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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: Volvo has earned its safety-reputation on the backs of vehicles like the XC90. It's like driving a tank -- just a really comfortable, dependable one.

The XC90 comes equipped with standard Roll Stability Control, which will cut torque and apply individual brakes to stop nearly any rollover threat. In fact, to roll this thing you're really going to have to commit to it. But please don't.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,000 miles

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2009 Volvo XC90 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 202015


  • 76,000 miles


Opened trunk hatch door to put items in trunk and lifted door to the full open position, the hydraulic arms both failed and the full weight of the door fell directly onto head causing severe head injury with residual effects. No problems with trunk door prior to this.

- Hendersonville, TN, USA

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