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Volvo XC90 transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 108 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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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 mi

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 mi

US $1500
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 mi Urgent Transmission Service light. Told needs a new transmission by dealer. Flushed fluid at home and still driving. 
99000 mi

US $1680
Transmission failure. Replaced transmission. Manufacturer paid for parts, customer paid labor. 
40000 mi Trans shift vibration. 
45000 mi T6 transmission and transmission oil cooler replaced. 
61000 mi

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 mi

US $241
Transmission developed a significant bearing noise  
70000 mi

US $125
Leaking seal replaced 
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

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

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Volvo XC90 Transmission Problems

736 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Volvo XC90. 97 of these members (13.2%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 125 transmission repairs to Volvo XC90s--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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