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2004 Volvo XC90 Repair Histories

174 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Volvo XC90. 86 of these members (49.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 248 repairs to 2004 Volvo XC90s--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2004 Volvo XC90 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 248 repairs.

2004 Volvo XC90 repair cost distribution

Chart based on 102 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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2004 Volvo XC90

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Volvo in Virginia, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2010
86000 mi US $1500 Transmission went, stuck in third gear. 
89000   suspension work 
Volvo in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
51460 mi C $200 Broken motor mount. 

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2004 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

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

Volvo XC90 in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
56420 mi C $2000 Oil leak, timing belt. 
Volvo XC90 in Alberta, Canada
May 2008 - Dec 2010
47120 mi C $700 failed endlinks 
70020   Excessive brake wear - again. every 36000 m - pathetic. 
Volvo XC90 in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2007 - Dec 2014
84000 mi US $450 Rear brakes started to make a lot of noise very quickly. At times, grinding noise continued even though no apply brake pressure. Car had not been driven much in last 10 days. 
106000   Car had been doing a light whistling noise under moderate acceleration usually between 5 and 20 MPH. Then transmission alert came on. After restart, transmission worked fine. Took to transmission specialist. Replaced all wearable for $1,800. 
108000   Replaced broken top engine mount ($85). 
139000   Rebuilt the sunroof drains at base of A pillar to eliminate the flow restrictions (remove original drain connection at bottom of A-pillar, replaced with open tubing). Needed because the original drains self-destroyed & plugged. 
143000   fuel filler door does not lock anymore unless engaged by hand radio (AM/FM only) temporarily stopped working twice, operational at present.  
146500   With help of super neighbor, replaced rotors and pads on front wheels with NAPA parts. So much cheaper, not hard to do with a proper tool to pull the old rotors, working very well with NAPA brakes, less black dust. 
161000   Alarm siren has been out for a few months. Not replaced to date. Problem reported with radio has not reappeared. Original battery still in good conditions after 8 years (a few Low Battery warnings ignored since 2008). 
180000   Coolant is leaking. In searching for leaks, mechanic noted that a turbocompressor oil leak weakened two short cooling system hoses. Replaced those hoses. Tightens another cooling hose to stop leak. Leak slowed, not all the way gone yet Ventilation fan failed. Mechanic said the HVAC controller had failed, most likely from an overamped fan motor (known failure). Replaced fan motor and controller. 
183000   Coolant leak continues. Found leak at the upper radiator connection. Replaced upper hose. Still leaking under pressure, identified a likely crack at the radiator connection. Radiator needs to be replaced. Keeping pressure off to avoid leak 
189000   Master cylinder failed (slow repsonse to pedal). Replaced. All is back to normal. 
192000   Water pump started to leak badly. Having the level sensor of the coolant was extremely valuable to manage the leak while traveling. Since it was almost time for a new timing belt, that was done too, minimizing the actual cost of the repair. 
Volvo XC90 in Brunei Darussalam
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
60140 mi   Transmission require urgent message incidator appeared. 

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2004 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

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

Volvo XC90 in Washington, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
52000 mi US $250 I replaced the front brake pads and rotors for the first time this month, also replaced rear brake pads (though nowhere near worn out) to keep friction compounds consistent front to back (switched to ceramic pads). Brake fluid flush at the same time. 
Volvo XC90 in Oregon, United States
Nov 2007 - Aug 2014
94000 mi US $100 Sway bar end link dampers replaced. Broken tail gate release cable replaced. 
121000   rear suspension bushings 
147300   Rebuild differential control module and replace anti-skid module. Rear wiper motor serviced. Rear door would not open sometimes. Interior cable replaced. 
Volvo XC90 in New York, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
56000 mi US $506 Air conditioning not blowing cool air when idle. Front brakes pad and rotors 
70000   Radio display did not display Reseal angle gear Replaced Lateral Link 

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2004 Volvo XC90 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Volvo in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
53000 mi   Coolant tubing needed replacement. Small leak under pressure. 

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