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2003 Volvo XC90 Repair Histories

45 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2003 Volvo XC90. 13 of these members (28.9%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 61 repairs to 2003 Volvo XC90s--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2003 Volvo XC90 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 61 repairs.

2003 Volvo XC90 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 31 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2003 Volvo XC90

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Volvo XC90 in Georgia, United States
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
118300 mi US $450 pads replaced 
119700   replaced two motor mounts 
121000   replaced driveshaft control arms replaced (upper) 

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2003 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

turbocharged 268hp 2.8L I6 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo XC90 in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2013
153000 mi US $4000 Final drive failed and shift valves failed. Second transmission repair, first at 105k. Partially fixed, found would require more work, so replaced the car. So much for Volvo being reliable. 
Volvo XC90 in South Carolina, United States
Apr 2010 - Jan 2015
139000 mi US $2800 Infamous trans issue. Dead pressure control valve. 
152000   The all familiar failed transmission. Not only did the pressure control solenoid fail but the torque converter clutch came apart as well. 
Volvo XC90 in Virginia, United States
Sep 2012 - Oct 2012
67000 mi US $1200 Transmission cannot be flushed, only drained and refilled.Shop in Fl has done 2x on this vehicle. Volvo has a class action suit for 2003,4, &5 against these trans for this prob. trans doesn't malfun but fluid is burnt & metal shavings prest 
Volvo XC90 in Maryland, United States
Apr 2011 - Nov 2014
118000 mi US $800 Replaced bushings and realigned. 
153500   Rebuilt transmission (will be 3rd transmission) after roughly 75,000 miles (first transmission replaced at 75,000. 
162300   Replaced strut assemblies rear and front brake pads and rotors Worn? Replaced front rotors and brake pads 
164700   Recharged ac Replaced. Braking solenoid 
168000   Leak determined. Waiting to see if under Aamco warranty. 
168000   Oil leak not repaired. 
Volvo XC90 in Florida, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
69000 mi US $1700 Shocks, struts, timing belt 
78000   Broken motor mount 
82000   Siren replaced 
85000   broken motor mount, fuel pump 
90000   Something in the rod was leaking transmission fluid into the wheel area. Sounds like BS to me, but who knows. 

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2003 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

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

Volvo XC90 in Queensland, Australia
Jun 2011 - Mar 2012
219480 mi A $140 transmission shift problem - requires overhaul 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2015
57450 mi US $11500 Bought vehicle (TX), fixed cracked plastic on armrest hinge - glued together with epoxy and works like a charm. Front wiper washer fluid line had been cut/pinched. Replaced. Fuel door plastic locking latch broken, in search of replacement door. 
58000   Leaking fuel pump (Symptoms: lower gas mileage, difficulty starting, fuel smell, wet fuel tank) Replaced at ind. mechanic with OEM parts. 
58500   Continuation of fuel pump repair: Volvo reimbursed for part, since pump was under manufacturer warranty. 
61000   Never found used fuel door. Ind. shop ordered a new door, paint and install. Also, pass. side low beam light socket had short and partially melted. Had just the socket replaced. This assembly was orig. a junk yard repl. by dealer in order to sell car. 
74000   Two rear brake lights not working, both bulbs burned out (third top bar was working). Replaced bulbs, lights did not work. Replaced brake relay switch and relay. Problem solved and lights work like new. Parts received from dealership. 
76700   CV boot busted for a while/was easier to replace axle.  Also, there was a crack in the exhaust flange where it connects to engine, leaking exhaust, making engine noisy and smelly. This was welded closed and works like a charm now! 
84000   Rough idling - engine revving on its own at red light. Threw code, idle too rich, gas mileage was suffering. Replaced MAF and solved problem. 
87500   Replaced worn bushings 
88000   After heavy rain passenger floor mat was wet. Cleaned front sunroof drain tubes and cut rubber elbow ends to allow for debris to flow freely. Also removed and air dried the passenger floor panel. Leak is fixed. 45 minutes total time. 
93000   Replaced front strut spring mounts (one was busted and the other cracked) 
94000   Worn out engine mount. Replaced. 
108000   AWD angle gear failed damaging right front axle in the process. Replaced angle gear & axle. 
111300   Real seal leak was getting worse - replaced all engine rubber seals 
Volvo XC90 in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2009 - Jun 2011
42782 mi   Inner CV Boot Clamp - was loose had it repaired at same time of Angle Gear reseal 
42782 C $931 Angle Gear - Resealed (not replaced, replacement was estimated at $3500 and not necessary) 
44406   Cupholder Lid inbetween 2 front seats got stuck, had to be partially dismantled, rear underlid latch mechanism in wrong position, was repaired but is still sticky. Must be very careful when utilizing 
46648   "Reduced Engine Performance" warning - Clear warnings in system, recommended action if it comes back is to reload 2 ECMs (Code 9520 Accelerator Pedal Sensor and Throttle Unit Reload) 
47740   Stereo stopped working, problem is not resolved. Solution is to put in new stereo into a 7 year old car (ridiculous!) 

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2003 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

turbocharged 161hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo XC90 in France
Jul 2007 - Jan 2012
61959 mi €158 Recplacement of left/ball joint 
72788   replacement top engine support (rubber in alu) 
82460   Intially diagnosed as problem with one injector of the engine, it later proved to be a problem with the flywheel and starter motor. Flywheel replaced. 
86943   Complete revisions of handbrake system, cables and also handbrake pads 
94883   Also replaced leaking crankcase seal. 
95790   Repair of rear window wiper motor. Text message "SRS Airbag repar urgente" appears in display of DIM. DTC error codes SRS-00D4 and DIM-0003 and DIM-0005 
100874   Set of new antitheft wheelbolts (were damaged by workshop) 
104160   As result of heavy rain, huge leakage through the draining openings in the cowl in front of the windscreen. High level of water in both the front floor sections of the body, under the front chairs. As result of water leakage Audio systeem has halted to work. DTC (Error) codes ICM-DC02, ICM-1A51 and ICM-DC01. Probably AUD control module defect. 
108500   Replacing rear wheelbearing left 

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