really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2005 Volvo XC90 steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 232010

XC90 6-cyl

  • miles


I want to bring to your attention that there seems to be a problem with the Volvo XC90 2005 rack and pinion going bad. I have been searching over the internet and there are so many people that are having the same problem. There must be an inferior workmanship/component, that is causing this part to become defective for so many customers. This problem is seriously dangerous as it causes the vehicle to develop sudden steering problem causing the vehicle to shift steering uncontrollably as soon as the brakes are applies when driving over 30 mph which can result in accident. The type pf shift (pull) tends to be even more dangerous when driver 60 miles an hour and it happens in very sudden and unexpected way. I hope that you take this seriously and you arrange for Volvo to complete a recall or contact me about this as soon as possible. The consumer stated there was a lot of stiffness when driving on the highway. The problem worsened after a few weeks and the vehicle became too dangerous to drive. The consumer took the vehicle to a local mechanic and it was determined that the tie rod end was faulty. The consumer called a local dealership and was informed there was a recall on the tie rod ends, but they were replaced back in 2006. The consumer stated the replacements parts were not up to standards. The local dealer did not want to replace the defective parts, so the local mechanic shop replaced the tie rods at a cost of $401.83. Updated 06/16/10.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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