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Volvo XC90 Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

671 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Volvo XC90. 129 of these members (19.2%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 88 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Volvo XC90s--an average of 0.1 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, 7% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 709 repairs.

Volvo XC90 transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Volvo XC90 transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 10% cost less than $100, 21% between $100 and $499, 23% between $500 and $999, 22% between $1000 and $2499, and 25% more than $2500.

Chart based on 92 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.

2007 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

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

Volvo XC90 in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 4000    
18000 0 vibration during acceleration; right front axle replaced, problem corrected. 
27300 400 Vibration during acceleration; left front axle replaced. Right axle replaced previously for the same issue. Volvo looks down on doing both at the same time for some reason. 
41700 1500 Replaced angle gear for AWD system and left front axle.  
56000  

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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. 
 
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. 
60000 675 Front axle u joint replaced. 
101000  

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2005 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

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

Volvo XC90 in Hawaii, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 48000    
49000 200 Transmission valve body replaced. Corrected funky shifting. 
119000  

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2004 Volvo XC90

Engine not specified

Volvo XC90 in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 84000    
86000 1500 Transmission went, stuck in third gear. 
 

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2004 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

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

Volvo XC90 in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 64000    
64000 0 awd didnít work at all Ė probably electronic problem, costs ~ 2000$ to fix, dealer said whole rear differential needed changing ~ $4500 
Volvo XC90 in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 47000    
47000 241 Transmission developed a significant bearing noise  
70000 125 Leaking seal replaced 
102000  
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 Kansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 70000    
72000 0 In this trip our XC90 received a new transmission and angle/bevel gear. 
 

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