Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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NHTSA — Electrical System: Battery Problems Seal Of Pretty Good Notes: The 2007 XC90 got a facelift -- the good kind, not the "hollywood" kind -- and has so far not had the same transmission problems that a few owners of previous model years have complained about.


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

2007 Volvo XC90 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2007 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 312007

XC90 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


On October 31st of this year our 2007 Volvo XC90 caught fire near the rear hatch. My wife, who normally drives this vehicle, was unable to start the car on her first attempt. It appeared that the battery was dead. After a couple of more attempts the car did start but, a check engine signal appeared. At this point she decided not to drive the car and left it at home. I came home at lunch and after a couple of attempts the car did start. I left the car running for a few minutes after which time smoke starting filling up the passenger compartment. The source of the fire seemed to be coming from the rear of the car. I looked under and around the car but, there was no obvious source of a fire. I opened the rear hatch and saw fire coming from under the rear jump seats. I immediately put out the fire with a fire extinguisher and called for a tow truck. The car was taken to a Volvo dealership in bristol, tn. The next day I went to the dealer in bristol and examined the car with the service manager. It was apparent that the fire had started around the battery compartment in the rear of the car under the back seats. At this point I have not had any response from Volvo as to the cause of their plan for repairing the vehicle. Their is severe burn damage to the rear seats, flooring material and obvious smoke damage to the interior.

- Jonesborough, TN, USA

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