really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,328 miles

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2005 Volvo XC90 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #3

Jan 112008

XC90 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving on the freeway, the instrument panel went dak, signals stopped working, stereo and other electrical devices quit working. The car still ran. The dealer has been unable to detect and fix the problems after one week and does not know when and states that the problem is in the central computer. On three other occasion this car has been to volve dealer for computer system upgrade; once for idling erratically, once for passenger side window not stopping when it reached maximum closure height and once for stereo system not ejecting cds.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #2

Feb 282007

XC90 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2005 Volvo X90. While driving 10 mph smoke came from under the hood. There were no warning indicators. The vehicle was pulled over, and the fire was extinguished by the fire department. The cause of the fire was undetermined. The failure mileage was 23,000. There were no injuries. The vehicle was destroyed. A fire report filed, and the contact has pictures.

- Old Greenwich, CT, USA

problem #1

Feb 282007

XC90 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,950 miles
I was driving my 2005 Volvo XC90 AWD a from my home to work(about 20 miles) when I was parking the car on a parking lot, I noticed smoke coming from under the hood. The next moment I saw a little fire coming from under the hood. I stopped the car and got out. The fire was getting bigger and bigger. I immediately called 911. By the time the fire engine arrived the car was in flames, and the front windshield cracked and fell inside the car. The front seats and my personal property were burned.

- Old Greenwich, CT, USA

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