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2016 Volvo XC90 repairs by problem area

Engine (10%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (43%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (25%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 102 repairs.
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2016 Volvo XC90 repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (9%)

< $100 (83%)

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Chart based on 46 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

twincharged 316hp 2.0L I4 Plug-in Hybrid 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo XC90 in Vermont, United States
Apr 2016 - Jul 2020
Dec 2016

6000 mi
Check engine light came on. Code for high voltage battery cooling problem. Volvo consulted and it was a software glitch with nothing actually wrong with car. 
Sep 2017

10000 mi
Software update, driver's seat making clunking sound and seat back wobbled. They replaced a part. The seat back wobbles far less now. The clunk is a bit better. I think that there is still something not quite right. There is still a clunk coming from the thigh extension. I will ask next time the car is in for service. 
Jul 2018

15000 mi
AC Drain line kinked. Backed up onto floor. Corroded some computer connections and fried the vision module. All replaced and fixed under warranty 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

2000 mi
Volvo OnCall was not working. It took some time to upgrade the software to get it to work. Since this car does not have a spare tire, it's quite crucial to have OnCall work. Surprisingly it did not work off the door. 
Jan 2017

7000 mi
"Brake Paddle Characteristic Changed. Service Required" message popped up while in normal driving condition. It turned out to be faulty booster & terminals. Repaired under original warranty. This type of repair could be expensive w/o warant. 
Jul 2017

11000 mi
Foot motion sensor drew too much current when car was parking. It drained the battery in 2-3 weeks. 
Apr 2018

18000 mi
Fix water leak through the seal of moon roof. 
Volvo XC90 in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2016 - Aug 2018
Aug 2017

8000 mi
Outdoor thermometer was inaccurate. Temperature sensor was replaced. 
Feb 2018

10000 mi
Water leaked down from rear view mirror area. Appeared to be common problem, so was resolved quickly. 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2020
Jun 2017

10000 mi
The vehicle had a software update @ 10,000 miles to fixed some glitches in the infotainment system. 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2020
Oct 2019

27000 mi
Dealer left cap on coolant reservoir untightened. Check engine light came on for low coolant. 

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2016 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

twincharged 316hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo XC90 in Utah, United States
Aug 2017 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

30000 mi
Supercharger seals failed. 2nd time it's been in for this problem. 
Volvo XC90 in Texas, United States
Oct 2016 - Dec 2019
Feb 2017

16000 mi
A/C stopped working, was due to software problems in the Sensus vehicle management system. Software reflash fixed the issue. Vehicle was vibrating when braking, due to warped rotors. Rotors were replaced at no charge. Minor body trim adjustments were made. 
Sep 2017

21000 mi
A/C cut out again, dealer replaced A/C pressure valve to try to remedy the situation, along with another software update to remedy system rebooting. 
Volvo XC90 in Louisiana, United States
Sep 2015 - May 2017
May 2017

32000 mi
Sunroof leaked in heavy rain. Volvo knew about the issue and had a repair. I was pleased with their service. It also had a blind spot indicator problem. They're fixing that but had to order a new steering wheel angle sensor. Should be done next week. Installed new steering angle sensor. 
Volvo XC90 in Bulgaria
Nov 2015 - Jun 2020
Jun 2017

6200 mi
Replaced suspension parts under warranty. 
Jun 2019

15500 mi

$500
Broken hood opening lever replaced. 
Volvo XC90 in Germany
Mar 2016 - Jun 2020
Aug 2017

16120 mi

€140
Replaced rotors (warranty) but paid to upgrade pads (above warranty replacement). Seems like driving Autobahn speeds puts a bit too much heat on pads intended for US market so I asked for the Euro-spec pads. Software upgrade. 
Dec 2018

30347 mi

€200
Replaced worn rear brake pads. 
Volvo XC90 in Texas, United States
Aug 2016 - Jul 2018
Jun 2018

43000 mi
Minor leak near the rear view mirror in heavy rain only. Turned out being a clogged sunroof drain tube. Unfortunately, they broke the windshield during the repair, so it took 5 days (ordering new heated windshield). Otherwise, the leak would have been fixed during scheduled maintenance. 
Volvo XC90 in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2015 - Aug 2018
Oct 2015

4405 mi
Center console screen, not starting up. updated software 
Dec 2015

7966 mi
Horn muted, replaced horns 
Apr 2016

14446 mi
brakes still squealing, checked again okay 
Mar 2017

32595 mi
brakes are squealing all the time - replace rear rotors & pads Rear tire loosing air - small leak fixed 
Sep 2017

42890 mi
High pitch sound from engine compartment Checked codes and confirmed found noise and replaced Oil Trap box. 
Oct 2017

42970 mi
Car towed to dealer - Spark plugs & Pistons replaced and outlet charger hose replaced All gaskets replaced 
Volvo XC90 in Virginia, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

30000 mi
Sunroof gasket kept snagging on other sun roof parts and pulling off...big time leak into car. Volvo replaced retractable glass entirely. OK now 
Volvo XC90 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2016 - Sep 2020
Dec 2017

13640 mi
Water leaking oil from sunroof. Broken seal to be replaced. waiting for part. 
Feb 2018

13640 mi
Dealer lost the order for the part to fix the roof. Finally got it, took better part of a day to fix it but couldnt.. something went wrong. Ordered more parts and had the car for 4 days plus the weekend. 
Volvo XC90 in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2016 - Jan 2019
Apr 2017

9796 mi
Sunroof leak into head console unit (auto wipers/headlights/drive assist) Sunroof seal replaced 
Dec 2017

13020 mi
Crankshaft bearing seal failed. Losing oil, and oil on serpentine belt. Dealr had issues getting the tools to replace the bearing. 
Dec 2018

27280 mi

C $1700
Brakes all around to fix major shimmy (didn't fix it) and dashboard computer to fix tailgate that wouldn't open 
Volvo XC90 in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2020
Feb 2017

10000 mi
Car battery was dead. Jumped but continued to drain battery only charging at 60% 
Volvo XC90 in Texas, United States
Oct 2015 - Dec 2017
Aug 2016

5000 mi
sunroof motor system was grinding, replaced with new. 
Oct 2017

12000 mi
Sunroof wasn't sealed correctly and water leaked in during a car-wash. Dealer pulled sunroof assembly and re-sealed. 
Dec 2017

15000 mi
During a routine car wash, water leaked in through the sunroof near the C-pillar 
Volvo XC90 in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
Oct 2015 The Volvo On Call remote control module doesn't work properly. 
Jul 2016

3300 mi
Battery low charging message popped out if the car is not driven for a few days. The start/stop function doesn't work because of low battery. 
Volvo XC90 in Virginia, United States
Oct 2015 - Mar 2019
Nov 2016

7300 mi
Low battery, power saving mode comes on frequently 
Jan 2019

26000 mi
Left rear outside door handle does not fully retract. 
Volvo XC90 in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2015 - Jan 2016
Dec 2015

3000 mi
Car engine computer "froze" and automatically set electronic parking brake. Ignition failed to start engine and car needed to be towed to dealer for analysis. Computer software was upgraded and problem seems to have been resolved. 
Volvo XC90 in Arizona, United States
Aug 2015 - Jul 2020
Dec 2015

2000 mi
Software Refresh. 
Mar 2017

16830 mi
Interior Trim Panel came loose. Ordered fasteners to reattach. Interior Trim Panel came loose. Ordered fasteners to reattach. 
Apr 2017

17767 mi
Interior panel clips replaced from previous visit. 
Sep 2017

23000 mi
Navigation system stopped working properly. Hardware was replaced to fix it. 
Feb 2018

27876 mi
Rear View Mirror loose. Anti Rattle Tape applied Replaced Spark Plugs - RECALL 
Jun 2018

34000 mi
Navigation module replaced 
Jul 2018

32874 mi
Seal around trunk falling off. Replaced seal Replaced Secondary and Primary Battery due to code B129F96. 
Jul 2020

49160 mi

US $859
O2 Sensor and Oil Trap replaced 
Volvo XC90 in Virginia, United States
Aug 2015 - Mar 2018
Sep 2016

12000 mi
Drive unit replaced on tailgate. Auto open/close of tailgate was not working properly. 
Dec 2016

13000 mi
Navigation system was stuck in one location. Needed to be reset and could not be done by me. 
Volvo XC90 in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2015 - Mar 2019
Jan 2017

19200 mi
Power was lost to all wheel drive. Only you had front wheel drive. Was a lose connection. Service All wheel drive light turned on. No physical issues were felt. It was an issue with the electrical connection to the AWD. 
Apr 2017

37820 mi
Car thought that there was a trailer attached, turned off blind spot notification 
Jan 2018

34100 mi
Fuse on rear passenger seat heat 
Jul 2018

39680 mi
Leaky sun roof Leather on Dash split 
Nov 2018

49600 mi
Doors would freeze open when temp dipped below zero. Apparently there is a gasket or something inside of the door that deflects water from the mechanics, it needed to be adjusted/ replaced. 
Volvo XC90 in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2016 - Sep 2016
Aug 2016

7000 mi
Rattle in headliner/sunroof assembly Senses voice control was unreliable Repair to sunroof to fix rattle was unsuccessful. Car began leaking into front passenger foot wells and ruined headliner. Volvo bought the car back the following month. 
Volvo XC90 in Oregon, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

5000 mi
Radio would stay on causing battery drain. 
Dec 2016

6000 mi
Oil leak after recent service Low battery warning 
May 2017

9000 mi
Auto stop feature not working. Battery recharged. 
Apr 2018

18000 mi
Auto stop not working. Battery cell not holding charge. Battery replaced. 
Volvo XC90 in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2016 - Aug 2017
Jul 2016

2000 mi

US $2
The outside temperature sensor was not working properly. But the dealership only updated the software. Faulty outside temperature sensor. 
Aug 2016

2800 mi
Water leaks behind the rear view mirror. 
Sep 2016

4000 mi
Central control unit was replaced. 
Nov 2016

6500 mi
A warning light came on and dealer upgraded the software. Mildew smell. Rattle from back seat area. 
Apr 2017

9000 mi
The BLIS system stopped working and cameras were out of order though all the cameras were clean. Brakes are squeaking again after several thousand miles. 
May 2017

9500 mi
Popping sound still could be heard. Driver side lower and upper control arms were replaced. Shock absorber was replaced. Popping up noise could still be heard. Bolts were tightened and front brake calipers were replaced. The steering wheel makes a pop-up noise when I brake and make a right turn. When accelerating uphill at 30-45 mph, there are rattling noises coming from the dashboard. Dealership couldn't duplicate the noise though a technician did hear it when I drove the vehicle. 
Jun 2017

11000 mi
Steering box was leaking. Whole steering box was replaced. This fixed the popping noise. 
Volvo XC90 in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2016 - Dec 2019
Sep 2016

4000 mi
Outside thermometer bad; replaced for the 2nd time in less than a month 
Apr 2017

12000 mi
Had to change the IHU (Internal Head Unit) for the Center dash display. It had a continuous boot issue and a software update did not fix the problem. Appears corrected now. 
May 2017

15000 mi
Cruise control and wiper sensor bad. Dealership replaced sensor for cruise control and reprogrammed software. 
Sep 2017

20000 mi
Sunroof would not operate. Had to have software updated. 
May 2018

29000 mi

US $880
Rear brakes pads and rotors replacement 
Sep 2018

36000 mi
Brakes vibrating even after rear pads and rotors changed at 30,000 miles 
Dec 2018

40000 mi
This was the 3rd trip for a integral display going blank issue. Software 1st time, Wiring 2nd time then IHU (Integrated Head Unit) replaced 3rd time. All under warranty but would have been over a $5000 repair. 
Nov 2019

51000 mi
Fuel Door latch replaced, broken 
Volvo XC90 in South Carolina, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2020
Jun 2016

4000 mi
Outside air temperature sensor required replacing. 
Aug 2016

6000 mi
Outside air temperature indication. Sensor was determined bad but could not be replaced due to dealer not having spare part stock. Also, dealer performed sunroof switch recall software update. 
Sep 2016

7000 mi
Outside air sensor failed again. Sensor was replaced. 
Apr 2020

37000 mi

US $150
2016 and later Volvo XC90s have a separate auxiliary battery that carries electrical load when the Auto Stop/Start system has stopped the engine at street lights, stop signs, etc.... That auxiliary battery failed and caused the Auto Stop/Start system to stop disabling the engine when the car stops, again stop lights, stop signs, etc... Dealer/Volvo declared the auxiliary battery a wear part and would not replace under warranty. 
Volvo XC90 in Alaska, United States
Feb 2016 - Apr 2017
Jun 2016

3000 mi
This is difficult to categorize. The fix was a software update as that was the official problem. The reporting error was insufficient battery charge. Volvo had a software update. 

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2016 Volvo XC90 4dr SUV

turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Volvo XC90 in Virginia, United States
Feb 2017 - Jul 2018
Apr 2017

14000 mi
Sunroof leaks, gasket came loose from glass 
Jul 2018

35000 mi

US $400
Squeal from right front. Dealer replaced front pads/rotors warranty TSB. Rear pads over half worn on one side, I paid to replace as tech said they wouldn't make next PM. I inspected used parts, really didn't like the wear pattern. I usually get far better wear; tech said hill hold and brake programming out of my control results in reduced friction material life. Now front squealing again; IR temp gun showed 40 degree delta between right and left rotors after commute. Car now back at dealer. 
Volvo XC90 in Alaska, United States
Nov 2016 - Dec 2018
Dec 2018

6000 mi
The CEL had been lit up and I took the vehicle into the dealership, who performed an upgrade and cleared the codes.  

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