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2004 Volvo XC90 Problems and Repair Histories

160 TrueDelta members own a 2004 Volvo XC90. 74 of these members (46.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 187 repairs to 2004 Volvo XC90s--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2004 Volvo XC90 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2004 Volvo XC90 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2004 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 2004 Volvo XC90 repairs by problem area

26% of the 2004 Volvo XC90 repairs were to the engine, 16% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 19% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 187 repairs.

2004 Volvo XC90 repair cost distribution

Of the 2004 Volvo XC90 repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 26% between $100 and $499, 26% between $500 and $999, 28% between $1000 and $2499, and 12% more than $2500.

Chart based on 82 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2004 Volvo XC90

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Volvo XC90 in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 55800    
56420 2000 Oil leak, timing belt. 
 
Volvo in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 84000    
86000 1500 Transmission went, stuck in third gear. 
89000 425 suspension work 
 
Volvo 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 4dr SUV

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

Volvo XC90 in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 45880    
47120 700 failed endlinks 
70020 1400 Excessive brake wear - again. every 36000 m - pathetic. 
 
Volvo XC90 in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 74000    
84000 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 1800 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 1080 Replaced broken top engine mount ($85). 
139000 0 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 0 fuel filler door does not lock anymore unless engaged by hand radio (AM/FM only) temporarily stopped working twice, operational at present.  
146500 200 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 0 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 1300 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 115 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 
186000  
Volvo XC90 in Brunei Darussalam
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 60140    
60140 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 48000    
52000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 86000    
94000 100 Sway bar end link dampers replaced. Broken tail gate release cable replaced. 
121000 800 rear suspension bushings 
147300 1400 Rebuild differential control module and replace anti-skid module. Rear wiper motor serviced. Rear door would not open sometimes. Interior cable replaced. 
163000  
Volvo XC90 in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 49000    
56000 506 Air conditioning not blowing cool air when idle. Front brakes pad and rotors 
70000 220 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
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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