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1.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
111,143 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Volvo XC90 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #10

Dec 042015

XC90

  • 121,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Volvo XC90. The contact stated that while driving the vehicle at various speeds, there was a strong fuel odor coming from the vehicle. In addition, the contact stated there was fuel leaking from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was driven to the dealer and an independent mechanic on three different occasions where the remedy failed. The vehicle was diagnosed and determined that was the fuel line. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 121,000.

- West Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #9

Dec 282015

XC90

  • 131,792 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Volvo XC90. During an inspection, the technician diagnosed that the vehicle had a strong odor of fuel near the engine. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact believed that the vehicle may be included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V483000 (fuel system, gasoline); however, the VIN was excluded. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 131,792.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #8

May 012015

XC90

  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Volvo XC90. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, a fuel odor emitted from the rear of the vehicle as the vehicle lost power and the check engine warning light illuminated. The contact also mentioned that fuel was leaking from the vehicle. In addition, the contact stated that after the vehicle was restarted, the fuel odor recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel line needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 113,000.

- Patterson, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 012015

XC90

  • 187,400 miles

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

There is a recall dated March 2010 for 2003-2005 XC90 for fuel system problems, I am having problems with my car having problems running. Engine analysis shows code po087and P0089, fuel pressure regulator. Car will not continue to run while driving with less than 3/4 full tank.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #6

Dec 172014

XC90

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Volvo XC90. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated. In addition, the vehicle jerked and stalled while driving. The vehicle was taken to a independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump injector needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Lynn, MA, USA

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problem #5

Jun 162014

XC90

  • 90,000 miles
2005 XC90 V8 stalled in traffic. Would not restart, but starter would crank. Fuel pump controller was found to be internally corroded and filled with dried salt. This controller is mounted forward of the right rear wheel well. Many instances of this controller failing due to salt / moisture ingress have been reported by other owners. The controller was relocated to the inside of the vehicle some model years later.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 302014

XC90 5-cyl

  • 115,000 miles

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

Driving at approximately 40 mph, the check engine and oil warning lights appeared. The car completely died while I was on the road. The steering wheel and brakes froze up and the speed decreased to barely nothing. I could get the car to just make it off the road safely because I could not turn the wheel or use the brakes well. Thought it was my oil so I was able to get someone to add oil to it while on side of busy road. Started car up fine and drove for 5 more days until it happened again. Got it towed to mechanic who changed the fuel pump. Other electrical problems arouse while mechanic had it so brought to Volvo who says I need a new control electric module in my car.

- Raynham, MA, USA

problem #3

Feb 032014

XC90

  • miles
This car has been a constant problem - I am the original owner and the cost to repair is extremely high.. I am a recent widow and a single mother of 3 children on a fixed income... I am so tired of this car being so unreliable and the repair costs are bankrupting me. I have no where to turn this car has been a lemon from day one and the manufacturer and dealer could care less.

- Glen Mills , PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 032013

XC90 5-cyl

  • 150,239 miles
Was driving on free way, as I was accelerating I lost all power and steering.. the engine stalled out and I had to veer off to side so that I wouldn't cause an accident.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 072012

XC90

  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Volvo XC90. The contact stated that the interior of the vehicle smelled of gasoline and had stalled on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnose that the fuel pump needed to be replaced. The dealer notified the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V483000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump). The failure and current mileage was 105,000.

- Ringgold, GA, USA

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