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NHTSA — Exterior Lighting Problems


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,000 miles

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2006 Volvo XC90 lights problems

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2006 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 172011


  • 52,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Volvo XC90. The contact stated that the headlights had malfunctioned and would not illuminate. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer and they advised her that the comfort electronic module (cem) would need to be replaced. In addition, the vehicle stalled several times without warning. After the diagnosis, the technician advised that the cem also was the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 52,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 142010


  • 40,000 miles
2006 Volvo XC90 headlamp failure. Wa.state Volvo rep. Denies intermittent headlamp failure exists. This is a huge safety issue. The Volvo headlights just fail when the vehicle is being driven! I and many others approx.93,487 owner's of this vehicle have spent thousands of dollars having Volvo service dealer's unable to correct the serious problem. This should be a priority safety recall and Volvo should immediately send out a service bulletin to all dealerships. Apparently Volvo does know this problem exists and has purposely chosen to not correct the problem or to acknowledge the serious safety issue. Volvo owner's are at risk of serious injury or death. While driving the Volvo the headlamps flicker and fail. The driver usually a mother with children in the car is suddenly plunged into darkness at any given speed and at night. Please help all of us mothers who believe we made the best decision to provide" safety first" for our family's. this needs to be a priority safety recall. Having the headlights fail while driving is putting innocent lives in grave danger.

- Black Diamond , WA, USA

problem #1

Sep 152010


  • 40,000 miles
Intermittent lighting failure in the Volvo XC90 2006 model. The headlamps just fail. Volvos are supposed to be safe. My family and I could have been seriously injured or worse. I have spent thousands of dollars to fix the issue and I still have the problem. I can not drive at dusk or at night because of this.

- Black Diamond Wa 98010, WA, USA

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