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 — Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Park/Neutral Start Switch 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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,600 miles

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2007 Volvo XC90 transmission problems

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2007 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 072007

XC90 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,600 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Volvo XC90. On October 7, 2007, the contact's daughter accidentally pulled the gear shift while climbing into the back seat of the vehicle. As a result, the vehicle rolled out of the driveway. The engine was not running and the keys were not in the ignition. The contact's husband was able to get in the vehicle and place it in park without a crash. The contact stated that when the engine is not running, she could still shift through all the gears without depressing the brake pedal. Also, while the vehicle is placed in drive, the contact can turn the vehicle off and remove the key from the ignition. Bill casey, a representative from the Volvo manufacturer, warned her that if she filed a complaint with NHTSA, she better hire an attorney because Volvo would not provide assistance. He also stated that her vehicle was possibly a lemon and, if she did not report the failure to NHTSA, Volvo would do whatever it takes to rectify the situation. This even includes providing her with a new vehicle. The contact has a video tape of the gear failure. The current mileage was 8,000 and failure mileage was 7,600. Updated 01/11/08.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

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