2009 Volvo XC90 electrical NHTSA complaints: Electrical System

NHTSA — Electrical System Problems

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CarComplaints.com Notes: Volvo has earned its safety-reputation on the backs of vehicles like the XC90. It's like driving a tank -- just a really comfortable, dependable one.

The XC90 comes equipped with standard Roll Stability Control, which will cut torque and apply individual brakes to stop nearly any rollover threat. In fact, to roll this thing you're really going to have to commit to it. But please don't.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,547 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Volvo XC90 electrical problems

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2009 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 112015


  • 94,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Volvo XC90. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not able to restart. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The contact was unaware of the repairs that were performed on the vehicle. The failure recurred and a fuse was replaced; however, the failure recurred and the ECM module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 94,000. The VIN was not available.

- Mililani, HI, USA

problem #2

Apr 112014

XC90 6-cyl

  • 58,640 miles
During switching off ignition a warning light was visible, on turning on ignition again multiple faults registered on the instrument cluster.no issues prior to this fault occurred. List of faults noticed: 1: SRS warning light (instrument cluster notification) 2: ABS failure (instrument cluster notification) 3: passenger airbag off (instrument cluster notification) 4: passenger airbag fault-service required (instrument cluster notification) 5: passenger electrical assist seat not working 5: hazard lights only work when ignition is on 6: vehicle cannot lock or unlock 7: rear tail lights stay on continuously even after removal of ignition key. 8: no brake lights 9: no turn right signals (back or front) 10: Headlight fault (instrument cluster notification) 11: Rev counter not aligned correctly, sits at 6:00 while vehicle is off. 12: rev counter rests at 7000rpm on engine idle and continues clockwise. 13: engine will not pass 4000rpm 14: Engine stopped enroute to Volvo dealership traveling at 65mph with loss of power steering and brake assist. Vehicle was able to re start after coming to complete stop. 15: trip computer does not register miles traveled. 16: miles left till empty shows 9999.

- Boerne, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 012010


  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Volvo XC90. The contact stated that the vehicle had been sitting idle for four days. After four days, the contact attempted to start the vehicle but to no avail. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis however the electrical drain could not be located. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 32,000 and the current mileage was 41,000.

- Columbia, MD, USA

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