2004 Volvo XC90 Consumer Review: The worst car I've ever had

2004 Volvo XC90 - Consumer Review

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2.5T 4dr SUV (2.5L 5-cyl. Turbo AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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The worst car I've ever had
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)


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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By smokin6
on 03/28/11 18:15 PM (PDT)

I also purchashed a 2004 xc90 t6--that required a new transmission after 61000 miles and the company new that they had problems with this transmission. It is made by Gm and the new rebuilt one that was put in now has failed at 128000 miles. just 67000 miles after the install. I have spoken to the company and they are aware of the situation and have said that after 2005 they have made a number of changes to fix the problem. I am awaiting an answer on this round. I will say that other than the transmission issue, this car has been fun to drive and a very reliable car. That being said, I believe that if you spend 50000 dollars on a car you would expect that a company like Volvo would back the product and that the dealership would tell you the truth about the problems.

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