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Volvo XC90 Problems and Repair Histories

671 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Volvo XC90. 287 of these members (42.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 713 repairs to Volvo XC90s--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Volvo XC90 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Volvo XC90 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Volvo XC90 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Volvo XC90 repairs by problem area

20% of the Volvo XC90 repairs were to the engine, 12% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 22% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 713 repairs.

Volvo XC90 repair cost distribution

Of the Volvo XC90 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 6% cost less than $100, 32% between $100 and $499, 28% between $500 and $999, 23% between $1000 and $2499, and 10% more than $2500.

Chart based on 256 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Volvo XC90 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

311-horsepower 4.4L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 30000    
31000 0 Software reflash for active xenon lights and 30k mile service. I think this is a TSB and not a recall since I did not know about it until I got to the dealer and have not seen any info on swedespeed about this either. 
51000 0 Cracks in finish of Sapeli wood steering wheel (cosmetic defect). Cup holder cover (between front seats) was sticking, which is a common XC90 problem. Both replaced under warranty. LOF ahead of schedule to find any problems before warranty end (50k). 
83000 100 Rear door (driver's side) lock module replaced. The door could not longer be opened from inside the car. Could only be opened from the outside. What a P.I.T.A. Can't remember exact part. Tech found worn steering system bushings as part of the multi point inspection as part of the LOF. Replaced under Volvo's VIP warranty fixed at the same time as the lock module replacement (problem 1 of Trip 1). 
97000 100 Bushings in steering / suspension for the front wheels. This would have been a $1200 if I didn't have the extended warranty (only had a $100 copay). 
Volvo XC90 in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 7000    
8000 0 Defective compass in rear view mirror. 
8000 0 Power seat moves on its own. Lockup of climate controls and radio. Ongoing compass issue. Still not resolved. 
 

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2007 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo XC90 in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Main computer went out which cause all instrument reading to go out and then the car would not start. Covered under warranty- dealer kept car for 6 days 
10000 0 Cigarette lighter not working. 
23000 0 Popping sound in suspension when turning especially when applying brakes.  
24000 0 Return to dealer for popping sound in front suspension. They retorque some system bushing and solved the problem. 
 

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2006 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

311-horsepower 4.4L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo XC90 in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Power steering pump making loud noises. Radio speakers still cut out. Rear tire loses 20lbs. of pressure every other day. Blue tooth continues to hang up. 
0 Power steering pump making racket-see metal filings in fluid. Told it is a pulley, not pump. Wait two weeks for part. Rear tire continues losing pressure. Radio speakers continue to cut out 
0 Rear speakers continue to be problem-reported to Volvo Cust Service (car has been in 5 Times now for problem-including before I leased). Rear tire continues to lose pressure. 
0 Rear speakers cut out still. Been in 5 times for this (once before leased) Rear tire continues to lose pressure. 
21000 100 Second axle replacement-bearings. 
 

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2005 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

turbocharged 268hp 2.9L I6 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo XC90 in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 69000    
75000 416 Told needed a new Transmission. Took to independent shop for second opinion. Independent shop reset Transmission light and changed fluid. No problems found. 
94000 0 Urgent Transmission Service light. Told needs a new transmission by dealer. Flushed fluid at home and still driving. 
99000 1680 Transmission failure. Replaced transmission. Manufacturer paid for parts, customer paid labor. Replaced radiator. 
 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 40000    
40000 0 Trans shift vibration. 
45000 0 T6 transmission and transmission oil cooler replaced. Both headlights replaced due to plastic housing hazing. 
60000 0 Clanking noise 
60000 675 Front axle u joint replaced. 
72000 0 Steering column adjustment loose 
101000  

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2005 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

turbocharged 208hp 2.5L I5 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 21000    
22000 0 Brought in for routine maintenance, asked for an alignment and they found worn control arm bushings and a broken motor mount. Replaced control bushings. Replaced motor mount. 
 

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2004 Volvo XC90

Engine not specified

Volvo XC90 in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 49600    
51460 200 Broken motor mount. 
 

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2004 Volvo XC90 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 52000    
53000 0 Coolant tubing needed replacement. Small leak under pressure. 
 

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