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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,385 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.

2005 Volvo XC90 fuel system problems

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2005 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #8

Mar 152014

XC90 5-cyl

  • 120,000 miles


Was starting to accelerate after a red traffic light when the engine suddenly died and car stopped right in the middle of traffic. Car would not start again. Battery was good, started worked good but it sounded like no gas was getting to the engine. Being stuck in the middle of traffic, I was pushed by the car behind me to a safe location out of traffic. Towed car to shop and still investigating the failure.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #7

Oct 062011

XC90 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 131,244 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Volvo XC90. The contact stated that the check engine warning light was illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact stated that he took the vehicle to a mechanic for inspection where they advised that the fuel pump module needed to be replaced. The contact notified the dealer three times but they did not complete the repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 9/4/13

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #6

Mar 012011

XC90 5-cyl

  • miles
When I fill my tank up all the way my gasoline only lasts about 150 miles. The gas has got to be leaking somewhere!!! I have to fill my tank up several times a week.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #5

Jan 112012

XC90 5-cyl

  • 71,000 miles


Strong fuel odor within cabin after fuel fillup, there is a recall on fuel pumps due to fire risk on this exact model, just not on my vehicle. Should I wait for a fire before a recall is issued?

- Livingson, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jul 012011


  • 93,834 miles
I'd like to add my complaint to the list of those already reporting the abrupt loss of all electronics, including windshield wipers and all dashboard gauges, during a rainstorm. My issue was also identified as a prematurely corroded central electronic module (cem) caused by a design flaw allowing water to access the cem connector. I'm shocked to find out Volvo knew about this in 2005, well within the warranty period for most of these affected vehicles, and did nothing to correct or even alert their owners. I urge the NHTSA to revisit their investigation, and force a recall if Volvo continues to refuse. I can assure you as a driver during this event, this is indeed a safety issue, and I hope we aren't waiting for enough injuries or deaths before you get to that obvious conclusion.

- Champlin, MN, USA

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problem #3

Apr 202010


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Volvo XC90. While driving approximately 70 mph, the vehicle began to jerk excessively with a substantial loss of engine power. The contact was able to maneuver to the side of the road as the engine stalled. In addition, the contact noticed a strong odor of fuel both inside and outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the fuel pump was replaced. The similar failure recurred and the fuel pump was replaced three different times. There was a recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 09V483000 (fuel system, gasoline:delivery:fuel pump). The contact experienced the identical failure as mentioned in the recall yet the VIN was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 50,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Hartsville, SC, USA

problem #2

Jan 202011


  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Volvo XC90. The contact stated that fuel was leaking from the fuel tank when he was driving 25 mph. The contact referenced recall 09V483000 (fuel system, gasoline: Delivery: Fuel pump) but was informed by the manufacturer that the vehicle was not included. The failure mileage was 64,000.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #1

Feb 152010


  • 105,000 miles
My car stalls while driving. When checked out by dealership they identified problems with the fuel pump. On your web site there is a recall for 2005 Volvo XC90, which my car. However, Volvo is declining my request to fix the fuel pump.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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