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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,545 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #2

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 #1

Feb 012003


  • 15,090 miles
The consumer purchased new tires because of extreme wear at low mileage. The 2003 Volvo XC90 had numerous problems that had to be corrected on a regular basis. The lug nuts were replaced twice due to rust when the vehicle was delivered, unable to turn the ignition, radio was inoperative and the left door could not be opened due to the problem with the seat molding. After 15K plus miles, the tires had worn smooth to the cord. (tire-perrilli scorpion)

- Barrington, RI, USA

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