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CarComplaints.com Notes: The XC90 took its “freshman 15” of transmission complaints and turned it into a “sophomore 45.” The 2004 XC90 saw 3X as many complaints about the transmission failing as it did in its inaugural North American model year! By the following year, transmission complaints fell back in line with the 2003. That sharp spike in complaints means we recommend avoiding the 2004.

On top of transmission complaints, the 2004 XC90 also has problems with a sudden loss of power. The lucky ones are met with a “reduced engine performance” message, while others are left stranded on the side of the road waiting for a tow.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,177 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.

2004 Volvo XC90 fuel system problems

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2004 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #10

Aug 102004

XC90

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2004 Volvo XC90-strong odor of gasoline. The smell becomes more pungent after driving and filling up.

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #9

Oct 102009

XC90

  • 75,000 miles
My '04 Volvo XC90 @75K miles suddenly developed a fuel leak in the region of the fuel pump. Fuel is leaking at a steady rate (the entire tank in a few days).

- Stevenson Ranch, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 282009

XC90

  • 116,000 miles
My 2004 Volvo XC90 has a fuel leak coming from somewhere in the region of the fuel pump, hose or gas tank. I am told by the Volvo mechanic that they are seeing alot of fuel pump and fitting failures. I am also seeing online reports of other owners with same problem. And I see that the fuel pump and fittings are the same or similar that have been recalled on other Volvo models and other model years. I see you have an active investigation into this problem. Any advice" will there be a recall soon? $2000- 3000 for repair of a defective already recalled item on other vehicles seems excessive"

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

problem #7

Aug 012009

XC90

  • 60,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Fuel odor and/or fuel leakage.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #6

Aug 182009

XC90

  • 47,000 miles
Last couple of days I noticed strong gas smells in the garage. Drove the car a short distance and parked it back in the garage. Checked a couple minutes later and the garage reeked of gasoline. When I checked underneath I found gas staining the underside of the gas tank and drips on the floor.

- Casselberry, FL, USA

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problem #5

Aug 152009

XC90

  • 159,000 miles
Volvo XC90 2004 fuel pump leak at fuel tank.

- Hanford, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 302009

XC90

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

After almost 6 months of not using my vehicle and after taking it to get its mandatory maintenance, all of a sudden I was smelling gas fumes in my garage. Now I have to replace the fuel pump and pay more than $1100. It is health hazardous and danger situation and I can't believe that Volvo hasn't recalled this part after so many complaints. No injuries, fires or property damage because I took my vehicle immediately to the dealership but it could had happen since my water heater and my vehicle were in the same area.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 112008

XC90

  • 24,000 miles
Faulty fuel pump, broker fitting on inlet, leaks gas.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #2

Dec 222008

XC90

  • 61,529 miles
Fuel pump leaking causing internal gas fumes with passenger hazard and visible leaking of gasoline onto road from the pump-gas tank assembly. The fuel pump was on a warranty from state of California. However when dealer replaced fuel pump kit the pump-assembly continues to leak. Car is a 2004 xc-90 Volvo with 60K miles.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 172008

XC90

  • 49,985 miles
In March of 2008 I noticed a strong odor of gasoline in the garage were the vehicle was stored. This odor had also permeated through out the interior of the vehicle. Checked vehicle for fuel leaks and could not determine source due to quick evaporation of fuel. On March 17, 08 local dealer found leak at top of fuel tank under 2nd row seats. Replaced fuel pump and "faulty" level sensor. On March 27, 08 I returned vehicle to dealer with same problem. They tried to pacify me by saying it was residual odor and would go away with time. After inspection by dealer, it was still leaking. Solution per documentation was to replace level sensor O-ring on left side. However the tech informed me the fuel tank with pump and sending unit were all replaced. On September 16, 08 I am having the same problem again. It is back to dealer, stay tuned......

- La Verne, CA, USA

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