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2004 Volvo XC90

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The worst car I've ever had
6 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By universaltaste
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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We have a 2004 Volvo XC90 that required our transmission replace 22 months ago with a 4K bill attached to it, then just last week had to have it towed in again.
The first time we did not have our vehicle for 3 weeks, and now again one week has passed already.
They claim fluid leaked causing severe damage to the car and now the transmission not only needs to be replaced again, but also the radiator, axle shaft, oil cooler, oil line and a host of others to the tune of $7331.90.
The car currently has 122K miles, and the last time the transmission was replaced is was well under 100K miles.

The dealer has even told me over the phone this fluid leaking a “known problem


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STAY AWAY, YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!!!


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2004 Volvo XC90 Transmission Issues
19 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By FIOSWA
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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I have an 04 Volvo XC90 and had the bad experience of the Transmission Service Urgent light coming on and the vehicle putting itself into "limp mode" to stop further damage. Of all the blogs I read after this happened, most of them had negative outcomes as far as support from Volvo. I had a great experience and wanted to share that Volvo covered 100% of my damages. I am getting a new transmission, new radiator and new lines installed. I called Volvo's customer service line. I was assigned a customer care rep that was extremely pleasant and helpful. She worked with the Volvo dealer and I had a response in 2 hours of the 100% coverage including the diagnostic fee. Volvo: 1-800-458-1552


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Love my car, so happy it will be fixed and running well again. It had 85k miles on it and the extended warranty had expired 4 months prior to the transmission failure. If you have a bad tranny you also need new lines and a new radiator because the trans fluid has been leaking into the radiator.


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The Volvo dealer stated it was the 04 and 05 tranny's that were bad. They have since fixed the issue and are willing to look at each case of bad transmissions to see if they are willing to provide "goodwill assistance", which they did for me. Otherwise it would have been over $8k in damages. Than


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Good Car
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Jackchez
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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We have the 2.5L turbo. It has been very good with only minor repairs. Tires and front brakes at 45000 miles. I dont know why others say tires every 22000 miles. A pleasure to drive and will keep it for another 10 years!


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Good mileage. HWY 25+MPG


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Volvo is Swedish for junk
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Sucker Punched
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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Volvo is Swedish for junk. Worst car I have ever owned. Horrible service - Constantly breaking down. Needs a new transmission at less than 60,000 miles. New Turbo's. New head gasket. Burns through tires, oil, and brake pads, latches and locks have broken. If you are looking to be unhappy about your ride it is the car for you! Remember, friends don't let friends by Volvos! If you buy one of these cars there is one of you born every second (sucker) otherwise Volvo would go the way of Dodo bird.


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Putting it in a junk yard and never seeing it again!


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As I can attest the best improvement is to save yourself the grief and not buy a Volvo. This and as far as I can tell all Volvo's are horrible cars!


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Would you believe?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By nick B
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


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From the beginning gas leak inside the car repaired by dealer. General western warranty all but worthless on most costly parts. Spring seats not covered. Electronic module not covered ABS not covered. Cost thousand of dollars. Every maintenance check is $400 or more, and you must maintain or waste warranty. Is that reliability in our auto world today?


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