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2008 Volvo XC90 repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

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

Other (4%)

Chart based on 112 repairs.
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2008 Volvo XC90 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (9%)

$100 - $499 (35%)

< $100 (36%)

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Chart based on 99 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Volvo XC90

Engine not specified

Volvo XC90 in Hawaii, United States
Sep 2011 - May 2014
May 2014

67000 mi
Dealer identified rotted/worn engine mounts and worn front tires. Sold vehicle to buyer who knew and accepted outstanding maintenance needs. 

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2008 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

turbocharged 182hp 2.4L I5 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo XC90 in Iceland
Aug 2010 - Jun 2012
May 2011

23560 mi

Brake sensor stopped working 
Jan 2012

29760 mi
cruise control 

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2008 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

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

Volvo XC90 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2011 - Aug 2017
Mar 2012

44000 mi
Clock spring in Steering wheel associated with the anti-skid braking system. 
Sep 2013

66000 mi
Anti-Skid warning was displayed and dealer checked and replaced the clockspring and reprogrammed system. 
Nov 2014

76000 mi

US $700
Cooling fan failed to always come on when needed and needed to be replaced 
Jan 2015

69700 mi

US $600
Key ignition lock failed 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2016
Nov 2011

65300 mi

US $2000
water pump  Air conditioner 
Jan 2014

70200 mi

US $2900
compressor  steering rack 
Volvo XC90 in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2010 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

45000 mi
Multiple repairs over the past 2 months related to the tire pressure monitoring system. All unsuccessful, so terminated lease early. 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2016
Jul 2014

110000 mi

US $1500
Air conditioning needs to be fixed. Opted to wait. 
Jul 2015

126800 mi

US $1250
I had the ac blower replaced 
Jun 2016

146000 mi

US $300
Replaced shocks 
Jul 2016

146000 mi

US $60
Leaking AC coolant. Just added more for now. 
Volvo XC90 in Washington, United States
May 2016 - Dec 2016
Oct 2016

148000 mi

US $30
Replaced headlight bulb 
Volvo XC90 in Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Jan 2014
Mar 2013

52000 mi
Angle gear went bad. There was a lound clunking sound when turning during slow speeds. 
Volvo XC90 in Ohio, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2014
Nov 2013

62000 mi

US $1500
A/C delay in turning on passenger spring perch failed 
Jan 2014

64500 mi
Grinding on start up and smoke from right front of engine 
Mar 2014

67000 mi

US $200
Starter needed to be replaced as it was hanging up on the flywheel Replaced A/C compressor again under warranty. Also replaced idler pulleys at the same time 
Volvo XC90 in Washington, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

40000 mi
Backup sensors not working 
Volvo XC90 in Washington, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2009

18000 mi
Front end clunking noise. Noise was coming from rear bushing front lower control arm. Replaced bolt/nut set both sides per TNN 61-10. Warranty repair 
Jan 2010

25600 mi
Replace steering angle sensor module. Warranty repair. 
Jan 2011

38000 mi
Front end creaking and clunking at low speed turns. 
Oct 2013

71500 mi

US $400
Front drive line spline at hub needed to be tightened and epoxied/locktited. 
Jan 2014

74000 mi

US $200
Passenger airbag system fault. Reset and tested, fault did not return. 
Jun 2016

104000 mi

US $1500
Leaking power steering line. Warning light. Required alternator replacement. 
Sep 2016

106000 mi

US $900
Ball joints 
Jun 2017

116000 mi

US $200
Drive shaft spline needed to be tightened. 
May 2018

128000 mi

US $300
Would not shift into Park. Worn interlock part in shift knob. 
Volvo XC90 in Texas, United States
Jul 2010 - Apr 2017
Aug 2010

50000 mi

US $270
Passenger airbag light came up. Dealer re-attached power connector under seat that got unplug. 
Apr 2012

65500 mi

US $200
Camshaft Position Sensor bank 2 not working. Replaced sensor with a new one. $66 for a new sensor and $120 + tax for labor. 
Jun 2013

80000 mi

US $620
Radiator cooling fan stopped working. Replaced with a new fan (genuine Volvo part). 
Oct 2014

98500 mi

US $1302
Replaced failed alternator with BOSCH Remanufactured unit, $908. Replaced broken right front engine mount (spring seat), $394. 
Jan 2015

101500 mi

US $1177
Power steering pump failed at 101,000 miles. Replaced pump with Volvo remanufactured unit. Parts: $627 Labor: $550 Replaced broken left front engine mount (spring seat) Parts: $48 Labor: $150 
Sep 2015

110000 mi

US $270
Install failing headlight switch. Parts: $220. Labor: $50. 
Sep 2016

121000 mi

US $120
Replace failed right front XENON Headlight bulb 
Volvo XC90 in Wyoming, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2014
Jan 2014

57400 mi

US $285
AM quit working. Head unit contains AM/FM/NAV and connected by fiber optic. Repair required unit be sent to special facility with proper knowledge/equpt. Also over holidays so repair delayed. Vehicle back to me during repair. 

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2008 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volvo XC90 in Texas, United States
Nov 2014 - Jul 2017
Dec 2015

114000 mi

US $800
Both rear wheel bearings replaced. 
Jan 2017

138000 mi

US $88
I replaced the spark plugs. When I started the car, the check engine light came on and the car ran rough. I had a local mechanic look at it. It seems that I crossed the coil wires for the number 1 and 2 cylinders.  
Jul 2017

148000 mi

US $1600
The a/c compressor was replaced 
Volvo XC90 in Georgia, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

145000 mi

US $400
New AC compressor, dryer and recharge 
Aug 2016

148100 mi

US $140
PCV system was clogged and needed replaced 
Dec 2016

156000 mi

US $130
Replaced battery 
Sep 2017

163000 mi

US $55
Cracked coolant reservoir and hose 
Volvo XC90 in Florida, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2015
Feb 2009

7300 mi
Driver's side rear reverse and signal lights enclosures started fogging/having water penetration. Dealer replaced enclosures and bulb (don't know which one) under warranty and I was told that the water penetration was caused by a crack. 
Volvo XC90 in Texas, United States
- Feb 2008
Feb 2008

2000 mi
Ashtray in back seat replaced after falling out several times. Thumping noise after cold start at 18mph. Dealer said they repaired but it still occurs. 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Feb 2015
Jan 2014

88000 mi

US $376
Replace Fuel Pressure Rail sensor 
Mar 2014

91000 mi

US $3040
3 Engine mounts replaced. Front right, and 2 hydraulic mounts. 
Sep 2014

98000 mi

US $493
AC out, broken connection. New wiring harness installed. Front left and right fog lamp bulbs replaced. 
Jan 2015

US $1200
Replaced right rear signal housing and lower bulb. 
Volvo XC90 in Florida, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

57000 mi

US $100
Vibration during acceleration; Front right axle needed to be replaced 

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2008 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 3.2L I6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo XC90 in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2015
Jan 2012

30000 mi

US $120
lof hard starting 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

65000 mi

US $600
Ignition key lock did not turn anymore and was replaced. First temporarily repaired by AAA, had to use a screwdriver as a key for a couple of days. 
Nov 2017

86000 mi

US $400
door handle side cover lose 
Volvo XC90 in Washington, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2018
Jun 2011

35000 mi
Driver side plastic power seat side panel switch housing cracked on top and was replaced under original warranty 
Jul 2018

79060 mi

US $6
Replaced broken plastic strap that connects gas cap to vehicle 
Volvo XC90 in Ohio, United States
May 2015 - Feb 2018
Jun 2015

119000 mi

US $1000
Steering angle sensor replaced 
Oct 2017

151000 mi

US $100
I completed the repair myself. Alternator Decoupler Pulley Loud noise that dealer was unable to diagnose.  
Volvo XC90 in Oregon, United States
Mar 2008 - May 2010
Nov 2008

13900 mi
Faulty CEM 
Volvo XC90 in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2017 - Aug 2018
Nov 2017

131000 mi

US $650
one way clutch at bottom of engine managed serpentine belt 
Volvo XC90 in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

118000 mi

US $2800
Replace fuel pump  rebuild main computer. 
Jun 2018

122000 mi
Fuel pump went bad again. Replaced with a better one. 
Volvo XC90 in Iowa, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

159000 mi

US $350
Oil box needed rebuilt 
May 2018

165000 mi

US $150
Replaced bushings in front and rear of SUV 
Volvo XC90 in Connecticut, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2012
Sep 2010

13000 mi

US $145
Broken LCD for DVD's, broken vent fins, stuck center console storage door. Stuck CD changer. 
Volvo XC90 in Connecticut, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2015
Apr 2015

79700 mi

US $500
needed a gas cap. $34 part, but I was charged $120 by dealer for computer diagnosis of "check engine" light Belt tension pulley very slight oil leak. bad seal on vacuum 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Oct 2011
Jan 2010

15000 mi
warranty repair to lower front control bushings 
Nov 2010

29800 mi
Creaking of front suspension at slow speed turn. Replaced left front upper strut bushing.  
Oct 2011

42000 mi
Left rear shock failed, leaking and noisy 
Volvo XC90 in Missouri, United States
Dec 2012 - Nov 2015
Jun 2015

100000 mi

US $200
Solenoid in valve body. Had to remove valve body and repair solenoid. 
Volvo XC90 in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2012

65999 mi

C $425
Lock cylinder would not go past position 1. Cylinder replaced by dealer under used car warranty 
Dec 2014

98580 mi

C $389
Defective accessory belt tensioner replace tensioner, belt and idler pully 
Jun 2016

114080 mi

C $10
Alternator light, loud grinding/rubbing noise. Loose bolt on cupler pulley. Cleaned, tightened with locktite. 
Dec 2016

120900 mi

C $214
defective MAP sensor replaced 
Jan 2017

C $46
Passenger side mirror glass fell out. 
Mar 2018

134540 mi

C $1650
Water pump seized. Replaced water pump, thermostat, idler pulley, tensioner, serpentine bely 
May 2018

136400 mi

C $3200
No charging, Replaced Alternator, Alternator coupling, Rear accessory coupling. serpentine belt. 
Volvo XC90 in Michigan, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2014
Sep 2012

58000 mi

US $700
Bearing malfunction on the rear wheel. 
Jan 2014

72000 mi

US $450
Powerlock on driver's side won't work. Powerlock motor was replaced. 
Volvo XC90 in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2017
Nov 2013

57000 mi

US $650
replace water pump 
Volvo XC90 in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2015
Apr 2014

71700 mi

US $207
Very good service at Secor 
Volvo XC90 in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2016
Jul 2015

119700 mi
Headlight out. (MK estimate) 
Jan 2016

128000 mi

US $35
The right headlight burnt out twice. The left headlight burnt out once. 
Volvo XC90 in Washington, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2017
Feb 2014

67700 mi
DVD player behind front passenger seat head rest stopped working. Since it was still under warranty, Volvo paid for it. 
Mar 2014

69000 mi
Heating fan stopped working which caused Volvo to overheat. Since it was still under warranty, Volvo replaced it. 
Jun 2015

84000 mi
Passenger front window glass would not close properly, going up and down. Not fixed. I still need to bring it back to the dealership to have it done (again). Update: problem later went away on its own. 
Volvo XC90 in Hawaii, United States
May 2014 - Aug 2017
Jan 2015

US $1890
Failed alternatator replaced. New battery installed. 
Apr 2016

76300 mi

US $350
replaced leaking gasket that was causing slow oil leak. 
Dec 2016

86000 mi

US $14
Broken windshield wiper hose coupling. Replaced myself. Cost of coupling was $14 at dealership. 
Aug 2017

94400 mi

US $1000
All new rotors and pads. Fuel rail pressure sensor replaced. Loose bolt in Alternator drive shaft caused coupling to related parts to be destroyed, resulting in total failure of vehicle's electrical systems, as well as bad battery. Alternator itself was fine. Bolt, coupling gear, related belt, and vehicle's battery all replaced. Damage could have potentially been avoided when alternator was replaced in 2015 by different dealership technicians. 
Volvo XC90 in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2011 - Jan 2014
Aug 2012

67700 mi

US $60
Seldom message " Anti-skid service required" diagnostics during regular oil change 
Aug 2013

77000 mi

US $468
check engine light Steering sensor replacment Driver door rubber trim loose message Anti-skid service required is gone now Drivers door rubber needed to be glued-in 
Dec 2013

81000 mi

US $16
Could be a corrosive contact, but greased and replaced low beam lightbolb anyway 

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