hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,292 miles

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2005 Volvo XC90 steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 082016


  • 0 miles


My steering doesn't work all the time and it is becoming more difficult to turn the wheel when driving.

- Milton, MA, USA

problem #4

Mar 192014


  • 139,419 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Volvo XC90. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the vehicle would jerk and the turning signals failed. The contact stated that the electronic power steering system, SRS air bag service, anti-skid, and the immobilizer warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the central electronic module, rack and pinion nut, and pinion shaft needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 139,419.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #3

Dec 122013

XC90 6-cyl

  • 11,700 miles
I bought this car at 12/12/2013 when I test drove the car the dealer had the radio on and I never suspected any noise at the time.after I bought the car I kept hearing this knocking noise at first I thought is was the ski rack making the noise then when my husband drove it he said it was coming from the tires so I took the car to my mechanic and he check it a out and found multiple problems the suspension, inner tie rods, axles, sway bar, steering, bushings etc his reply was how did this car pass inspection with all the problems available take the car back and ask the dealer to fix the problems.I took the car back and ask the dealer to comply they would not I told them they had received a faulty inspections on the car so I took it to another mechanic same response. I then called the safety inspectors and they came out to check out the car and found nothing. I then took it to another dealer and they reported the same problems and added a cracked engine mount. I then asked the inspector to come and look at all the things that Volvo found that the safety inspectors missed he agreed and saw but only wrote a report I still have a broke car that was faulty inspected. I want the dealer to fix my problem and they have refused I could sue them for getting a faulty inspection and selling a lemon but I fell like I am stuck I need to know what to do from here I have already paid for several things the rack and pinion is the most important I have to fix but expensive and the bushings and tie rods are going to be the next thing I repair I really don't have the money to fix them I am paying $7000 for a used car and I fell that the dealer and the inspectors are crooks and used a faulty inspection to sell a broke car please help.

- Manassas, VA, USA

problem #2

Feb 032013

XC90 5-cyl

  • 150,239 miles
Was driving on free way, as I was accelerating I lost all power and steering.. the engine stalled out and I had to veer off to side so that I wouldn't cause an accident.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #1

Oct 142005

XC90 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
At time of purchase, a vibration from the front of vehicle occurs upon turning, manufacturer replaced entire steering assembly after 5K miles. Other Volvo XC90 owners have had similar problems and repairs of steering assembly at this time I would like to bring the issue to nstb as it may reflect potential safety issues if not repaired.

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

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