Notes: The 2007 XC90 got a facelift -- the good kind, not the "hollywood" kind -- and has so far not had the same transmission problems that a few owners of previous model years have complained about.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,833 miles

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2007 Volvo XC90 lights problems

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2007 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 282015


  • 103,000 miles


In a nutshell: At approximately 8:35 Wednesday morning (October 28th), my Volvo XC90 spontaneously caught fire in the pouring rain. I was in the car at the time. Thankfully nobody was hurt. Toronto fire services and toronto police services both attended the scene. The most frightening part of this incident is the fact that it was completely spontaneous and very close to the gas tank! obviously it was the result of an electrical malfunction. Thankfully another driver alerted me to the fact that my car was on fire - as it was not apparent to me - and I was able to leave the vehicle safely. I shudder to think of the potentially fatal gas explosion which would have followed, had we not been able to extinguish the fire as quickly as we did. Please see link with videos and photos of the incident and resulting damage: Https://

- North York, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 282012

XC90 6-cyl

  • 91,500 miles
The headlights started to flicker a few months ago. At first I thought I was imagining it until they started to briefly blink, I still was not sure it was happening. Tonight, as I was driving home, the lights abruptly turned off. I stopped the car as I was driving with no headlights and noticed a warning light that said low beam failure. I turned the car off and back on and the headlights started to work again. On the 30 minute drive home, the headlights would blink off and on; sometimes one would work, sometimes neither would work. Very unsafe!!! I'm very upset to read that this is a known complaint and Volvo has not addressed the problem. When the headlights turned off in the dark, I had both of my children in the car with me. It's horrible they would allow this known problem to go unresolved. That's playing with people's lives.

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #1

Nov 182011


  • 60,000 miles
The driver side low beam headlight keeps melting the plastic connector. I have replaced the connector and had all the wiring and other components checked on 3 different occasions. The dealer says nothing can be done to fix this issue. It is ridiculous that a luxury brand like Volvo is very aware of this issue and does nothing to alleviate the problem.

- Hiltons, VA, USA

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