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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
132,344 miles

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2003 Volvo XC90 miscellaneous problems

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2003 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 102014


  • 114,687 miles


When this vehicle was purchased it started within 4 days to have problems with the transmission, after the transmission the transfer case began to have problems, so the vehicle was placed in the shop before the thirty days tags could expire and both parts were rebuilt by an outside company which was added to the original price tag of the vehicle. Then a year later the vehicle was placed in the shop for the turbo's had gone out on the vehicle on April 11, 2015 until current date. They are now saying the vehicle has a blown head gasket and it is still in the shop.

- Ahoskie, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 041983

XC90 5-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
2003 Volvo XC90 engine cut off suddenly while driving ~70mph on the highway. Was lucky I was able to make it to the side of the road without being hit or stalled in the middle of the roadway. Dealer unable to diagnose the problem. I believe this could have potentially caused a fatal accident considering the speeds at which other cars were travelling and the potential to be stranded in the road. Car has been serviced regularly.

- Tamarac, FL, USA

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