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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,640 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.

2009 Volvo XC90 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 112014

XC90 6-cyl

  • 58,640 miles


During switching off ignition a warning light was visible, on turning on ignition again multiple faults registered on the instrument issues prior to this fault occurred. List of faults noticed: 1: SRS warning light (instrument cluster notification) 2: ABS failure (instrument cluster notification) 3: passenger airbag off (instrument cluster notification) 4: passenger airbag fault-service required (instrument cluster notification) 5: passenger electrical assist seat not working 5: hazard lights only work when ignition is on 6: vehicle cannot lock or unlock 7: rear tail lights stay on continuously even after removal of ignition key. 8: no brake lights 9: no turn right signals (back or front) 10: Headlight fault (instrument cluster notification) 11: Rev counter not aligned correctly, sits at 6:00 while vehicle is off. 12: rev counter rests at 7000rpm on engine idle and continues clockwise. 13: engine will not pass 4000rpm 14: Engine stopped enroute to Volvo dealership traveling at 65mph with loss of power steering and brake assist. Vehicle was able to re start after coming to complete stop. 15: trip computer does not register miles traveled. 16: miles left till empty shows 9999.

- Boerne, TX, USA

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