hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,000 miles

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2006 Volvo XC90 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 092015


  • 113,000 miles


Have researched this car after I bought it used from a small dealership and seems like a large problem with all types of Volvo's. I had my car for a couple days, shop noticed there was an oil leak. Turned out to be the rear main seal. Dealership would not fix it even though it was within warranty. Saved up for 2 months straight to pay $1100 cash out of pocket to get it fixed by my personal mechanic. Right before I took it in to get the work done, the transmission was shifting hard while driving in city. Highway it was fine. Had the seal replaced, transmission flushed before putting back together thinking it would solve problem. Nope! so I saved up once again to go to the actual Volvo dealership and pay $200 out of pocket for a reflash ed and software update on the transmission. Didn't work! looked up other possible problems that could be causing transmission to shift weird...numerous complaints online about other petes Volvo's doing the same thing! so why hasn't Volvo done a recall on this transmission? it's a matter of time before I myself or someone else is driving and the thing slams into park or any other gear and cause an accident. I'm scared to drive my own car and I'm to the point where I can't dump anymore money into it and have to trade it in for a different car. Please help and make Volvo recall the transmissions before myself or my husband and 2 kids die because of their negligence!!

- Tolleson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 032011


  • 43,000 miles
Driving in heavy rain, cruise control fails, car gets stuck in 5th gear, lighting failure, car says in drive when in park, anti-skid service light comes on, check engine light comes on. Had to be towed back to the dealer when they test drove it. Very dangerous situation, two kids in the car and bought the car for its safety rating. Will cost $2500 to repair.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

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