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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Volvo XC90 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 302008

XC90 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles


Ignition key is removable while car is in gear thus allowing vehicle to roll after key has been removed. Manufacturer is aware of the defect, but does not claim responsibility. My concern is someone thinking the vehicle is in park, but is in gear and the vehicle potentially harms someone.

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

problem #2

Jan 152004

XC90 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
While driving under snowing conditions emergency brake engaged automatically, causing the driver to temporarily lose control of the vehicle. When the emergency brake engaged it only locked the passenger side rear wheel. This incident occurred twice in the same day.

- Fairhaven, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 182003

XC90 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Problems with the emergency brake system. Car was in the shop three times for a total of six weeks. Entire system was replaced using parts that will be available on the 2005 models.

- Towson, MD, USA

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