Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,000 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2003 Volvo XC90:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2003 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 132006

XC90 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles


An update to ODI #10068267 regarding right rear wheel bearing failure. This failure originally occurred at 22K miles. Another failure occurred in May 2006 (same wheel) at 52K miles. I refused to pay for the repair which was over $250. Eventually negotiated paying 50% of the labor at dealer cost (about $60) with Volvo picking up the cost of the part. Was told later by a different dealer service representative that 'wheel bearing failures are frequent on the XC90' and that 'the part is not robust enough for the size of the vehicle'.

- Fairport, NY, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?