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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,500 miles

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2003 Volvo XC90 engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 212005

XC90 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,500 miles


Following a loud "bang", the engine started making a very loud and suspicious noise. Mooers Volvo in richmond, Virginia claimed that they "could not recreate the noise" and therefore would not perform any warranty repairs. A local mechanic agreed that the engine was indeed making a very loud noise and found that the PCV vacuum tube assembly was cracked. Further investigation found that a service bulletin (#2-25-0038) had been issued for this problem, but mooers Volvo refused to make the repairs under warranty.

- Toano, VA, USA

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