definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,300 miles

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2003 Volvo XC90 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 172004

XC90 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,300 miles


Right rear wheel bearing failed. Symptoms were that the vehicle would not accelerate over 35 mph. Dashboard warning light indicated that vehicle was at risk of tipping. Car was stranded on highway while returning from vacation some 400 miles from home. Was able to limp off and invoke Volvo roadside assistance program. Vehicle was towed to dealer within 30 minutes. Dealer was unable to diagnose problem for 2 days because no fault information was provided by on-board diagnostic computer. Initial suspicion was a fuel pressure problem. Dealer eventually determined that right rear wheel bearing failed, which caused ABS system fault, which signaled engine not to exceed 35 mph. Bearing replaced. Still working through details with my local dealer and Volvo zone rep. I have also experienced many of the electrical, turbo back-pressure "howl", and fit-and-finish problems (loose moldings, driver's door handled) that have been referenced by others. Not what I expected for a vehicle in this category.

- Fairport, NY, USA

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