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2004 Volvo XC90 repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (4%)

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2004 Volvo XC90 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (24%)

$1000 - $2499 (21%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (18%)

< $100 (15%)

Chart based on 34 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

Engine not specified

86000 mi

US $1500
Transmission went, stuck in third gear. 
86000 mi

US $800
Had to replace front right axle. 

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2004 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

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

106000 mi

US $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 $1,800. 
64000 mi awd didnít work at all Ė probably electronic problem, costs ~ 2000$ to fix, dealer said whole rear differential needed changing ~ $4500 
60140 mi Transmission require urgent message incidator appeared. 
47000 mi

US $241
Transmission developed a significant bearing noise  
70000 mi

US $125
Leaking seal replaced 

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2004 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

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

88000 mi

US $980
Vibration upon acceleration. Replaced right front axle. Is an apparent problem with this vehicle. 
72000 mi In this trip our XC90 received a new transmission and angle/bevel gear. 
70000 mi

US $220
Reseal angle gear 

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2004 Volvo XC90 4-door

turbocharged 5-cylinder diesel automated manual AWD

73500 mi

Rear wheel drive sleeve stripped common problem 
76000 mi

Gearbox had problem again of Transmission service required on dashboard as this is now third time decided to go for complete gearbox replacement told by service staff they had done a lot of gearbox changes recently. 

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2004 Volvo XC90 Transmission Problems

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