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Volvo XC90 Transmission Problems

688 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Volvo XC90. 89 of these members (12.9%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 112 transmission repairs to Volvo XC90s--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Volvo XC90 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Percentage of Volvo XC90 repairs by problem area

Chart based on 886 repairs.

Volvo XC90 transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 104 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 repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2007 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

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

18000 mi   vibration during acceleration; right front axle replaced, problem corrected. 
27300 US $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   Replaced angle gear for AWD system and left front axle.  

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2005 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

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

75000 mi US $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   Urgent Transmission Service light. Told needs a new transmission by dealer. Flushed fluid at home and still driving. 
99000   Transmission failure. Replaced transmission. Manufacturer paid for parts, customer paid labor. 
40000   Trans shift vibration. 
45000   T6 transmission and transmission oil cooler replaced. 
61000 US $675 Front axle u joint replaced. 

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2005 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

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

49000 mi US $200 Transmission valve body replaced. Corrected funky shifting. 

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2004 Volvo XC90

Engine not specified

86000 mi US $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

64000 mi   awd didnít work at all Ė probably electronic problem, costs ~ 2000$ to fix, dealer said whole rear differential needed changing ~ $4500 
47000 US $241 Transmission developed a significant bearing noise  
70000   Leaking seal replaced 
60140   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

72000 mi   In this trip our XC90 received a new transmission and angle/bevel gear. 

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