2004 Volvo XC90 Consumer Review: Everything breaks! Marked low

2004 Volvo XC90 - Consumer Review

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T6 4dr SUV (2.9L 6-cyl. Twin-turbo AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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Everything breaks! Marked low to bring it's ratings down!
By lane11 on


2004 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD 4dr SUV (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 4A)


Wow, this is a great car to drive, unfortunately, everything breaks on it.
I normally don't post, but I just had to register to let people know.
Here is the short list of things:
2004 T6, first owner: Front (both) and rear (both x 2) shock mounts (not shocks, the stupid plastic pieces they put in there). Motors in the dash for the air. Replaced two of them now.
$$$ Driver window motor.
The rain drains on the roof got plugged up, when they overflow, it goes onto one of the computers on the driver side.
Turbo is now dead $2000, and the traction/stability computer is dead.
Rear wheel bearings $$ plus the tires they ruined.
I won't own another volvo, ever.

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Crush all of them. I was actually yelling in the service center that the shock mounts (getting replaced for the second time in 60K miles) was completely unacceptable and that's not a "normal" wear item on any other car in the world. The motors in the dash going out that direct airflow. Are you kidding? We have had two failures. I think people don't even know that half these things are broken. Dash motor, makes a "burring" noise when it's moving. Shock mounts make a clunking noise when going over small bumps slow. Rear bearing, humming noise, turbo is a loud burring metallic sound under the hood when you take off, usually turning. Everything else gives you a "spend $$" message on dash
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