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.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2004 Volvo XC90 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 262007

(reported on)

XC90

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

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

Every winter, my 2004 X90 has a problem with the driver side window not staying on track. When the weather turns cold, the window does not go all the way down and will not close as it should. The mechanics of the window appear to malfunction when trying to close the window; it almost seems as it the power propelling the window up is dying out. I have had this problem addressed on three separate occassions, every year since owning the vehicle and the problem has returned. The dealership has done nothing to investigate the underlying cause of the problem; all they do is recalibrate, reset the window.

- , Annapolis, MD, USA

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