hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
130,000 miles

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problem #2

Oct 012017

XC90 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Volvo XC90. While driving various speeds, the vehicle would pull to the right. The vehicle was taken to crippen Volvo (8300 w. saginaw hwy, lansing, mi), but the failure could not be duplicated. Approximately one month later, while driving 70 mph, the vehicle suddenly pulled hard to the right and the driver nearly lost control of the steering. After stopping the vehicle, it was discovered that the front passenger side tie rod ball joint failed and the wheels were not properly positioned. The vehicle was towed to an unknown dealer and the tie rod was damaged. The contact indicated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06V155000 (steering) although the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. Also, on several occasions, the vehicle could not be immediately started. While driving various speeds, the vehicle would suddenly shut off and caused the power steering and power brakes to become inoperable. The cause of the failures was not determined. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Henderson, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 052013

XC90 5-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
I have had multiple issues with the suspension of this car in the past two years.- up until recently, these were the only problems I had with the car. First the strut engine mount brace and torque rods needed replacing, then at 155,000 I needed to have the front ball joint, control arms and bushings replaced. At 158,000 I had to replace the right rear knuckle and wheel bearings. Now at 189,000 I have a problem with my outer tie rods. I had just thought these were expected wear and tear for a high mileage vehicle, but I saw that there had been recalls for failures of these parts in some versions of my car. I checked with Volvo and they claimed that my VIN was not included in these recalls. But I do find it suspicious that I now am having the same issues that so many "other versions" of my model and year vehicle had. Should my car have been included in the recalls" how do they determine which ones have a problem and which ones do not" thanks

- La Porte, IN, USA