really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
107,331 miles

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1998 Volvo S90 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Volvo S90 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 272010

S90 6-cyl

  • miles


S10 appropriate handling- letter from regarding Volvo problems the consumer stated the engine would race in an erratic manner for no particular reason as high as 5,000 RPM's. using the brake had no effect. The consumer stated he had to shift the vehicle in park to stop the vehicle. The consumer has since traded the vehicle.

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 062010


  • 212,994 miles
While backing into my garage on 2/6/2010, my 1998 Volvo S90 suddenly accelerated. I realized that the car was speeding and I applied the brake. Unfortunately, the car was going so fast that it crashed into a wooden platform in my garage. The platform and my car were severely damaged. The platform has been repaired; but my car was totaled (>$5000 in damages). I have contacted my local Volvo dealer and Volvo customer car and notified them of the problem.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 022008

S90 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Volvo S90. The gear shift became stuck when the contact attempted to drive the vehicle in reverse. She pressed the gear release button and placed the vehicle into reverse. The vehicle surged forward and crashed into the garage wall and then into the house. The vehicle, garage wall, and house were damaged. There were no injuries. The dealer has not been notified. The speed was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 109,000.

- Centre, AL, USA

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