Lost All Power While Driving

2016 Volvo XC90

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Volvo dealer.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
62,750 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. engine tear down to replace cylinder or replace engine (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2016 Volvo XC90 engine problems

engine problem

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2016 Volvo XC90 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 202022

XC90 T6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,500 miles


So I have had complaints about this engine since May 2021. Did my research and plenty of people have complained about this engine and its issues. Last oil change the dealership recommended a BG Fluids complete engine and fuel system clean ($59.89) in additional to the oil change and 4,000 miles later engine failure!

- Paula B., Wauseon, OH, US

problem #1

Aug 312016

XC90 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles

On today, I was driving with my young children in our 2016 Volvo XC90 when suddenly THE INSTRUMENTATION PANEL went blank and the car SLOWED DOWN DRAMATICALLY in the middle of rush hour traffic. The car started to crawl at approximately 5-10 mph. We pulled over to the side of the road, powered off the car, restarted it and the problem still persisted. While depressing the accelerator pedal from a stop, the vehicle failed to respond and the vehicle stalled without warning. Each time we attempted to accelerate, the car failed to respond and seemed as if it were going to lose total power.

As semi-trucks and other vehicles were traveling behind us, our family vehicle was in great danger of being hit. I called Volvo On Call and they remained on the phone with us until we were able to slowly exit the interstate and drive to a secure location. The approximate maximum speed that we drove was no more than 5-10 mph. A tow service was dispatched to our location and the car was then towed to the Volvo dealership. This was a very traumatic experience for me and young children.

- flex2, Chicago, IL, US

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