in [jennelle] followup
Jun 24, 2012 (6:16 pm)
So far, an atty. contacted Volvo on my behalf. They've offered to pay his fees and $2,500. That wont' even cover parts.
#873 of 905 Re: 2004 T6 Transmission Rebuild [jacostello]
Jul 05, 2012 (9:08 pm)
hi there, im also interested with PDF scans of the manual pages. pls send to romi.indra.utamagmail.com. i also own 2004 xc90 with tranny problem & need info from other xc90's owners. thank you in advance. -romi-