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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,000 miles

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2003 Volvo XC90 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #3

May 102015


  • 111,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Volvo XC90. While driving at approximately 55 mph, fuel fumes emitted into the vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that fuel was all over the exhaust pipe and the bottom of the fuel tank. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump was crack and leaking fuel. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN number was not included in NHTSA campaign: 09V483000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 111,000.

- Enfield, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 132015


  • 141,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Volvo XC90. The contact stated that fuel fumes emitted in and around the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician diagnosed that there was a leak in the fuel pump. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and confirmed that the VIN was not associated with NHTSA campaign number: 09V483000 (fuel system, gasoline). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 141,000.

- Philadelphia , PA, USA

problem #1

May 252005


  • miles
My XC90 Volvo is very disappointing the dash board on the car completely fails no nothing no gas, speedometer every things goes out. In the night time its very scary its completely dark I don't know how fast I'm going how much gas I have its scary. Now the fuel pump is gone and the navigation system burned out I cut the car on heard a pop then I smelled something burning the navigation system hasn't worked since.

- Manasass, VA, USA

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