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2006 Volvo XC90 repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (29%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 243 repairs.
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2006 Volvo XC90 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (32%)

< $100 (33%)

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Chart based on 189 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Volvo XC90

Engine not specified

Volvo XC90 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

17980 mi
Steering column replaced.  
Volvo XC90 in Georgia, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

36000 mi
02 sensor 
Dec 2009

50000 mi

US $250
Front wheel bearing went out, was replaced. Corrected the problem 
Volvo XC90 in Virginia, United States
Apr 2014 - May 2015
Oct 2014

63300 mi

US $2000
Big noise at the bottom. A part controling 4 wheel drive was broken and replaced. 
Mar 2015

67000 mi

US $400
Battery die. Alarm self alert without reason. 

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2006 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

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

Volvo XC90 in Georgia, United States
Jan 2010 - Mar 2014
Jul 2010

55800 mi

US $1500
Replaced gas fill door hinge. 
Nov 2010

60000 mi

US $850
60K service, plus replaced lift cylinders for tailgate. 
Dec 2011

69000 mi
Windshield washer motor and nozzles replaced. 
Jun 2012

72000 mi

US $100
Replaced center console lid. 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Jun 2008 - Dec 2012
Jul 2009

33000 mi
door lock malfunction speaker came ajar from driver door panel rear defroster window, some lines do not defrost Cup holder sticks Door handle paint coming off 
Feb 2010

36000 mi
Front lights became cloudy. (Door handles lost paint - previously noted.) Loose interior panels, third row seat leather torn by reclining them--bad design. Not fixed because denied warranty coverage on them. Broken and misaligned air filter box not fixed because denied warranty coverage on it. Again, poor design. 
Volvo XC90 in Virginia, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

130000 mi

US $2200
Spark Plugs were replaced, battery and charging system were checked, CVVT Hubs and CVVT Solenoid replaced 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Oct 2016
Oct 2016

56000 mi

US $500
Replace parking brake components and up grade system 
Volvo XC90 in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2010 - Feb 2014
Aug 2010

73000 mi
Driver door handle failed to open door. 
Apr 2011

86000 mi

US $50
Window switch auto-up function had to be reset. Low cost and low time. 
Jul 2011

89000 mi
Driver door interior trim came unglued in heat and fell off. 
Nov 2013

121000 mi

US $1100
Control arm bushing failure. Remove and replace. 
Dec 2013

123000 mi

US $400
PCV system failure (clogged breather box) caused rough starting and poor idle. 
Volvo XC90 in Georgia, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2018
Mar 2010

43000 mi

US $45
Creaking sound when slowly accelerating from stop. 
Apr 2013

77700 mi

US $480
Right and left engine mounts 
Jan 2015

73700 mi

US $400
Engine mounts 
May 2018

152000 mi

US $1550
AC Condenser was replaced and air box replaced. 

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2006 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

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

Volvo XC90 in Virginia, United States
Feb 2014 - Jul 2018
Dec 2016

148000 mi

US $840
cam gear seals leaking causing timing belt replacement. timing belt oil soaked. 
Oct 2017

149000 mi

US $200
replaced struts and stabilizer bar end links 
Jul 2018

151000 mi
Replaced variable cam timing solenoid. 1st repair attempted with aftermarket part, replaced with oem part. Issue resolved. 
Volvo XC90 in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2013 - Aug 2016
Dec 2013

119660 mi

C $300
Suspected ETM fault traced to battery. Check engine light combined with reduced engine performance and service engine components messages. Independent garage cleared error codes which is causing problems. 
Volvo XC90 in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
Apr 2015

111200 mi

US $1100
No Oil Pressure due to sludge in oil pickup tube. Installed newly designed oil pickup tube and oil pump. 
Sep 2015

116000 mi

US $100
Right Rear HUB replaced ABS Sensor Replaced right rear 
Feb 2016

118600 mi

US $512
Left Wheel Beering replaced Emergency Brake Shoes replaced 
May 2016

121000 mi

US $350
Removed and repaired Rear Electronic Module and replaced. ABS and park assist warning lights came on. Also think it disabled AWD. 
Dec 2016

229000 mi

US $400
replaced front shocks, struts and tie rods 
Volvo XC90 in New South Wales, Australia
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2015

114040 mi

A $4600
Engine oil leaks due to failing seals, due to clogged PCV system. Had PCV replaced and all engine oil seals. Failed engine mount. 
Apr 2016

121820 mi

A $1550
Engine mount need replacing, again 
Sep 2017

136400 mi

A $600
Control arms 
Oct 2017

137020 mi

A $1000
Starter motor failed 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2018
Nov 2011

100000 mi

US $350
left passenger window would not open, replace the regulator 
Oct 2012

115000 mi

US $270
Replaced both hatch gas springs Rear fog light Driver side, plastic seat control cover 
Dec 2012

118000 mi

US $600
Cracked air hose from crankshaft case tripped a sensor that sent a 042 "Engine System service required" message. Subsequent to fixing that the airflow sensor went off and the air intake + sensor were replaced. 
Nov 2014

138000 mi

US $200
Front passenger window won't close all the way 
Sep 2016

163000 mi

US $500
Wheel bearing, rear, driver side 
Volvo XC90 in Kansas, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2016
Dec 2014

61000 mi

US $100
changed spark plugs, added power steering fluid, replaced deteriorated crankcase to oil trap hose, replaced cabin air filter 
Jun 2016

82000 mi
Steering noise was found to be from incorrectly placed drive belt following timing belt replacement 
Volvo XC90 in Wyoming, United States
- May 2010
Oct 2006 Dealer tried to trace faulty start issue with security system. Dealer could not replicate issue but reset computer and software. Problem never occurred again and the issue showed up in Vadis updates in 2010 as an issue. 
May 2010

62000 mi

US $585
Replaced vacuum pump and valve. 
Volvo XC90 in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Aug 2011
Oct 2010

55180 mi
squeaking from driver's door. Rattle when using radio. Diagnosis indetermanent because unable to replicate problem. 
May 2011

62000 mi

C $400
Road noise proportional to road speed. Dealer diagnosed problem to transfer case. Stripped spline shaft; replace transfer case. Problem remains. Rediagnose at local mechanic. Identified bad wheel bearing; replaced. Problem resolved. 
Volvo XC90 in Maryland, United States
Dec 2016 - Jul 2018
Sep 2017

139000 mi

US $110
Replaced the left rear wheel bearing again. First time was at 80k. Right side has been through two also. Bad design. 
Oct 2017

142000 mi

US $100
wheel bearing 
Apr 2018

145000 mi

US $250
windshield replaced 
Jun 2018

148000 mi

US $30
Use a lens repair kit on the headlights and got them almost perfectly clear! 
Jul 2018

150000 mi
LF window would not stay up with the one-touch auto-up feature. Pulled fuse while operating the window down to reset the auto stop settings. Replaced fuse and ran window up and down several times while holding switch one way and then the other. The window now goes up with one-touch and stays up. Used gorilla glue gel to reattach lose moldings on left doors. 
Volvo XC90 in Virginia, United States
Sep 2017 - Sep 2018
Sep 2018

160000 mi

US $18
Driver's side headlight was not working consistently 
Volvo XC90 in Michigan, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

207000 mi
Intermittent knocking sound from front suspension. Found brake dust shield was bent out of alignment. Straightened shield. 
Jun 2018

244000 mi

US $230
Replaced front brake rotors and pads Replaced passenger outer tie-rod end 
Volvo XC90 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

112700 mi

US $1500
Loss of engine oil pressure-this was caused by a defective worn o-ring in pick-up tube from oil sump. Result was aeration of oil causing oil pump cavitation which resulted in oil pressure loss, low oil pressure. New Oil Pick-up reseal, clean 
Mar 2017

136000 mi

US $300
Replaced Front Brake pads and rotors 
Jun 2017

141000 mi

US $1200
Replaced front Angle Gear. AWD stopped functioning 
Volvo XC90 in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2011 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

62620 mi

C $823
low oil pressure 
Volvo XC90 in Virginia, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

102700 mi

US $300
Sudden misfiring. Replaced coil pack. 
Nov 2016

117000 mi

US $800
Intermittent code for mass air flow sensor. No change in drivability. MAF replaced. Code returned one month later. Sudden loss of power, misfiring. Two coil packs broken. Replaced all 4 that hadn't yet been replaced. Also changed all spark plugs at this time, as was scheduled to be done at 120k anyway. 
Mar 2017

122000 mi

US $150
Interior driver door handle mechanism broken. Replaced door handle. 
Jan 2018

132783 mi

US $615
Replaced rear shocks, which had failed 
Volvo XC90 in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2015 - Aug 2019
Feb 2016

130000 mi

US $750
Mass airflow sensor and misfire code. Shop was unable to resolve. Replaced one wheel bearing. 
Jun 2017

155000 mi

US $300
Replaced electronic throttle body. 
Sep 2018

169000 mi

US $2000
previously, the banjo bolt had failed sending the BB into intake manifold (128,000 miles). Unable to properly diagnose, I drove for 40k miles with it idling like a diesel but running well at speed. Repair involved swapping engine with a known good from Volvo salvage yard while completing water pump/timing belt and PCV service on replacement engine. 
Apr 2019

174000 mi

US $600
alternator failed, replaced 
Volvo XC90 in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2017
May 2014

87200 mi
Replaced leaking transmission cooler. 
Apr 2017

156000 mi

US $85
Muffler bracket welded 
Volvo XC90 in Nevada, United States
May 2011 - Jan 2014
Jan 2013

49000 mi

US $700
Heating system on driver's side INOP. Had to to replace heater. The heater was rarely ever used, so I'm disappointed this equipment failed! 
Volvo XC90 in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2008 - Feb 2013
May 2010

46000 mi

US $900
Front Wheel bearings replaced 
Mar 2012

55000 mi
Intermittent start issues - thought it was starter - dealer removed it and found loose wire from fuse box to starter, cleaned and reattached wire - no more issues. Took less than 1 hour to fix. 
Volvo XC90 in Colorado, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2017
Mar 2010

52000 mi

US $360
Passenger door actuator died the day after the bumper to bumper warranty expired. Volvo agreed to $400 fix if I paid $100. 
Dec 2010

63000 mi

US $60
headlight replaced after two years of complaining about hazing. ripped off by dealer when they said car was CPO and had CPO warranty. Dealer didnt submit papers and says my fault!! next car not a Volvo. 
Oct 2011

72500 mi

US $500
Replaced sway bar end links and control arms because bushings were cracking. These items are known and common to this model. Had new tires installed and then got car alighted. Replaced coolant and spark plugs too. 
Jul 2012

82500 mi

US $2000
rear wheel bearings. front subframe bushings. rear rotors and pads. 
Feb 2013

90700 mi

US $550
ball joints - front 
Nov 2015

122700 mi

US $260
Replaced leaking front shocks with Sachs shocks 
Jan 2016

123700 mi

US $151
Drivers door open alarm goes off when signaling left, actuator and drivers window didnt work. it was not the actuator. was a broken wire in loom going to the drivers door. i replaced the actuator which was good. it is a wire going to door 
Jun 2016

129000 mi

US $615
Replaced control arm bushings 
Feb 2017

134000 mi

US $325
Drivers door actuator. Second time. Part under warranty from FCP. I will get credit for the part. Didnt believe it went after one year. Part was replaced last year when old one was still good. it was negative ground in B pilar. 
Jun 2017

137000 mi

US $265
CEL came on. Repaired something with the PCV. Sold the car the next day. Replaced it with a lower mileage XC90. New owner should have a lot of trouble free miles with the car. 
Volvo XC90 in Illinois, United States
Dec 2007 - May 2013
Feb 2012

72000 mi
Key stuck in the ignition. Ignition cylinder was replaced. 
Volvo XC90 in Wisconsin, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Nov 2009

41000 mi
loose right front tie-rod 
Volvo XC90 in New York, United States
May 2009 - Jul 2018
Oct 2009

44300 mi
Spring on fuel door broke and was replaced. Pinch sensor on window of driver's door malfunctioned and was re-programmed by dealer. 
Jun 2011

62000 mi

US $30
Faulty electrical connector on left low beam requires replacement. Left front sidemarker bulb also required replacement. 
Jun 2012

75000 mi

US $500
AC Condenser replaced due to leak. 
Sep 2013

86000 mi

US $90
AC compressor clutch retaining bolt fell out and clutch fell off AC compressor. Parts were reattached by mechanic and AC is operational. Repair took approximately 1 hour. 
May 2014

94000 mi
Replaced worn rear shock absorbers 
Sep 2014

95000 mi

US $180
Faulty AC refrigerant temperature sensor replaced. 
Jul 2017

110000 mi

US $800
Torn intercooler hose caused hesitation and stumbling. Replaced intercooler hose, spark plugs and air filter. 
Sep 2017

112000 mi

US $1000
Oil leak. Replaced multiple gaskets. Problem was not fixed. I am living with it for now. My mechanic cannot find the source of the leak. 
Jul 2018

120000 mi

US $180
Engine was missing under acceleration. Coil packs and spark plugs were replaced. 
Volvo XC90 in Virginia, United States
Feb 2010 - May 2015
Apr 2010

41000 mi

US $452
Passenger's side door lock would not work (sounded as if there were a broken chain or linkage when the auto lock feature was engaged). Parts installed (or at least that was the description) and the issue has disappeared. 
Dec 2011

69000 mi

US $350
LR hub bearing replacement 
Jul 2012

75700 mi

US $600
Ball joint rubber, front left wheel, excessive wear required replacement or (told) wheel might off. 
Volvo XC90 in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2007 - Jun 2011
Jun 2008

19840 mi

C $200
Original brake controller installation was done improperly by the dealership. Did not want to go back to the dealership since they treated me poorly the first time. 
Volvo XC90 in New Brunswick, Canada
Feb 2010 - Jun 2015
Apr 2015

82140 mi

C $500
Angle gear resealed and rear driveshaft coupler 

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2006 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

turbocharged 182hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 6-speed manual AWD

Volvo XC90 in Great Britain
Nov 2009 - Aug 2010
Apr 2010

74000 mi

£320
Track rod end failure. Engine still has constant stutter at 70mph. No issue found by dealer. Going back in for cold start at dealership as exhaust manifold/turbo is leaking fumes when engine is cold... 
Jun 2010

76000 mi
Rear wiper motor replaced. 
Jul 2010

76000 mi
Rear prop shaft and transfer box replaced because of leaking seals. 
Aug 2010

76000 mi
Prop shaft whining when traded car in. Started doing this after the repair. 

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2006 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

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

Volvo XC90 in Washington, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2015

135500 mi

US $800
Alternator died and was replaced. 
Jun 2016

153000 mi

US $1028
Front Control Arms and ball joints replaced. 
Nov 2016

156700 mi

US $2400
Shock, strut, and spring replacement for worn items. 
Jun 2017

174500 mi

US $120
Accessory drive belt and one pulley replacement. Pulley had a scratch which was wearing the belt very quickly. Third belt replacement in six months, but should be fully repaired with the pulley. 
Volvo XC90 in Tennessee, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2015

76000 mi

US $190
Replaced worn right front spring cap Replaced lower control arm bushings on both sides. 
Dec 2015

88000 mi

US $2700
Main engine seal leaking/fixed. Both valve covers leaking/repaired 
Jan 2016

103000 mi

US $2400
Oil leak from main bearing seal and valve cover gaskets. 
Dec 2016

105000 mi

US $180
Front passenger door lock mechanism gears stripped, replaced unit. 
Mar 2017

109000 mi

US $300
Worn ball joint replaced. Replaced drain lines and traps from sunroof. 
Jan 2018

124000 mi

US $190
Replaced o-ring on power steering line where pressure line enters rack assembly. 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Jan 2009 - Apr 2014
Jun 2009

52000 mi

US $250
Front passenger door lock does not work electronically, motor replaced at an independent Volvo repair shop. 
Mar 2010

61000 mi

US $400
Front control arm bushings cracked. 
Feb 2014

78300 mi

US $900
Drive/Serpentine Belt Tensioner made loud noise. Dealer replaced Pulley, Tensioner and the belt. Transmission stay in first gear too long then jump directly to 3rd and skip the 2nd gear. Dealer update the software then problem is gone. 
Volvo XC90 in Michigan, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2009

37000 mi
Rear hub bearing. 
Volvo XC90 in Indiana, United States
Aug 2016 - Jul 2018
Aug 2016

153000 mi

US $150
Loose steering, repaired by replacing both front lower control arms and ball-joints. 
Oct 2016

153000 mi
Lower than expected fuel economy, replaced worn OEM spark plugs. 
May 2018

178000 mi

US $400
Replaced leaking valve cover gaskets, also required replacement of intake manifold gaskets. 
Volvo XC90 in Great Britain
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

101000 mi

£700
Replace tension pulleys and serpentine belt ( maintenance interval by Volvo too long should be 75,000 miles. replace track rod end (probably caused by pot hole in road); carried out replacement transmission fluid shortly after car purchase. 
Feb 2018

108000 mi

£680
Replace Transmission Shift Lever Cables Replace suspension bushes front and rear ( 4 in all) Fit Parking Brake Adjusters ( parking brake factory fitted is known to be inefficient and frequent MOT Fail fitting after market adjusters said to improve performance) Replace fuel filler flap hinge 
Volvo XC90 in Colorado, United States
Oct 2016 - Mar 2018
Apr 2017

132000 mi

US $950
Power Steering pump replacement 
Nov 2017

139500 mi

US $250
Overflow reservoir cracked it’s nozzle. 
Volvo XC90 in Indiana, United States
Dec 2006 - Mar 2010
Oct 2006

4500 mi
Power steering pump making loud noises. Radio speakers still cut out. Rear tire loses 20lbs. of pressure every other day. Blue tooth continues to hang up. 
Nov 2006

5500 mi
Power steering pump making racket-see metal filings in fluid. Told it is a pulley, not pump. Wait two weeks for part. Rear tire continues losing pressure. Radio speakers continue to cut out 
Dec 2006

7500 mi
Rear speakers continue to be problem-reported to Volvo Cust Service (car has been in 5 Times now for problem-including before I leased). Rear tire continues to lose pressure. 
Dec 2007

7500 mi
Rear speakers cut out still. Been in 5 times for this (once before leased) Rear tire continues to lose pressure. 
Jan 2008

21000 mi

US $100
Second axle replacement-bearings. 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2015
Jul 2014

103500 mi

US $300
Sensor in AC system replaced; AC recharged 
Mar 2015

112000 mi

US $400
Tailgate lock broken 
Volvo XC90 in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2007 - Jun 2013
Apr 2009

55000 mi

US $600
new wheel bearings 
Jan 2011

90600 mi

US $50
replaced fuse for wipers 
Mar 2011

95000 mi

US $1500
wheel bearing, tire rods replaced rear axle replaced new bearings, rear axle, tie rods 
Jul 2011

98000 mi

US $200
A/c blower would turn off 
Aug 2011

99000 mi

US $4000
Replaced transmission 
Volvo XC90 in Saudi Arabia
Aug 2008 - Jan 2014
Nov 2008

33480 mi
- Steering wheels tiking noise when turining - Damaged Rear Window Rubber Trim 
Feb 2013

104940 mi

﷼1333
Change Steering Wheel Pump because of leakage... 
Sep 2013

114700 mi
Gear Box Repair 
Volvo XC90 in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

33790 mi
Clunking sound from steering when parking etc. Dealer replaced both steering follower arms and joints at no charge. Problem fixed. 
Volvo XC90 in Massachusetts, United States
- Sep 2006
Sep 2006

100 mi
The power steering unit was leaking fluid. The Rack was replaced. 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
- Mar 2008
Apr 2007

21968 mi
PMS Upgrade for seat issue 
Mar 2008

37016 mi
Replace Brake Booster 
Volvo XC90 in Colorado, United States
- Aug 2009
Aug 2009

30800 mi

US $1500
Vehicle climate control module replaced under warranty. 
Volvo XC90 in Vermont, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Mar 2015

110000 mi

US $750
Pulley boss broke off of pulley resulting in the need for all pulleys and associated parts to be replaced. Cost could have been much worse (timing chain cover replacement) if not for a creative fix by the mechanic. ( he machined a part) 
Sep 2015

121000 mi

US $200
Replaced various front end components that were worn out. Swaybar links and tie rod ends. 
Jan 2016

US $283
Replaced alternator, took around 8 hours and the part was $283.00. 
Mar 2016

136000 mi

US $78
Replaced control arms 
Jun 2016

139000 mi

US $30
Heater/Cooling Blower fan died. Culprit was the blower motor resistor. $30 part on eBay and a few hours to install. 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Jan 2011
Mar 2009

48000 mi

US $350
Fender liner deteriorated. Dealer, Volvo of Orange County CLAIMS owner ran over something to cause issue. Owner states he did not, in fact there would be scratches under the car if this happened. Dealership told customer "We don't owe him anything."  
Jan 2011

78000 mi

US $250
abs system lights on 
Volvo XC90 in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

129000 mi

US $1800
Needed a new alternator, Also needed new front brakes- pads and rotors 
Volvo XC90 in Sweden
Jul 2009 - Feb 2011
Sep 2009

29140 mi
Steering column replaced due to unusual gap and movement up and down 
Apr 2010

30380 mi
Windshield wiper arm broken, rear door, not easy to replace the blade without damaging the arm. 
Volvo XC90 in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2012
Dec 2009

62000 mi

US $175
GPS and Radio lost power and would reset. 
Volvo XC90 in Argentina
Dec 2010 - Apr 2011
Jan 2011

47740 mi

$100
One of the suspension support stuts broke whilst on holiday and took car to garage where they mended the part. I'm now awaiting a new suspension strut. 
Volvo XC90 in District of Columbia, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2014
Jul 2010

63000 mi

US $500
60,000 mile service and replace tie rod end. 
Dec 2011

87000 mi
replace idler pully. $1300 with maintenance. 
May 2013

108700 mi

US $3000
replace tire, control arms, and align 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Dec 2009 - Sep 2016
Mar 2014

113000 mi

US $165
Power steering fluid needed to be flushed. 
Jul 2016

137000 mi

US $700
check engine light. Fuel pressure sensor needed replacement. 
Volvo XC90 in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2009 - Jan 2013
Feb 2009

24800 mi
Bi Xenon headlights continue to readjust high and very low while driving. Seems to happen within the first 10 mins. of driving and when the headlight switch is not in auto position. Noisy lifters for 30-60 secs. when first started. Grumbling/whistling noise when A/C button is in auto and blower motor is on. Rear speakers would cut in and out. It was because Dolby Pro Logic was turned on while radio signal was not strong enough. Electrical acc. will turn on long before ignition switch is in 1st position. 
Jul 2009

29140 mi
Spoke to mechanic directly with test drive and discovered the whistling/grumbling noise was the A/C compressor. clunking noise when backing out of driveway. replaced A/C compressor. replaced steering rack. 
Sep 2009

29760 mi
torn door weather strip high pressure washers for headlights 
Nov 2009

31000 mi
Squeaky rear window wiper motor. The squeak went away if used constantly for a couple of minutes. Dealer was very helpful about getting it fixed and ordered a new motor. Replaced wiper motor and washed car. 
Dec 2010

41540 mi

C $130
Bad bearing in Idler pulley for Serpentine belt. Replaced with new dealer pulley. Took one day for part to be ordered in. 
May 2012

50320 mi
Drivers window would not stay up when the switch was used in auto. Reset the window by pulling the fuse while in operation, turned off key, then reinstalled fuse and rolled window up in manual and held it in closed for 10 sec. 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Oct 2011 - Apr 2012
Jan 2012

99000 mi
abs and brake assist service light and text came on but has recently disappeared. 
Mar 2012

102000 mi

US $1200
noisy belts or pulley 
Volvo XC90 in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2010 - Jan 2017
Sep 2010

73200 mi

US $400
transmission kicks occasionally, was suggested to update TCM software, kicks are still there... 
Jan 2011

79000 mi
transmission would kick and get stuck in neutral, transmission service urgent light came on; transmission valve body was replaced; cost of $2400 was covered by the extended warranty 
Nov 2011

99000 mi
rear bushings 
Jul 2013

139700 mi

US $100
Had oil warning light come on although oil level was good. Dealer fixed the warning. Check engine light is also occasionally on, but dealer couldn't identify the problem, no repairs were done. 
May 2014

158000 mi
Replaced both front wheel bearings 
Jun 2014

160000 mi
Replaced front struts and lower control arms 
Feb 2015

172900 mi
Drive belt broke, replaced belt and pulley tensioner 
Apr 2015

176700 mi
Replaced power steering pump replaced worn out bolt joins 
Jun 2015

180000 mi
Replaced contact reel because anti-skid was not working 
Volvo XC90 in Missouri, United States
Mar 2014 - Nov 2014
Sep 2014

73000 mi

US $700
Replace unknown fluid with Volvo spec fluid 
Nov 2014

73000 mi
Dealer said the transmission had to be replaced after a previous 2500 was spent on transmission repairs. 
Volvo XC90 in Colorado, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

104000 mi

US $2900
Full front end suspension refresh including front shocks, bushings, sway bar 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2016
Mar 2012

77000 mi

US $80
Pressure sensor in haldex failed, AWD would not engage Lower control arm bushings failed. 
Apr 2012

77000 mi
Knocking noise in front end when backing and turning quickly. Mechanic diagnosed steering rack and replaced under warranty. 
May 2012

78200 mi
New steering rack failed within 300 miles. Knocking noise during parking. Replaced. 
Jul 2012

80000 mi
Knocking noise in steering, disconnected variable speed steering sensor, noise went away, reconnected sensor, noise did not return, dealer cannot explain, proposed corrosion issues, under warranty on this item still 
Sep 2012

84000 mi
rebuilt steering rack knocking during parking maneuvers. R/R rack and align. 
Dec 2012

87000 mi
Volvo Cars NA replace steering rack again due to internal knocking noise, experienced during low speed parking maneuvers. Reman'ed rack installed again. Corporate involved. 
Jul 2013

96000 mi

US $15
Fuel door hinge failed. Will no longer stay shut due to plastic holding spring breaking. $15 part at dealer. 
May 2014

108700 mi

US $150
Fuel Pressure Sensor caused check engine light, owner replaced. 
Dec 2015

134000 mi

US $1500
Power steering pump leaking 
Volvo XC90 in Colorado, United States
May 2013 - Jul 2014
Jul 2013

83000 mi
Passenger side wheel bearing going out. Just bought the XC90 less than a month ago. Dealer did not want to fix because the warranty hadn't started. Dealer stated that I could bring the car back in a month. Going back today. 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2014
Dec 2012

98000 mi

US $800
radiator failed, allowing trans fluid in cooling system 
Feb 2014

105900 mi

US $350
a/c compressor control solenoid failed 
Volvo XC90 in Utah, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2014
Jun 2014

111000 mi

US $570
Check engine light came on, the Fuel Rail Pressure sensor had to be replaced. Dealer could only get volvo oem parts it would of been about $100-$150 cheaper if I could of purchased a 3rd party part. 

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2006 Volvo XC90 4-door

turbocharged 6-cylinder automatic AWD

Volvo XC90 in South Africa
Jun 2010 - Dec 2014
Jul 2010

60760 mi
Transmission service urgent warning came on. Transmission flushed and warning reset. Gearbox broke down completely one week later. 
Aug 2010

60760 mi
After transmission flush less than two weeks passed. Suddenly lost reverse gear and on way to shop lost first gear. Transmission extensively rebuilt 
Jun 2012

74400 mi
Tapping sound from drivetrain diagnosed as worn propshaft replaced at cost of US$2000 but covered by extended warranty 
Jul 2013

82460 mi
Ignition switch broke 
Volvo XC90 in Great Britain
Jul 2010 - Sep 2013
Jun 2012

71000 mi

£350
Nav unit failed - DVD required replacement parts and RSE remote repaired at same time 

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2005.5 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

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

Volvo XC90 in Colorado, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2014
Jun 2011

90000 mi

US $650
Alternator failure. Replaced alternator brushes. Replaced front strut spring seats. 
Nov 2012

107700 mi

US $270
Idler bearings replaced 
Jun 2013

115000 mi

US $1200
Fuel pump failure. Fuel pump replaced. 
Oct 2013

119500 mi

US $700
Check engine light, codes indicated O2 sensors failed. 
Jan 2014

122000 mi

US $600
The ignition broke and had to be replaced. The Key couldn't turn because of the failure and the car could not be started. 
Jul 2014

127000 mi
Catalytic converter is failing. Will cost $800-1200. Oil leak in rear and front mail seals. Oil leak in the oil pan.  Transmission stutters between 2nd and 3rd and 3rd and 4th gears. Probably a valve body at a minimum looking at another $2000k in repairs or if the whole trans need to be replaced $6000-8000. Power steering pump leaking. 

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